Richie Mccaw

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 Johnny Sexton is engulfed by his teammates after scoring the winning  drop goal in Paris. Photograph:  Getty Images

The clock has passed the 77 minute mark. Ireland trail France by 13-12 and their goose looks cooked. Anthony Belleau is lining up a kickable penalty a(...)

 New Zealand’s  Ryan Crotty crosses the line to score the winning try in the last minute of the 2013 clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Look at the All Blacks bench from Sunday, November 24th, 2013. Today’s best player in the world, Beauden Barrett, arrived to cause serious damage. I (...)

 All Blacks’ Beauden Barrett   reacts during  the match  against the Springboks at Westpac Stadium on September 15th, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

The dream scenario. It’s November 2nd, 2019 and New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett is tanking again. Richie Mo’unga kicks his heels as hubris cements (...)

IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora at a media briefing in Sydney ahead of Ireland’s final Test match against Australia. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All roads, and the IRFU’s primary playing strategy, lead toward the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Rightly so, too. The Ireland international squad is the m(...)

Australia flanker  David Pocock  tackles Ireland hooker Rob Herring  during the first Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

Always one to march to his own beat, David Pocock has been refreshed and rejuvenated by a year’s sabbatical from the game, spent mostly on a farm by a(...)

Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton celebrates scoring a try in the Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Greed is good. When asked to describe the revival of a rugby dynasty, Rob Kearney ends up paraphrasing Gordon Gekko. A rare treat followed the most c(...)

Jamie Heaslip lifts the Heineken Cup after the win over Leicester at Murrayfield in May 2009. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jamie Heaslip will walk on the pitch before Leinster v Saracens. “Mick Dawson told me this morning they are at just south of 50,000.” Imagine they b(...)

The Ireland team celebrate winning the Grand Slam at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Consulting, farming, coaching and media darlings aplenty, here are the 2009 Grand Slammers revisited. The campaign got off to a stunning start with J(...)

John Barclay on the charge against England. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Dan Leavy may find a cautionary tale in the man seeking to stoop under his arching frame. John Barclay was the golden child – brought into Scottish tr(...)

 Sam Underhill sprints carrying a weight during an England training session held at Pennyhill Park. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

As a contrast to England’s repeated failure to find a successor at openside flanker to Neil Back one has only to look at how New Zealand coped with Ri(...)

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