Richie Mccaw

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Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has been part of the negotiation process with the seven players whose IRFU central contracts expired this summer. File photograph: PA

Different time, different head coach, wildly contrasting results. For numerous reasons. Beating Scotland and England would fatten up statistics that (...)

Alun Wyn Jones will captain Wales in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Wayne Pivac says he would be disappointed if there was no pressure as Wales prepare to launch their Autumn Nations Cup campaign. Wales face opening o(...)

 Iain Henderson during Ireland training at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland will likely welcome an infusion of a few fresh faces for this Friday’s Autumn Nations Cup opener against Wales in the Aviva Stadium (7pm) and (...)

Garry Ringrose: sustained a broken jaw in Saturday’s 50-17 win over Italy and so will miss the game against France in Paris next Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/EPA

The scale of the task facing Ireland in an empty Stade de France next Saturday night was laid bare by France’s friendly win over Wales on Saturday nig(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton with his World Rugby Player of the Year 2018 award. File photograph: Inpho

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is one of eight nominees for World Rugby’s Player of the Decade award. The other nominees are Richie McCaw, Tierry Dusat(...)

 Marcus Rashford has been awarded an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: PA

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford has been made an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the UK during the coronavirus pandem(...)

Wales’ scrumhalf  Mike Phillips celebrates as a dejected Paul O’Connell, Mike Ross and Cian Healy of Ireland look on at the final whistle of the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Eventually you make a pact with yourself. Enough of these dazed walks up Jones’ Road as the light declines. Sam Maguire winters in Kerry or Ulster. I(...)

The French team face up to New Zealand as the latter perform the Haka before the dramatic World Cup quarter-final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

2007 Rugby World Cup quarter-final: France 20 New Zealand 18 - Millennium Stadium, Cardiff This is tricky. To begin with, to be a fan or no(...)

CJ Stander in action against England’s George Ford during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Strange days. The best-case scenario has rugby returning before summer as panic is eventually replaced by relief and even a little joy. In the likely (...)

England’s Six Nations build-up has been overshadowed by Saracens’ relegation from the Premiership for salary cap breaches. Photograph: PA

The disciplinary report that led to Saracens being relegated from the Premiership found the club’s owner, Nigel Wray, broke the rules by entering into(...)

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