Richie Murphy

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France’s Antoine Dupont lies on the pitch after being injured during the Six Nations game  between France and Ireland at the Stade de France. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

The independent inquiries into incidents surrounding the HIA protocols during the France-Ireland game in the Stade de France are likely to continue fo(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton scores the winning drop goal at the Stade de France. Photograph: PA

Richie Murphy knew the instant the ball left Johnny Sexton’s right foot at the Stade de France on Saturday night that the drop goal had both distance (...)

Home-grown talent Tiernan O’Halloran in action for Connacht against Ulster at the  Sportsground as team-mate Niyi Adeleokun, who was born in Nigeria, looks on. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There may have been a few gasps at the breadth of Connacht’s win over Ulster in their Christmas meeting in Galway. That scalp and the possibilities fo(...)

Head Coach Joe Schmidt and Joey Carbery during training at Carton House. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s kicking and skills coach Richie Murphy has revealed that Joey Carbery, who is likely to make his first Test start at home against Fiji on Sa(...)

Joey Carbery warms up before Ireland training at Carton House. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joey Carbery is blossoming into a “special” attacking threat for Ireland, according to skills coach Richie Murphy. Assistant coach Murphy admitted I(...)

Tadhg Furlong and Dave Kilcoyne during Ireland training. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne and Leinster secondrow James Ryan both sat out Ireland training on Tuesday morning ahead of Saturday’s test match against F(...)

Munster backs’ coach Felix Jones: “I think I’ve learned more about rugby in the last 18 months than I ever did as a player.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At just 30 years of age, Felix Jones is the youngest full-time coach with any of the provincial set-ups. It’s been a rapid rise since his playing car(...)

Ireland players and management pose for a photo with sumo wrestlers at Shikoroyama-beya in Koto-ward in Tokyo. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For this dry run ahead of the 2019 World Cup, it’s long established that Paddy Jackson would feature at outhalf against Japan on Saturday at the Shizu(...)

Kicking coach Richie Murphy:  “Japan have turned themselves into a really good side. Play very fast and loose. “Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ladies and gentlemen of the Japanese media, and respected translators, may we present Richie Murphy. Ireland’s skills and kicking coach is as sound (...)

 Joey Carbery has been ruled out of the tests in Japan with an ankle injury. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Joey Carbery did not travel to Tokyo with the Ireland squad after a scan over the weekend revealed an ankle strain. This was largely expected after Ca(...)

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