Romain Poite

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Johnny Sexton will be braced for a sterner challenge against the All Blacks on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Don’t expect it next week, when New Zealand breeze into this neck of the woods. But we’ve just seen that it can be done.The Aviva Stadium saw Ireland (...)

Johnny Sexton’s boots bearing the initials of his wife and children. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On a day of milestones, Johnny Sexton’s 100th cap, Tadhg Furlong’s 50th, replacement hooker Dan Sheehan was given the opportunity to describe what it (...)

Ken Owens starts at hooker in Saturday’s deciding Test match against the Springboks. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Ken Owens has been there and bought the t-shirt. Since making his international debut almost a decade ago, he has played 86 Tests, taken part in three(...)

Bundee Aki during the British & Irish Lions captain’s run at   Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

British and Irish Lions v Japan Murrayfield, today, 3pm Live on Channel 4 Four years on from that bizarre endgame in Auckland which completed the dra(...)

Ireland’s Bundee Aki leaves the field after being shown a red card by referee Mathieu Raynal. Photograph: Inpho

“I’m sure I’ll wake up soon, it will be Monday all over again and nothing will have even started.” The gist of trainer Henry de Bromhead’s words, aft(...)

Damian Penaud dots down to score a try for France against England at Twickenham during the  2021 Guinness Six Nations. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Try of the tournament Damien Penaud (France v England, Twickenham, round 4) That rarity, a first phase, set-piece try. Gaël Fickou raced onto Julien(...)

Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki celebrate Ireland’s 32-18 win over England at the Aviva stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

If there was an ideal time for Ireland to produce their best performance of the tournament, then no better moment than against England at home and on (...)

Referee Romain Poite awards Ireland a late penalty during the Six Nations game against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The huge sense of relief could be felt all the way from Murrayfield. Thanks to a mighty maximum-pressure penalty from Johnny Sexton, Ireland snatched(...)

Louis Rees-Zammit of Wales knocks on  during the Six Nations match against England at the Principality Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

A recent High Court judgment got me thinking. Anyone who sits on that exalted bench has a profound knowledge of the laws of the land, of precedents an(...)

Referee  Pascal Gaüzère gestures during the Six Nations game between Wales and England at the Principlality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Despite my impassioned plea to the sports editor for a two-page spread to discuss the goings-on last Saturday, no dice. Let’s go to Cardiff. The mat(...)

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