Rory Thornton

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Ulster captain Billy Burns is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring a try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Cardiff Blues at the  Kingspan Stadium in  Belfast. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 23 Cardiff Blues 14 Ulster made it three wins from four in the Pro 14, though this was a struggle to get there in a second-half performance wh(...)

Caelan Doris will start for Leinster on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Even with many of the frontline international players in a staggered comeback and still a few weeks away from playing, head coach Leo Cullen has manag(...)

 Leinster’s Sean Cronin is tackled by Justin Tipuric . Photograph: Simon King/Inpho

Ospreys 18 Leinster 20 Ross Byrne was the Leinster hero after his drop-goal sealed a dramatic 20-18 triumph over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium o(...)

Sam Warburton is no longer the captain of Wales. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

Wales boss Rob Howley hopes that Sam Warburton can “get his mojo back” after replacing him with Alun Wyn Jones as captain for this season’s Six Nation(...)

Pat Lam has made four changes to his Connacht side for Saturday’s visit of the Ospreys. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam has made four changes to his Connacht side for Saturday’s Pro 12 clash with the Ospreys. With the teams below them not playing until Sunday, (...)

Exeter Chiefs are through to the Champions Cup quarter-finals after a sensational set of results in Pool Two. Photograph: Inpho

Exeter coach Rob Baxter was left to reflect on “an incredible finale” after his team secured an unlikely place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals aft(...)

Jonathan Davies has won 48 caps for Wales and had been playing for French Top 14 club Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: PA.

Jonathan Davies is the latest leading Wales international to commit to the game at home after the Welsh Rugby Union announced yesterday that he had si(...)

Warren Gatland has named nine uncapped players in his 47-man training squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Getty

The Wales head coach Warren Gatland has turned to the Premiership as he starts preparing in earnest for the World Cup. His training squad of 47 for th(...)

 Paddy Butler scores Munster’s  third try in the Guinness Pro 12 play-off at  Thomond Park. Photo:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 21 Ospreys 18 Wild celebrations yes, but relief wasn’t the half of it as Munster nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory before then s(...)

Peter O’Mahony returns to the Munster side for their Pro 12 play-off semi-final against the Ospreys. Photogrpah: Inpho

Captain Peter O’Mahony and Simon Zebo both return to the Munster side for their Pro 12 semi final against Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Mahon(...)

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