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A Covid-19 public information leaflet at Tullamore Rugby Club in Offaly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When the IRFU announced last Friday that the 2019-20 club/domestic game was being abandoned for the season this news was soon overtaken later in the d(...)

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 (...)

Mike Haley: The 25-year old leads the way in defenders beaten (23), metres gained (540) and also offloads (10).  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster face an important game in the context of the Guinness Pro14 race to the playoffs when they host the Scarlets at Thomond Park on Saturday. The(...)

England are back in contention for the 2020 Six Nations after Sunday’s crushing win over Ireland. Photograph: EPA

Redemption day; Eyes on the prize; Turbo-charged England back to their best; England land a KO to rekindle Six Nations bid. A selection of Monday mor(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander loses his jersey in a scuffle with Maro Itoje of England during the Six nations game at Twickenham. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

England 24 Ireland 12 It says everything about this one-sided affair that, in truth, the final scoreline assuredly flattered Ireland, for if either t(...)

A lineout during Ireland’s heavy defeat to England at Twickenham last August. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

England v Ireland, Twickenham, Sunday 3pm. On TV: Live on Virgin Media TV and ITV. This should be instructive. Over the course of the pivotal third (...)

 Ireland’s previous visit to Twickenham did not go to plan, but expectations are high ahead of Sunday’s clash. Photograph: Getty Images

After a well deserved week off, the Six Nations returns this weekend, and Ireland are faced with the small matter of a trip to play England at Twicken(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell at Wednesday’s training session at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in  Blanchardstown. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bono didn’t so much sing as test the Irish waters by riffing some new lyrics. Rugby news first: Andy Farrell’s Ireland head to Twickenham with an unc(...)

 Caelan Doris is likely to be restored to the replacements in the only change to the match-day 23. Photo: Inpho

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it is likely to be the attitude of Andy Farrell and his assistant coaches when he unveils his starting XV and replacements(...)

 Johnny Sexton  and his son Luca leave the pitch after the game. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Captaincy is a heavy assignment. The sight of Peter O’Mahony introducing Irish players to President Michael D Higgins sent a fissure of concern around(...)

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