Safi N Diaye

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 Johnny Sexton is engulfed by his teammates after scoring the winning  drop goal in Paris. Photograph:  Getty Images

The clock has passed the 77 minute mark. Ireland trail France by 13-12 and their goose looks cooked. Anthony Belleau is lining up a kickable penalty a(...)

 Conor Murray  was not included on World Rugby’s player of the year shortlist. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s Conor Murray was a notable absentee when the nominees for World Rugby’s player of the year award were announced on Monday. Five players ha(...)

France’s Julie Annery is tackled by England’s Sarah Bern. Annery crosses the line but the try is disallowed. Photograph: Getty Images

France may have saved the Women’s Rugby World Cup from mediocrity and duopoly but the Black Ferns and Red Roses will contest this Saturday’s final at (...)

Portia Woodman of New Zealand breaks clear from Lindsay Varty of Hong Kong to score a try during their pool match in UCD on August 13th.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Here comes the serious and perhaps, finally, the competitive rugby at this World Cup. England, New Zealand and France all breezed through the round-(...)

 Ireland’s Jenny Murphy and Alison Miller are dejected after defeat to France. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 5 France 10 “You can’t charge people €10 to stand in the rain for an hour with their children,” said one of the 2,100 crowd. “This is Te(...)

2014 Women's Rugby World Cup Semi-Final, Stade Jean Bouin, Paris, France 13/8/2014Ireland vs EnglandNiamh Briggs applauds the Ireland fans after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Where to start? Wednesday’s defeat to England made for grim viewing, in stark contrast to the marvellous shock of Canada overcoming France thanks to a(...)

2014 Women's Rugby World Cup Pool B, FFR Headquarters, Marcoussis, Paris, France 5/8/2014Ireland vs New ZealandIreland's Niamh Briggs celebrates after the gameMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland’s Niamh Briggs is among four nominees for the IRB women’s rugbyworld player of the year.The full-back, who will be in action in the World Cup(...)

 Safi N’Diaye (second right), will be a key player for France in tonight’s Women’s Six Nations game against Ireland in Pau. Photograph:   Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland must win tonight by at least 20 points – anything less and they would need five tries while conceding no(...)