Sean O Brien

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Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux has joined Toulon on a two-year deal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulon confirmed that they have signed Quinn Roux, a move that was widely forecast. Last month, the 30-year-old ended a nine-year stint in Irish rugby(...)

Jack Conan in action against  Pierre Bourgarit of La Rochelle during the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final. The Lions squad member will start for Leinster at the Sportsground. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Connacht v Leinster, Sportsground (7.35, live on Eir Sport, TG4) Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has included three players selected for the British(...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier scores a try against Lyon during a Heineken Champions Cup game at the RDS  in January 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The American racing driver Bobby Unser once observed that “success is where preparation and opportunity meet”, a maxim that easily straddles many form(...)

Johnny  Sexton celebrates scoring a  try during the 2011 final against Northampton at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever way you look at it, that was a special win, even by Leinster’s standards. To down the reigning European and English champions after falling 1(...)

Connacht  head coach Andy Friend during training ahead of his side’s clash with Leicester. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Challenge Cup Round of 16 preview: Leicester Tigers v Connacht Rugby  Saturday 8pm, Mattioli Woods Welford Road Statistics do not lie. Connacht’(...)

Andy Friend believes Connacht must avoid an arm wrestle against Leicester in Saturday night’s Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash at Welford Road. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht’s poor run of results against English Premiership sides in European rugby is just one more “hoodoo” Andy Friend’s squad must break when they (...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan and senior coach Stephen Larkham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I do not like Munster. This is my politically correct opinion. Always liked the people, love the south west coast, but not the club. The only reason (...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird dives to score ahead of Connacht’s Jack Carty. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Noel McNamara, the Leinster academy manager, tells a story about the unknown Kenyan middle distance runner torching a world class field at a Golden Le(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Scarlets at  Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Andy Watts/Inpho

Scarlets 41 Connacht 36 Connacht signed off their Guinness Pro 14 season with a loss to Scarlets, but with Champions Cup rugby achieved and a second (...)

The 2021 Six Nations Championship will be decided this weekend. Photograph: Getty Images

Permutations Wales sit proudly at the top of the Six Nations table with one fixture to play against France and for Wayne Pivac the permutations are s(...)

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