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 Warren Gatland has not included Ireland head coach Andy Farrell in his Lions coaching ticket. Photograph: Getty Images

As expected, Irish head coach Andy Farrell has not been included in Warren Gatland’s coaching ticket for the proposed British and Irish Lions tour of (...)

Granted, a team of the tournament is somewhat premature given the rearranged France-Scotland game next Friday could yet decide the title and alter sel(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has been part of the negotiation process with the seven players whose IRFU central contracts expired this summer. File photograph: PA

Different time, different head coach, wildly contrasting results. For numerous reasons. Beating Scotland and England would fatten up statistics that (...)

France’s head coach Fabien Galthie and Bernard Laporte, president of the French rugby federation   (FFR). Galthie selects players he can shape and who are hungry to learn from his band of technical coaches. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

‘French flair’ is the hackneyed phrase used whenever the English-speaking rugby world tries to describe the joys of French running rugby. It implies t(...)

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate suffered knee ligament damage in the opening Six Nations game against Ireland and could be out for the season. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Wales boss Wayne Pivac must make at least four changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against Scotland. Wing Halla(...)

Antoine Dupont starred for France in their win over Italy. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Italy 10 France 50 France’s head coach Fabien Galthie offered the following assessment following the team’s victory at the Stadio Olimpico. “We were (...)

Former Lansdowne head coach Mike Ruddock. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The Ruddocks’ Celtic union was formed, naturally enough, over pints after Welsh choir practice in Dublin. The Irish bloodlines go deeper than you mig(...)

Johnny Sexton spoke recently about the excellent work being done behind the scenes.  Maybe it’s time to allow the fans to see this. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I should be writing about the Scotland game. I really should. There are plenty of angles to dive into and examine. An attack shape is developing. Cael(...)

The Ireland 10 Ross Byrne needs to have one eye on “the plan” and the other on what his gut tells him. Keep the forwards on the front foot and build pressure on the scoreboard. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell said he learned a lot about the players who played at Twickenham for the first time. Some of them became men, he said. Great to hear – a(...)

Wayne Pivac has defended the recent sacking of defence coach Byron Hayward. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Wayne Pivac has admitted his Wales setup could be perceived as “a mess” after the sacking of the defence coach, Byron Hayward, less than a year into t(...)

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