Shaun Payne

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David Wallace in action for Munster against Gloucester in the Heineken Cup quarter-final in April 2008. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

David Wallace was an ever-present in Munster’s 2005-06 and 2007-08 Heineken Cup-winning campaigns, since when they have failed to lift the trophy desp(...)

 Thoroughly vindicated: Iain Henderson scores Ireland’s  try against England. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne Livepic/Reuters

Ireland 13 England 9 Why is there even a hint of a debate about whether Johnny Sexton ever starts at outhalf or not? There’s never much of a debate (...)

CJ Stander: “I still get stressed before every game. It’s the unknown.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This is a big day in the life of CJ Stander. His parents, Jannie and Amanda, arrived in Dublin on St Patrick’s Day. It’s his father’s first visit to I(...)

Charles Piutau scores in the dying minutes against Leinster in the European Champions Cup match at the RDS.Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The stakes are high for Leinster today. Following on from their alarmingly limp defeat at home to Wasps last Sunday, another loss today in Bath would (...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray in action: the scrumhalf has  been passed fit to play against Italy in Rome this Saturday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Conor Murray and Dave Kearney, two constants in last season’s victorious Six Nations side, have been passed fit to play against Italy in Rome this Sat(...)