Simon Mannix

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Simon Zebo: scored his first competitive try for Racing but they still slumped to heavy home defeat to Clermont. Photograph:  Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images

Simon Zebo scored his first competitive try for Racing 92 but it did little to prevent a disastrous 40-17 home loss to Clermont Auvergne yesterday. R(...)

Racing 92’s Argentine wing Juan Imhoff scores a try in the victory over RC Toulon in the French Top 14 game at the Mayol stadium in Toulon. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty

The Irish in Paris were the big winners in France on the opening weekend of the Top 14 with both Simon Zebo and Paul O’Connell enjoying big away wins (...)

Johnny Sexton kicks a penalty for Leinster. A team that kicks the first penalty in a European Cup semi-final has prevailed in 19 (59 per cent) matches. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Those who like a punt on rugby are obliged by a myriad of markets and among the most popular are backing on the handicap, the first try-scorer and the(...)

Munster lock Dave Foley will join French club Pau next season. Photo: SImon King/Inpho

Munster lock Dave Foley will join French club Pau next season. The 28-year-old second row has made 84 Munster appearances since his debut in 2010. T(...)

Bordeaux-Begles’ outhalf Ian Madigan: “I feel really good, I’ve no injuries, it’s a fast track and good weather, a good dry ball, so I was delighted to get out there.” Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Ian Madigan said that the demands of the French rugby season were going to mean that he will be rotated throughout a gruelling campaign that could run(...)

Graham Henry: the New Zealander brings a wealth of experience to his coaching activities. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Leinster have hired Graham Henry as a coaching consultant. The Irish Times can confirm that the 2011 World Cup -winning New Zealand coach will come t(...)

Paul O’Connell leads the captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium ahead of the game against Australia on Saturday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul O’Connell has claimed “there’s been nothing done on my behalf” in the wake of rumours linking him with a move to France after next year’s World C(...)

The headline reads; ‘Connell and Ashton for France?’. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

French newspaper Midi Olympique has a headshot of Ireland captain Paul O’Connell beneath the front page masthead under a headline ‘Connell and Ashton (...)

 Munster outhalf Ian Keatley  looks up after kicking the match-winning drop-goal against Sale Sharks during the European  Champions Cup clash at the  AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, England. Photo:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

A goal-kicker’s lot is different. His job spec affords him even more responsibility than a striker in football. Nor is it quite as unique as, say, a g(...)

 Pau’s new signing James Coughlan: “We both kind of said ‘if we don’t go now, we’ll never go’.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

The IRFU have succeeded where their Welsh, Scottish and Italian counterparts have largely failed in keeping all their front-line players at home. Even(...)

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