Steve Aboud

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Italy’s fly half Tommaso Allan runs on his way to score a try during their international rugby union test match against Georgia in Florence last November.  Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Mere mention of Michael Bradley provides a reminder of uncomplicated amateur rugby days. Bradley was Ireland’s scrumhalf more often than not from(...)

Johnny Sexton  stood above the entire stadium and identified a way to cover the crucial 15 metres Ireland needed to reach the edge of his range to kick the drop-goal. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Sheridan

France didn’t lose the game in Paris, Ireland won it. Both teams can take solace from that. The French were miserly in defence, yet the greasy surfac(...)

 Iain Henderson (Ulster), Dean Budd (Bennetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Isa Nacewa (Leinster), CJ Velleman (Southern Kings), Mark Bennett (Edinburgh) and Cory Hill (Newport Gwent Dragons) at the launch of the Guinness PRO14 season at the Aviva. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

From a Pro14 press release: “It promises to be a sensational season . . . ” Guinness and Sky Sports certainly hope so. The good folk behind Europe’s (...)

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell celebrates after beating New Zealand during the 2014 World Cup. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Lynne Cantwell played outside centre on the first Ireland team to beat New Zealand in a senior international. Happened at the World Cup in Marcoussis(...)

On borrowed time? Stadio Moletolo, home of the struggling  Zebre  franchise. Photograph: Francesca Soli/Inpho

Attilio Bertolucci, the late Italian poet, wrote of his native Parma: “As a capital city, it had to have a river. As a little capital, it received a s(...)

Ireland line up as New Zealand perform the Haka before Saturday's clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s not about the hit. It’s about the truth behind the hit. And it’s not about how the referee and TMO got it so badly wrong in the immediate afterm(...)

Ireland head coach Philip Doyle after the defeat to England at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris.

Back in 1989 my father bought a larger house for his growing family. Not long after moving in the lights went out. Total blackout. In the middle of t(...)

Ireland’s Alison Miller goes over against England in last year’s Six Nations game in Ashbourne.

Saturday will be our second time playing at Twickenham. Ten years ago we were the undercard so now we are the main event, right? But seriously (...)