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Ireland in action against Fiji at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last weekend. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ireland are being called the “All Blacks of Europe” by a visiting Springbok coach and a 22-stone Fijian winger who floats like a butterfly.  Bot(...)

Ulster centre Luke Marshall has been ruled out with an Achilles issue and will be sidelined for at least two weeks. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Even though they haven’t played since just about getting past Southern Kings at the start of the month, Ulster are now returning to Pro14 action weigh(...)

Dave Kearney scores his Ireland’s second try against Fiji at the Aviva. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The mistake supersedes all other considerations in the immediate aftermath of the match. It’s impossible to escape the fug of disappointment. It’s not(...)

Ireland’s Cian Healy gets tacked by Fiji’s Dominiko Waqaniburotu (ground) and Nikola Matawalu (right) during the Autumn International at the Aviva StadiumPhotograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

IRELAND 23  FIJI 20 In the heel of the hunt this was always likely to be tougher than the odds suggested, and with so many auditioning for main(...)

It’s often the way for a debutant – a kaleidoscope of images; the game played a breakneck pace, sucking oxygen into the lungs hoping that for some sor(...)

Ireland’s Dave Kearney scores a try despite the efforts of Timoci Nagusa of Fiji during the the game at the  Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 23 Fiji 20 Much like the overall collective performance, many of those auditioning for Joe Schmidt’s Ireland had patchy games, as ultimately (...)

Ireland need to have solid set-pieces and keep the ball for extended phases so as to suffocate the Fijians. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Preview: Ireland v Fiji  Venue: Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 5.30pm. On TV: Live on RTE and Sky Sports This is a big opportunity for(...)

Chris Farrell makes his Test debut in the Ireland midfield against Fiji. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

15 Andrew Conway Age: 26 Height: 5’11” Weight: 90kg (14st 2lbs) Caps: 4 Points: 5 He played all his underage representative rugby as a fullback and h(...)

Fiji head coach John McKee during their  Captain’s Run at the  Aviva stadium ahead of Saturday’s Test match against Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fiji boss John McKee has challenged global administrators to force through a gate-sharing revenue model to help tier two nations thrive in Test rugby.(...)

Stuart McCloskey is recalled to the Ireland starting lineup 20 months after his debut against England. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Opportunity knocks on a grand scale, because opportunities like this are rare enough. Rarely has such an untried Irish team been pitched into the Test(...)

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