Welsh referee Ben Whitehouse took charge of Leinster’s clash with Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Player safety must come first World Rugby’s commitment to player safety once again came sharply into focus during Edinburgh’s Pro14 victory over Lein(...)

The Ireland U-20s have already beaten England, Scotland, Italy and France. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Wales v Ireland, Friday 7.05pm, Colwyn Bay 15 Jake Flannery Province: Munster Club: Shannon School: Rockwell College Age: 19 He plays his club rugby(...)

Ireland’s Conor Phillips and Cadan Murley of England challenge for the ball during the Under-20 Six Nations match at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 35 England Under-20 27 Ireland defied the odds and at times themselves to produce a stunning performance in victory over England at (...)

Leinster flanker Scott Penny will make his Ireland Under-20 debut against England in Cork on Friday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Scott Penny, who made his Leinster senior debut earlier in the season, has been selected at flanker for Ireland’s opening match in the Under-20 Six Na(...)

 Tom Maher and Seán Molony celebrate Blackrock College’s win at the  final whistle of the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final against Belvedere College at the  RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Blackrock College 35 Belvedere College 12 Blackrock College’s 69th Leinster Schools Senior Cup title was achieved in an impressive and emphatic manne(...)

The Belvedere College players celebrate after their Leinster Schools Senior Cup final against Blackrock College at the RDS.  Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Belvedere College 10 Blackrock College 3 The end is the only place to begin, because it was where Max Kearney and Hughie O’Sullivan squeezed their bo(...)

Wisbech-born jobseeker Natasha Wright (20) was handing out her CV: “I do feel that it has made it more difficult for me to get a job ,” she says. Photograph: Philip Mynott

In the 17th century, the people of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire became known as “the Fen Tigers” because of their bitter opposition to the draining of th(...)