Tom English

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Michael Kiernan scores a drop goal to win the Triple Crown for Ireland in their match against England at Lansdowne Road in 1985. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Grand Slams went beyond the consciousness of children in the 1980s – unseen heroics by Karl Mullen and Jack Kyle – but Triple Crowns were known artefa(...)

Scotland captain  Stuart Hogg drops the ball over the line during the Six Nations game against Ireland  at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland are off the mark. The Andy Farrell era has started with a win, after his new charges scrapped their way to a 19-12 victo(...)

Jamie Ritchie is tackled by Seán O’Brien and Conor Murray during last year’s Six Nations game at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Maybe Jim Telfer is mellowing with age – after all, he’ll be 80 on St Patrick’s Day – but when the old sage speaks about the dog in Jamie Ritchie he d(...)

 Ian Madigan: has slipped down the pecking order at  Bristol Rugby and looks set to be moving on again next summer. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Turns out the grass isn’t always greener. Bundee Ali and Kiernan Marmion appear to agree by rejecting lucrative moves abroad when re-signing last week(...)

Phil Coulter’s Ireland’s Call has earned a kind of begrudging acceptance over  the years through the absence of an alternative. Photograph: Jayne Russell/Inpho

On Syokaun-Dori Avenue, about a half-hour train ride away from Tokyo Stadium where Johnny Sexton, on Friday, went through the captain’s run under heav(...)

 Referee Angus Gardner came under fire from both camps following the game between France and Argentina at  Tokyo Stadium  in Chofu, Japan. Photograph by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Offload asked World Rugby’s chief of referees Alain Rolland if any conversations were held with head coaches about the pressure they put on offici(...)

Team Russia and Moscow Shamrocks teammates Laura Connor and Katrina Wagstaff

The GAA World Games double as a honeymoon for one player on the Russian team after she moved her wedding date. It’s the first time Team Russia GAA i(...)

The publishers of a book on the legendary Lions  tour to New Zealand in 1971 have apologised to Mike Gibson, pictured above in 2014, as part of a settlement announced at the High Court in Belfast. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of Ireland’s rugby greats is to receive “substantial” damages over false allegations that he manipulated team selection to ensure his position for(...)

Willie Duggan: a talisman for club, province and country. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

William Patrick Duggan Born: March 12th, 1950 Died: August 28th, 2017 Willie Duggan, who has died aged 67, was an outstanding rugby player, among the(...)

Jonathan Sexton, George North and Jonathan Davies dejected after defeat in the second Test to Australia in 2013.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No such thing as a stupid question. That’s what they tell you in the journalism colleges anyway. Don’t be afraid to look like a fool, goes the theory.(...)

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