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  Rob Kearney celebrates at the final whistle after the battle with Clermont in 2012. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

April 2012. Someway, somehow we kept out Clermont Auvergne under blazing Bordeaux sun. Walking back down the tunnel at Stade Chaban-Delmas that unmist(...)

Jerome Garces during the Heineken Champions Cup match between Munster and Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park inJanuary. Photograph: Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Frenchman Jerome Garces will referee his first Heineken Champions Cup final when he takes charge of next month’s clash between Saracens and Leinster. (...)

 George North of Wales scores the first try during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff in March  2017. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

There is a bus story from 2005 that Mike Ruddock likes to tell and retell, as is his right forever more. “I remember talking to Reggie Corrigan about(...)

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose attempts to tackle George North of Wales during the defeat at the Principality Stadium in 2017. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s a relatively minor glitch in the gilded Joe Schmidt era. It only amounts to two defeats. But in his six seasons as head coach, during which tim(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls  dives to score a try despite  tackles from Italy’s  Tito Tebaldi and  Alessandro Zanni during the Six Nations match  at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: VIncenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Italy 16 Ireland 26 The sight of Johnny Sexton kicking a towel after leaving the fray in the 78th minute, not in anger at being replaced but rather i(...)

Johnny  Sexton, Joe Schmidt and Jacob Stockdale at Ireland training on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Italy v Ireland, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Sunday 4pm local time/3pm Irish. On TV: Live on ITV (UK), Virgin Media (Ireland). Ireland haven’t hit their s(...)

France’s Sebastien Vahaamahina  is tackled during the  Six Nations match against Wales at the Stade De France. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Sebastien Vahaamahina did not even know he was captain when France slipped to Friday’s rudderless 24-19 Six Nations loss to Wales in Paris. The 27-ye(...)

Wales winger George North scores the first of his two tries after France winger Yoann Huget spills the ball during the Six Nations match at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:  Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

France 19 Wales 24 Madness – but is not always between these two? Or, at the very least, when France play. Still, we have no idea who or where they a(...)

Wales captain Alun-Wyn Jones leads his players through their paces at Stade de France yesterday. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Six Nations preview: France vs Wales  Venue: Stade de France, Paris  Kick-off: 9pm local time/8pm Irish  On TV: Live on Virgin Media On(...)

Ross Moriarty is set to be fit for Wales’ Six Nations opener in France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Warren Gatland named his squad for the Six Nations last week, he chose 39 players because so many were carrying injuries and he wanted to ensure (...)

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