Zane Kirchner

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An injured Gordon D’Arcy  during Ireland’s Guinness Series clash with Australia in November 2014.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Memory lane and a cautionary tale rolled into one. After the November series in 2014 I decided to put all my efforts into making the World Cup squad. (...)

Ireland’s Robert Baloucoune is tackled by Stephen Tomasin of the USA  during the HSBC London Sevens at Twickenham in June 2018.  Baloucoune  makes his Ulster debut on the right wing. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Ulster v Dragons, Kingspan stadium (7.55pm, live on Eir Sport and Premier Sports) Ulster coach Dan McFarland gives a senior debut to winger Robert Ba(...)

Rory Scholes: makes his first start of the season for Connacht against Dragons at Rodney Parade. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dragons v Connacht, Rodney Parade, 7.30 The combatants share a common perspective on this Guinness Pro14 match, indentifying it as a must-win encount(...)

Scott Fardy: the Australian international  will play his  first competitive match for Leinster

Dragons v Leinster, Rodney Parade (3.15, live on Sky Sports) James Ryan will emulate Brian O’Driscoll if he is called from the bench in Wales in tha(...)

 CJ Velleman (Southern Kings), Tommaso Castello (Zebre), Tiernan O’Halloran (Connacht) Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Cory Hill (Newport Gwent Dragons), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Dean Budd (Bennetton Treviso), Iain Henderson (Ulster), Isa Nacewa (Leinster), CJ Stander (Munster), Mark Bennett (Edinburgh) and Neill Jordan (Toyota Cheetahs). Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Conference A MUNSTER Coach: Rassie Erasmus (until January 1st) Captain: CJ Stander Overview: Uncertainty and instability are unavoidable due to the (...)

 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 (...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen at the RDS for Friday night’s Pro12 semi-final defeat. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In the wake of this disastrous and shuddering halt to Leinster’s promising season, Leo Cullen, unsolicited by the media, compared his Leinster to the (...)

Scarlets’ Gareth Davies celebrates on his way to scoring their third try in the  Guinness Pro 12 semi-final at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 15 Scarlets 27 Another Leinster season doused in regret and failure. Two semi-final defeats tell no lies. For all the massive leaps in perfo(...)

Clermont outhalf Camille Lopez kicks the first of his two drop goals in their Champions Cup semi-final semi-final against Leinster at Stade de Gerland in Lyon. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Clermont 27 Leinster 22 Oh, what might have been. Leinster left themselves something of a mountain to climb at a vibrant, throbbing Stadium de Gerlan(...)

Leinster’s Adam Byrne takes flight on his way to scoring a try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 24 Leinster 37 A wild, wild night out west, but not in what was once the old, traditional sense. On a lovely spring night in Galway, this wa(...)

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