Graham Henry

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Tommy Bowe at an Ireland squad session at Carton House, Co Kildare. Coach Joe Schmidt outlined his reasons why he recalled the Ulster winger to the bench ahead of Craig Gilroy. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Schmidt regularly makes reference to the value of having a relatively injury free, settled side in the Six Nations. He did so again yesterday, and(...)

 Stuart Hogg runs in his second try against Ireland at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

The French game in Dublin now looks like the make-or-break moment in Ireland’s season. There are no certainties in life, but a bonus point win in Rom(...)

Simon Zebo scores a try against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. The Munster winger has been in outstanding form this season for Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Momentum is the buzzword coming into any Six Nations in latter years. Win the opener, and all bets are on. Lose it, and that team is playing catch-up.(...)

Leinster and Ireland’s loss was Wasps’ gain when Martin Moore left for pastures new. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Sopranos opened an episode once with Frank Sinatra crooning It Was A Very Good Year as Tony and the crew emptied a brown paper bag of cash on the(...)

All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith: ‘I love this team and want to do everything I can to help them succeed.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Known as the Professor, he provides much of the spark within the current All Blacks brains trust, and has been doing so now for most of the last two d(...)

Irish captain Willie Anderson faces up to New Zealand captain Wayne Shelford as the All Blacks perform ‘The Haka’. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ringa pakia. The placebo effect can be a powerful psychological weapon. How should Ireland respond to a people who believe they are possessed by immo(...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery runs in his and Leinster’s second try in their Pro12 clash with Treviso at the RDS. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nothing short of victory will be acceptable but the colour of Leinster’s expected dominance changed shades at noon on Friday. Castres perspective at (...)

Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton is tackled by Munster’s Rory Scannell at the Aviva Stadium earlier this month. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Time was when nothing whetted the appetite quite like the return of what we knew and loved as the Heineken Cup. In its stead, the European Champions(...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery: the Glasgow game was only his third cap for Leinster, but now he knows what he can and cannot get away with. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rarely do I want to talk rugby, never mind seek someone out to chat specifically about it. I loved playing for 23 years, I now enjoy writing about it(...)

Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow: synthetic surface gives exciting rugby a chance. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

According to Gregor Townsend of the Glasgow Warriors last weekend, “It’s going to be tough; they’ve always been excellent around the breakdown. They (...)

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