James Ryan

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Isa Nacewa and Jordi Murphy lift the European Champions Cup trophy for Leinster in 2018, continuing a remarkable run of success for the Irish province. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

About eight minutes into the 2014 final of what was then known as the Rabo Direct Pro12 between Leinster and Glasgow, Brian O’Driscoll’s farewell game(...)

They say that every cloud has a silver lining. It is a phrase beloved of incorrigible optimists, your classic glass-half-full types who find something(...)

James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

Ireland players might see little or no action with their provinces when rugby returns. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Salvaging as much as possible from the international calendar in 2020 remains the priority of World Rugby and the CEOs of the Tier One nations. Accord(...)

Simon Harris has said ‘there can be no public versus private here’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

It took a crisis as cruel and enormous as the one we are facing to finally hear an Irish minister announce a national health service. In asserting th(...)

A Covid-19 public information leaflet at Tullamore Rugby Club in Offaly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When the IRFU announced last Friday that the 2019-20 club/domestic game was being abandoned for the season this news was soon overtaken later in the d(...)

Leinster will be the province to be hit the hardest should the run in to the season be hit by games  held behind closed doors or not at all. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The decision by the LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) to postpone all Top 14 and Pro D2 matches until April 30th effectively means the Heineken Champions(...)

It’s not only about losing people over 50 – a definite risk by moving off terrestrial TV – it’s about catching and keeping the attention of those under 20. Photograph: Dave Winter/Icon Sport

It was Robert Kennedy who said: “There is a Chinese curse which says ‘may he live in interesting times’. Like it or not we live in interesting times. (...)

Ireland’s Ultan Dillane (right) and Bundee Aki leave the field dejected after their Six Nations loss to England at Twickenham. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Last Monday on my Ryanair flight out of Dublin, I sat in seat 24A. The giant of a man who arrived and sat next to me was a doppelgänger for Tyson Fury(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird evades a tackle from George Horne of Glasgow on his way to scoring a try. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Leinster 55 Glasgow 19 A hat-trick for Ryan Baird. Remember the name. This makes it 21 Leinster wins on the trot dating back to last year’s Champion(...)

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