Ireland’s Ryan Baird  against Argentina at  the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The names of the Irish try-scorers suggested enough evidence that it was a forwards game. Six tries and all of them from the Irish pack spoke to the w(...)

Robert Baloucoune was largely starved of ball during Ireland’s win over Argentina. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Throughout the match the referee, England’s Matthew Carley could be heard saying to the Argentinean frontrow: “lots of patience, lots of patience.” Th(...)

Ireland’s Joey Carbery and assistant coach Mike Catt during training. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Argentina, Aviva Stadium, Sunday, 2.15pm – Live on RTÉ 2 and Channel 4 Follow that? Coming down from the euphoric high of last week to go a(...)

Robert Baloucoune and Ireland  head coach Andy Farrell during Thursday’s training session at Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It is a measure of the respect which Andy Farrell and his coaching staff have for Argentina, and the threat which Los Pumas pose to Ireland completing(...)

Ireland’s James Lowe celebrates a penalty in the final seconds of the game against New Zealand at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

James Lowe enveloped Rieko Ioane in a bear hug tackle on 72 minutes near the halfway line as 51,700 people inhaled simultaneously. If the pass goes th(...)

Connacht’s John Porch celebrates after scoring a try with Conor Fitzgerald  during the United Rugby Championship match against Ulster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 36 Ulster 11 Connacht varnished their historic occasion in some style, an utterly compelling, inventive and increasingly dominant display yi(...)

Billy Dardis combines his Sevens rugby with work as a strategy consultant. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Tokyo Olympics whetted the appetite and even though captain Billy Dardis and his Ireland Sevens team-mates were unable to properly represent the t(...)

Dan Sheehan’s ability with ball in hand has earned him a call up for the autumn internationals. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’ll be quibbles and hard-luck stories, there always are when an Irish squad is named, but given the hand that Andy Farrell and his coaches have b(...)

Simon Zebo has been somewhat under used in his two and a bit outings by Munster on the left wing. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell will await medical updates on a host of players before announcing a squad of around 37 or 38 on Wednesday afternoon for this November’s f(...)

Nathan Doak is in line to make his third straight start for Ulster in Friday’s meeting  with the Lions at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster’s injury list in the early stages of the season has restricted their scope for rotation in the opening rounds of the United Rugby Championship,(...)

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