David Nucifora

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The IRFU has announced pay deferrals ranging from 10 to 50%. Photograph: Inpho

All Irish rugby players and staff across the four provinces will be subject to scaled salary deferrals ranging from 10 to 50 per cent over the next tw(...)

Ian Madigan in action for Bordeaux against Ulster in2017 - he is to join the province on a one-year deal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Filling our day the only way we know how. Walked both dogs, separately, took the kids on scooter adventures, separately, before making French toast an(...)

The Rory Best autobiography reads like yet another jigsaw piece in the history of Irish rugby. Photograph: Inpho

Latest jigsaw piece in Irish rugby history When writing a book the retired athlete always arrives at the same crossroads: empty your soul onto the pa(...)

James Ryan has signed a new IRFU contract. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan has signed a three year IRFU contract up to the end of the 2022/23 season. IRFU high performance director, David(...)

Garry Ringrose’s departure had a major impact on Ireland’s attack against Scotland. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Attrition remains Farrell’s true enemy Four bodies per game. The rate of attrition for this Six Nations has been set. If Dave Kilcoyne and Caelan Dor(...)

Ireland scrum coach John Fogarty works with prop Andrew Porter during the captain’s run at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Dunne is hardly a soothsayer. An adventurous outhalf during his nomadic career – Leinster, Harlequins, Bath, Leinster again and Connacht – he’s s(...)

Leo Cullen: “It was a tough period to get through,” said the 41-year-old. “It’s not something I’ll ever forget.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen laughs out loud as the darkest moment of a still fledgling coaching career gets reflected in a positive light. Four awfully long years ago(...)

Joe Schmidt with Paul O’Connell in 2014. The coach and captain dynamic between the two proved the catalyst for Ireland winning two Six Nations. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

I have sat quietly in team meetings when Paul O’Connell strongly disagreed with Joe Schmidt. It felt extremely awkward, as neither man gave an inch, b(...)

Former Ireland captain Rory Best. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

TV backlash on Best At the end of Virgin Media’s rugby coverage on Saturday anchor Joe Molloy brought the conversation around to Rory Best’s criticis(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen: ‘In certain circumstances, a losing bonus point is not the end of the world.’ Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Northampton Saints v Leinster, Franklin's Garden, Saturday, 1pm (Live Virgin Media, Channel Four and BT Sport 2) After a week of reviews, comment and(...)

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