David Nucifora

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Joe Schmidt and David Nucifora: “We underestimated the intensity of what Japan were able to play at. That genuinely surprised us,” said Nucifora.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU’s review into the 2019 Rugby World Cup has accepted that there were a number of mistakes made, most notably a failure to develop Ireland’s ga(...)

The Japan team celebrate victory over Ireland at the World Cup. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The IRFU’s review into the 2019 World Cup has accepted that there were mistakes in the build-up to the tournament and during it, most notably in not d(...)

 Racing 92’s Donnacha Ryan  catches the ball  during the Top 14  match against   Castres  at the U Arena. Photograph: Lucas Barioulet/AFP via Getty Images

Early December tends to overlap two seminal moments in the career of a rugby player. The European campaign is on the line but so is your family’s fina(...)

 Ian Madigan: has slipped down the pecking order at  Bristol Rugby and looks set to be moving on again next summer. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Turns out the grass isn’t always greener. Bundee Ali and Kiernan Marmion appear to agree by rejecting lucrative moves abroad when re-signing last week(...)

South Africa’s president Nelson Mandela handing the William Webb trophy  to  South Africa’s captain Francois Pienaar  in Johannesburg  in 1995. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Muller/AFP via Getty Images

It will forever remain the single most iconic image in the history of Rugby World Cups and, perhaps, the game itself. Nelson Mandela handing over the (...)

Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne compete for a lineout  during an Ireland training session at Carton House on Thursday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Unbeknownst to each other, Tadhg Beirne and Will Addison come before the gallery in Carton House as potential saviours of this already creaking World (...)

Mike Catt will join the Irish coaching team after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mike Catt is to join the Ireland coaching team in the wake of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and ahead of the 2020 Six Nations, the IRFU has confirmed. Cat(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try despite Damian McKenzie and Aaron Smith of New Zealand during the Guinness November Series win over the All Blacks. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The season just gone lingers into the next campaign, and particularly the World Cup, with barely a pause for breath, especially for the players and ba(...)

The IRFU have confirmed Rob Kearney’s contract extension. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU have announced fullback Rob Kearney has agreed a new deal until the end of the 2019-20 season. Kearney confirmed on Monday he had received a(...)

Rob Kearney celebrates Leinster’s Guinness Pro 14 with   James Lowe and brother  Dave after the victory over Glasgow Warriors at Celtic Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rob Kearney has confirmed that he has agreed a nine-month extension to his contract with the IRFU, meaning he will remain with Leinster until the end (...)

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