Ronan Kelleher

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Niall Scannell and CJ Stander during a Munster training session at UL. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A Christmas Carol about two hookers. Niall Scannell and James Tracy have their Ireland caps. Nine of Scannell’s 20 have come in the starting jersey wh(...)

 Leinster’s Ryan Baird during the Champions Cup round two match against Northampton Saints: the standout memory will be the performance of the galloping all-action   Baird. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 35 Northampton 19 Halfway through the group stages and it’s not putting the cart before the horse to suggest that Leinster can realistically(...)

Ryan Baird returns to the Leinster secondrow for the meeting with Nortahmpton at the RDS on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster v Northampton Saints, RDS, Saturday, 1pm – Live on Virgin Media/Channel 4/BT Sport Already atop Pool A as one of only two sides to obtain a (...)

Harry Byrne will start for Leinster this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

In recent times Leinster have had three pairs of brothers on their books, but whereas Ed and Bryan Byrne, along with Rob and Dave Kearney, could be ac(...)

Centre Yoram Moefana, who played in the Autumn Nations Cup final against England, was a member of the French under-20s earlier this year. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images

The admiring tone that greeted the performance of a young French side beaten in extra-time in the Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham by Six Nation(...)

Johnny Sexton spoke recently about the excellent work being done behind the scenes.  Maybe it’s time to allow the fans to see this. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I should be writing about the Scotland game. I really should. There are plenty of angles to dive into and examine. An attack shape is developing. Cael(...)

Ireland’s Caelan Doris is tackled by Scotland’s Jaco Van Der Walt during the Autumn Nations Cup third-place playoff against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Getty/AFP

15 Jacob Stockdale Not yet reliable under high balls (at least he is better than the wobbly Stuart Hogg). Needs to show something special for Ulster (...)

Johnny Sexton and Bundee Aki are among the frontline Ireland players set to return to starting XV for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup playoff against Scotland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Last Sunday’s game against Georgia afforded Andy Farrell and the Irish coaching staff the opportunity to delve deeply into their squad, thus bringing (...)

Ireland’s scrumhalf Conor Murray  waits to put the ball into a scrum during the Autumn Nations Cup  match against Georgia at the  Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Niall Carson/AFP via Getty Images

15 Jacob Stockdale Poor decision under pressure to trust that Burns could tackle Giorgi Kveseladze. The fullback makes the hit. Has the skills, the p(...)

England’s Maro Itoje competes in a lineout with Ireland’s James Ryan during the Autumn Nations Cup game at  Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland conceded possession at four of 17 lineouts during last weekend’s Autumn Nations Cup defeat to England at Twickenham, three of which took place(...)

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