Ronan Kelleher

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Ireland captain  James Ryan wins a lineout during the Autumn Nations Cup against England at  Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It may not look like much in the aftermath of last Saturday’s defeat by England but, beginning with Georgia at the Aviva Stadium this Sunday (kick-off(...)

The Ireland 10 Ross Byrne needs to have one eye on “the plan” and the other on what his gut tells him. Keep the forwards on the front foot and build pressure on the scoreboard. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell said he learned a lot about the players who played at Twickenham for the first time. Some of them became men, he said. Great to hear – a(...)

Jonny May’s second try against Ireland on Saturday was a prime example of England’s ability to transition from defence to attack. Photograph: David Rogers/RFU/Getty Images

“Oouuufff,” went James Ryan as Maro Itoje compressed the Ireland captain’s lungs with a frightening flip into the dirt. That was tackle number 200. O(...)

Eddie Jones and his coaching staff look on during England’s win over Ireland. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

The gap is widening between England and Ireland on the field but, far more worryingly, in terms of the expertise off it. Eddie Jones boasts assistant(...)

Ireland outhalf Ross Byrne  puts in a cross kick under pressure from England’s  Tom Curry  during the  Autumn Nations Cup match  at Twickenham. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

15 Hugo Keenan A mixed bag, some very good aerial work but miscalculated the flight for England’s first try, got caught underneath the dropping ball (...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try during the Autumn Nations Cup against England at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

England 18 Ireland 7 There wasn’t much for Ireland to take from a fourth successive defeat against England except maybe a collective headache as they(...)

Ireland’s Chris Farrell is tackled by England’s Maro Itoje during the Autumn Nations Cup match at Twickenham. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

Shambolic Ireland lineout is a coaching issue Ronán Kelleher has previously flagged his struggles with hitting the jumper at international level. An (...)

 Caelan Doris, n action against Wales, will again start in the Irish backrow against England this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

Back in April 2015, Ireland played Wales in the European Under-18 Championship in Toulouse. During an injury break, the Irish forwards went into a hud(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

James Ryan will captain Ireland against England on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland are up and running in the Autumn Nations Cup, after they beat a beleaguered Wales side in the opening match of the new tournament last week. (...)

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