Alex Wootton

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Sam Arnold: “I might not have the Irish accent but I would do absolutely everything if I did get the opportunity to wear the jersey.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Much like the bread shelves in the supermarkets these past few days, Ireland’s midfield cupboard is looking increasingly bare, but Joe Schmidt is cont(...)

In what was a largely excellent weekend for the Irish provinces, Leinster, Munster and Ulster in the Champions Cup with the prospect that the other pr(...)

Munster’s Stephen Archer is in the Munster frontrow for the trip to Paris. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Billy Holland and Chris Cloete have both passed their return to play protocols arising from head injuries, and have been named to start against Racing(...)

Thomas Farrell: has been in impressive form for Connacht this season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There mightn’t have been many tears shed when the IRFU opted not to participate in the Tbilisi Cup after the 2015 tournament or decided that there was(...)

Rob Lyttle scores Ulster’s fourth try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho

Ulster 24 Munster 17 Few saw this one coming with the sound of knives sharpening over Les Kiss’s future almost being audible at half-time, when Munst(...)

Home-grown talent Tiernan O’Halloran in action for Connacht against Ulster at the  Sportsground as team-mate Niyi Adeleokun, who was born in Nigeria, looks on. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There may have been a few gasps at the breadth of Connacht’s win over Ulster in their Christmas meeting in Galway. That scalp and the possibilities fo(...)

Jordan Larmour in action against Munster at Thomond Park. In terms of touches to points ratio, no one could eclipse his personal contribution. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jordan Larmour’s statistics provide an impressive skeleton of achievement but are superseded when the flesh of his performance is added to the figure(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour’s steps  Ian Keatley of Munster on the way to scoring his side’s fourth try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 24 Leinster 34 Leinster underlined their unrivalled strength in depth by storming Munster’s Thomond Park fortress with a much changed t(...)

Kevin O’Byrne will make his European debut for Munster in their Champions Cup clash with Leicester Tigers. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kevin O’Byrne will make his first European start for Munster when they take on Leicester Tigers in Champions Cup Pool Four on Sunday (kick off: 5.30pm(...)

 Conor Murray  in action for Munster during the European Rugby Champions Cup match last year against  Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Munster  v Leicester, Thomond Park, Saturday, 7.45pm (BT Sport) Lest old acquaintances be forgot. For the third December running these two-time (...)

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