Tom O Toole

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Max Deegan won his first Ireland cap against Wales on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has released 13 players back to their provinces while retaining a further 23 for a two-day camp in the Cork Institute (...)

Noel McNamara: “The reality is that the gap from the Under 20s, to the Pro14, to the Champions Cup and indeed to senior international honours is getting smaller and smaller.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 coach Noel McNamara understands the folly of determining success and failure at age-grade level simply by results. It is not that t(...)

 Ulster’s Robert Baloucoune scores his side’s second try. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In the event, the end of Munster’s forlorn hopes of making the knock-out stages came swiftly. Glasgow’s bonus point win over Sale by 45-7, with their (...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland will expect his side to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to   Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inphpo

Ulster v Bath, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday, 3.15pm - Live on BT Sport 2 Ulster head coach Dan McFarland might have spent a little of last weekend fulm(...)

Leinster go into their 1pm kick-off in Pool One in pole position, qualified for the last eight and atop the seedings as things stand.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The final round of pool games in the Heineken Champions Cup is invariably a defining weekend for the Irish provinces in their season, although in all (...)

 Andy Farrell with Jonathan Sexton ahead of the Russia game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With the dawn of a new era under Andy Farrell, so the winds of change have swept through the Ireland squad for the 2020 Six Nations. It’s a similar st(...)

Johnny Sexton has been confirmed as Ireland’s captain for the upcoming six nations. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton follows the recent trend of 30-plus Ireland captains, following Rory Best and Paul O’Connell, as new head coach Andy Farrell confirmed t(...)

Ulster take on ASM Clermont Auvergne in Saturday’s Champions Cup clash at the Stade Marcel-Michelin. Photograph: Getty Images

Marcell Coetzee and Jordi Murphy have returned to the Ulster team to face ASM Clermont Auvergne in Saturday’s Champions Cup clash at the Stade Marcel-(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway on his way to scoring a try against Ulster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 22   Tries: Stander, Scannell, Conway  Cons: Hanrahan, Belyendaal  Pens: JJ Hanrahan Ulster 16  Try: R Herring Con: J Coo(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway gets past Ulster’s Matt Faddes on his way to scoring his side’s third try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 22 Ulster 16 Munster are currently heading into the Champions Cup with one established outhalf after JJ Hanrahan joined Joey Carbery on the i(...)

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