Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray with a box kick against the NZ Maori. Photograph: Inpho

New Zealand Maori 10 British & Irish Lions 32 After the high skills and dozen tries of the All Blacks the night before, the Lions responded with (...)

Donncha O’Callaghan with his wife Jenny arriving at the wedding of Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman in 2010. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It may not have been a great weekend for Munster, who were trounced in the final of the Guinness Pro12 by Llanelli Scarlets, but for one of the provin(...)

Former Munster player Donncha O’Callaghan, now of Worcester Warriors, talks with his team-mates. Photograph: Getty Images

Donncha O’Callaghan has been named Worcester Warriors player of the season, as well as the English Premiership club’s fans’ player of the season. No(...)

Bordeaux-Begles’  Ian Madigan will be leaving the French Top 14 for English Championship side Bristol. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

(Irish exiles James Coughlan, Michael Noone and Peter Lydon talk about playing and life abroad)  The annual migration of Irish rugby’s wild gees(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton celebrates with Peter O’Mahony after the Six Nations win over England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 13 England 9 Record wreckers. And so Ireland have ended two world record 18-match winning sequences in the same season. This may not have bee(...)

Shannon’s John Foley, in action here for Munster ‘A’, will win his first cap at blindside flanker. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Six Nations Under-20 preview: Ireland v England Venue: Donnybrook TV: Live on RTÉ 2, 6pm The capacity of this Ireland side to make incremental i(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Trimble sustained a hand injury during Ulster’s Pro12 victory over Benetton Treviso on Friday. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt must do without Andrew Trimble and Ultan Dillane for Friday night’s Six Nations Championship match against Wales at the Prin(...)

George North of Northampton  will not play against Leinster on Friday night. Photo:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

George North is out of Northampton Saints’ Champions Cup match against Leinster at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night (7.45pm). The Lions and Wales wi(...)

Hooker Adam McBurney has been one of Ireland’s standout players during the  World Rugby U20 Championship. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

World Rugby U20 Championship Final: England v Ireland, AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester, Saturday, 7.0 (Live on TG4, Sky Sports 3) England have conteste(...)

Cian Healy: Prop is set to decide between Leinster, Toulon and Worcester Warriors this week. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson is understood to have intervened with private investment to top-up a deal that would keep Cian Healy in Dublin af(...)

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