Anthony Foley

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Munster head coach Rassie Erasmus. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There are no plans for a choreographed response to the Haka this Friday, according to Munster coach Rassie Erasmus. Munster welcome the Maori All Bl(...)

Conor Murray, Jared Payne and Jamie Heaslip celebrate Robbie Henshaw’s try, which sealed Ireland’s victory over New Zealand at Soldier Field – their first over the All Blacks in 111 years. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

History-breakers and history-makers. To call this a once-in-a-lifetime victory doesn’t even do it justice, given it eventually transpired to be a win (...)

Joe Moody upends Robbie Henshaw: the Ireland centre’s late try was the highlight of a wonderfully combative performance. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 Ireland: Tries: Murphy, Stander, Murray, Zebo, Henshaw. Cons: Sexton 2, Carbery. Pens: Sexton 2, Murray. New Zealannd: (...)

Facing the New Zealand Haka, the Irish rugby team form a figure eight in memory of Anthony Foley on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

In a match laden with great moments, one of the greatest arising from Ireland’s defeat of New Zealand was the Irish team’s tribute to former Munster h(...)

CJ Stander was seen as being too small to play for South Africa, and now he has beaten the All Blacks with Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

Not tall enough to be Springbok, strange then to see CJ Stander generating enough power to fell these All Blacks. Kieran Read being the best number e(...)

Joe Schmidt celebrates with Simon Zebo after the win over New Zealand. Photo: Inpho

For a national team like Ireland’s to beat the most dominant international rugby team of all time and for the first time in 111 years of trying has to(...)

Ireland players Rob Kearney (left) and Jamie Heaslip celebrate following their 40-29 victory over New Zealand. Photograph: Getty

Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 Finally. As Rory Best declared in his on-field post-match interview at a rowdy Soldier Field in Chicago, it’s been a long(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony will make his fourth appearance since his return from injury. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster v Munster, Kingspan Stadium, 7.05pm (Live BBC NI and TG4) Of the many tributes to Anthony Foley around Europe, few were more touching than t(...)

The Munster squad stand for a minute’s silence for  Anthony Foley before Saturday’s stirring victory over Glasgow. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

So that was the week that was. Some week too, and some celebration of the life and rugby times of an extraordinary man and truly iconic figure of the (...)

Ulster captain  Andrew Trimble: “I think anybody, certainly anybody in Irish rugby, who had any connection to Axel was a Munster supporter.” Photograph: Inpho

It’s a six-day turn around before Munster’s match against Ulster in Belfast on Friday and it could be a question of who is hurting most after physica(...)

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