Nelson Mandela, wearing the number six jersey, congratulates  Springbok captain Francois Pienaar after victory in the 1995 World Cup final against New Zealand in in Johannesburg. Photograph: Getty Images

There was a lovely moment, or indeed minute, before kick-off in the Munster-Perpignan game at Thomond Park on Sunday. It only required one clap at the(...)

The Webb Ellis trophy: will it be won on Irish soil in 2023? Photograph: Dave Lintott/INPHO

Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar did two good things at the International Rugby Board conference in Dublin this week. He put to bed for good any idea o(...)

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