Stephen Aboud

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Roain Ntamack: there is an often heard expression ‘you can’t coach that’ but a good coach can facilitate it. Look at the example of French outhalf  Ntamack and his decision to escape from his in-goal area in the autumn victory over New Zealand.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I recently had the pleasure of listening to my fellow Wexford man Billy Walsh speak about the transformation in Irish boxing during his time as nation(...)

The Cork  team celebrate their win over Galway in the All-Ireland under-20 final at Semple Stadium on Wednesday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

“We have a saying around here: ‘I don’t want to hear about the labour, just show me the baby.’” – Bill Parcells, legendary NFL coach Sorry now, Bill.(...)

Paolo Garbisi attacks for Italy against Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

To have any chance at all of breaking a 27-game losing streak in the Six Nations, Paolo Garbisi must embody all the great Azzurri 10s that came before(...)

Stephen Aboud is in lockdown in Parma, where we works with the Federazione Italian Rugby. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Italy is in lockdown having been ravaged by the coronavirus, but it must still be eerie to walk down the Strada della Repubblica, one of the main thor(...)

The Ireland U20s side greet their Scottish counterparts ahead of their game, which Ireland won 38-26  at  Irish Independent Park, Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland assistant coach Kieran Campbell expressed satisfaction following the 38-26 victory over Scotland in the opening match of the Under-20 Six Nati(...)

Ireland U-20 players celebrate Cormac Foley’s try against England during the Six Nations victory  in Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland, the Under-20 Six Nations Grand Slam champions, travel to Argentina for the Junior Rugby World Championship without four of their starting tea(...)

Ted Hill:   made his full England debut against Japan in the November internationals.  Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Pool A France: The defending world champions won the tournament on home soil last summer and there are a number of familiar faces including world pla(...)

 Ireland may win the Six Nations but back-to-back Grand Slams are unlikely.

Gerry Thornley Who will win/will there be a Grand Slam? Ireland are the most efficient and dependable machine, although whether this biennial schedu(...)

Italy have unearthed a gem in fulllback Matteo Minozzi. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rome wasn’t built in a day has rarely seemed more apt in a rugby context, as Conor O’Shea strives to orchestrate an Irish-infused revolution in Italia(...)

Munster winger Calvin Nash comes into the Ireland under-20 team. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Italy Under-20 v Ireland Under-20 Stadio Enrico Chersoni, Prato (Friday, 6pm, Irish time) Injuries to captain Jack Kelly and tighthead prop Peter C(...)

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