James O Connor

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Australia’s Dane Haylett-Petty scores his side’s seventh try against Uruguay. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Australia 45 Uruguay 10 Twice champions Australia overcame a sloppy start to crush Uruguay 45-10 on Saturday, forging towards the World Cup quarter-f(...)

Australia’s head coach Michael Cheika   with his players before their clash with  Fiji at the Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Wales v Australia  Kick-off: 8.45am Irish time, Sunday. Venue: Tokyo stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times livebl(...)

Australia’s head coach Michael Cheika during a training session in Urayasu. Photograph: Getty Images

Michael Cheika launched a stinging attack on World Rugby following the three-match ban received by the Australia wing Reece Hodge for a tackle his hea(...)

The Wallabies Rugby World Cup squad. Photograph: Nick Mulvenney/Reuters

Rugby Australia is willing to bet the farm on the Wallabies winning the World Cup in Japan. The 31-man World Cup squad announced on Friday includes t(...)

Australia outhalf Christian Lealiifano, supported by Kurtley Beale,  runs the ball during the  Rugby Championship match against New Zealand at Optus Stadium  in Perth. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

At is zenith, rugby is a game requiring supreme strategy. The top eight teams in the world are so closely matched that only those who can execute a t(...)

Australia’s Nic White will start against the All Blacks. Photoraph:  Christiaan Kotze/Getty Images

Australia have approached fixtures against New Zealand more in hope than expectation over the last 12 years but their record against the All Blacks in(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen:  he continues his “risk and reward” experimentation policy. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth, Saturday, 10.45am (Irish time). Live on Sky Sports Action All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Kiera(...)

 Johnny Sexton claps England’s Owen Farrell off the pitch following the home defeat in the Six Nations which inflicted significant psychological damage on Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Rugby Championship is making for somewhat uncomfortable viewing from this side of the global spectrum. Having provided all four semi-finalists at (...)

Conor Lehane of Cork goes highest in a bid to claim a high ball during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A relegation playoff at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-16 Cork 2-15 A late Rebel rally saw Cork get the better of old rivals Kilkenny in their Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A releg(...)

Judge James O’Connor in 1999. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The retirement has been announced by the Courts Service of Kerry-based district justice James O’Connor, following a decision not to grant his applicat(...)

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