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Cian Healy and Josh van der Flier during Ireland’s defeat to the All Blacks. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rob Kearney If this must be the end of a great international career - the most decorated Irish rugby player in history when we tally all the medals a(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander, Andrew Porter and James Ryan during the anthems before their defeat to Japan at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A worrying picture is beginning to form of this Ireland pack being ranked below previous Irish versions at World Cups. That theory can be altered over(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander is confident his team can turn it around after Saturday’s defeat to Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The importance of CJ Stander’s durability has been underlined by the unfortunate loss of Jack Conan. Despite the arrival of Jordi Murphy, an option at(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray stands dejected after the Rugby World Cup Pool A loss to Japan. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rob Kearney Ireland broken by Japan. Stunned on 68 minutes, and subsequently failing the HIA, it forced Stockdale to fullback, Luke McGrath onto the (...)

James Ryan and Andrew Porter: featured against Japan during Ireland’s  summer tour of 2017. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maintaining his belief that there is a good balance in Ireland’s 31-man World Cup, Joe Schmidt had said changing shifts in the game and the contrast i(...)

Dan Leavy at Vodafone’s “Ireland’s Ball” launch event in Ukiyo-e. ““The physical side, the pain’s nothing. All the chat’s about the World Cup and that’s pretty hard to deal with sometimes.”

Dan Leavy says he was “humbled” by the support and thoughtfulness shown to him following the horrific knee injury he suffered while playing for Leinst(...)

James Lowe underwent surgery following last season’s Pro14 final against the Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is optimistic that James Lowe will be back as Leinster’s Pro14 campaign gets underway against Benetton Treviso on Septe(...)

James Lowe is hopeful of being back in action in time for Leinster’s first Pro 14 game at the end of September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James Lowe hopes to be fit for the start of Leinster’s Pro 14 campaign following an elective shoulder reconstruction. The New Zealand-born wing underw(...)

 Tommy O’Donnell during training at Carton House, Kildare, ahead of Ireland’s first warm-up game against Italy. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Opportunity knocks for a host of players in the extended Ireland squad this week when they line up against Italy in the first of four warm-up games at(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt shares a joke with his training squad during an open training session at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Further pruning of the Irish squad will take place next week following the first of four warm-up games against Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.(...)

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