James Ryan

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Antoine Dupont: France’s scrumhalf scored two tries, nearly had a third and was creator-in-chief of another against Wales last weekend. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty

It might sound contradictory given Ireland ran up a half-century of points against Italy last week while conceding two tries, but in many respects the(...)

Conor Murray celebrates after scoring Ireland’s third try during the game against New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago in November 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday night in Paris the likelihood is that Ireland will need to secure a bonus-point victory over France to secure the 2020 Six Nations Champio(...)

James Ryan in action on his Ireland debut against France at the Stade de France in February 2018. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

History has proved that Warren Gatland is capable of anything when it comes to selecting a team. Making James Ryan his British and Irish Lions captain(...)

Robbie Henshaw will start for Ireland against France on Saturday evening. Photgoraph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster centre Chris Farrell has been added to the Ireland squad to face France in Paris on Saturday night in the final round of the 2020 Six Nations.(...)

Italy’s Gianmarco Lucchesi  tackles Ireland’s Tadhg Beirne  during the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland 50 Italy 17 Before the game, as Johnny Sexton said on behalf of probably everyone in the Irish set-up, they’d have taken a 33-point win over(...)

Will Connors and Hugo Keenan embrace after Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Imagine two best friends winning their first caps for Ireland in the same game. Imagine the coach mentioning their strengths post match. Imagine there(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely addresses his squad at Croke Park. They face a league final and Munster championship opener against Clare at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In one way, nowhere was an enforced rupture to the intercounty season less welcome than in Limerick. By the end of the league, they were like a race (...)

Jacob Stockdale during Ireland training at the  IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The same hymn sheet is doing the rounds in Ireland camp. “Heads up” rugby being the phrase of the week with Jacob Stockdale and Garry Ringrose empower(...)

Munster back Shane Daly has been named in Ireland’s Six Nations squad. File photograph: Inpho

The winds of change in the Andy Farrell era have, as expected, swept a little stronger through the Irish squad following the announcement of a 35-man (...)

Leinster’s James Ryan runs at  Nick Tompkins of Dragons during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Professional sportsmen and women are often said to operate within a bubble at the best of times, and although this has assumed a more literal meaning (...)

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