Keith Wood

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 Conor Murray  was not included on World Rugby’s player of the year shortlist. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s Conor Murray was a notable absentee when the nominees for World Rugby’s player of the year award were announced on Monday. Five players ha(...)

Anthony Foley and Paul O’Connell pictured after Munster’s Heineken Cup semi-final victory over Leinster at Lansdowne Road in April 2006. Foley went on to lift the trophy in Cardiff as Munster beat Biarritz at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

It had the feeling of a wake, a gathering of his friends reminiscing and reflecting on the immeasurable part he had played in their lives. But a wake (...)

Anthony Foley at Munster training  at UL on October 13th of last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The boys have incorporated Axel into a lot of things we do. It’s not something we talk every now and then about, and it’s not something I’m saying to (...)

Terenure College’s Robbie Smith scores a try despite the effort of Tim Maupin of St Mary’s. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho
Tim Schmidt a bonus for Terenure
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  • October 1, 2017, 17:38

Ulster Bank League round-up: Joe Schmidt’s son Tim bagged the bonus point try for Terenure College as they won their Dublin derby with St Mary’s Colle(...)

Keith Wood  scores a try as Ireland deny England a Grand Slam in 2001. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

For the fourth time since the beginning of the Six Nations Championship in 2000 England travel to Dublin seeking a Grand Slam. They were unsuccessful (...)

 Ireland’s  Tadhg Furlong attempts to block down a kick from Rhys Webb of Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Post-match review, pre-game analysis and sandwiched in between are training sessions where theoretical and aspirational meets practical. It’s about(...)

 Danny Care  scores England’s  seventh try in the whopping 40-point victory over outclassed Scotland at Twickenham. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

England 61 Scotland 21 England’s oppressive rugby hymn reverberated around the ancient ground as Scotland desperately sought a manly route away from (...)

The Western Mail headline after Wales’ win over Ireland in the 2015 Six Nations.

The Irish-Welsh rivalry is probably the most heated and current in the Six Nations. There isn’t the historic backlog but, post-millennium, there’s bee(...)

Ieland’s Devin Toner, Sean O’Brien and Paul O’Connell react to referee Wayne Barnes’ controversial late  decision against the visitors in Cardiff in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Imagine Seán O’Brien and Paul O’Connell shaping up to end you. Wayne Barnes faced this very situation and lived to tell the tale.  In 2015 Irela(...)

Former Ireland rugby captain Keith Wood: “When there’s two or three or four guys in an international rugby game going off with concussion . . . That can’t be acceptable.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Different rules should be enforced in underage and amateur rugby to ensure players are not exposed to the same risk of injury and concussion as profes(...)

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