Keith Wood

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Munster’s bonus point came from a penalty try after Jaco Taute was tackled by Leicester’s George Worth while chasing a ball kicked through from Darren Sweetnam. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 38 Leicester 0 Great theatre, as the rarest thespian can show us, demands impeccable timing. When to go, when to stall, when to do nothing at(...)

The coffin of Munster head coach Anthony Foley leaves St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe, Co Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Anthony Foley’s widow told the congregation at his funeral Mass she intends to make sure their two sons “grow up decent, solid men, full of integrity (...)

The coffin of Munster rugby coach Anthony Foley is carried from St Flannan’s Church after his funeral service in Killaloe. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“We have been plunged deep into an incomprehensible darkness and sense of loss,” Fr Pat Malone said in his homily at the funeral of Munster rugby head(...)

People wait in line to view the coffin of  Anthony Foley in repose in St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe, Co Clare, ahead off his funeral today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of people attended the reposing of former Shannon, Munster and Ireland rugby player Anthony Foley in his home village of Killaloe, Co Clare(...)

Keith Wood embraces Anthony Foley  after Ireland’s Six Nations victory over Scotland in 2000. Photograph: Getty

Keith Wood has paid tribute to his late, great friend Anthony Foley, after the former Munster and Ireland number eight died in Paris on Saturday. Woo(...)

Shane Lowry celebrates with Keith Wood during the Pro-Am at Wentworth. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

I’m obviously doing something right because I’ve been moved upstairs to the elite locker room here at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship, which i(...)

Gordon D’Arcy celebrates a try against Munster in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final. “It was  as seamless a performance as Leinster have ever produced.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby has changed but Leinster versus Munster has a permanency to it. Even considering all that’s happened in recent seasons, it should still be the g(...)

Stuart McCloskey in action against England: “An infusion of fresh talent can  galvanise more established members of a squad.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The infusion of new, young players in any team sport is invariably hailed by pundits and supporters, especially if results have taken a turn for the w(...)

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby with Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In that typically unfussy and unstated way of his, both as player and coach, Simon Easterby has again become a hugely important figure within the Irel(...)

Johnny Sexton in action against Wales in their Six Nations opener. “On seeing his demeanour on the field last Sunday it looked to me like he was enjoying his rugby again.” Photograph: Getty Images

The well-worn line about doing the jersey justice resonates in the wake of Paul O’Connell’s retirement from rugby. But a genuine tribute to Paulie’s l(...)

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