England 45-21 Ireland England have been crowned World Champions at Under-20 level, capturing their third title in the past four years, with a dominant 24-point mauling of Ireland in the…

Ireland’s Under 20 side have already made history this month, becoming the first team from their nation to reach the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship. On Saturday they…

Ireland 37-7 Argentina Ireland booked their spot in the final of the Under-20 Championship for the first time with a one-sided victory over Argentina. This was a ruthless performance from…

Breakthrough: Stockdale scoring his first Pro12 try for Ulster.

Tell us about your rugby background… My dad and grandad played and I started when I was about six at Ballynahinch. Then I played schools rugby at Wallace High in…

Johnny Sexton

By Alex Shaw In the 110 years of international rugby that Ireland and South Africa have gone head-to-head, not once have the Irish recorded a victory in South Africa. That…

When did you start playing rugby? In my first year of secondary school, at Summerhill College in Sligo, when I was 13. I joined Sligo rugby club after that as…

When did you start playing? When I was six, at Cranbrook rugby club in Kent. I lived near Tunbridge Wells. Which other rugby clubs have you played for? Tunbridge Wells,…

U20 All Blacks

By Alex Shaw The World Rugby U20 Championship begins next week, as the best and brightest talents from around the world converge on Manchester for age-grade rugby’s annual showpiece event.…

By Alex Shaw It’s finals weekend in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 and though the prospect of international rugby looms large, all eyes will be on Twickenham and this…