Johann Van Graan anger as Reds self-destruct

No wonder Johann van Graan looked downbeat.

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Smiling James Lowe lights up Leinster

A game badly compromised by the absence of almost two dozen Six Nations stars was rescued by another star turn from Leinster’s James Lowe who continued to entertain long after the final whistle on Saturday afternoon.

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Joe Schmidt plans for every eventuality

Joe Schmidt has backed Ireland’s “great decision makers” to successfully adapt to whatever conditions or opposition gameplan they face when Wales visit Dublin for this Saturday’s crucial NatWest 6 Nations showdown.

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Warren Gatland: I don’t think I’m undervalued

When he was sacked as Ireland coach in November 2001, there weren’t many who would have predicted the sort of success Warren Gatland has gone on to achieve.

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The Kieran Shannon interview with Richard Shuttleworth: Open to what the game teaches

Renowned skill acquisition and high-performance coach Richard Shuttleworth has worked with elite coaches worldwide, from Eddie Jones to Mickey Whelan. Of Jones, he notes an ability to make a coach or player ‘bleed’, but then bandage them up. In both Jones and Whelan, he sees coaches who teach through games rather than drills.

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Cullen taking Carbery absence in his stride

Today seemed to be tailor-made for Joey Carbery.

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‘Wales are like a dog with a bone’

Looking after number one sometimes does have wider benefits as Leinster, and now Ireland, may appreciate with Fergus McFadden’s return to form this season.

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Munster begin preparations for a Zebo-less future

Munster’s planning for a Zebo-less future has solidified with new contracts for Andrew Conway and Stephen Fitzgerald confirmed and a first start of the season for the latter in this evening’s Guinness PRO14 trip to Cardiff Blues.

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