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Garry Doyle Garry is a rugby reporter with the highly respected Irish sports website, The42. He has previously worked as Chief Sports Writer for The Times, Ireland edition having also held that title with The Irish News of the World. He has covered 21 Six Nations campaigns and reported from 52 different countries in his career as a sports reporter, including that unforgettable day in November 2016, when Ireland recorded their first ever win over the All Blacks at Soldier Field, Chicago.

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Tall, dark and Hansen

Mack Hansen has been a breath of fresh air in the Ireland set-up and integral to Connacht's squad but his journey to Galway is lit…

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Saracens lay down a marker as McFarland takes flight

Mark McCall's men exacted the perfect revenge mission on Leicester Tigers as the reigning champs were eviscerated

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Rugby must not forget about Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors are a club that needs the support of the game in financially troubling times, and the hope is that rugby at Six…

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The pathfinder: Fiona Coughlan

The Irish Women's game has been left lagging without professional contracts but there is now hope things are set to change and the…

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Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones

Ireland on top of the world as they humble All Blacks

The rugby world was turned on its head as Ireland defeated the All Blacks in the Series decider, leaving England to follow suit, w…

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Dominant Ireland deliver history

A remarkable round of results have seen England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland win against Southern Hemisphere opposition on the sam…

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Uncertain England left looking for answers

The Southern Hemisphere are victorious as England yet again flatter to deceive, Ireland are blown away and Scotland are downed by …

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New Zealand v Ireland: The final frontier

Andy Farrell's men have yet to register a win against the All Blacks in New Zealand, but they may not get a better chance than the…

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The Barbarians put on a show to embarrass England

Eddie Jones is humiliated as the BaaBaas cut loose, leaving England to head to Australia with renewed pressure to deliver results

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The rugby world mourns the loss of Phil Bennett

The world of rugby mourns the loss of the iconic Phil Bennett, Saracens and Leicester Tigers book a heavyweight clash at Twickenha…

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Premiership play-off draw adds spice to the sparkle

Saracens will face Harlequins in the first of two tasty Premiership play-off games, while Leicester Tigers host a rejuvenated Nort…

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La Rochelle's fairy-tale story strikes a blow for the underdog

La Rochelle wrote themselves into the history books with a seismic Champion Cup win to further enhance the reputation of Ronan O'G…

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Champions Cup final: When Johnny met Rog

Johnny Sexton and Ronan O'Gara have had a chequered relationship over the years but now on friendlier terms, they resume hostiliti…

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Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones

Smokin' Joe lands knockout punch for Quins

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Is Johnny Sexton set to become Ireland's greatest player?

Johnny Sexton inches up towards the top of Irish greats, Leo Cullen every inch the equal of Stuart Lancaster and Gabin Villiere ma…

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Sean O'Brien: The pathfinder

The abrasive backrow forward hangs up his boots this summer knowing he has blazed a trail on and off the field

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Henry Arundell announces himself on the world stage

The London Irish wunderkind has caught the attention of Eddie Jones, while Leicester Tigers reach their ceiling against Leinster a…

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Rugby's next frontier at hand as records tumble and big questions loom

Women's rugby could be the game's next great frontier on a weekend when records fell, losing streaks ended and huge questions were…

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Saracens getting in the groove for trophy hunt

The five-time Premiership Champions served notice against Exeter Chiefs that they won't rest until they get their crown back

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Munster try to escape history's shadow

Expectations placed upon Munster coaches are notoriously high and Johaan van Graan has eight weeks to deliver some silverware to a…

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Leicester Tigers setting the pace

Freddie Steward leads the English charge as the giants of the game assemble for a no-holds barred battle to be crowned kings of Eu…

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Rivals to tread Care-fully around the dangerous Quins

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Ireland in rude health but fears of early World Cup exit fester

 Ireland have a good enough team to cause an upset at next year’s World Cup but lack depth to go all the way

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Ashton takes flight to write himself into the record books

The former England wing has finally drawn level with Tom Varndell as the Premiership top scorer in a weekend Leicester booked thei…

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Six Nations: Charlie Ewels pays the ultimate price to set-up classic encounter

England fade late in a compelling Six Nations clash, Wales give France a mighty fright and Saracens learn to win without their sup…

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Six Nations: The resurrection men

How Ireland became a refuge for the coaches who presided over England’s doomed 2015 World Cup

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Saracens peg back Tigers in the race for the Premiership

Saracens beat the league leaders Leicester, Duhan van der Merwe's red card kicks off social media frenzy and the Welsh regions are…

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England stutter to victory but are still in the Six Nations running

England get the job done after narrowly beating an improving Wales side, while Scotland lick their wounds after a French mauling a…

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David Corkery: 'I really worry about the head. I got knocked out and seconds later I was playing again'

The former Ireland backrow was a star at the 1995 World Cup but as a guinea pig of early professionalism the repeated blows have h…

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Six Nations: Tuilagi storms back into the Six Nations reckoning

The return of Manu Tuilagi has lifted the spirits of England fans while rugby mourns the passing of Steve Black and fans rage abou…

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Six Nations: Marcus Smith sparkles but sterner tests await

The Six Nations delivers on thrills and spills as England and Wales rebound, while only France can win the elusive Grand Slam...

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Six Nations: Scotland dare to dream

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Rugby shows vision to widen its congregation

Rugby returned to terrestrial TV in a boon to domestic rugby and with the Six Nations just days away, rugby is set to return to ce…

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Andy Farrell to perform high-wire balancing act with Ireland

The Ireland coach is entering the Six Nations with the wind in his sails after wins over England and New Zealand in the last 12 mo…

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Is George Ford primed as a starter or support act?

The 77-cap England fly-half is to be parachuted back into the England squad in the wake of Owen Farrell's injury with a point to p…

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Opportunity knocks for England's shining stars

This week will be make or break for rugby stars up and down the country with squads being named for the Six Nations and a few play…

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Wasp bite downs mighty Tigers

A resurgent Wasps upset the form-book and down unbeaten Tigers as the countdown for the Six Nations continues apace

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Smith and Fish serve up a festive feast of rugby

Harlequins and Cardiff served up a festive delight while Leicester continued their unbeaten run as European rugby was ravaged by C…

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Earls of wisdom

Munster and Ireland wing is inspiring the next generation by talking openly about his struggles with bipolar disorder

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Dupont is surging towards greatness

Antoine Dupont bewitches the rugby world, Munster marvel agains Wasps and Edinburgh down the mighty Saracens

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Tigers continue to bare their teeth

Leicester Tigers continue to blaze a trail in the Premiership, while Munster and Cardiff scramble to prepare for Europe after Sout…

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Premiership heavyweights go toe-to-toe

Saracens come out on top in slugfest over Sale, the Samoans put on a sad show at Twickenham and the URC flies in to Covid chaos

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England quicken the pulse but Eddie Jones will not rest on his laurels

The rugby world had its best day since crowds returned as France won hearts, England showed elan and Ireland finally kicked off th…

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No more false dawns?

Ireland lifted the spirts of a nation at a rocking Aviva Stadium in Dublin but for the players, there will be no getting carried a…

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Scotland the braves

The first full round of inter-Hemisphere tests since the 2019 World Cup kicked off with a bang.

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Can Farrell turn doubters into believers?

Andy Farrell has been Ireland head coach for nearly two years but still has his critics. Can the Autumn Series see an upturn in hi…

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Leicester Tigers show their muscle

Leicester Tigers underlined their notable renaissance, Worcester Warriors wilted under a Saints bombardment and Wales' omitted sta…

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Tiger kings back on their throne

The domestic season is in full swing and Leicester Tigers are leading the way, while the South African franchises continue struggl…

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Willie Anderson: A life less ordinary

From facing the haka to an Argentinian jail and standing tall in The Troubles, Willie Anderson is an Irish rugby colossus.

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The unlikely lads pushing for a Lions Test start

Few people outside Ireland had heard of Tadhg Beirne or Jack Conan in 2017, now both players are in contention to start the first …

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Why is Conor Murray the new Lions captain?

The Munster and Ireland scrum-half has precious little captaincy experience but he will have to learn fast on the biggest stage

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Destiny's child

From tragedy and torment to trophies and tours, Andrew Porter's journey to the Lions.

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Rising to the challenge

After rebuilding a club that was at its lowest ebb in 2018, Dan McFarland is closer than ever to ending Ulster’s 15-year title d…

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Building the empire

From Liverpool to Lancaster, how Leinster have become a European rugby juggernaut.

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Time to breathe

Thumping England was a huge fillip for Andy Farrell and his Ireland reign. The next step is to win a trophy.

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CJ's last stand

From project player to talisman, back-row CJ Stander will be remembered as an Ireland great

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Looking for inspiration

Ireland have been on a downward spiral since beating the All Blacks in 2018

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Tortured souls

Andy Farrell's Ireland team seem to be trapped between heaven and hell

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Six Nations preview: Ireland

Ireland's task for this Six Nations is to show they can live with the might of England and France

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Living in exile

Eddie O’Sullivan is Ireland's second-most successful coach yet has been ostracised since 2008.

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