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Dublin: 1 °C Saturday 25 March, 2017

Yesterday’s News

Leinster confirm Heaslip and Kearney will miss Champions Cup QF against Wasps

The experienced pair have both undergone ‘minor procedures’ to remedy injury issues.

Captain O'Mahony straight back into Munster XV for visit to Zebre Pom

Captain O'Mahony straight back into Munster XV for visit to Zebre

Rassie Erasmus has made five personnel changes for the clash in Italy.

Marmion returns as Connacht make 10 changes for Glasgow clash

The scrum-half is among the returning frontliners for the trip to Scotland.

France lock Maestri faces hearing over criticism of referee Wayne Barnes

The fall-out from last weekend’s controversial clash in Paris continues.

Carolan a smart addition for Connacht but leaves U20s in promising place

The former Connacht back will be part of Kieran Keane’s coaching staff next season.

Thursday 23 March, 2017

A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials

The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.

Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks

World Rugby have also confirmed the match officials for Ireland’s summer tour.

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne helped to host a World Rugby technical review group in recent days.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Exciting Ireland U19 squad named for Donnybrook clash with Japan

Head coach Kieran Campbell has included some highly-promising players.

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Absorbing Six Nations throws up selection headaches in Gatland's Lions XV

Former Ireland centre Lynne Cantwell and The42′s Murray Kinsella picked their Lions XVs.

Larmour's outstanding U20 Six Nations shows why Joe Schmidt is a fan

‘You could put Jordan at nine or 10 and he’d probably do as well, he’s just an outstanding player.’

Dillane's season over as Connacht suffer Healy and Fox-Matamua blows

Pat Lam can at least welcome back Ireland international Kieran Marmion this week.

Monday 20 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's winning try against England comes from fitting source

The Irish lineout and maul were superb in victory over Eddie Jones’ side.

'I’ve never once regretted going to Munster' - Conway gets his Ireland debut

The 25-year-old wing replaced Keith Earls at half time against England last weekend.

June tour of USA and Japan looms into view for Schmidt after Six Nations

There may be chances for more new caps when Ireland head on tour this summer.

Analysis: Jared Payne adds another dimension to Ireland's attack

The Ulsterman showed his attacking quality from fullback against England.

Ireland's Marmion comfortable under 'verbal pressure' from England

The 25-year-old was composed on his second Test start for Joe Schmidt’s side.

Sunday 19 March, 2017

Ireland finish on a high but ultimately it's a Six Nations of 'frustration'

Captain Rory Best looked back with regret on the defeat to Scotland in round one.

Saturday 18 March, 2017

Schmidt puts paid to 'flawed theory' that late O'Mahony inclusion was tactical Pom

Schmidt puts paid to 'flawed theory' that late O'Mahony inclusion was tactical

The Ireland head coach confirmed a hamstring injury for Jamie Heaslip.

Ireland's composure, O'Mahony's brilliance and Dublin heart

Joe Schmidt’s side finished the Six Nations with their best performance since Chicago.

Ireland's Six Nations finishes on high as they deny England a Grand Slam

Joe Schmidt’s men were brilliant as they rained on the English parade.

Friday 17 March, 2017

Ireland come up short but reasons to be positive for home Women's World Cup

England remain the standard setters, but Tom Tierney’s side have plenty to build on.

Brilliant Larmour among the standouts for Ireland U20s in England defeat

Gavin Coombes and Charlie Connolly showed up well against the English pack.

Analysis: Ireland Women's intelligent maul key to their Grand Slam shot

Tom Tierney’s side have some clever lineout specialists in their forward pack.

Eddie Jones feeling confident as Ireland look to halt 'big brother' England

Joe Schmidt’s men must worry about their top-four ranking status ahead of the World Cup pool draw.

'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself'

Johnny Sexton will be without his regular halfback partner against England tomorrow.

Murray blow adds to demanding task for Schmidt's Ireland in Dublin

Joe Schmidt was forced into late changes ahead of tomorrow’s clash with England.

Thursday 16 March, 2017

Irishman Prendergast appointed attack coach at French club Oyonnax

The former Munster scrum-half will hope to be working in the Top 14 again next season.

Toner dropped, Kearney injured and Marmion replaces Murray

Ireland have lost their influential scrum-half to injury.

Analysis: Ireland under pressure to deliver at lineout and maul against England

The close-range failings in the lineout and maul were severely damaging against Wales.

Zebo frustrated by Ireland's inability to exploit space out wide

The Munster man says it’s difficult for him to be a playmaker from the wing.

Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'Axel led us in a lot of ways and he led us again through his passing'

Former Munster wing John Kelly will play for the Ireland Legends on Friday at the RDS.

Munster's Foley named for Ireland U20 debut against imposing England

The English have been in ominous form so far in this Six Nations.

Big selection decisions for Schmidt with O'Mahony and Payne pushing

There are a wide range of possible combinations for the Ireland head coach to go with against England.

'Andy will do his job and Owen will do his' - Father and son meet in Dublin

The Ireland defence coach will have to negate the threat of England’s centre this weekend.

Schmidt's Ireland aspire to emulate England and All Black feats

Eddie Jones’ men are looking for a 19th consecutive win in Dublin this weekend.

Monday 13 March, 2017

Analysis: Sean O'Brien tried Italy's 'tackle only' tactic with limited success

Wayne Barnes caught the Ireland openside offside for a penalty in the first half.

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on whether Ireland are too predictable

The former Ireland head coach believes Joe Schmidt’s side have become too dependent on Johnny Sexton.

Irish out-half McKinley extends contract with Italian club Treviso

The 27-year-old has been in fine form since joining the Italians last summer.

'It was just me not knowing the rules and obviously we suffered as a result'

Robbie Henshaw put his hand up after being penalised in a promising Irish maul against Wales.

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