Thursday 23 February, 2017
The centre will win just his sixth cap this Saturday, but is lapping up every lesson.
Joe Schmidt expects to need both of his out-halves against France.
The out-half is one of three changes as captain Rory Best also returns after illness.
A lot has changed for the Wexford man since his 17 minutes in Paris last year.
Wednesday 22 February, 2017
The Connacht star is firmly in the role of impact player for Ireland.
The Ulster playmaker still has work to do to match up with the intangibles offered by Sexton, says Richie Murphy
Tuesday 21 February, 2017
Ireland will clock up the air miles this summer as they travel to face the USA before a two Test tour of Japan.
Heaslip wasn’t confident of even playing in Japan after the painful quarter-final exit to Argentina, but a lot has passed under the bridge since.
Monday 20 February, 2017
The All Black will face a disciplinary committee on Wednesday.
The 63-year-old will be familiar with the Westerners’ philosophy when he arrived to fill Pat Lam’s sizable shoes.
Rob Kearney is scheduled to take part in contact training today and is also expected to train fully tomorrow.
Saturday 11 February, 2017
None of that auld: ‘they’re getting better all the time’ craic for Eddie.
Wales put Eddie Jones’ men under intense pressure for long portions in Cardiff.
The Munster man got a late call to face Italy as Rory Best was unable to play.
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland ran in nine tries against Italy in Rome.
Jamie Heaslip will lead Ireland out at Stadio Olimpico as Joe Schmidt’s side look to bounce back from opening day defeat.
‘Everybody feels they were there,’ but O’Connell’s famous speech would only emerge much later.
Friday 10 February, 2017
Stuart Hogg will win his 50th cap at Stade de France.
Thursday 9 February, 2017
Even best laid plans can unravel, so Ireland must show an ability to adapt and improvise.
St Munchin’s had declined to play the remainder of their Junior Cup meeting with PBC after three players were withdrawn due to injury.
Italy’s head coach says his side have ‘a mountain to climb’ against his home nation this weekend.
Defeat in Scotland has cast a shadow on Schmidt’s squad this week, but they’re determined to issue an emphatic response.
Ireland are set up to finish strong in Rome.
The Kiwi is backing Donnacha Ryan’s line-out nous to shore up the set-piece.
'Rugby isn't healthy for the mind, it's up and down': Comeback confidence fuelling Ireland for Rome rumble
Keith Earls will travel to Italy intent on righting some wrongs from the opening weekend.
Wednesday 8 February, 2017
The numbers of tries conceded are piling up for Andy Farrell, but he’s looking beyond the numbers.
The Munster prop had to contend with a sharp drop in weight, but has found the formula to regain a balanced diet and normality.
Tuesday 7 February, 2017
The 30-year-old All Black will stay with his native region beyond the next World Cup.
Andy Farrell’s defensive review looms for the squad today after a nightmare first half.
Monday 6 February, 2017
The focal point of Italy’s game will be in place this weekend.
Saturday 4 February, 2017
Holders made to sweat as France push them all the way at Twickenham.
Bonus points are in play and the Six Nations is ready for the starter’s gun, so we’re going minute-by-minute from Murrayfield.
Familiarity has fuelled the fire with our celtic brethren after Munster’s feisty meetings with Glasgow.
Friday 3 February, 2017
St Michael’s were the Junior Cup runners-up last year and will hope for a different outcome than the last time the sides met in the Senior Cup.
The Ulster number 10 played more Test minutes than Sexton last year despite sitting out the Six Nations.
Thursday 2 February, 2017
“The top of the game is very strong, but the bit in the middle, the clubs, are struggling badly.”
Ireland’s vice captain is relishing another term of rugby education under Nigel Carolan.
Wednesday 1 February, 2017
The Springbok is still suspended for Top 14 matches against Toulouse and Lyon.
The Kildare men had to withstand an early onslaught and struggled for a foothold in St Mary’s half.
We’ve run the numbers on how bonus points might have changed games in recent years.