Saturday 7 February, 2015
We went minute-by-minute as the champions opened their title defence in Rome.
Francesco will be fuming.
The Racing Metro coach believes the Welsh boss ‘brainwashes’ players to think they can steamroll any side.
‘It’s been a long road’: Keatley and Murray set to steer Ireland on first step in Championship defence
Munster’s 27-year-old out-half has had to be patient. Today, almost six years since his debut, he makes his Six Nations bow.
Friday 6 February, 2015
The Azzurri want to take control of the scrum and ‘rub it in our faces,’ says McGrath.
You couldn’t turn a sweet in your mouth this clip is so packed with heroes.
As long as the Lannisters lose, we’ll all be happy.
You’re welcome, Europe.
Ian Keatley looks to be in decent goal-kicking form.
The Welsh side are hot on the tails of Connacht in sixth place, but a win could propel the Westerners closer to a playoff spot.
The principality can lay down a big World Cup marker if they play half as well as they did on England’s last visit.
Thursday 5 February, 2015
The out-half has proven his ability to deliver under pressure this season.
There were some big and surprising calls in Ireland’s first XV of 2015.
However, there is no place for Jamie Heaslip in the matchday 23.
‘I nearly crashed the car’: Briggs admits shock at Ireland captaincy call but ready to take on Europe
The goal-kicking fullback modestly says she had never even considered the prospect of leading her country.
Ireland lost on their last clash with Italy in Rome. And we all should have seen it coming.
Wednesday 4 February, 2015
Consistency was a pipe dream this time last year. In Rome, Ireland can show that they can carry it into a new year.
Joe Schmidt names his starting line-up tomorrow, but who should be in there?
The Kiwi openside will meet his compatriot Tim Boys on his road to recovery.
Jenny Murphy and Jackie Shiels form a new centre partnership.
George Ford is England’s number 10 and will be partnered by Ben Youngs.
Tuesday 3 February, 2015
Training had to be postponed in Maynooth this morning.
New head coach Tom Tierney wants to bring more great athletes onto Ireland’s rugby scene.
Monday 2 February, 2015
Is it just us, or is everyone feeling the pressure?
The Ulster winger is ready to attack a rare Six Nations campaign, but not in a new way.
There was also good news about Dave Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald today.
The flanker thinks it’s “a load of shite” that Matt O’Connor has been the target of so much flak.
Saturday 31 January, 2015
‘If you’re willing to stay up and watch, you better be ready to train’: Jamie Heaslip is pumped for the Super Bowl
Ireland’s vice captain is predicting a close finale to the NFL season, but only wants one winner.
Frogs selling beer, cats selling IT solutions and old ladies complaining about beef shortages. All human life is captured at half-time of the NFL’s showpiece game.
Friday 30 January, 2015
The new Anglesea Stand will bring Leinster’s home up to a 25,000 capacity.
The Dubliner was in Arizona before Sunday’s big game.
Ireland’s powerful openside is patiently following the road to recovery, so probably won’t be travelling to Rome for the Six Nations opener.
Thursday 29 January, 2015
From the Rock to Rob Kearney, Ferriss to Phelps. The Ireland number eight chews through any insight that can help his game.
Coach Joe Callard says his squad is one of the strongest Saxons sides ever assembled.
The second row was also issued a citing warning over an incident in the win over Sale.
The team-sheets will be unveiled today for the ‘A’ international in Cork.
Wednesday 28 January, 2015
The province have also committed academy products Jack Carty and Caolin Blade to new two-year deals.
The Munster fullback has endured a rough time with injuries in his career, but it’s ancient history as far as he’s concerned.