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Dublin: 1 °C Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Rugby - Today’s News

Leo Cullen has an interesting idea about tweaking how the choke tackle is refereed

The Leinster forwards coach favours an interpretation of the law that benefits the attacking team.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

‘Sexton can deliver that World Cup’ – How the English media reacted to Ireland’s win

The opposition’s journalists were impressed by what they saw from the home side yesterday.

Connacht’s half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on

There’s only so much rugby you can fit into a weekend. So here’s some bonus Monday footage.

Ireland are back up to third in the world after beating England

Joe Schmidt’s men have moved above the English thanks to their commanding victory.

Host Daire O’Brien had an awkward slip of the tongue on ‘Against the Head’ tonight

The presenter quickly corrected himself, but the damage was already done.

We’ll Leave It There So: Harrington ends his drought, Isa’s possible return and all today’s sport

Also, one of Leinster’s non-Irish qualified players is considering whether to stay at the province.

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O’Brien doing to the England maul?

There was an odd incident in the 22nd minute of play yesterday in Dublin.

One of Wales’ key players looks odds-on to be fit for their Six Nations clash with Ireland

The team captain suffered a contusion to his knee during his country’s defeat of France at the weekend.

One of Leinster’s non-Irish qualified players is considering his future ahead of next season

Zane Kirchner says he has to decide whether or not to stay with the province.

France’s Six Nations nightmare continues with Parra and Fofana ruled out

Head coach Philippe Saint-André is coming under heavy criticism after the defeat to Wales.

Sexton’s hamstring only ‘minor’ as O’Brien and Payne suffer concussion

Both concussed players have begun their return-to-play protocols.

Are Leinster going to bring back Isa Nacewa? Leo Cullen didn’t rule it out

Isa Nacewa has been in retirement for two years but could be set for a shock return to Dublin.

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw’s try built on foundation of Irish work rate

We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.

Ireland has bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

The campaign involves locations in both Dublin and Belfast.

‘A lot of our young lads haven’t played in that sort of intensity before’ — England coach Lancaster

Six of England’s starting XV yesterday had fewer than 10 international caps.

Either Rangi Chase had the ball on a string or he’s just a rugby league magician Beautiful Assist This post contains videos

Either Rangi Chase had the ball on a string or he’s just a rugby league magician

The Kiwi showed incredible sleight of hand to help Salford beat Hull.

6 talking points as Ireland take control of the 6 Nations after win over England

Joe Schmidt’s men were in imperious form against England as they extended their winning run to 10 games.

Zebo underlining status as Schmidt favourite on Ireland’s left wing

The 24-year-old was superb in the victory over England in Dublin yesterday.

‘We’re not thinking about Grand Slams yet’ – Ireland turn focus to Wales

Ireland will gather for a short training camp in Belfast this week as Warren Gatland’s side come into focus.

Rugby - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Schmidt on Zebo: ‘He’s a free-spirited young man who loves the game’

The Munster wing’s hard work made him a stand-out performer against England.

Was that display against England Paul O’Connell’s final act at home in the Six Nations?

Ireland will finish off this year’s Championship on the road and the captain still hasn’t decided whether he will play beyond the World Cup.

Schmidt vows to ‘enjoy the moment, take a deep breath’ and pour cold water on Grand Slam talk

‘Control is fickle’, says the Ireland coach after his team took over at the top of the Six Nations Championship.


Irish fans won’t like this Welsh journalist’s comments about ‘lump it in the air’ Ireland

Ireland play Wales in two weeks time and already opinions are flying around.

Joe Schmidt has given a health update on Johnny Sexton and Sean O’Brien

Two of Ireland’s most important players went off injured during the big win over England.

Player ratings: How Ireland fared in their Six Nations win over England

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland were 10/10 collectively.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Ireland’s Six Nations win over England

There’s much talk of chariots losing their wheels on social media this evening.

Man-of-the-match Robbie Henshaw with a brilliant try in the corner Superb This post contains videos

Man-of-the-match Robbie Henshaw with a brilliant try in the corner

What a way to score your first international try.

Schmidt’s dominant Ireland see off England as Henshaw excels in Dublin

Grand Slam hopes remain on track after a third consecutive win in this year’s Six Nations.

Sean O’Brien’s day ends early as heavy knock causes him to wobble and fall over Head Injury This post contains videos

Sean O’Brien’s day ends early as heavy knock causes him to wobble and fall over

The Ireland flanker was taken off with a suspected concussion in the first half.

As it happened: Ireland v England, Six Nations

After a two-week build-up the big day has finally arrived.

Clive Woodward makes a very Clive Woodwardy Ireland v England prediction

The World Cup-winning boss is firmly backing his team.

Healy: With or without Robbie Henshaw, individuals aren’t going to win us games

Connacht’s player of the month is ready for Treviso this weekend.

You won’t see a better piece of skill this weekend than Keith Earls’ Zebo-esque flick

It was a risky move but it paid off for Earls nicely.

‘I felt like a complete fraud’ – Being a World Cup hero was tough for Jonny Wilkinson

The former out-half spoke to us about injuries, THAT drop goal and whether he should have left Newcastle sooner.

‘We’re animals, we’re greedy’ – Kearney still hungry at 60-cap milestone

We caught up with the Ireland fullback ahead of this evening’s crucial Six Nations clash with England.

Pendred in a dress and Kernan in Sunderland – It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also, Caroline Wozniacki taking the positives from her relationship with Rory.

These two fans had the most serious Ireland v England discussion you are likely to see

Only England coming to town can inspire such heated debate.

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