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Rugby - Today’s News

Scotland lead Italy by the minimum after a half of fortuitous tries

Both sides have benefited from a bit of luck in the opening half.

There have been some bold fashion choices on the BBC and RTE rugby panels today

This week the spotlight is on BBC anchor John Inverdale.

This Sunday the Irish people will get their revenge on the All Black who broke our hearts

Ryan Crotty will star in an ad where he gets smashed over, and over, and over again.

Devin Toner: ‘We’ve grown as a squad since Twickenham loss last year’

The second-row was involved in last season’s 13-10 defeat to England.

What was the Irish rugby set-up like in the early 90s? They would meet two days before a game

It was the amateur era but the Irish team were far behind their rivals in terms of preparation.

It was Sonny Bill v Richie this morning and the result was not pretty

The Chiefs thumped the Crusaders to maintain their perfect start to the Super Rugby season.

Pissing Cian Healy off, Charlton’s unique recruitment policy and more of your best comments

Our readers produced the goods again over the past seven days.

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.

Leinster’s Brendan Macken joins Gloucester on loan

The centre moves to the Aviva Premiership side until the end of the season.

Scrum battle looks decisive for Ireland against Marler and England

Scrum battle looks decisive for Ireland against Marler and England

Marty Moore says Ireland got through some seriously tough scrummaging sessions at Carton House this week.

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s home defeat to England

We were impressed by an Irish prop, centre and hooker.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Ireland’s women beat world champions England to boost Six Nations hopes

A late Niamh Briggs penalty proved decisive.

Dominant second half drives Ulster to important win over Scarlets

Neil Doak’s side had to recover from a half-time deficit at Kingspan Stadium.

Disappointing Donnybrook evening for Ireland U20s as England victorious

Nigel Carolan’s men lost for the first time in the 2015 Six Nations.

11 Ireland v England battles that will be settled once and for all this Sunday

Hold on tight, folks. There’s a whole lot of baggage that goes along with this rivalry.

Late Gopperth penalty sees Leinster draw comfort against Ospreys

Matt O’Connor’s men needed the out-half’s 78th-minute kick to level things up.

We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport

Also, Carl Frampton prepares for his world title fight in Belfast tomorrow.

‘Any day you get to play against the world champions is a good day’ – Briggs

The Ireland captain is keen to restore pride at Ashbourne as England arrive.

The Super Rugby leaders are probably the only club side around who can rival Toulon’s electric backline

With all the talent the Hurricanes have it’s no surprise that they are the early Super Rugby pace-setters.

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In pics: Ireland and England squads go through paces ahead of pivotal Six Nations clash

Here’s how the Championship’s remaining unbeaten sides are shaping up for the big one on Sunday.

Jack McGrath Ireland’s ‘stand-out player against South Africa and he’s played right through’

Here’s Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt explaining some tight selection calls.

Healy held back and more talking points from Ireland’s XV for England

There’s no change at 23, while Jordi Murphy starts his second game of the championship.

Murphy at number eight as Schmidt opts for continuity in Ireland selection

Here’s the starting team and replacements to face England on Sunday afternoon.

Hanrahan starts as Munster welcome Warriors, Connacht shuffle backs to take on Treviso

The Pro12 has some seriously important fixtures this weekend.

England XV as expected with Goode and Nowell brought in for Ireland clash

Stuart Lancaster has kept the changes in his back three.

Keith Wood: Expectation on Ireland ‘not as much of a danger as in times past’

The legendary hooker is finding it difficult to pick out a winner for Sunday’s clash with England.

Ireland’s scintillating young guns can’t wait to get England onto the 3G Donnybrook pitch

Ireland U20 captain Nick McCarthy is confident that his side can continue their breathtaking attacking play.

How good are Johnny Sexton and George Ford? We asked Jonny Wilkinson

It’s Ireland v England but it’s also Sexton v Ford.

Ireland’s 2023 World Cup bid ‘very attractive,’ says World Rugby chief Gosper

While no official bid has been announced, Gosper also said that Ireland would be a strong candidate for the 2017 Women’s World Cup.

Rugby - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Horne steps in for suspended Russell as Scotland name side for pivotal Italy clash

Vern Cotter has made two enforced and two tactical changes for Saturday’s meeting with the Azzurri.

We’ll Leave It There So: Ruddock’s return, Borussia’s bomb and all today’s sport

Here’s the best of what the sporting world had to offer on Thursday.

Analysis: Joseph’s X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland 13

Analysis: Joseph’s X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland

We identify what makes England’s outside centre such a dangerous attacker.

Henry Shefflin is the finest hurler of his generation, but can he kick it? Not quite… Wide Ball This post contains videos

Henry Shefflin is the finest hurler of his generation, but can he kick it? Not quite…

King Henry is a flawless hurler but his footballing skills need some work.

Ruddock returns for Leinster as Humphreys becomes Ulster centurion

These two provinces are in action against Welsh opposition tomorrow.

Here’s who you’ll be watching during TV3′s coverage of the Rugby World Cup

Peter Stringer didn’t make the photo-shoot, but the tall lad at the back is pretty good.

Easterby and Healy confident Jordi Murphy will ‘muscle up’ in Heaslip’s absence

The vice captain’s back injury has paved the way for the 23-year-old to make his third Test start.

Dardis and Ireland U20s aiming to replicate Schmidt’s senior set-up

The exciting fullback explains how Leinster training sessions have helped his development.

Five days to forget in Ireland’s Six Nations rivalry with England

A not-so-happy look back at some of the days when England outgunned Ireland in the Six Nations.

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