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Paul O’Connell has been named Player of the Six Nations for 2015

There won’t be too many arguments with this.

One of rugby’s biggest cult heroes might be playing on into his 41st year

Brad Thorn won’t ever not be playing professional rugby.

Ulster’s Chris Henry will make his comeback from heart surgery tonight

The 27-year-old has been out of action since suffering a mini-stroke in November.

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The first Welshman to ever play Super Rugby is joining a Pro12 team for the first time

The Pro12 will welcome yet another talented back row next season.

Conor O’Shea happy at Harlequins amidst links to Italy job post-World Cup

The former Leinster and Ireland fullback has not spoken to the Italian Rugby Federation.

Zebo and TOD return for Munster as Connacht name Marmion and Carty

There have been changes to both provinces’ teams ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Thomond Park.

Analysis: That weird Sean O’Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

A former Ireland U20 hooker made his Super Rugby debut this morning

Tom Sexton played for the Melbourne Rebels in their defeat to the in-form Hurricanes.

Leinster looking for kick start with dangerous Glasgow in town

Matt O’Connor has a handful of international players back for this evening’s clash at the RDS.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

We’ll Leave It There So: Bugler appeal fails, Mads back at centre and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news on the Real Madrid player not selected for Scotland because he was too short. Kind of.

Next season’s Champions Cup starts a fortnight after the World Cup final

EPCR has also announced its plans for the play-off system over the next three seasons.

Leinster coach O’Connor: ‘We’re not worried about trophies at the moment’

The eastern province face Glasgow Warriors tomorrow in what looks like a must-win fixture.

Madigan back at 12 as Leinster make seven changes for Glasgow clash

Expect to see plenty of international experience in the RDS tomorrow evening.

Welsh legend Jones signs for Conor O’Shea’s Harlequins

The Irish director of rugby has secured the services of a vastly experienced tighthead prop.

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

‘We’re running out of games’: Leo Cullen fronting up for business end of the season

Friday marks Leinster’s penultimate fixture at the RDS this season, unless they can make a late push for the top two.

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

Rugby - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Long live The King, net Bolger and all today’s sport

Because sport wasn’t just about Henry Shefflin today.

We’re still a bag of nerves watching Irish fans bear England V France in Murrayfield Behind The Scenes This post contains videos

The most talented U18 club players in Ireland have been picked for the Three Union Festival

The Irish side face two tough fixtures against England and France early next month.

Five men fighting for Joe Schmidt’s World Cup attention over the next few months

It’s a battle for those boarding passes between now and September.

Pat Lam’s Connacht have signed a Kiwi back row ahead of next season

Openside flanker Nepia Fox-Matamua will join the province on a two-year deal.

‘Henshaw was a contender for Ireland’s player of the tournament’

Whiff of Cordite assess the incredible events of last Saturday and reflect on the Six Nations in general.

Rugby - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

‘People would always ask, is it tag rugby?’ — Double 6 Nations champ Ali Miller

The winger isn’t playing for fame, but was happy to help her side put their best foot forward on a fast track in Scotland.

After another 6 Nations success, who would you like to see in Ireland’s World Cup squad?

With the champions’ squad already stocked with in-form players, Joe Schmidt has some tough calls to name a 31-man squad.

Wave goodbye to Hook and McGurk with this class Six Nations closing montage

The duo bowed out as Ireland were crowned champions in thrilling circumstances.

Leinster have added two wrecking balls to their Champions Cup squad

Connacht have brought two new faces into their Challenge Cup playing group.

Rugby referee Nigel Owens on ‘the one issue that soccer needs to address’

The sport has been continually criticised, with players and officials consistently coming under the spotlight.

‘He studies the game unbelievably hard’ – Ireland’s players laud Schmidt

Captain Paul O’Connell says the players’ trust in their head coach has never wavered.

A Wallaby flanker made a stand against homophobic slurs at the weekend

David Pocock raised the issue with referee Craig Joubert during the Brumbies clash with the Waratahs.

Poll: Should the Six Nations introduce bonus points to encourage attack? Entertainment This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Six Nations introduce bonus points to encourage attack?

Do you think it would be a good idea for the Six Nations to follow the trend of other competitions?

Zebo’s slam and Keatley’s composure: 4 underrated things that helped Ireland win the 6 Nations

A few key contributors flew a little under the radar amidst all the celebrations.

‘It’s unbelievably competitive’ – A LOT of talented wings are fighting for Schmidt’s attention

Leinster’s Dave Kearney is hoping strong club form can get him some more international recognition.

Rugby - Monday 23 March, 2015

Wild speculation alert! Let’s forecast what the next Lions squad would look like today

We will be happy if 50% of these guys end up in New Zealand.

Bullish BOD backs Ireland to go where no other Irish team has gone before

The legendary centre thinks Joe Schmidt’s men are primed for a strong World Cup showing.

‘After 11 years as a player and this is my seventh year as a coach – I’m used to pressure’

Tom Tierney was confident of achieving success with the Ireland women’s team.

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