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# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

One of Irish rugby’s best attacking prospects is out of the upcoming World Cup

Stuart Olding is facing nine months out after injuring his knee.

Clive Woodward thinks bonus points in the Six Nations are the way forward

“Rugby’s a great game when it’s played properly,” the former England coach added.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 29 March, 2015

‘Myself and Johnny would probably have been the fall guys’ – Madigan on tense Six Nations finale

“Obviously the way sports people are, you like to take responsibility.”

Relive the moments that made Paul O’Connell the Six Nations Player of the Championship

The captain played an integral role as Joe Schmidt’s side secured back-to-back titles last week.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 27 March, 2015

Johnny Sexton helped Racing Metro to a win in the Top 14 tonight

The out-half recently played a starring role in Ireland’s Six Nations triumph.

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

There won’t be too many arguments with this.

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.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 26 March, 2015

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.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

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.

‘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.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

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.

‘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.

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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?

# ireland-rugby - Monday 23 March, 2015

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.

Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack

We break down the plays that saw the Tullow Tank cross twice, as well as the build-up to Jared Payne’s score.

3 Irish players make the 12-man shortlist for the 6 Nations Player of the Tournament

There are four English men, two apiece from Scotland and Wales, one from Italy and none from France on the list.

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Poll: how do you think Ireland will do at the Rugby World Cup?

Expectation has never been higher after another Six Nations win.

Six players to look out for at World Cup, after a thrilling Six Nations finale

It’s all downhill to England from here.

‘It was just surreal’ – The Irish players experienced the last day drama just like we did

It was an anxious wait for Conor Murray to see if Ireland would retain their title.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Each one of yesterday’s 27 tries tells its own story in the Six Nations’ greatest ever day

There were so many cracking scores in the riveting finale to the Six Nations.

All of a sudden England’s coach has morphed into Eddie O’Sullivan

Just like the former Ireland boss, Stuart Lancaster has made a habit of finishing runners up.

The returning Irish heroes are so sound they are letting fans lift the Six Nations trophy

Irish rugby fans need to get to Dublin Airport ASAP.

The Welsh media reacted to Ireland’s Six Nations win exactly how you thought they would

They put a lot of work into their front page, to be fair.

How the world’s media reacted to Ireland’s Six Nations triumph

From New Zealand to Wales, we take a look at what they’re saying about Joe Schmidt’s men.

Four Italians! Stephen Jones’ team of the Six Nations is very Stephen Jonesy

The Sunday Times writer was in great form this morning.

Do you agree with our Six Nations team of the tournament?

We’ve crunched the numbers and this is the XV we’ve come up with.

‘I’ll just have to pinch myself and let it sink in’ – Robbie Henshaw

The centre has gone form winning Connacht Senior Cups to Six Nations championships in just three years.

Letter from Edinburgh: Ireland’s travelling support play a blinder

Captain Paul O’Connell said it was ‘incredible’ to win the Six Nations in front of a big Irish crowd.

‘Ultimate leader’ Paul O’Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success

The 35-year-old lock lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second time in two years last night.

‘I felt strong again’ – The Tullow Tank is back to his rampaging best Sob

‘I felt strong again’ – The Tullow Tank is back to his rampaging best

Sean O’Brien was man of the match as Ireland secured a second consecutive Six Nations title.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Schmidt: ‘I’ve got a sick son, the reality for me is a long way from rugby’

Ireland’s head coach pushed the credit for back-to-back Six Nations on the players and his coaching staff.

POC: ‘It was like Robbie Henshaw’s 21st birthday with the ’80s hits!’

The Ireland captain explains exactly how nerve-wracking the last few hours have been.

The only thing better than Jared’s sexy line earlier was SOB’s Space Jam stretch to touch down

Jared Payne cut some lovely angles at Murrayfield today.

Heaslip’s try-saving smash on Hogg is the sort of thing you’ll remember in 50 years time

I want to be buried with today’s rugby when I die.

Magic scenes in Murrayfield as Ireland lift the Six Nations trophy again

Paul O’Connell and his teammates got the party started in Murrayfield.

Yoann Huget goes full French, almost shrugs the Six Nations right out of Ireland’s hands

‘Why shouldn’t I run the ball out of my own territory on the final play?’

Never in doubt! Ireland secure back-to-back 6 Nations titles on stunning day of rugby

Joe Schmidt’s side are the first Ireland team to defend the Six Nations title for 66 years.

‘I’ll be either delighted or broken’: Joe Schmidt on mission acomplished in Murrayfield

The New Zealander will calm his nerves by eating dinner away from TV screens this afternoon.

Brilliant O’Brien and more talking points from Ireland’s big win in Scotland

Fitter leaders, the backline thriving, England’s task and attack on top.

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