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# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 28 February, 2015

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.

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.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 27 February, 2015

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.

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.

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.

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-rugby - Thursday 26 February, 2015

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.

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.

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.

Simon Zebo braced for Goode grief as Ireland aim to kick on past England

The wing says the Saracens fullback has ‘some of the best footwork I’ve ever seen’.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Pascal Pape and rugby’s Twitter apologists engaging in the fine art of PR spin

The French player took to social media to say sorry for injuring the Ireland and Leinster star.

Simon Hick Column: ‘Don’t hate the players, hate the game’

Our man says Ireland aren’t taking risks, but rugby clearly doesn’t reward risk takers anymore.

‘If Sexton plays well, we’ll win and if Sexton plays badly, we’ll lose’

Paul Wallace thinks a lot is resting on how Sexton performs against England.

Ireland’s toughest task yet as O’Mahony prepares for ‘adaptive’ England Pom

Ireland’s toughest task yet as O’Mahony prepares for ‘adaptive’ England

The Munster captain says Joe Schmidt’s side are not happy with their performances in his championship so far.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

‘It was a proud day for the Irish people’ – Wallace remembers when England came to Croker

The rampaging flanker played a key role in one of Ireland’s greatest victories.

We’ll Leave It There So: Christmas in Qatar, the Fitzgibbon Cup moves on and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news on additions to the Ireland rugby squad.

TMO replaced for Ireland’s clash with England after stabbing in South Africa

Deon von Blommestein has been drafted in after the attack on Shaun Veldsman.

Heaslip remains with Ireland squad as preparations for England intensify

Munster’s Billy Holland and Roger Wilson have joined up with Joe Schmidt’s group this week.

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