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# ireland-rugby - Today’s News

Will Paul O’Connell see out the twilight of his career in Toulon?

Local media reports suggest the European giants are interested in the 35-year old.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Leinster fans’ confidence will soar after watching these clips of Sean O’Brien on the rampage

Leinster need a big performance from their openside today.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Rapping, running and chicken tikka: 10 things you didn’t know about Simon Zebo

Munster have the weekend off, so we decided to ask Simon Zebo about things away from rugby.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Ireland international Fitzpatrick forced to retire with concussion issues

The 31-year-old has called time on his career on the advice of a neurologist.

IRFU confirm new contract talks with Joe Schmidt

The organisation is keen to get the Kiwi signed on before the World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Against the Head decide Ronan O’Gara is Ireland’s best pro-era out-half Perfect Ten This post contains a poll

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 12 April, 2015

‘Never mind play rugby, some days I couldn’t even get out of my bed’

Niall Breslin, better known as ‘Bressie,’ chats to The42 about sport, mental health and life as a teenager in Israel.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 11 April, 2015

5 players Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on in the Pro12

We’ve picked out two Leinster players and one each from Munster, Ulster and Connacht.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Joe Schmidt gets his hands on more silverware

The mantelpiece at Chez Schmidt is starting to fill up.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2015

BOD has just gone and tipped Ireland to make the World Cup final

And guess who he predicts will win this year’s competition.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Denis Hickie on THAT photo with Luke Fitz and the wing’s return to scintillating form

‘Getting back was the culmination of two years of really hard work for him.’

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

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.

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?

# 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.

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