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Rugby - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'I would have talked to Paul and those kind of guys about what a leader should be'

Tommy O’Brien has learned that he has to trust his team-mates to do their jobs.

CJ Stander: 'I felt inside I wanted to flip the table and dance on it'

Ireland’s Six Nations title is the Munster man’s first title success at senior level.

'We were trying to get him to sing 'Joxer Goes To Twickenham' but he couldn’t pull it off!'

Ireland aren’t getting distracted with a Grand Slam on the line in London this weekend.

O'Mahony misses training but Ireland say he 'will be fit and ready'

The blindside flanker was replaced in the 55th minute of last weekend’s win over Scotland.

Rugby - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'They have old heads on their shoulders': No fear of Ireland's new breed being overawed in Twickenham

Ireland’s record in London since 2010 could even make a lack of experience an advantage.

Confidence in Ireland squad kept in check by Schmidt's 'motivational fear'

Sean Cronin isn’t going to argue against the notion that Joe Schmidt is the best coach in the game right now.

Ankle keeps Kearney out of Ireland session, but Healy and Sexton in full training

Cian Healy and Johnny Sexton got through their respective extra work in the scrum and goal-kicking on top of the field session.

Connacht receive another back-row boost as Masterson extends contract

Having already played 22 times this season, the Laois native has become an important player for the province.

'We'll have three days of training and then Toulon': Ireland ambition puts the squeeze on provinces

The European quarter-finals will come hot on the heels of Saturday’s Six Nations finale.

Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: England v Ireland

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Mike McCarthy will be previewing Joe Schmidt’s Grand Slam bid.

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's creative ability shines through on Ireland's power play

Ireland produced a detailed three-phase set-piece attack to score against Scotland last weekend.

'Jack has taken his opportunity. He has been a huge bonus for us'

Munster and UCC number eight Jack O’Sullivan has been outstanding for the Ireland U20s.

'He said 'Josh you're good at this'': Sage advice keeping Van der Flier positive on road to recovery

The Leinster flanker injured his ACL on the opening day of the Six Nations and admits a wince at the brilliant performances of Dan Leavy in his absence.

'A week you dream of': Watching on as an U20 in '09, Conor Murray is ready to fulfill Grand ambition

The scrum-half watched Rory Best and Rob Kearney from a safe distance as they won a Grand Slam nine years ago, this weekend he intends to help them do it again.

Rugby - Monday 12 March, 2018

Daly a doubt for England as Jones banks 'painful' lessons before facing Ireland

Dylan Hartley looks set to return as he returned to running today.

Analysis: A moment that shows Johnny Sexton's crucial defensive brilliance

The Ireland out-half did superbly to contribute towards Scotland butchering a clear try-scoring chance.

'We can start talking about it now': Murray and Ireland ready to raise performance for Slam bid

Ireland have always maintained they were taking this Championship ‘one game at a time.’ Now that one game carries historical implications.

Ireland move up to second in World Rugby rankings after win over Scotland

Joe Schmidt’s men benefited from their win over Scotland and England’s defeat in Paris.

Connacht confirm the signing of Robin Copeland from Munster

The Wexford man has signed a two-year deal with the western province.

Ireland say Cian Healy suffered 'a stinger-like injury' but will train fully this week

The loosehead prop was treated on the pitch during Ireland’s win over Scotland.

New Zealand women's rugby team go professional

The Black Ferns have been crowned world champions five times, twice more than their famed male equivalents.

Earls an inspiration to Garry Ringrose as impressive return highlights his class

The 23-year-old centre was excellent for Ireland on his comeback to Test rugby.

'I don't think we turned up': One step forward, two steps back for sloppy Ireland

Adam Griggs says his side didn’t start playing until the final minutes against Scotland, by which stage it was too late to rescue the game.

'The opportunity that exists is really precious' - Schmidt set for Grand Slam shot

There are battered bodies in Ireland’s squad but no one will be letting up this week.

Fierce and frenetic contest leaves Ireland U20s a sniff of Six Nations title

Watching Noel McNamara’s men hasn’t been good for the heart, but they’ve fought long and hard enough to stay in the hunt for silverware.

Rugby - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I can't put my finger on it but we need to turn things around as our season is on the line'

Tommy Bowe is desperate to help Ulster finish the season strongly before he retires.

'I would never have thought it would be possible. I would have said, 'Absolutely not''

Trailblazing referee Joy Neville looks back through the past few months, and years, of breaking boundaries and smashing firsts.

AIL round-up: Quinlan's left boot condemns leaders Lansdowne to defeat

Here’s what happened in the Ulster Bank Leagues over the weekend.

England lose two forwards for Twickenham showdown with Ireland

Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes have been ruled out of Saturday’s round five clash.


Wales work their way into second place with laboured bonus point win over Italy

Liam Williams was hooked at half-time by Warren Gatland, who cut a frustrated figure throughout Wales’ five-try win.

Spain one step away from booking place in Ireland's World Cup pool

The Lions need to beat Belgium next weekend to secure qualification for Japan 2019.

Error-strewn Ireland pay the penalty as Scotland end Triple Crown hopes

Adam Griggs’ side were unable to build on the recent wins over Italy and Wales at Donnybrook this afternoon.

Ulster CEO Logan issues lengthy update on 'perfect storm' during Ireland's title-winning Saturday

‘If I didn’t think we could build on the foundations and get through this storm then I would resign.’

A classy GAA message, inflatable bananas causing riots and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

'I've worked 3, 4 jobs... washing cars, walking dogs': Wexford man Fawsitt thriving on American dream

A product of Greystones and Blackrock, the hooker helped the US Eagles win a Grand Slam last weekend.

The Paris project before PSG, Team Sky's controversy and the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning and you know what that means… stick the kettle on and feast your eyes on some brilliant long reads.

Ireland Women aiming to bring offloading style to the fore against Scots

Ciara Griffin and her team were very impressive in their victory over Wales two weekends ago.

'It's a big difference to start getting players from Donegal and Cavan, where we haven't before'

We spoke to former Ireland scrum-half Kieran Campbell about his role as the head of Ulster academy.

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality

The Kiwi is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever head coach.

Ireland enjoy championship-winning moment but know biggest test yet to come

Rory Best says it would be ‘special’ for every member of the squad to win a Grand Slam in London next week.