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Dublin: 10 °C Monday 19 February, 2018

Rugby - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's unseen work and all the Ireland rucks against France

The Munster captain was hugely effective for Ireland at ruck time.

Carbery ready to take rare turn at 10 against Italy

“Well, if Joe picks me…”

Toner willing to welcome Ryan competition with open arms

The unflappable second row took his bench role on the chin, but is ready to wrestle his place back starting against Italy this weekend.

'We are dying to see him back': Hip issue continues to keep O'Brien sidelined

The flanker hasn’t played since early December but Leinster say he is nearing a return.

Bealham set for Connacht return after missing out on Schmidt's Six Nations squad

There’s also good news for Connacht fans with TG4 announcing it will show Friday’s clash with Ospreys live on YouTube.

Sexton skill a prime example of endless practice making perfect, says Murphy

‘I can think of hundreds of drop-goals being hit after practice,’ says the Ireland skills and kicking coach.

'It’s a learning experience and the challenge now is to get things right this week'

It’s a big week for the Ireland U20s as they look to get their Six Nations campaign back on track.

Wales stick with same starting XV for England clash

However, George North has been added to the squad.

Van Graan hopeful long-term absentee Bleyendaal will be back for Toulon

The Kiwi has returned to limited contact training this week.

Epic 41 phases can deliver benefit beyond just a single win for Ireland

“You look back on that, see what you can do when you’re under pressure.”

Rugby - Monday 5 February, 2018

England scrum-half Ben Youngs ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations

England’s victory in their Six Nations opener against Italy was soured by an injury for Youngs, which has ended his tournament early.

Analysis: Ireland's attack was too reliant on Johnny Sexton in Paris

The out-half has a huge burden on his shoulders to create chances for Ireland.

French use of 'HIA' replacements under extra scrutiny with second stage of review

The Six Nations has stepped up the investigation into the classification of France’s replacements on Saturday.

Analysis: Ireland switch off at key moments for Thomas' sizzling try

Joe Schmidt will have been frustrated by how Ireland conceded to les Bleus.

From TheJournal.ie Rape trial: Woman tells court 'you cannot underestimate how scared you are in those situations' Belfast Crown Court

Rape trial: Woman tells court 'you cannot underestimate how scared you are in those situations'

Today is the fourth day that she has been in the witness box.

'You switch off and go into a deep, dark place': CJ Stander's (obstructed) view of those 41 phases

The Munster man was one of the last to know that Ireland snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

From TheJournal.ie Rory Best was directed to attend rape trial by senior counsel Courts

Rory Best was directed to attend rape trial by senior counsel

The judge in the case clarified the situation today.

Byrne set for long-awaited Leinster return but still no sign of O'Brien or Ringrose

The province face Edinburgh on Friday night.

Van der Flier out for the season with knee injury, Conway set to miss Italy clash

In positive news, Dave Kilcoyne has re-joined the squad.

'Getting through something like that, I think it helps build the group together'

Joe Schmidt is hopeful that the circumstances of the win in Paris will have built Ireland’s resolve and the resilience.

Wonderful Welsh dominate our Six Nations Team of the Week

Who stood out for you?

Powerhouse centre Aki cherishes special Six Nations debut for Ireland

The Connacht man is keen to keep adding to his caps under Joe Schmidt.

Leavy eyes up opportunity to make a claim for Ireland's seven jersey

The 23-year-old was superb for Joe Schmidt’s side off the bench in Paris.

Rugby - Sunday 4 February, 2018

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

Seven-try England steamroll Conor O'Shea's Italy in Rome

Eddie Jones’ side got their title defence up and running in emphatic fashion.

Ex-Munster prop Sagario helps Uruguay to qualify for 2019 World Cup

Uruguay qualify as Americas 2 and join Australia, Wales, Georgia and Fiji in Pool D.

France's use of HIA protocol under review after 'a number of incidents' in Paris

Six Nations organisers have released a statement.

The biblical Johnny Sexton and Seán Cavanagh's parish pride - it's sporting tweets of the week

Plus, Paul Gascoigne and John Heslin’s question about the GAA leagues.

The new face of Six Nations TV coverage and more of the week's best sportswriting

Some of our favourite reads from the past seven days.

'I'm sure we'll get a bit of stick for it in the review, for celebrating like footballers!'

Conor Murray says he knew Johnny Sexton’s drop goal was going over as soon as he hit it.

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal

We’ve taken a look at every single action by the Irish players during their incredible winning passage.

Rugby - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Garryowen put an end to Lansdowne's five-month unbeaten run and the rest of your AIL roundup AIL

Garryowen put an end to Lansdowne's five-month unbeaten run and the rest of your AIL roundup

Lansdowne’s unbeaten run finished at 12 games as they finally fell at Dooradoyle.

Powerful France hold Ireland Women to nil

Les Bleus put Ireland through a severe opening Six Nations Test.

Van der Flier to miss Italy clash as Schmidt hails Ireland's bench impact

Dan Leavy was immense for Ireland after replacing van der Flier in the first half.

'It's pretty hard to explain how you feel when you think the game has got away'

Joe Schmidt was relieved and thrilled after Johnny Sexton’s late, late drop goal.

Rory Best says he was advised to attend trial of Ulster teammates

The Ireland captain spoke after his side’s win in Paris in the Six Nations.

Sexton: 'I just wanted one more chance'

The out-half hopes Ireland’s late efforts will be a defining moment come the end of the Championship.

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Watch: Relive Johnny Sexton's stunning drop-goal in Paris all over again

Ireland got their 2018 Six Nations campaign off to a winning start with an iconic winning kick.

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland

Joe Schmidt will be hyper-aware that Ireland have to make major improvements moving forward.