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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

Murray and Sexton limited in training as Schmidt looks to next week for Furlong and Henderson

Schmidt was enthusiastic about the chances offered to Joey Carbery and Kieran Marmion in today’s session.

'A talent hits a target, a genius hits a target nobody else can see' - Van Graan on Conor Murray

The Munster head coach was forced to wince as Conor Murray took treatment late on against Wales.

# six-nations - Monday 26 February, 2018

Scotland number 8 Wilson cited ahead of crunch clash with Ireland

The back row will find out on Wednesday if he will be permitted to face Ireland after appearing to make contact with the eye area of Nathan Hughes.

'One of the true greats' - Praise for Jamie Heaslip after he calls time on rugby career

The Leinster and Ireland player announced his retirement today.

Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards 8

Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards

The 34-year-old confirmed his retirement from the game after a superb career.

Townsend aiming to resolve 'an issue for Scotland since the Six Nations began'

Poor form on the road is an issue for the Scots as they turn their attentions to Dublin on 10 March.

'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has scored eight tries in his first seven Tests for Ireland.

'The players are starting to buy into it': New-look Ireland turn a corner under Kiwi Griggs

Two wins from three in this year’s Six Nations, Ireland are building confidence and momentum with each game.

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# six-nations - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won' Bip

'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won'

Warren Gatland was disappointed with the ‘stop-start’ nature of Ireland’s win over Wales.

England and Scotland asked to explain tunnel incident involving Farrell and Wilson

The fracas occurred before yesterday’s Six Nations clash at Murrayfield.

Five-try Ireland show clinical edge to claim bonus-point win over Wales

Adam Griggs’ side held off a Welsh fightback to finish strongly and rack up a big win.

Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad

10 straight Test wins for Ireland set them on course for a mouth-watering meeting with Gregor Townsend’s impressive side.

Ireland 'a work in progress' but limited prep time presents challenges ahead of Wales

Adam Griggs’ side host Wales at Donnybrook this afternoon.

Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence

After Scotland’s win over England, Ireland are five points clear at the top of the table.

# six-nations - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'It doesn't need to be said what is expected when you wear a 13 jersey with Ireland'

Chris Farrell delivered a magnificent performance on his first Six Nations outing.

'I apologise to Joe if I upset him': Schmidt and Gatland trade frosty compliments

Warren Gatland was full of praise for Ireland’s five-try display, but his tone wasn’t completely sincere.

Russell's redemption as sensational Scotland end 10-year wait for England win

Gregor Townsend’s side inflicted a damaging defeat on the visitors, who were left stunned at Murrayfield.

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Keith Earls suffered cramp, while Ireland’s halfbacks also picked up knocks against Wales.

Watch: Scotland tear England apart with expansive, free-flowing rugby Six Nations This post contains videos

Watch: Scotland tear England apart with expansive, free-flowing rugby

The hosts won the Calcutta Cup for the first time in 10 years this afternoon.

All the highlights from Ireland's pulsating five-try win over Wales Rewind This post contains videos

All the highlights from Ireland's pulsating five-try win over Wales

Have another watch. It’s worth it.

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller

Chris Farrell and Keith Earls were consistently excellent in a topsy-turvy affair.

Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales

Joe Schmidt’s men scored five tries in a stunning Six Nations clash.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side faced Wales in round three of the championship.

'At that time in my life, I would have given everything not to play rugby'

Wales out-half Rhys Priestland on battling his demons and how working with a sports psychologist helped save his career.

Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season

New faces on the pitch do not diminish the spiky relationship between these sides.

# six-nations - Friday 23 February, 2018

Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales

There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary Live This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary

The Grand Slam (and All-Ireland minor hurling) winner joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview tomorrow’s game.

Jumpy off-field, unshakable on it: Dan Leavy is ready for the biggest game of his career

Errors, momentous occasions, pivotal contests: the Leinster man sees every challenge as well within his stride.

'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wales, Schmidt sought to dispel comments Warren Gatland made in 2015.

# six-nations - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'A big thing is putting things in perspective and it's something I do every minute'

Keith Earls is enjoying the best rugby of his career.

Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales

The absence of two Lions from the tight five will be felt.

'I've been talking to Chris for three or four years, he's been a long-term project' 13

'I've been talking to Chris for three or four years, he's been a long-term project'

The Munster centre will win his third cap against Wales this weekend.

Impossible to replace 'world class players' but Schmidt excited to test Ireland's depth

Opportunity knocks for Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Chris Farrell against Wales on Saturday.

Furlong and Henderson ruled out as Schmidt names his Ireland team for Wales

Andrew Porter is set for his first Six Nations start in one of five changes to the XV.

Highly-rated Hume set for U20s debut as captain O'Brien moves to wing

Hooker Ronan Kelleher and scrum-half Jonny Stewart have returned to the starting XV.

Hughes returns for England's trip to face Scotland at Murrayfield

Eddie Jones has also named Joe Marler on the bench for Saturday’s clash.