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# 6nations - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack
# Picture Perfect
# Picture Perfect

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack

Feb 23rd 2021, 4:55 PM 6,497 Views 18 Comments

‘The hard part in international rugby is creating the chances and we’ve done that.’

# 6nations - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach
# Give It Griggsy
# Give It Griggsy

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach

Mar 21st 2018, 11:50 AM 8,777 Views 3 Comments

The New Zealander originally undertook the role on a short-term basis.

# 6nations - Monday 19 March, 2018

7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory
# Iconic
# Iconic

7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory

Mar 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,835 Views 8 Comments

We’ll always have Paris (and Jacob Stockdale intercept tries).

# 6nations - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam
# Homecoming Kings
# Homecoming Kings

'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam

Mar 18th 2018, 8:12 PM 22,096 Views 10 Comments

Fans, family, and a Minister were at the Shelbourne to greet the Six Nations champions.

It wasn't easy, but we found space for a few non-Grand Slam winners in our Team of the Championship
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

It wasn't easy, but we found space for a few non-Grand Slam winners in our Team of the Championship

Mar 18th 2018, 1:59 PM 18,467 Views 31 Comments

Who is a must-have in your best XV of the past 15 matches?

# 6nations - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step
# Prolific
# Prolific

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step

Mar 17th 2018, 10:29 PM 16,104 Views 17 Comments

The 21-year-old has set a new bar for Irish tries in a single season.

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table
# Snakes And Ladders
# Snakes And Ladders

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table

Mar 17th 2018, 7:34 PM 21,559 Views 17 Comments

Wales and Scotland claimed narrow wins to edge their way up the standings.

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win
# Slam Dunk
# Slam Dunk

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win

Mar 17th 2018, 6:41 PM 20,300 Views 8 Comments

There was a lot of second half work to do, but Ireland put the winning scores on the board nice and early in Twickenham.

'Joe came up with the move': Furlong on his fantastic hands to set up slick Stander try
# Playmaker Prop
# Playmaker Prop

'Joe came up with the move': Furlong on his fantastic hands to set up slick Stander try

Mar 17th 2018, 5:30 PM 16,187 Views 11 Comments

126 kilos and still capable of the lightest of touches.

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider
# Slam Dunk
# Slam Dunk

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider

Mar 17th 2018, 1:45 PM 72,567 Views 71 Comments

We went minute-by-minute through Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day bid for glory in Twickenham.

# 6nations - Friday 16 March, 2018

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test
# Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Mar 16th 2018, 5:00 PM 35,345 Views 9 Comments

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Premature celebrations, dormant quality and harsh lessons: Slambush roles reversed for Ireland
# Slambusters
# Slambusters

Premature celebrations, dormant quality and harsh lessons: Slambush roles reversed for Ireland

Mar 16th 2018, 8:19 AM 26,174 Views 25 Comments

We spoke with two Englishmen familar with the difficulties of the final hurdle in a Grand Slam chase about what can go wrong.

# 6nations - Thursday 15 March, 2018

A face in the crowd in '09, this time James Ryan is in the thick of Grand Slam push
# Dj Jr
# Dj Jr

A face in the crowd in '09, this time James Ryan is in the thick of Grand Slam push

Mar 15th 2018, 8:05 PM 10,927 Views 12 Comments

The Leinster lock has seemed destined for an Ireland jersey for most of the nine years since he watched an epic Grand Slam decider in Cardiff.

3-0 would do: Schmidt ready to accept boring badge if it comes with a Slam
# Pragmatic
# Pragmatic

3-0 would do: Schmidt ready to accept boring badge if it comes with a Slam

Mar 15th 2018, 4:24 PM 7,631 Views 1 Comment

‘I don’t think we would be uninspired by a 3-0 victory, because we know what’s at stake.’

Schmidt 'surprised' to see Van der Westhuizen in England camp, but stands by assistant ref's integrity
# Official Business
# Official Business

Schmidt 'surprised' to see Van der Westhuizen in England camp, but stands by assistant ref's integrity

Mar 15th 2018, 2:33 PM 8,086 Views 11 Comments

The South African will run the line at Twickenham on Saturday despite aiding England’s preparations this week.

Henderson handed starting role as Ireland chase Grand Slam in Twickenham
# Team-Sheet
# Team-Sheet

Henderson handed starting role as Ireland chase Grand Slam in Twickenham

Mar 15th 2018, 1:47 PM 31,961 Views 39 Comments

Rob Kearney and Peter O’Mahony are cleared to play despite sitting out training early this week.

Farrell takes over at 10 as Jones makes sweeping changes for Irish visit
# Team-Sheet
# Team-Sheet

Farrell takes over at 10 as Jones makes sweeping changes for Irish visit

Mar 15th 2018, 1:24 PM 20,725 Views 28 Comments

The England coach has paired up Saracens in both the second row and at half-back

# 6nations - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 13th 2018, 6:47 PM 10,858 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Stick And Carrot
# Stick And Carrot

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

Mar 13th 2018, 5:08 PM 9,265 Views 5 Comments

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
# Running Repairs
# Running Repairs

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

Mar 13th 2018, 3:26 PM 8,298 Views 19 Comments

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

'He said 'Josh you're good at this'': Sage advice keeping Van der Flier positive on road to recovery
# Unlucky 7
# Unlucky 7

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

Mar 13th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,959 Views 2 Comments

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
# Legacy
# Legacy

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

Mar 13th 2018, 1:50 AM 6,759 Views 2 Comments

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.

# 6nations - Monday 12 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 12th 2018, 5:30 PM 11,895 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 12th 2018, 2:55 PM 7,649 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 12th 2018, 1:32 AM 10,301 Views 0 Comments

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.

# 6nations - Sunday 11 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 11th 2018, 5:23 PM 11,388 Views 17 Comments

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

# 6nations - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Six Nations within Ireland's reach today, but 'if you allow yourself to dream it's not productive time'
# Preview
# Preview

Six Nations within Ireland's reach today, but 'if you allow yourself to dream it's not productive time'

Mar 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,492 Views 24 Comments

All the parts are in place for Ireland to reclaim the title after two years of English dominance.

# 6nations - Friday 9 March, 2018

Jack O'Sullivan powers Ireland U20s to bonus point win over Scotland
# Big Jack
# Big Jack

Jack O'Sullivan powers Ireland U20s to bonus point win over Scotland

Mar 9th 2018, 9:08 PM 11,897 Views 11 Comments

The powerful Munster number eight ran in two of Ireland’s four tries.

Toner back up Schmidt's pecking order thanks to his 'particular set of skills'
# Totemic
# Totemic

Toner back up Schmidt's pecking order thanks to his 'particular set of skills'

Mar 9th 2018, 8:02 AM 8,010 Views 34 Comments

The stalwart of Ireland’s second row echoed Bryan Mills as he prepares to get to grips with Scotland.

'There's a method to any madness that happens': Schmidt sizes up Scots while poking holes in perception
# Organised Chaos
# Organised Chaos

'There's a method to any madness that happens': Schmidt sizes up Scots while poking holes in perception

Mar 9th 2018, 1:57 AM 8,348 Views 9 Comments

The Kiwi set about dismantling the relevance of ball-in-play time statistics after Warren Gatland’s assertion that Wales would have beaten Ireland if the ball were alive for longer.

# 6nations - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Henderson makes the bench as Ringrose returns to Ireland's centre for Scotland clash
# Shoulder To Shoulder
# Shoulder To Shoulder

Henderson makes the bench as Ringrose returns to Ireland's centre for Scotland clash

Mar 8th 2018, 1:48 PM 27,330 Views 51 Comments

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong have both shaken off hamstring injuries, but only the tighthead has forced his way back into the starting line-up.

# 6nations - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'D-Day' training in Carton House leaves Ireland ready to eat the elephant
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

'D-Day' training in Carton House leaves Ireland ready to eat the elephant

Mar 6th 2018, 8:11 PM 13,963 Views 11 Comments

The Championship and a Grand Slam are becoming increasingly real possibilities, but Joe Schmidt’s squad are maintaining a short-term focus.

Murray not sore about losing kicking duels with Carbery after knee injury 'fright'
# Playmaker
# Playmaker

Murray not sore about losing kicking duels with Carbery after knee injury 'fright'

Mar 6th 2018, 3:39 PM 25,900 Views 3 Comments

The Munster scrum-half showed off his impressive goal-kicking again in the win over Wales, but he feared he had suffered serious injury minutes earlier.

Tadhg Furlong declares himself fit and well for Ireland's clash with Scotland
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Tadhg Furlong declares himself fit and well for Ireland's clash with Scotland

Mar 6th 2018, 1:03 PM 9,047 Views 14 Comments

The tighthead missed out on the win over Wales with a hamstring complaint.

'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'
# Centre Of Attention
# Centre Of Attention

'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'

Mar 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,374 Views 16 Comments

Keith Earls knows the weight that comes with a 13 jersey for Ireland, but it has become easier to slip new talents into the outside centre channel.

# 6nations - Monday 5 March, 2018

Scotland coach Blair says 'it would be silly' not to recall John Hardie after ban
# Hardie Buck
# Hardie Buck

Scotland coach Blair says 'it would be silly' not to recall John Hardie after ban

Mar 5th 2018, 5:19 PM 8,655 Views 23 Comments

The Edinburgh flanker was suspended for three months for alleged cocaine use.

Fear not a factor for Earls as he leans on a little help from Keith Barry
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

Fear not a factor for Earls as he leans on a little help from Keith Barry

Mar 5th 2018, 3:02 PM 16,318 Views 15 Comments

The Munster flyer has enlisted the help of the mentalist to ensure his mind is functioning at optimum levels.

Snow forces Schmidt's squad to move training to Abbotstown
# Change Of Plan
# Change Of Plan

Snow forces Schmidt's squad to move training to Abbotstown

Mar 5th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,967 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s Kildare training base remains coated in thick snow after last week’s severe weather.

# 6nations - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons
# Mighty Quinn
# Mighty Quinn

Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons

Mar 1st 2018, 6:10 PM 10,145 Views 9 Comments

The Connacht lock is working hard to stay involved in Ireland’s Six Nations setup and hopes to achieve ‘something special’ in the weeks ahead.

# 6nations - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Eddie Jones: 'It took NZ 8 years to learn to fix things on the field, we’re trying to do it in 4'
# Fast Track
# Fast Track

Eddie Jones: 'It took NZ 8 years to learn to fix things on the field, we’re trying to do it in 4'

Feb 28th 2018, 5:28 PM 9,962 Views 8 Comments

The England head coach says ‘everything is more difficult’ for England.

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