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# Analysis
Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances
Mike Catt’s attack delivered some real smarts off set-piece but they blew some big opportunities.
# Talking Points
No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland
England were the far superior side on a disappointing night for Ireland at Wembley.
# Analysis
No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.
# Analysis
Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris
The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.
# Analysis
How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.
# team try
Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be
Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.
# Turnovers
Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.
# Analysis
Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan
Kenny showed last night the progress he has made with his players, but it’s too little too late for Ireland’s Euros hopes.
# Talking Points
Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more
Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.
# Analysis
Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play
The Leinster and Connacht wide men worked hard across the pitch to feature in tries last weekend.
# Analysis
What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate
A decision at the end of the Tottenham-Newcastle game last weekend has caused much uproar.
# talking point
Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?
The 20-year-old Galway native was on target against Newcastle last weekend.
# Analysis
How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens
Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.
# woes
Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets
Saracens’ pack dominated Leo Cullen’s men up front in an impressive performance.
# talking point
Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?
Gareth Bale is set to re-join the North London club.
# Analysis
How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start
Leo Cullen’s men retained their Guinness Pro14 title with an excellent defensive performance.
# Analysis
Will Jose Mourinho's conservatism impede Matt Doherty? Graeme Souness doesn't think so
The Sky Sports pundit also believes Liverpool are favourites to win this year’s Premier League.
# Analysis
Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster
Stuart Lancaster’s charges shut down Munster’s early attempts to get a foothold in the game.
# new dawn
The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious
Plus, more talking points from the Ireland manager’s first two games in charge.
# Analysis
McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill
The northern province stuck to their philosophy as they mounted a dramatic comeback last night.
# Analysis
Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster
The southern province were second best in the kicking game as they suffered another semi-final defeat.
# Analysis
Bold Adam Idah call a metaphor for new Ireland
The 19-year-old Cork-born forward was handed his senior international debut in Stephen Kenny’s first match in charge.
# Rule the Skies
Why Rob Kearney could have a big role against one of Munster's key weapons
Conor Murray’s box-kicking has been superb over the past two weekends.
# Analysis
How Will Connors' remarkable tackling helped Leinster to shut down Ulster
The 24-year-old openside flanker was dogged and destructive in defence.
# Skills
Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season
The western province delivered an impressive performance as Irish rugby restarted.
# Stacks
Analysis: Deception and work-rate key as Munster attack hints at progress
Johann van Graan’s men scored three tries thanks to sharp finishes in the Leinster 22.
# Analysis
Leinster learn from England in pursuit of multi-threat attacking kicking game
Robbie Henshaw and Johnny Sexton delivered two superb touches against Munster on Saturday.
# Analysis
Has excessive game time hindered some of Europe's biggest clubs?
Man City, Barcelona and Juventus have been among the top sides to perform well-below expectations in the Champions League.
# Analysis
Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer
Michael Obafemi’s last-gasp equaliser caused a setback to the Red Devils’ Champions League ambitions.
# Analysis
How Ireland learned to stop worrying and love Jack Charlton
A look back at the troubled early days and the scepticism that greeted the Irish manager’s appointment.
Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack
The Brumbies scored an excellent try in behind the lineout against the Rebels.
# Analysis
Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?
The Portuguese manager saw his Tottenham side’s Champions League hopes diminish amid a loss to Sheffield United on Thursday.
# Kick to Score
Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game
Scott Robertson’s side used a variety of kicks to cause major problems in Wellington.
# Analysis
5 key questions ahead of the Premier League's re-start
England’s top flight is set to recommence on 17 June.
# Analysis
Explainer: The latest controversy threatening to cause a rift within the FAI
Nixon Morton — an FAI Council member — has written to both Uefa and Fifa to express concerns over perceived issues with the new set-up.
# Analysis
How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable'
The Munster playmaker is the ideal man to act as a second playmaker in the backline.
# classic
When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin
Leinster were unbeaten at Donnybrook in three years when Steph Nel’s men arrived in 2002.
# Analysis
Bully pulpit: Should US networks simply stop broadcasting Trump and his dangerous Covid-19 briefings?
Some have scaled back their live coverage of the daily briefings.
# Trés Bien
When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations
We reflect on the agonisingly tense Irish victory on the final day of the 2014 championship.
# Analysis
Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next?
The decision to postpone next month’s Six Nations match will cause chaos with the rugby calendar. Deciding when to play it again is just one of the big problems rugby’s top brass have to solve.