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# Womens Six Nations
'There’s definitely huge potential, you just want them to go and fulfil that'
Niamh Briggs and Maeve Óg O’Leary look ahead to a new Six Nations campaign.
Yesterday
20th March 2023
# Steve Hansen
'If it was the All Blacks, they’d probably be called chokers' - Hansen's warning for Ireland
Former New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes pressure could be a problem for Ireland at the 2023 World Cup.
# Jack Conan
'We spoke all week about this being one of the greatest days of our lives'
Jack Conan and Ross Byrne both made important contributions off the bench against England.
This week
19th March 2023 - 21st March 2023
# ryan baird
'I saw it and thought, 'this is what Tadhg Beirne would do', so I just did what he'd do!'
Ireland lock Ryan Baird made some big contributions on the biggest day of his young career.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Comment
Sexton gets dream Six Nations send-off on historic day for Irish rugby
The Ireland captain was the centre of attention but others stood up when the team needed it.
# that winning feeling
'It's an unbelievable feeling, just so much pride to play for this country'
Ireland’s Josh van der Flier and Mack Hansen reflect on a special day at Aviva Stadium.
# Comment
Sexton gets dream Six Nations send-off on historic day for Irish rugby
The Ireland captain was the centre of attention but others stood up when the team needed it.
# Comment
Win or lose, Irish rugby is enjoying another golden era
Grand Slam success would be just reward for a team that deserve to be celebrated.
# Ready to Rock
Henshaw primed to tackle England after long spell on the sidelines
The Ireland centre made his return from injury off the bench in the win over Scotland.
# High praise
O'Mahony: Sexton has 'changed rugby for the better'
The Ireland back row paid a glowing tribute to Johnny Sexton ahead of his final Six Nations appearance.
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# End game
'This is the last Six Nations game but there's so much ahead' - Sexton
Johnny Sexton spoke to the media today ahead of his final Six Nations game for Ireland.
# back at it
Gibson-Park eyes Grand Slam glory after 'toughest injury break' of career
The scrum-half missed the opening three rounds of the Six Nations through injury.
# Comment
Strength of the collective shines through as Ireland make light of Murrayfield mayhem
Ireland’s ability to deal with disruption has become a defining quality of Andy Farrell’s squad.
# hard earned
Conan delights in 'one of best days I’ve ever been involved in with this squad'
The Leinster backrower came on early in the first half for the injured Caelan Doris.
This month
March 2023
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# Comment
Townsend has built his strongest Scotland side yet but future remains uncertain
The Scotland head coach could be nearing the end of his tenure just as his team appear to be on the rise.
# main man
Iain Henderson on Ireland's plan to contain Finn Russell
The Ireland lock feels Gregor Townsend’s team are playing a more exciting brand of rugby this year.
# Captain
Sexton fit to face 'best Scotland team' of Six Nations era
The Ireland captain also ruled out a move onto Leo Cullen’s coaching team at Leinster.
# learning from the best
'He doesn't miss a trick' - Ryan still learning from O'Connell
James Ryan on working with Paul O’Connell, captaining Ireland in Rome and preparing for Scotland.
# Threat
Analysis: How in-form centres add new dynamic to Scotland's attack
Ireland will be primed for the threat posed by Huw Jones and Sione Tuipulotu.
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3 talking points ahead of Ireland's Six Nations showdown with Scotland
The teams clash in Edinburgh on 12 March.
# Update
Frawley and Timoney called into Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash
Both players join the squad for the first time since November as Joey Carbery drops back out.
# Comment
Cullen's new contract a welcome source of stability for Leinster as key figures head for exit
Leo Cullen’s two-year deal is a big win for new CEO Shane Nolan.
Last month
February 2023
# Squad News
8 uncapped players included in 32-strong Ireland squad for Women's Six Nations
Greg McWilliams’ team kick-off their campaign away to Wales on 25 March.
# hard earned
Italian stress test could be timely sharpener for Ireland's Grand Slam charge
Ireland had to work hard for the win in a city where they have often coasted to victory.
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# lights camera action
'It’s important to show people who we are' - Porter gives Netflix a glimpse at life off the pitch
The Ireland prop also discusses his interest in heavy metal music and the ‘incredible’ Finlay Bealham.
# balance
'To manage the two is a tricky one' - Farrell wants Casey to mix energy with clarity
Saturday’s meeting with Italy will see the scrum-half start a Six Nations game for the first time.
# patience pays off
Baird determined to seize opportunity after long wait between caps
The 23-year-old has been named on the bench for Saturday’s Six Nations game in Rome.
# Centre stage
'I’m sure he’ll be captain of Ireland one day' - Farrell's praise for 50-cap Ringrose
The Ireland head coach also backed Ross Byrne and Craig Casey to deliver against Italy this weekend.
# Captain
Ireland lock James Ryan continues to grow as a leader
The 26-year-old will captain Ireland in Rome this weekend after coming in for plenty of praise recently.
# Leader
'It’s a huge honour' – James Ryan to captain Ireland against Italy
The second row will captain Ireland in Rome with Johnny Sexton ruled out.
# Gary Keegan
'He's had a significant influence' - The key man behind the scenes for Ireland
Players and coaches within the Ireland camp explain what Gary Keegan has brought to the table.
# Aiming high
'We don’t think we’ve put in a complete 80 yet' - More to come from Ireland, says Lowe
The winger also discusses the doubts surrounding his acrobatic try against France.
# survivor
'I could have gone on a downward spiral. Sport saved my life'
Ireland international Brittany Hogan opens up about childhood trauma, and her pride in representing Ireland.
# viking spirit
'I had it in my head I wasn’t going to be like Tadhg, I was going to try be Finlay'
Finlay Bealham is enjoying his time in the Ireland team after stepping up in the absence of Tadhg Furlong.
# the best form of attack
'It’s a huge part of this team' - Strength in defence a source of pride for Ireland
Simon Easterby breaks down Ireland’s defensive work against France last Saturday.
# tackle school
France prop Atonio gets 3-match ban for Herring tackle but could return to face Wales
Atonio will return to play Wales on 18 March if he completes tackle school.
# in the spotlight
Caelan Doris: 'A certain part of me feels pressured to live up to people's expectations'
The Ireland backrower discusses dealing with the demands of international rugby and his interest in psychology.
# resilience
Kilcoyne: 'I always backed myself. To get 50 caps means a lot to me'
Ireland prop Dave Kilcoyne reflects on a big career milestone.
# Match reaction
Sexton on Murray: 'Amazing that he could show up and put in the performance he did'
Johnny Sexton praised Conor Murray after Ireland’s win against France following a difficult week off the pitch for the scrum-half.
# team effort
'The belief is real' - Farrell full of praise for his players after stunning defeat of France
The Ireland head coach felt his side were full value for the win following a gripping contest in Dublin.
# Top Dogs
Ireland continue to live up to the hype as France become latest statement scalp
The world’s top two teams served up a classic at a wonderfully loud and lively Aviva Stadium.