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Today’s News

Having turned Eddie Jones down in 2018, Andy Farrell now goes head-to-head with him

The England head coach attempted to lure Farrell back after Ireland’s Grand Slam.

Doris starting against Scotland 'subconsciously kick-started' Stander's best form Cj

Doris starting against Scotland 'subconsciously kick-started' Stander's best form

Ireland’s number eight will be opposite a new face for England in Tom Curry.

'Paul is here to observe, share his experience and try to connect with the boys'

Ireland have welcomed Paul O’Connell and former team manager Mick Kearney back into their set-up.

Ireland dismiss 'strange' Welsh complaints over Furlong's scrummaging

The tighthead prop’s set-piece work was questioned by Wales forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys.

Yesterday’s News

Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again

Ireland head to Twickenham looking to seal the Triple Crown.

Ireland name unchanged team for England clash as Doris returns on bench

Head coach Andy Farrell has opted for the same starting XV that beat Wales last time out.

What's new with Eddie Jones' England as Ireland prep for Twickenham tussle?

The English have a new forwards coach, attack coach, number eight, and fullback.

Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Farrell set to stick with settled Ireland team for visit to England

Caelan Doris is fit again but it seems likely that the Ireland boss will be slow to break up a winning team.

Boost for Connacht as Blade and Healy sign new contracts with the province

The scrum-half and prolific wing have penned two-year deals.

Wasps announce Dai Young has left after nine years with the club

Irishman Ian Costello remains part of the club’s coaching staff.

Big blow for England as Mako Vunipola ruled out of Ireland clash

The 29-year-old has travelled to Tonga for family reasons.

Can Ireland overcome an England team recovering from the 'burden of defeat'?

Losing a World Cup final can ‘twist your thinking,’ according to the 60-year-old Australian.

Monday 17 February, 2020

Madigan slots penalty for Bristol and 20-year-old Scannell debuts in Biarritz

There were plenty of Irish players involved in England, France, Italy, and the US over the weekend.

Farrell confirms 36-man Ireland squad ahead of England clash on Sunday

21-year-old Caelan Doris is fit again and back in contention.

Garrett Fitzgerald - a good man who leaves a lasting legacy at Munster

The Cork man oversaw the transformation of the province in his 20 years as CEO.

Rugby players announce minimum conditions for future global competition

‘Players are actually in favour of a proper global season that works for everyone’

Sunday 16 February, 2020

'Jack is after changing it big time for everyone in Waterford'

With two players in the Munster academy and Jack O’Donoghue in the Ireland squad, things are looking up for the Déise.

Saturday 15 February, 2020

'It's something new, something very different... I thought it would be cool to be part of'

Former Munster and Pau back row Paddy Butler has joined Japanese club Yamaha Júbilo.

Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Ex-Connacht prop named on Highlanders bench after joining on short-term deal

23-year-old Conán O’Donnell has linked up with the Kiwi franchise as injury cover.

Manu Tuilagi returns to England training camp ahead of Ireland clash

The 28-year-old centre hopes to be fit for the Twickenham encounter in two weekends’ time.

Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Scotland got a let-off against England as a little-known law was missed

Stuart Hogg’s long 22-metre drop-out should have provided England with a prime attacking scrum.

Analysis: How Ireland Women's attack has driven them to two Six Nations wins

Tougher challenges lie ahead but the early signs have been positive in Donnybrook over the past two weeks.

Monday 10 February, 2020

Analysis: Henshaw shines as Ireland's attack shows exciting signs of progress

Attack coach Mike Catt will have been pleased with Ireland’s width, decision-making, and passing.

Twickenham visit looms for Farrell's Ireland after strong Six Nations start

‘We want to keep the pressure on,’ said the Ireland boss after the win over Wales.

'Johnny chaired the meeting and you’re almost clinging onto the words he says'

The Ireland out-half is getting to grips with his new role as the team’s permanent leader.

Sunday 9 February, 2020

Analysis: Andrew Conway delivers a brilliant wing display for Ireland

The 28-year-old Munster man defended well, chased hard and made good decisions.

Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens

The French club are not happy.

Analysis: "Murray, give it to me, Murray!" - Ireland show try-scoring edge

Andy Farrell’s side left plenty of room for improvement even as they notched a bonus point.

Saturday 8 February, 2020

Conway shines for Ireland with outstanding display in win over Wales

The 28-year-old impressed as he won his 20th Test cap.

Farrell's Ireland excite Dublin crowd with impressive bonus-point win over Wales

The Irish attack looked fluid, while they improved up front on a good day for the new head coach.

Big Irish influence as Major League Rugby season kicks off in North America

The likes of Cathal Marsh, David Busby, Cormac Daly, Tomas Quinlan, and John Poland have joined the league.

Ireland fans expect to see more of the Andy Farrell stamp as Wales visit Dublin

Conditions could be testing at the Aviva Stadium today.

Friday 7 February, 2020

Saracens escape points deduction and are fined just €50,000 at hearing

The English club are free to face Leinster in the quarter-finals, although EPCR can appeal the decision.

Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway

The Top 14 club expressed surprise not to have been contacted about the misconduct charge.

20-year-old centre gets first start as France make one change for Italy clash

Montpellier man Arthur Vincent replaces the injured Virimi Vakatawa.

'We feel we're ready for Storm Ciara and Wales' - Ireland expect to improve

Andy Farrell’s pack will be looking to rebound at scrum time against the Welsh.

Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player

EPCR has brought a misconduct complaint against Sarries, who could be facing a fine or points deduction.

Six Nations agree to unify media rights ahead of expected CVC investment

There are fears that the championship won’t be screened live on terrestrial TV in the future.

Thursday 6 February, 2020

Analysis: Under-the-radar Josh van der Flier shows jackal class

The Ireland openside isn’t renowned as a jackal but has been working hard on his turnover skills.

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders

The 24-year-old has been involved with the Kiwi franchise since 2017.

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