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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 21 February, 2019

Today’s News

Sexton 'definitely hasn't played enough rugby to be at full tilt yet'

The Ireland out-half has only played twice so far this year and lasted just 23 minutes against Scotland.

'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago'

Connacht lock Quinn Roux and his wife, Rentus, love life in Galway.

Crosshaven's Wren making most of chances with Munster and Ireland U20s

The 19-year-old flyer scored a brilliant try against Scotland a fortnight ago.

Yesterday’s News

13-week ban for Cheetahs player who cleared nose onto face of Connacht player

‘It is difficult to imagine how an act of foul play of this sort could be worse,’ said the disciplinary panel.

Ulster wing Kernohan starts as U20s name four uncapped players on bench

Billy Scannell, Callum Reid, Ben Healy and Ronan Watters are hoping to win their first caps.

20-year-old Doris keeps head down as Leinster back Mayo man's talents

A former Ireland U20s captain, the number eight is highly-rated.

7s, 15s and Chemical Engineering - Enniskillen's Boles balancing the books

The 20-year-old back row made her debut in the Six Nations two weekends ago.

O'Brien excited to link with Kidney and Kiss at ambitious London Irish

The 32-year-old flanker says the move it about being part of a new project.

'I was only expecting to get maybe one cap this year but I'm delighted'

19-year-old openside flanker Scott Penny has already made four senior starts for Leinster.

Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'There's been a few tears shed' - O'Brien hopes to play for Ireland after move

The 32-year-old will join London Irish after this year’s World Cup.

Henshaw signs new three-year deal to stay with Leinster and Ireland

The 25-year-old will be staying in Ireland until 2022 at least.

McGrath fights for Ireland spot while Ruddock and Leavy have injury frustrations

Leinster’s loosehead has had to watch on as Dave Kilcoyne has moved up the pecking order.

Molloy an injury concern for Ireland Women but Peat set for return

The Leinster loosehead has missed the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

Ireland U20s welcome Kernohan, Casey and Baird back into fold for Italy

Noel McNamara’s side are two wins from two in the Six Nations so far.

Monday 18 February, 2019

Munster pair Farrell and Beirne link up with Ireland squad ahead of Italy trip

Munster pair Farrell and Beirne link up with Ireland squad ahead of Italy trip

Andrew Conway, John Ryan and Niall Scannell have also joined Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Ruddock ruled out of Italy clash while Leinster's Leavy still sidelined

The blindside flanker has picked up a hamstring injury.

'You want your mates to go well but you have to be a little bit selfish about it'

32-year-old Rob Kearney returned to make a strong impression for Ireland against Scotland in the Six Nations.

Saturday 16 February, 2019

'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt

The 43-year-old takes over as Ireland head coach after this year’s World Cup.

Olympics dream drives Ireland Women's 7s after hitting new marker in Sydney

The Irish squad achieved a best-ever finish on the Series in Sydney a fortnight ago.

Friday 15 February, 2019

'I'd love to play for Ireland' - Road less travelled led Cloete to Munster

The 28-year-old openside flanker has suffered greatly with injuries during his career.

Thursday 14 February, 2019

Farrell among returning Ireland internationals in Munster XV for Kings

Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Billy Holland and Andrew Conway are all back too.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Ireland U20s prospect Turner looking to learn from Ringrose's example 13

Ireland U20s prospect Turner looking to learn from Ringrose's example

The Trinity outside centre has impressed in the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

Racing could get home venue semi-final as EPCR allay Brexit-related fears

Leinster or Ulster could have to face the French club in their Parisian home stadium.

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons D

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons

Defence coach Andy Farrell would have been pleased to see his side concede only one try.

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

Monday 11 February, 2019

'It's exciting working with these players - the sky's the limit for them'

Noel McNamara’s Ireland U20s are two from two in the Six Nations.

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton? 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

'One week you're not in and the next week you're starting against Scotland'

Quinn Roux delivered a busy performance for Ireland in Edinburgh.

Schmidt hoping Ireland's challenges are a 'vaccination' for the World Cup

Injuries forced the Ireland boss to use his wider squad in Scotland last weekend.

Sunday 10 February, 2019

Munster man Farrell keen for opportunity to build on Edinburgh impression

The 25-year-old was back in a green shirt for the first time in almost a year.

Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland

Captain Rory Best was pleased with an excellent set-piece outing for his pack.

Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots

Ireland scored a stunning try on the second phase of a lineout attack in Edinburgh.

Saturday 9 February, 2019

Roux and Farrell earn Schmidt praise as Ireland get 'a rise in temperature'

The Ireland head coach was disappointed with his team’s kicking in Edinburgh.

Ireland expect Johnny Sexton to 'bounce back quickly' after failing HIA

The experienced out-half was replaced by Joey Carbery in the first half of the win over Scotland.

Schmidt's Ireland get Six Nations bid going with three-try win in Scotland

It wasn’t perfect from Rory Best and his team, but Ireland returned to winning ways.

3 players who stood out in the Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win in Scotland

Liam Turner, Dylan Tierney-Martin and Jonathan Wren impressed on a good night in Galashiels.

Schmidt's Ireland bid to get Six Nations campaign up and running in Edinburgh

Rory Best and his team-mates are looking to bounce back from defeat to England.

Friday 8 February, 2019

Ireland U20s impress in Scotland to make it two from two in the Six Nations

Outside centre Liam Turner was man of the match in a three-try win over Scotland.

Toner to miss rest of Six Nations as O'Brien sits out Ireland's captain's run

Meanwhile, Munster boss Johann van Graan is with Ireland in Edinburgh.

Fired-up Scots look to pile more pain on Schmidt's Ireland and take next step

‘If we want to compete and take the next step, it’s games like this you need to win.’

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