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Dublin: 10 °C Sunday 24 March, 2019

Friday 22 March, 2019

Injury comebacks timely as Leinster face tricky task in Edinburgh

The Scots have named a strong team including a superb back row trio.

Connacht clash with one of the other most-improved teams in the Pro14

Italian side Benetton are the visitors to Galway this evening.

Thursday 21 March, 2019

Boost for Leinster as McGrath, Leavy and Tomane make injury returns

Nick McCarthy has also recovered to take a spot on the bench against Edinburgh.

Wednesday 20 March, 2019

50/22 kicking and yellow card upgrades among possible World Rugby law trials

The global body is hoping to make rugby safer and simpler to play.

Monday 18 March, 2019

'We're hurting' - Schmidt hopes Six Nations lessons work out at World Cup

The Ireland boss must be honest in his reflection on this year’s Six Nations.

Sunday 17 March, 2019

'We haven't been catastrophic' - Schmidt must identify bug that has hit Ireland

Wales were far superior in Cardiff as they secured their Grand Slam against Ireland.

Saturday 16 March, 2019

'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best

The 36-year-old made his final appearance in the Six Nations in Cardiff.

'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray

The Ireland boss only replaced his starting halfbacks in the closing 10 minutes in Cardiff.

Wales do the Slam as Schmidt's shambolic Ireland end Six Nations on dire note

Warren Gatland’s side were superb as they claimed a third Grand Slam under the Kiwi head coach.

36 players and lots of lessons: Schmidt gets wider look at Ireland in Six Nations

Tadhg Beirne and Kieran Marmion are the latest two to be involved in this championship.

Ireland look to blow the roof off Wales' Grand Slam party in Cardiff

A bruising encounter in the rain awaits at Principality Stadium.

Friday 15 March, 2019

Ireland rugby team share 'heartfelt sympathies' with Christchurch after shootings

Wales also passed on their respects to everyone affected by the events in New Zealand.

'You’d have to ask the Irish guys what their mentality is' - Roof stays open in Cardiff

Ireland made a request for the roof not to be closed despite the poor forecast.

'He's the complete package and I'm delighted to have him alongside us'

Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Beirne will bring their destructive Munster link to the green jersey tomorrow.

Thursday 14 March, 2019

Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15

Joe Schmidt has handed the Munster man an opportunity to show his class for Ireland in Cardiff.

Wales 'look a bit tired' and Ireland 'peaking at the right time' - Eddie Jones

The England boss is hoping Joe Schmidt’s side win in Cardiff on Saturday.

Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed

The Aviva Stadium could be a host venue for the final four of the competition.

Major boost for Wales with Williams fit for Grand Slam shot against Ireland

Warren Gatland has named an unchanged matchday 23 for the clash in Cardiff.

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Connacht lock Dillane happy to be firmly back in Ireland's plans

The 25-year-old is hoping for a fourth appearance in the championship against Wales.

Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Beirne set to start against Wales as O'Brien makes return for Ireland

The Munster second row could make his Six Nations debut in Cardiff on Saturday.

Ireland's front row options improve as Kilcoyne and Ryan drive on

The Munster pair have pushed into the matchday squad again in recent weeks.

'I wasn’t panicking' - Conor Murray unfazed by debate about his Six Nations form

Ireland’s scrum-half has been ignoring the debate around his form in the Six Nations.

Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor' 7

Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor'

Sean O’Brien’s experience is tempting after Josh van der Flier was ruled out.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'It would be nice to tick it off' - Schmidt's Ireland out to end pain in Cardiff

The Ireland boss has yet to beat the Welsh in a Six Nations game at Principality Stadium.

Monday 11 March, 2019

Superb Ireland U20 tackles stifle Joseph before French star shows fair play

The 18-year-old France number eight was clearly targeted by Noel McNamara’s charges.

Cian Healy's law knowledge nearly delivers clever try against France

The Ireland loosehead prop realised the ruck had ended on the French goal line.

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

Schmidt to consider Ireland selection options for six-day turnaround to Cardiff XV

Schmidt to consider Ireland selection options for six-day turnaround to Cardiff

Dan Leavy or Sean O’Brien could come into the mix after an injury to Josh van der Flier.

'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet

The 21-year-old benefitted from 80 minutes at fullback in the absence of Rob Kearney.

Sunday 10 March, 2019

Kearney 'a good chance' for Wales but Ireland uncertain on van der Flier

Robbie Henshaw won’t be coming back into the mix as his dead leg lingers.

Bonus-point win over les Bleus boosts Schmidt's Ireland before Wales trip

The Ireland boss will be frustrated at how his side closed out the game but they dominated most of the contest.

Madigan nails 88th-minute conversion to give Lam's Bristol a vital win

The 29-year-old showed his composure at the very death against Northampton.

Living in a forest camp and jumping the fence into Europe - Titi's rugby dream

The Cameroon native is close to making his Test debut for the Spanish national team.

Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland

The home side have named 13 of the starting team that beat the All Blacks back in November.

'He could have another eight years or more at the highest level, which is scary!'

From second-choice scrum-half to world-class 13, Garry Ringrose’s rise has been extraordinary.

Saturday 9 March, 2019

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup

The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.

'Our aim is to help people realise that it's ok to talk about how they feel'

Professional rugby players Conor and Kieran Joyce tell us why they formed Noggin Sport.

'What actually changed my mindset was reading a bit of McCaw’s book'

Josh van der Flier is looking to make good decisions on both sides of the breakdown.

Beirne and O'Brien remain part of Schmidt's thinking amidst 'different brief'

The Ireland head coach says this Six Nations has partly been about ‘posing a few questions to players’.

Friday 8 March, 2019

Seven changes for Ireland as O'Brien misses out on matchday 23

Joe Schmidt has made six changes to his starting pack as several big guns return.

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