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Dublin: 7 °C Monday 18 February, 2019

Sunday 10 February, 2019

'It was the right time to have ownership of my life again'

Paula Fitzpatrick became the latest member of the Ireland women’s rugby team to step back from the sport to seek new challenges in her life.

Saturday 9 February, 2019

'It feels great': Connacht's Dillane delighted to be back in green

The second row came off the bench at Murrayfield to win his first cap since November 2017.

'We don’t seem to see eye to eye' - Laidlaw critical of Poite's performance

The Scottish captain wasn’t happy with how the referee officiated the breakdown.

How did you rate Ireland in their victory at Murrayfield?

It wasn’t perfect, but Joe Schmidt’s side got back to winning ways over Scotland this afternoon.

'You're representing a lot of people when you play for Ireland and defeat hurts'

After a difficult week, Cian Healy is hungry to get Ireland back on track at Murrayfield.

Friday 8 February, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland ready to weather the Scottish storm at Murrayfield

Captain Rory Best said Ireland will tailor their game plan accordingly to deal with the high wind in Edinburgh.

Leinster Senior Schools Cup quarter-final postponed due to outbreak of mumps

Blackrock College and St Michael’s College were due to meet at Donnybrook on Sunday afternoon.

'Your past results don’t protect you, they don't protect you from yourself'

Ireland’s defeat to England stung nobody more than Joe Schmidt.

Conan focused on taking his big chance after waiting in the wings

‘It’s a massive opportunity for me. Everyone has a point to prove whenever you pull on a green jersey, none more so than myself.’

'He wouldn't be the loudest': Leinster's Penny does his talking on the pitch

The flanker led Ireland’s defensive effort against England and will be hoping for more of the same against Scotland tonight.

Tough call on JVDF but O'Brien gets an opportunity 'to work his way back in' 7

Tough call on JVDF but O'Brien gets an opportunity 'to work his way back in'

Joe Schmidt calls on O’Brien’s ball-carrying ballast and experience for Ireland’s trip to Murrayfield.

Thursday 7 February, 2019

Townsend admits dropping Kinghorn 'more difficult than what we planned'

The Edinburgh winger is benched for Saturday’s game against Ireland despite scoring a hat-trick against Italy.

Henshaw a late injury withdrawal as Schmidt names Ireland team for Scotland

Chris Farrell is drafted into a starting XV that shows five changes from the opening weekend defeat to England.

From GAA roots, Munster's Hodnett keeps the west Cork flag flying

The number eight starts for Ireland U20s against Scotland tomorrow night.

Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Daly's switch to Saracens confirmed as England fullback seeks 'fresh challenge'

The 26-year-old will join the London club from Wasps at the end of the season.

'I'm really not too sure what the future holds': Ulster's Cave considers next move

The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season.

Connacht confirm departure of Carey to English side Worcester

The prop will leave the western province at the end of the season.

Ex-Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder Bruna joins Derry City LOI

Ex-Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder Bruna joins Derry City

The Argentinian is one of three new signings announced by the League of Ireland club.

Itoje ruled out of England's next two Six Nations games with knee injury

The Saracens second row left the Aviva Stadium on crutches last Saturday.

High-achiever Flannery strikes the right balance between study and rugby

The Tipperary native excelled at fullback for Ireland U20s in their win over England last Friday.

Monday 4 February, 2019

'We expect a big showing from Ireland, not just because they lost their game'

Scotland assistant coach Mike Blair says their plans for the visit of Joe Schmidt’s side have not changed.

'As long as they can keep the faith in us, we'll keep fighting'

Adam Griggs praised the record crowd at Donnybrook on Friday night, but it was one of few positives to come from Ireland’s heavy defeat to England.

Blow for Wasps as England fullback Daly triggers release clause in contract

The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Saracens.

Townsend adds reinforcements to Scotland squad for Ireland

Fraser Brown and Murray McCallum have been drafted in ahead of Saturday’s clash at Murrayfield.

'I was pretty emotional on the bus coming to the game, it meant a lot to my family'

It was a night to forget for Ireland, but one John Cooney and his family will always remember.

Pride dented but Furlong confident Ireland will find a response

Recovering from Saturday’s disappointment is the true test for Joe Schmidt’s side.

Sunday 3 February, 2019

'A challenge to all our confidence because you get used to that winning feeling'

Joe Schmidt and Rory Best hope Ireland can become a better team by using the lessons from last night’s heavy defeat to England in a positive manner.

Saturday 2 February, 2019

'We're going to be honest because we want to drive this back on track'

Conor Murray is confident Ireland will find the answers and bounce back in Edinburgh next weekend.

Injuries to Earls, Toner and Stander add to Ireland's 'emotional bruises'

There is concern over the trio ahead of next week’s trip to Murrayfield.

As it happened: Ireland v England, Six Nations

We followed all the action from the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s side got their Grand Slam defence underway against England.

Missing Ireland's Grand Slam drives JVDF on to seize his big chance

The Leinster flanker starred in the victory over the All Blacks and is retained at openside for the visit of England.

Best: 'We need our best-ever performance against England'

The Ireland captain said there is more to come from his side as they begin the defence of their Grand Slam defence.

Friday 1 February, 2019

Ireland unable to bridge the gap as ruthless England run riot at Donnybrook

Adam Griggs’ side showed plenty of heart but opened their Women’s Six Nations campaign with a heavy home defeat.

England tap into inside knowledge of Farrell's defensive systems

Forwards coach Steve Borthwick was part of the Lions backroom staff with Farrell in 2017.

Bundee Aki ready to renew school battle with England's Tuilagi

The pair played against each other in a Cornwall schools match 12 years ago.

Schmidt backs 'solutions man' Henshaw to display full spectrum of skills at 15

‘Robbie has an innate understanding of what is required from 15.’

Thursday 31 January, 2019

World Cup on Joe's mind as Henshaw preferred to Kearney at fullback

Kearney ‘ran out of time’ as his performance against Scarlets tipped the selection balance in Henshaw’s favour.

Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points

Joe Schmidt has named his first team of the 2019 Six Nations.

Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Quins 10 Smith and senior international Hill in England U20 team for Cork

Centre Cameron Redpath is also in the Red Rose squad for Friday’s clash against Ireland.

Clongowes take their chances to survive almighty Wesley test

The Kildare school found themselves on the back foot for large periods at Donnybrook, but they struck at key moments to advance.

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