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France fightback ends promising night on a dampener for Jamie Heaslip
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

France fightback ends promising night on a dampener for Jamie Heaslip

Mar 11th 2013, 10:37 AM 5,750 Views 12 Comments

Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan admitted he was ‘bemused’ by a late decision to penalise the Irish scrum.

Poll: Should this have been an Irish penalty?
# Contentious
# Contentious

Poll: Should this have been an Irish penalty?

Mar 9th 2013, 7:24 PM 3,427 Views 15 Comments

Keith Earls was prevented from claiming a late try by Vincent Debaty in Ireland’s draw with France.

Kidney calls for talismanic Brian O'Driscoll to kick on
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# 6 Nations

Kidney calls for talismanic Brian O'Driscoll to kick on

Mar 9th 2013, 10:12 AM 11,768 Views 13 Comments

Hate to bring it up, but this could be BOD’s last run-out at Lansdowne Road.

The Tank needs to be at his unstoppable best to top Picamoles
# Don't Stop Me Now
# Don't Stop Me Now

The Tank needs to be at his unstoppable best to top Picamoles

Mar 9th 2013, 9:30 AM 1,567 Views 2 Comments

Sean O’Brien and the French No. 8 face off in a crucial back-row duel.

Opinion: Heaslip and Dusautoir the captaincy odd couple
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# 6 Nations

Opinion: Heaslip and Dusautoir the captaincy odd couple

Mar 8th 2013, 6:30 PM 7,397 Views 24 Comments

One man rules by committee while the other calls the shots and overrules his coaches.

French media declare Brian O'Driscoll is 'dreaming of a winning farewell'
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# 6 Nations

French media declare Brian O'Driscoll is 'dreaming of a winning farewell'

Mar 8th 2013, 3:55 PM 2,599 Views 2 Comments

Midi Olympique believe a loss in Dublin may condemn France to the wooden spoon.

'Earls will never miss passing to O'Driscoll ever again' - Shane Byrne
# Column
# Column

'Earls will never miss passing to O'Driscoll ever again' - Shane Byrne

Mar 8th 2013, 11:43 AM 15,057 Views 36 Comments

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker is delighted with the changes in the French starting XV.

'The form in the camp is brilliant' insists O'Mahony as France check-in
# The Protector
# The Protector

'The form in the camp is brilliant' insists O'Mahony as France check-in

Mar 7th 2013, 7:56 PM 6,572 Views 13 Comments

The Munster flanker has been solid in this year’s Six Nations without reaching spectacular heights.

No set number of misses before Jackson loses kicking privileges
# Points Mean Prizes
# Points Mean Prizes

No set number of misses before Jackson loses kicking privileges

Mar 7th 2013, 5:06 PM 1,572 Views 6 Comments

Ireland team manager Mick Kearney is hopeful that the Ulster outhalf can bring his practice form to Saturday’s match.

Opinion: Injuries and indecision continue to dog Ireland's 6 Nations campaign
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# 6 Nations

Opinion: Injuries and indecision continue to dog Ireland's 6 Nations campaign

Mar 5th 2013, 4:15 PM 1,711 Views 0 Comments

Declan Kidney is not helping matters with muddled messages and contradictions.

Ireland undecided on Jackson or Madigan as Sexton fails fitness test
# Team News
# Team News

Ireland undecided on Jackson or Madigan as Sexton fails fitness test

Mar 5th 2013, 1:39 PM 8,242 Views 59 Comments

The services of Luke Marshall have also been retained while Fergus McFadden starts on the right wing.

Not running near full pace and no kicking in 4 weeks, Sexton somehow rated '50/50'
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# 6 Nations

Not running near full pace and no kicking in 4 weeks, Sexton somehow rated '50/50'

Mar 4th 2013, 3:56 PM 1,790 Views 0 Comments

Assistant coach Les Kiss, meanwhile, says Paddy Jackson will definitely kick for Ireland ‘if selected’.

Paris proves Ireland are better when we're bitter...
# Six Nations 2012
# Six Nations 2012

Paris proves Ireland are better when we're bitter...

Mar 5th 2012, 1:56 PM 816 Views 3 Comments

…And five other things we learned from the draw in Paris.