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# ireland-rugby - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts

Rugby Players Ireland released a statement today.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 28 May, 2020

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 25 May, 2020

'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility'

Eddie O’Sullivan says ‘rugby’s financial model has been a catastrophe’ but he believes the IRFU will survive this crisis.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's Grand Slam success years?

Let’s find out what you know here.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Rory Best says virus can lead to global rugby alignment

The former Ireland captain is convinced that switching the seasons would boost northern hemisphere nations’ chances of winning the World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

'Somebody called it the last of the great drinking tours'

Members of the 1994 Irish team recall the the horrific trip to Mount Isa.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season

Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Earls to raffle Ireland jersey from historic win over All Blacks for children's charity

The Munster star is hoping to raise €15,000 for Barnardos Ireland.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 30 March, 2020

Ireland's summer tour to Australia 'highly unlikely', concede Wallabies

Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has suggested that the Wallabies could travel to Ireland instead later in the year.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 9 March, 2020

'You have to front up' - Munster legend John Hayes on Ireland's future chances in the Guinness Six Nations

The former prop spoke about Johnny Sexton, Andy Farrell and postponed matches in 2001.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 5 March, 2020

From Join The42 for a special Guinness Six Nations event to preview Ireland's clash with France A Night In Paris

Join The42 for a special Guinness Six Nations event to preview Ireland's clash with France

We’re hosting a night of rugby chat at Dublin’s DTwo Bar on Thursday, 12 March.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Ireland's Six Nations fixture against France in serious doubt as government announce ban on public gatherings

The French government held an exceptional cabinet meeting on Saturday as they seek to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 27 February, 2020

5 players we would love to see get their chance for Ireland

There is a growing appetite for Andy Farrell to give opportunities to some of the less-experienced members of his Guinness Six Nations squad.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Player ratings: how we scored Ireland's performance in deflating England defeat

24-12 final score doesn’t tell the full story of Twickenham performance.

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Sexton spill gifts England an early try at Twickenham

George Ford pounces on Sexton error to score the game’s opening try.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 17 February, 2020

'By the look of it the lads are loving it': Carbery on the Farrell era, rehab and Ireland's chances

The Ireland and Munster out-half has been working hard behind the scenes during his latest injury troubles.

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Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's rugby rivalry with England?

We’re putting your knowledge to the test ahead of their Guinness Six Nations showdown this weekend.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 14 February, 2020

England train in front of 10,000 fans at Twickenham ahead of Ireland clash

Eddie Jones’ team have made a mixed start to the Six Nations, losing to France in Paris before overcoming Scotland 13-6.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

'People never gave me a hope': Ireland legend Stringer on succeeding against the odds

The ex-Munster man would also like to see John Cooney given a start at scrum-half in this year’s Guinness Six Nations.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Jordan Larmour dances his way through three tackles to score Ireland's opening try

Larmour put Andy Farrell’s side into an early lead before Wales struck back.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'I think if Conor isn't an 8/10 this week, you can't really keep picking him'

Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman make their cases for Conor Murray and John Cooney respectively.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

McNamara makes two changes to Ireland team for Friday's clash against Wales

Ireland are aiming to build on last Friday’s 38-26 success over Scotland.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Wales set to plan without Williams for Ireland and France games

Williams has not played since last October’s World Cup quarter-final.

'The guard said ‘I’ve been wanting to get my hands on you’’: Matt Williams on his rugby life in Ireland

And looking forward to the Guinness Six Nations – where he will be supporting his adopted home country.

From 'The guard said ‘I’ve been wanting to get my hands on you’’: Ex-Leinster coach Matt Williams on life in Ireland The Line-Out

'The guard said ‘I’ve been wanting to get my hands on you’’: Ex-Leinster coach Matt Williams on life in Ireland

The Australian pundit shares some memories ahead of the Guinness Six Nations – where he will be supporting his adopted home country.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 3 February, 2020

Ireland confirm that Ringrose will be out until after England clash

The centre suffered a hand injury in Saturday’s game against Scotland.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Clear messages, managing expectations and enjoying yourself - Advice for Andy from managers in the know

As Andy Farrell looks to move Ireland on from the Joe Schmidt era, we speak to two managers who found themselves in a similar situation.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Johnny's at the right stage in life to be the main man, the captain, the leader'

Jamie Heaslip on why Johnny Sexton was the right choice as Ireland captain, and the challenges facing Andy Farrell.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland

The former Ireland international also explained how he feels the demands of a back row player is changing.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 27 January, 2020

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around BOD

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around

The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Inside the Dublin school gym that made Ireland stars Larmour and Porter

A focus on getting the basics right has helped produce massive results at St Andrew’s College.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 25 January, 2020

U20 lock Ahern grateful for Holland influence aiding his rapid rise

The vastly experienced Munster lock is an invaluable source of information for the Waterford man.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'It freshens things up': Porter looking forward to life under Ireland's new regime

Leinster prop is hoping to establish himself as first choice for both province and country.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Stuart Hogg named captain and 6 newcomers in Scotland squad for Six Nations

The Exeter Chiefs fullback replaces Stuart McInally.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 6 January, 2020

The year that changed Irish rugby forever

In the 1990s, Irish rugby was a byword for failure, but within six months of the new century a new era had dawned. Twenty years on, The42 reflects on the most important season in Irish rugby history

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Quiz: How well do you remember the Irish rugby year?

Unfortunately, there have been plenty of moments worth forgetting over the past 12 months.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 27 December, 2019

Ireland U20 side named for clash with Munster as they build up to Six Nations

The challenge match takes place on Sunday in Cork.

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Poll: The best Irish rugby player of 2019

Have your say on who was the best Irish rugby player over the past 12 months.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 13 December, 2019

Cullen says Six Nations is the target for Sexton

The Leinster out-half is seeing a specialist in the UK as he battles a knee ligament injury.

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