# Team Named
Teenage prop McGrath given Ireland debut in Six Nations opener
The 18-year-old prop is selected in the front-row having impressed during the recent Celtic Challenge competition.
# Team news
Leinster make one change as Stormers get Boks back for table-topping encounter
Ciarán Frawley moves from full-back to inside centre for Leo Cullen’s side.
# fixtures list
Ireland to open 2024 Women's Six Nations with tough away assignment
The tournament will get underway on March 23rd before concluding with a ‘Super Saturday’ triple-header on April 27th.
# Hot Stepper
Connacht pull off huge coup with signing of Pumas flyer Cordero
The 29-year-old will join from Bordeaux on a two-season deal this summer.
# Womens Six Nations
Molly Scuffil-McCabe happy to put vet career on long finger for shot at pro rugby
The 25-year-old was working full-time during last year’s Six Nations but is now contracted with the IRFU.
# rugby incident
'As a fellow fullback, I feel for him' - Keenan accepted Steward apology
The Ireland fullback believes he was involved in an accidental collision with the England player.
22nd March 2023
# Debate
Who makes Irish rugby's Mount Rushmore?
Rugby Weekly Extra pundits pick their top four.
# road to glory
It's a lopsided World Cup but Farrell's Ireland won't fear anyone
The draws means the top five-ranked teams in the world are on one side of the tournament.
# Champions Again
Connacht rugby powerhouse Sligo Grammar School win back-to-back Senior Cups
They rounded off an unbeaten season with a tough physical test against a young but rapidly-improving Marist College side.
# Signed Up
Jamie Osborne and Jack Conan sign new Leinster contracts
Both players have penned new deals with the province.
# Signed Up
Springbok Du Toit to join Van Graan's Bath after World Cup
Du Toit was a member of the Springboks squad that won the 2019 World Cup.
# Overturned
England fullback Steward's red card against Ireland has been rescinded
The disciplinary committee ruled that he should have been shown yellow instead.
# Conveyor belt
U20s' Slam success brings back fond memories of close-knit 2019 team for Leinster's Turner
The 23-year-old centre also coached this year’s Ireland 20s captain, Gus McCarthy, at their alma mater Blackrock College.
21st March 2023
# lock
James Ryan has taken his game to a completely new level with Ireland
Still only 26, the Ireland second row is well on track to be a centurion.
# Analysis
Kinsella on Rugby: How Ireland clinched the Grand Slam while playing below their standard
Players will know that the game against England never should have been as fraught as it became in the third quarter.
# Womens Six Nations
'There’s definitely huge potential, you just want them to go and fulfil that'
Niamh Briggs and Maeve Óg O’Leary look ahead to a new Six Nations campaign.
Munster expecting a bounce from returning internationals
The province resume their URC campaign at Thomond Park on Saturday against Glasgow Warriors.
# Tommy Bowe
Andy Farrell backed for Lions job after leading Ireland to the Grand Slam
Farrell served as Lions defence coach in 2013 and 2017.
# Update
Connacht hopeful of Bealham return before end of season
Meanwhile, Jack Carty and Denis Buckley are set to miss the Edinburgh tie.
Referees confirmed for Champions Cup round-of-16 clashes
The matchups include Leinster v Ulster and Cell C Sharks v Munster Rugby.
# The Possibilities
The future of rugby bursting with potential after Ireland U20's back-to-back Grand Slam glory
Richie Murphy’s side is packed with talent that could make the breakthrough with the Ireland senior team.
# Taking Charge
New Zealand name Scott Robertson as All Blacks coach from 2024
Robertson will replace Ian Foster.
# pushing on
'We want to be World Cup champions' - The Tipp GAA player dreaming big in rugby
Brian Gleeson is already looking to the next target after his man-of-the-match display for the Ireland U20s.
20th March 2023
# Contract
Ireland lock Henderson has big decision to make after offer from Japan
The 31-year-old also has a contract extension offer to stay at home.
# reflections
Best moment? Ireland's star? World Cup hopes? Our writers review 2023 Six Nations
The curtain came down on the tournament on Saturday night.
# Treatment Table
Sexton set for scan on groin injury picked up in Six Nations game
The out-half limped off towards the end of Saturday’s game.
# rugby weekly extra
'There’s work to be done on growing the game where it’s really not on the radar at all'
This is an opportune time to get more people involved in rugby, RWE pundits say.
# Awards
Irish trio make player of the Six Nations shortlist
Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan and Mack Hansen in contention for award.
# Steve Hansen
'If it was the All Blacks, they’d probably be called chokers' - Hansen's warning for Ireland
Former New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes pressure could be a problem for Ireland at the 2023 World Cup.
# Jack Conan
'We spoke all week about this being one of the greatest days of our lives'
Jack Conan and Ross Byrne both made important contributions off the bench against England.
# Grand Slammers
A spectacular Paddy's weekend shows Irish rugby is in rude health
Ireland celebrated two Grand Slams in the space of 24 hours.
# Grand Ambitions
Farrell plans on making Ireland even better for tilt at World Cup glory
‘There’s a long way for us to go for us to be at our best.’
19th March 2023
# Green shoots
'Lads were singing in the room' - Ireland U20s drew inspiration from senior Grand Slam success
This was an incredible weekend for Irish rugby.
# Champions Again
Six-try Ireland U20s make history with back-to-back Grand Slam titles
Richie Murphy’s held off the challenge from England to retain their crown.
# Leader
'Growing up, all I wanted to do was play for Ireland and captain Ireland'
Johnny Sexton helped his team to Grand Slam glory before being forced off injured.
# Analysis
Sheehan's set-piece stunner, Conan's offload, and the Grand Slam-sealing tries
Ireland came up with some clinical scores when they needed them most.
# Champions
Grand Slam games are for winning, and Ireland did the job they set out to do
Ireland found a way to produce an all-time great moment at home even when they were miles off their best.
# ryan baird
'I saw it and thought, 'this is what Tadhg Beirne would do', so I just did what he'd do!'
Ireland lock Ryan Baird made some big contributions on the biggest day of his young career.
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# that winning feeling
'It's an unbelievable feeling, just so much pride to play for this country'
Ireland’s Josh van der Flier and Mack Hansen reflect on a special day at Aviva Stadium.
# World Cup
'We're a good side that has nowhere near reached its potential' - Farrell
Ireland will celebrate the Grand Slam but the World Cup is already in view.