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Rugby - Friday 8 February, 2019

Ireland back row Sean O'Brien to join London Irish after World Cup

The deal could be officially announced as early as next week.

England make 2 changes to the side that beat Ireland

Eddie Jones has dropped Jack Nowell from his starting side and recalled Chris Ashton on the right wing.

France make raft of changes for Six Nations test against England

Mathieu Bastareaud returns for a daunting trip to Twickenham.

'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.’

'We're going out there to win and we will win. That's our attitude'

There’s a nice Laois flavour to the Ireland Women as they gear up for a huge clash in Scotland tonight.

'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.

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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.

Two years on, Edinburgh bus debacle still a sore spot for Schmidt

‘It’s an incredibly simple route from The Balmoral to Murrayfield. How the policemen got lost will forever be a bit of a mystery for us.’

Rugby - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'Summit night was hell on earth' - Ferris scales Kilimanjaro in aid of injured players

The former Ireland flanker was joined by Mike McCarthy, Shane Byrne and Marcus Horan.

'This is a really dangerous game for Ireland because of last weekend'

Bernard Jackman joined The42 Rugby Weekly to look ahead to a huge Six Nations weekend.

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Intercept specialist Stockdale wary of Russell traps

‘If he sees you going for it, he’ll let you think you’re going to have it, and then he’ll put the ball past you.’

Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility

The Ireland head coach was enthusiastic about the prospect of entering a crucial game without his first choice lock and centres

Farrell returns, hearts and minds to be won and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Scotland

Ireland’s formidable strength in depth at centre means they are scarcely weakened despite injury to Ringrose and Henshaw.

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.

'He maybe could have played': Henshaw not risked due to Farrell form

Joe Schmidt wasn’t ready to chance Henshaw with ‘Chris Farrell sitting in the wings, massively motivated’.

O'Shea makes two changes for Italy's bid to upset much-changed Wales

The Italians will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Scotland in Edinburgh.

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.

Gray and Maitland return from injuries for Scotland's clash with Ireland

Head coach Gregor Townsend has made four changes from last weekend’s victory over Italy.

Two Six Nations debutants named in a Welsh side that includes 10 changes

Jonathan Davies will captain the Welsh in Saturday’s meeting with Italy in Rome.

New Ulster CEO keen to move on from 'old wounds' and take province forward

Jonny Petrie is eager to keep the focus on rugby in Ulster.

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

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

Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers

Ireland’s forwards were hammered in the tackle last weekend against England.

'When I was on the trolley in Vincent's, I definitely didn't think I'd play again'

It’s been a long, hard road for Ireland star Alison Miller – but she’s delighted to be back in the green jersey.

Ross: England wanted it more, Ireland caught cold but better now than later

‘I’d rather that happen now than in a quarter-final of a World Cup,’ the former Ireland prop said.

Rugby - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Star winger Miller named to start against Scotland after recovering from horrific leg break

Adam Griggs’ charges will be hoping to get their first win of the Six Nations this weekend after losing out to England in the first round.

Henshaw set for centre return as O'Brien and Kearney come in for Ireland

Jack Conan is likely to get the nod at number eight, while Quinn Roux comes into the second row.

Try-scorer Foley the sole change for Ireland U20 after England win

Noel McNamara’s men go to Scotland on Friday looking to back up their brilliant opening night performance.

Buckley set to sign new Connacht deal despite interest from Ulster

The 28-year-old loosehead is a key player for the western province.

'It was 100% my fault' - Earls keen to bounce back from England error

The Ireland wing is back in full training after a hip injury forced him off last weekend.

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'I was standing up at the altar, getting held up': Fainga’a shares frightening concussion experience

The Australian international has announced his retirement at the age of 32.

Springbok back row Coetzee commits his future to Ulster with new three-year deal

The 27-year-old has put his injury nightmare behind him this season.

Rising Ireland star learning from coach-turned team-mate Miller en route to the top

It’s been a hectic few months for Portlaoise 21-year-old Emma Hooban.

Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland

The Connacht second row is in line to start after Devin Toner was ruled out.

Rugby - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'Incredibly hungry' Kilcoyne intent on creating good memories in Murrayfield

The Munster man has had to wait and work before his latest taste of Six Nations rugby.

All Blacks centre Laumape rejects overseas interest to sign new Hurricanes deal

Steve Hansen expects to see the 25-year-old play for the All Blacks ‘for years to come’ after he opted to stay with the Hurricanes.

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.

'If you don't get it right, we'll get nailed': Accuracy order of the day as Ireland pick themselves up

Defeat to England has Ireland maintaining a tight focus against a team who will be a World Cup rival come September.

Scotland out to end under-pressure Ireland's 'title dreams', warns Horne

All focus switches to the Murrayfield showdown on Saturday.