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# scotland-rugby - Friday 14 August, 2015

'Joe always says you've got to make the guy outside you look better'

Isaac Boss gets a chance to impress at scrum-half against Scotland tomorrow.

# scotland-rugby - Thursday 13 August, 2015

This Scotland XV could give Schmidt's Ireland a better game than Wales did

Meanwhile, Connacht have named their side for the pre-season friendly in Castres.

Ireland look for Zebo to prove 'versatility' after Conan earns debut

23-year-old Conan stood out on the Emerging Ireland tour, says Joe Schmidt.

Zebo at fullback and more talking points from Schmidt's Ireland XV

Jack Conan makes his debut, Madigan steers the ship and D’Arcy returns.

Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Madigan takes over in 10 shirt

The Leinster man starts at blindside in Dublin against the Scots.

# scotland-rugby - Monday 10 August, 2015

Captain O'Connell set to be unleashed as Ireland turn to Scotland Test

A number of Joe Schmidt’s squad players impressed during the win over Wales in Cardiff.

# scotland-rugby - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Scotland's World Cup jerseys are here and they involve tartan

What do you make of these Macron numbers?

# scotland-rugby - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

A Leinster cult hero is joining Scotland's World Cup coaching team

Nathan Hines will link up with his former Clermont boss Vern Cotter after he retires from playing.

# scotland-rugby - Friday 27 March, 2015

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

# scotland-rugby - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

# scotland-rugby - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

'Henshaw was a contender for Ireland’s player of the tournament'

Whiff of Cordite assess the incredible events of last Saturday and reflect on the Six Nations in general.

# scotland-rugby - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Wave goodbye to Hook and McGurk with this class Six Nations closing montage

The duo bowed out as Ireland were crowned champions in thrilling circumstances.

# scotland-rugby - Monday 23 March, 2015

3 Irish players make the 12-man shortlist for the 6 Nations Player of the Tournament

There are four English men, two apiece from Scotland and Wales, one from Italy and none from France on the list.

We need to build a Six Nations trapdoor and push a team through it

It is time to revamp our favourite spring tournament.

# scotland-rugby - Sunday 22 March, 2015

'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success

The 35-year-old lock lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second time in two years last night.

# scotland-rugby - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Schmidt: 'I’ve got a sick son, the reality for me is a long way from rugby'

Ireland’s head coach pushed the credit for back-to-back Six Nations on the players and his coaching staff.

POC: 'It was like Robbie Henshaw’s 21st birthday with the '80s hits!'

The Ireland captain explains exactly how nerve-wracking the last few hours have been.

The only thing better than Jared's sexy line earlier was SOB's Space Jam stretch to touch down

Jared Payne cut some lovely angles at Murrayfield today.

Never in doubt! Ireland secure back-to-back 6 Nations titles on stunning day of rugby

Joe Schmidt’s side are the first Ireland team to defend the Six Nations title for 66 years.

'I'll be either delighted or broken': Joe Schmidt on mission acomplished in Murrayfield

The New Zealander will calm his nerves by eating dinner away from TV screens this afternoon.

Brilliant O'Brien and more talking points from Ireland's big win in Scotland

Fitter leaders, the backline thriving, England’s task and attack on top.

Here's how we rated Ireland in their swashbuckling four-try win over Scotland

Ireland’s flankers were tigerish bulldozers.

Four-try Ireland move into strong Six Nations position before England face France

Joe Schmidt’s men scored four tries in a hugely entertaining game at Murrayfield.

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day

We went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s mission to Murrayfield.

'I owe him a fair bit' - Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter ready for chess match

The Kiwi pair won a Top 14 title together at Clermont back in 2010.

Ireland a happy camp under pressure, but O'Connell wary of Scottish spark

Game faces on, it’s the big one.

Open Thread: Do you think Ireland will win the Six Nations today? Mission To Murrayfield This post contains a poll

Open Thread: Do you think Ireland will win the Six Nations today?

Take a load off your feet and tell us how you think this Super Six Nations Saturday will unfold.

# scotland-rugby - Friday 20 March, 2015

Happy retirement! Here are 12 of our favourite George Hook quotes

The RTÉ pundit is set to analyse his last Six Nations game this weekend.

Beware of the Scots: 14 years ago a Murrayfield massacre ruined Ireland's Six Nations chances

That Edinburgh hiding in 2001 remains Ireland’s worst defeat to Scotland in the Six Nations era.

'We've all lost big games before' - POC set to bounce back with Ireland

The Ireland captain warns ‘it’s a dangerous place to go to start thinking about anything but winning the game.’

Letter from Edinburgh: Schmidt looking for clarity in Murrayfield

Our man in Scotland checks in as anticipation begins to build for tomorrow’s Six Nations clash

I looked up to O'Connell and Heaslip growing up - Scotland prospect Ashe

The 21-year-old Scotland back row is excited to be facing the legendary Ireland captain tomorrow.

'Twitter killed me' - Ireland's Healy ready to bounce back from Cardiff errors

We sat down with the loosehead prop as he gets set to pull on Ireland’s number one shirt again.

# scotland-rugby - Thursday 19 March, 2015

'I find it hard to say I'm lucky, I've worked really hard to get back in this position' - Luke Fitzgerald

Four years after his last start for Ireland, the winger looked back on a time he considered retiring from rugby.

'Wear and tear' sees Zebo omitted as McGrath left disappointed too

The Munster wing has ‘rebounded and trained well’ after being told he would miss out on the Scotland game.

Healy unleashed and more talking points from Ireland's team for Scotland

Zebo misses out, Joe’s ideal XV, consistency on the bench and the returning Lukey Fitz.

Luke Fitzgerald to make long-awaited return in Ireland's 6 Nations title chase against Scotland

Joe Schmidt has also named Cian Healy in the starting line-up with Jack McGrath and Simon Zebo losing out.