Herring vows minds won’t drift to Leinster clash

Ulster hooker Rob Herring vows they won’t let minds wander to next week’s European Cup clash with Leinster in Dublin when the Southern Kings come to ...

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Ireland exposure improved me, says Farrell

Connacht centre Tom Farrell says his time in the Ireland camp during the Six Nations has made him an even better player.

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Munster determined to learn lessons from Scarlets panic

Munster return to action this Saturday determined to reignite their push for a Guinness PRO14 home semi-final and leave behind a defeat last time out that threatens ...

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O’Gara linked with World Cup role for Les Bleus

Ronan O’Gara has been linked with a role in the French coaching setup for the World Cup.

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Remarkable fightback sees St Michael’s College win Leinster Schools Junior Cup

St Michael’s College produced a remarkable final-quarter fightback at Donnybrook to claim the Leinster Schools Junior Cup title at the expense of previous ...

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Farrell to begin Irish reign with Scotland clash at Aviva

Andy Farrell will begin his reign as Ireland boss with a Six Nations clash with Scotland at the Aviva.

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World Cup will be the Hunger Games for Ireland, says Marshall

Rhys Marshall has backed Ireland to turn their Six Nations disappointment into a ‘really hungry’ World Cup campaign when the national team heads to Japan ...

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McFadden backs Schmidt to find solutions to woes

Fergus McFadden says Joe Schmidt is still the best man to turn around Ireland’s recent poor form.

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Sort out Welsh club mess, warns Anscombe

Grand Slam winner Gareth Anscombe has called on the power-brokers to sort out Welsh rugby’s domestic mess.

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Iain Henderson a doubt for Ulster's European clash with Leinster

Iain Henderson remains a doubt for Ulster's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final with Leinster.

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Ireland's Alison Miller announces retirement from international scene

Irish rugby player Alison Miller has announced her retirement from international rugby.

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Ireland's reaction to going behind in games has to be addressed, says Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara has said the Irish rugby team need to learn how to chase a game.

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Van Graan sweating on Carbery return for Euro test

Joey Carbery has emerged as a major doubt for Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at Edinburgh Rugby in 11 days after returning from Ireland’s ...

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Disappointment must be parked as Irish stars answer provincial calls

It is a recurring theme in a coach’s lexicon when discussing the loss of players to both injury or poor form that one player’s misfortune is another’s ...

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Never say never – Alun Wyn Jones on whether Gatland could coach England

Wales head coach is unlikely to be short of job offers when he leaves his post after the World Cup.

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Seven-try Methodist dethrone Campbell

Methodist College won a 38th Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup title with a deserved, if flattering, 45-17 win over holders Campbell College at Kingspan Stadium today. ...

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Wales players dominate shortlist for Six Nations award

Warren Gatland’s side finished top of the table ahead of England.

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Munster welcome Ireland contingent to their ranks to face Zebre on Saturday

Munster looked set to welcome back some of their Ireland contingent on Monday as the province prepares to begin its final push for a Guinness PRO14 home semi-final. ...

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More questions now than at any point in Schmidt's tenure

Cardiff Victory will taste very sweet for Warren Gatland when he gathers his coaching staff together for a “long afternoon” of celebration tomorrow.

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Schmidt hopes World Cup will reward Irish risk-taking

Simon Lewis Joe Schmidt hopes he will be able to look back on a disappointing Guinness Six Nations campaign as a significant building block towards a successful ...

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Ringrose plans to turn negatives into positives come World Cup

Simon Lewis Garry Ringrose believes Ireland have not suffered a psychological blow going into this year’s World Cup after their 25-7 humbling by Wales.

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Wales, not Ireland, plan for Japan with glint in their eye

In Wales, the party will continue for some time.

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England suffering from fault line exposed during 2015 World Cup – Eddie Jones

Mirroring the collapse in Cardiff earlier in the Six Nations, England fell apart in the second half against Scotland.

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Christians edge low-scoring Cork derby to claim landmark Munster Senior Schools Cup

It won’t go down in the annals of history as a classic Pres-Christians encounter but CBC did enough to claim the Clayton Hotels Munster Senior Schools Cup ...

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Six Nations summary – how the teams fared

Wales clinched the Grand Slam with highly-fancied England and Ireland having to settle for second and third place.

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St Michael’s College win third Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup

St Michael’s College were crowned Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup champions for the third time in their history with an emphatic victory over Gonzaga College ...

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Ireland slump to worst Women's Six Nations finish in 13 years

The Ireland Women's worst Six Nations finish since 2006 was confirmed by a poor 24-5 defeat to a young Wales side who were clinical with their scoring opportunities ...

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Rob Kearney still has confidence in Ireland despite disappointing Six Nations

The reigning champions finished third.

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Warren Gatland lauds fantastic Wales after Grand Slam glory

Wales marked head coach’s final Six Nations game in charge by winning the title and clinching a Grand Slam.

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Joe Schmidt: 'We would encourage the genuine supporter not to lose faith'

Joe Schmidt urged Ireland supporters not to lose faith in their team after they were blown away in Cardiff on Saturday by a Wales team that secured the Grand Slam.

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Scotland come from 31-0 down before losing late lead to England in dramatic draw

England collapsed in spectacular fashion but Scotland were still unable to register their first victory at Twickenham since 1983 as the Guinness Six Nations climaxed ...

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Former skipper Sam Warburton talks up Wales’ achievements

Wales claimed their first Six Nations title since 2013.

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Joe Schmidt expects Ireland to be back on top form for World Cup

Ireland suffered a heavy defeat in Cardiff as their Six Nations title defence ended.

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Dominant Wales crush Ireland to win Grand Slam

Wales have completed the Grand Slam after beating Ireland 25-7 in their Guinness Six Nations match in Cardiff.

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France condemn Italy to a 22nd Six Nations defeat in a row

Italy's losing sequence in the Guinness Six Nations extended to a record 22 matches but France were pushed all the way before prevailing 25-14 at the Stadio Olimpico. ...

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England scrum-half Robson ruled out with blood clots

The 27-year-old earned his second England cap last weekend.

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Ronan O'Gara: This could be Cork, Charleville or Carlow in the morning. That’s what’s in my head. Nowhere is safe now.

In the Air New Zealand lounge at Christchurch, the Crusaders gathered for our short flight to Dunedin. My phone beeped with a text.

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Best backs Ryan to come of age up against Wales talisman Jones

22-year-old Ryan takes on the vastly-experienced Jones in Cardiff.

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Charlie Ryan: We will back ourselves to do well in World Cup

Ireland Under-20 captain Charlie Ryan vowed his team will take the momentum from sealing Six Nations Grand Slam glory into this summer’s World Rugby Under-20 ...

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Rory Best: 'We are a handful for any team in the world'

Rory Best has demanded an 80-minute performance from Ireland as they bid to stop Wales winning the Grand Slam in Cardiff today after the Irish camp insisted on keeping ...

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Joe Schmidt’s special bond with the Six Nations

The beginning of Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations career could have been so much smoother.

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Ireland want to finish in way they wished they’d started

Such has been Ireland’s rise in prominence on the world rugby stage these past six years under Joe Schmidt that their days as party poopers are long gone. ...

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The Welsh viewpoint: Roof or no roof, Wales can weather the storm

The Principality Stadium roof will be open, Storm Hannah’s wet and windy weather won’t make for a classic, but Wales will nonetheless be backed by an ...

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‘Chicken’ winning the ‘Biggar is better’ debate

It’s not often you hear a player call an opponent chicken.

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Brian McMahon: 'We have gone way further than we thought we would this year'

Excitement is building on the Mardyke Walk as Presentation Brothers College gear up for tomorrow’s Munster Schools Senior Cup final.

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Moss Finn on the rugby legends to emerge from PBC-CBC rivalry

In Cork two rugby nurseries, a mere 2km apart, Schools Cup legends linger long in the memory.

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Tadhg Beirne must outpoach Welsh poachers

Three key factors will define today’s titanic Cardiff clash

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Wales centre Jonathan Davies eyes perfect performance to secure Grand Slam

Victory over Ireland would clinch the Six Nations title for Wales and a Grand Slam.

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‘1883?’ England boss Jones taunts Scotland over Twickenham barren run

The Scots have not beaten England at their home in 36 years.

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Ireland's U20s win the Grand Slam

Ireland's Under-20s have won a Grand Slam this evening.

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