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  • Sep 22, 2014
  • Updated: 8:27am

Ireland Rugby

Cian Healy and fellow front-rowers hold Triple Crown key for Ireland

In a tasty Twickenham clash, the pressure will be keenest on Cian Healy and his fellow Ireland front-rowers Rory Best and Mike Ross. For it’s their job on Saturday to expose England’s enforced gamble on David Wilson, the tighthead prop who has been granted a rare Six Nations start.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 1:04am

Brian O’Driscoll to equal George Gregan caps record

Ireland great Brian O’Driscoll is set to equal George Gregan’s world record for the most test appearances when he runs out against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:39pm

Biggest hurdles up next for grand slam contenders France and Ireland

Six Nations organisers will be praying France and Ireland remain unbeaten through to their showdown on March 15 but prior to that the only two remaining contenders for the grand slam face their biggest hurdles.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:57pm

Irish earn right to dream of title after convincing win over Wales

Ireland ended Welsh dreams of a record third Six Nations title in a row, with a clinical display at Dublin's Lansdowne Road. Warren Gatland's men in red never got close to the hosts, who tactically outmanoeuvred them at every turn.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:54pm

Extra charge in the air as Wales take on Ireland

Ireland and Wales have much in common. Their talismanic captains, Paul O’Connell and Sam Warburton, are back as starters. Their coaches are Kiwis. They tend more to win in each other’s backyards.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:51pm

O’Connell back to lead Ireland against Wales

Paul O’Connell will captain Ireland in Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Wales after illness ruled him out of last weekend’s opening win, while coach Joe Schmidt made only one more change with Gordon D’Arcy returning at centre.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:55pm

Irish refuse to let O’Driscoll snub go away

France's thrilling 26-24 win over England gave the Six Nations a scintillating start but this Saturday's match between Ireland and two-time defending champions Wales promises to really heat up the tournament as the Irish look to settle a score.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:56pm

O’Connell’s return a boost for buoyant Ireland

Joe Schmidt is confident captain Paul O'Connell will be fit to face Wales after the lock gave him some awkward moments ahead of his first Six Nations match as Ireland coach.

The New Zealander only discovered seven hours before Sunday's kick-off against Scotland that the British and Irish Lions second rower had been laid low by a chest infection he contracted the previous night.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:59pm

Ireland too classy for Scotland in 28-6 win

Ireland overcame the late withdrawal of captain Paul O’Connell to beat Scotland 28-6 in their Six Nations opener at Lansdowne Road on Sunday.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:04pm

Ireland’s Schmidt names seven newcomers as Fife, Fusaro get Scotland nod

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named seven uncapped players in his enlarged 44-man training squad for the 2014 Six Nations, while Dougie Fife and Chris Fusaro were included in the 36-man Scotland squad that was unveiled on Wednesday.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:26pm