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Wales head coach Warren Gatland celebrates after seeing his side win the Six Nations Grand Slam on March 16, 2019
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.
Mar 17, 16:32
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on February 2, 2019
Joe Schmidt expects Ireland to be back on top form for Rugby World Cup
Ireland suffered a heavy defeat in Cardiff as their Six Nations title defence ended.
Mar 16, 18:08
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on February 2, 2019
Schmidt perplexed by Wales roof request
Ireland's agreement is needed under Six Nations rules for the Principality Stadium roof to be closed for Saturday's decider.
Mar 14, 16:03
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on February 2, 2019
Schmidt delighted as Ireland underline World Cup credentials in France victory
Ireland delivered a dominant display against France.
Mar 10, 19:28
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on February 2, 2019
5 talking points ahead of Ireland's clash with France in Dublin
The defending champions are third in the standings after winning two of their three matches so far in this season's Six Nations.
Mar 8, 15:49
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on February 2, 2019
Schmidt believes Ireland have been marked men after 2018 success
Ireland boss has pointed to the All Blacks as a side able to cope with the pressure of their status in world rugby.
Mar 8, 15:19
Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland on November 17, 2018
Sexton and Murray upset with personal form for Ireland
Joe Schmidt admitted the duo were angry and grumpy following the 26-16 victory in Italy.
Feb 24, 19:25
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on February 2, 2019
Ireland boss Schmidt expects Cronin to grasp chance in Best's absence
The Leinster hooker will fill in against Italy on Sunday.
Feb 22, 15:29
Ireland's Jack Conan in action on February 9, 2019
Ireland went back to basics to recapture edge - Conan
Joe Schmidt's side are aiming to reap the benefits of some fine-tuning in Rome.
Feb 21, 12:21
Brian O'Driscoll pictured in September 2017
Brian O'Driscoll wary of Ireland's Rugby World Cup chances
Former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll believes that Joe Schmidt's side should first focus on reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup rather than winning it.
Feb 18, 22:56
Jonny May celebrates with England teammates after scoring against France in the Six Nations on February 10, 2019
Can Wales end losing streak against England to top Six Nations?
England have recorded two excellent wins at the start of the Six Nations, but can Wales build on their own fine start by ending England's winning streak in this fixture?
Feb 18, 09:54
Ireland coach Andy Farrell pictured in November 2018
Farrell 'proud and privileged' to be named as Schmidt's successor
Andy Farrell expects the toughest test of his career in stepping up to Ireland's top job later this year.
Feb 15, 15:39
Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton receives treatment for a head injury during the Six Nations match against Scotland on February 9, 2019
Joe Schmidt plays down Sexton head injury
British and Irish Lions fly-half was replaced by Joey Carbery.
Feb 9, 18:05
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on February 2, 2019
Talking points ahead of Scotland v Ireland
The teams will meet at Murrayfield in the Guinness Six Nations this weekend.
Feb 8, 14:19
Wales coach Warren Gatland pictured on January 31, 2019
5 talking points ahead of the second weekend of Six Nations action
More thrilling encounters are promised as the competition reaches its second week.
Feb 8, 10:54
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Joe Schmidt defends Ireland's 'very varied game'
Schmidt's side received criticism after they were beaten by England in their Six Nations opener.
Feb 7, 15:44
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Joe Schmidt issues World Cup warning to 'bullied' and 'bruised' Ireland
England hammered the 2018 Grand Slam champions at the Aviva Stadium.
Feb 2, 20:33
Rory Best of Ulster is tackled by Romain Taofifenua of Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 3 game at the Kingspan stadium on October 25, 2014
Schmidt keeping Ireland grounded, insists Rory Best
Ireland are the Six Nations favourites after a stunning 2018.
Feb 1, 14:19
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Schmidt vows Ireland will deliver 'edge of the seat' entertainment
Schmidt laughs off England jibes that Ireland will adopt boring tactics in the Six Nations opener.
Jan 31, 15:29
Robbie Henshaw pictured in March 2016
Ireland boss Schmidt defends decision to select Henshaw at full-back
Henshaw will play only his second-ever Test in that position in the Six Nations opener against England.
Jan 31, 15:06
Owen Farrell during an England training session on November 21, 2018
The key Six Nations talking points
Tournament gets under way on Friday night when France host Wales.
Jan 31, 06:00
Robbie Henshaw pictured in March 2016
Ireland centre Henshaw may switch to full-back for England clash
The 25-year-old started his career in the role.
Jan 30, 11:11
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Joe Schmidt v Eddie Jones head-to-head
Joe Schmidt is to return to his native New Zealand after the World Cup while Eddie Jones' position is subject to performance at Japan 2019.
Jan 30, 09:00
Simon Easterby pictured in 2013
We're not interested in war of words with England, says Ireland's Easterby
The two sides go head to head in Dublin on Saturday.
Jan 29, 16:33
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Schmidt relishes Jones' verbal 'grenades' ahead of Six Nations opener
England boss Jones has already started the mind games by claiming Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has the "bat phone to the referee".
Jan 23, 12:05
Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland on November 17, 2018
Johnny Sexton making 'good progress' ahead of Six Nations opener
The reigning World Player of the Year has been troubled by a knee tendon issue and will miss Leinster's final European Champions Cup group game.
Jan 16, 17:01
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Best convinced Schmidt would lead Lions to South Africa tour triumph
The Ireland coach is taking a break from rugby after the 2019 World Cup.
Dec 17, 12:38
Ireland coach Andy Farrell pictured in November 2018
Best backs Farrell to succeed as Ireland coach
Andy Farrell will take over from current Ireland coach Joe Schmidt after next year's World Cup in Japan.
Nov 26, 22:01
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Kearney: Schmidt will want to leave Ireland with lasting legacy
The New Zealander will step down as head coach after next year's World Cup.
Nov 26, 14:44
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Ireland coach Schmidt to retire after 2019 World Cup with Farrell taking reins
The 53-year-old was appointed in 2013 and has steered Ireland to second spot in the world rankings.
Nov 26, 10:19
Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland on November 17, 2018
Sexton, Schmidt and Ireland land World Rugby awards
A night of success for Grand Slam winners.
Nov 25, 22:12
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Schmidt can still inspire further Ireland improvement, says Kilcoyne
An announcement is expected soon on the New Zealander's future beyond next year's World Cup.
Nov 25, 12:49
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Ireland boss Schmidt grateful for patience as he makes decision on his future
The Ireland head coach's contract expires after next year's World Cup.
Nov 24, 22:00
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Schmidt still agonising over decision on long-term future
The head coach could commit to Ireland or return to his native New Zealand.
Nov 22, 15:05
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Beirne back as Ireland take on the United States
Head coach Joe Schmidt has made 14 changes from the side that beat New Zealand.
Nov 22, 14:39
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
Tadhg Beirne will be itching to take on the USA, says club-mate Niall Scannell
Beirne did not feature in Ireland's victories over Argentina and New Zealand.
Nov 21, 15:36
Kieran Marmion in action for Ireland on November 17, 2018
Ireland scrum-half Marmion racing to be fit for Six Nations after ankle surgery
British and Irish Lions back-rower Sean O'Brien is also a doubt for Ireland's Six Nations defence with a broken arm.
Nov 20, 14:22
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt on November 10, 2018
The major talking points ahead of Ireland's clash with New Zealand in Dublin
The All Blacks are ranked number one in the world rankings with Joe Schmidt's side second.
Nov 16, 16:33
Dan Leavy pictured with the Ireland flag on March 13, 2018
Dan Leavy forced out of Ireland's All Blacks clash
Josh Van Der Flier comes in for the highly-anticipated Dublin encounter.
Nov 16, 14:13
Bundee Aki during an Ireland training session on March 18, 2018
Marmion warns All Blacks not to target Ireland team-mate Aki
The tourists have singled out the New Zealand-born centre ahead of the meting between the two sides in Dublin.
Nov 16, 10:21

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