Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Ireland end England's hopes of the Grand Slam and a record 19th successive Test victory with a gruelling 13-9 win at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
The Six Nations trophy before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millennium stadium on February 1, 2014
RFU chief Ian ritchie wants Six Nations cut to six weeks
The Six Nations will benefit from being reduced from seven weeks to six, according to Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie.
Mar 25, 13:36
Ireland's no. 8 Jamie Heaslip evades a tackle from Scotland's full back Stuart Hogg during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on February 2, 2014
Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney doubtful for British & Irish Lions selection
Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney undergo surgery on a back and knee injury respectively, potentially seeing them miss out on a call to the British and Irish Lions squad.
Mar 24, 17:24
Rory Best passes the ball during the British and Irish Lions training session held at Scotch College on June 27, 2013
Rory Best hails "monumental" Ireland performance
Ireland captain Rory Best expresses his pride after halting England's record-equalling 18-match winning streak with a 13-9 victory in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:13
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Ireland deserved victory over England'
England head coach Eddie Jones admits that his side were beaten by a better team during their Grand Slam-denying 13-9 defeat to Ireland in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:00
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Dylan Hartley: 'England still have work to do'
England captain Dylan Hartley admits that his side's 13-9 defeat to Ireland is proof that there is still room for improvement for the Six Nations champions.
Mar 18, 21:52
Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Result: Ireland deny England Grand Slam, world record
Ireland end England's hopes of the Grand Slam and a record 19th successive Test victory with a gruelling 13-9 win at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Mar 18, 19:03
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Warren Gatland: 'Top players will miss out on British and Irish Lions selection'
Warren Gatland admits that he is "excited about the potential" in the British and Irish Lions' playing ranks, but says picking a final squad is going to be very tough.
Mar 15, 22:10
Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Jonny Sexton, Conor Murray fit to face England
Ireland half-backs Jonny Sexton and Conor Murray are fit to face England during Saturday's Six Nations finale in Dublin.
Mar 13, 15:12
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'England will not lose to Ireland'
England head coach Eddie Jones insists that his side will not lose to Ireland when they go in search of a record 19th successive victory on Saturday.
Mar 13, 14:28
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny kicks at goal during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
Result: Wales derail Ireland's Six Nations title hopes in Cardiff
Wales beat Ireland 22-9 in Cardiff to return to winning ways and deal their opponents a major blow in the running for the Six Nations title.
Mar 10, 21:59
Ireland wing Andrew Trimble warms up ahead of the Six Nations International rugby union match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva stadium in Dublin on March 8, 2014
Ireland winger Andrew Trimble ruled out of Six Nations
Ireland winger Andrew Trimble is ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations with a hand injury, being replaced in the squad by Ulster teammate Tommy Bowe.
Mar 5, 18:14
Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Johnny Sexton returns for Ireland against France
Johnny Sexton returns to the Ireland starting lineup after a calf injury in one of three changes to the side ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with France.
Feb 23, 14:16
Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Ireland trio expected to be fit for France clash
Ireland trio Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray are all set to return to full training this week ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with France.
Feb 20, 15:41
Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Johnny Sexton ruled out of Six Nations opener
Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton will miss his side's Six Nations opener with Scotland on Saturday having failed to recover from a calf injury.
Jan 31, 21:20
A general view of the match ball is tackled seen during the Super Rugby trial match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2014
Ireland without hooker Sean Cronin for Six Nations
Leinster confirm that Sean Cronin suffered a high-grade hamstring tear in the win over Zebre, essentially ruling him out of Ireland's upcoming Six Nations campaign.
Jan 16, 17:06
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Joe Schmidt expecting New Zealand backlash
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt warns his players to expect a backlash from New Zealand when they meet in Dublin, having beaten the world champions earlier this month.
Nov 13, 20:11
Jordi Murphy of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on February 14, 2015
Jordi Murphy ruled out for up to nine months
Ireland and Leinster number eight Jordi Murphy is ruled out for up to nine months after damaging his ACL during the historic 40-29 win over New Zealand in Chicago.
Nov 7, 21:55
Owen Farrell kicks a penalty during the international Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016
Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola named on player of the year shortlist
England trio Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola are included on a six-strong shortlist for the World Rugby Player of the Year award.
Nov 7, 15:42
Ireland's wing Luke Fitzgerald (2nd L) celebrates with Ireland's scrum half Conor Murray (L) after scoring his team's first try during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, so
Result: Ireland earn historic win over New Zealand
Ireland record their first ever victory over New Zealand courtesy of a thrilling 40-29 victory over the world champions in Chicago.
Nov 5, 22:07
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Joe Schmidt signs three-year contract extension
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt signs a three-year contract extension to keep him in charge of the team until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Oct 24, 15:34



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