Paddy Jackson from Ireland gets ready to kick during the Test against South Africa on June 11, 2016
Ireland miss the chance to register a historic series win in South Africa with a narrow defeat in Port Elizabeth.
A general view of Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2013
Six Nations start date 'to remain unchanged in calendar shake-up'
A report claims that a major shake-up of the current rugby calendar is close to being made, but the Six Nations will retain its traditional slot early in the year.
Sep 13, 22:59
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
Waikato Chiefs confirm interest in Ireland coach Joe Schmidt
Waikato Chiefs CEO Andrew Flaxman confirms interest in appointing Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.
Jul 10, 20:10
Luke Fitzgerald of Ireland during the International match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.
Leinster Rugby's Luke Fitzgerald retires from professional rugby
Leinster Rugby announce that Luke Fitzgerald has retired from rugby on medical advice.
Jun 28, 09:11
Paddy Jackson from Ireland gets ready to kick during the Test against South Africa on June 11, 2016
Result: South Africa survive Ireland onslaught to win three-match series
Ireland miss the chance to register a historic series win in South Africa with a narrow defeat in Port Elizabeth.
Jun 25, 18:10
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
Jared Payne out of third Ireland Test against South Africa
Tiernan O'Halloran replaces the injured Jared Payne at full-back for Ireland's series decider against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Jun 23, 18:09
Rory Best passes the ball during the British and Irish Lions training session held at Scotch College on June 27, 2013
Rory Best: 'Mistakes cost Ireland victory over South Africa'
Rory Best suggests that Irish mistakes cost them the chance to beat South Africa in the second Test.
Jun 18, 20:41
Damian de Allende scores a try in the Test match between South Africa and Ireland at Emirates Airline Park on June 18, 2016
Result: South Africa come from behind to beat Ireland and level Test series
South Africa score four second-half tries against a shellshocked Ireland to record a series-levelling 32-26 victory in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Jun 18, 18:11
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
Quinn Roux set for Ireland debut in second Test against South Africa
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt makes five changes for his side's second Test against South Africa, with Quinn Roux set for his debut against the country of his birth.
Jun 16, 16:48
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 defends CJ Stander red card against South Africa
Joe Schmidt defends CJ Stander over his red card during Ireland victory against South Africa in the first Test.
Jun 12, 16:49
Paddy Jackson from Ireland gets ready to kick during the Test against South Africa on June 11, 2016
Result: Ireland hold on with 14 men to seal historic first win in South Africa
Ireland clinch a remarkable first ever Test win in South Africa by beating the Springboks 26-20, despite CJ Stander's 23rd-minute red card.
Jun 11, 20:21
Rob Kearney of Ireland is tackled by Luca Morisi of Italy and Edoardo Gori of Italy during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and Ireland at the Stadio Olimpico on February 7, 2015
Ireland's Rob Kearney ruled out of Six Nations clash against Scotland
Ireland confirm that Rob Kearney will not be fit for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland.
Mar 14, 17:07
Ireland player Cian Healy in action during Ireland Captains Run ahead of their opening 2015 Rugby World Cup match against Canada at Millennium Stadium on September 18, 2015
Cian Healy "confident" of picking up first Six Nations win of season
Ireland prop Cian Healy insists that his side are "very confident" of picking up their first win of this year's Six Nations tournament when they host Italy.
Mar 9, 15:42
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Mike Brown not cited over Conor Murray kick
Six Nations officials confirm that Mike Brown will not be cited for kicking Conor Murray during England's win over Ireland.
Feb 29, 14:58
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
Uncapped duo Stuart McCloskey, Josh van der Flier to make Ireland debuts
Ireland select uncapped duo Stuart McCloskey and Josh van der Flier for Saturday's Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham.
Feb 25, 13:46
Ireland captain Paul O' Connell in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match against France on October 11, 2015
Paul O'Connell announces retirement
Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is forced to retire after failing to overcome a hamstring problem that he sustained at the World Cup.
Feb 9, 10:23
Taulupe TOBY Faletau scores during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Rory Best: 'We will take positives from Wales draw'
Ireland skipper Rory Best admits that he and his side have mixed feelings having let slip a 13-point advantage before eventually drawing 16-16 with Wales in the Six Nations.
Feb 7, 18:15
Rhys Priestland kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Result: Wales come from behind to draw with Ireland
Ireland begin the defence of their Six Nations title with a 16-16 draw with Wales having squandered a 13-point lead.
Feb 7, 16:55
Rory Best passes the ball during the British and Irish Lions training session held at Scotch College on June 27, 2013
Rory Best takes over Ireland captaincy
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt picks Rory Best to captain the team for their Six Nations opener against Wales next month.
Jan 20, 14:54
Andy Farrell, the England backs coach looks on during the England training session held at West Park Leeds Rugby Club on October 23, 2013
Andy Farrell to become Ireland defence coach
Former England assistant Andy Farrell will join the Ireland set-up as defence coach after the Six Nations.
Jan 6, 15:41
Ireland player Cian Healy in action during Ireland Captains Run ahead of their opening 2015 Rugby World Cup match against Canada at Millennium Stadium on September 18, 2015
Ireland prop Cian Healy a doubt for Six Nations opener after knee surgery
Ireland prop Cian Healy emerges as a doubt for the Six Nations opener against Wales having undergone a minor operation on his knee.
Jan 6, 15:37

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