Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney doubtful for British and Irish Lions selectionJamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney undergo surgery on a back and knee injury respectively, potentially seeing them miss out on a call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad.
Mar 24, 17:24
Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola named on player of the year shortlistEngland 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
Result: South Africa come from behind to beat Ireland and level Test seriesSouth 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
Result: Wales come from behind to draw with IrelandIreland 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 takes over Ireland captaincyIreland head coach Joe Schmidt picks Rory Best to captain the team for their Six Nations opener against Wales next month.
Jan 20, 14:54
Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip: "We gave ourselves too much to do"Stand-in Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip admits that his team gave themselves too much to do in their RWC quarter-final by falling 17 points behind Argentina early on.
Oct 18, 16:19
Live Commentary: Ireland 20-43 Argentina - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live coverage of Argentina's 43-20 win over Ireland in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 18, 12:00
Johnny Sexton fit for Ireland quarter-finalIreland fly-half Johnny Sexton is named in the starting lineup for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina.
Oct 16, 13:35
Ireland make two changes for Pool D showdown against FranceIreland make two changes to the side that beat Italy as they prepare for this weekend's Pool D showdown against France in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 9, 14:58
Joe Schmidt makes 12 Ireland changes for Romania matchJoe Schmidt will field a much-changed Ireland XV when they face Romania in their second Rugby World Cup match on Sunday.
Sep 25, 14:36
Seven changes for Ireland against EnglandJoe Schmidt makes seven changes for Ireland's clash with England at Twickenham Stadium.
Sep 3, 18:20
Wales 21-35 Ireland: Five talking pointsSports Mole looks at five key issues in the wake of Ireland's comfortable 35-21 win over Wales in Cardiff.
Aug 11, 16:16
Result: Ireland throw down World Cup gauntlet after putting Wales to the swordIreland score five tries as they beat Wales 35-21 in a World Cup warm up game at the Millennium Stadium.
Aug 8, 16:26
Ireland's Jamie Heaslip eclipses David Wallace's back-row milestoneJamie Heaslip admits that he is "gutted" as he passes David Wallace's record of the most-capped back-row in Irish Test history.
Aug 8, 14:22
Victorious Ireland captain Paul O'Connell: 'Bizarre way to win Six Nations'Six Nations-winning captain Paul O'Connell describes watching England almost steal the title from Ireland as a "bizarre" way to clinch the crown.
Mar 21, 22:16
Result: Ireland cruise past ScotlandIreland can still win the Six Nations after thrashing Scotland 40-10 at Murrayfield in their final match of the tournament.
Mar 21, 16:21
Preview: Wales vs. IrelandSports Mole previews this weekend's crunch Six Nations meeting between title hopefuls Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium.
Mar 13, 19:59
Jamie Heaslip returns for Ireland in only change for Wales clashJamie Heaslip replaces Jordi Murphy at number eight in Ireland's only change to their starting lineup for this weekend's meeting with Wales.
Mar 12, 14:24
Ireland's Johnny Sexton fit to face WalesFly-half Johnny Sexton overcomes a hamstring complaint to feature for Ireland against Wales in the Six Nations.
Mar 10, 14:28
France lock Pascal Pape fails with ban appealFrance lock Pascal Pape's 10-week ban is upheld following an unsuccessful appeal.
Mar 3, 16:35
Preview: Ireland vs. EnglandSports Mole previews the Six Nations clash between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium.
Feb 27, 20:04
Team News: Ireland replace Jamie Heaslip with Jordi Murphy for England Six Nations clashIreland make one change as Jordi Murphy comes in for the injured Jamie Heaslip for Sunday's Six Nations clash against England in Dublin.
Feb 27, 15:33
Lewis Moody: 'England need to rattle Ireland's Jonathan Sexton'Lewis Moody believes that 'rattling' Jonathan Sexton will help England to beat rivals Ireland in the Six Nations.
Feb 27, 15:23
Team News: France drop Mathieu Bastareaud to bench for Six Nations clash against WalesMathieu Bastareaud drops to the bench for France's Six Nations clash against Wales and is one of five changes to the team.
Feb 25, 12:13
Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip out of England clashIreland confirm that number eight Jamie Heaslip has "no chance" of being fit for the team's crucial Six Nations showdown with England.
Feb 24, 17:02
France lock Pascal Pape banned for 10 weeks for kneeing Ireland's Jamie HeaslipFrance lock Pascal Pape is banned for 10 weeks for kneeing Ireland's Jamie Heaslip.
Feb 19, 16:33
Ireland's Jamie Heaslip out for 'approximately four weeks'Ireland forward Jamie Heaslip is ruled out for 'approximately four weeks' with a back injury sustained during Saturday's 18-11 Six Nations win over France.
Feb 16, 19:26
France forward Pascal Pape cited for Jamie Heaslip incidentFrance forward Pascal Pape is cited following an incident with Jamie Heaslip during his side's Six Nations defeat to Ireland.
Feb 16, 12:48
Ireland forward Jamie Heaslip to miss rest of Six Nations?Ireland forward Jamie Heaslip's participation in the Six Nations is reportedly in doubt due to a back injury.
Feb 15, 17:06
Preview: Ireland vs. FranceSports Mole previews this weekend's Six Nations meeting between Ireland and France in Dublin.
Feb 13, 08:35
Team News: Johnny Sexton returns to Ireland fold in one of two changes for France clashJohnny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip will start Ireland's Six Nations encounter against France at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this weekend.
Feb 12, 14:46
Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip an injury doubt for Italy matchIreland number eight Jamie Heaslip is a doubt to face Italy on Saturday with a shoulder injury.
Feb 3, 04:46
Result: Ian Madigan's late penalty gives Leinster victory against HarlequinsKicker Ian Madigan keeps his nerve to score a late penalty and give Leinster a 14-13 win against Harlequins in the European Champions Cup.
Dec 13, 21:53
Jamie Heaslip: Ireland can be "really proud" of Autumn International resultsIreland's Jamie Heaslip insists that they can be "very proud" of their performances during the Autumn Internationals after beating Australia to start unbeaten this month.
Nov 22, 18:33
Result: Ireland cruise to victory over ItalyIreland beat Italy 41-7 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to extend their lead at the top of the Six Nations table.
Mar 8, 16:24
Brian O'Driscoll becomes most-capped player in Test rugby historyBrian O'Driscoll makes appearance number 140 for Ireland to become the most-capped player in Test rugby history.
Mar 8, 15:17
Result: England narrowly beat Ireland at TwickenhamEngland beat Ireland 13-10 at Twickenham to inflict a first defeat on their opponents in this year's Six Nations.
Feb 22, 17:44
Jamie Heaslip calls for Ireland improvementJamie Heaslip insists that Ireland must improve despite their 28-6 win over Scotland in the Six Nations.
Feb 2, 18:56
Result: Ireland cruise past ScotlandIreland kick off their Six Nations campaign with a comfortable 28-6 victory over Scotland in Dublin this afternoon.
Feb 2, 16:49
Live Commentary: Ireland 28-6 Scotland - as it happenedRelive our coverage of the Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Feb 2, 14:30
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