Ireland

Morgan Parra

Earls back for France game

KEITH EARLS returns to the Ireland team for their Six Nations game against France on Saturday night in Paris. The Munster centre was originally picked in the team to play…

Ireland v Wales

Ireland: what went right and what went wrong?

By Claire Glancy “We were robbed!” “Red card!” “Heartbreaking.” THOSE ARE just some of the messages that flooded my mobile on Sunday after Ireland’s 23-21 defeat by Wales. The talk…

Tommy Bowe

Ireland 21-23 Wales

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor In a nutshell Undoubtedly the game of the Six Nations to date – though that doesn’t do this match justice after what Scotland…

Ryan Jones

Ireland v Wales: The Preview

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor IT’S A replay of the World Cup quarter-final between Ireland and Wales in Dublin on Sunday afternoon – and both sides have points…

Jonathan Sexton

Keith Earls gets the nod for Ireland against Wales

MUNSTER’S Keith Earls will fill Brian O’Driscoll’s famous No 13 shirt for Ireland against Wales on Sunday afternoon. Ireland’s legendary skipper O’Driscoll is ruled out for the entire RBS 6…

Paul O'Connell will pick up his 85th cap

Ireland name Six Nations squads

The Ireland team management today announced squads for both the senior Ireland team and the upcoming O2 Ireland Wolfhounds game as preparations begin for the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship.…

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IRFU new player policy favours home grown talent

The Irish Rugby Football Union today announced some refinements to its professional player contract policy to further support the national succession strategy for the Ireland team to come into effect…