Ireland

Rory Best is heading for a landmark

Best hits the top as Ireland make one change

RORY BEST will become Ireland’s most capped hooker when he leads his nation out at Twickenham on Saturday. He will be making his 59th Test appearance, overhauling Keith Wood’s milestone…

Tommy Bowe

Ireland turn on the style

IT WAS always going to be interesting to see how Ireland would respond to last week's draw with France: would they be able to build on their first-half performance in…

David Denton had another impressive game

Scotland still creating their own nightmares

OF THE Six Nations performances we have seen so far from Scotland, the one which ended in a 32-14 loss to Ireland was probably the most frustrating. Andy Robinson must…

Heaslip named his bulldog after US rapper Jay-Z

Chill-out chat with Jamie Heaslip

RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias? Jamie Heaslip: I hate snakes. Once on holiday, a guy had a snake around his neck and tried to put it on me.…

donnacha ryan

Ireland 32-14 Scotland

Scotland knew they'd have to come out of the changing room firing if they were to beat Ireland at home, and some early pressure put them 0-6 ahead thanks to…

andy robinson

Ireland v Scotland: The Preview

IT'S been a bruising week for Ireland. Their match against France was not only mentally draining, given their disappointment at throwing away an 11-point half-time lead to come away with…

Rory Best

Rory Best to lead Ireland against Scotland

Ulster hooker Rory Best will captain Ireland in their penultimate RBS 6 Nations fixture against Scotland in Dublin on Saturday. Paul O’Connell was ruled out for the remainder of the…

Tommy Bowe heads back home to Ulster

Tommy Bowe heads home to Ulster

International wing Tommy Bowe will return to play in Ireland with Ulster next season until 2015. Following agreement from his current club Ospreys, Bowe has been given early release from…

One change to Ireland Women against Scotland

One change to Ireland Women against Scotland

There is one change to the starting XV, playing Scotland Women in Ashbourne RFC on Friday, March 9th (kick off 19:30). Paula Fitzpatrick making her first start of the championship…

france v ireland

Ireland need to play an 80-minute game

HAVING waited three weeks to get this game underway, no one playing or watching on Sunday wanted to hear the final whistle at the Stade de France - at least…