Ireland

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…

Queensland Sports Minister, Phil Reeves (R), Drew Mitchell of the Wallabies and former Wallaby Brett Robinson at the Lions schedule launch

NSW to host three British Lions fixtures

New South Wales will host three matches – including a game against the HSBC Waratahs and the third and final Test – when the British and Irish Lions make their…

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu (L) talks with Australian rugby union star Quade Cooper (2/L), ARU Managing Director and CEO John O’Neill (2/R) and Welsh international player Gareth Delve (R) at the 2013 Lions Tour

Rebels welcome the Lions to Melbourne

Melbourne Rebels CEO, Steven Boland, has welcomed today’s announcement that will see Melbourne host two matches, including one of three Tests, when the British and Irish Lions make their long-awaited…

In at the deep end: Sam Tomkins will make his union debut against the world's second-best nation

Barbarians v Australia – preview

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…