Ireland fans celebrate their teams victory against France

Ireland v France: Five things we learnt

What about that? Ireland finally exploded into this tournament and the game had everything great about the Schmidt era - strong processes, disciplined defence and accurate rugby - allied to…

Jonathan Sexton will be targeted by France on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images.

France have no qualms over targeting Sexton

Jonathan Sexton will have to prove once again that he can cope under pressure with France admitting they will target him in Sunday’s decisive Pool D fixture in Cardiff. The…

France coach Philippe Saint-André is feeling confident. Photo: Getty Images

France confident ahead of Irish decider

France have no fear over playing Ireland according to Philippe Saint-André despite a poor recent record. Pool D will come down to the clash in Cardiff on Sunday, with the…

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Five things we’ve learnt: Ireland v Italy

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland and Italy served up a steaming dose of Six Nations mediocrity on Sunday, bringing a series of scratches to a sprakling weekend of quicksilver rugby…from…