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…

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France 17-17 Ireland

France clawed their way back from an 11-point deficit to draw with Ireland in the rearranged RBS 6 Nations fixture at the Stade de France. The men in green started…

Tango in Paris: Imanol Harinordoquy tangles with Sean O'Brien. The two will do battle again on Sunday

France v Ireland: the preview

SO, here we go again. Three weeks and a day after the teams were left kicking their heels in Siberian Paris, France and Ireland meet to decide who will chase…

Ireland unchanged for return trip to Paris

Ireland unchanged for return trip to Paris

The Ireland management have again named an unchanged team for the return trip to Paris, in the re-fixed RBS 6 Nations Championship on Sunday, March 4th has been named. Cian…

Ireland women captain - Fiona Coughlan

Ireland Women unchanged against Italy

The Ireland Women’s team to play Wales in the RBS 6 Nations Championship has been named by Coach Philip Doyle. Doyle has again named an unchanged team for the re-scheduled…

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Ireland’s confidence growing

By Claire Glancy PERFORMING under pressure. After their defeat to Wales, that’s the challenge Ireland faced before even taking to pitch against Italy. So when Sergio Parisse crossed the whitewash…

ireland v italy

Ireland 42-10 Italy

Having not played a match for three weeks, Ireland looked nervous as they came out of the Aviva Stadium blocks, but they exerted consistent pressure on their opponents and were…

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Ireland v Italy: The Preview

By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer WHO could forget Ireland’s near-horror story from the 2011 RBS 6 Nations? On a sunny afternoon at the Stadio Flaminio on the opening weekend…

D'Arcy picks up his 65th cap for Ireland

Ireland team remain unchanged

The Ireland team to play Italy in the RBS 6 Nations Championship at Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 25th has been named. Kidney has named the same starting XV and…