Ireland

Connacht make Heineken Cup for the first time

Connacht make Heineken Cup for the first time

Connacht Rugby will taste Heineken Cup action for the first time next season – courtesy of Leinster winning their second Heineken Cup crown with a sensational comeback that clinched a…

Brian O’Driscoll’s caught cold in an interview

Brian O’Driscoll’s caught cold in an interview

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL is one of rugby’s more articulate players, but after Ireland’s 21-11 defeat by New Zealand in Wellington in 2008 he wasn’t quite as comfortable speaking to the media.…

Tempers flare between James Haskell (2nd R) and Stephen Ferris during the Six Nations

Life and times of Stephen Ferris

I’d encourage anyone who’s a late starter in rugby to believe they can make it. I didn’t pick up a rugby ball regularly until my mid-teens as I was more…

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Eoin Reddan – Spotlight

Martin johnson had warned about premature talk of a Six Nations Grand Slam. The England manager knew only too well that playing Ireland in Dublin in the final round would…

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Mike Ross agrees new Ireland contract

Leinster’s Mike Ross is the latest international to commit his future to playing in Ireland. The prop has penned a deal to keep him firmly rooted until the end of…

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Keith Earls – The Irish speedster

Keith Earls endures a personal nightmare every other weekend. He hates flying. The big planes that transport Ireland are manageable, but the small, cramped ones that take Munster to various…

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Get to know Jonathan Sexton

The Ireland fly-half turns off his poker face to chat to Bea Asprey… RUGBY WORLD: Who’s your room-mate in the Ireland camp? Jonathan Sexton: Eoin Reddan, a good friend from…

Ireland 24 England 8 – the video highlights

Ireland 24 England 8 – the video highlights

Ireland (14) 24 Tries: Bowe, O’Driscoll Con: Sexton Pens: Sexton 4 England (3) 8 Tries: Thompson Pens: Flood Click here to watch the highlights – UK only Ireland: Earls; Bowe, B O’Driscoll, D’Arcy,…