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Simon Zebo Munster

Ireland squad to tour New Zealand

THREE UNCAPPED players have been named in the Ireland squad to travel to New Zealand in June. Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick has made the cut, while Munster duo Mike Sherry…

rob kearney

A St Patrick’s Day to forget

What a shocker! This generation of Ireland players and fans have got so used to beating England in the last decade that with this year's match rounding off the tournament…

england coaches

England 30-9 Ireland

England ruined Ireland's St Patrick's Day party by inflicting a 30-9 thrashing of their guests at a rain-soaked Twickenham. In a scrappy encounter in which there were numerous handling errors,…

Manu Tuilagi

England v Ireland: the preview

It's helpful, when unsure which way a match will go, to conduct a man-for-man comparison and see what a composite XV would look like. Adopting this method, the only Englishman…

david strettle england

Strettle back for Paddy’s Day clash

David Strettle has recovered from a sternum injury to reclaim his place on the wing, in England’s only change to the starting XV who will take on Ireland on Saturday.…

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…

Leigh Halfpenny

Halfpenny’s Six Nations highlights

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE 2012 RBS 6 Nations has proved an eventful tournament for Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny. The 23-year-old played a pivotal role in Wales’ two…

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…