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…

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…

donncha ryan

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…

maxime medard france

By Al Dymock AT post-match press conferences, stats sheets are handed out by busy looking officials. You get the certified breakdown of what happened during the game and you can…

england v wales

By Ben Coles FIRST things first; what an outstanding test match. The word brutal is commonly associated with international rugby, but rarely has it been showcased more viscerally than when…

Wales won their first ever Triple Crown at Twickenham in a compelling encounter that gave the 82,000 crowd drama from the kick-off to the very final play of the game.…

Halfpenny and Warburton

By Paul Williams WALES beat England 19-12 to clinch the Triple Crown on Saturday – the first time Wales have ever completed their sweep of the home nations at Twickenham.…

Scotland took advantage of a slow start from a French team that hadn't played for three weeks and built a 10-0 lead in the first 25 minutes with a try…

ireland v 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…

Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor The big one. At least for those fans either side of Offa’s Dyke. 2012 is a very rare vintage in the recent history of these…