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# defending champs
Discipline issues, media scrutiny and a target on their backs — Limerick's rocky start to 2021
The All-Ireland champions are yet to win a game this season, but Cian Lynch says they’re not a side under pressure.
# defending champs
Ronan O'Gara and the Crusaders secure Super Rugby top spot
A convincing win over the Highlanders guarantees the holders home advantage in the final series.
# defending champs
Halfpenny returns and Beirne moves to number eight as Scarlets name team for Leinster
The Welsh region come to Dublin bidding to win back-to-back league titles.
# defending champs
Dr Crokes survive slow start to beat Clonmel despite the absence of Colm Cooper
Cooper missed out through injury.
# Irish Abroad
Quiet build-up as quiet man McCall looks for Saracens to get job done
The English side defend their Champions Cup title against Clermont tomorrow in Murrayfield.
# we go again
3 weeks after winning the club All-Ireland, Dr Crokes know their 2017 Kerry SFC opponents
The full draw was made last night.
# defending champs
Testing circumstances but Briggs' Ireland have quality to retain Six Nations title
Niamh Briggs and Tom Tierney are optimistic ahead of Saturday’s opener against Wales.
# 6Nations
6 women who will be key to a successful Irish title defence
Ireland’s captain and world player of the year nominee are among the most important components of the squad in this campaign.
# defending champs
Here's how much it will cost to watch Ireland's home 6 Nations games next year
€40 will get you a decent seat on the day Ireland hope to be securing a third straight title.
# title defence
O'Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad
Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.
# defending champs
5 talking points before Joe Schmidt names his Six Nations squad
Apart from ‘Can we win it, Joe?’
# easy
The mighty Quinn helps Vincent's retain Leinster title with comfortable win over Rhode
The Dublin side never gave their Offaly opponents a sniff in Navan today.
# defending champs
'Moral victories are no good to anyone': Clerkin determined to keep Anglo Celt crown in Monaghan
The Monaghan captain speaks about the change of mindset within Monaghan football.
# defending champs
6 Nations: Halfpenny boot shines through messy Welsh win
The fullback’s eight successful kicks were the difference in Murrayfield after Richie Gray was stretchered off.