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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Scotland bid to deliver potential in final Six Nations match against Ireland – Matt Fagerson
# Party Poopers
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# Party Poopers

Scotland bid to deliver potential in final Six Nations match against Ireland – Matt Fagerson

Mar 15th 2022, 5:19 PM 3,586 Views 1 Comment

Ireland are looking to pip France to the title when they host Scotland on Saturday.

'England could give it a good rattle in Paris. Ireland will be sitting back hoping for the best'
# Les Rosbifs
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# Les Rosbifs

'England could give it a good rattle in Paris. Ireland will be sitting back hoping for the best'

Mar 15th 2022, 4:41 PM 16,835 Views 10 Comments

On last night’s live recording of The Front Row in partnership with Guinness, our guests looked ahead to a huge weekend of international rugby.

'They’ve no championship to play for, but that’s when they can be at their most dangerous'
# Underdogs
From The42
# Underdogs

'They’ve no championship to play for, but that’s when they can be at their most dangerous'

Mar 15th 2022, 3:58 PM 4,412 Views 5 Comments

Johnny Sexton says memories of 2010 will warn Ireland against complacency as they prepare to face Scotland this weekend.

Ireland to sign off on a high: Talking points ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Ireland to sign off on a high: Talking points ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash

Mar 15th 2022, 2:04 PM 3,970 Views 1 Comment

At home to Scotland, Andy Farrell’s men can make it four wins from five this year to put the pressure on Grand Slam-chasing France.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 12 March, 2022

'It took me a while to get my foot in the door, and I understand that I won’t be here forever'
# Wingman
From The42
# Wingman

'It took me a while to get my foot in the door, and I understand that I won’t be here forever'

Mar 12th 2022, 7:30 AM 7,501 Views 4 Comments

Andrew Conway has established himself as a key man in Andy Farrell’s Ireland team.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 11 March, 2022

'I was a little bit star-struck, thinking, 'Jeez, I don't know what to say to this lad''
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

'I was a little bit star-struck, thinking, 'Jeez, I don't know what to say to this lad''

Updated Mar 11th 2022, 8:53 AM 32,607 Views 2 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park discusses his half-back partnership with Ireland captain Johnny Sexton.

Andy Farrell calls on Ireland to take 'the next step' at Twickenham
# Away Days
From The42
# Away Days

Andy Farrell calls on Ireland to take 'the next step' at Twickenham

Mar 11th 2022, 7:00 AM 2,322 Views 1 Comment

Ireland are looking to secure a first win in London since 2018 when they play England this weekend.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Eddie's right, Ireland are favourites: Talking points ahead of the Six Nations clash with England
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Eddie's right, Ireland are favourites: Talking points ahead of the Six Nations clash with England

Mar 9th 2022, 2:17 PM 2,893 Views 0 Comments

Ciaran Kennedy previews Saturday’s showdown at Twickenham.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

'There's more in us' - Keenan says Ireland can hit another gear against England
# London Calling
From The42
# London Calling

'There's more in us' - Keenan says Ireland can hit another gear against England

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 6:30 PM 2,829 Views 0 Comments

Saturday’s Six Nations meeting in London will be the fullback’s first taste of a full Twickenham.

'I want to go out at the top' - Sexton confirms he will retire after 2023 Rugby World Cup
# The Last Dance
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# The Last Dance

'I want to go out at the top' - Sexton confirms he will retire after 2023 Rugby World Cup

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 3:03 PM 16,175 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland captain signed a new contract with the IRFU today.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 7 March, 2022

Andrew Porter to miss key Champions Cup fixtures following ankle surgery
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Andrew Porter to miss key Champions Cup fixtures following ankle surgery

Mar 7th 2022, 3:13 PM 6,344 Views 5 Comments

The Leinster prop is expected to miss the European double-header with Connacht as well as a series of URC interpro derbies.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 6 March, 2022

England recall Underhill ahead of Ireland clash
# Return
From The42
# Return

England recall Underhill ahead of Ireland clash

Mar 6th 2022, 9:26 PM 7,624 Views 3 Comments

Head coach Eddie Jones updated his squad on Sunday to a 36-strong group.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 5 March, 2022

'I was honest with myself, and I was letting it get at me' - Healy
# Adjustment
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# Adjustment

'I was honest with myself, and I was letting it get at me' - Healy

Mar 5th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,968 Views 1 Comment

After a frustrating lack of gametime in November, Cian Healy is pushing to start in Ireland’s Six Nations clash with England next weekend.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 4 March, 2022

'One of the big things I’ve noticed about Irish players, they’re so conscientious about getting better'
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

'One of the big things I’ve noticed about Irish players, they’re so conscientious about getting better'

Mar 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,765 Views 3 Comments

Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell is currently helping the squad prepare for a 12 March date with England at Twickenham.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 3 March, 2022

'I want to be one of the top performers at Leinster' - Jimmy O'Brien
# Aiming High
From The42
# Aiming High

'I want to be one of the top performers at Leinster' - Jimmy O'Brien

Mar 3rd 2022, 7:00 AM 5,033 Views 6 Comments

The fullback is hungry for more having spent last week training with Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Italy's Faiva hit with four-week suspension over high tackle on Ireland's Sheehan
# Verdict
From The42
# Verdict

Italy's Faiva hit with four-week suspension over high tackle on Ireland's Sheehan

Mar 2nd 2022, 6:30 PM 3,737 Views 5 Comments

The Italian player was sent off for the tackle in the 19th meeting of their Six Nations fixture.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Farrell releases 11 players from Ireland's Six Nations camp for URC action
# Mini Camp
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# Mini Camp

Farrell releases 11 players from Ireland's Six Nations camp for URC action

Mar 1st 2022, 10:12 AM 15,917 Views 2 Comments

Loosehead prop Andrew Porter will stay with the Ireland squad but have his training load managed due to a rolled ankle.

Ulster happy to see hard work paying off for young stars
# Stepping Up
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# Stepping Up

Ulster happy to see hard work paying off for young stars

Mar 1st 2022, 8:55 AM 3,313 Views 0 Comments

Ulster skills coach Craig Newby was in the Aviva Stadium to watch Mike Lowry score two tries on his Test debut.

'That’s one of the worst-case scenarios that you can see on a rugby field'
# Not Impressed
From The42
# Not Impressed

'That’s one of the worst-case scenarios that you can see on a rugby field'

Updated Mar 1st 2022, 8:31 AM 33,724 Views 5 Comments

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell reflects on Sunday’s defeat of 13-man Italy and looks forward to a round four trip to Twickenham.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 28 February, 2022

Ireland struggle to make sense of 'weird' Italy game as high score fails to take focus off inaccuracy
# Mixed Feelings
From The42
# Mixed Feelings

Ireland struggle to make sense of 'weird' Italy game as high score fails to take focus off inaccuracy

Feb 28th 2022, 6:30 AM 7,670 Views 11 Comments

Andy Farrell and his players were left frustrated following a underwhelming Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 27 February, 2022

'We needed to be a lot more clinical' - Van der Flier acknowledges room for improvement
# Work To Do
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# Work To Do

'We needed to be a lot more clinical' - Van der Flier acknowledges room for improvement

Feb 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 4,781 Views 5 Comments

Ireland looked off-colour despite running up a big score against 13-man Italy.

Player Ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their win over Italy?
# Out Of 10
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# Out Of 10

Player Ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their win over Italy?

Feb 27th 2022, 5:18 PM 18,531 Views 26 Comments

A mixed display as Ireland stuck 57 points on Italy at the Aviva Stadium.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Ireland still have a championship to play for: Talking points ahead of Sunday's Six Nations game
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Ireland still have a championship to play for: Talking points ahead of Sunday's Six Nations game

Feb 24th 2022, 9:00 AM 2,895 Views 0 Comments

Ciaran Kennedy looks ahead to the arrival of Italy in Dublin, with tips and the latest William Hill odds.

'We have made a huge step... We do not just whack the ball away under pressure'
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

'We have made a huge step... We do not just whack the ball away under pressure'

Feb 24th 2022, 7:45 AM 4,797 Views 0 Comments

Vera Pauw hailed Ireland’s improvement after they finished third in the Pinatar Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

'If you have a negative mindset in here, you are not going to survive'
# Positive Thinking
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# Positive Thinking

'If you have a negative mindset in here, you are not going to survive'

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:00 PM 6,513 Views 1 Comment

Dave Kilcoyne says Andy Farrell has created an ‘honest environment’ in Ireland camp.

'I’m well used to competition' - Fit-again Sexton aiming for swift Ireland return
# Leading Man
From The42
# Leading Man

'I’m well used to competition' - Fit-again Sexton aiming for swift Ireland return

Feb 23rd 2022, 4:04 PM 4,562 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland captain is hoping to feature in Sunday’s Six Nations meeting with Italy.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

'He'll definitely add to the mix' - Lancaster says Lowe ready to fight for Ireland jersey again
# Back In The Mix
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# Back In The Mix

'He'll definitely add to the mix' - Lancaster says Lowe ready to fight for Ireland jersey again

Feb 22nd 2022, 6:30 AM 4,918 Views 17 Comments

The Leinster winger is back in Andy Farrell’s squad having missed the first two rounds of the Six Nations with a muscle injury.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 18 February, 2022

'It's been a bit of a rocky one for me' - Henshaw looking to finish frustrating season on a high
# Feeling Fresh
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# Feeling Fresh

'It's been a bit of a rocky one for me' - Henshaw looking to finish frustrating season on a high

Feb 18th 2022, 5:11 PM 5,176 Views 4 Comments

The centre has only managed a handful of appearances for club and country since returning from the Lions tour to South Africa.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 17 February, 2022

'I’m dying to get back playing' - Heffernan aiming to show Farrell some form
# Out To Impress
From The42
# Out To Impress

'I’m dying to get back playing' - Heffernan aiming to show Farrell some form

Feb 17th 2022, 6:30 AM 5,571 Views 2 Comments

The Connacht hooker has been released from Ireland camp for the province’s URC fixture against Scarlets this weekend.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

'It helped me a lot when someone came and asked me how I was' - Carbery
# Support
From The42
# Support

'It helped me a lot when someone came and asked me how I was' - Carbery

Feb 16th 2022, 1:32 PM 13,156 Views 3 Comments

Joey Carbery on taking care of his mental health, challenging Johnny Sexton and working on his leadership.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 13 February, 2022

Dupont's France 'not talking about Grand Slam' despite Ireland victory
# No Grand Talk
From The42
# No Grand Talk

Dupont's France 'not talking about Grand Slam' despite Ireland victory

Feb 13th 2022, 10:31 AM 6,947 Views 31 Comments

Next up for Dupont and France is a trip to Edinburgh on 26 February.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 12 February, 2022

'We're one step behind now, but the tournament is definitely not out of reach'
# Still In It
From The42
# Still In It

'We're one step behind now, but the tournament is definitely not out of reach'

Feb 12th 2022, 8:40 PM 11,228 Views 11 Comments

Dan Sheehan focused on the positives after an encouraging individual display against France.

Player ratings: Ireland come up short in France
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: Ireland come up short in France

Updated Feb 12th 2022, 7:58 PM 76,490 Views 132 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side were beaten by a powerful French outfit at the Stade de France.

'The magic is back' – The view from France on a resurgent Les Bleus From The42

'The magic is back' – The view from France on a resurgent Les Bleus

Feb 12th 2022, 6:15 AM 4,003 Views 0 Comments

Johnnie Beattie, co-host of Le French Rugby Podcast, on how the French rugby public have fallen back in love with the national team.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 11 February, 2022

Ibanez: 'The experience of Johnny Sexton would have counted in this match'
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Ibanez: 'The experience of Johnny Sexton would have counted in this match'

Feb 11th 2022, 6:30 PM 6,447 Views 5 Comments

The France team manager believes Andy Farrell’s side will feel the absence of their captain in Paris.

'Plenty of chats and laughs': Join us for our brand new Ireland rugby show, The Front Row
# Recommended Listening
From The42
# Recommended Listening

'Plenty of chats and laughs': Join us for our brand new Ireland rugby show, The Front Row

Feb 11th 2022, 12:14 PM 2,309 Views 1 Comment

Grand Slam winner Rob Kearney is our first special guest on the podcast, in partnership with Guinness.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Ireland to bring the intent: Key talking points ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash in Paris
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Ireland to bring the intent: Key talking points ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash in Paris

Feb 10th 2022, 9:00 AM 4,810 Views 0 Comments

Ciaran Kennedy previews a massive game at the Stade de France.

Handling skills set Furlong apart, but scrum still key focus for Ireland's influential tighthead
# Leading From The Front
From The42
# Leading From The Front

Handling skills set Furlong apart, but scrum still key focus for Ireland's influential tighthead

Feb 10th 2022, 7:00 AM 3,203 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old has become a major player in Ireland’s attack.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Sexton loving 'freedom' in Ireland's attack as captain remains as influential as ever
# Express Yourself
From The42
# Express Yourself

Sexton loving 'freedom' in Ireland's attack as captain remains as influential as ever

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 8:30 AM 15,240 Views 15 Comments

The out-half is in strong form as Ireland prepare for Saturday’s trip to the Stade de France.

'There can't be any complacency, we've got to keep pushing forward'
# Locked In
From The42
# Locked In

'There can't be any complacency, we've got to keep pushing forward'

Feb 9th 2022, 7:15 AM 5,748 Views 5 Comments

Ireland head to Paris this weekend looking to extend a nine-game winning run.