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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Lansdowne Road

All time
# Match Report
Ireland break down every part of Welsh game to bring Triple Crown into view
Paddy Jackson and Chris Henry provided the tries as Ireland’s defence kept Wales to a single opportunity.
# the big one
Heaslip ready to meet familiar fire with fire
“The way Wales play the game, you have to be physical to negate that.”
Ireland to take on Turkey in Dublin
The FAI has announced news that Martin O’Neill’s side will play a friendly at Lansdowne Road on 25 May.
# Grudge match
'We're ready to have the kitchen sink thrown at us' - Rhys Priestland
The Welsh out-half has a winning record over Ireland during his four-year Test career.
# rematch
John Delaney 'hopeful' of March 2015 date with England in Dublin
The two sides have not met in Ireland since the abandoned friendly in 1995.
# Breakthrough
VIDEO: Andrew Trimble ends 40 minutes of fierce Scottish resistance
The Ulster winger finished off a fine, sweeping move in first half injury time.
# Interview
‘As I get older it gets easier’: Toner in prime condition for Scottish friction
The second row is high on confidence these days and will aim to stop Scotland at source today.
# margin calls
Schmidt determined to see Ireland meet expectations
The Kiwi coach has also explained that a stomach bug was the deciding factor in leaving Gordon D’Arcy out of the side.
# 6 Nations
Rory Best: 'The tackle that broke my arm didn't feel bad until I heard a snap'
The Ulster hooker has rediscovered his form and throwing touch but an old Scottish foe lies in wait.
# Six Nations
Conor Murray planning rough Lions reunion with Scottish enemies
The scrum-half will face off against Scotland’s Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg at Lansdowne Road this weekend.
# final farewell
'A bloody hard thing to do' - O'Driscoll on Ireland's Grand Slam hopes
The backline talisman insists his team have respect for Scotland but are ‘totally capable of beating them’.
# Six Nations
Brian O'Driscoll ready to 'empty the tank' as Ireland report clean bill of health
The legendary centre is focused on his final international campaign while Tommy Bowe and Donnacha Ryan need to prove their fitness.
# Heineken Cup
'Play Munster v Leinster semi final at Croke Park... if they both get there'
Former Munster forward David Wallace believes GAA headquarters would be perfectly suited for the potential cup tie.
# Best XV
'My Ireland team to face Scotland in the Six Nations is...'
Joe Schmidt starts next season’s championship with two home games in six days.
# Homecoming
Irish women's rugby team to play at the Aviva Stadium
It will be the first time a women’s 6 Nations game has been staged at the venue.
# column
'O'Brien dearly missed as Saints won every single collision' - Shane Byrne
The former Leinster hooker believes Leo Cullen would have made a massive difference in the province’s home defeat.
# Heineken Cup
Marty Moore delighted to avenge 43-0 hammering at Franklin’s Gardens
The tighthead prop has enjoyed a stellar rise in his brief time with Leinster’s senior squad.
# Numbers Game
5 telling stats from an unbelievable clash with the All Blacks
Heaslip’s Trojan effort, O’Connell’s awesomeness and the All Blacks efficiency in exploiting gaps.
# Report
Sexton penalty miss proves crucial as Ireland are denied at the death
Ireland got off to a perfect start when Conor Murray dived over after four minutes of play.
# History Boys
POC: 'If there was ever an Irish team capable of beating New Zealand, this is it'
The Irish captain feels his team are one decent performance away from becoming a team that can achieve great feats.
# blinkered
9 reasons why Ireland can beat New Zealand on Sunday
We’ve been softening this particular Kiwi up for 108 years and now its ripe for the plucking.
# score to settle
'It was fairly shameful to have 60 points put on you' - Cian Healy
The Irish prop prefers to look forward but found himself reflecting on a tough 2012 tour to New Zealand.
# Flashback
Painful memories of blowing a 21-7 lead against the All Blacks
David Wallace recalls a harrowing defeat against New Zealand that marked Richie McCaw’s Test debut.
# Team news
Sexton, O’Driscoll and Kearney named in Ireland team to face New Zealand
The trio were injury doubts this week but all took part in training in Maynooth this morning.
# Interview
Justin Marshall: Replicate Christchurch without 'choking' and Ireland could win
The former All Blacks scrum-half has highlighted Sean O’Brien, Cian Healy and Tommy Bowe as the Irish dangermen.
# 1st 5/8
I'm not stepping into Dan Carter's shoes, I wear my own -- Aaron Cruden
With half of his 28 All Black caps coming from the start, the Chiefs number 10 won’t be considered a back up option any more.
# read and weep
Kieran Read maintaining his pokerface on cusp of clean sweep
The world’s best number eight is one game away from making history, but his feet are firmly on the ground.
# Silver lining
New Zealand confirm injured Dan Carter will miss Irish Test
Irish rugby fans, meanwhile, must wait until Tuesday to learn if Jonny Sexton and Rob Kearney will be ruled in or out.
# nullified
McKenzie: We had our homework done on Ireland
The Wallabies coach saw us coming.
# out of 10
Player ratings: here’s how the Irish team got on against Australia
Joe Schmidt’s men were handed an attacking lesson by the Wallabies at Lansdowne Road.
# subtle
McKenzie's veiled dig at Deans over sudden emergence of playmakers
The Wallaby coach has added three talented attacker to the backline his predecessor fielded against the Lions.
# captain paulie
Picking the Irish team was too simple a task in recent years – Paul O’Connell
The Munster lock is eager to make up for lost time under new Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.
# tall tale
POC on Devin Toner: 'I feel like a junior second-row beside him in the line-out'
The Munster and Leinster locks will start their first game together for Ireland this weekend.
# hard as nails
'Not the Roy of the Rovers story people think it was' - O'Connell on Lions arm-break
The Ireland captain played the final stages of the tourists’ first Test win with a double arm fracture.
# Forward Thinking
Schmidt looks to build Irish squad to '30 or 35' international class players
The Kiwi revealed that Gordon D’Arcy and Conor Murray were selfless squad players personified after they were dropped from the starting XV.
# worth the wait
Ireland captain O'Connell eager to put 'frustrating couple of years' behind him
The Munster lock last started for Ireland in France in the 2012 Six Nations.
# Team news
D'Arcy and Murray cut as Schmidt names strong Ireland team
Paul O’Connell will captain Ireland from the second row and fellow Lions Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien return to the starting XV.
# Fronting Up
Australian front row a formidable unit, warns Mike Ross despite Lions mauling
The Leinster prop has predicted a bright international future for teammate Jack McGrath.
# samoan view
Ireland can beat Australia but are trailing in New Zealand's wake
Samoa coach Stephen Betham believes the All Blacks and South Africa are untouchable at present.
# Winning Start
Relieved Schmidt craving further success as youth sees Ireland home
The New Zealander feels his team must up their performances levels ahead of the Australia and All Blacks Tests.