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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Lansdowne Road

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'Samoa the appetiser, there's a double main course to come' -- Schmidt
The new Ireland coach is already moving on to Australia and New Zealand.
Ireland v Samoa, November Tests
Joe Schmidt’s took the reins of Irish rugby for the first time as scalp-hunting Samoa come to town.
Here's how the last 8 Irish rugby coaches fared first time out
Declan Kidney and Eddie O’Sullivan had winning starts but Warren Gatland and Brian Ashton had afternoon’s to forget.
David Wallace: Schmidt deals strong hand but Madigan should have started at 10
The former Munster and Ireland flanker feels Jimmy Gopperth’s form for Leinster has cost the young out-half.
Schmidt may be courting disaster by picking an under-strength Irish XV
We debate the merits of selecting an Irish teams with and without their heavy-hitters.
Samoa pay tribute to 'true legend' as former captain dies
Peter ‘Fats’ Fatialofa lead his country to a famous World Cup win over Wales in 1991.
Formidable Top 14 and Premiership spine in dangerous Samoan squad
The tourist’s 30-man squad relies on players operating chiefly in England and France.
Simon Hick column: Changes at top make for exciting times at Lansdowne
Saturday is day zero for new regimes in Irish rugby and soccer, writes Simon Hick.
McFadden reflects on Ireland’s crash landing under Kidney
The Leinster man is set to start on the wing against Samoa this weekend.
Destructive Chris Henry happy to be Joe Schmidt's problem solver
The Ulster back-row believes beating Samoa at the breakdown will be half the battle on Saturday.
O'Driscoll and O'Connell set for first Irish appearance together in two years
Forwards coach John Plumtree had positive news on the fitness front ahead of Saturday’s Test at Lansdowne Road.
'We're up against a tougher team than you guys think' warns Reddan
The scrumhalf suffered a broken leg in his last international outing but hopes to feature against Samoa.
Sexton in line for Samoan start as Schmidt eyes 'three cup final' wins
Ireland are expected to hold some heavy-hitters in reserve for the upcoming visits of Australia and New Zealand.
In pics: Man-bags, buggies and BOD out in force at Ireland training
Samoa better watch out.
Selfies and screaming fans - Ireland's open training session at Lansdowne Road
Hundreds of young rugby supporters had a mid-term treat to remember this afternoon.
New Zealand name McCaw, Carter and Savea in squad to face Ireland
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has named four new caps in his squad to tour Japan and Europe in November.
Win or 'finito' in Vienna: Simple equation leaves Ireland players stuck for words
There wasn’t much that could be said after last night’s crushing loss.
‘We played into their hands’: O’Shea and Keane bemoan lack of Irish creativity
The experienced pair also refused to be drawn on the subject of Trapattoni’s future as Ireland manager.
Republic of Ireland stars grilled on WAGs, baldness and ‘looker’ Manuela
“They took our job!”
Richard Keogh scores on his first start for Ireland
Ireland lead Georgia 2-0 early in the second half at the Aviva Stadium.
Open thread: What are you expecting from tonight’s England-Ireland game?
England are clear favourites for the match, but Robbie Keane has insisted an Irish victory is possible.
Robbie: England rematch should have happened 'years and years ago'
Ireland skipper Robbie Keane hopes tomorrow’s friendly can breathe new life into the footballing rivalry between the neighbours.
"This is my world now" - Wilkinson revels in Heineken Cup success
The Toulon captain kept his team in touch on the scoreboard and kicked the winning conversion.
It’s exactly 20 years since Stan’s corner-kick goal against Northern Ireland
Three goals in the opening 28 minutes had Lansdowne Road roaring.
Ireland v Austria: Here's how the players rated
The Boys in Green faced Austria in a World Cup qualifier this evening.
Ireland near top of world's list for stadium capacity
Only one country has more seats in its stadiums, proportionate to its population, than Ireland. Can you guess who?
Ian McGeechan tells Warren Gatland to pick Lions on form not record
That’s not good news for some of Ireland’s hopefuls is it?
Brian O'Driscoll handed 3-week ban for stamp on Italian
The decision means the talismanic centre will miss two Rabo games and the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final.
Opinion: A new set of voices is needed to reboot Irish rugby
‘What value is corporate knowledge when you keep losing?’ ask Whiff of Cordite who think a new broom is required within the game here.
Brian O'Driscoll citing hearing set for tomorrow in London
The Leinster legend was sin-binned in Rome for a stamp on Simone Favaro.
Declan Kidney: I'll have to think about new contract
“I’d have to sit down and think about whether I want a new contract,” the Corkman said after the loss in Rome.
Open thread: what's your verdict on Ireland's 6 Nations campaign?
Is it the end of the road for Declan Kidney? Did they do as well as expected considering injuries? Have your say.
VIDEO: 'The Greatest' -- RTÉ tribute to Brian O'Driscoll feels a lot like a goodbye
Let’s watch your best bits, Brian.
Cian Healy unsure of Brian O'Driscoll plans after today's 6 Nations finale
‘He could go on for a few years so it is however his body feels at the end of it.’
Italy boss Brunel wary of 'fighting' Irish ahead of St Patrick's weekend tie
“It will probably be O’Driscoll’s final match, so that will add an extra dimension to their game. But overall, Ireland is a team full of good, talented players.”
Jonny Sexton out of trip to Rome, Paddy Jackson to start
The Leinster out half went over on his foot during training this morning.
6 Nations: Ireland to delay Italy team announcement, as potential BOD farewell in the balance
O’Driscoll suffered concussion, a lacerated ear and a dead leg in the 13-13 draw with France over the weekend.
Man of the match Murray backs decision to replace him on the hour
The Munster number nine says Ireland just lacked an ability to keep the scoreboard ticking over.
Own up, who had money on Trap to outlast Kidney?
The Cork native will be hoping for a resounding win over France to allow him some breathing room.
Open Thread: How do you think Ireland will get on against France this afternoon?
We didn’t think it would be this way.