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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# RBS 6 Nations

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# Analysis
Analysing defeat in Cardiff: what are your questions for Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella?
It’s England in Dublin this weekend.
# captain's log
'The hardships you've gone through, the sacrifices...that moment crystallises everything'
Rob Saunders was handed the Irish captaincy at 22 – having never played for the senior team before.
# partners
'It will potentially be the trickiest test for myself and Garry'
Robbie Henshaw says he’s looking forward to playing Wales under lights.
# 10 years on
'I've heard it said by a few English players that some of them felt uneasy before kick-off'
Denis Leamy on ‘getting into the guts’ of Jonny Wilkinson and a ‘perfect day’ in 2007.
# 10 years on
'In the changing room you see the guys' eyes welling up - sometimes it's the unspoken stuff'
Isaac Boss has special memories of facing England at Croke Park in 2007.
# Tuesday
We'll Leave It There So: Sexton fit for France, PieGate ends in tears and all today's sport
Elsewhere, a new role for Damien Duff while Dan Carter’s drink-driving has cost dearly.
# Fallout
Ireland face 'nerve-wracking' 6 Nations campaign following Scotland defeat - Kearney
A second loss in the RBS 6 Nations is not an option, says the Ireland full-back.
# Scores
WATCH: All six tries from Ireland's disappointing Six Nations defeat in Scotland
Ireland’s Six Nations campaign did not get the start that we hoped for today.
'I remember vividly thinking that this guy has got something special'
Brian O’Driscoll has been impressed with Garry Ringrose’s emergence at outside centre.
# The Italian Job
'I love my country but I'll see where my life takes me': Conor O'Shea on seeking opportunities outside of Ireland
The former Ireland fullback on taking over as Azzurri boss and the prospect of facing his homeland in Rome next year.
# Against the head
'It's a big collision, isn't it?': Mike McCarthy on that hit and his severe concussion
Leinster and Ireland second-row Mike McCarthy is on his way back after that sickening Six Nation’s concussion.
# Friday
We'll Leave It There So: Aussie set for Irish debut, O'Neill believes in youth and all today's sport
Elsewhere, Rafael Benitez is back in the Premier League while the Irish cricketers are out of the T20 World Cup.
# Mind Games
Eddie Jones stirs the pot: 'Sexton's mother and father would be worried about the whiplash'
The England coach has been full of chat ahead of Saturday’s crucial clash at Twickenham.
# Triple Crown Size
Meet the Irish rugby team's secret weapon for this weekend's match
He’s more than willing to answer Ireland’s call.
# Meet and Greet
In pictures: Captains and coaches do their duty at the 6 Nations launch
Here’s what happened when the men and women of six rugby nations met in London today.
England v Ireland, Six Nations
A St. Patrick’s Day showdown with the old enemy! Could Kidney’s men quash Lancaster’s English renaissance? Review our live coverage to find out.
Wales v France, Six Nations
With history and expectation weighing on their shoulders, could Wales rise to the occasion and claim a third Grand Slam in the space of eight years?
# Auld Enemy
Best Ireland ready for England challenge
Fresh from leading Ireland to a convincing victory over Scotland, Ulster’s Rory Best anticipates further improvement against England at Twickenham
# no surprises
Kidney announces side to face England
Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien rejoins the pack in anticipation of Ireland’s Six Nations showdown with England at Twickenham.
# Pride
Best ‘honoured’ to receive captaincy
Taking the place of Paul O’Connell, Ulster veteran Rory Best will lead the Irish side to face Scotland on Saturday.
France v Ireland, Six Nations
A Six Nations clash nearly a month in the making. Could Kidney’s men display that killer instinct, or were we doomed to suffer another gloomy afternoon in Paris?
# Controversy
Strettle rues disallowed try
The winger has vented his frustration in the direction of match officials after the TMO intervened to deny England a crucial try at Twickenham yesterday.
England v Wales, Six Nations
Stuart Lancaster’s new look England were defending a 100% record at Twickenham, but did they have what it took to worry the World Cup semi-finalists?
# Six Nations
Non, merci: Only ‘a few hundred’ take up offer of rescheduled France match
The IRFU has said that it does not expect the thousands that travelled for the postponed Six Nations clash in Paris earlier this month to return for the rescheduled game in March.
# Engage
Wales plan for Ireland without key duo
Warren Gatland says prop Gethin Jenkins and fly-half Rhys Priestland are out of the start of the Six Nations campaign.
# Six Nations
Tindall out for England as O'Driscoll talks of wrecking Slam
Ireland’s captain says all the pressure is on England, who have only beaten Ireland once in their last eight meetings.
# French connection
Are Ireland to face future world kings tomorrow?
After a traumatic autumn, Les Bleus will continue their climb back to the top of the game in Dublin tomorrow.
# Different Class
Five things we learned this weekend
Gurning drunks, mangled classic-rock and through-the-legs nonsense from the French. There’s much to take in this Monday.
# Comment
From Grand Slam to giant slump
After an unconvincing performance in their Six Nations opener, Mark Hobbs tries to identify find where it’s going wrong for the 2009 Grand Slam winners.
# RBS 6 Nations
Already out of Italy trip, Tommy Bowe is now a worry for France game
Ospreys physio is not optimistic of winger facing France a week after trip to Italy.
# The hurt locker
Jerry Flannery facing another frustrating six weeks on the sidelines
It’s not good news for the Munster hooker after scan.