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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# sene naoupu

Last year
# End of the road
'Sene has been a huge part of all of our journeys'
Naoupu announced her retirement from international rugby yesterday.
# available
Sene Naoupu cleared to play in Six Nations finale as red card against England not upheld
Naoupu was sent off for a high tackle in the second half of Ireland’s hammering against England last weekend.
# rugby podcast
Listen to the new episode of The Front Row as we review this year's Guinness Six Nations
This week, we discuss Ireland’s Triple Crown and look ahead to the start of the Women’s Six Nations.
All time
# Review
'We achieved two wins from three which was our target. We know where we need to be better'
Ireland will now prepare for their World Cup qualifiers after finishing third in the Six Nations.
# sene naoupu
'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'
Sene Naoupu on being grateful, growing the game, and taking on France.
# W6N
'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'
Sene Naoupu on being grateful, growing the game, and taking on France.
# Ready to Rock
'Absolutely scary... We're grateful it was found early' - Ireland welcome back Naoupu after health scare
The star centre is among a list of key players that have returned to the squad in time for their Six Nations clash with Italy.
# Boost
Return of 'world-class' Molloy adds experience to Ireland's exciting young squad
Emerging stars like Beibhinn Parsons and Dorothy Wall showed their promise earlier this year.
# visibility
'This is hugely significant': A first for the Ireland women's rugby team
Ireland rugby star Sene Naoupu says she is excited that fans will now be able to buy the women’s replica shirt.
# Positive Vibes
'There are certainly other people in the world way worse off than myself'
Sene Naoupu is excited about Ireland Women’s next few months after overcoming a health scare.
# Injury Update
Major blow for Ireland as star player Peat ruled out for remainder of Six Nations
An ankle injury has forced 39-year-old prop Lindsay Peat out.
# War of The Red Roses
'We shouldn't alter our game much just because the opposition is the second-best team in the world'
Ireland will take on the defending Six Nations champions England later today.
'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle
The Ireland cente turned 36 before Ireland beat Scotland, but wasn’t in celebratory mood.
# sene says
'We believe that we're certainly capable' - Naoupu and Ireland hoping to bounce back in huge 2020
The Six Nations is the immediate focus, with crucial World Cup qualifiers also looming.
# journeywoman
'Rugby is something that I am so thankful for... but it's about more than just a game'
Sene Naoupu on opening up, being a role model, and her and her husband George’s undying love for Ireland.
# London Calling
Naoupu to captain Leinster Women for Saturday's historic Twickenham trip
Saturday’s game will be the first women’s club game played at the home of English rugby.
# Champions
Five-try Leinster overcome Connacht to be crowned Interpros champions again
Second-half tries from Hannah O’Connor and Judy Bobbett saw off a spirited Connacht display.
# the little things
'We feel like we belong to something': Leinster driving standards in women's rugby
New boots, rehab packs and additional off-field support all introduced for Ben Armstrong’s squad ahead of the 2019 inter-pros.
# sene
'It was never about me': Naoupu dedicated to promoting positive body image in tandem with sport
The Ireland centre last year spoke about her battle with anorexia, and is eager to help young women steer clear of the pitfalls.
# Flying the flag
Ireland trio named in Barbarians squad to face England in historic Twickenham clash
The Baa Baas women’s side face the Red Roses as part of a double-header in London next month.
# recognition
Team-mates vote James Ryan as Leinster's Player of the Year
Sean Cronin won the fans’ award, while Max Deegan was voted the club’s best young player of the season.
# rising to the challenge
Team culture essential to Ireland star Naopu as second-best team in the world come to town
Adam Griggs’ team begin their Six Nations campaign against England this evening.
# provincial matters
Ireland star Naoupu to captain Leinster in upcoming inter-pro series
The 2018 inter-pros get underway next weekend.
# Endgame
Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action
Head coach Tom Tierney has made four changes, two enforced by concussion injuries.
# Opinion
Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French
Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.
# turn the air bleu
Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD
Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.
# Women's Rugby
Naoupu and Baxter among exciting Ireland 7s squad chasing World Cup qualification
Anthony Eddy’s squad are in France for the next two weekends, competing on two fronts.
# Women's Rugby
Huge markers laid down as Ireland beat England and Fiji in 7s
Two impressive results book-ended Ireland’s best world series finish to date.
# full strength
'Vegas 3' return as Ireland head to Wales with Grand Slam dream still alive
Alison Miller, Sene Naoupu and Hannah Tyrrell all return for Saturday’s game.
# Explanation
'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players
Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell are flying to Las Vegas with the sevens squad instead of playing against France on Sunday.
# Women's Rugby
Kicked to touch? An open letter from frustrated supporters of women's rugby in Ireland
Frustrating inconsistency is hampering Ireland ahead of home Rugby World Cup.
# crazy call
IRFU to pull three key Ireland players from Six Nations to go on 7s duty
Tom Tierney’s side are set to lose Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell.
# last gasp
Late, late Murphy try gives Ireland opening night bonus-point win in Scotland
The Ireland centre crashed over from close range to grab a bonus-point win for Tom Tierney’s side.
# 7s sene
Naoupu joins Ireland Women's Sevens squad as Galvin misses Atlanta trip
Anthony Eddy has been able to call on Alison Miller for the World Series legs in Atlanta and Langford.
# next chapter
All change for Ireland Women with 12 new faces for Six Nations
New head coach Tom Tierney will look to build on the momentum of last year’s World Cup.
Connacht rugby star on the meningitis scare that rocked his family
George Naoupu’s sister-in-law had to learn how to walk and speak again after being struck down with the disease.