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# the-decider - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Gaule hits 1-6 including penalty as Kilkenny end All-Ireland final hurt to become champions again
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# The Decider

Gaule hits 1-6 including penalty as Kilkenny end All-Ireland final hurt to become champions again

Dec 12th 2020, 8:36 PM 29,655 Views 22 Comments

Brian Dowling’s side dethroned Galway to win the O’Duffy Cup for the first time since 2016.

# the-decider - Friday 15 May, 2015

Marmion and Carr return as Connacht take aim at Ospreys and Champions Cup
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# The Decider

Marmion and Carr return as Connacht take aim at Ospreys and Champions Cup

May 15th 2015, 12:17 PM 4,114 Views 2 Comments

“Come 5pm tomorrow, we will know our fate.”

# the-decider - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Ireland clinch Six Nations championship after clinging on in Paris
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# Champions

Ireland clinch Six Nations championship after clinging on in Paris

Mar 15th 2014, 6:56 PM 29,400 Views 152 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men are top dogs after a stirring performance at Stade de France.

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As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations Championship decider

BOD and D'Arce: The changing faces of Ireland's greatest ever centre partnership
# Dynamic Duo
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# Dynamic Duo

BOD and D'Arce: The changing faces of Ireland's greatest ever centre partnership

Mar 15th 2014, 11:00 AM 8,226 Views 10 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D’Arcy will line out for the final time together at Stade de France.

Where are they now? The last Irish team to beat France in Paris
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# Class Of 2000

Where are they now? The last Irish team to beat France in Paris

Mar 15th 2014, 10:00 AM 11,572 Views 5 Comments

Keith Wood captained Ireland to a memorable win at Stade de France.

Winning a World Cup with BOD in 1998 and watching him soar ever since
# Worldbeater
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# Worldbeater

Winning a World Cup with BOD in 1998 and watching him soar ever since

Mar 15th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,958 Views 8 Comments

Former Connacht and Ireland Wolfhounds hooker Adrian Flavin recounts his early encounters with Brian O’Driscoll.

Barack Obama salutes BOD at annual White House Shamrock ceremony
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# BYE BYE BOD

Barack Obama salutes BOD at annual White House Shamrock ceremony

Mar 15th 2014, 12:15 AM 44,909 Views 88 Comments

The US President will have his eyes peeled on the Six Nations decider in Paris, we’re sure.

# the-decider - Friday 14 March, 2014

Evocative artwork and raising a toast in Peru - two stunning BOD tributes
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# Pay Homage

Evocative artwork and raising a toast in Peru - two stunning BOD tributes

Mar 14th 2014, 9:38 PM 11,421 Views 6 Comments

The outpouring of love for Ireland’s outgoing rugby hero has been impressive in its creativity.

Adrian Flavin: 'Relax Ireland, BOD and the boys have got this'
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# Column

Adrian Flavin: 'Relax Ireland, BOD and the boys have got this'

Mar 14th 2014, 7:05 PM 5,486 Views 2 Comments

The former Connacht and Ireland Wolfhounds hooker is confident of Joe Schmidt’s Plan A, B and C.

# the-decider - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Shane Byrne: 'Teed up for France to have a cracker but Ireland for the win'
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# Column

Shane Byrne: 'Teed up for France to have a cracker but Ireland for the win'

Mar 13th 2014, 10:17 PM 12,882 Views 16 Comments

‘Any other sane coach would have Morgan Parra back in’ says the former Leinster and Ireland hooker on Philippe Saint-Andre’s team selection.

Analysis: Shutting down Picamoles will go a long way to securing Ireland win
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Analysis: Shutting down Picamoles will go a long way to securing Ireland win

Mar 13th 2014, 7:39 PM 5,186 Views 4 Comments

We look at the obvious strengths of Les Bleus’ back row powerhouse and some defensive options Ireland may take.

The best pictures from Ireland's final training run on home soil
# Spot The Ball
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# Spot The Ball

The best pictures from Ireland's final training run on home soil

Mar 13th 2014, 5:25 PM 10,278 Views 8 Comments

Joe Schmidt was able to run two Irish XVs against each other as he perfects a game-plan to take France down.

Saint-Andre says he will be France 'scapegoat' if Ireland win in Paris
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# The Decider

Saint-Andre says he will be France 'scapegoat' if Ireland win in Paris

Mar 13th 2014, 2:54 PM 3,455 Views 7 Comments

“We’re still dreaming about winning, about scoring 15 tries and that everyone’s in a dream,” says the France boss.

# the-decider - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Simon Hick column: This Ireland side can prove they're no one-hit wonders
# Loser Leaves Town
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# Loser Leaves Town

Simon Hick column: This Ireland side can prove they're no one-hit wonders

Mar 12th 2014, 3:09 PM 10,281 Views 16 Comments

This group of players can set the record straight this weekend, writes Simon Hick.

French players eager to deliver against Ireland, says Medard
# Le Crunch
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# Le Crunch

French players eager to deliver against Ireland, says Medard

Mar 12th 2014, 10:18 AM 3,735 Views 4 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side are the best team in the tournament, according to the Les Bleus back .

Fergus McFadden: Six Nations trophy would be the best win of my career
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# The Decider

Fergus McFadden: Six Nations trophy would be the best win of my career

Mar 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 9,370 Views 17 Comments

The versatile back feels Ireland must focus on their set-piece strengths while shutting down France’s go-forward ball.

'He's a massive guy that's a bit of an athlete' - Bastareaud ready to rumble in Paris
# The Trucker
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# The Trucker

'He's a massive guy that's a bit of an athlete' - Bastareaud ready to rumble in Paris

Mar 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,743 Views 1 Comment

The Toulon centre has just two tries in 22 Tests yet remains pivotal in the French attack.