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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

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# Six Nations
We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip
We’ll come up with plans, says the Leinster man ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Lansdowne Road.
# tullow tank
SOB off: Peter O'Mahony will start against Scotland
The Munster back row will win his first full cap on Saturday after injury ruled out Sean O’Brien.
# Six Nations
England are 'our best enemies' say French ahead of Paris clash
Philippe Saint-Andre’s side are gearing up for the showdown at the Stade de France.
# Six Nations
Don't forget Paris: 5 key questions for Ireland ahead of this weekend's Scotland clash
Let’s do this, Deccie.
# Six Nations
Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday
Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.
# Six Nations
Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown
Half-backs Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra have paid the price for the points dropped against Ireland last weekend ahead of the clash in Paris on Sunday.
# Code Breaker
Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte...
What was said between the Munster out half Ronan O’Gara and the Red Hand boss?
# shiner
This is what your face looks like after you almost beat France in Paris…
Mike Ross shows off some of the battle scars he left the Stade de France with on Sunday evening.
# in cold blood
Kearney demands greater 'killer instinct'
The in-form fullback says Ireland were just ‘one or two percent’ from victory in Paris.
# moody blues
Lewis Moody forced to retire with shoulder injury
The 33-year-old stepped down from Test rugby last October after captaining England at the World Cup in New Zealand.
# Six Nations
Wales skipper Warburton out of Italy clash
Grand Slam chasing Welsh will be without their captain as prop Gethkin Jenkins takes the armband.
# The big o
Opinion: O'Connell absence will prove more disruptive than O'Driscoll's
Three acronyms have been very important to Ireland down the years, BOD, ROG and POC. Who will lead us now?
# Six Nations 2012
Opinion: A job half done in Paris
Ireland’s blitz defence very nearly delivered a famous win in Paris, but when the chips were down it was the attack which stuttered.
# tied
Saint-Andre solemn after Irish stalemate
‘Trust me, in the changing rooms, there was a feeling of failure in the air. It didn’t feel like a draw.’
# T-Bowe
'Nobody likes a draw' - Tommy Bowe deflated despite two-try performance
Bowe scored two tries that put the visitors within touching distance of a first win in Paris since 2000.
# Six Nations
Match report: France battle back to draw with Irish in Paris
The rescheduled clash, postponed from three weeks ago due to a frozen pitch, was well worth the wait.
# missed opportunity
Reaction: Kidney draws no comfort
The Irish coach admitted he was disappointed with a draw in Paris and is already looking ahead to Scotland’s visit to the Aviva.
# Forget Paris
'We left it behind us' - O'Connell frustrated by missed opportunity
“We’re playing some good rugby at times and we’re good enough to win these games so it’s very frustrating that we didn’t close it out.”
# marks out of 10
Six Nations: How Ireland rated
It was a close run thing and a massive collective effort. Here is our judgement on the 22 individual performances.
# Six Nations
Open thread: how will Ireland do against France this afternoon?
If they are to make it two wins from three, Ireland will have to earn their first win at the Stade de France since 2000.
# daddy cool
O'Driscoll Snr: Brian could return for Munster clash
Dr. Frank O’Driscoll thinks his son will be back in action in ‘three to four weeks’, in time for Leinster’s Heineken Cup defence and maybe even a trip to Thomond Park.
# Six Nations
Blow for Les Bleus as Maxime Medard facing lengthy injury lay-off
The full-back has revealed that he faces up to nine months out of action with a serious knee ligament injury.
# what if
Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice
Will Greenwood was on the whistle as skaters from both countries faced off.
# Six Nations
Groundhog day: do Ireland need a 7 to win in Paris?
Is Peter O’Mahony the the key to an Irish win in Paris this weekend?
# starting XV
As you were: Ireland unchanged for Paris return
Declan Kidney has stressed that an unchanged team does not mean that no thought went into the selection process.
# in the blue corner
Saint-Andre makes two changes for Ireland clash
The France coach has made one enforced and one tactical change as he urges his side to take Ireland “by the throat.”
# do over
'We're in a much better place' - Rob Kearney ready for French test
Full back says the win over Italy has made for a much more confident side than the one that was to tackle France before the game was postponed.
# Plus ça change
Opinion: Paris beckons, but so does a problem at half back
Pride in the jersey is all well and good, but players should be reminded that it is not theirs to keep, it is only on loan.
# Six Nations 2012
Injury update: Quartet expected to retain starting place
Rob Kearney, Gordon D’Arcy, Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien are all expected to recover from the injuries sustained against Italy.
# Six Nations
Opinion: Plenty still to ponder before Paris
Conor Murray could be one man punished after Ireland ran up an impressive scoreline against Italy
# Job Done
Reaction: O'Connell satisfied as focus turns to France
“We kept coming and coming and eventually broke them, which was satisfying.” said the Irish skipper.
# out of 10
Six Nations: How Ireland rated
Our man in the stand runs the rule over the victorious Irish players.
Ireland v Italy, Six Nations
We sat high in the west stand and went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s Six Nations season re-start against Italy. Read it and weep.
# Six Nations 2012
Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do today?
The Italians are in town and looking for their first win of the tournament. How do you reckon it will go?
# friendly discussion
Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Ireland and Italy file in for a Gchat debate
We called in the on-line experts to give us their thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s big game.
# Go time
Ireland need to get angry against Italians
Declan Kidney’s side need to play at a much higher tempo against the Italians and with a greater intensity this weekend, writes Tom Fox.
# Team-Sheet
Italy make four changes for trip to Dublin
Azzurri coach Jacques Brunel has named his side for Saturday’s Six Nations test against Ireland.
# Italian Job
We're ready to put our bodies on the line, insists O'Connell
Ireland’s Six Nations skipper is expecting the toughest physical challenge of the tournament against the Italian this weekend.
# Six Nations
It's back: but will Kidney make any tweaks at all?
If ROG is going to start any game in this tournament, it will be this one.
# Ryanair
Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over 'unauthorised selling' of tickets
The airline claims that Budget Travel mis-sells Ryanair flights by screenscraping ticket information from the airline’s website and selling seats at inflated prices to consumers.