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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Warm-up

This year
ROG's La Rochelle end Toulouse hoodoo ahead of the visit of Ulster
This win ends an eight-game losing streak for La Rochelle against Toulouse.
All time
De Allende impresses but South Africa A lose to Jake White's Bulls
The Bulls were 14-0 down at half-time but produced a huge second 40.
# Full on
'It's like a fourth Test' - Lions tour to hit new heights in big clash with Boks
Warren Gatland said he was delighted to see such a strong South Africa A team named.
# rematch
Lions to play the Sharks for second time on Saturday in Pretoria
The tourists have more PCR testing today and tomorrow.
# Up and Running
Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over
Jack Conan, Tadhg Beirne, and Bundee Aki were among the standout performers.
# Warm-up
Henderson misses penalty in narrow England win after fans again boo players taking a knee
Romania went down 1-0 in the Riverside Stadium.
Saka’s first international goal earns England win but setback as Alexander-Arnold injured
The teenage Arsenal forward slotted in the winning goal early in the second half.
# Dominant
England warm-up for visit of Farrell's Ireland with six-try win over Georgia
Eddie Jones’ men were dominant on a very wet afternoon at Twickenham
Strong Munster A team produce resounding six-try win over Connacht
Johann van Graan’s men got set for the new Pro14 season with victory in Limerick.
# Warm-up
Connacht beat Ireland's World Cup opponents Russia in final warm-up match
Daly, Leader, Murphy, Fitzgerald (2) and Boyle all got on the scoresheet.
# quality
Big guns set to return as Schmidt plays strong hand for visit of Wales
Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls are all set to start.
# response
Stockdale at the double as Schmidt's Ireland cling on for victory in Cardiff
Dave Kilcoyne was monstrous for Ireland as Joe Schmidt’s side made positive strides forward.
# named
Gatland hands out two debuts in experimental Wales team to face Ireland
Saturday will be the head coach’s final game in charge in Cardiff.
# Hammered
Ireland crash and burn as England rip Schmidt's men apart in London
Ireland conceded eight tries in a record defeat against the English.
Nkosi's two tries helps South Africa trump Argentina as countdown to World Cup continues
The 23-year-old winger struck in each half for the Springboks on Saturday.
# Return
'It was setback after setback' - Kearney back in Ireland mix after difficult times
The 30-year-old Leinster wing is set to feature against Italy this weekend.
# Prep
Who's playing who in the build-up to the World Cup in Japan?
Eight busy weeks lie ahead before the action gets underway at the World Cup.
# Warm-up
Ireland step up Six Nations preparations with five-try win over Wales
Adam Griggs’ side picked up a confidence-boosting result at Donnybrook this afternoon.
# Motoring
All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa
Steve Hansen’s men were in sensational attacking form at Eden Park.
# Fitness
How to warm up in the gym to avoid injuries
If you’re making the gym a part of your life in 2017, make sure you don’t hurt yourself doing so.
# Warm-up
Long's opportunist goal cancelled out by late equaliser as the Dutch earn a draw
Substitute Luuk de Jong levelled terms after a first half goal from the Southampton striker at the Aviva Stadium.
# success
Kane and Vardy on target as England secure Euros warm-up win
The strikers brought their excellent Premier League form to international level.
# its freeezin
11 hot Dublin lunches that will warm you up in no time
Eat up, heat up.
# just warming up
Six of the best: Terry Kennedy scored a hat-trick in each half of Ireland U20's rout today
Nigel Carolan’s men were too good for a Leinster development XV today.
# Bonus
Second pre-Euro 2016 Ireland friendly announced for March
The game will be free to all season ticket holders.
# Set Piece pride
'We haven’t got ahead of ourselves; we haven’t looked down the line' - POM
The Ireland back row says he and his teammates must look after the ball.
# Injury Concerns
Schmidt says Murray, Zebo and Sexton will all be fit for the World Cup
All three Ireland starters were replaced due to injuries at Twickenham.
# big issues
Kearney is a World Cup starter and more talking points from Ireland's loss
England ruled the skies and bossed the breakdown, while Ireland showed signs of their game plan.
Ireland suffer Twickenham defeat after dire first half against England
Paul O’Connell’s side lost out to a strong effort from the English.
England v Ireland, summer international
Ireland are in the home dressing room in Twickenham. This is no ordinary international fixture.
Sep 5th 2015, 4:26 PM FULL-TIME! England 21 Ireland 13
Sep 5th 2015, 4:24 PM PENALTY! England 21 Ireland 13 (Farrell ’77)
Sep 5th 2015, 3:50 PM TRY! England 15 Ireland 11 (O’Connell ’52)
# standouts
Iain Henderson and 3 other Irish players who impressed against Wales
Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney were strong on their returns.
# Work to do
Concern for Earls as Schmidt's Ireland come up short against Wales
Ireland were beaten by a physical, ferocious Welsh defence as Luke Fitzgerald was also injured.
# constant abuse
'If I could take back the times I used to slag John Hayes, I would' -- Paul O'Connell
Regrets, Paul O’Connell has a few as he heads in to his final international on home turf.
# gospel
Cian Healy could make his Ireland comeback as soon as next week
The loosehead prop is back in full training.
# Team news
Fitzgerald at 13 as Schmidt brings back Ireland frontliners for Wales
Paul O’Connell, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney all return.
# Winning
Pyrgos try lights up scrappy Scots in Italy
Scotland travelled to Turin hoping to build on the performance that left them on the wrong side of a 28-22 defeat to Ireland.
# Ominous
Bad news for Ireland as France are starting to look back to their best
Veteran fly-half Frederic Michalak gave his hopes of a World Cup starting spot a major lift with a record-breaking performance.
# zeebs
'He gave the players around him a real confidence' - Schmidt on Zebo
The Ireland head coach was similarly pleased with Ian Madigan’s display at out-half.
# Captain O'Brien
'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'
Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.
# Bossing it
'Joe always says you've got to make the guy outside you look better'
Isaac Boss gets a chance to impress at scrum-half against Scotland tomorrow.