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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Wooden Spoon

Last year
# Wooden Spoon
Davy Fitz: Tipperary people will be so disappointed with how they performed in Munster
He believes Colm Bonnar deserves more time as they transition to a new team.
# Wooden Spoon
Italy boss says he would welcome promotion-relegation for Six Nations
Kieran Crowley hopes the Italians can quell the relegation chat in the coming years.
All time
# Wooden Spoon
Gavin Duffy has just set an unfortunate record in finishing bottom of the pack
Duffy says he has “no regrets” about his campaign.
# Ever Ready
'That's why Joe picks me': Satisfying series of cameos for all-action Fergus McFadden
The Leinster man made his presence felt in four positions today.
# out of 10
How we rated Ireland in today's sun-kissed Italian cruise
Who stood out for you?
# veni vidi vici
Flickers of sunshine rugby as Ireland end winless run with nine-try demolition of Italy
Jamie Heaslip scored two tries as Ireland claimed their first win in five months.
# dethroned
Trimble and Ireland aim to show more than glimpses of abilities
With pressure from all sides to perform against Italy, Ireland want to show they can tilt fine margins in their favour.
# Crystal Ball
POLL: How will Ireland do in the 2016 Six Nations?
Winners, wooden spoon or somewhere in between?
# Wooden Spoon
There is one great stat that highlights just how bleak last weekend was for Irish rugby
You have to go back a really, really long time to find a Pro12 weekend where all the Irish teams lost.
# the fear
10 little things that will always put the fear of God in any Irish person
Prepare to get uncomfortable.
# Quiz
How Truly Irish Are You?
Take this quiz to find out.
# Wooden Spoon
England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome
However, Leonardo Sarto’s late try ensured England would not surpass the 50-point margin they chased.
# 6 Nations
Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider
The 22-year-old Scot held his nerve to settle a topsy-turvy clash.
# Wooden Spoon
9 empty threats our parents used to love
Just you WAIT until your Dad hears about this.
# bertie is great
"Tea? No thanks": Things Irish people don't say
“Wooden spoon? Doesn’t bother me”.
# cold in your kidneys
9 things only an Irish mammy can teach you
Are you sure that’s dry?
# paddy second last
Late Tim Visser try means Ireland avoid wooden spoon
Scores from Maxime Medard and Wesley Fofana had us worried but Tim Visser saved Irish bacon.
# 6 Nations
'The whole squad is 100% behind the management' - Jamie Heaslip
The Ireland captain has highlighted Alessandro Zanni as the Italian danger man.
# Interview
Sean O'Brien on wooden spoons, concussions and short man syndrome
“Obviously, with our genetics, we’re not a big race.” Has O’Brien looked in a mirror lately?
# Six Nations
Missed opportunity as Ireland have to settle for draw with French
Declan Kidney’s side were much-improved on their last outing but failed to score in the second half.
# don't stop me now
The Tank needs to be at his unstoppable best to top Picamoles
Sean O’Brien and the French No. 8 face off in a crucial back-row duel.
# 6 Nations
French media declare Brian O'Driscoll is 'dreaming of a winning farewell'
Midi Olympique believe a loss in Dublin may condemn France to the wooden spoon.
# 6 Nations
Stay the course: Best calling for 'on the money' performance against French
The Ulster hooker says Ireland just need to be more efficient in their final two games this spring.
# 6 Nations
Reaction: Coach, captain lament 'missed opportunity' as Scotland make Ireland suffer
After another tepid second half display from Ireland, there is only pride to be salvaged.
# youreirishwhen
11 ways to tell if you're Irish... according to you
From funerals, to wooden spoons, to flat 7UP. You know you’re Irish when…
# Land of my Fathers
Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory
Warren Gatland’s men made it a clean sweep for the third time in eight seasons, as Andy Robinson’s Scotland took home the wooden spoon.