Ireland’s Robbie Hensaw: the try scorer and man of the match in Sunday’s Six Nations match with England will see out his contract with Connacht. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Leinster, Munster and several European clubs expected to want to sign Ireland centre

Ireland’s women’s rugby team: Indications from within World Rugby appear to make Ireland favourites to host the 2017 World Cup ahead of England and South Africa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

IRFU proposes that pool matches be played in UCD with knockout stages in Belfast

 Simon Zebo competes for a high ball with George Ford during Sunday’s action at the Aviva Stadium:  Ireland kicked the ball 44 times compared with England’s 27.  Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Stuart Lancaster admits he knew an aerial bombardment was coming from Ireland

Ireland’s Shane Horgan scores a try against England at Croke Park  following a crossfield kick by  Ronan O’Gara. Photo: Alan Betson

The atmosphere in Dublin will be special as we once again welcome ‘the old enemy’

Ireland’s Alison Miller and Jenny Murphy celebrate the Women’s Six Nations Championship victory over England at   Ashbourne RFC. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Penalty after 76 minutes sees off England in Ashbourne

Jordi Murphy comes in to replace Jamie Heaslip for Sunday’s Six Nations fixture against England. Photograph: INPHO

Joe Schmidt keeps Cian Healy on the bench while Eoin Reddan comes in for Isaac Boss

Ireland’s Rory Best performs a choke tackle on France’s Rory Kockott during the recent Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wales assistant coach says increasing resort to the tackle is a blight on the game

Ireland flanker Paula Fitzpatrick has been in outstanding form in the Six Nations campaign. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Tom Tierney’s side face an England side that blew Ireland away in Paris semi-final

 Dylan Hartley: One of the few sportsmen who instil fear with a look. Photograph: Getty Images

Northampton captain to put mistakes behind him as Lancaster’s England side seek title

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