Ireland’s flanker Chris Henry (second right) tackles France’s centre Mathieu Bastareaud during the Six Nations at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. Photograph: AFP Photo

Another Irish man who thrived in Paris, James Joyce, wrote: “Better pass boldly into that other world, in (...)

In years to come, they may yet refer to Saturday’s game at the Stade de France as the Battle of Saint-Denis. (...)

Cian Healy's selfie of the Championship winning team after the game. He posted the picture on his twitter account @ProperChurch saying ‘Enough is enough’. Photograph: Cian Healy @ProperChurch

France 20 Ireland 22 All hail the chief. Not Brian O’Driscoll nor Paul O’Connell but Jonathan Sexton is central cog in Ireland’s success in Joe(...)

Maxime Machenaud of France: “We’ve been able to show that you can win top-level matches without a set piece and without having clean ball,” he said. “Now we want to show a different face.” Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

As if France needed any more help against Ireland, this year they have something of an inside man. Includi(...)

Paddy Jackson speaking with head coach Joe Schmidt during Ireland training this morning. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s injury concerns look to be easing ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations Championship match against Italy at the Aviva stadium. Jonath(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton struggling with an injured thumb. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt remains hopeful Johnny Sexton will be fit to face Italy, despite the worrying prognosis that emerged from Racing Metro 92 earlier o(...)

Brian O’Driscoll is expected to train with the Ireland squad durinf their two-day camp in Belfast. Photograph: James Crombie

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has allayed concerns that Brian O’Driscoll’s troublesome calf will deny the 35-year-old one final run out at the A(...)

England’s Mike Brown (centre) celebrates with teammates after defeating Ireland at  Twickenham. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Mike Brown believes England have laid down a marker for the rest of the Six Nations after claiming a pulsating 13-10 win over Ireland at Twicke(...)

England’s Danny Care goes over for England’s winning  try during the Six Nations clash against Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

England 13 Ireland 10: By the smallest of margins are such games decided. Today, (...)

 Scotland’s Sean Lamont tackles England’s Luther Burrell  during the RBS Six Nations fixture at Murrayfield from which England emerged victorious. Photograph: EPA/Graham Stuart

A powerful Leicester Tigers historically translated into an all conquering England. That’s not the case today. The unswept residue left by the (...)

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