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Garry Ringrose could return to the Ireland midfield for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against France at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s the beginning of the end. The Six Nations returns on Saturday after another two-week hiatus, for the penultimate round of fixtures. It already s(...)

Ireland’s muted celebrations after  Conor Murray secured a bonus point against Italy. The body language of the Irish team in Rome was telling. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England remain the only northern hemisphere country to have won the Rugby World Cup, and their 2003 success is therefore seen as something of a templa(...)

Aisling Glynn: “I was never a dog person. Getting an assistance dog has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

I sometimes think about how my life would be without “my disability”. I’m convinced that I wouldn’t be living at home, that I wouldn’t be working so c(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale and England’s Henry Slade during the Ireland V England Six Nations Rugby Championship. Photograph:s Tom Honan

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Jacob Stockdale has spoken about the difficulty of being a practicing Christian on a sports field. “It’s a challenge(...)

Johnny Sexton has said proposals for a rugby World League are ‘out of touch.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton has said reported plans for a new rugby World League to be launched in 2020 are “out of touch,” and potentially harmful to pla(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: ‘We feel that we can put a really good performance together and it’s got to be in two weeks’ time.’ Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Joe Schmidt is a worrier by nature, but he is palpably “worried” by Ireland’s performances to date in this year’s Six Nations. In particular, the Iris(...)

Wales’ wing Josh Adams  celebrates scoring against England. Wales will now take some stopping on their Grand Slam run. Photograph: Getty Images

Momentum, momentum, momentum. As Ireland search for it, Wales have it, yet the margins are tiny. On opening night Wales were in almost as tricky a spo(...)

Owen Farrell of England takes on Yacouba Camara and Mathieu Bastareaud of France during their Guinness Six Nations match  at Twickenham  on February 10th. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales v England, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, 4.45pm - Virgin Media and BBC The toll booths were removed from the Severn Bridge two months ago, but(...)

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Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw  is tackled by Jonny May of England during their   Six Nations defeat at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd. Photograph: Reuters

Perhaps the most acute disappointment arising from Ireland’s quarter-final defeat to Argentina in the 2015 Rugby World Cup was the fact that Joe Schmi(...)

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