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Ireland players at the captain’s run in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Once more 2.15pm on a Saturday at Lansdowne Road is Six Nations time. But this will be different from a fortnight ago. The forecast is set fair and th(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland: took outright possession of the world record for a head coach in terms of Test matches against Tier 1 countries at Twickenham.  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Wales coach Warren Gatland will celebrate his 100th Test match in charge of the Principality in the Six Nations Championship match against Ireland at (...)

Max Deegan was named player of the tournament at the 2016 Under-20 World Cup. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Max Deegan is hoping to expand a trio into a quartet. In 2016 Ireland reached the Under-20 World Championship final only to lose out to hosts England.(...)

 Lionel Messi during last weekend’s La Liga match against Getafe at Camp Nou. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Argentina’s national football association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has said he has spoken to captain Lionel Messi about playing fewer games for L(...)

President Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May.  There is no first family of kleptocrats in Britain so what is  driving policy there?   Photograph: Getty Images

The head of the US office of government ethics resigned last year, and subsequently described the Trump administration in terms of a ‘kleptocracy’. Th(...)

Robbie Henshaw scores against Italy, injuring his shoulder in the process. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The injury legacy from Ireland’s 56-19 victory over Italy at the Aviva stadium took the gloss off the occasion. Eight tries is a decent return – the p(...)

Jack McGrath at Carton House, Co Kildare. “Everyone goes through peaks and troughs. If you’re worrying the whole time, it is mentally draining.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sometimes the solution is hidden in plain view. Six weeks ago Jack McGrath spoke honestly about returning for pre-season training under-cooked physica(...)

Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara is a descendent of Patrick Lynch, who arrived in Argentina from Ireland in the mid-1700s. Photograph: Grey Villet/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Sitting in her high-ceilinged living room in Buenos Aires, Ginger Kearney, third generation Irish-Argentine, leaned toward me and whispered, “They di(...)

 Ireland lost Six Nations matches against Scotland  and Wales, finished second in the tournament and won the other nine Test matches they played last year.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Statistics are nothing more than a neatly arranged set of numbers without context. For example to say that one group of married men spend over half th(...)

Conor O’Shea: 'I believe you can win any game at any time. It doesn’t matter what sport, because it’s two teams.' Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Once again Italy appear to have drawn the short straw. First up they face England in Rome next Sunday, before just a six-day turnaround before playing(...)

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