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England’s Maro Itoje competes in a lineout with Ireland’s James Ryan during the Autumn Nations Cup game at  Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland conceded possession at four of 17 lineouts during last weekend’s Autumn Nations Cup defeat to England at Twickenham, three of which took place(...)

Conor Murray carries during Ireland’s defeat to England at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty/AFP

Whatever the verdict of viewers at home on Ireland’s performance at Twickenham last Saturday, compared to the last two visits anyway those within the (...)

Ireland’s Ultan Dillane (right) and Bundee Aki leave the field dejected after their Six Nations loss to England at Twickenham. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Last Monday on my Ryanair flight out of Dublin, I sat in seat 24A. The giant of a man who arrived and sat next to me was a doppelgänger for Tyson Fury(...)

Manu Tuilagi is tap tackled by Conor Murray during England’s Six Nations victory over Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Not for the first time Twickenham proved a graveyard for Ireland’s ambitions. No Triple Crown and, as a result, no shot at a Grand Slam either. What’s(...)

Johnny Sexton: “Cian Healy, James Ryan, Tadhg Furlong, CJ Stander – they’re pretty physical to me,” he says “Josh [van der Flier] is pretty physical. Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw.” Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Johnny Sexton doesn’t quite lick his lips. But there has been plenty of talk of colliding bodies in Twickenham. He’s never been averse to it. The Ir(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale celebrates scoring the opening try during the friendly win over Wales in Cardiff. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Tommy Bowe understood how Jacob Stockdale felt after Ireland’s thumping in Twickenham. He had worn that shirt literally and metaphorically at one stag(...)

Ireland Rugby Captain’s Run at Twickenham Stadium on Friday. ‘We’ll be hoping to get out of the game free of injury and I know that Eddie [Jones] will be hoping the same thing with the English lads,’ said head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

World Cup warm-up: England v Ireland Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm. Venue: Twickenham. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin from 2.30pm. On T(...)

Ireland Women’s Rugby coach Adam Griggs: “This is probably the best preparation we can get going into a Six Nations.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Following a disappointing home defeat to the USA last weekend, Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs has made six alterations to his side for this Sa(...)

Eddie Jones: has presided over England’s fall from Six Nations champions last year to fifth place this season. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Eddie Jones retains the backing of the Rugby Football Union despite England’s dismal fifth-place finish in the Six Nations. Ireland were crowned Gra(...)

Co Armagh-born captain Rory Best celebrates after winning the Grand Slam at Twickenham Stadium, London.  Photograph: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Rugby under the green Ireland shirt drew support on Saturday from unionists in the North standing shoulder to shoulder with their nationalist friends (...)

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