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Six successive defeats have left Wayne Pivac standing on the brink. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

Wayne Pivac has had more than Georgia on his mind this week. The theme of his year as Wales’s head coach has been broken dreams and whatever the resul(...)

Cian Healy in a scrum during Ireland training ahead of the Autumn Nations Cup match against Wales. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Autumn Nations Cup: Ireland v Wales Kick-off: 7pm, Friday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 6.30pm. On TV:(...)

UL Bohemian flanker Ciara Griffin retains the captaincy as part of a backrow that also includes Edel McMahon and Anna Caplice. Photograph: Inpho

The Ireland Women’s team will be looking to claim a breakthrough victory in a November international when they welcome Wales to the UCD Bowl on Sunday(...)

Wales Dan Biggar and Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale in action during the Six Nations clash in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wales 25 Ireland 7 To Wales and Warren Gatland go the Grand Slam and the garlands, and deservedly so. Led magnificently by the colossal and remarkabl(...)

Bath winger Joe Cokanasiga:  he will make his England debut  against Japan at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Joe Cokanasiga will make his England debut on Saturday as one of 11 new faces brought into Eddie Jones’s side to face Japan. The Fiji-born 21-year-old(...)

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(...)

 Josh Adams of Worcester Warriors has been named in the Wales squad for the upcoming Six Nations. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Uncapped duo Josh Adams and James Davies have been named in a 39-man Wales squad for this season’s Six Nations Championship. Adams has been in prolif(...)

Ireland’s Sene Naoupu runs in a try against Wales during the Women’s Six Nations clash at Donnybrook. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 21 Wales 3 A familiar-looking pack ultimately delivered a clear-cut victory in the rain but it was Sene Naoupu who provided the spark for I(...)

 Jamie Roberts: Wales will be depending on him to get them across the gain line.    Photo:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

This is it then, the centrepiece of the second weekend; a heavyweight collision between two long-standing, cross-border rivals, and it is liable to(...)

Ireland’s Paul O’Connell makes his way out for his final captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This, at face value, looks more like it. Lions Test starters abound for Ireland’s last home game before the World Cup, with fringe contenders drinking(...)

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