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Richard Keogh: “If we play with intensity and at our best, we know we are a good team.” Photograph: Ross Byrne/Inpho

Wales, it sometimes seemed over the last 18 months, might have gone a long way towards ending Richard Keogh’s international career with their last vis(...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and injured Callum O’Dowda watch the squad train ahead of their Nations League match against Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill admits that his side need to do better against Wales tonight but there was little enough in his pre-match press conference on Monday to(...)

 Ryan Giggs looks on as his team train during in Cardiff on Monday. Photoraph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

It might take a little while longer for it to become completely clear just how this Nations League is really regarded. Ryan Giggs’ admission, however,(...)

Sean Maguire: The Republic of Ireland striker returned to action with Preston North End after a long lay-off with a  hamstring injury. INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Sean Maguire is available for the Republic of Ireland’s Nations League games against Denmark and Wales according to his club manager Alex Neil but the(...)

Martin O’Neill: “If England, your country of birth, do put something to you, then I think that it makes you think for a little while.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill believes Declan Rice should be able to resolve any doubts about his senior international career by the time the qualifying competition (...)

Ryan Giggs: “I’m proud to be the Welsh manager and proud to be coaching this group of players.” Photograph: AFP/Getty

Ryan Giggs takes charge of his first Wales game on Thursday but believes the spotlight has been taken off him in China by Gareth Bale. The Real Mad(...)

Italy manager Conor O’Shea: ““I am happy we are seeing progress but I am desperate to win because that is what you are judged on.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wales v Italy Principality Stadium, Sunday, 3.0pm, TV3, BBC 1 Conor O’Shea is one of rugby’s glass-half-full characters, but even his ebullience in (...)

Jacob Stockdale runs in his second try against Wales at the  Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Does anyone remember a 22-year-old Tadhg Furlong at the 2015 World Cup? He made his debut in the August warm-ups – we met in the departure lounge – on(...)

Joe Schmidt: “It would be fantastic if that [the Grand Slam]  was something we managed to do but it would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The history and tradition of the world’s oldest international championship decreed that the Grand Slam was the Holy Grail, and even the Triple Crown h(...)

 Jonathan Sexton and Conor Murray celebrate Dan Leavy’s try against Wales at the Aviva. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After a momentous and riotous day of springtime Six Nations rugby, with the Celts very much to the fore, the table makes for unexpectedly pleasant une(...)

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