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 Caelan Doris is likely to be restored to the replacements in the only change to the match-day 23. Photo: Inpho

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it is likely to be the attitude of Andy Farrell and his assistant coaches when he unveils his starting XV and replacements(...)

Marty Moore is fit again for Ulster after missing out on last month’s previous game, the Champions Cup win over Bath. Photograph: Matthew Bunn/Inpho

Ulster look poised to put out a strong selection for Saturday’s return to Pro14 action when they travel to the struggling Ospreys. Marty Moore is fit(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell: ‘We’re in a good place, we’re brimming, ready for what we know is going to be a really, really tough game’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As Declan Kidney was wont to say, and he wasn’t alone, you learn more from your defeats than you do your wins. By extension, perhaps you learn more fr(...)

Garry Ringrose’s departure had a major impact on Ireland’s attack against Scotland. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Attrition remains Farrell’s true enemy Four bodies per game. The rate of attrition for this Six Nations has been set. If Dave Kilcoyne and Caelan Dor(...)

Ireland scrum coach John Fogarty works with prop Andrew Porter during the captain’s run at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Dunne is hardly a soothsayer. An adventurous outhalf during his nomadic career – Leinster, Harlequins, Bath, Leinster again and Connacht – he’s s(...)

Ireland’s Denis Leamy, David Wallace and Gordon D’Arcy tackle Andy Farrell of England in the  Six Nations Championship at Croke Park in February 2007. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“You were better-looking with the beard.” The flower seller had me on the back foot straight away. Down the Japan tunnel he burrowed and, without bei(...)

The form and fitness of Leinster’s Caelan Doris offers a compelling case for him to start against Scotland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The first significant landmark of the new dawn for Irish rugby arrives in the Algarve on Tuesday when Andy Farrell unveils his first team selection as(...)

Max Deegan, Caelan Doris and Andrew Porter will all be pushing for Six Nations selection. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A new look XV for a new Ireland When Andy Farrell announces the first post-Schmidt-era Ireland XV on Tuesday - scandalously early in the week - three(...)

Ulster’s Billy Burns makes a break against Bath during the Heineken Champions Cup clash at Kingspan Stadium. “I’m in the squad but that doesn’t mean I’m an international. I’ve to prove my worth and hopefully get on the pitch.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster 22 Bath 15 For the second time in this pool campaign, the most intriguing subplot within Ulster’s successful pursuit of a second quarter-fin(...)

 Ulster’s Robert Baloucoune scores his side’s second try. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In the event, the end of Munster’s forlorn hopes of making the knock-out stages came swiftly. Glasgow’s bonus point win over Sale by 45-7, with their (...)

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