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Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony preparing for  England during training at   the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v England, Aviva stadium, Saturday, 4.45pm (Virgin Media/ITV) This is different. Invariably it has been Ireland hunting an English scalp. So(...)

Manu Tuilagi will start a Test match for the first time since June 2014 against Ireland. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Inpho

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps) Age: 26 Height: 6’ 0” Weight: 94kg (14st 8lbs) Caps: 25 Not enjoying the best of seasons but Daly remains an incredibly intel(...)

Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray both start against England on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

What is it? Ireland start off their Six Nations defence against England, the old enemy, and the hosts are hot favourites. All four Irish provinces ar(...)

 Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi has been named in the England side to face Ireland on Saturday.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Manu Tuilagi will make his first England start for five years after being named at inside centre for Saturday’s Six Nations opener in Ireland, where (...)

Jacob Stockdale scores his memorable try at Twickenham last season. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Eddie Jones likes to amuse himself before matches and it generally manifests itself in the form of a verbal barb or two. The pliable and the unwary ge(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray in action  at the Six  Nations Championship Round 5  match against England at Twickenham in March 2018.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll believes Ireland will beat England at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday as a starting point to a 2019 Guinness Six Nations which, he fo(...)

The six captains at the Six Nations launch. Photograph: John Walton/PA(

Here we go again. On Friday evening the Six Nations - the world’s oldest international rugby tournament - gets underway beneath the floodlights of th(...)

 Ireland may win the Six Nations but back-to-back Grand Slams are unlikely.

Gerry Thornley Who will win/will there be a Grand Slam? Ireland are the most efficient and dependable machine, although whether this biennial schedu(...)

Owen Farrell will captain England for their Six Nations opener against Ireland, fitness providing. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Team: England Prospects When England won back-to-back Six Nations championships in 2016 and 2017, it seemed unthinkable they would be in their curre(...)

Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O’Gara, who will be flying from Christchurch, New Zealand to Dublin to join the Virgin Media studio panel for analysis of the Guinness Six Nations matches. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

On Thursday evening in Christchurch, Ronan O’Gara will begin the long haul to Ireland, arriving in Dublin at Friday lunchtime and thus, he hopes, in s(...)

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