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Ireland last won silverware on home soil back in 2004. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

For all of Ireland’s Six Nations silverware since the turn of the millennium, it is rare that the home faithful have witnessed an Irish side lifting a(...)

 James Lowe in action for Ireland during te Six Nations clash against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty Images

Leinster’s senior coach Stuart Lancaster believes that James Lowe will get better and better as he acclimatises to Test rugby. The 28-year-old wing ha(...)

 Keith Earls after  scoring his try against England in 2010. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland have travelled to Twickenham in the middle round of the Six Nations on three previous occasions and, in their own way, they have been landmark(...)

John Barclay: proved massively influential in the victory over England at Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

The revolution according to Gregor Townsend, while based in reality, has heretofore been a homely affair. Scotland’s Six Nations record outside Murra(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty watches his match-winning conversion against Wasps at the Sportsground, Galway. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Connacht 20 Wasps 18 The team that refuses to die just keeps on giving. Connacht were all but out for the count here, literally as well as figurative(...)

 Former Scotland fly-half Dan Parks has announced his retirement from rugby. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Former Scotland fly-half Dan Parks has announced his retirement from rugby. Parks won 67 caps during an eight-year international career that ended wh(...)

Pat Lam: “We all have a job to do and I will do mine to the best of my ability.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

JOHN FALLONConnacht coach Pat Lam has refused to get involved in a war of words with Rob Penney after the Munster coach claimed that the signing this(...)

 The signing of Mils Muliaina from the Waikato Chiefs is a clear statement of intent, not only by Connacht  themselves, but by the IRFU. Photograph:  Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

Ever since the IRFU proposed shutting them down as a professional entity 11 years ago, Connacht have been a tad paranoid about the governing body’s in(...)

 Eoin Griffin celebrates with Connacht’s first try scorer Matt Healy during the RaboDirect Pro12 game against Cardiff Blues at the Sportsground in Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 15 Cardiff 22: Cardiff won in Ireland for the first time in 16 months as they came from behind to beat Connacht 22-15 at the Sportsground.The(...)

Andrew Conway breaks clear to score Munster’s first try in the  RaboDirect Pro12 game against Connacht at  The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht 23 Munster 32: Munster warmed up for their Heineken Cup semi-final again(...)

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