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England’s Maro Itoje and James Ryan of Ireland grapple during their  Guinness Six Nations Championship Round 3 match at Twickenham on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Change needed to happen before Twickenham. Now it has to happen before Paris. Nothing wholesale, nothing knee-jerk, but the time has come to reward in(...)

A lineout during Ireland’s heavy defeat to England at Twickenham last August. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

England v Ireland, Twickenham, Sunday 3pm. On TV: Live on Virgin Media TV and ITV. This should be instructive. Over the course of the pivotal third (...)

 Ireland’s previous visit to Twickenham did not go to plan, but expectations are high ahead of Sunday’s clash. Photograph: Getty Images

After a well deserved week off, the Six Nations returns this weekend, and Ireland are faced with the small matter of a trip to play England at Twicken(...)

Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong (centre) celebrates after team-mate Josh van der Flier (hidden) scores his side’s third try during the Guinness Six Nations match against Wales at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on February 8th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There is a Native American parable that tells the story of a great chief commencing the warrior training of his grandson. The wise old chief tells the(...)

Ireland’s Max Deegan in action during a scrum in the Guinness Six Nations Championship Round 2 match against Wales in the Aviva Stadium,  Dublin on Saturday.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jacob Stockdale and Andrew Porter were 20 years old. James Ryan and Max Deegan were both 19. In June of 2016 the Irish team had just beaten New Zealan(...)

CJ Stander was again outstanding for Ireland, winning his second straight man-of-the-match award. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

15 Jordan Larmour Took his try superbly, his ability to slide laterally and strength taking him through some brittle Welsh defence. One superb cleara(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway tackles Wales’ Ken Owens during the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/PA Wire.

Ireland 24 Wales 14 Rumours of Ireland’s demise appear premature. This was only the second game of the Six Nations and only the second game of the An(...)

Dan Biggar competes for a ball with Jacob Stockdale during last year’s  Six Nations clash at  Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Wales won 25-7 to clinch the Grand Slam.  Photograph:Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v Wales Kick-off: 2.15pm. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin(...)

Caelan Doris leaves the field after suffering an early concussion on his home debut against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When the dust has fully settled on this Six Nations, last weekend’s match against Scotland match will, unfortunately, be remembered for two awful conc(...)

Conor Murray is under no illusions as to the size of the task facing Ireland against Wales. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don’t let the complexion of the win colour judgement was Conor Murray’s message at the Irish team base in Sports Campus Ireland on Monday. The Irish (...)

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