Gerry Thornley

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Ireland’s number eight CJ Stander goes to ground the ball at the base of the post during Ireland’s Six Nations win over England at Twickenham. Photo: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

You have cast your votes and the results are in for The Irish Times Readers 2018 Six Nations Awards. Coming in with a resounding 58 per cent of the v(...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale makes history with Ireland’s third  try at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England 15 Ireland 24 Ireland sealed the deal in, of all places, Twickenham and on, of all days, St Patrick’s Day to warm the cockles of a sizea(...)

Scotland blew the Six Nations apart with their win over England in Twickenham and now they’re coming to Dublin armed and dangerous again. They can’t, (...)

 Jacob Stockdale scores the clinching try in overtime. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 37 Wales 27 Ireland and Wales don’t tend to do dull but even by their standards this was a bizarre, rip-roaring, riotous rollercoaster of a g(...)

After the France game, the rest of the Six Nations was supposed to be an easy-street freewheel to the Paddy’s Day showdown at Twickenham. And yet here(...)

Jack McGrath, Johnny Sexton and Andrew Porter train at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The narrative changed with one flourish of Johnny Sexton’s boot last week, and so it has again this weekend. Wales and England dipped their bread with(...)

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton  celebrates with Ireland centre Bundee Aki after scoring a drop goal to beat France 15-13 in their Six Nations opener at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Johnny Sexton had two contrasting seasons at Racing but hereafter, no less than Ronan O’Gara in Cardiff in 2009 and countless other moments in his ste(...)

A general view of Ireland training at the Stade de France ahead of the Six Nations clash with France. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gordon D’Arcy says Ireland must be wary of the unpredictable nature of France when they come up against them in Paris on Saturday. Speaking to Added (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody in the stands after being sent off during last week’s league clash against Wexford. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former Kilkenny hurler Jackie Tyrrell has described it as “nonsense” the idea that Brian Cody’s time at the helm of the Cats is coming to an end. Spe(...)

France flyhalf Anthony Belleau in action against South Africa in November. Belleau is among the youngsters in the squad that could pose a threat in the Six Nations. Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

“I think the French are in a mess,” observed Ronan O’Gara as bluntly as ever at his first press conference in his new guise as the Crusaders back coac(...)

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