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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named his squad for the upcoming Six Nations. Photograph: PA

Finn Russell returns to the Scotland squad for the 2021 Six Nations tournament. The outhalf injured himself against Wales last November and missed t(...)

Munster outhalf Ben Healy reacts after  a late tackle from Joe Marler of Harlequins during the Heineken Champions Cup game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Johann van Graan’s ire over the roughing up by Harlequins has been compounded by 21-year-old outhalf Ben Healy being ruled out of Munster’s daunting H(...)

Robbie Henshaw tackles Siya Kolisi during a 2017 Test match in Dublin. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Unintended consequences. Maybe the Pro 14 has just found greater relevance in the overarching ‘grand anxiety’ tormenting Irish rugby. The World Cup ha(...)

Ireland and Scotland will meet in the Rugby World Cup pool stages. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The rival head coaches of the 2023 World Cup Pool B protagonists, Ireland, Scotland and South Africa, have given their reaction to the draw which, as (...)

Peter O’Mahony hugs Keith Earls after he scored in a try in the Autumn Nations Cup third-place playoff at the  Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Scotland had arrived in typically bullish mood on the back of five wins in their previous six games. In the event, they were well beaten, and more com(...)

Peter O’Mahony takes off to touch down for a try that was disallowed for a foot in touch during the game against Scotland. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Plenty of “work in progress” visible inside an empty and freezing Aviva stadium. At least there is a brilliant number eight named Caelan Doris filling(...)

Johnny Sexton during the captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Autumn Nations Cup third-place playoff: Ireland v Scotland Kick-off: 2.15pm, Sunday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog wi(...)

Ireland and Georgia contest a scrum during Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Common ground is hard to find these days. Whether it be politics, the climate crisis or sport, there is generally a hardcore prepared to argue that, a(...)

James Ryan captains Ireland against Georgia. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So, here we are again. In this strangest year Ireland have been left with an all too familiar feeling - picking through the bones of a brutal defeat t(...)

Scotland’s Oli Kebble is tackled by Gareth Davies of Wales.  Kebble gets a first start as he links up with hooker Fraser Brown and Simon Berghan for the game against France. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gregor Townsend insists silverware will be Scotland’s main driving force this weekend rather than the chance to equal a feat last achieved by the nati(...)

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