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The 2021 Six Nations Championship will be decided this weekend. Photograph: Getty Images

Permutations Wales sit proudly at the top of the Six Nations table with one fixture to play against France and for Wayne Pivac the permutations are s(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has been part of the negotiation process with the seven players whose IRFU central contracts expired this summer. File photograph: PA

Different time, different head coach, wildly contrasting results. For numerous reasons. Beating Scotland and England would fatten up statistics that (...)

The IRFU are still not letting provinces negotiate new contracts, to the frustration of agents and players. File photograph: Inpho

Nearly 100 Irish professional rugby players face an anxious Christmas, as the IRFU continue to block provinces from negotiating new contracts. Agent (...)

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton leaves the pitch after being replaced in the Six Nations game against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The witch hunt is a little premature. Ireland are already in flux. Nobody is getting canned. There is time and space for Andy Farrell to remodel this (...)

Ireland’s Hugo Keenan in action against Italy in their Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ironically, pitchside at the Aviva for ITV, I cannot see the game properly. I watch, for the most part, on a monitor. Andrew Conway, on the right wing(...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson is shown a red card by referee Mike Adamson. Photograph: Inpho

Ospreys 12 Ulster 24 Ulster made it two wins from two in Conference A of the new Pro14 season with a convincing win over the Ospreys, but the victory(...)

Ulster scrumhalf John Cooney was left out of Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad. File photograph: Inpho

Ospreys v Ulster, Liberty stadium (5.15, live on Eir Sport) Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has made several changes to the side that beat Benetton f(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee  in action during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Edinburgh at  Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

With Ulster coach Dan McFarland, some of the end of his Tuesday press conference explained some of the beginning. Marcel Coetzee, perhaps doubtful for(...)

Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw avails of an intercept to score a try against Ulster during the  Pro14 final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

LEINSTER 27 ULSTER 5 Defences win championships goes the old adage, and few final wins underlined the point like this one. Of course, few teams know(...)

Ulster’s Ian Madigan celebrates his team’s comeback win in Edinburgh. Photograph: PA

Ulster 22 Edinburgh 19 Cometh the hour cometh Ian Madigan. That’s’ the only way to explain Ulster’s unbelievable recovery to somehow find safe passag(...)

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