John O Sullivan

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Felix Lambey was the standout player in a poor French performance. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

15 Thomas Ramos - Three turnovers in the first half and beaten in the air by Garry Ringrose that could have led to a try; looked spooked and unsure at(...)

Ireland’s only try scorer in the last four matches against the French is scrumhalf Conor Murray (2017). Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Once upon a time Paris in the springtime used to send a shiver up the spine of Ireland rugby teams and supporters alike, an X-rated spectacle for the (...)

Rob Kearney: “We probably were a little bit broken after the English game but I think that’s understandable and you’d expect that.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland players need to step away from the carousel of matches and clear their heads, focusing on the 80 minutes against France next Sunday at th(...)

France’s Gael Fickou in action during the victory over Scotland. “I know that our fans are also very critical, it’s normal. Their disappointment, I understand it. I share it.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jacques Brunel will never want for advice, the French coach inundated with suggestions from sundry sources including ex-players, media and supporters.(...)

Wales’  Corey Hill, who scored a try  against England. Photograph:Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Six Nations championship mid-term report card highlights Wales as the star pupils, unbeaten three-fifths of the way through the tournament and the(...)

Conor Murray celebrates after scoring Ireland’s bonus-point try against Italy at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It felt like a horrible intrusion watching Conor Murray initially struggle to stay afloat beneath a riptide of errors, a brilliant scrumhalf looking t(...)

Ireland’s Ultan Dillane with a happy  debutant Jack Carty after the victory after Italy in Rome. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Carty took inspiration from a moment of acute sadness, recalling a conversation with his cousin Brian (28) who passed away this time last year th(...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale runs in a try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

15 Rob Kearney Missed a tackle in the build-up to the first Italian try and saw the ball ricochet off his legs in the build-up to a second one, while(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw  is tackled by Jonny May of England during their   Six Nations defeat at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd. Photograph: Reuters

Perhaps the most acute disappointment arising from Ireland’s quarter-final defeat to Argentina in the 2015 Rugby World Cup was the fact that Joe Schmi(...)

Iain Henderson: was cited for an incident in the Guinness Pro14 game against Ospreys  but was cleared by the disciplinary committee. Photograph: Gary  Carr/INpho

The news emanating from the Ireland camp was largely upbeat and positive ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations Championship match against Italy at the Stadio(...)

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