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Ireland’s Conor Murray with referee Mathieu Raynal during the meeting with Wales last year. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland v Scotland Referee: Mathieu Raynal Raynal, who red carded CJ Stander for a collision that knocked out Springbok outhalf Patrick Lambie in 20(...)

The form and fitness of Leinster’s Caelan Doris offers a compelling case for him to start against Scotland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The first significant landmark of the new dawn for Irish rugby arrives in the Algarve on Tuesday when Andy Farrell unveils his first team selection as(...)

New Ireland head coach Andy Farrell with captain Johnny Sexton. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Overview Cast your mind back to November 2018 - the night of Saturday 24th, to be precise. Ireland had just beaten world champions New Zealand on hom(...)

 Scotland’s Stuart Hogg takes on Ireland’s Jordan Larmour during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool A game between Ireland and Scotland, at the Yokohama Stadium in Japan. Photograph:  Gary Hutchison/SNS Group via Getty Images

Time moves on. Coaches, captains and squads change, all the more so in the fall-out from a World Cup cycle. No less than Ireland, Scotland are proof o(...)

Wales women’s captain Siwan Lillicrap, Italy women’s captain Giada Franco, Italy captain Luca Bigi, Scotland captain Stuart Hogg, Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton, Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones, England women’s captain Sarah Hunter, France captain Charles Ollivon, England captain Owen Farrell, France women’s captain Gaëlle Hermet, Ireland women’s captain Ciara Griffin and Scotland women’s captain Rachel Malcolm at the Six Nations launch in London. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Expectations that Japan 2019 was Johnny Sexton’s last World Cup may yet prove premature. The 34-year-old can always look to Tom Brady as well as Roger(...)

Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton expects to be fit to play against Scotland. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton expects to be fit to lead his country into a new era under head coach Andy Farrell. Sexton’s participation in the Six (...)

 Saracens players celebrate after the victory over Racing 92 which clinched their place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Saracens, a club with “honesty” emblazoned on their main stand at Allianz Park, may well squeeze the last drop out from a rule-breaking squad with glo(...)

John Kelly of Munster goes over for a try despite the attention of Gloucester’s Thinus Delport at Thomond Park in January 2003. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Miracle Match Munster 33 Gloucester 6 Round six, Thomond Park, Limerick January 18th, 2003 Simple: win by 27 points with four tries or Munster’s(...)

Munster’s chances of reaching the knockout stages are improbable, but just about possible. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The 2020 Six Nations Championship is creeping ever close, and with it the dawn of a new era for Irish rugby. But before Ireland can take centre stage,(...)

 Andy Farrell with Jonathan Sexton ahead of the Russia game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With the dawn of a new era under Andy Farrell, so the winds of change have swept through the Ireland squad for the 2020 Six Nations. It’s a similar st(...)

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