Jules Plisson

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Ireland’s Ronan O’Gara scores a drop goal in the dying minutes against Wales to secure the 2009 Six Nations title for Ireland. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One game down in the 2018 Six Nations and already Ireland have had their fill of drama. Johnny Sexton’s drop goal with the last kick of the game to gi(...)

Ireland missed  Seán O’Brien’s leadership when he went off injured against France in thw Six Nations. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

No matter what happens, a successful team with intentions of longevity stays the course. Stays true to the process that has yielded success, especiall(...)

Ireland’s Rob Kearney stretches away from France’s Alexandre Flanquart. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Schmidt has only presided over three defeats in a dozen Six Nations games, each by margins of three, seven and one, in Twickenhan, Cardiff and Par(...)

France’s fullback Maxime Medard celebrates his game-winning try at the Stade de France Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

France 10 Ireland 9  Guy Noves’ decision to keep his frontline props in reserve for the final 35 minutes looked silly for 45 minutes(...)

Ireland’s Jack McGrath in action against Wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The major statistic from last week’s opening round of the Six Nations Championship is that France scored three tries. England and Italy scored two. Th(...)

Ireland flanker Seán O’Brien rises high to collect Rory Best’s lineout delivery during yesterday’s captain’s run at the Stade de France, which will be a 79,000 sell-out for the teams’ Six Nations clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This will not exactly be Paris in springtime. The forecast is for a cold, windy and very wet day; more Irish-type conditions than French, and more lik(...)

Johnny Sexton in action against Wales in their Six Nations opener. “On seeing his demeanour on the field last Sunday it looked to me like he was enjoying his rugby again.” Photograph: Getty Images

The well-worn line about doing the jersey justice resonates in the wake of Paul O’Connell’s retirement from rugby. But a genuine tribute to Paulie’s l(...)

Conor Murray tries  to charge down Rhys Priestland’s attempt at  a late drop goal at the Aviva Stadium.Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bruised, battered but unbeaten, the Irish squad will spend much of the next two days recovering from their exertions against Wales at the outset of a (...)

France’s centre Jonathan Danty (C) is tackled during the Six Nations match between France and Italy at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis Photograph: AFP Photo / Thomas Samson

France 23 Italy 21 New head coach Guy Noves was spared an early embarrassment as France came from eight points behind to beat Italy 23-21 in the open(...)

Virimi Vakatawa will make his first appearance in a side containing four uncapped players. Photograph: Getty Images

New France coach Guy Noves has made a bold choice by picking Sevens stalwart Virimi Vakatawa on the wing in a new-look team to face Italy in their op(...)

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