Keith Earls

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Quinn Roux lead the way in clearouts for Ireland against Scotland. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

‘Look, I just need to do my job and I know that my coach and my team have respect for me, and if I do well that I’ll keep on being selected. So that’s(...)

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose caught by the England defence during the Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on February 2nd. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Garry Ringrose offered a positive prognosis on the hamstring injury that kept him out of Ireland’s Six Nations Championship victory over Scotland at M(...)

 Chris Ashton kicks through for England’s third try  against France  on Sunday. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Every once in a while an international rugby tournament will unearth a new tactic, or at any rate, a rehashing of an old one. Think back to the 2007 W(...)

Referee Nigel Owens speaks to French players Guilhem Guirado and Arthur Iturria in Twickenham. Photograph: EPA

Less leading to more mistakes from officials A pre-tournament directive from World Rugby to reduce the role of the TMO has led to more errors being m(...)

 Ireland’s   Joey Carbery making a break to set up the third Ireland try against Scotland  at Murrayfield. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

As is usually the case when Johnny Sexton takes repeated hits and requires treatment, Irish fans clucked like mother hens. When he gingerly left the f(...)

A dejected Finn Russell after Scotland’s defeat to Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It wasn’t particularly pretty, but Ireland have got their Six Nations campaign back on track. The defending champions beat Scotland 22-13 at Murrayfi(...)

Ireland’s Jonny Sexton lies injured against Scotland during the Six Nations match at Murrayfield. Photo: Graham Stuart/PA Wire

Clarity was needed around the Johnny Sexton injuries, which ended his involved on 24 minutes of this otherwise routine victory at Murrayfield, when Ir(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony gets ready to go past Scotland’s Simon Berghan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15. Rob Kearney - Positional masterclass makes him undroppable, but the resident Ireland fullback for over 10 years infuriatingly refuses to pass on t(...)

Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong with England’s Maro Itoje and Mark Wilson at the Aviva Stadium. England came to Dublin to prove themselves, and to regain respect. Now Ireland have to go to Edinburgh and do the same. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Being ambushed in rugby has never been a pleasant experience. Being ambushed in your own backyard is downright humiliating. If we cast our minds back(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony during the captain’s run at Murrayfield, Scotland. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield, 2.15 - Live on Virgin Media One and BBC One  A blustery Friday in Edinburgh. Yet it really was the calm before (...)

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