Niall Scannell

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 Johnny Sexton during the 25-7 defeat at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photo:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales 25 Ireland 7 Wales kept their best for last and, in truth, Ireland reserved their worst. Securing a Grand Slam, and almost pulling up, against (...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls celebrates his try with CJ Stander and Conor Murray during the Six Nations clash against France. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 26 France 14 With France having found their mojo last time out against Scotland, Ireland put that result in perspective by also finding their(...)

Sean O’Brien: It’s hard to think of him ever being omitted out of choice by either Schmidt or Declan Kidney since establishing himself as a regular in the Irish team in  2011. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien has seemingly been omitted from the Irish match-day 23 for Sunday’s penultimate Six Nations meeting with France at the Aviva Stadium (kic(...)

Joey Carbery during Ireland’s training session at Carton House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joey Carbery will not make Ireland’s 23 for the penultimate Six Nations game against France on Sunday despite being named on Wednesday morning in an e(...)

Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Carton House, Co, Kildare 22/2/2019Sean CroninMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster hooker Seán Cronin has been omitted from a 37-man Ireland squad that will train in Carton House on Wednesday afternoon while provincial teamm(...)

Johnny Sexton of Ireland is tackled by Kieran Read of New Zealand. Both players emphatically rejected proposal of a new World League.  Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

The system, quite clearly, is broken. What’s blindingly obvious is the need to establish a global calendar before any World League and lucrative broa(...)

Ireland celebrate after Conor Murray scores a try in their  Six Nations Round 3 match against Italy at  Stadio Olimpico, Rome on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland haven’t been at their best in this Six Nations. Everyone on the outside can see it, and on the inside they know it better than anyone. What is(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls  dives to score a try despite  tackles from Italy’s  Tito Tebaldi and  Alessandro Zanni during the Six Nations match  at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: VIncenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Italy 16 Ireland 26 The sight of Johnny Sexton kicking a towel after leaving the fray in the 78th minute, not in anger at being replaced but rather i(...)

Johnny  Sexton, Joe Schmidt and Jacob Stockdale at Ireland training on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Italy v Ireland, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Sunday 4pm local time/3pm Irish. On TV: Live on ITV (UK), Virgin Media (Ireland). Ireland haven’t hit their s(...)

CJ Stander and Tadhg Beirne taking part in a Munster training session at UL last week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Joe Schmidt’s second row options for the remainder of the Six Nations have increased with Tadhg Beirne linking up with the Irish squad at Carton House(...)

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