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The players react as the final whistle blows during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ugh. Today’s Calcutta Cup meeting between England and Scotland will make for tougher viewing now. For, regardless of the outcome at Twickenham, Irelan(...)

George North scores the first of his two tries in the Six Nations  game against Ireland at the  Principality Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Wales 22 Ireland 9 The margin is a little unflattering on a game which hinged on many pivotal moments and one marginal one in particular, but in the (...)

Justin Tipuric helped Wales dominate the backrow battle against Ireland in Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Leigh Halfpenny: He’s not the player that he was but he did manage to make a couple of crucial interventions in defence. He missed an early conversion(...)

15 Leigh Halfpenny Age: 28. Height: 5’10”. Weight: 87kg (13st 9lbs). Caps: 69. Points: 594. At one point the best placekicker in the world but he’s (...)

Seán O’Brien in action against the All Blacks: “There’s a shared workload in the backrow now.” Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Seán O’Brien is synonymous with ball-carrying and, at his best, rampaging big carries. It’s why he’s called the Tullow Tank and it’s what makes him a (...)

France’s Gaël Fickou breaks the tackle of Ireland’s Garry Ringrose  at the Aviva Stadium. A missed tackle in midfield usually costs seven points at this level. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

When an outside centre faces a player such as Ben Te’o or injured Manu Tuilagi there is a strong chance that for every ten tackles posed he’ll make 9.(...)

Wales’ Justin Tipuric is tackled by Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip and CJ Stander. The back row battle is likely to prove key in Cardiff. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Wales v Ireland   Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Kick-off: 8.05pm. On TV: Live RTÉ Two/BBC One/S4C. Welcome to dastardly, TV-dictated (...)

Johnny Sexton offloads to Garry Ringrose during Ireland’s Six Nations match against France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland may be second in the Six Nations Championship standings but they are standard bearers when it comes to leading the way across th(...)

Taulupe Faletau will be among the replacements for the visit of Ireland on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales boss Rob Howley has named an unchanged team for Friday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Ireland in Cardiff. Howley keeps faith with the team beat(...)

Ireland’s Iain Henderson is wary of the Welsh threat from the lineout. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Two and two equals five. That’s the media for you. It was suggested to Iain Henderson, originally studying mathematics at Queen’s University, Belfas(...)

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