Simon Zebo

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Ireland celebrate beating England to seal the Grand Slam. Photograph: PA

The Stones on him Johnny Sexton’s last minute drop goal - from just inside the French half - to win in Paris in the first round set Ireland on their (...)

Ireland’s hooker Rory Best holds the Six Nations trophy and outhalf Jonathan Sexton lifts the Triple Crown in Twickenham. Photograph: Getty Images

Twitter was alight after Ireland cruised to what’s only their third ever Grand Slam title with a win over England in Twickenham on Saturday. From Sim(...)

Tadhg Furlong relaxing at the Irish team’s headquarters at Carton House in Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Watching Ireland players drape themselves over several chaise longue as they await their cue to become temporary ringmasters in the media circus, it’(...)

Devin Toner’s ability to disrupt the opposition lineout could see him keep his starting place for the Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Although it will be the furthest thing from their minds this week as they seek only the third Grand Slam in the history of Irish rugby, the Irish squa(...)

Rob Kearney is tackled by  Scotland’s Blair Kinghorn: The fullback has played a key role in four championship wins plus a Grand Slam. Photograph:  Tom Honan.

Take a bow Rob Kearney, and Rory Best. As the only survivors from the 2009 Grand Slam squad, these two have also been ever-presents in all three ensu(...)

Munster-bound Mike Haley in action for Sale Sharks last month. Photograph: Getty Images

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed the signing of fullback Mike Haley on a three-year contract from the start of next season. The 23-year-old (...)

Ireland’s  Jacob Stockdale races away to score the final try against Wales. Photograph: Getty Images

It began in Red Bull Arena New Jersey last June against the USA. Two months earlier Jacob Stockdale had tuned 21-years-old. Nobody knew him. He scored(...)

Tyler Bleyendaal returned to training this week for the first time since being sidelined in October with an injury. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyler Bleyendaal looks set to give Munster a timely boost as they begin their preparations in earnest for next month’s Champions Cup quarter-final aga(...)

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg celebrates at the final whistle of last year’s Six Nations win over Ireland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rob Kearney believes the opening 20 minutes in France on Saturday will be crucial to Ireland’s hopes of winning this year’s Six Nations Championship. (...)

Simon Zebo runs in a try for Munster against Castres. The winger would be part of Ireland’s Six Nations squad if it was picked on merit. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A striking feature of Munster’s backline on Sunday was that all bar one are in Ireland’s 36-man squad for the forthcoming opening rounds of the Six Na(...)

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