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Wales’s Louis Rees-Zammit chases his own kick to score a fine individual try late in the exciting one-point win over Scotland at  Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Scotland 24 Wales 25 he wheel turns quickly in the Six Nations. It wasn’t long ago Scotland were the talk of the tournament after their famous win (...)

James Ryan looks set to be ruled out due to the head injury which forced him off in Cardiff. Photograph: Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v France Kick-off: 3pm, Sunday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 2.30pm. On TV: Live (...)

Referee Wayne Barnes sends off Peter O’Mahony  during the Six Nations match against Wales at the Principality Stadium in  Cardiff. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Peter O’Mahony has been suspended for three matches, ruling him out of Ireland’s Six Nations games against France at the Aviva Stadium as well as the (...)

Referee Wayne Barnes shows Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony a red card during the Six nations game against Wales at the Principality Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jotting down a few words on Saturday evening, I noted how enjoyable and exciting the rugby had been. By 5pm on Sunday all had changed, utterly. Cardi(...)

Wayne Barnes sends off Peter O’Mahony. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Ronan O’Gara’s commitments as head coach of La Rochelle meant he was unable to provide his normally insightful analysis of Ireland’s defeat by Wales d(...)

Referee Wayne Barnes shows Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony a red card in the 14th minute for catching Welsh prop Tomas Francis in the face during a clear-out. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Peter O’Mahony is likely to face a disciplinary hearing in the middle of the week to ascertain the full consequences of the 14th-minute red card he re(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw consoles replacement outhalf Billy Burns after his penalty kick fails to make touch on the last kick of the Guinness Six Nations match against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Another biennial retreat from Cardiff and, fans or no fans, another defeat. Wales’s 21-16 win on Sunday means Ireland have lost four Six Nations games(...)

 Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony leaves the pitch after receiving a red card. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There is no scope to forgive Billy Burns’ inaccuracy as the premature ending in the Principality had Ireland coach Andy Farrell wide eyed and staring (...)

Taulupe Faletau is one of the Welsh players playing with an English club. File photograph: Getty Images

Home based For once there may be uniform agreement that the IRFU’s policy of selecting only players based in Ireland for international duty is actual(...)

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has seen his team struggle since taking over the job. Photo: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

When will Welsh rugby get the message when it comes to the English rugby clubs? Well they still desperately want to be invited to join the English P(...)

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