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Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Furlong celebrate a scrum penalty in the second half against Wales.  Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wales have questioned the legality of Ireland’s scrum technique and picked out Tadhg Furlong for special criticism following the home side’s Six Natio(...)

 Gareth Thomas of the Ospreys celebrates at the full-time whistle. Photo: Alex James/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Ulster 24 Hooker Scott Otten crossed for two tries as Ospreys celebrated only their second Pro14 victory of the season as they edged out (...)

Johnny Sexton tries to step Tomos Williams during Ireland’s win over Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Width, glorious width. Ireland moved the ball against Wales and reaped the rewards, running out handsome 24-14 winners against the Grand Slam champion(...)

 Ireland’s Jordan Larmour scores the first try of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When scrum coach John Fogarty was asked at the captains’ run on Friday what threat Wales held, he referenced coach Wayne Pivac and his Scarlets team o(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway tackles Wales’ Ken Owens during the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/PA Wire.

Ireland 24 Wales 14 Rumours of Ireland’s demise appear premature. This was only the second game of the Six Nations and only the second game of the An(...)

Dan Biggar competes for a ball with Jacob Stockdale during last year’s  Six Nations clash at  Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Wales won 25-7 to clinch the Grand Slam.  Photograph:Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v Wales Kick-off: 2.15pm. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin(...)

Wales coach Wayne Pivac saw his tenure get off to a winning start against Italy. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It looked so easy. The RDS in 2017. Aviva Stadium a week later. Leinster and Munster ripped to shreds as the Scarlets streaked to an unforeseen Pro 1(...)

Nick Tompkins will start for Wales against Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Six Nations: Ireland v Wales Kick-off: 2.15pm, Saturday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 1.45pm . On TV: (...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell: ‘We’re in a good place, we’re brimming, ready for what we know is going to be a really, really tough game’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As Declan Kidney was wont to say, and he wasn’t alone, you learn more from your defeats than you do your wins. By extension, perhaps you learn more fr(...)

Liam Williams looks set to be unavailable for Wales until the Six Nations championship’s latter stages. Photograph: PA

Liam Williams will not feature for Wales against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. He looks set to be unavailable until the Six Nations Champi(...)

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