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Head coach Andy Farrell during Ireland rugby squad training at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in   Blanchardstown, Dublin.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Farrell is likely to delve more deeply into the Irish squad for Sunday’s Guinness Series/Autumn Nations Cup game against Georgia when he announce(...)

Ireland outhalf Ross Byrne  puts in a cross kick under pressure from England’s  Tom Curry  during the  Autumn Nations Cup match  at Twickenham. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

15 Hugo Keenan A mixed bag, some very good aerial work but miscalculated the flight for England’s first try, got caught underneath the dropping ball (...)

James Ryan and Maro Itoje compete for the ball during the 2020  Six Nations match at Twickenham back in February. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Autumn Nations Cup: England v Ireland, Twickenham, Saturday, 3pm – Live on RTÉ One and Channel 4 If ever a game was as much about the performance as (...)

 Caelan Doris, n action against Wales, will again start in the Irish backrow against England this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

Back in April 2015, Ireland played Wales in the European Under-18 Championship in Toulouse. During an injury break, the Irish forwards went into a hud(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

One of Liam Sheedy’s singular abilities as manager has been to demand that his teams produce the hunger to succeed. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

There are patterns in sport. Saturday lunchtime brings Liam Sheedy and Tipperary back to the Gaelic Grounds, the venue that acted as their crossroads (...)

Sam Underhill is a key cog in England’s formidable backrow. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

For such a specialist England’s Sam Underhill seems dogmatically open minded about playing at seven. As a flanker, who debuted in the Premiership at 1(...)

Ireland’s Hugo Keenan in action against Italy. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Four years ago in their opening match of the Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, Ireland conceded three tries in the first quarter and trailed (...)

What will the Ireland team be for the opening fixture in the 2021 Six Nations?  File photograph: Inpho

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell decided to stick rather than twist in personnel terms when naming his Ireland squad during the week for the start of t(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton was replaced during the Six Nations match against France in Paris. Photo: Dave Winter/Inpho

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has apologised to Ireland coach Andy Farrell for the manner he reacted to being replaced by Ross Byrne in the Six Nation(...)

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