Ireland’s Keith Earls and Peter O’Mahony: both players have been offered new contracts with the IRFU. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Keith Earls is believed to have agreed a new one-year deal with the IRFU to remain with Munster for at least another season and others among the seven(...)

Rory Best: played in all 51 of Ireland’s matches in the Six Nations from February 4th, 2007 until the second game of the 2017 tournament.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Saturday’s game against Wales, the final match of the 2019 Six Nations Championship, is likely to be Rory Best’s swansong in terms of the tournament i(...)

Johnny Sexton: “We didn’t hit the standards that we want to and the coaches demand, and let’s do that this week and see where it gets us.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton is back in what had become very unfamiliar terrain of late. Last Saturday’s first Test not only marked his first time on the Irish bench(...)

Paul O’Connell celebrates a try on his Ireland debut against Wales in the  2002 Six Nations. Photograph: INPHO/Allsport

February 3rd, 2002. Laid out after attempting to tackle Welsh secondrow Craig Quinnell, a red-haired man in a navy scrum cap lies prone atop the blue (...)