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England’s centre Owen Farrell and Ireland’s fly-half Jonathan Sexton during their Six Nations international rugby union match at Twickenham on Sunday. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

American novelist James Lane Allen once wrote that “adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it” – a statement that will carry a certain resonanc(...)

Johnny Sexton: “Cian Healy, James Ryan, Tadhg Furlong, CJ Stander – they’re pretty physical to me,” he says “Josh [van der Flier] is pretty physical. Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw.” Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Johnny Sexton doesn’t quite lick his lips. But there has been plenty of talk of colliding bodies in Twickenham. He’s never been averse to it. The Ir(...)

 Aoife Doyle will start for Ireland against England on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland women’s head coach Adam Griggs has made two changes to his team for Sunday’s match against England. Aoife Doyle starts on the wing, replacing(...)

Jordan Larmour scores a try against Wales. His blindside bouncing feet will create opportunities for Ireland.  Photograph: Bryan Keane

Don’t be fooled by Eddie Jones; England kick and they kick a lot; 29 times in the first half against Scotland. However they are especially dangerous (...)

Sam Underhill (left) and  Tom Curry warming up during the England captain’s run at Murrayfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Scotland v England Kick-off: 4.45pm. Venue: Murrayfield. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 4.15pm. On TV: Live on (...)

Laureus Academy chairman Sean Fitzpatrick speaks during a Rugby World Cup discussion in Monaco. Photo: Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus

Former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick believes England and Ireland possess the greatest threat to ending the All Blacks’ hegemony at the World C(...)