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Robbie Henshaw making his Ireland debut against the USA at the  BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas in June 2013. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer the Ireland rugby team is scheduled to tour the Pacific Islands taking in Test matches against Tonga and Fiji. As things stand those inter(...)

 Of Ireland’s eight tries so far, Will Connors’ first score against Italy is all that can be paraded around the winner’s enclosure as a strategy invented in the coach’s box. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sometimes in rugby you play the opposition, not the game. Take Ulster’s sparkling backline. Robert Baloucoune has returned from injury with serious po(...)

Paul O’Connell, Johnny Sexton and Andy Farrell during an Ireland training session at the IRFU High Performance Centre at Abbotstown. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Guess who? “He can be cranky at times,” says Paul O’Connell. “But by and large I think he makes people feel good.” Three Six Nations matches into his(...)

Peter O’Mahony has agrees a new two-year deal with the IRFU. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland backrow Peter O’Mahony has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at Munster until 2023. The 31-year-old made his international deb(...)

Referee  Pascal Gaüzère gestures during the Six Nations game between Wales and England at the Principlality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Despite my impassioned plea to the sports editor for a two-page spread to discuss the goings-on last Saturday, no dice. Let’s go to Cardiff. The mat(...)

An inspirational Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland against Italy during the victory at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Italy 10 Ireland 48 Tadhg Beirne, or ‘Tag’ as Dewi Morris insisted on calling him pitchside in his post-match TV interview, admitted that his man of (...)

Ireland’s Craig Casey celebrates with Ryan Baird after they both made their international debut in the victory over Italy at the Stade Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

There’s nothing like a restorative, pick-me-up trek to Rome. Suddenly, in stark contrast to the injury-afflicted team pulled together to face France a(...)

Ireland’s defence and breakdown work provided a launch pad to attack.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland scored six tries, had three others chalked off, and squandered a handful of opportunities to further boost their points’ differential but the (...)

 Will Connors scores a try during against Italy at the Olympic stadium in Rome. Photograph: Getty Images

15 - Hugo Keenan Ran a great line to take up Garry Ringrose offload to score his third try against Italy. As ever always on shoulders looking for fo(...)

Craig Casey during Ireland’s captain’s run at the  Stadio Olimpico, Rome.  Casey is one of   two uncapped 21-year-olds on the bench, the other being  Ryan Baird. Photograph: Ryan Bailey/Inpho/Irfu

Italy v Ireland, Stadio Olimpico. Kick-off: 3.15pm local time (2.15pm Irish). On TV: Live on Virgin Media One and ITV1. Ireland’s biennial trek to th(...)

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