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 Jonathan Sexton played 66 minutes of Racing Metro’s 13-13 draw with Clermont Auvergne at Stade Yves-du-Manoir in Saturday’s Top 14 clash. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton came through Racing Metro’s 13-13 draw with Clermont Auvergne on Saturday night, playing 66 minutes at the Stade Yves-du(...)

Ireland’s Mike Ross holds on to the shorts of French winger Teddy Thomas to make a vital tackle during the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

THE BREAKDOWNIreland were outplayed here and had to send extra numbers in to try and hang on to possession. As a result France had a numerical superio(...)

  Ireland’s captain Paul O’Connell talks to his players during the 18-11 win over France  at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

A Valentine’s Day game for the romantics it certainly was not but for all the talk of brawn beating brains in the modern game the result still shouts(...)

It is believed the French are considering promoting Morgan Parra at scrumhalf to start against Ireland at The Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images.

No games seem set to define Ireland’s calendar year, and perhaps even the Joe Schmidt era, more than the meetings with the French. It was in Paris las(...)

Camille Lopez kicked 15 points as France ground out a 15-8 win over Scotland at the Stade De France. (Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland)

France 15 Scotland 8 France looked set for a difficult Six Nations campaign after labouring to a 15-8 home win against Scotland in their openin(...)

Ryan Grant joins the Scotland in training camp today. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Glasgow prop Ryan Grant has been recalled to Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations squad after being acquitted of an assault charge. The former British and Irish L(...)

Clermont’s Wesley Fofana puts in a tackle on Munster’s Peter O’Mahony. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne 26 Munster 19Regrets they’ll have a few after suffering their first back-to-back defeats but there was no shame in Munster’s defeat (...)

Munster’s CJ Stander on the attack against Clermont Auvergne in Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster on many, many occasions have turned seemingly hopeless situations into heroic, unfathomable victories.With Ronan O’Gara on board, even this gr(...)

Predicting the likely composition of the Clermont Auvergne team for Saturday’s European Champions Cup against Munster at Thomond Park is a fraught (...)

Toulon beat both Munster and Leinster on the way to defending their European crown last season. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

No less than having the offices in Dublin, there’s little doubt that five Irish Heineken Cup wins in a seven-year period (2006 to 2012) did not go (...)

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