Mentally tougher Jack Carty no longer searching for social approval

The Connacht and Ireland out-half made a timely appearance to talk about mental health during these disrupted times amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

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No winners as organisers call off Ireland’s domestic rugby season with immediate effect

The rest of Ireland’s domestic rugby season has been called off over the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rugby grapples with coronavirus shutdown

Irish rugby players, professional and amateur, will have woken this morning to a very different sporting landscape as their governing bodies called a halt to all playing activity in response to the growing threat of Covid-19 on these shores.

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Coronavirus: Ireland-France Six Nations clash in doubt

The French government have issued a ban on gatherings of over 1,000 people in reaction to the further spread of the coronavirus.

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England beat Wales 33-30 in Six Nations clash at Twickenham

Manu Tuilagi red card however overshadows England’s Six Nations win over Wales.

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Sam Davies the hero for Dragons in scrappy clash with Cheetahs

Sam Davies booted a penalty with the last kick of the game as the Dragons beat the Cheetahs 13-10 in a scrappy Guinness PRO14 clash at Rodney Parade.

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Former Munster scrum-half Alby Mathewson to join Ulster

An experienced player in both hemispheres, Mathewson has lined out for the Hurricanes, Blues, Western Force and Toulon.

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Blues surge in second half to stay in play-off contention

Cardiff Blues staged a remarkable second-half comeback to beat Benetton 34-24 and keep their Pro 14 play-off hopes alive.

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Scarlets swat Southern Kings aside with six-try salvo

Scarlets solidified their hold on a play-off spot in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14 with a 36-17 bonus-point victory over the Southern Kings.

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‘It means the world to me’ – Devin Toner back in Ireland XV for Six Nations clash with England

Devin Toner said being back in the Ireland starting line-up for Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with England at Twickenham means the world to him following his omission from the 2019 World Cup squad.

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Iain Henderson ruled out of Ireland team for family reasons

Ireland have been forced into a late change ahead of Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations match against England at Twickenham.

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Ronan O’Gara: Earls has more credit in the bank than Stockdale

Quite a lot was achieved in Ireland’s last Six Nations victory over Wales in Dublin.

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Adam Griggs makes two changes to Ireland’s women’s team for England clash

Ireland’s women’s coach Adam Griggs has made two changes for their match against England in Doncaster on Sunday.

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Manu Tuilagi to start against Ireland; Eddie Jones reshuffles England back three

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his starting 15 to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Sunday.

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Brendan O’Brien: This is as good a time as any to visit the Lions’ den

Dwayne Peel was in bullish form. Wales, though nursing a string of injuries, were Grand Slam champions and they were about to open their 2006 Six Nations campaign with a visit to Twickenham where none of their predecessors had managed a win in just under 20 years.

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Caelan Doris on bench in unchanged Ireland side for England clash

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named an unchanged team to take on England at Twickenham on Sunday.

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Dave Heffernan stars as Connacht ease to victory over Cardiff Blues

Ireland hooker Dave Heffernan delivered a man-of-the-match performance as Connacht ran out 29-0 bonus-point winners over Cardiff Blues at the Sportsground.

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Ospreys hold off Ulster fightback

Hooker Scott Otten crossed for two tries as Ospreys celebrated only their second Guinness Pro14 victory of the season as they edged out Ulster 26-24 at a rain-swept Liberty Stadium.

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Edinburgh see off Scarlets to return to top

Edinburgh went back to the top of Guinness PRO14 Conference B after putting in a strong defensive effort to stop Scarlets in a hard-fought 14-9 win at Parc-y-Scarlets.

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Leaders Leinster storm to victory over Cheetahs

Conference A leaders Leinster continued their unbeaten season with a 36-12 bonus-point win over Cheetahs at a rain-lashed RDS.

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