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Foreign legion flood Six Nations

FEATURE: This season's edition of Europe's Six Nations Championship will see the biggest influx of foreigners - ahead of the World Cup.

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Burgess in 'underwhelming' debut

Sam Burgess endured an underwhelming debut for England Saxons as he failed to showcase his credentials for a Six Nations call-up.

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Deans gets BaaBaas' job

Former Australia coach Robbie Deans will take charge of the Barbarians for their two upcoming matches against Ireland and an England XV in May.
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Ireland hold out Reddan hope

Ireland remain hopeful that scrumhalf Eoin Reddan will recover from a knee injury in time for the opening match in defence of their Six Nations crown.

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Ireland name injured duo

Joe Schmidt selected the duo of Cian Healy and Sean O'Brien in his wider Six Nations squad despite both still battling long-term injuries.
 
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Irish flyhalf woes continue

Paddy Jackson may sit out the Six Nations due to injury, this comes after Johnny Sexton was ruled out from an early return for the opening round.
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Roux in Ireland mix soon

BREAKING NEWS: Former Stormers lock Quinn Roux could soon be joining the growing list of South Africans that are available to Ireland.

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Sexton rules out his early return

Johnny Sexton has confirmed he will not be available for Ireland’s opening game of the Six Nations despite hope he would be cleared to play.

 
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When will O'Connell call it a day?

It seemed a certainty, but now doubt has been cast over the presumption that Irish legend Paul O'Connell will retire after next year's World Cup.

Sexton to miss Six Nations opener

Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton could miss the opening match of the Six Nations after being ordered to rest following blows to the head.

Ireland united for 2023 RWC

Both parts of Ireland have united to bid for the World Cup in 2023, promising on Friday to rally Catholics and Protestants behind the event.

Henry's stroke of luck

Ireland flanker Chris Henry admits he was terrified after suffering a mini stroke last month.
 

Ireland's greatest honoured

Irish rugby paid tribute to the man considered to be their greatest player during a memorial service for the late Jack Kyle in Belfast.

All Blacks are still the yardstick

New Zealand remained the team to beat less than a year out from the World Cup in England after another successful November campaign.
 

Ireland great Kyle dies

Former Ireland great Jack Kyle has died at the age of 88, his family announced on Friday.

Henry's heart adds to woes

Chris Henry has had an operation to repair a defect on his heart wall after a temporary blockage was discovered in a small blood vessel in his brain.

BaaBaas accept Irish challenge

Ireland will played the Barbarians at Thomond Park, Limerick on Thursday, May 28, next year.

Schmidt's nervy appendix

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt underwent an operation to have his appendix removed on Saturday night just hours after victory over Australia.