Nucifora performs for Ireland

The IRFU have announced the appointment of David Nucifora as their performance director and will join up with Ireland on June 1.
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Ireland's sweet touch of a Schmidt

Ireland's resurgence this season as an international side is down to coach Joe Schmidt bringing clarity to the national set up.

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O'Driscoll: Thanks for the memories

Brian O'Driscoll said ending his career with a rare win away against France and taking the Six Nations title was a moment he would treasure for life.

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Plaudits for champion O'Driscoll

Plaudits flowed for Brian O'Driscoll, minutes after he played his last match - the world's most capped international finishing as a champion.

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O'Driscoll gets a perfect send-off

Brian O'Driscoll heads into the sunset of retirement as a Six Nations champion, after Ireland edged France 22-20 in Paris on Saturday.

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Saint-Andre a readymade 'scapegoat'

Coach Philippe Saint-Andre volunteered to be the scapegoat for France's much criticized performances.

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Preview: France v Ireland

Gauls against Gaels. It is the last of 2014's Six Nations matches and Paris will certainly be the focus of attention.

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O'Mahony returns for Paris showdown

Ireland made just one change to the starting XV that will face Philippe Saint-Andre's France in a Six Nations decider.

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Fickou the French savour?

French coach Philippe Saint-Andre has called back teenager Gael Fickou as one of four team changes for the decisive Six Nations clash with Ireland.

French media have 'amnesia'

France's players are determined to prove their growing number of critics wrong and produce a good performance against Six Nations leaders Ireland.

Fairytale ending for BOD?

Ireland can give their rugby icon Brian O'Driscoll the perfect end to his Test career with a rare victory in Paris over France and with it probably the Six Nations title.

Irish bruised but not broken

A number of Irish players reported bumps and bruises following a very physical encounter with Italy.

Saint-Andre in Picamoles U-turn

France head coach has recalled both No 8 Louis Picamoles and hooker Dimitri Szarzewski to the squad for the final Six Nations match with Ireland.

Triple Crown triumph not enough

England clinched the Triple Crown and kept their Six Nations title hopes alive, but the job is far from done.

Can BOD end on a high in Paris?

Brian O'Driscoll has called on his Ireland teammates to raise their game one last time as he bids to retire from Test rugby on a high.

Inspired Irish smash Azzurri

Ireland ensured Brian O'Driscoll's last home Test was a memorable one as they scored seven tries in a 46-7 demolition of Italy in Dublin.

Sun setting on BOD career

Ireland great Brian O'Driscoll reflects on the highs and lows as the sun starts to set on a 15-year career at the top.

Preview: Ireland v Italy

Ireland will be looking to put away Italy and keep themselves at he top of the 6 nations table when the clash in Dublin.