Residency rule under scrutiny

Brett Gosper has said the three-year residency rule, which allows  foreign-born players to be selected for national teams, could be reviewed.

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D'Arcy hangs up his boots

Irish centre Gordon D'Arcy has called time on his illustrious career, making himself available for the World Cup one last time.

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Six Nations: Five key plays

The climax to the final day of the Six Nations was labelled 'Super Saturday' and for once it lived up to the hype - as 221 points were scored.

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Schmidt bleeds Irish green

If there was ever any doubting Joe Schmidt's dedication to his team it should well have disappeared after becoming back-to-back Six Nations champions.

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Northern Hemisphere fire WC shots

The frenzied finale to the Six Nations comes as a timely reminder to the Southern Hemisphere giants ahead of this year's World Cup.

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Murray backs Ireland for World Cup

REACTION: Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray says his side's Six Nations triumph shows they are ready to make a major impact at the World Cup.

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O'Connell coy on retirement

REACTION: Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is not yet ready to announcement his retirement date, despite being on the wrong side of 35.

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Ireland stand tallest in epic finish

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt admitted to being 'exhausted' after his team retained their Six Nations crown in dramatic style.

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Ireland sink Scotland and Wales

Ireland recorded a 40-10 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield to keep their Six Nations defence alive and end Wales' hopes.

Preview: Scotland v Ireland

Ireland No.8 Jamie Heaslip admits he is familiar with the threats Scotland will pose in their Six Nations clash on Saturday.

Rare start for Ireland's Fitzgerald

Ireland have made two changes for their final game of the Six Nations against Scotland including a long-awaited start for Luke Fitzgerald.

Cotter changes it up for Scots' finale

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland' coach Vern Cotter made two changes to his pack ahead of Saturday's Six Nations finale.

Beware the angry Scots

INTERVIEW: Scotland may be winless and propping up the Six Nations table, but they are an angry and dangerous bunch.

Scots look to rain on Ireland's parade

Dougie Fife believes Scotland will have a big say in the destination of this year's Six Nations - despite only picking up losses thus far

Schmidt: Ireland still in the race

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt insists confidence will remain high in the camp this week, despite seeing their hopes of a Grand Slam disappear.

Scots limp into final round

NEWS: Scotland's coaching staff and players remain upbeat, despite having a growing injury list heading into their final Six Nations match of the season.

Schmidt rues slow start

REACTION: Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was left ruing a slow start which saw Wales gain vital ground on their way to a 23-16 RBS 6 Nations win in Cardiff.

Warburton hails Welsh defence

RACTION: Captain Sam Warburton hailed the defensive effort of his Wales side after they held off Ireland to blow the Six Nations title race wide open.