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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.

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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.

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Henry's stroke of luck

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

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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.
 
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Ireland great Kyle dies

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

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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.

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BaaBaas accept Irish challenge

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

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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.

Ireland can't guarantee WC success

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell insists that their first double over South Africa and Australia does not guarantee a successful World Cup.

Player ratings: Clean sweep

Ireland have defeated two Southern Hemisphere giants in their year-end tour with a tight 26-23 victory over the Wallabies.

Player ratings: Throwing it around

An exciting match has seen the Australians entertain, but not win as they went down by the smallest margin against Ireland 26-23.

Ireland hang on to sink Wallabies

Ireland did just enough to secure a tense 26-23 victory over Australia in an entertaining clash in Dublin on Saturday.

Consistency key for Wallabies

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper wants his side to pick up were they left off against Wales two weeks ago against Ireland on Saturday.

Irish itching for Wallaby scalp

A victory over Australia on Saturday would give Six Nations champions Ireland their first clean sweep in the November Tests since 2006.
 

Cheika: I'm not Beale's social worker

Michael Cheika says he does not know if he is the best person to put Kurtley Beale on the right path but he is certainly not his social worker.

Preview: Ireland v Australia

There will be two different reason for these two power-houses to attempt to defeat each other on Saturday - retribution and progress

Bad boy Beale is back

Australia bad boy, Kurtley Beale has been included in the Wallabies' 23-man match day squad for their match against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.