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Ireland’s potential offloading game starts to emerge in Rome win

For Andy Farrell and backroom staff, this 10-48 away win in Rome yesterday was probably greeted…

French flashes of brilliance enough to see off misfiring Ireland

The good news yesterday was that the weather opened up just enough to ensure some quality…

Wales win but Ireland can take positives

The Sunday matinee did not disappoint. Early drama with the early red card for Peter O’Mahony…

Opinion: Is Andy Farrell ready to plan for RWC 2023?

Andy Farrell has his feet under the international head coach table. The season just past was…

Opinion: Andy Farrell must find his own identity

Georgia, oh Georgia No, no, no, no, no peace I find Just an old sweet song…

England primed for Irish challenge at Twickenham

“As their coaching staff said, they were dominant, so the challenge is can they bring a…

Ireland rue unforced errors in Paris loss

England are the Six Nations Champions after taking care of business in Rome and then waited…

Ireland warm up for French test with comfortable Italian win

50-17 to Ireland as test match rugby commenced once more at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland shook…

Ireland side springs zero surprise or intrigue

Busy times at the Hawkeye Sidekick (day job) HQ. Production issues resembling problems that would have…

Precious little surprises in Ireland team ahead of Welsh test

The press exclusives were already out in the Irish sporting domain well before the 2pm team…