Genge trains with England as injury fears ease

The Leicester prop seems to have recovered from an ankle injury.

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Sexton 'will be ready to go' for Italy after recovering from head injury

Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell has revealed that Jonathan Sexton will be fit to face Italy in eight days' time.

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Andy Farrell feels Ireland will continue to have a bright future when he takes charge

Andy Farrell is fully prepared for the life-changing demands of being Ireland head coach when he takes over from Joe Schmidt after this year's World Cup in Japan.

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Blow for Wales as Leigh Halfpenny is overlooked by Scarlets

The 30-year-old has not played since November.

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Team news: Kieran Marmion back from injury as Irish internationals return to provinces

Ultan Dillane, Caolin Blade, Jack Carty and Tom Farrell will line-out for Connacht after their Ireland call-ups.

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French referees appointed for Irish provinces' European quarter-finals

French referees will take charge of the Irish provinces' Champions and Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

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Tom Curry draws Terry Butcher comparisons after head wound makes his mum cry

Curry has played a key role in England’s two Six Nations wins.

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Munster ready to usurp Kings

A powerful looking Munster side — including five players released back to the province by Joe Schmidt — are hot favourites to crush South Africa’s ...

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Ireland star Henderson primed to make return for Ulster

Iain Henderson hopes to take a giant step towards a Six Nations return when he lines out for Ulster in tonight’s Guinness PRO14 assignment away to Ospreys ...

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Leinster’s Molony keen to seize opportunity

It’s three years since Ross Molony was one of half-a-dozen Leinster kids making his full European debut in a pool game against Bath at the RDS.

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Ellis Genge withdrawn from England training with ankle injury

The prop is in contention to deputise for Mako Vunipola.

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Neil Jenkins acknowledges England’s quality

This season’s two remaining unbeaten teams face Cardiff showdown on Saturday week.

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Wales assistant Howley hails loyalty of head coach Gatland

Howley hopes he and Gatland can bow out on a high after the Six Nations and World Cup are over.

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Scotland’s Huw Jones to miss remainder of the Six Nations

The centre sustained a knee injury against Ireland.

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Iain Henderson returns for Ulster's clash against Ospreys

Ulster have been given a boost ahead of their PRO14 encounter against Ospreys with the return of Iain Henderson from injury.

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Seven Munster changes for Pro 14 game against Southern Kings

Chris Farrell and Andrew Conway have been recalled to the Munster team to play the Southern Kings in Cork tomorrow.

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Loughman putting hand up for spot in Munster engine room

Very few rugby teams these days prosper without two high calibre props to man each side of the scrum.

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Reds’ players in fond farewell to Keatley

“There was a yawning gap when we turned up for training after our few days off.”

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Christians pip Crescent to kick-start historic week

A potentially historic week in the proud history of Christian Brothers College Cork got off on the brightest possible note at Thomond Park when they pipped Crescent ...

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Ardscoil Ris produce magnificent recovery to make Senior Cup semis

Ardscoil Ris recovered in magnificent fashion from a dreadfully slow start to run in seven tries in a remarkable demolition of Castletroy in today’s quarter-final ...

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Glenstal keep Senior Cup double dreams alive with last-gasp leveller against Bandon

Taylor Gleeson’s last gasp score earned defending champions Glenstal Abbey a second chance as they secured a dramatic draw against Bandon Grammar.

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Wales’ Scott Williams expected to miss rest of Six Nations with back injury

Warren Gatland’s squad are currently second in the table.

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Dominant display sees PBC advance to Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final

Presentation Brothers claimed the first spot in the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals with an impressive all-round display as they defeated Rockwell ...

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Bill Johnston: Knocking on the door at No. 10

As Bill Johnston looked around the Munster High Performance Centre at UL last summer, he’d have been forgiven for wondering ‘how am I ever going to get ...

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Dave Kearney hopes worst days a distant memory

It’s over two years since Dave Kearney won the last of his 17 Ireland caps but the Leinster winger hasn’t given up hope of featuring in this year’s ...

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Taulupe Faletau ruled out of Six Nations with broken arm

Leigh Halfpenny, however, poised to return after being sidelined for three months recovering from concussion.

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England's Mako Vunipola to miss remainder of Six Nations

England prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the remainder of the Guinness Six Nations by an ankle injury.

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Lancaster certain Kidney will manage O’Brien wisely at London Irish

Stuart Lancaster believes Declan Kidney and London Irish will manage their investment wisely by taking into account Sean O’Brien’s injury profile and ...

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Ireland will benefit from England defeat in the long run, reckons Lancaster

The dust has settled on the opening two rounds of this year’s Six Nations but it still isn’t clear as to where Ireland stand.

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Munster boss van Graan impressed by Joey Carbery’s ‘mental steel’

Munster coach Johann van Graan departed Murrayfield on Saturday a happy man.

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Ryan Wilson’s Six Nations campaign ended by injury

The Glasgow captain went off injured halfway through Scotland’s 22-13 defeat by Ireland on Saturday.

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Blow for Munster as Sammy Arnold suffers hairline fracture

Munster centre Sammy Arnold is to miss "the next few weeks" after sustaining a hairline fracture of his fibula.

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Warriors recruit “powerful” winger Steyn

Kyle Steyn has made his name as a Scotland Sevens player, but now adds XVs rugby with Glasgow Warriors to his portfolio

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Seán O'Brien's move to London Irish confirmed

Seán O'Brien's switch from Leinster to London Irish has been confirmed with the Ireland and British and Irish Lions back row due to start his new life with ...

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Farrell back with Munster

Chris Farrell, who made a favourable impression when coming in as a late replacement in the Irish centre against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday last, has been ...

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Finn Russell says Joey Carbery will learn fast

Finn Russell had read Joey Carbery’s intention as clearly as if it were laid bare on the giant screen above them at Murrayfield. The Scotland fly-half took ...

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Tadhg Beirne expected to return for Italy clash

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt is hopeful Tadhg Beirne could return to fitness in time to face Italy in Rome when the defending champions resume their Guinness Six Nations ...

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Substance trumps style as Ireland dig deep

It is not often you can regard a championship Test match as a dress rehearsal. After all, this is the big one, the Guinness Six Nations, rugby’s greatest championship ...

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The Scottish view: Can Scots close the gap on Ireland in seven months?

A disappointment? Definitely.

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Eddie Jones ready to ‘see how big the gap is’ against Wales

Six Nations title could hinge on the outcome.

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Things are in our own hands – Wales boss Gatland

The in-form Welsh will relish Six Nations showdown against fierce rivals England in Cardiff.

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Jones: Wales side is best ever and England will need to be ready

Red Rose made light work of France

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5 things we learned from the Six Nations weekend

England, Ireland and Wales enjoyed victories across the second round of fixtures.

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Jonny May hat-trick helps England to resounding victory over France

The Leicester wing has scored 12 tries in as many Tests.

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Josh Navidi calls on Wales to maintain momentum ahead of England clash

Wales will tackle England later this month on the back of an 11-Test unbeaten run.

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Finn Russell insists Scotland will come out fighting against France

The Scots have yet to win in Paris in the Six Nations era.

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Chris Farrell hails Joey Carbery’s resilience in Ireland’s win over Scotland

Carbery bounced back from throwing a wild intercept pass that Finn Russell picked off.

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Rory Best: Ireland took big step forward with win over Scotland

The Ireland captain was relieved in victory, but still demanding improvements.

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Six Nations: Joe Schmidt plays down Sexton head injury as Ireland win against Scots

Joe Schmidt hopes Johnny Sexton will shake off a head injury in time for Ireland's Guinness Six Nations trip to Italy.

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Here's the player ratings for Ireland's win over Scotland

Here's how both teams rated as Ireland defeated Scotland 22-13.

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