Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton will be targeted, warns Warren Gatland

Ireland half-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have been warned they’re in Welsh crosshairs for Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash at Lansdowne Road.

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‘Average’ just won’t do in big picture, says Andy Farrell

Andy Farrell gave a revealing insight into what makes him tick, as Ireland get ready to face NatWest 6 Nations rivals Wales on Saturday.

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Sean Cronin finds the positives in life off the bench

If Sean Cronin is to fulfil his accustomed role for Ireland this Saturday against Wales, it will mean the hooker will be coming off the bench for the 50th time in his long Test career.

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Johann van Graan struggles with Munster's away day blues

Munster coach Johann van Graan is at a loss to understand why his side were able to reap a reasonable return from their away games in the European Champions Cup but are struggling to achieve any degree of consistency from their travels in the Guinness PRO14.

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St Mary’s College edge Roscrea in nine-try thriller

Leinster Senior Schools Cup quarter-final: St Mary’s College 32 Cistercian College Roscrea 29

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Zebo aiming for perfect Cork farewell with Munster

Ever since his youngest days at PBC, Musgrave Park has been a favourite venue for Simon Zebo.

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Cardiff nightmare finally in the rearview mirror

The last Rugby World Cup seems like a page from a dim if not-too-distant past to most of us by now, but Peter O’Mahony carries a constant reminder of the tournament in the shape of the knee he damaged in Ireland’s cause.

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Williams: Ireland don’t have many faults but Gatland finds a way

With 58 tries from 87 test appearances for Wales, Shane Williams has an unquestionable reputation as one of rugby union’s most lethal finishers.

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Johann Van Graan anger as Reds self-destruct

No wonder Johann van Graan looked downbeat.

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Smiling James Lowe lights up Leinster

A game badly compromised by the absence of almost two dozen Six Nations stars was rescued by another star turn from Leinster’s James Lowe who continued to entertain long after the final whistle on Saturday afternoon.

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Joe Schmidt plans for every eventuality

Joe Schmidt has backed Ireland’s “great decision makers” to successfully adapt to whatever conditions or opposition gameplan they face when Wales visit Dublin for this Saturday’s crucial NatWest 6 Nations showdown.

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Warren Gatland: I don’t think I’m undervalued

When he was sacked as Ireland coach in November 2001, there weren’t many who would have predicted the sort of success Warren Gatland has gone on to achieve.

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