Ireland rugby union team

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Keith Earls: ‘Hank started to take over. I got to a stage where I hated rugby’
The Ireland and Munster wing has opened up about his bipolar disorder in a book almost as remarkable as the rugby career he has managed to forge while living with it

Donald McRae

25, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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France favourites and England rebuilding in unusually unpredictable Six Nations | Andy Bull
With Ireland strong, Scotland inconsistent and Wales hit by injuries, it feels as if the top five teams can all beat each other

Andy Bull

23, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Breakdown | Autumn international awards: Steward stands out as France flourish
Champagne moments from dramatic run of autumn internationals … and the Rassie Erasmus water-carrier award

Robert Kitson

23, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Rugby fan Biden wishes Ireland luck against All Blacks – and celebrates win
President, who has said he played at law school, sends letter before momentous game in Dublin and calls team and Irish leader after

Martin Pengelly

14, Nov, 2021 @10:54 PM

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Farrell’s Ireland focused on peaking for World Cup after beating All Blacks
Defeating New Zealand is another sign of progress for Ireland but success in France in 2023 is the ultimate target

Brendan Fanning

14, Nov, 2021 @3:04 PM

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The Breakdown | ‘My nature was to overstep’: Willie Anderson's memoir holds back little
The former Ulster and Ireland captain’s lively new book spans sectarianism, survivor’s guilt and the sterility of too much modern rugby

Robert Kitson

28, Sep, 2021 @10:27 AM

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Japan give Ireland a scare while Tonga feel full force of All Blacks
Japan continued to show their potential before succumbing 39-31 to Ireland in Dublin, while New Zealand hammered Tonga 102-0 and Wales beat Canada 68-12

Michael Aylwin

03, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Andy Farrell could still join Lions staff, reveals Warren Gatland
Warren Gatland has said that with Ireland’s Pacific Ireland trip at risk, Andy Farrell – twice a key Lions lieutenant – could yet join the South Africa tour

Gerard Meagher

17, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Wales erupted to seize the moment in a Six Nations unlike any other | Paul Rees
This manic and beguiling tournament gave little clue about what will happen next year, least of all about Eddie Jones’s future

Paul Rees

27, Mar, 2021 @10:53 AM

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Who did enough in the Six Nations to make Gatland’s Lions squad? | Robert Kitson
Though the tour’s destination remains up in the air, plenty of options have emerged for the head coach’s party of 36

Robert Kitson

23, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Six Nations: talking points from the weekend's action | Paul Rees
France denied Wales a grand slam but Pivac has plenty to cheer, while England, Ireland and Scotland have much to ponder

Paul Rees

22, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Sensational Saturday showed this has been no ordinary Six Nations | Robert Kitson
A last-gasp France try to halt a grand slam and 14-man Ireland overcoming England were two highlights from an eventful day

Robert Kitson

21, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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