Ireland lose hooker Dan Sheehan ahead of crunch France clash

Ireland have suffered a major blow ahead of Saturday's sold-out Six Nations showdown with France after losing influential hooker Dan Sheehan to a hamstring injury.


Classy Ireland too good for Wales in Six Nations opener in Cardiff

Ireland underlined their status as the world's top team and Six Nations title favourites by brushing aside Wales 34-10 in Cardiff.

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Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll impressed by SA teams in Champions Cup

Ireland great Brian O'Driscoll has hailed the SA sides' performances in the Champions Cup with the Bulls, Sharks and Stormers all in line to make the last 16.


Ireland captain Johnny Sexton set for surgery on injured cheekbone

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton was due to undergo surgery on Tuesday after suffering a cheekbone injury.


James Lowe on facing the All Blacks: It's a bit weird

Ireland wing James Lowe admits it was "a bit weird" playing against his country of birth, New Zealand, earlier this year.