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Feb 21

Ulster and Ireland’s Jared Payne speaks about recurring headaches

Ulster and Ireland player Jared Payne has spoken about the recurring headaches which have sidelined him since last summer.

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Feb 21

Women’s Six Nations: McLaughlin returns to Ireland team for Wales game

Claire McLaughlin is back in the Ireland team in one of four changes for the Women’s Six Nations match against Wales in Dublin.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43145350

Feb 21

Six Nations 2018: Ireland full-back Rob Kearney anticipating tight Wales encounter

Ireland full-back Rob Kearney is expecting another close tussle with Wales in Saturday’s Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43141665

Feb 21

Ireland’s Stockdale signs new Ulster deal

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale signs a contract extension which will keep him at Ulster until the summer of 2020.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43141661

Feb 21

Flats & Shanks: Brian O’Driscoll gives a unique tour of Dublin

Before the Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales, Brian O’Driscoll provides David Flatman and Tom Shanklin with a unique open-top bus tour of Dublin.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/43138790

Feb 21

2018 Six Nations: New pairing at centre of Irish evolution

Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki will form a new centre partnership against Wales as Ireland continue to evolve their playing style under Joe Schmidt.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43090312

Feb 20

Andy Farrell: Wales game is ‘like a cup final’ says Ireland’s defensive coach

Ireland’s defensive coach Andy Farrell says Saturday’s Six Nations game in Dublin will be “do or die” for Wales.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43135870

Feb 20

Under-strength Scarlets will still be a huge test for Ulster says Dwayne Peel

Ulster assistant coach Dwayne Peel says his former side Scarlets won’t do Ulster any favours in Saturday’s Pro14 game despite having so many men away on Six Nations duty.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43135085

Feb 20

Stuart McCloskey denies Ulster season is unravelling and says top-two spot still possible

Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey says the players believe they can earn the “big results” is the closing six weeks of the regular season which will ensure their Pro14 play-offs spot.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43131962

Feb 20

Six Nations 2018: Warren Gatland on why Wales must contain Sexton and Murray

Ireland’s “9-10 combination” among the best in the world, says confident Galtand

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43133239