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.

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Feb 21

Dillane Available For Connacht’s Treviso Test

An extended Connacht squad of 25 players will travel to Italy to take on Benetton Rugby this Saturday (kick-off 1pm local time/12pm Irish time), with Ultan Dillane set to play in Treviso before rejoining the Ireland squad.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Feb 20

Favourites Tag Doesn’t Come Into It – Kearney

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney dismissed talk of Ireland being favourites ahead of the NatWest 6 Nations match against Wales on Saturday.

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Feb 20

Six Nations 2018: Ireland hopeful Henderson & Furlong will be fit to face Wales

Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell says Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong are on course to be fit for Saturday’s game against Wales.

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Feb 20

Average Is Not Acceptable – Andy Farrell On Ireland v Wales

Defence Coach Andy Farrell congratulated Warren Gatland on his 100th game in charge of Wales and reflected on where Ireland need to improve for the NatWest 6 Nations match in Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

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Feb 20

Craig Gilroy ruled out of Ulster’s against Scarlets because of rib injury

Injured Craig Gilroy will miss Ulster’s Pro14 game against the Scarlets but Johnny McPhillips and Rob Herring could feature.

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