Relegation debate forms backdrop to key weekend
As the Six Nations reaches its crucial third weekend, the debate over promotion and relegation continues to form a backdrop to the on-field action.
Sexton excited for French challenge - Farrell
Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell thinks Johnny Sexton is raring to go based on his attitude at training ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash against France.
Women's Six Nations Preview -- Round 3
All the key stats and team news ahead of the third round of the Women's Six Nations.
Hartley remains contender for Lions captaincy
Former British and Irish Lions head coach Sir Ian McGeechan believes Dylan Hartley remains a contender to be captain for this summer's tour to New Zealand.
Ringrose challenges backs to shoulder burden
Garry Ringrose insists Ireland cannot afford to appoint another defensive captain in the absence of backline boss Jared Payne.
Sexton returns for Ireland against France
Joe Schmidt has named Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton to start in Ireland's Six Nations team to face France on Saturday in Dublin.
Fantasy Rugby: Who to pick for Week 3
A trio of Irishmen dominated the second round of the 2017 Fantasy Six Nations, leaving some important questions to be answered regarding who you should pick for Week 3.
Sexton not guaranteed to start vs. France
Johnny Sexton must fight past Paddy Jackson and earn the right to start Ireland's Six Nations clash with France, according to coach Richie Murphy.
USA Eagles to face Ireland in New Jersey
Ireland will return to the USA in June to face the Eagles in New Jersey on June 10.
Bastareaud to miss Ireland vs. France with concussion
The French Rugby Federation have confirmed Mathieu Bastareaud will miss France's Six Nations clash with Ireland due to concussion.
Ireland trio Sexton, Kearney and Murray expected fit
Ireland expect Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray all to prove their fitness for Saturday's Six Nations clash with France by training fully on Tuesday.
Connacht sign new coach Kieran Keane
Connacht have appointed Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane as their new head coaching, replacing Bristol-bound Pat Lam at the end of the season.
British & Irish Lions team of the week
With the Six Nations taking a week off, it was back to Aviva Premiership and PRO12 action this weekend. But who impressed?
Luke Fitzgerald: 'It was a lonely place'
Former Ireland and Leinster winger Luke Fitzgerald has revealed how his back injury which forced him to retire from rugby left him desolate.
Lions to face Blues, Crusaders All Blacks
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has stated no Crusaders or Blues All Blacks will be prevented from lining up for their Super Rugby teams against Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions.
Munster snatch late win at Ospreys
Munster snatched a Guinness PRO12 victory from the jaws of defeat as Dave Kilcoyne's late try saw them secure a 25-23 success over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.
Schmidt tempering Sexton's expectations
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt cautious of rushing Johnny Sexton back too soon with a must win Six Nations game against France fast approaching.
Carbery on song as Leinster beat Edinburgh
Joey Carbery marked his first start since December with two tries as Leinster earned a 39-10 Guinness PRO12 bonus point win over Edinburgh at the RDS.
Gatland: Lions captain could be left field
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has hinted that the tour captain could come from "left field".
O'Driscoll: Don't shorten Lions tours
Brian O'Driscoll insists the current length of British & Irish Lions tours must be preserved if they are to remain viable.
Heaslip pens new IRFU deal until 2019
Ireland No. 8 Jamie Heaslip has signed a new contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union up to the 2019 World Cup.
VOTE: Who should captain the Lions in New Zealand?
Who should lead the British & Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand? Have your say now.
Munster to rest O'Mahony as he nears Ireland return
Peter O'Mahony will not be risked by Munster this weekend but looks likely to be fit to face France with Ireland.
Dan Biggar the man to counter Beauden Barrett for Lions
If the British & Irish Lions are to have any chance against the All Blacks this year they must find a pivot who can counter the ingenuity, skill and vision of Beauden Barrett.
Stander dismisses title talk after Italy thrashing
Ireland back-row admits winning the Six Nations will be tough with matches against France, Wales and England to come.
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