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Carbery signs first senior contract with Leinster

Ireland fly-half Joey Carberry is one of seven players to be awarded a senior contract at Leinster after progressing through their academy system.

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23hESPN Staff

British & Irish Lions team of the week

The battle for the British & Irish Lions jerseys was an interesting side note to a brilliant Six Nations weekend, but it must have caused a welcomed selection problem for Warren Gatland.

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1dPA Sport

Sexton, Jackson to lead Ireland to title decider

Johnny Sexton and Paddy Jackson have been backed by Iain Henderson to form a playmaking duo capable of guiding Ireland to an Six Nations title decider with England.

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2dPA Sport

Schmidt: Ireland, England appeal in title decider

Joe Schmidt stated Ireland's Six Nations destiny is back in their own hands after a 19-9 win over France but added the final clash with England would lose it's appeal if it's not a title decider.

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2dESPN Staff

Sexton shines as Ireland sink France

Johnny Sexton shrugged off France's latest bully-boy tactics to pilot Ireland's stubborn 19-9 Six Nations victory in Dublin.

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3dPA Sport

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.

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4dPA Sport

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.

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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.

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4dPA Sport

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.

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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.

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6dPA Sport

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.

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7dPA Sport

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.

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7dESPN Staff

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.

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8dESPN Staff

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?

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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.

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9dESPN Staff

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.

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9dPA Sport

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.

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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.

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10dPA Sport

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.

2017 RankingsSix Nations

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    = 1st 48 points