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# tickets - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte...
# Code Breaker
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# Code Breaker

Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte...

Mar 7th 2012, 8:45 AM 1,373 Views 6 Comments

What was said between the Munster out half Ronan O’Gara and the Red Hand boss?

# tickets - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

This is what your face looks like after you almost beat France in Paris…
# Shiner
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# Shiner

This is what your face looks like after you almost beat France in Paris…

Mar 6th 2012, 3:45 PM 1,988 Views 0 Comments

Mike Ross shows off some of the battle scars he left the Stade de France with on Sunday evening.

Kearney demands greater 'killer instinct'
# In Cold Blood
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# In Cold Blood

Kearney demands greater 'killer instinct'

Mar 6th 2012, 3:14 PM 276 Views 0 Comments

The in-form fullback says Ireland were just ‘one or two percent’ from victory in Paris.

Lewis Moody forced to retire with shoulder injury
# Moody Blues
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# Moody Blues

Lewis Moody forced to retire with shoulder injury

Mar 6th 2012, 12:15 PM 209 Views 0 Comments

The 33-year-old stepped down from Test rugby last October after captaining England at the World Cup in New Zealand.

Wales skipper Warburton out of Italy clash
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

Wales skipper Warburton out of Italy clash

Mar 6th 2012, 10:30 AM 110 Views 0 Comments

Grand Slam chasing Welsh will be without their captain as prop Gethkin Jenkins takes the armband.

Opinion: O'Connell absence will prove more disruptive than O'Driscoll's
# The Big O
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# The Big O

Opinion: O'Connell absence will prove more disruptive than O'Driscoll's

Mar 6th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,640 Views 6 Comments

Three acronyms have been very important to Ireland down the years, BOD, ROG and POC. Who will lead us now?

# tickets - Monday 5 March, 2012

Opinion: A job half done in Paris
# Six Nations 2012
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# Six Nations 2012

Opinion: A job half done in Paris

Mar 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,088 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s blitz defence very nearly delivered a famous win in Paris, but when the chips were down it was the attack which stuttered.

Saint-Andre solemn after Irish stalemate
# Tied
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# Tied

Saint-Andre solemn after Irish stalemate

Mar 5th 2012, 6:50 AM 263 Views 0 Comments

‘Trust me, in the changing rooms, there was a feeling of failure in the air. It didn’t feel like a draw.’

# tickets - Sunday 4 March, 2012

'Nobody likes a draw' - Tommy Bowe deflated despite two-try performance
# T-Bowe
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# T-Bowe

'Nobody likes a draw' - Tommy Bowe deflated despite two-try performance

Mar 4th 2012, 10:30 PM 617 Views 0 Comments

Bowe scored two tries that put the visitors within touching distance of a first win in Paris since 2000.

Match report: France battle back to draw with Irish in Paris
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

Match report: France battle back to draw with Irish in Paris

Mar 4th 2012, 6:06 PM 2,566 Views 6 Comments

The rescheduled clash, postponed from three weeks ago due to a frozen pitch, was well worth the wait.

Reaction: Kidney draws no comfort
# Missed Opportunity
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# Missed Opportunity

Reaction: Kidney draws no comfort

Mar 4th 2012, 5:47 PM 2,181 Views 5 Comments

The Irish coach admitted he was disappointed with a draw in Paris and is already looking ahead to Scotland’s visit to the Aviva.

'We left it behind us' - O'Connell frustrated by missed opportunity
# Forget Paris
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# Forget Paris

'We left it behind us' - O'Connell frustrated by missed opportunity

Mar 4th 2012, 5:30 PM 538 Views 0 Comments

“We’re playing some good rugby at times and we’re good enough to win these games so it’s very frustrating that we didn’t close it out.”

Six Nations: How Ireland rated
# Marks Out Of 10
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# Marks Out Of 10

Six Nations: How Ireland rated

Mar 4th 2012, 4:56 PM 4,611 Views 22 Comments

It was a close run thing and a massive collective effort. Here is our judgement on the 22 individual performances.

Open thread: how will Ireland do against France this afternoon?
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

Open thread: how will Ireland do against France this afternoon?

Mar 4th 2012, 9:00 AM 2,841 Views 27 Comments

If they are to make it two wins from three, Ireland will have to earn their first win at the Stade de France since 2000.

# tickets - Friday 2 March, 2012

O'Driscoll Snr: Brian could return for Munster clash
# Daddy Cool
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# Daddy Cool

O'Driscoll Snr: Brian could return for Munster clash

Mar 2nd 2012, 2:20 PM 3,670 Views 15 Comments

Dr. Frank O’Driscoll thinks his son will be back in action in ‘three to four weeks’, in time for Leinster’s Heineken Cup defence and maybe even a trip to Thomond Park.

# tickets - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Blow for Les Bleus as Maxime Medard facing lengthy injury lay-off
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

Blow for Les Bleus as Maxime Medard facing lengthy injury lay-off

Mar 1st 2012, 2:42 PM 238 Views 0 Comments

The full-back has revealed that he faces up to nine months out of action with a serious knee ligament injury.

Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice
# What If
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# What If

Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice

Mar 1st 2012, 1:25 PM 640 Views 2 Comments

Will Greenwood was on the whistle as skaters from both countries faced off.

Groundhog day: do Ireland need a 7 to win in Paris?
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

Groundhog day: do Ireland need a 7 to win in Paris?

Mar 1st 2012, 10:19 AM 831 Views 3 Comments

Is Peter O’Mahony the the key to an Irish win in Paris this weekend?

# tickets - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

As you were: Ireland unchanged for Paris return
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

As you were: Ireland unchanged for Paris return

Feb 29th 2012, 1:19 PM 1,289 Views 10 Comments

Declan Kidney has stressed that an unchanged team does not mean that no thought went into the selection process.

Saint-Andre makes two changes for Ireland clash
# In The Blue Corner
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# In The Blue Corner

Saint-Andre makes two changes for Ireland clash

Feb 29th 2012, 11:48 AM 278 Views 1 Comment

The France coach has made one enforced and one tactical change as he urges his side to take Ireland “by the throat.”

'We're in a much better place' - Rob Kearney ready for French test
# Do Over
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# Do Over

'We're in a much better place' - Rob Kearney ready for French test

Feb 29th 2012, 10:45 AM 1,408 Views 2 Comments

Full back says the win over Italy has made for a much more confident side than the one that was to tackle France before the game was postponed.

Opinion: Paris beckons, but so does a problem at half back
# Plus ça Change
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# Plus ça Change

Opinion: Paris beckons, but so does a problem at half back

Feb 29th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,437 Views 11 Comments

Pride in the jersey is all well and good, but players should be reminded that it is not theirs to keep, it is only on loan.

# tickets - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Injury update: Quartet expected to retain starting place
# Six Nations 2012
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# Six Nations 2012

Injury update: Quartet expected to retain starting place

Feb 28th 2012, 9:55 AM 608 Views 0 Comments

Rob Kearney, Gordon D’Arcy, Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien are all expected to recover from the injuries sustained against Italy.

# tickets - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Opinion: Plenty still to ponder before Paris
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

Opinion: Plenty still to ponder before Paris

Feb 25th 2012, 8:18 PM 568 Views 0 Comments

Conor Murray could be one man punished after Ireland ran up an impressive scoreline against Italy

Reaction: O'Connell satisfied as focus turns to France
# Job Done
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# Job Done

Reaction: O'Connell satisfied as focus turns to France

Feb 25th 2012, 6:07 PM 3,248 Views 18 Comments

“We kept coming and coming and eventually broke them, which was satisfying.” said the Irish skipper.

Six Nations: How Ireland rated
# Out Of 10
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# Out Of 10

Six Nations: How Ireland rated

Feb 25th 2012, 5:25 PM 1,040 Views 1 Comment

Our man in the stand runs the rule over the victorious Irish players.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations From The42
Live Feb 25th 2012, 1:13 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do today?
# Six Nations 2012
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# Six Nations 2012

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do today?

Feb 25th 2012, 8:10 AM 2,079 Views 19 Comments

The Italians are in town and looking for their first win of the tournament. How do you reckon it will go?

# tickets - Friday 24 February, 2012

Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Ireland and Italy file in for a Gchat debate
# Friendly Discussion
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# Friendly Discussion

Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Ireland and Italy file in for a Gchat debate

Feb 24th 2012, 11:00 AM 758 Views 0 Comments

We called in the on-line experts to give us their thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s big game.

# tickets - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Ireland need to get angry against Italians
# Go Time
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# Go Time

Ireland need to get angry against Italians

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:02 PM 408 Views 0 Comments

Declan Kidney’s side need to play at a much higher tempo against the Italians and with a greater intensity this weekend, writes Tom Fox.

Italy make four changes for trip to Dublin
# Team-Sheet
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# Team-Sheet

Italy make four changes for trip to Dublin

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:01 PM 165 Views 0 Comments

Azzurri coach Jacques Brunel has named his side for Saturday’s Six Nations test against Ireland.

We're ready to put our bodies on the line, insists O'Connell
# Italian Job
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# Italian Job

We're ready to put our bodies on the line, insists O'Connell

Feb 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 1,687 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s Six Nations skipper is expecting the toughest physical challenge of the tournament against the Italian this weekend.

# tickets - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

It's back: but will Kidney make any tweaks at all?
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

It's back: but will Kidney make any tweaks at all?

Feb 21st 2012, 11:29 AM 970 Views 0 Comments

If ROG is going to start any game in this tournament, it will be this one.

Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over 'unauthorised selling' of tickets
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over 'unauthorised selling' of tickets

Feb 21st 2012, 8:51 AM 5,997 Views 21 Comments

The airline claims that Budget Travel mis-sells Ryanair flights by screenscraping ticket information from the airline’s website and selling seats at inflated prices to consumers.

# tickets - Monday 20 February, 2012

Mythbusters: do Ireland need a 'real 7' and bigger centres?
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

Mythbusters: do Ireland need a 'real 7' and bigger centres?

Feb 20th 2012, 5:27 PM 1,556 Views 8 Comments

“These myths are reactionary, after recent Irish defeats – both to Wales, as it happens,” Whiff of Cordite writes.

# tickets - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Forget Paris: Here's how you can get a refund on that Stade de France ticket
# Cash Money
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# Cash Money

Forget Paris: Here's how you can get a refund on that Stade de France ticket

Feb 15th 2012, 7:03 PM 780 Views 0 Comments

“While the timelines are not ideal for supporters, we have pushed hard to get this undertaking from the French.”

Cian Healy: time to get over French farce
# Thawing Out
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# Thawing Out

Cian Healy: time to get over French farce

Feb 15th 2012, 8:53 AM 455 Views 0 Comments

After a few days of uncertainty in the Irish camp, the Leinster man says it’s time to get back to business.

# tickets - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

It's official: Ireland to face France in Paris on 4 March
# Do Over
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# Do Over

It's official: Ireland to face France in Paris on 4 March

Feb 14th 2012, 4:30 PM 4,327 Views 13 Comments

Tournament officials met this afternoon to decide on details for the fixture and resisted French calls to push it out until September.

French federation backs calls to play Ireland next season - reports
# Le Farce
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# Le Farce

French federation backs calls to play Ireland next season - reports

Feb 14th 2012, 12:05 PM 5,747 Views 22 Comments

FFR president Pierre Camou concedes that their request to have Saturday’s abandoned Six Nations match deferred is unlikely to be granted.

# tickets - Monday 13 February, 2012

Six Nations: Team of the week
# First XV
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# First XV

Six Nations: Team of the week

Feb 13th 2012, 12:44 PM 963 Views 0 Comments

We’ve controversially omitted all of the Irish and French players, despite Paul O’Connell braving the cold in his smalls.