North/South void has been filled: Best

2016-11-27 12:19

Ireland's Rory Best says beating Australia and other results going the Northern Hemisphere countries way suggests the void between the rugby hemispheres has closed.

Aussies eye Irish on next step to Grand Slam

2016-11-26 14:02

Michael Cheika's Australia will bid to beat Ireland on Saturday and move to within one victory of emulating the legendary 1984 side's Grand Slam.

We'll have to be at our best, says Moore

2016-11-26 07:22

Australia captain Stephen Moore says his side will have to be on their best form to beat Ireland on Saturday.

Big guns back for Wallabies

2016-11-24 14:36

Israel Folau is one of a few big names that return to the Wallabies match-day squad to face Ireland in Dublin.

Boys showed character: Hansen

2016-11-20 15:34

World Champions New Zealand showed real character in rebounding from a shock defeat a fortnight ago to beat Ireland in Dublin.

Irish count the cost after bruising battle

2016-11-20 11:25

A quartet of key players including flyhalf Jonathan Sexton are major injury doubts for Ireland's Test with Australia next weekend.

Best hopes referee Peyper is on tune

2016-11-19 15:06

Ireland's hopes of backing up the historic win over New Zealand a fortnight ago could rest on Saturday's match referee, Jaco Peyper.

Ireland change one for All Black rematch

2016-11-17 17:21

Ireland have made just one change to their starting XV that lined out against New Zealand in Chicago for Saturday's rematch in Dublin.

Irish look to diaspora backing for 2023 bid

2016-11-16 10:00

Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is hoping the large Irish diaspora in the United States could be their trump card.

Schmidt: Thanks, but no thanks to Lions role

2016-11-11 11:36

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says he will not be joining Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions coaching staff.


Ireland end Wallabies' Grand Slam bid

2016-11-26 21:44

An injury-ravaged Ireland became the first Northern Hemisphere side since 2003 to complete wins over the three major Southern Hemisphere teams.

Best could be yet to come for Irish skipper

2016-11-26 12:30

Rory Best will follow in the large footsteps of Irish icons Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell in reaching the 100 cap landmark on Saturday.

World Rugby boss admits Peyper error

2016-11-24 15:07

World Rugby’s referees boss Alain Rolland has reportedly told All Blacks coach Steve Hansen that Jaco Peyper wrongly sin-binned Aaron Smith.

Henshaw, Sexton ruled out of Wallaby clash

2016-11-21 19:19

Ireland will be without inside centre Robbie Henshaw and flyhalf Jonathan Sexton for their November international against Australia.

Schmidt proud but frustrated at All Blacks loss

2016-11-20 13:48

Joe Schmidt professed to being proud of his players but frustrated too at not clinching a second successive win over world champions New Zealand.

All Blacks dash Irish hopes of historic double

2016-11-19 22:15

Two tries from Malakai Fekitoa dashed Irish hopes of successive wins over world champions New Zealand on Saturday.

All Blacks are underdogs - Hansen

2016-11-17 22:19

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen resolutely stood by his claim the world champions are the underdogs going into Saturday's test against Ireland in Dublin.

Irish can inflict more pain on All Blacks

2016-11-16 22:00

NZ were punished for showing "a lack of respect" to Ireland last time out and could be in for another shock says former Ireland wing, Luke Fitzgerald.

Second-string Ireland in eight-try Canada romp

2016-11-13 08:25

An inexperienced Ireland backed up last week's historic win over New Zealand with an eight-try, 52-21 dismantling of Canada at Lansdowne Road.

Schmidt won't join Lions staff

2016-11-11 11:14

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will not be part of the British and Irish Lions team to tour New Zealand next summer.

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