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Henderson set to miss Six Nations opener

Ireland lock Iain Henderson is set to miss the start of the Six Nations due to a thumb injury, his club Ulster said on Monday.

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Sexton signs IRFU extension until 2020/21

Johnny Sexton has signed a contract extension with the Irish Rugby Football Union which will see him play rugby in Ireland up to the end of the 2020/21 season.

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53dESPN Staff

What we learned about rugby's top sides this November

New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

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Ireland confirm Schmidt to leave after RWC 2019

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will leave his role after the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and will be replaced by defence coach Andy Farrell, the IRFU announced on Monday.


Sexton wins Player of the Year in Irish sweep

World Rugby's awards night in Monaco turned green on Sunday as Ireland's Johnny Sexton and Joe Schmidt led a treble of player, coach and team of the year triumphs.

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Second-string Ireland cruise past USA

A second-string Ireland ended a stellar year by scoring eight tries to beat the United States 57-14.

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58dCraig Dowd

Rush defence has All Blacks rattled, but it's no time to panic

Ireland's stinging rush defence caught the All Blacks out in Dublin. The world champions had no answer to counter but, fortunately, they have a short window before the World Cup to find a way to break it down -- Craig Dowd writes.

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Ireland release six ahead of U.S. visit

Ireland have released six players who featured in Saturday's historic win over world champions New Zealand to go back and play for their provinces, despite a last test of the year against the United States in Dublin on Saturday.

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60dGreg Growden

Wallabies win, but Dublin classic highlights class gap

Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks was a magic moment for rugby, but highlighted just how large the gap is between Australia and those who actually know how to play the game.

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Leavy out of All Blacks clash, Van der Flier in

Josh van der Flier will start for Ireland against New Zealand in Dublin on Saturday after loose-forward Dan Leavy was ruled out with injury.

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Crotty replaces SBW for Ireland Test

Ryan Crotty replaces an injured Sonny Bill Williams in the only change to the All Blacks team to meet Ireland in their clash of the world's top-ranked teams in Dublin.

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Former Kiwi bank teller Aki to stare down haka

Having quit rugby to work as a bank teller in his late teens, Bundee Aki will offer thanks again to Tana Umaga when he runs out for the Test showdown between the world's top two ranked rugby nations in Dublin on Saturday.

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O'Driscoll, Umaga draw line under '05 tackle

Former British & Irish Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll insists he and Tana Umaga have finally drawn a line under the controversial tackle that ended his tour of New Zealand in 2005.

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Murray, Henshaw out of New Zealand clash

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw have been ruled out of the rest of Ireland's November internationals, the Irish Rugby Federation announced on Monday.

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Hansen open to having chat to Schmidt about NZ job

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is willing to sit down and have a chat to Ireland's Joe Schmidt about the pressures of the All Blacks job if he is serious about applying for it.

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SBW to miss All Blacks' Dublin blockbuster

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams' cursed run of injuries is continuing after he was ruled out of this week's blockbuster Test against Ireland in Dublin.

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70dSam Bruce

Power rankings: Rugby's best spines this November

Rugby is a team game, yet there are certain positions across the backs and forwards that have great influence over a team's success. We've looked at the spines for each of top 10 nations this November, rating them against their world rankings.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

    1st 20 Tries
    = 1st 78 points