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Eddie Jones fires warning to Ireland

England boss Eddie Jones has told Ireland they have to prove they can shoulder the burden of being 'the best team in the world' in Saturday's Six Nations clash in Dublin. The Australian has also warned...

Maro Itoje targets Dublin victory over ‘Europe’s best team’

Maro Itoje says England will head into their Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin determined to prove they can be the 'number one team in the northern hemisphere'. Ireland won the Grand Slam last...

Steve Hansen confirms impending All Blacks exit

Steve Hansen has confirmed that he will step down as All Blacks coach following next year's World Cup in Japan. The 59-year-old has been involved with the New Zealand team since 2004, first as an...

All Blacks coach has Irish admiration

Steve Hansen expects a "trick or two" from opposite number Joe Schmidt when his New Zealand side face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. The teams are ranked first and second in the world ahead of their...

Peter O’Mahony: Front up against All Blacks

Ireland's Peter O'Mahony believes Saturday's Test against New Zealand will rest on the battle of the respecting front fives. That, says the Munster player, is where international games are won and...

Joe Schmidt decision moving closer

Ireland expect to know the future plans of head coach Joe Schmidt before the end of this year. The New Zealander's contract expires following the World Cup next year in Japan and the IRFU are keen for...

Warren Gatland wants to end on Welsh high

Warren Gatland is feeling extra pressure as he enters the last stages of his 12-year journey as Wales boss. The Kiwi will leave his position after next year's World Cup in Japan and Gatland admits there...

Danny Cipriani relishing England opportunity

Danny Cipriani is eager to grab the chance of redemption in an England shirt when he lines up against South Africa this weekend. Cipriani kicked a memorable 18 points during his exceptional England...

Peter O’Mahony targeting ‘incredible win’

Ireland skipper Peter O'Mahony admits it would be 'incredible' to complete a series win over Australia in Sydney this weekend. Joe Schmidt's Six Nations champions levelled their series against the...

Michael Cheika wary of returning ‘maestro’ Johnny Sexton

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika is expecting Johnny Sexton to prove a menace for his side in Saturday's second Test against Ireland in Melbourne. After landing the first blow in the three-Test...