Jack Conan has revealed Ireland spent their first Six Nations down week getting back to basics in a bid to recapture the edge that underpinned their stellar 2018.
Johnny Sexton will not alter his confrontational playing style, Ireland assistant coach Richie Murphy has insisted.
Andy Farrell has branded following Joe Schmidt as Ireland head coach the biggest challenge of his career.
England battered hapless France, Ireland got back to winning ways and Wales rolled out of Rome with two wins from two.
Joey Carbery steered Ireland to a redemptive but patchy 22-13 Guinness Six Nations victory over Scotland, as Joe Schmidt’s men edged back to winning ways in Edinburgh.
The 2019 Guinness Six Nations takes on greater importance with this autumn’s World Cup rapidly approaching.
Simon Easterby insists Ireland have precious little interest in England’s verbal assaults ahead of their Guinness Six Nations opener in Dublin on Saturday.
Joe Schmidt has admitted he relishes Eddie Jones’ verbal “grenades” ahead of Ireland launching their Six Nations defence against England.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt gave a positive update on Johnny Sexton’s fitness when naming his squad for the opening two rounds of the Guinness Six Nations.
Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has been voted the Rugby Union Writers’ Club personality of the year for 2018.