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Ireland have named their team to play Argentina on Saturday

Ireland have named their team to play Argentina on Saturday

Joe Schmidt has given some new faces a chance to shine...

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Ireland have named their team to play Argentina on Saturday

Joe Schmidt has given some new faces a chance to shine...

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Video: Marty from True Detective reacts to Brian O’Driscoll’s international retirement in brilliant parody clip

Brian O’Driscoll’s international retirement might be old news at this stage, but this is still great and will appeal to all rugby and True Detective fans.

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Chris Henry on England, working under Joe Schmidt and Peter O'Mahony's singing

Ahead of the big one at Twickenham this weekend, we caught up with Ulster and Ireland flanker for a quick chat about Saturday's clash with England, what's it like to work under Joe Schmidt and Peter O'Mahony's singing voice.

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Here's the Ireland rugby team to play England on Saturday

Joe Schmidt hasn’t felt the need to make any changes to the starting XV for the big one against England on Saturday and after the way it went against Wales, why would he?

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Pic: All of the Irish forwards look meaner with Gordon D’Arcy beards

Except Paul O’Connell, who doesn’t need a beard to look even more menacing than he already is. And where’s Devin Toner?

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Pic: The backs on the Irish rugby team all look better with Gordon D’Arcy beards

Apart from Gordon D’Arcy of course, it doesn’t suit him at all… just joking Gordon.

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O’Connell and D’Arcy back in the Irish team to face Wales

The big man comes back to captain the side from the second row and Gordon D’Arcy and Brian O’Driscoll resume the most experienced centre partnership in international rugby.

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Video: The RTE Sport promo for the Six Nations is fantastic

If you’re not yet pumped for the start of the Six Nations this weekend, this should do the job.

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Audio: The Gift Grub Six Nations preview this morning was particularly brilliant

Eddie O’Sullivan, Ronan O’Gara, George Hook and Captain Fantastic Paul O’Connell were all in great form ahead of the start of the Six Nations this weekend.

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Video: Paul O’Connell answers the hard questions in rapid-fire 60 second interview

We’d expect Paul O’Connell to prefer steak to tofu and beef to salmon but Family Guy instead of The Simpsons? C’mon Paulie.

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Zebo and Gilroy left out as Schmidt snips Six Nations squad

Zebo is cut, Gilroy is cut and Joe Schmidt liked David Kilcoyne’s hustle, that’s why it was so hard to cut him.

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Calling all JOEs, Fantasy Rugby has arrived

Think you know your rugby? Well then prove it and potentially cash in on your rugby knowledge by pitting yourself against fellow rugby fanatics in The Irish Times Fantasy Rugby League.

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As it happened: Rugby World Cup 2015 Draw

It’s 1018 days away but the draw for Rugby World Cup 2015 take place today. Follow the draw, and find out who Ireland get right here on JOE.

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Video: Craig Gilroy's first 'real' try for Ireland wasn't bad, was it?

Ireland had a cracking opening 40 minutes against Argentina, and Craig Gilroy’s debut try was the undoubted highlight.

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Video: You've seen the Tommy Bowe Subway ad, right?

Ah Tommy, this Subway ad is good, but is it better than Denis Hickie’s effort for Wavin?

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Video: The nominees for international try of the year are in

It’s that time of year folks. Here’s another highlights package and this time it is the IRB’s nominees for try of the year. Look away Keith Earls.

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Fancy going to see Ireland v Argentina on Saturday? [Closed]

Thanks to our good friends at PUMA, we have a pair of tickets to give away to Ireland’s massive game with Argentina on Saturday at Aviva Stadium.

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Video: There were some brilliant tries scored in Cardiff last night

Wales slumped to their fifth straight defeat as Samoa gained revenge for their World Cup defeat last year. And some of the tries were pretty good too.

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Kidney says yes as Ulster form backbone of team to face Fiji

Declan Kidney has as expected made wholesale changes for Saturday’s non-cap international against Fiji with a strong Ulster flavour to the team.

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Video: The tip tackle that saw an Aussie banned until March

A stupidly reckless and dangerous ‘tip tackle’ has landed Wallaby Rob Simmons with a very long ban.

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