Best and Sexton return to Ireland rugby team

DUBLIN (AP) Ireland captain Rory Best and flyhalf Jonathan Sexton have returned to the team for the Six Nations match against France in Dublin on Saturday. Best missed the victory over Italy through illness while Sexton will play his first match in this season's tournament after recovering from a calf strain. Sexton, who replaces Paddy Jackson at number 10, has not played since...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Ireland's Jackson, O'Brien, O'Mahony to miss NZ in Chicago

DUBLIN (AP) Ireland left behind flyhalf Paddy Jackson and flankers Sean O'Brien and Peter O'Mahony when it headed to Chicago on Monday for a test against New Zealand at Soldier Field this weekend. Coach Joe Schmidt reduced his squad from 34 players to 27, and also trimmed were Keith Earls, Iain Henderson, Luke Marshall, and uncapped hooker James Tracy. Jackson was unavailable...
Via Associated Press
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Six Nations: Ireland scores 9 tries, beats Italy 58-15

DUBLIN (AP) Ireland became the latest team to hand Italy a beating in the Six Nations, winning 58-15 in Dublin on Saturday to earn a first victory in its disappointing title defense. The Irish scored nine tries - four in the first half, five in the second half - with No. 8 Jamie Heaslip grabbing two of them. Andrew Trimble, Jack McGrath, CJ Stander, Jared Payne, Sean Cronin, Ian...
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March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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