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O'Driscoll aims to turn valleys emerald again

Perhaps it doesn't have as much riding on the result as the last time Wales hosted Ireland, but the memories of that Grand Slam humdinger two years ago should not demean the importance of this evening's Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium.

Ronan O'Gara continues at fly-half for Ireland

Ronan O'Gara continues at fly-half after Ireland named an unchanged team for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

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Robinson calls for fast start for Scotland

Perhaps Andy Robinson is taking a leaf out of the Welsh song book. A fortnight ago Warren Gatland and his players headed off to Murrayfield with "Under Pressure" blaring over the stereo system.

Wales' Williams has first shot at record try tally

Before Brian O'Driscoll gets a crack at equalling the ancient try-scoring record in the International Championship that was (the Six Nations that is) at Murrayfield tomorrow, Shane Williams will have the opportunity to match or even surpass it in Rome this afternoon.

Brian O'Driscoll: 'I get as much joy creating a try as I do in scoring one'

The Ireland captain is best known for the latter and on Sunday he has a chance to match a 78-year-old record

Peter Bills: Irish errors incomprehensible in modern rugby

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France begin to feel pinch with arrival of foreign legions

As the queue of players grasping at the mega-Euros on offer in France's Top 14 Championship grows ever longer, so Marc Lièvremont, the head coach of Les Blues, is becoming more exasperated. "I am delighted that players like Jonny Wilkinson are playing in France but as a selector it is a problem," he said. "You go to a league match and the teams you are watching have so many foreign players."

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Italy 11 Ireland 13

Ireland narrowly avoid Azzurri shock

Italy 11 Ireland 13

Brian O'Driscoll concerned by Six Nations schedule

Brian O'Driscoll takes little heart from Ireland's schedule during this season's RBS 6 Nations.

Does anyone have the guile to steal France's crown?

The champions have had a woeful year but could prevail again as England have injuries, Ireland are strangely quiet, Scotland and Wales lack key ingredients and Italy need time

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