Elsom: Wallabies must jump to it

Australia 22 Ireland 15

Calves' offal and pea salad

Serves 4 as a starter

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Live organ donation saved Holly Cocker’s life – and it also inspired her to photograph other donors and recipients. Elizabeth Udall tells their stories

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Capsule offers hope to diabetes sufferers

A revolutionary treatment for gout could result in a new form of therapy for a range of other medical conditions – such as diabetes and obesity – caused by an imbalance of the body's normal metabolism.

Kidney at a loss after Irish stung by Killer Bs

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Kidney targets 'hard' Triple Crown

Victory over 'hungry' Scots would mark farewell to Croke Park with a trophy

O'Driscoll urges Ireland to adapt to laws

Brian O'Driscoll insists Ireland must adapt to the controversial new interpretation of the tackle law as soon as possible.

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In the second part of his series on the Conservatives' top target seats, Brian Brady tests the mood of voters in Lancashire and the West Midlands

Earls too fast for beached Wales

Ireland 27 Wales 12: No comeback this time as another yellow card leaves Gatland's men high and dry in Dublin

Niall Crozier: Take a Bowe Ireland, it is not over yet

Was Paris just a blip? Who can say with total conviction?

Ireland wary of under-fire England

Ireland coach Declan Kidney refuses to buy into talk of England's decline heading into Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash at Twickenham.

Ireland appeal Flannery ban

Ireland have chosen to appeal the six-week suspension given to Jerry Flannery for his dangerous lunge on France winger Alexis Palisson.

Kidney hands flame to Sexton to light up World Cup route

Irish coach drops fly-half O'Gara and makes three injury-enforced changes
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