Ireland

The Ireland national rugby union team are ranked 2nd position in World Rugby ranking. They have won 14 times outright and shared 9 times in its different formats. Ireland national rugby union team played their first international rugby over England in 1875. They will compete 5 matches in the RBS Six Nations in 2019.

Ireland National Team: At a glance

Established1854
EmblemShamrock
Rugby UnionIrish Rugby Football Union
CaptainRory Best
Head coachJoe Schmidt
Home GroundAviva Stadium
First internationalEngland 7 – 0 Ireland (February 15, 1875)
Tournaments124 times
Grand Slams3 times
Triple Crowns11 times

Ireland Six Nations Matches

Round 1

Ireland vs England – Feb 2, 4:45 pm at Dublin

Round 2

Scotland vs Ireland – Feb 9, 2:15 pm at Edinburgh

Round 3

Italy vs Ireland – Feb 24, 3:00 pm at Rome

Round 4

Ireland vs France – Mar 10, 3:00 pm at Dublin

Round 5

Wales vs Ireland – Mar 16, 2:45 pm at Cardiff

Ireland Squads

Check Ireland 36-man squad at a glance:

Hooker

Rory Best (c), Sean Cronin, Rob Herring

Prop

Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, David Kilcoyne, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, John Ryan

Lock

Ultan Dillane, Iain Henderson, Quinn Roux, James Ryan, Devin Toner

Flanker

Dan Leavy, Jordi Murphy, Peter O’Mahony, Flanker

Number 8

Jack Conan, CJ Stander

Scrum-half

Kieran Marmion, Luke McGrath, Conor Murray

Fly-half

Ian Keatley, Jonathan Sexton

Centre

Bundee Aki, Chris Farrell, Robbie Henshaw, Rory Scannell

Wing

Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Fergus McFadden, Jacob Stockdale

Fullback

Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour