Ireland Rugby Union Six Nations Betting Guide
2009 was the year of the Irish as they finally won the Grand Slam for the first time in decades to claim Six Nations glory. Ireland proved they were the best team on show then and they built on that success in 2014 by claiming the Six Nations Championship once again in 2015.
Ireland 2018 Six Nations Odds
Saturday 24th February, 2.15pm - Ireland v Wales
Ireland 2018 Squad
Forwards: Rory Best (Captain), Sean Cronin, Rob Herring, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, David Kilcoyne, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, John Ryan, Ultan Dillane, Iain Henderson, Quinn Rouz, James Ryan, Devin Toner, Dan Leavy, Jordi Murphy, Peter O'Mahony, John van der Flier, Jack Conan, CJ Stander.
Backs: Ian Keatley, Jonathan Sexton, Bundee Aki, Chris Farrell, Robbie Henshaw, Rory Scannell, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Fergus McFadden, Jacob Stockdale, Joey Carbery, Jordan Larmour.
Ireland 2018 Fixtures
|3rd Feb||France||13-15||Ireland||Preview||Stade de France|
|10th Feb||Ireland||56-19||Italy||Preview||Aviva Stadium|
|24th Feb||Ireland||v||Wales||Preview||Aviva Stadium|
|10th Mar||Ireland||v||Scotland||Preview||Aviva Stadium|
Click on fixtures to get the match previews.
Ireland 6 Nations Standings
|Team||Pld||W||D||L||PTS F||PTS A||Bonus||Points|
The emergence of the European Cup has definitely benefited the Irish game as it has allowed the game in Ireland to focus on provincial teams rather than club teams and this has improved the standard. Both Leinster and Munster have proved hugely successful on the European scene and they provide the majority of the National team.
The likes of Tony OReilly hung up his shoes to make his name in the business field and Irelands best known rugby entrepreneur.
The Irish Rugby Football Union was formed in 1874 and they played their first international against England at the Oval in London on February 15, 1875. In total Ireland have won 11 Five/Six Nations titles outright and shared eight. They have won nine Triple Crowns.
Top Irish players include Mike Gibson, Willie John McBride, Tony O'Reilly, Keith Woods, Fergus Slattery, Ollie Campbell, Tom Keirnan and recent superstars Brian O'Driscoll and Ronan O'Gara.
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