Ireland are a European rugby side which combines both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The annually compete in the Six Nations with Wales, England, Scotland, France and Italy. They have won the tournament 11 times and shared it eight times. Ireland have a tendency to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup without proceeding to the semi-finals. Ireland are also one of the nations that provide players to the British and Irish Lions. Five former Ireland players have earned induction into the IRB Hall of Fame.
Ronan O'Gara holds the record for appearances (125) and top scorer (1,075). Brian O'Driscoll holds the record for most tries with 45. The sides first international was on the 15th of February 1875 in which they were beaten 7-0 by England. There largest win was against USA winning 83-3 on 2000. Their largest defeat was 60-0 against the All Blacks in 2012.
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Ireland play in traditional green shirts with white shorts and green socks. The side play in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin which holds 51,700 people. Landsdowne Road was their former ground which held 23,000 people.