Ireland national rugby union team

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The Ireland national rugby union team represents the island of Ireland in rugby union. They are the number 1 ranked national team by World Rugby as of 9th September 2019, the first time Ireland have achieved that honour. The team competes annually in the current Six Nations Championship, which they have won fourteen times outright and shared nine times in its various formats. The team also competes every four years in the Rugby World Cup, where they reached the quarter-final stage in all but two competitions. Ireland is also one of the four unions that make up the British and Irish Lions – players eligible to play for Ireland are also eligible for the Lions.

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