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O’Driscoll: Schmidt Will Switch Up Team Throughout Six Nations

Former Ireland rugby captain, Brian O’Driscoll, believes Joe Schmidt will have one eye on the World Cup and will look to explore his squad depth throughout this Guinness Six Nations campaign.  While Ireland appear to have a settled starting XV, with their eye-catching performances at provincial level, fringe players such as Will Addison and Joey Carbery are fighting tooth and nail …

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Williams To Partner Anscombe As Wales Name Team For French Test


Tomos Williams will make his Six Nations debut in the 2019 tournament opener against France in Paris on Friday after the scrum-half was named in coach Warren Gatland’s starting XV. He was selected ahead of Gareth Davies and will form a half-back pairing with Cardiff team-mate Gareth Anscombe. It will be 24-year-old’s seventh appearance for Wales, after he made his …

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Ian Keatley To Join London Irish For Rest Of Season

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Munster have confirmed that out-half, Ian Keatley, will see out the rest of the season with Declan Kidney’s London Irish side.  The province announced earlier this month that the 31-year-old will join Benetton at the end of the season after eight years at Munster. Keatley stepped up to the out-half role following the retirement of Ronan O’Gara but has found …

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Henshaw Set To Start At Full-Back Against England [Report]

Robbie Henshaw

Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt, is set to make a surprising positional switch in his team to face England on Saturday, with Robbie Henshaw set to start at full-back, according to reports. Henshaw made his debut for Ireland at full-back against the USA in Houston in June 2013, but all of his 35 caps since then have been at centre. According …

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Willemse To Make French Debut Against Wales In Six Nations Opener


South African-born Paul Willemse will make his debut for France in Friday’s Six Nations opener against Wales in Paris. Willemse, a 2012 junior world champion with the Baby Boks, arrived on French soil in 2014 as a 21-year-old, so fulfilling the three years of residency required by World Rugby regulations. He received his French passport in November and will become …

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CJ Stander Wary Of “Power Athlete” Billy Vunipola Threat

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CJ Stander says he is expecting a physical but smart performance from England when Eddie Jones’ side line out against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  This eagerly-anticipated clash between these two old rivals has all the makings of a classic and many are expecting England to produce a performance considering their promising form in November and also the …

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“I’d Love To Start Them All” – Carbery Hoping To Get The Nod From Joe Schmidt

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Joey Carbery has admitted he would love to start all games for Ireland for the upcoming Six Nations but knows that the final decision rests with Joe Schmidt.  Carbery’s form at outhalf for Munster this season, especially in recent weeks as the southern province recorded victories over Leinster, Connacht, Gloucester and Exeter, has begun conversations around the potential for the …

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