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McFadden Returns To Full Training As Leinster Issue Injury Update

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Leinster winger, Fergus McFadden, has returned to full team training as the province continue preparations for Saturday’s PRO14 clash with Zebre in Stadio Zaffanella.  The 32-year-old hasn’t featured since suffering a “high grade” hamstring injury during a training session in mid-October. McFadden will be assessed as the week goes on but could be available to feature in this weekend’s game. …

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Zebo: Hopefully Greig Doesn’t Get Poite Reffing Him At World Cup

Simon Zebo says it’s “good to watch” teams playing on the edge when they target key players like Johnny Sexton, while he admitted that he thought Romain Poite reffed Saturday’s game well.  The Ireland out-half took a heavy hit from Allan Dell and left the field after just 24 minutes for a head injury assessment, which he subsequently failed. As …

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All The Key Performers After Round 2 Of The Six Nations

Performers Six Nations

Round 2 of the Guinness Six Nations has come and gone as we now enter a two-week break until Round 3 kicks off with France hosting Scotland, England travelling to Wales and Italy welcoming Ireland to Rome.  Eddie Jones’ side lead the championship table on 10 points, two points ahead of Wales who also have a 100% record so far. …

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Chris Farrell Praises “Resilient” Joey Carbery After Ireland Win

Joey Carbery Chris Farrell Ireland

Ireland centre Chris Farrell has hailed Joey Carbery’s resilience in their win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.  Carbery was introduced to the game with just 24 minutes on the clock as Johnny Sexton was removed from the game as he subsequently failed a head injury assessment (HIA). It wasn’t a perfect performance from the Munster out-half. His intercept pass …

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England Send Out Message To Six Nations Rivals With Thumping France Win

England France Six Nations

England 44 France 8 Six-try England produced a blistering performance at Twickenham to set up a mouth-watering clash with Wales at the Principality Stadium in two weeks time. England were on another level to their French opponents and although Jacque Brunel’s side were dreadful, how England dismantled them from the off will be incredibly pleasing for Eddie Jones and bodes …

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Watch: England Off To A Flier With Try After 66 Seconds

England Try France Six Nations

England have produced a dream start to their Guinness Six Nations clash with France at Twickenham after scoring a try with just over 60 seconds on the clock.  A Ben Youngs box kick handed possession to the French after the away side kicked off the game. However, as Les Bleus were beginning to go through the phases to set up …

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Hard Work Pays Off For Ultan Dillane After Six Nations Comeback

Ultan Dillane Ireland

Sean McMahon reporting from Murrayfield Ultan Dillane made his first appearance for Ireland in 15 months when he came off the bench in their 22-13 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon.  The last time the Kerry man represented his country was when he started a 23-20 win over Fiji at the Aviva Stadium in November 2017. The 25-year-old …

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Schmidt Confident Sexton Will “Bounce Back” Quickly After Failing HIA

Johnny Sexton Joe Schmidt

Sean McMahon reporting from Murrayfield  Joe Schmidt in his post-match press conference confirmed that Johnny Sexton failed a HIA during Ireland’s 22-13 win over Scotland in Edinburgh this afternoon.  The Ireland out-half only lasted 24 minutes of Saturday’s encounter until he was replaced by Munster’s Joey Carbery. As has become the norm, Sexton was on the receiving end of some pretty …

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Ireland Survive Scotland Storm To Secure Confidence Boosting Win

Ireland Scotland Six Nations

Scotland – 13 Ireland – 22 Sean McMahon reporting from Murrayfield  After a week which saw questions raised about this Ireland team after their humbling to England at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday, Joe Schmidt’s side were aiming to avoid falling to two successive Six Nations defeats for the first time since 2016. As it transpired, a chaotic game, which …

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