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Updated World Rankings After Dramatic Final Day Of Six Nations

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The Six Nations is over for another year and 2019 will be remembered for Wales securing their first Grand Slam since 2012 and their first championship title since 2013.  Warren Gatland’s side produced a suffocating performance in Cardiff which Ireland had no answer for as they eased to a 25-7 victory over Joe Schmidt’s side. That win sees Wales up …

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France Break Italian Hearts As Last Minute Penaud Try Seals Win

Six Nations Report Card

Italy 14 – 25 France  Italy’s wait for a first Six Nations win since 2015 goes on as they couldn’t show the composure required to come out on top against an unstructured France side in Rome. Italy dominated the match for long periods but they spurned numerous try-scoring opportunities. They will look back at this 80-minute performance with a lot …

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Schmidt Emphasises The “Fine Margins” When Up Against Wales

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is expecting another tight battle when his side meets Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.  Matches between these two teams are rarely won by big margins. In fact, a two converted try margin of victory hasn’t been achieved since Ireland beat Wales 26-3 in Dublin in the 2014 edition of the …

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Ireland Come From Behind To Secure First Grand Slam Since 2007

Ireland U20 Grand Slam

Wales U20 17 Ireland U20 26 Ireland secured a first U20 Six Nations Grand Slam since 2007 as they came out on top of a see-saw battle with Wales in Colwyn Bay. Wales dominated the opening minutes of the game through a series of lineout mauls deep in Ireland’s 22 and although Noel McNamara’s side repelled many of these attacks, …

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Wales V Ireland: A Combined XV As Chosen By You

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We are just one day away from ‘Super Saturday’ when the winner of the Guinness Six Nations 2019 will be decided. All eyes will be on Cardiff in the second game where Wales take on Ireland with the Grand Slam in their sight. Ahead of the 2.45pm kick-off, we asked you to choose your combined XV from the named starting …

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Stander: Roof Open Or Closed, It Doesn’t Matter

CJ Stander has admitted that he would prefer to see the roof in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff closed for tomorrow’s pivotal Guinness Six Nations game between Wales and Ireland.  Traditionally, the decision on whether the roof remains open or closed lies with the visiting team and speaking to the media in Carton House yesterday, Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt, …

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Schmidt: Tadhg Beirne To Face Biggest Challenge On Saturday

Tadhg Beirne Ireland Joe Schmidt Wales

Tadhg Beirne is set for his Six Nations debut on Saturday after Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt named the Munster lock in his starting XV for the clash with Wales in Cardiff.  This will be Beirne’s fifth cap for his country and his first appearance in the Six Nations as a knee sprain to Iain Henderson opened the door for …

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Wales V Ireland: Choose Your Combined XV From Starting Teams

Wales Ireland

Wales and Ireland have named their teams for the Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam deciding game in the Principality Stadium on Saturday.  Liam Williams has been passed fit to play as Warren Gatland named an unchanged side from that which beat Scotland in Murrayfield last weekend. Captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal Welshman Gethin Jenkins’ total test appearance record as …

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Leinster Confirm New Contracts For Leo Cullen And Stuart Lancaster

Leinster Cullen Lancaster

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that head coach Leo Cullen has signed a contract extension with the club while Stuart Lancaster has been retained as “senior coach”.  Cullen, who won 221 caps for Leinster and was captain of three Heineken Cup-winning squads, was appointed Head Coach at the start of the 2015/16 season and will now lead the province for a …

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Warren Gatland Names Wales Team For Grand Slam Clash With Ireland

Wales Team Ireland Six Nations

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named his side for their Grand Slam clash with Ireland at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday.  Wales will be bidding for their first Grand Slam since 2012 and their first championship victory since 2013. It will also be Gatland’s last Six Nations match in charge of Wales so there is no shortage of motivation …

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