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Ireland Are Six Nations Champions After Superb Win Over France

Ireland U20 France U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20s 31 – 29 France U20s  Ireland are just 80 minutes away from securing a historic Grand Slam as they produced a brave performance to beat a much-fancied French side 31-29 at Irish Independent Park in Cork. Tonight’s win has already secured the championship for Ireland and a Grand Slam will come with it if they can beat Wales …

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Chris Henry On Sexton: The Armband Hasn’t Been Good For Him At Times

Johnny Sexton Richie Murphy

Chris Henry feels that the captain’s armband hasn’t been good for Johnny Sexton at times despite the Leinster outhalf being a leader for both province and country. Former International Chris Henry teams up with Volkswagen, a proud partner of Irish Rugby, ahead of Ireland vs France #ReadyForMore. Test your skills to win at Volkswagen’s Aviva Stadium fan zones this Sunday. …

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Chris Henry: “Hopefully, This Sunday The Shackles Come Off Ireland”

Chris Henry hopes that the shackles come off Ireland on Sunday as they face France in their penultimate game of the 2019 Six Nations Championship Former International Chris Henry teams up with Volkswagen, a proud partner of Irish Rugby, ahead of Ireland vs France #ReadyForMore. Test your skills to win at Volkswagen’s Aviva Stadium fan zones this Sunday. For more information …

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Ireland Name Team For France Six Nations Battle

Ireland Team France Six Nations

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named his team to take on France in the penultimate round of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.  Schmidt has made a number of changes to the side which secured a bonus point victory over Italy two weeks ago. In the front row, there are two changes as Cian Healy …

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“Everyone Expects Us To Blow Teams Out Of The Water” – Keith Earls

Keith Earls Ireland

Keith Earls admits that Ireland haven’t been themselves in recent weeks but is confident that they will “click” sooner rather than later.  There has been no shortage of potential explanations for Ireland’s dip in form; injuries, undercooked players in key positions, potential bad blood between Munster and Leinster players due to the Thomond Park derby clash, Joe Schmidt’s departure at …

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Cian Healy: We Need To Reinforce What We Stand For

Cian Healy Ireland France

Cian Healy is confident that Ireland can put in an improved performance when they take on France on Sunday in the penultimate round of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations.  Ireland, of course, have been below par thus far in this championship but they still have a chance of reclaiming their title thanks to their wins against Scotland and Italy after …

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Sean Cronin Dropped From Ireland Six Nations Squad To Face France

Joe Schmidt has named a 37-man squad for Ireland’s Guinness Six Nations game against France in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.  The big news stemming from the squad announcement is that Sean Cronin has been left out of the squad in favour of Ulster’s Rob Herring. Leinster out-half, Ross Byrne, returns to the squad following his exclusion from the opening …

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“That’s Johnny, Isn’t It?” – Kearney Rejects Criticism Of Sexton Outburst

Leinster and Ireland full-back, Rob Kearney has defended teammate, Johnny Sexton, following criticism of his outburst during their Guinness Six Nations win over Italy last month. The Ireland out-half was visibly annoyed after being substituted in the 78th minute and aimed critical comments at Jacob Stockdale who had dropped a pass just moments before. Many have criticised Sexton’s approach, especially when dealing with …

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“People Started To Go Into Their Shells” – Kearney Reflects On Ireland Mistakes

Rob Kearney Ireland Six Nations

Ireland will hope for continued improvement in their performance when they take on France at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Sunday.  Since the disappointing opening round defeat to England, Joe Schmidt’s side have got their campaign back on track thanks to consecutive wins over Scotland and Italy. However, what remains a major talking point and worry among supporters is their respective …

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Ireland Provide Injury Update With France Clash Looming

Ireland

Ireland have issued an injury update as they begin preparations this week for Sunday’s clash with France at the Aviva Stadium.  There are a number of injury concerns surrounding the Irish squad and the IRFU have addressed these in their latest update. Robbie Henshaw, who has been missing since he started at fullback against England in the opening round, is …

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France Name Team To Take On Ireland This Weekend

France Team Ireland

Jacques Brunel has named his starting XV to take on Ireland on Sunday in the penultimate round of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations championship. France have named an unchanged starting XV for Sunday’s trip to Dublin and it seems the Brunel is happy with what his side produced as they recorded their first win of the campaign in round three. …

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A Best XV Of The Irish Provinces In PRO14 Action This Weekend

PRO14 Team Of The Weekend

There were three wins for the Irish provinces this weekend in the Guinness PRO14 as Leinster, Connacht and Ulster all recorded victories.  Munster’s 6-10 loss to the Scarlets in Llanelli will have disappointed the supporters of the southern province but as we mentioned before, Johann van Graan’s side had ample opportunity to win that game as they dominated possession and …

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