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Blow For Ireland As Garry Ringrose and Devin Toner To Miss Scotland Trip

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Ireland have been dealt a blow with the news that Garry Ringrose and Devin Toner have been ruled out of Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield.  The pair emerged as major doubts for the upcoming clash with Scotland when the IRFU issued an injury update on Monday afternoon revealing that Ringrose was suffering from hamstring tightness and …

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Wasps Confirm Elliot Daly Will Leave Club At The End Of The Season

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Wasps have confirmed that Elliot Daly will leave the club at the end of the season.  Daly has made 188 appearances for Wasps scoring 404 points for the club and he triggered a release clause in his contract according to Director of Rugby Dai Young. “Elliot triggered a release clause in his contract and despite our best efforts to keep him …

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“This Squad Doesn’t Need A Wake-Up Call” – Peter O’Mahony

Peter O'Mahony Ireland Six Nations

For someone who prides himself on his ability to physically impose himself on opponents, the manner of Ireland’s Six Nations loss to England on Saturday will sting Peter O’Mahony in particular.  O’Mahony and the rest of his forward pack came out second best to their English counterparts with the likes of the Vunipola brothers, Mako and Billy, Kyle Sinckler, Maro …

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Ireland Issue Squad Update Following Bruising Defeat To England

Ireland issued a squad update on Monday following their Six Nations defeat to England at the Aviva Stadium, with a number of injury concerns present ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland. Winger Keith Earls who was on the receiving end of a couple of questionable challenges from Tom Curry and Maro Itoje suffered a hip pointer injury and will be managed …

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Stick Or Twist? Schmidt Set For Some Big Selection Calls This Week

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When Joe Schmidt spoke to the media after Ireland’s 20-32 loss to England in the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday, he mentioned how the Irish players were “very quiet” before the game.  The Ireland head coach also revealed that the energy levels weren’t there. Now, this poses a problem. Why couldn’t the players get themselves up to the required mental …

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Wallabies Sack Attack Coach With World Cup On The Horizon

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Stephen Larkham has been removed from his position of Wallabies attack coach and will now take up a new job as a national high-performance coach advisor.  According to reports, tensions have been simmering between head coach Michael Cheika and Larkham with the latter understood not to have been able to implement his strategies on the team as the Wallabies averaged …

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MacKenna On Monday: I Hate To Say I Told You So

Greg Feek Ireland Six Nations

I hate to say I told you so. But… I tried to warn that this would happen, based logically on our own past experiences and ongoing present attitude. However, with rugby in Ireland, it’s so often once bitten, twice bitten, three times bitten. If the saying is true that stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting …

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The Power Plays: How England Blitzed Ireland In 90 Seconds

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Just seconds from the kick-off in England’s 32-20 win over Ireland in the opening round of the Guinness Six Nations, you got the sense that Eddie Jones’ side were going to make the next 80 minutes as uncomfortable as possible for the reigning champions.  Owen Farrell executes his kick off to perfection by sending it long but also high, just …

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Jones Highlights Intensity As Key Ingredient In Beating Ireland

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Eddie Jones is refusing to get carried away with England’s performance following a huge win over Ireland in the opening round of the Six Nations Championship. England dominated the reigning champions from start to finish. They were much more aggressive and smarter in their play and have made a huge statement of intent going forward. However big the victory, Jones …

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