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Ireland V England: A Combined XV As Chosen By You

Ireland England

The excitement is rising ahead of tomorrow’s Guinness Six Nations clash between Ireland and England in the Aviva Stadium.  In anticipation of the game, and following yesterday’s team announcements, we asked you to select the best combined XV from the two teams. The results are in and Ireland lead the way in the team with nine representatives on the team. …

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England Attack Coach “Surprised” At Robbie Henhsaw Fullback Decision

England Robbie Henshaw Ireland Six Nations

England attack coach Scott Wisemantel admitted he was surprised at Joe Schmidt’s decision to name Robbie Henshaw at fullback for tomorrow’s eagerly anticipated clash between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium.  Wisemantel and George Kruis addressed the media today at a city centre Dublin hotel and the duo were keen not to give too much away as they prepare …

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Ireland V England: Choose A Combined XV From Starting Teams

Ireland England

The Ireland and England teams for the highly-anticipated Guinness Six Nations opener in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday have been named. Both Eddie Jones and Joe Schmidt have named strong sides for the clash with England welcoming back Manu Tuilagi for his first Six Nations start since 2013 while George Kruis is favoured to Joe Launchbury. The Vunipola brothers also return …

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Joe Schmidt Expecting Big Impact From “Young Kid” Tom Curry

Joe Schmidt Tom Curry Ireland England Six Nations

Joe Schmidt, when speaking to the media on Thursday during Ireland’s team announcement, singled out praise for England’s Tom Curry who he expects could have a big impact on proceedings on Saturday.  Curry, who now has five caps at senior international level and made his debut as an 18-year-old in the summer of 2017, will start at openside for England …

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Joe Schmidt: “I Don’t Think It’ll Be Boring, It’s Going To Be Exhilirating”

Mike McCarthy Joe Schmidt Ireland

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has responded to comments that his side will “bore the sh*t” out of England when the pair clash at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. England’s defence coach John Mitchell had outlined that he felt Ireland’s resilience would “bore” his side, but was keen to stress that Schmidt’s men are “arguably the best in the world.” …

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Peter O’Mahony: “Fear Is Always A Factor For Us”

Peter O'Mahony Ireland England

Peter O’Mahony put it simply when asked what drives Ireland to keep hitting the heights which they reached last year. An unforgettable 2018 which yielded a Grand Slam, a series win in Australia and a historic victory over the All Blacks in November – how does a team motivate themselves when they have achieved all they could have in the …

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‘No One Thinks We Can Win’, Claims Eddie Jones Ahead Of Ireland Clash

Eddie Jones Joe Schmidt

Eddie Jones insisted England’s belief in their ability to beat champions Ireland was intact even though “no one thinks we can win” the Six Nations clash in Dublin. Ireland, who defeated England 24-15 at Twickenham to complete a Grand Slam last season, will be favourites for Saturday’s match at the Aviva Stadium. But few serious observers have completely written off …

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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Face England

Ireland Joe Schmidt England Six Nations

Joe Schmidt has named his side to face England at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday in the opening round of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations.  As reported throughout the week, Robbie Henshaw has been named to start at fullback as Schmidt continues to put his trust in the centre partnership of Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose. In addition to Henshaw, Keith …

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Eddie Jones Names England Team To Face Ireland

Eddie Jones England Ireland Six Nations

Eddie Jones has named his England side to face Ireland on Saturday in Round 1 of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations Championship.  Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated clash at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin is the tie of the round and Jones’ side will be looking to avenge their defeat to Ireland in Twickenham last year. “I think it is quite clear to …

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Ulster Confirm Signing Of Wallaby Sam Carter

Sam Carter Ulster

Ulster Rugby have confirmed the signing of the Brumbies’ Sam Carter who will join the northern province in the summer.  The second-row made his debut for the Brumbies in 2011 and since then he has amassed 105 Super Rugby caps. He is one of 12 players to surpass 100 appearances for the club and he also comes with leadership experience …

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Lawrence Dallaglio: Andy Farrell Is “The One That Got Away”

Former England captain, Lawrence Dallaglio, believes the English setup “regret” letting go of their former coach, Andy Farrell, as they prepare to lock horns with Ireland on Saturday. The Wigan native joined the national coaching ticket in 2012, however, upon his appointment in 2015, head coach, Eddie Jones, decided to sack the coaching staff that was in place. The British …

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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

Williams

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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