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Confirmed: Italy-England Clash In Rome Has Been Postponed

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The Six Nations have confirmed that Italy’s clash with England which was due to take place in Rome next weekend has been postponed.  Officials released a statement this afternoon confirming that they have postponed the clash based on the advice of the Italian government in light of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The women’s and U20s Six Nations matches …

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Pivac Makes Four Changes As Wales Name Team To Face England

Pivac Wales

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made four changes to his side for their Guinness Six Nations clash with England on Saturday in Twickenham. The reigning champions have suffered two defeats on the bounce, against Ireland in round two before falling 23-27 to France in Cardiff last month. However, there is very positive news for Pivac as Wales prepare for …

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England Name Side To Face Wales On Saturday

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England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to face Wales on Saturday in the fourth round of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations championship.  England head into the clash at Twickenham off the back of a confidence-boosting win over Ireland where they completely outplayed Andy Farrell’s side. Jones’ selection sees both Mark Wilson and Anthony Watson come into the …

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“When You Go To War On A Rugby Pitch, Everyone Has To Be In”

Leinster Women’s players Sene Naoupu and Lindsay Peat have opened up on the challenges they both faced in their journey to the top in the first instalment of Energia’s #ThePowerBehindLeinster series. Both Naoupu and Peat have become vital players for Leinster since arriving at the Eastern Province but the latter explained that she initially found the transition to rugby tricky …

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Six Nations Could Be Headed For Amazon From 2022

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Reports emerged earlier this week that the Six Nations Championship is currently accepting bids for the next round of broadcasting rights. Online streaming service Amazon looking like a potential bidder. While relatively new to sports broadcasting, Amazon has previous experience showcasing tennis and in December broadcast its first-ever Premier League encounter. It will be one of a number of pay-TV …

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Munster Estimate Joey Carbery Return Date In Latest Squad Update

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Munster have confirmed that Joey Carbery is expected to return to training at the start of pre-season ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. The province confirmed last month that Carbery would undergo elective surgery on his ankle which he injured in Ireland’s World Cup warm-up game against Italy last year. He further aggravated the injury during his brief appearances during the …

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Officials Confirm Six Nations Fixtures Set To Go Ahead

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The remaining fixtures of this year’s Guinness Six Nations championship will, as it stands, go ahead, tournament officials confirmed this evening.  Ireland’s fixture with Italy has already been postponed and will not take place this weekend but the remaining matches, of which there are five (two this weekend and three the following weekend) will go ahead. This includes England’s match …

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Ireland Name 35-Man Squad As France Preparation Begins

Ireland squad

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named a 35-man squad which will take part in a training camp this week at the IRFU High-Performance Centre in Abbotstown.  Ireland are now two weeks out from their next game, a clash with France in Paris in Round 5 of the Six Nations. Their Round 4 match with Italy was postponed amid the …

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Scarlets Lock Sees Red After Punching Two Munster Players

Munster Scarlets Punch

Scarlets lock Sam Lousi has received a straight red card in the 33rd minute of their PRO14 encounter with Munster after punching two players. The incident occurred shortly after the half-hour mark as Munster were advancing and were awarded a penalty from a ruck close to the Scarlets line. Following the referee’s decision, there were some afters involving a number …

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Sexton Turning His Back To Critics As He Looks To Lead By Example


“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” – American Football coaching legend, Lou Holtz. Criticism is part of the parcel of professional sport, some of it justified and constructive, a lot is completely unwarranted. The Irish rugby team probably endured more of the latter this …

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“I Was Gutted For The Last 3 Or 4 Days, Absolutely Gutted With My Performance”

Johnny Sexton

Wednesday’s video review session would have been tough viewing for the Ireland squad as they reflect on their disappointing showing against England at Twickenham on Sunday.  There were very few positives, perhaps an improved showing in the second half and some impact from the bench, but overall, Ireland were dismantled by a superior England side for the third time in …

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