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England Name 25-Man Training Squad Ahead Of Wales Clash

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Eddie Jones has named a 25-man England squad for a three-day training camp in Oxford ahead of their Six Nations clash against Wales on March 7. Mako Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie have been excluded from the training camp in Oxford for family reasons but there is a return for Sale Sharks’ back-rower, Mark Wilson. The versatile forward sustained an injury …

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IRFU Respond To Simon Harris Six Nations Cancellation Recommendation

IRFU Coronavirus

The IRFU have issued a statement in response to Minister of Health Simon Harris’ comments this evening whereby he recommended that Ireland’s clash with Italy in the Six Nations be postponed.  Harris was speaking after the Department of Health and the National Public Health Emergency Team made a recommendation that the Six Nations fixture due to take place in Dublin …

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Department Of Health Recommends Ireland-Italy Postponement

Six Nations coronavirus

The Department of Health and the National Public Health Emergency Team have made a recommendation to the IRFU that next weekend’s Six Nations clash between Ireland and Italy at the Aviva Stadium should not go ahead amid fears of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe.  The coronavirus, which originated in the Wuhan region of China, has spread to Europe and especially …

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Cian Healy Ruled Out For Remainder Of Six Nations Campaign

Ireland have confirmed that prop Cian Healy will miss the remainder of the Six Nations campaign after sustaining a hip injury in the loss to England at Twickenham. Healy was replaced in the first half by Dave Kilcoyne with Ireland’s most recent squad update confirming that he will not feature in the remaining two games. The squad returned to Dublin …

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Joey Carbery Set For Further Surgery As Munster Provide Injury Update

Joey Carbery

Munster have confirmed that Joey Carbery will undergo further surgery as he continues his comeback from injury.  Carbery has been sidelined since Munster’s loss to Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium at the beginning of January. Carbery sustained a wrist ligament injury in that game which required surgery. The timeline for his recovery was between two and four months and Munster …

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Eddie Jones Apologises Following “Declared At Half-Time” Jab At Ireland

England head coach Eddie Jones has apologised after saying that he felt his side’s 24-12 win over Ireland could have been “declared” at half-time as they led 17-0. Jones’ side were victorious in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham, dominating Andy Farrell’s men throughout with a host of individual errors costing Ireland in the first half. The defeat ended Ireland’s …

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Two PRO14 Games Postponed This Weekend Due To Coronavirus

PRO14 Coronavirus

The PRO14 have confirmed that two games scheduled to take place this weekend have been postponed due to the threat posed by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Italian authorities have applied restrictions on public gatherings and sporting events in the Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto regions. This has already led to the postponement of the Italy v Scotland clash in the women’s …

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Top Individual Performers In The Six Nations So Far

Six Nations top players

For Ireland, it was yet another loss to England on Sunday as they fell to a 24-12 defeat – a final scoreline which certainly flattered the visitors.  This was Ireland’s third consecutive defeat to England and any positivity which stemmed from their opening two wins against Scotland and Wales is now firmly in the rearview mirror. France are now in …

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“The Scoreline Flattered Us In The End” – Andy Farrell On Ireland Defeat

Andy Farrell

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell didn’t pull any punches when he spoke after his side’s one-sided 24-12 loss to England at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon.  Farrell, speaking to Virgin Media’s Sinéad Kissane after the game, admitted that the 12-point margin of victory for England flattered Ireland. “We compounded a few errors, didn’t we in the first half? The second half …

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O’Gara Suggests Ireland Adapt Japan Attacking Style After Dismal Loss

Ireland O'Gara

The post-mortem on Ireland’s troubling 24-12 loss to England in Twickenham this afternoon has already started and will continue for a long time to come.  The finishing scoreline flattered Andy Farrell’s side following a last-minute try from Andrew Porter but there can be no papering over the cracks that this game exposed. England dominated Ireland in every aspect of the …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Fall To Humbling England Defeat In London

Ireland player ratings

Player ratings as England record a 24-12 victory over Ireland.  ___ Ireland fell to their third consecutive defeat to England on Sunday as they were completely overpowered by a dominating English side at Twickenham. Ireland were their own worst enemy at times as they made crucial errors in their own in-goal area which led to the opening two tries from …

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Mistakes Prove Costly As England Steamroll Ireland In Twickenham

England Ireland

England 24 Ireland 12 England put an end to Ireland’s Grand Slam and Triple Crown hopes with an outstanding 12-point win in Twickenham on Sunday afternoon. It was a disastrous start for Andy Farrell’s side who conceded two poor tries from baffling mistakes from Johnny Sexton and Jacob Stockdale while they had to wait for 51 minutes before they could …

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Ireland Outclassed As England Stroll To Dominant Six Nations Victory

England Ireland

England Women 27 Ireland Women 0 Reigning champions England kept their hopes for a Grand Slam alive with a dominant bonus-point win over Ireland in front of a full house in Doncaster. Despite looking very composed in their opening two wins against Scotland and Wales, Ireland were utterly outclassed by the home side in this afternoon’s encounter who wrapped up …

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Coronavirus Postpones Six Nations Clash Between Scotland & Italy

Italy’s clash with Scotland in the Women’s Six Nations which had been scheduled for Sunday has been postponed due to coronavirus fears. Italian authorities made the decision to cancel all sporting events in the Veneto and Lombardy regions with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte holding a press conference on Saturday. Three Serie A games were also called off including Inter Milan …

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Quiz: Name The Top Irish & English Try Scorers In The Six Nations

Ireland England quiz

Ireland and England will do battle at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon in the third round of this year’s Guinness Six Nations championship. Ireland go into Sunday’s clash with two wins from two and a renewed sense of confidence which yielded a gritty victory over Scotland and an impressive bonus-point performance over Wales. England, meanwhile, suffered an opening-round loss to France …

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England v Ireland: Combined Six Nations XV As Chosen By You

England Ireland

Ireland travel to Twickenham today to face their old foes England in the hope of continuing their Grand Slam hunt while collecting the Triple Crown en route.  Andy Farrell’s side have enjoyed a positive start to their Guinness Six Nations campaign, overcoming Scotland before producing a convincing performance to beat Wales. However, his first away test may prove to be …

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