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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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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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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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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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Wales Make Two Changes For Visit Of France In Six Nations

wales team france

Wales have made two changes to their side ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations clash with France at the Principality Stadium (KO 4.45 pm). Gareth Davies comes into the side at scrum-half where he will form a half-back partnership with Dan Biggar. It is the only change to a backline including Hadleigh Parkes and Nick Tompkins in the midfield with Josh …

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“You See The Boys Gravitating Towards Him” – Farrell On O’Connell Impact

Paul O'Connell

Andy Farrell has drawn on the experience of Munster and Ireland legend Paul O’Connell as his side prepares for the eagerly-anticipated clash with England at Twickenham on Sunday. In O’Connell’s distinguished career, the Limerick man came up against England on 13 occasions, winning eight times and coming out on the wrong side of the result five times. Six of those …

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Andy Farrell Names Ireland Team For England Clash On Sunday

Ireland team England

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named his team to take on England at Twickenham on Sunday in round three of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.  Farrell has opted for continuity as he has named the same XV which started the win over Wales at the Aviva Stadium last time out. This sees Cian Healy, Rob Herring and Tadhg Furlong …

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Official Watch: A Guide To This Weekend’s Six Nations Referees

Six Nations Referees

The 2020 Guinness Six Nations enters the third round stage this weekend. Here we take a look at the referees who will officiate the three crucial matches which take place across Saturday and Sunday. Ben O’Keeffe – Italy v Scotland New Zealander Ben O’Keeffe has refereed just three games in the Six Nations, one each in the last three editions …

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Blow For England As Mako Vunipola Absent From Squad For Ireland Clash

Mako Vunipola

Mako Vunipola has not been included in England’s 33-man squad as Eddie Jones’ side begin preparations for the visit of Ireland to Twickenham on Sunday in round three of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.  The RFU released a squad update this afternoon and it confirmed that Vunipola has travelled back to Tonga due to “family reasons”. This will come as …

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“He’s Been In That Gym For 10 Months Working His Ass Off”

Dan Leavy

Such is the strength in depth which Leinster have in the back-row at the moment, you would almost be forgiven in forgetting that the eastern province has two Ireland internationals waiting to make their return from long-term injury.  Both Jack Conan and Dan Leavy are closing in on making their first appearances of the season. Conan is expected to be …

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The Twickenham Win That Sparked A New Chapter For Irish Rugby

Ireland England

Ireland head into their Guinness Six Nations clash with England in high spirits having recorded back-to-back wins over Scotland and Wales in Dublin. Andy Farrell’s charges head to Twickenham Stadium knowing both a Triple Crown and the Grand Slam are at stake. Despite their, still, recent World Cup final appearance, England have looked patchy at best in the opening rounds …

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Andy Farrell Outlines His Admiration For Eddie Jones

Andy Farrell Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones has been coaching at the highest level for over 20 years.  In that time, the Australian would have witnessed the transformation of rugby union – the game looks completely different now from what it did in the late 1990s. Yet, the coach has been successful in the majority of the roles has taken throughout his coaching career. A …

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