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Billy Vunipola Pledges Future To Saracens Despite Relegation

Billy Vunipola has pledged his future to Saracens despite the fact that the club have been relegated from the Premiership. The current domestic and European champions were confirmed to be relegated from English rugby’s top division following a second 35-point deduction was inflicted on the London-club following a salary-cap scandal which was exposed in 2019. With the club set to …

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Joe Marler Cited For Alun Wyn Jones Incident

Joe Marler

England prop Joe Marler has been cited for an incident with Alun Wyn Jones in his side’s 33-30 win over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.  10 minutes into the game, a melee broke out between both sets of players which culminated in Marler squeezing Jones’ genitalia. Marler wasn’t punished at the time for his actions but the Six Nations have …

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How Ireland Can Win The Six Nations After Scotland Surprise

Six Nations Permutations

Scotland’s surprise 28-17 win over Grand Slam chasing France at Murrayfield has blown this year’s championship wide open with Fabien Galthie’s side now in a three-way battle for the title alongside England and Ireland.  Galthie will have learned a lot about his squad who were disjointed and error-strewn long before Mohammed Haouas’ brainless punch on Jamie Ritchie at the end …

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England Clinch Triple Crown Despite Dramatic Wales Comeback

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England 33 Wales 30 England have won the Triple Crown after a powerful and dominant performance saw them emerge 33-30 winners over Wales at Twickenham. Much of this match was played in the air as kickers on both teams were keen to test out their opponent’s back-three. As we have seen so many times before, England tend to start games …

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

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Officially, the Six Nations enters its penultimate weekend with two matches taking place in the fourth round.  However, as we know, the outbreak of Covid-19 has played havoc with the scheduling of rugby fixtures with Ireland’s clash with Italy, originally due to take place today, postponed alongside England’s trip to Rome to take on Italy next weekend. It’s likely that …

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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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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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Top Individual Performers In The Six Nations So Far

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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

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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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“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

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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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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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TV Details For This Weekend’s Six Nations Action

Six Nations Tv Details

After a down week, the 2020 Guinness Six Nations returns this weekend with England v Ireland at Twickenham the highlight of the action.  Ireland head to London knowing that a win will secure a Triple Crown, which would be their first since 2018 and their sixth in the Six Nations era (since 2000). A win would also likely set up …

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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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“Now That Was Tough, I Was Back To Being A Parent Again”

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This isn’t exactly new territory for Andy Farrell.  The Ireland head coach has been involved in the national setup on these shores since 2016 when he performed the role of defence coach under Joe Schmidt. In that time, he has coached against his son, Owen, on four occasions as Ireland defence coach. Two wins in 2017 and 2018 followed by …

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