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English Rugby Bosses To Review ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ Anthem

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have confirmed that they will conduct a review into the historical origins of the adopted English rugby anthem, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’.  The anthem has been sung by English rugby fans since the late 1980s and in recent times, thousands of supporters at Twickenham have sung the song in what has become a common feature …

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Eddie Jones Signs New Contract Extension With England

Eddie Jones

England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a new contract extension which will see him remain in charge until the 2023 World Cup in France.  Jones’ current contract was due to expire in 2021 but it was expected that it would be extended, especially after the Australian guided England to the World Cup final last year. Jones has a win …

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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

England Wales

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

Six Nations referees

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

Italy England Six Nations

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

England team

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

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

[Please note that this quiz was originally created just before the clash between England and Ireland at Twickenham in February] ___ 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 …

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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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