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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Face England

Ireland Joe Schmidt England Six Nations

Joe Schmidt has named his side to face England at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday in the opening round of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations.  As reported throughout the week, Robbie Henshaw has been named to start at fullback as Schmidt continues to put his trust in the centre partnership of Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose. In addition to Henshaw, Keith …

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Eddie Jones Names England Team To Face Ireland

Eddie Jones England Ireland Six Nations

Eddie Jones has named his England side to face Ireland on Saturday in Round 1 of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations Championship.  Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated clash at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin is the tie of the round and Jones’ side will be looking to avenge their defeat to Ireland in Twickenham last year. “I think it is quite clear to …

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CJ Stander Wary Of “Power Athlete” Billy Vunipola Threat

Billy Vunipola CJ Stander Ireland England

CJ Stander says he is expecting a physical but smart performance from England when Eddie Jones’ side line out against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  This eagerly-anticipated clash between these two old rivals has all the makings of a classic and many are expecting England to produce a performance considering their promising form in November and also the …

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“I’d Love To Start Them All” – Carbery Hoping To Get The Nod From Joe Schmidt

Joey Carbery Ireland

Joey Carbery has admitted he would love to start all games for Ireland for the upcoming Six Nations but knows that the final decision rests with Joe Schmidt.  Carbery’s form at outhalf for Munster this season, especially in recent weeks as the southern province recorded victories over Leinster, Connacht, Gloucester and Exeter, has begun conversations around the potential for the …

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“Billy Does What He Does Best” – Earls Ready For Vunipola Threat

Keith Earls Ireland England Vunipola

Keith Earls is expecting a typically physical Six Nations encounter with England this weekend as Ireland look to get their title defence off to the best possible start.  Matches between these two teams are always high in the physicality stakes and with England seeing the return of Mako and Billy Vunipola, Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes among others, there is a …

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“It Does Make Me Think, ‘Is He Serious About That?'” – Schmidt On Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones Joe Schmidt

The beginning of the 2019 Six Nations moved that one step closer with the official launch of the competition taking place at Hurlingham Club in Fulham this morning.  The captains and coaches of all competing nations in both the men’s and women’s competitions were present for a hectic day of media interviews. Unsurprisingly, the mouth-watering clash between Ireland and England …

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This Isn’t A Six Nations Squad, It’s A Squad To Beat Ireland – Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones England Ireland Six Nations

It’s hard not to get caught up in Six Nations fever this week as Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland named their respective squads.  The beginning of the tournament is a little over two weeks away and once the final round of European action is finalised this weekend, attention will all be on ‘Rugby’s Greatest Championship’. For the first weekend of fixtures, …

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England Receive Huge Injury Boost As Ireland Six Nations Opener Looms

Billy Vunipola England Injury Joe Launchbury

England have received a big injury boost ahead of their 2019 Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 2nd.  Saracens’ Billy Vunipola looks set to play for his club this weekend in the Gallagher Premiership. Vunipola has been absent since he fractured his arm while playing for Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup against the …

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Farrell Cites Leinster Loss As An Example Of How To Turn Things Around

Owen Farrell England Saracens Leinster

The fine line between winning and losing can boil down to confidence England rugby co-captain Owen Farrell told The Guardian on Tuesday. The 27-year-old fly-half — who has just completed a degree in management and leadership — said this was behind England’s largely disappointing year in 2018 which saw them tamely surrender their two-year reign as Six Nations champions and …

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Maro Itoje Emerges As A Doubt For Six Nations Opener Against Ireland

Maro Itoje Ireland Six Nations England

Maro Itoje has emerged as a doubt for England’s 2019 Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd.  Saracens confirmed today that Itoje suffered a knee injury during international duty with England. The 24-year-old has a chip in his kneecap and will be sidelined for “a number of weeks”. According to a report in The Telegraph, …

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Sam Burgess Blames “Egos” And “Selfish Players” For 2015 World Cup Failure

Sam Burgess England Rugby

The announcement of Andy Farrell as the new Ireland head coach after the 2019 World Cup has brought on plenty of commentary surrounding his time with England leading into the 2015 showpiece and with any conversation about that ill-fated tournament, the subject of Sam Burgess is never far away.  For Burgess, he has often been used as a scapegoat for England’s failure to …

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“We Want To Play Them Tomorrow!” – Eddie Jones Eyes Up Ireland

Eddie Jones Ireland

Eddie Jones has overseen a successful November window which saw England defeat South Africa, Japan and Australia while they suffered a narrow one-point defeat to world champions New Zealand.  After a disappointing Six Nations and a series loss to South Africa during the summer, the improvement in results will come as a welcome relief to Jones who must have been …

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Watch: Owen Farrell In The Spotlight Again With No Arms Tackle

Owen Farrell England Izack Rodda

So the vast majority of people on social media reckon Australia should have been awarded a penalty try due to Owen Farrell’s no-arms tackle on Izack Rodda at the end of the first-half.  At half-time, it’s currently deadlocked at 13-13. England got off to a bright start and took a 7-0 lead thanks to a Jonny May try which was …

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