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Ireland Issue Squad Update Following Bruising Defeat To England

Ireland issued a squad update on Monday following their Six Nations defeat to England at the Aviva Stadium, with a number of injury concerns present ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland. Winger Keith Earls who was on the receiving end of a couple of questionable challenges from Tom Curry and Maro Itoje suffered a hip pointer injury and will be managed …

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Ireland V England: A Combined XV As Chosen By You

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The excitement is rising ahead of tomorrow’s Guinness Six Nations clash between Ireland and England in the Aviva Stadium.  In anticipation of the game, and following yesterday’s team announcements, we asked you to select the best combined XV from the two teams. The results are in and Ireland lead the way in the team with nine representatives on the team. …

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Ireland V England: Choose A Combined XV From Starting Teams

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The Ireland and England teams for the highly-anticipated Guinness Six Nations opener in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday have been named. Both Eddie Jones and Joe Schmidt have named strong sides for the clash with England welcoming back Manu Tuilagi for his first Six Nations start since 2013 while George Kruis is favoured to Joe Launchbury. The Vunipola brothers also return …

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Joe Schmidt: “I Don’t Think It’ll Be Boring, It’s Going To Be Exhilirating”

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has responded to comments that his side will “bore the sh*t” out of England when the pair clash at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. England’s defence coach John Mitchell had outlined that he felt Ireland’s resilience would “bore” his side, but was keen to stress that Schmidt’s men are “arguably the best in the world.” …

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‘No One Thinks We Can Win’, Claims Eddie Jones Ahead Of Ireland Clash

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Eddie Jones insisted England’s belief in their ability to beat champions Ireland was intact even though “no one thinks we can win” the Six Nations clash in Dublin. Ireland, who defeated England 24-15 at Twickenham to complete a Grand Slam last season, will be favourites for Saturday’s match at the Aviva Stadium. But few serious observers have completely written off …

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Lawrence Dallaglio: Andy Farrell Is “The One That Got Away”

Former England captain, Lawrence Dallaglio, believes the English setup “regret” letting go of their former coach, Andy Farrell, as they prepare to lock horns with Ireland on Saturday. The Wigan native joined the national coaching ticket in 2012, however, upon his appointment in 2015, head coach, Eddie Jones, decided to sack the coaching staff that was in place. The British …

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O’Driscoll: Schmidt Will Switch Up Team Throughout Six Nations

Former Ireland rugby captain, Brian O’Driscoll, believes Joe Schmidt will have one eye on the World Cup and will look to explore his squad depth throughout this Guinness Six Nations campaign.  While Ireland appear to have a settled starting XV, with their eye-catching performances at provincial level, fringe players such as Will Addison and Joey Carbery are fighting tooth and nail …

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Stringer: Ireland Must Look To Rattle “Hothead” Farrell

Peter Stringer has said Ireland will look to get under the skin of ‘hothead’ England captain Owen Farrell when the teams meet in their Six Nations clash in Dublin. The build-up to Saturday’s match, which sees defending Six Nations Grand Slam champions Ireland up against an improving England at the start of a year culminating with the World Cup in …

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Report: England & Southgate To Make Big Play To Secure Rice This Week

England manager Gareth Southgate is reportedly set to personally check in on Declan Rice as the decision over the 20-year old’s international future edges over closer.  According to ESPN FC, Southgate will be attending West Ham’s clash with Wolves in the Premier League on Thursday night and will make a big play to secure his international services amidst competition from …

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Schmidt Has A “Love-Hate Relationship” With The Six Nations

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt admits he has a love-hate relationship with the Six Nations despite engineering three titles and a Grand Slam last season. The 53-year-old New Zealand-born coach will step down after this year’s World Cup having transformed the Irish from a demoralised outfit, when he took over in 2013, into the number two side in the world. Schmidt …

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England Add Jonathan Joseph To Squad For Ireland Opener

Bath centre Jonathan Joseph has been added to the England squad ahead of next week’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. Joseph will be part of a 36-player group that departs for a training camp in Portugal on Wednesday, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said. The 27-year-old returned to action for his club in Sunday’s Champions Cup game against Toulouse after …

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Southgate Has No Interest In Being The Next United Manager

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Gareth Southgate has insisted his work as England manager was far from done as he indicated he had no interest in taking charge at Manchester United any time soon. A recent report in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph said Southgate was on a shortlist being drawn up by Old Trafford chiefs as they sought a permanent replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho. …

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Eddie Jones Aims Dig At Sexton: “He Has A Bat Phone To The Referee”

England coach Eddie Jones believes Jonathan Sexton has a “bat phone to the referee” as he suggested the Ireland star receives preferential treatment from match officials. Jones’ side have the toughest possible start to their Six Nations Championship campaign, away to Grand Slam reigning champions Ireland on February 2. Fly-half Sexton, the World Player of the Year, is currently out …

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Owen Farrell Injury Hinders Preparation For Ireland Clash

England captain Owen Farrell has suffered a thumb injury which could rule the fly-half out of his side’s Six Nations opener away to Ireland in a fortnight. Farrell is expected to return in seven to 10 days’ time, and so could be ready for the match against the reigning Grand Slam champions in Dublin on February 2. He will undergo …

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