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England Defeat Ireland By 17-7 In Women Sevens Olympic Qualifier

Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for 2020’s Olympic Games in Tokyo came to a halt as England found a way to secure their spot with a comeback victory.  England 17-7 Ireland  After two dominant wins in their opening pair of Rugby Europe Olympic Qualifying matches against Romania and the Czech Republic, Ireland finished second in Pool C after a losing out …

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Eddie Jones Adds Five Players To England World Cup Training Squad


Eddie Jones has added five new faces to his latest England World Cup training squad ahead of the announcement of the official training squad next week. An initial squad, which was named last week, omitted Danny Care, Nathan Hughes and Dylan Hartley all missing out. Danny Cipriani (Gloucester Rugby), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby), Courtney Lawes (Northampton …

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Report: Mike Catt To Join Irish Backroom Staff

Former England and Lions star Mike Catt is reportedly set to join the Irish backroom staff as their attack coach following the World Cup in Autumn. According to Brendan Fanning of Independent.ie, the IRFU are expected to announce the appointment in the coming days as Ireland complete their coaching roster, with Simon Easterby, John Fogarty, Richie Murphy and head-coach Andy Farrell. …

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Ireland Beat England By 42-26 In Strong World Championships Opener

Ireland ran out comfortable winners thanks to a strong second-half showing against England in their U20 World Championship opener. Noel McNamara and co. came into this one with some solid momentum on the back of their U20 Six Nations Grand Slam 2019 victory but after a World Cup last year that saw them disappoint, there was no doubt pressure on the …

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U20 World Cup: All You Need To Know As Ireland Kick Off Their Campaign

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The U20 Championship 2019 kicks off today in Argentina with Ireland in action in the first round against neighbours, England.  Last year’s competition was one to forget for Noel McNamara’s side but they go into the 2019 campaign brimming with confidence following their Grand Slam win in the Six Nations earlier this year. Ireland reached the final of the competition …

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Mako Vunipola Ruled Out For Three Months With Hamstring Injury


England Rugby have confirmed that Mako Vunipola will undergo surgery for a hamstring injury sustained during Saracens Heineken Champions Cup final win over Leinster last weekend.  The Saracens prop has been ruled out for three months meaning he will miss the remainder of the Premiership season. It is thought that Vunipola will be fit for England’s World Cup campaign in …

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Redmond Named In England Squad As Hope Of Irish Switch Fades

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Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League finals with Southampton’s Nathan Redmond making the 27 man selection. Redmond has had an excellent season with the Saints and the 24-year old had been reportedly scouted by Irish manager Mick McCarthy thanks to the Irish connections on his mother’s side. He had been called up to …

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England Show Strength And Depth To Edge Out Ireland

Ireland were looking to make history in Malahide having only beaten two full-members at home in ODI cricket before today’s game, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, while England were looking to take some form into their home World Cup later this month. After a delayed start due to the overnight rainfall on the outfield, the game was reduced to a 45 overs …

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Eddie Jones: Lions Head Coach Is An “Ambassador Job”

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Eddie Jones has dismissed the role of head coach of the British & Irish Lions as an “ambassador job” in a subtle dig at Warren Gatland. Speaking to the Brisbane Courier Mail, the England head coach also refused to rule out the possibility of succeeding Michael Cheika as the Australian boss. Current Wales head coach, Warren Gatland, has guided the …

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Michael Keane On Using Ireland As Stepping Stone: “I Felt Really English”

Everton defender Michael Keane has outlined that he “always dreamed of playing for England” despite first representing Ireland at underage level. The 26-year old had featured for Ireland’s U17s and U19s but switched his international allegiance and has featured frequently for England’s U21s as well as five appearances for their senior team. Keane was recently included in England’s squad for …

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