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Quiz: The Starting XV Which Beat France In 2000 Six Nations

Ireland Rugby Quiz

On this day 20 years ago, a monumental day in Irish rugby occurred as Ireland defeated France in the 2000 Six Nations.  At the time, it was Ireland’s first win over France in 17 years and their first in Paris since 1972. It was also the day that a young Brian O’Driscoll announced himself to the rugby world with an …

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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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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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Ireland Name 35-Man Squad As France Preparation Begins

Ireland squad

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named a 35-man squad which will take part in a training camp this week at the IRFU High-Performance Centre in Abbotstown.  Ireland are now two weeks out from their next game, a clash with France in Paris in Round 5 of the Six Nations. Their Round 4 match with Italy was postponed amid the …

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

Six Nations Referees

The 2020 Six Nations enters the second round as Ireland take on Wales in Dublin, Scotland host England at Murrayfield while on Sunday, France welcome Italy to Paris.  Ireland, Wales and France will be looking to continue their good starts to the championship by recording successive victories while Italy, Scotland and England will be keen to get a win under …

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TV Details For This Weekend’s Six Nations Action

Six Nations TV

After the opening weekend of Six Nations action, the second round of ‘rugby’s greatest tournament’ is almost upon us. Ireland, Wales and France head into this weekend looking to secure a second successive win to enhance their title credentials. Meanwhile, Italy, England and Scotland are already under pressure after suffering opening-round losses. France’s win over England has blown the tournament …

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Magnifique! France Claim Famous Six Nations Win Over England

France England

France 24 England 17 France produced an excellent, if not at times an erratic performance to clinch a famous win over England at the Stade de France in Paris. France produced a superb start when Racing 92 winger Teddy Thomas broke through the English defence where he was hauled down on England’s 10m line. The home side went through the …

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Eddie Jones Names England Team To Face France

England Team

Eddie Jones has named his England team to face France in Paris on Sunday in the opening round of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations (KO 3 pm).  The starting XV includes the uncapped George Furbank of Northampton Saints. Furbank will start at fullback as Elliot Daly starts on the left wing with Jonny May on the right wing. Anthony Watson …

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TV Details For This Weekend’s Six Nations Action

Six Nations TV

The 2020 Guinness Six Nations championship is almost upon us.  The Spring festival of rugby will take place over six weeks and the action gets underway this weekend. Ireland will be looking to get the Andy Farrell era off to the best possible start over a Finn Russell absent Scotland side. It looks set to be a very interesting championship …

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France Name Six Nations Squad With 19 Uncapped Players

France Six Nations Squad

France have named their Six Nations squad ahead of the 2020 edition of the tournament.  New France head coach Fabien Galthie has named a revamped 42-man squad ahead of the Six Nations which includes a rather incredible 19 uncapped players. There will also be a new skipper and that honour has fallen to Toulon back-row Charles Ollivon. The 26-year-old has …

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Sebastien Vahaamahina Receives Ban For Wainwright Elbow

France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina has received a ban as a result of the red card he picked up for elbowing Aaron Wainwright in the face.  Vahaamahina committed the offence during the second half of Wales’ narrow one-point win over France in the World Cup quarter-final at the weekend. The 28-year-old announced his retirement from international rugby the day after the …

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France Take Offence Over Jaco Peyper Photo With Welsh Fans

Jaco Peyper

The vice-president of the French Rugby Federation has taken offence with the photo which emerged on social media of referee Jaco Peyper with Welsh fans.  Peyper, of course, officiated Wales’ one-point win over France in a dramatic quarter-final at the Oita Stadium on Sunday. The South African referee dished out a red card to second-row Sébastian Vahaamahina for elbowing Welsh …

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France Receive Red Card For Blatant Elbow In The Face

France red card

France face an uphill battle if they want to secure a semi-final spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  They currently lead 19-13 after 50 minutes but they will play the majority of the second half with 14-men. Jacques Brunel’s side were in a promising attacking position as their maul stopped just a few metres out from the French line …

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Mathieu Bastareaud One Of The Big Names Left Out Of France World Cup Squad

Bastareaud

Mathieu Bastareaud has been left out of France’s 37-man World Cup training squad as head coach Jacques Brunel revealed his selection today.  According to reports, Bastareaud’s exclusion is at the behest of incoming head coach Fabien Galthie who will take over from Brunel after the 2019 World Cup. The powerful centre was vice-captain throughout the Six Nations which makes his …

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