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Aviva Premiership Side Wasps Have Signed An Armitage Brother

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Guy Armitage of London Irish during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and London Welsh at the Madejski Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Reading, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

England now have an eligible Armitage brother to add to their already impressive squad. The younger brother of Delon and Steffon, Guy Armitage has been signed by Aviva Premiership side Wasps from Championship club London Welsh, according to Wasps’ official website today. The younger of the Armitage brothers has been making a name for himself lately for London Welsh, scoring twelve tries …

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The XV England Coach Eddie Jones Must Pick To Face France

during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England.

After England’s heroic hour against Wales on Saturday, the Red Rose are now one game away from securing their first grand slam in 13 years. Because of this, it is paramount that head coach Eddie Jones gets his selection right. There were a number of notable performances for England, none more so than young second row tyro Maro Itoje, who appears …

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England’s Players Demand A Pay Rise

England’s players are already the highest paid in international rugby. The Daily Mail have this morning reported that England’s rugby players are demanding a £10,000 increase on their existing £15,000 match fee. Their demand comes after the RFU announced that they raked in a record breaking £207.9 million in revenue last year, and would see England maintain their position as …

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England Coach Eddie Jones’ Vow Of Silence Speaks Volumes

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, faces the media during the media session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It’s Wednesday now and Eddie Jones has so far kept to his promise of not speaking to the media, over a fortnight after England’s victory against Ireland. One solitary interview with the RFU’s internal media aside, Jones has kept his own counsel and has stuck to his word. Yet though this be madness, there be method in’t. By not talking to …

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Video: RTÉ Release Barnstorming Promo For Ireland Vs England

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 24: Shane Horgan (L) of Ireland dives past Josh Lewsey of England to score his team's third try during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between Ireland and England at Croke Park on February 24, 2007 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

For many in Ireland, the count for the general election is the highlight of the day. For the rugby fans amongst us, it is different. Ireland travel to Twickenham to take on England in the Six Nations Championship, hoping to stop the Red Rose on their quest for the Grand Slam, as well as breathe fire into their own campaign. …

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Warren Gatland Reveals His Favourites For The Six Nations

The Six Nations championship is just weeks away, and things are building up quite nicely. Wales, Scotland and France named their squads today, and Welsh coach Warren Gatland was speaking in advance of the tournament, which he described to be shaping up as “a little bit of an unknown quantity”, as reported by RTÉ. England and France are looking to bounce …

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Three Great Wales Upsets In Modern Times

Wales go into today’s quarter-final with a heavily depleted side, and few give them a chance of overcoming a strong South Africa side. The Springboks lost their opening game to Japan, but since then, have built momentum and look like real contenders to go all the way. However, the Welsh have been known to be a side who can upset the …

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Systems Failure – How Wales Derailed Ireland’s Grand Slam

Joe Schmidt’s winning mentality kept Ireland within touching distance, but the Welsh were too much and now a Six Nations hangs in the balance.    The Grand Slam dream of 2015 is over, and Ireland were forced to wake up in the most emphatic fashion possible. Ireland sauntered into the Millennium Stadium confident yet focused, but it was the quiet …

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Post-US Open Thoughts

Eilís Brennan is here to discuss the main talking points of what has been a very eventful year of Grand Slams, particularly the recent US Open. Now it’s time to look forward to a new year with a new generation of players coming through. Tennis says goodbye to the Grand Slams for 2014 but with a few questions raised following the US Open.   _____ …

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Tennis Tuesday – Serena Hits 18

In this week’s edition of Tennis Tuesday, Eilís Brennan looks at all the latest news from this weekend’s conclusion to the US Open.  And with that, the Grand Slams are over for 2014. The US Open had its fair share of surprises and upsets. One thing that wasn’t a surprise was Serena Williams winning another Grand Slam title. _____ Serena reaches 18 …

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