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Wales Make Two Changes For Visit Of France In Six Nations

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Wales have made two changes to their side ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations clash with France at the Principality Stadium (KO 4.45 pm). Gareth Davies comes into the side at scrum-half where he will form a half-back partnership with Dan Biggar. It is the only change to a backline including Hadleigh Parkes and Nick Tompkins in the midfield with Josh …

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The Twickenham Win That Sparked A New Chapter For Irish Rugby

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Originally published February 14, 2020 Ireland head into their Guinness Six Nations clash with England in high spirits having recorded back-to-back wins over Scotland and Wales in Dublin. Andy Farrell’s charges head to Twickenham Stadium knowing both a Triple Crown and the Grand Slam are at stake. Despite their, still, recent World Cup final appearance, England have looked patchy at …

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Nick Tompkins Promoted As Wales Name Team For Ireland Clash

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Wayne Pivac has made just one change to his Welsh side to face Ireland in the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday in the Aviva Stadium.  Following his impressive debut from the bench against Italy last week, scoring one try in the 42-0 win, Nick Tompkins is promoted to the starting XV for Saturday’s clash in Dublin. The 24-year-old Saracens centre …

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Manu Tuilagi Ruled Out Of England’s Calcutta Cup Clash With Scotland

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Manu Tuilagi will miss England’s Six Nations clash with Scotland on Saturday following an MRI that confirmed the powerful centre has sustained a “low-grade groin strain”.  The Leicester Tigers man limped off after just 16 minutes of Sunday’s 24-17 defeat to France in Paris. BREAKING: Manu Tuilagi will miss England's Six Nations game against Scotland on Saturday after an MRI …

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Doris Set For Ireland Debut As Murray Retains Place In Starting XV

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Andy Farrell has named his Ireland side ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. The big news stemming from Farrell’s first-ever team announcement as head coach is that Munster’s Conor Murray will continue at scrum-half alongside new captain Johnny Sexton while Caelan Doris of Leinster gets the nod at number eight in what will be …

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Ireland To Face Scotland In 2020 Six Nations Opener


Andy Farrell will face Gregor Townsend’s Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in his first Six Nations game as Ireland head coach in February of next year. A full fixture list was announced today for both the 2020 & 2021 tournament with Ireland set to play all three home nations in the opening three rounds next year. Elsewhere, Grand Slam champions …

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Wales V Ireland: A Combined XV As Chosen By You

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We are just one day away from ‘Super Saturday’ when the winner of the Guinness Six Nations 2019 will be decided. All eyes will be on Cardiff in the second game where Wales take on Ireland with the Grand Slam in their sight. Ahead of the 2.45pm kick-off, we asked you to choose your combined XV from the named starting …

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Stander: Roof Open Or Closed, It Doesn’t Matter

CJ Stander has admitted that he would prefer to see the roof in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff closed for tomorrow’s pivotal Guinness Six Nations game between Wales and Ireland.  Traditionally, the decision on whether the roof remains open or closed lies with the visiting team and speaking to the media in Carton House yesterday, Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt, …

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Wales V Ireland: Choose Your Combined XV From Starting Teams

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Wales and Ireland have named their teams for the Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam deciding game in the Principality Stadium on Saturday.  Liam Williams has been passed fit to play as Warren Gatland named an unchanged side from that which beat Scotland in Murrayfield last weekend. Captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal Welshman Gethin Jenkins’ total test appearance record as …

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Manu Tuilagi Turns Down Big Money Move To Racing 92

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England international, Manu Tuilagi has rejected an offer from French rugby powerhouse, Racing 92 in favour of signing a new deal with Leicester Tigers. The robust centre had been to France to discuss terms with the Parisians but has since decided to stay loyal to the club with whom he has spent his entire career. The 27-year-old said on Leicester’s …

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“That’s Johnny, Isn’t It?” – Kearney Rejects Criticism Of Sexton Outburst

Leinster and Ireland full-back, Rob Kearney has defended teammate, Johnny Sexton, following criticism of his outburst during their Guinness Six Nations win over Italy last month. The Ireland out-half was visibly annoyed after being substituted in the 78th minute and aimed critical comments at Jacob Stockdale who had dropped a pass just moments before. Many have criticised Sexton’s approach, especially when dealing with …

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Simon Zebo: “There’s No Need To Press The Panic Button”

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Former Ireland international, Simon Zebo, believes Ireland can recover from their poor performance against Italy but backs Wales to win the Six Nations Championship. Joe Schmidt’s men recorded a bonus-point win over the Italians in Rome on Sunday but looked a far cry from the team that beat the world champions, New Zealand, just three months. The half-back pairing of …

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Combined Ireland & Scotland XV As Chosen By You

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Ireland travel to BT Murrayfield today to take on Scotland in the second round of the Guinness Six Nations (kick-off at 2.15pm). Following last week’s comprehensive loss to England, Joe Schmidt’s side need a win to keep their Championship hopes alive. Meanwhile, Scotland go into the game on the back of a bonus-point win over Italy. During their last encounter in …

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Scotland V Ireland: Choose Best Combined XV From Starting Teams

Gregor Townsend and Joe Schmidt have named their respective teams for tomorrow’s Guinness Six Nations clash between Scotland and Ireland at BT Murrayfield.  Schmidt has been forced into making a number of changes with Robbie Henshaw, Devin Toner, CJ Stander, and Garry Ringrose all ruled out through injury following last week’s loss to England. Into the Ireland team comes Jack Conan, …

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