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A Combined England-Ireland XV As Voted By You

England Ireland Combined XV

With England and Ireland both announcing their starting XVs for Saturday’s clash at Twickenham on Thursday, we thought it would be interesting to see who would win out on a head-to-head basis.  Today, we asked you to vote in a poll to choose your combined XV based on the starting sides announced by Eddie Jones and Joe Schmidt. In some …

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Jaco Peyper Withdraws From Refereeing England V Ireland On Saturday

Jaco Peyper

World Rugby have confirmed that Jaco Peyper will not referee Saturday’s Test match between England and Ireland at Twickenham.  Peyper was originally pencilled in to be the man in the middle for the 3 pm kick-off on Saturday but due to flight and preparation issues, the 39-year-old South African has been stood down from the Test. Because of “significant” flight …

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Ireland Have The Chance To Make History This Weekend Against England

Ireland

For Ireland, their sole focus will be on delivering a performance when they take on England at Twickenham on Saturday. Their opening warm-up game, which saw Joe Schmidt’s side emerge 29-10 victors over Italy, was a non-affair but where exactly this Ireland team are with regards to their ability and confidence will be known once the full-time whistle is blown …

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Eddie Jones Names Powerful England Side For Ireland Challenge

Eddie Jones has announced his team for England’s clash with Ireland on Saturday.  Jones has made a number of changes to the side which lost to Wales in Cardiff last time out as captain Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs make their first starts of the summer. Jones said: “The players have come back in a very good physical …

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Numbers Aren’t There For 7s And 15s To Thrive – Lynne Cantwell

Lynne Cantwell

It’s an interesting time for women’s rugby in Ireland.  Saturday saw another milestone reached with the first double-header taking place at Energia Park where Leinster’s opening pre-season friendly of the summer acted as the curtain-raiser for Leinster’s women who opened their interprovincial series with a 34-6 victory over Connacht. This was the first round of the women’s interprovincial championship which …

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A More Mature Jack Conan Is Now Ready To Grab World Cup Chance

Jack Conan

“This time around is a lot different and (I’m) now really coming into my own performance-wise.”  This time four years ago Jack Conan received his first cap for Ireland as he looked to make a late surge into Joe Schmidt’s final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. That cap came in a warm-up game against Scotland at the …

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“He’s Like A Ballerina” – Heaslip Backs Conan To Beat Stander To Eight Shirt

Jack Conan

Ireland are creeping ever-closer to their final 31-man World Cup squad.  Last week, the original 45-man squad was reduced to 43 when Rory Scannell and Ultan Dillane returned to Munster and Connacht, respectively. Joe Schmidt’s side then played their first warm-up game of the summer on Saturday which saw a 29-10 victory over Italy. On Wednesday, Schmidt reduced the squad …

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Joe Schmidt Provides Update On Joey Carbery Injury

Joey Carbery

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has said that the ankle injury suffered by Joey Carbery in Saturday afternoon’s win over Italy at the Aviva Stadium is “stable”.  The Auckland-born out-half left the field on a stretcher 10 minutes into the second half with an ankle injury. Carbery attempted to walk off the field but he struggled to put weight on …

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Andy Farrell Wants To See What Jean Kleyn Can Bring To The Table

Jean Kleyn

All going according to plan, Jean Kleyn will make his Ireland debut on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.  The 25-year-old South African has completed his three-year residency period which sees him qualify to play for Ireland just in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He’s been named to start on Saturday which could also see an international debut for …

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