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“If The Opportunity Arises Then I Definitely Plan On Taking It” – Stockdale

Jacob Stockdale Ireland Six Nations

The 2018 Six Nations was a memorable tournament for Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale.  The Ulsterman scored a Six Nations record seven tries during last year’s championship, three of which came from intercepts; against Italy, Wales and Scotland. Ireland will be looking to bounce back from their opening defeat to England at the Aviva Stadium when they take on the Scots at Murrayfield …

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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Face Scotland

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Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team to take on Scotland in Round 2 of the Guinness Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday. Injury has forced Schmidt’s hand as he has made a number of changes to the starting XV which lost to England last time out. In the second-row, Quinn Roux partners James Ryan as the Connacht man comes …

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Blow For Ireland As Garry Ringrose and Devin Toner To Miss Scotland Trip

Garry Ringrose Ireland

Ireland have been dealt a blow with the news that Garry Ringrose and Devin Toner have been ruled out of Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield.  The pair emerged as major doubts for the upcoming clash with Scotland when the IRFU issued an injury update on Monday afternoon revealing that Ringrose was suffering from hamstring tightness and …

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Stick Or Twist? Schmidt Set For Some Big Selection Calls This Week

Ireland Six Nations Joe Schmidt

When Joe Schmidt spoke to the media after Ireland’s 20-32 loss to England in the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday, he mentioned how the Irish players were “very quiet” before the game.  The Ireland head coach also revealed that the energy levels weren’t there. Now, this poses a problem. Why couldn’t the players get themselves up to the required mental …

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The Power Plays: How England Blitzed Ireland In 90 Seconds

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Just seconds from the kick-off in England’s 32-20 win over Ireland in the opening round of the Guinness Six Nations, you got the sense that Eddie Jones’ side were going to make the next 80 minutes as uncomfortable as possible for the reigning champions.  Owen Farrell executes his kick off to perfection by sending it long but also high, just …

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Ireland Count The Cost Of Bruising Loss To England

Keith Earls Joe Schmidt Ireland Six Nations

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium  There will be plenty of sore bodies around Carton House on Monday when the Ireland squad begin preparations for their trip to Murrayfield to take on Scotland.  In terms of the physicality and intensity which was evident at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Ireland were definitely second best. From the moment Jamie …

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England End Ireland’s Run With Dominant Win In Dublin

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Ireland 20 England 32 Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium England inflicted Ireland’s first defeat since the summer tour of Australia last year after scoring four tries, two in either half, as Joe Schmidt’s side couldn’t find an answer to the excellent kicking game and physical approach from the visitors. England made their intentions known almost immediately when they …

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England Attack Coach “Surprised” At Robbie Henhsaw Fullback Decision

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England attack coach Scott Wisemantel admitted he was surprised at Joe Schmidt’s decision to name Robbie Henshaw at fullback for tomorrow’s eagerly anticipated clash between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium.  Wisemantel and George Kruis addressed the media today at a city centre Dublin hotel and the duo were keen not to give too much away as they prepare …

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Joe Schmidt Expecting Big Impact From “Young Kid” Tom Curry

Joe Schmidt Tom Curry Ireland England Six Nations

Joe Schmidt, when speaking to the media on Thursday during Ireland’s team announcement, singled out praise for England’s Tom Curry who he expects could have a big impact on proceedings on Saturday.  Curry, who now has five caps at senior international level and made his debut as an 18-year-old in the summer of 2017, will start at openside for England …

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Peter O’Mahony: “Fear Is Always A Factor For Us”

Peter O'Mahony Ireland England

Peter O’Mahony put it simply when asked what drives Ireland to keep hitting the heights which they reached last year. An unforgettable 2018 which yielded a Grand Slam, a series win in Australia and a historic victory over the All Blacks in November – how does a team motivate themselves when they have achieved all they could have in the …

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