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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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“I Was Gutted For The Last 3 Or 4 Days, Absolutely Gutted With My Performance”

Johnny Sexton

Wednesday’s video review session would have been tough viewing for the Ireland squad as they reflect on their disappointing showing against England at Twickenham on Sunday.  There were very few positives, perhaps an improved showing in the second half and some impact from the bench, but overall, Ireland were dismantled by a superior England side for the third time in …

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IRFU Respond To Simon Harris Six Nations Cancellation Recommendation

IRFU Coronavirus

The IRFU have issued a statement in response to Minister of Health Simon Harris’ comments this evening whereby he recommended that Ireland’s clash with Italy in the Six Nations be postponed.  Harris was speaking after the Department of Health and the National Public Health Emergency Team made a recommendation that the Six Nations fixture due to take place in Dublin …

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Department Of Health Recommends Ireland-Italy Postponement

Six Nations coronavirus

The Department of Health and the National Public Health Emergency Team have made a recommendation to the IRFU that next weekend’s Six Nations clash between Ireland and Italy at the Aviva Stadium should not go ahead amid fears of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe.  The coronavirus, which originated in the Wuhan region of China, has spread to Europe and especially …

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Joey Carbery Set For Further Surgery As Munster Provide Injury Update

Joey Carbery

Munster have confirmed that Joey Carbery will undergo further surgery as he continues his comeback from injury.  Carbery has been sidelined since Munster’s loss to Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium at the beginning of January. Carbery sustained a wrist ligament injury in that game which required surgery. The timeline for his recovery was between two and four months and Munster …

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Top Individual Performers In The Six Nations So Far

Six Nations top players

For Ireland, it was yet another loss to England on Sunday as they fell to a 24-12 defeat – a final scoreline which certainly flattered the visitors.  This was Ireland’s third consecutive defeat to England and any positivity which stemmed from their opening two wins against Scotland and Wales is now firmly in the rearview mirror. France are now in …

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“The Scoreline Flattered Us In The End” – Andy Farrell On Ireland Defeat

Andy Farrell

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell didn’t pull any punches when he spoke after his side’s one-sided 24-12 loss to England at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon.  Farrell, speaking to Virgin Media’s Sinéad Kissane after the game, admitted that the 12-point margin of victory for England flattered Ireland. “We compounded a few errors, didn’t we in the first half? The second half …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Fall To Humbling England Defeat In London

Ireland player ratings

Player ratings as England record a 24-12 victory over Ireland.  ___ Ireland fell to their third consecutive defeat to England on Sunday as they were completely overpowered by a dominating English side at Twickenham. Ireland were their own worst enemy at times as they made crucial errors in their own in-goal area which led to the opening two tries from …

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Quiz: Name The Top Irish & English Try Scorers In The Six Nations

Ireland England Quiz

[Please note that this quiz was originally created just before the clash between England and Ireland at Twickenham in February] ___ Ireland and England will do battle at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon in the third round of this year’s Guinness Six Nations championship. Ireland go into Sunday’s clash with two wins from two and a renewed sense of confidence which …

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Boost For Munster As Andrew Conway Signs Contract Extension

Andrew Conway

Munster have been boosted with the news that three players in their senior squad have signed contract extensions.  Andrew Conway, who is arguably in the form of his career, has signed a three-year contract extension which will ensure that he will be playing his rugby in the red of Munster until the end of the 2022/23 campaign. The 28-year-old is …

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“You See The Boys Gravitating Towards Him” – Farrell On O’Connell Impact

Paul O'Connell

Andy Farrell has drawn on the experience of Munster and Ireland legend Paul O’Connell as his side prepares for the eagerly-anticipated clash with England at Twickenham on Sunday. In O’Connell’s distinguished career, the Limerick man came up against England on 13 occasions, winning eight times and coming out on the wrong side of the result five times. Six of those …

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Andy Farrell Names Ireland Team For England Clash On Sunday

Ireland team England

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named his team to take on England at Twickenham on Sunday in round three of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.  Farrell has opted for continuity as he has named the same XV which started the win over Wales at the Aviva Stadium last time out. This sees Cian Healy, Rob Herring and Tadhg Furlong …

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Blow For England As Mako Vunipola Absent From Squad For Ireland Clash

Mako Vunipola

Mako Vunipola has not been included in England’s 33-man squad as Eddie Jones’ side begin preparations for the visit of Ireland to Twickenham on Sunday in round three of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.  The RFU released a squad update this afternoon and it confirmed that Vunipola has travelled back to Tonga due to “family reasons”. This will come as …

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