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Ireland’s Thrashing Of Italy Has Certainly Come At A Cost

Ireland’s 56-19 victory over Italy at the Aviva Stadium sets them up nicely for the visit of Wales in two weeks time.  However, injuries to three of Ireland’s key players has left a sour taste in the mouth on what was otherwise a great afternoon’s work for Joe Schmidt’s side. Tadhg Furlong was the first casualty who went off with …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Secure Eight Try Rout In Dublin

Eight tries from Ireland secured a mammoth 56-19 victory over Italy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.  Joe Schmidt’s side had the game wrapped up at half-time but they would have been annoyed to concede three tries to Italy in the second half. Injuries to Tadhg Furlong and Robbie Henshaw will be a worry to Ireland but here are our …

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“He Has An Expectation Himself…” – Schmidt Hopes Larmour Will Rise To The Occasion

Sean McMahon reporting from Carton House. With Jordan Larmour being named on the bench for Saturday’s clash against Italy, there was no shortage of questions aimed at head coach Joe Schmidt during today’s media session surrounding the talented youngster. Larmour has been electric for Leinster this season both in the Guinness PRO14 and the Champions Cup but the 20-year-old faces …

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Jordan Larmour Set For Ireland Debut As Schmidt Names Team For Italy

With three consecutive home games coming up for Ireland, Joe Schmidt’s side have a great opportunity to stake a claim for Championship honours after overcoming the often tricky away trip to Paris.  Ireland, of course, snuck out of the French capital with a narrow 13-15 victory thanks to Jonathan Sexton’s late drop goal. The performance wasn’t without its flaws and …

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France’s HIA Controversy Escalates As Six Nations Release Second Statement

After an initial review by an independent Head Injury Assessment Review Processor, Six Nations Rugby have officially announced that two incidents have been referred to the HIA Review Panel. Some huge controversy arose during Ireland’s clash with France on Saturday as two French players were removed from the field of play for head injury assessments in highly questionable circumstances. Flyhalf …

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England Legend Heaps Praise On Sexton For That Drop Goal But Berates Ireland For That Performance

England and British and Irish Lions legend Jeremy Guscott has joined the chorus of praise that has rained down on Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton following his last-gasp drop goal heroics in Paris on Saturday. The veteran of three Lions tours, including the 1997 instalment that saw his own late drop goal seal victory and the series against South Africa in 1997, writing …

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Josh Van Der Flier Has Been Ruled Out For The Entire Season

Not only will Josh van der Flier miss Ireland’s next NatWest 6 Nations game against Italy as a result of the knee injury he picked up against France in Paris on Saturday, he will also miss the remainder of the competition and indeed the season. Van der Flier had to be replaced after just 25 minutes at the Stade de …

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Watch: ‘That’s A Shocking Call’ – Alan Quinlan Was Baffled By One Nigel Owens Decision Against Ireland

After some dramatic scenes saw Ireland snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at the Stade de France on Saturday, some Irish fans criticized the performance of the highly respected Nigel Owens. Nigel Owens is widely regarded as the best referee plying his trade in the rugby realm. However, much like all other walks of life, even the best are …

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Here’s Our Six Nations Team Of The Weekend

Well, the first weekend of this year’s Six Nations has come to a close and there is no shortage of talking points after an engrossing two days of rugby.  Scotland failed to deliver in their much-anticipated clash with Wales at the Principality Stadium, Ireland just about got over the line thanks to a dramatic last-gasp Jonathan Sexton drop-goal while England produced a …

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Six Nations Confirm Investigation Into France v Ireland Controversy

Six Nations Rugby Limited (SNRL) have confirmed in a press release today that they are ‘reviewing a number of incidents’ which took place in the match between France and Ireland on Saturday evening.  The controversy surrounds the injuries sustained to Matthieu Jalibert and Antoine Dupont, both players left the field with obvious lower limb injuries. Jalibert went off with a knee …

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“It Was Nothing Short Of A Disgrace!!!” – O’Driscoll Wants Answers For HIA Drama

After the dramatic final minutes of Ireland’s 15-13 over France at the Stade de France in Paris now beginning to settle in the hearts and minds of Irish supporters, attention is beginning to focus on the controversial HIA situation which also occurred during the end of the game.  In the 76th minute, replacement scrum-half Antoine Dupont suffered a knee injury …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Secure Dramatic Last Gasp Victory

Ireland secured a dramatic 15-13 victory over France at the Stade de France in Paris in a game which will live long in the memory  It was an absolute dogfight over an attritional 80 minutes but Ireland emerged victorious thanks to the boot of Jonathan Sexton and a dramatic last-minute drop goal from the Leinster man. Here we provide some player ratings …

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