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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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TV Details For This Weekend’s Six Nations Action

Six Nations Tv Details

After a down week, the 2020 Guinness Six Nations returns this weekend with England v Ireland at Twickenham the highlight of the action.  Ireland head to London knowing that a win will secure a Triple Crown, which would be their first since 2018 and their sixth in the Six Nations era (since 2000). A win would also likely set up …

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“He’s Been In That Gym For 10 Months Working His Ass Off”

Dan Leavy

Such is the strength in depth which Leinster have in the back-row at the moment, you would almost be forgiven in forgetting that the eastern province has two Ireland internationals waiting to make their return from long-term injury.  Both Jack Conan and Dan Leavy are closing in on making their first appearances of the season. Conan is expected to be …

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Andy Farrell Outlines His Admiration For Eddie Jones

Andy Farrell Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones has been coaching at the highest level for over 20 years.  In that time, the Australian would have witnessed the transformation of rugby union – the game looks completely different now from what it did in the late 1990s. Yet, the coach has been successful in the majority of the roles has taken throughout his coaching career. A …

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Andy Farrell Explains The Dynamic Between Him And His Son Owen

Andy Farrell Owen Farrell

[This article was originally published in the build-up to Ireland’s clash with England at Twickenham in February.]   ___ This isn’t exactly new territory for Andy Farrell.  The Ireland head coach has been involved in the national setup on these shores since 2016 when he performed the role of defence coach under Joe Schmidt. In that time, he has coached against …

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Caelan Doris Set For Return As Andy Farrell Gives Squad Update

Andy Farrell

Andy Farrell has confirmed that there are no fresh injury worries for Ireland ahead of their trip to Twickenham to take on England next weekend.  The Ireland head coach was speaking in Cork City this afternoon after the Irish team took part in a three-day training camp. A number of players were released for provincial duty this weekend and Farrell …

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U20 Star Mark Hernan Relishing Prospect Of Hit Out With The Seniors

Mark Hernan

It’s been a pretty a successful two-week period for Irish rugby.  The senior men, the Ireland U20s and the women are two from two in their respective Six Nations competitions. For the U20s, they have the most points on the board, with back-to-back bonus-point wins against Scotland and Wales keeping their Six Nations title defence firmly on track after 2019’s …

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