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Cian Healy: We Need To Reinforce What We Stand For

Cian Healy Ireland France

Cian Healy is confident that Ireland can put in an improved performance when they take on France on Sunday in the penultimate round of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations.  Ireland, of course, have been below par thus far in this championship but they still have a chance of reclaiming their title thanks to their wins against Scotland and Italy after …

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“People Started To Go Into Their Shells” – Kearney Reflects On Ireland Mistakes

Rob Kearney Ireland Six Nations

Ireland will hope for continued improvement in their performance when they take on France at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Sunday.  Since the disappointing opening round defeat to England, Joe Schmidt’s side have got their campaign back on track thanks to consecutive wins over Scotland and Italy. However, what remains a major talking point and worry among supporters is their respective …

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Ireland Provide Injury Update With France Clash Looming


Ireland have issued an injury update as they begin preparations this week for Sunday’s clash with France at the Aviva Stadium.  There are a number of injury concerns surrounding the Irish squad and the IRFU have addressed these in their latest update. Robbie Henshaw, who has been missing since he started at fullback against England in the opening round, is …

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France Name Team To Take On Ireland This Weekend

France Team Ireland

Jacques Brunel has named his starting XV to take on Ireland on Sunday in the penultimate round of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations championship. France have named an unchanged starting XV for Sunday’s trip to Dublin and it seems the Brunel is happy with what his side produced as they recorded their first win of the campaign in round three. …

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Schmidt Confident On Sexton Availability And Hopeful On Carbery Injury

Ireland Sexton Carbery

Joe Schmidt offered an injury update on some of Ireland’s key players when he spoke to the media this afternoon at an open training session at Queen’s University, Belfast.  The Ireland head coach is confident that Johnny Sexton will be fit for next weekend’s clash against France at the Aviva Stadium. Joey Carbery is also in contention which dampens reports …

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Ranking The Top 10 Moments From The Weekend’s Six Nations Action

Top 10 Six Nations

There was no shortage of exciting moments from Round 3 of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations.  From Italy putting it up to Ireland for large periods at the Stadio Olimpico to the French flair on display in Paris and of course, Josh Adams’ last-gasp try to seal the win against England at the Principality Stadium – there is plenty of contenders …

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Vote For Your Six Nations Team Of The Weekend

Six Nations Team Of The Weekend

After round three off the 2019 Guinness Six Nations, Wales are in pole position for the championship and the Grand Slam after their 21-13 victory over England at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.  Elsewhere, France got their first win of the tournament with a victory over Scotland in Paris while Ireland are still in contention thanks to their bonus point win …

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The Top Performers As Ireland Escape Rome With Bonus Point

Ireland Italy Six Nations

It wasn’t a perfect performance by any stretch of the imagination but Ireland did what was required to come out on top against Italy with a bonus point which keeps their slim hopes of retaining their Guinness Six Nations crown alive for another two weeks.  The Six Nations now takes a break with action not returning for a fortnight and …

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10 Quickfire Conclusions From Ireland’s Bonus Point Win Over Italy

Ireland Italy Six Nations

Ireland still have a slim chance of reclaiming their Guinness Six Nations crown thanks to their bonus point 16-26 victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome this afternoon.  However, what will be most concerning for Irish supporters will be the performance of the team who look a shadow of the side who brilliantly defeated the All Blacks just …

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Error-Strewn Ireland Survive Italy Scare To Emerge With Bonus Point

Ireland Italy Six Nations

Ireland avoided a shock defeat to Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome this afternoon as they eventually emerged with a four-try 16-26 victory.  Ireland were 16-12 behind at halftime and deservedly so. Their play, not only in the opening 40 minutes but in the second half too, was full of uncharacteristic unforced errors with a clear nervous energy running through …

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England And Wales Set For Movement In Rugby World Rankings

Wales England World Rankings

Saturday’s results in round three of the Guinness Six Nations means we will see some movement when the official world rankings are updated on Monday.  France’s bonus point 27-10 victory over Scotland in Paris will see them move up two places in the world rankings from 10th to 8th. Scotland remain in 7th but their loss to Jacques Brunel’s side …

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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Face Italy

Joe Schmidt Ireland team Italy

Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team to take on Italy in Rome in the Guinness Six Nations on Sunday.  The Ireland head coach has made four changes to the starting XV which beat Scotland at Murrayfield two weeks ago. In the front row, there are first Six Nations starts for Dave Kilcoyne and Sean Cronin while Tadhg Furlong continues …

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