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Ireland’s Six Nations Campaign: A Tale Of Two Out-Halves

Johnny Sexton Paddy Jackson Ireland

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has some tough decisions to make over the remaining Six Nations games as Leinster’s Johnny Sexton returns to the fold for international selection.  Sexton has been Ireland’s star player for the best part of the last five years, but now there is a new kid on the block, Ulster’s Paddy Jackson. Sexton and Jackson are …

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Players In The Six Nations Thus Far

Six Nations EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Keith Earls of Ireland during the RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This season’s Six Nations Championship has already seen some brilliant performances. For some, the stand out was Louis Picamoles’ awesome illustration of power in defeat against England. For others, it may have been Stuart Hogg running Ireland ragged in the opening game of the Championship, or CJ Stander’s hat-trick against Italy, while Owen Farrell’s match-winning assist against Wales will rank among the …

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Statistically Speaking This Is The Best XV Of The Six Nations So Far

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 11/2/2017 Italy vs Ireland Ireland's CJ Stander

For some time now, the guys over at rugby.net have compiled lists detailing the best players in the world. Using mathematically generated data, they claim to objectively rate players from each of rugby’s elite competitions. Using their Rugby Net Rating Engine, thy interoperate an array of statistics, give them a weighting according to the competitions in which they were recorded and publish them using …

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Ireland Once Again Dominate Official Six Nations Team Of The Week

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 11/2/2017 Italy vs Ireland Ireland's CJ Stander

After reflecting on another bruising weekend of action, the Six Nations have once again published their team of the week. As was the case following the first weekend of action, Ireland once again dominate the team with five inclusions. CJ Stander and Paddy Jackson have retained their places in the official selection and are joined by Gary Ringrose, Keith Earls …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

This weekend we were treated to two brilliant Six Nations fixtures. England and Wales played out one of the most physical games seen this season, while France and Scotland offered up a hugely entertaining spectacle in Paris. Ireland’s demolition of Italy will inevitably bring questions over their future participation in the tournament, particularly as Georgia’s demand for inclusion has grown louder in …

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Ireland Dominate Official Six Nations Team Of The Week

Despite suffering a 27-22 defeat at the hands of Scotland on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, Ireland dominate the official team of the week. Altogether, Joe Schmidt’s side have six players included; Jack McGrath, Tadhg Furlong, CJ Stander, Sean O’Brien, Conor Murray and Paddy Jackson. Scottish fans will be wondering how such a selection came about, particularly as …

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Ireland Give Injury Update On Johnny Sexton Ahead Of Italy Clash

Johnny Sexton with Head Coach Joe Schmidt Mandatory Credit

With Ireland falling to a disappointing 27-22 defeat to Scotland in their opening Six Nations fixture, the pressure is on to respond in strong fashion against Italy next weekend. The loss at Murrayfield has destroyed any hope of a grand slam for Joe Schmidt’s side, but a bonus point win in Rome on Saturday would at least put them back …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Lions Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Anyone who thought that Ireland and England were simply counting down to a final day showdown in Dublin were shocked in Dublin this weekend. Scotland produced some brilliant running rugby to beat Ireland in Murrayfield, opening up an Irish defence that looked flat-footed in the face of the agile Stuart Hogg and the skilful Huw Jones. Although Ireland’s power game …

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Watch: Stuart Hogg Rips Through Irish Defence To Score

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been the consensus pick to be the British & Irish Lions Test fullback during this summer’s tour of New Zealand and it’s not hard to see why. The Glasgow outside back opened the scoring for Scotland after capitalising on a long bounce pass from clubmate Finn Russell before ripping the Irish defence wide open with a …

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Jimmy Gopperth Backs Paddy Jackson To Lead The Line For Ireland

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 22: Paddy Jackson of Ulster kicks a penalty during the Champions Cup Pool 5 game between Ulster Rugby and Exeter Chiefs at Kingspan Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

With the news that Jonathan Sexton will miss Ireland’s Six Nations opener due to injury, the duty to lead the line falls at the feet of Paddy Jackson. The Ulster out-half spear-headed the November win over Australia, but heading into the championship without Sexton has many fans worried. Former Leinster fly-half Jimmy Gopperth was today speaking to Pundit Arena and feels …

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Ireland Face Massive Injury Concern Ahead Of Six Nations

In this week's edition of The Oval Office Podcast, we speak to the Pro12 Communications Director Adam Redmond, who outlines how the league will evolve in the coming seasons. https://soundcloud.com/punditarenarugby/we-speak-to-the-pro12-communications-director-adam-redmond-and-cover-all-the-recent-rugby-action

Ireland’s Six Nations preparations have been halted somewhat after Johnny Sexton was forced off the field during Leinster’s European Rugby Champions Cup match against Castres on Friday night. The fly-half limped off the field 22 minutes into Leinster’s 24-24 draw with the French side with a calf injury, raising concerns over his availability ahead of the Six Nations. Indeed, while the …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Flyhalf Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Jonathan Sexton of Ireland and Owen Farrell of England shake hands followinng the final whistle during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The ninth installment in the series takes a look at the options available to Warren Gatland and his coaching team at number ten for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. One of the most pivotal positions on a rugby pitch, only two out and out fly-halves were chosen for the 2013 Lions tour of Australia – …

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