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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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Official Watch: A Guide To This Weekend’s Six Nations Referees

Six Nations Referees

The 2020 Six Nations enters the second round as Ireland take on Wales in Dublin, Scotland host England at Murrayfield while on Sunday, France welcome Italy to Paris.  Ireland, Wales and France will be looking to continue their good starts to the championship by recording successive victories while Italy, Scotland and England will be keen to get a win under …

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TV Details For This Weekend’s Six Nations Action

Six Nations TV

After the opening weekend of Six Nations action, the second round of ‘rugby’s greatest tournament’ is almost upon us. Ireland, Wales and France head into this weekend looking to secure a second successive win to enhance their title credentials. Meanwhile, Italy, England and Scotland are already under pressure after suffering opening-round losses. France’s win over England has blown the tournament …

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Ronan Kelleher Sets Sights On Six Nations Title After First Cap

Ronan Kelleher

You’ve got to appreciate Ronan Kelleher’s enthusiasm. It’s that trait and drive which brought him to the Aviva Stadium this weekend where he won his first cap for Ireland after coming on for Rob Herring in the 73rd minute of the 19-12 win over Scotland. The 22-year-old Dubliner has been a revelation this season, grabbing his opportunity with both hands …

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Andy Farrell Provides Injury Update After Bruising Win Over Scotland

Ireland injury update

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell provided an injury update in the aftermath of his side’s narrow 19-12 win over Scotland in the opening round of the 2020 Six Nations.  The incredibly physical encounter led to a few injury worries from an Ireland perspective. Caelan Doris and Dave Kilcoyne both departed the field for Head Injury Assessments (HIA). Doris only last …

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Scotland Name Team For Clash With Ireland In Dublin

Scotland Team

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named his side for their Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday (KO 4.45 pm).  Scotland go into this clash without the services of their influential out-half Finn Russell. Russell was disciplined by Scotland for a breach of team protocol last week and as a result, was not …

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TV Details For This Weekend’s Six Nations Action

Six Nations TV

The 2020 Guinness Six Nations championship is almost upon us.  The Spring festival of rugby will take place over six weeks and the action gets underway this weekend. Ireland will be looking to get the Andy Farrell era off to the best possible start over a Finn Russell absent Scotland side. It looks set to be a very interesting championship …

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Gregor Townsend Names Scotland Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

Scotland Six Nations Squad

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named a 38-man squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.  There are six uncapped players in the squad which include Glasgow Warriors trio Tom Gordon (back-row), Kyle Steyn (wing/centre) and Ratu Tagive (wing). They are joined by Edinburgh back-row pair Luke Crosbie and Nick Haining, with Gloucester’s former Scotland U20 lock, Alex Craig, completing …

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World Cup Quarter-Final Draw Confirmed After Superb Japan Victory

World Cup quarter finals

The quarter-final makeup of the 2019 Rugby World Cup is now confirmed after Japan’s sensational 28-21 victory over Scotland at the Yokohama Stadium.  Scotland took a 7-0 lead through a Finn Russell try but Japan dominated possession (79%) for the remainder of the half as they ran in three scintillating tries from Kotaro Matsushima, Keita Inagaki and Kenki Fukuoka to …

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IRFU Hit Back At “Completely False” Claims In Sunday Times Article

IRFU Sunday Times

The IRFU have hit back at claims by Sunday Times columnist Stephen Jones that Ireland and New Zealand were “vehemently opposed” to the possibility that the Pool A clash between Scotland and Japan could be rearranged.  Prior to the confirmation that today’s game would go ahead as scheduled, Scotland have been putting pressure on World Rugby to rearrange the game …

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World Rugby Confirm Scotland & Japan Will Go Ahead Today

Scotland Japan

World Rugby have confirmed that the final Pool A clash between Scotland & Japan will go ahead on Sunday (11.45 am UK & Ireland time) as scheduled.  Typhoon Hagibis has left 19 people dead, 16 people missing and more than 100 people injured according to the latest figures from Kyodo News. The destructive weather event as already played havoc with …

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Explained: The Three-Way Race For Qualification In Pool A

Pool A Qualification

There are just two matches remaining in Pool A of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with Ireland, Scotland and Japan all still within a shout of qualifying for the knockout stages.  Japan’s bonus-point victory over Samoa on Saturday has seen them go on top of Pool A with 14 points after three games played. Ireland are on 11 points with …

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Finn Russell Cross Field Kick The Highlight In Strong Scotland Win

finn russell

Scotland looked lacklustre against Ireland, to say the least. None more so than their mercurial out-half Finn Russell who failed to exploit what was seen as an inexperienced Irish backfield.  Gregor Townsend’s men bounced back in style, however, earlier today with a 34-0 win over Samoa to get their World Cup campaign up and running. The win piles a massive …

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Jacob Stockdale Happy To Prove His Critics Wrong

Sean McMahon reporting from Yokohama. Jacob Stockdale is happy to prove his critics wrong after he produced an excellent display in Ireland’s 27-3 win over Scotland in Pool A of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Stockdale has been criticised on occasion for his defensive performances, most recently in Ireland’s record defeat to England at Twickenham as part of their warm-up …

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