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SRU Announce Fund To Assist Clubs During Coronavirus Outbreak

Scottish Rugby Fund

The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) have announced a funding initiative which seeks to help clubs who are facing financial difficulty due to the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19).  A Club Hardship Fund (CHP) of £500,000 will be made available to clubs in Scotland who have cash flow problems and other financial issues due to the impacts of now postponed fixtures and …

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Wales & Scotland Name Teams For Six Nations Clash On Saturday

Wales Scotland teams

Wales and Scotland have both named their respective sides for their 2020 Guinness Six Nations round five clash at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.  Despite numerous sporting events being cancelled/postponed or at the very least, played behind closed doors due to the outbreak of Covid-19/coronavirus, this Saturday’s Six Nations clash in Cardiff is still due to go ahead. …

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How Ireland Can Win The Six Nations After Scotland Surprise

Six Nations Permutations

Scotland’s surprise 28-17 win over Grand Slam chasing France at Murrayfield has blown this year’s championship wide open with Fabien Galthie’s side now in a three-way battle for the title alongside England and Ireland.  Galthie will have learned a lot about his squad who were disjointed and error-strewn long before Mohammed Haouas’ brainless punch on Jamie Ritchie at the end …

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

Six Nations referees

Officially, the Six Nations enters its penultimate weekend with two matches taking place in the fourth round.  However, as we know, the outbreak of Covid-19 has played havoc with the scheduling of rugby fixtures with Ireland’s clash with Italy, originally due to take place today, postponed alongside England’s trip to Rome to take on Italy next weekend. It’s likely that …

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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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