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Six Nations Confirm Postponement Of Irish Womens & U20s Fixtures

Six Nations Rugby have confirmed that the Women and U20 matches between Ireland and France have been postponed due to Covid-19. Earlier this week, the decision was made to postpone the corresponding mens game but a decision on the remaining fixtures between the sides was delayed. Ireland’s U20 side were due to take on France in Stade Aime Giral on …

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Wales-Scotland To Go Ahead As Six Nations Release Statement

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Six Nations Rugby have confirmed that Wales’ final clash with Scotland will go ahead on Saturday in the Principality Stadium despite fears over Covid-19. The corresponding U20 fixture between the nations will also go ahead, however, the women’s match has been postponed after a Scottish player tested positive for the coronavirus. It is the only fixture that will go ahead …

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Ronan O’Gara Explains Comments On Johnny Sexton’s Captaincy

Sexton O'Gara

Former Ireland international Ronan O’Gara has explained the comments he made about Johnny Sexton’s role as the Irish captain saying they were misinterpreted.  Speaking in the week after Ireland’s disastrous 24-12 defeat to England, the Munster legend suggested that his former understudy may have enough on his plate without having to deal with the pressure of leading the side as …

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TV Details Ahead Of Fourth Round Of Six Nations Action

Six Nations TV

After its break, the Guinness Six Nations returns this weekend with two highly-anticipated matches to look forward to.  While Ireland’s game against Italy, which was set for the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, was postponed due to fears over the coronavirus, the rest of the games in round four are going ahead as planned. First up, it’s the meeting …

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England v Wales: Combined Six Nations XV As Chosen By You

England Wales

England welcomes Wales to Twickenham Stadium today in the hopes of keeping their Six Nations Championship hopes alive with a Triple Crown on the line.  Both teams have welcomed back significant players from injury with Liam Williams and Josh Navidi joining Wales’ starting XV while Mark Wilson and Anthony Watson have been included in Eddie Jones’ side.  Ahead of this …

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England v Wales: Choose Combined XV From Starting Teams

England Wales

Wales travel to Twickenham this weekend to face England in the hope of getting their Six Nations campaign back on track following two losses on the bounce.  At the opposite end of the scale, England will bound into the clash with momentum after their comprehensive victory over Andy Farrell’s Ireland kept their hopes of a championship win alive. Eddie Jones’ …

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Pivac Makes Four Changes As Wales Name Team To Face England

Pivac Wales

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made four changes to his side for their Guinness Six Nations clash with England on Saturday in Twickenham. The reigning champions have suffered two defeats on the bounce, against Ireland in round two before falling 23-27 to France in Cardiff last month. However, there is very positive news for Pivac as Wales prepare for …

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Sexton Turning His Back To Critics As He Looks To Lead By Example

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“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” – American Football coaching legend, Lou Holtz. Criticism is part of the parcel of professional sport, some of it justified and constructive, a lot is completely unwarranted. The Irish rugby team probably endured more of the latter this …

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England Name 25-Man Training Squad Ahead Of Wales Clash

England squad

Eddie Jones has named a 25-man England squad for a three-day training camp in Oxford ahead of their Six Nations clash against Wales on March 7. Mako Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie have been excluded from the training camp in Oxford for family reasons but there is a return for Sale Sharks’ back-rower, Mark Wilson. The versatile forward sustained an injury …

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Cian Healy Ruled Out For Remainder Of Six Nations Campaign

Ireland have confirmed that prop Cian Healy will miss the remainder of the Six Nations campaign after sustaining a hip injury in the loss to England at Twickenham. Healy was replaced in the first half by Dave Kilcoyne with Ireland’s most recent squad update confirming that he will not feature in the remaining two games. The squad returned to Dublin …

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Eddie Jones Apologises Following “Declared At Half-Time” Jab At Ireland

England head coach Eddie Jones has apologised after saying that he felt his side’s 24-12 win over Ireland could have been “declared” at half-time as they led 17-0. Jones’ side were victorious in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham, dominating Andy Farrell’s men throughout with a host of individual errors costing Ireland in the first half. The defeat ended Ireland’s …

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O’Gara Suggests Ireland Adapt Japan Attacking Style After Dismal Loss

Ireland O'Gara

The post-mortem on Ireland’s troubling 24-12 loss to England in Twickenham this afternoon has already started and will continue for a long time to come.  The finishing scoreline flattered Andy Farrell’s side following a last-minute try from Andrew Porter but there can be no papering over the cracks that this game exposed. England dominated Ireland in every aspect of the …

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Mistakes Prove Costly As England Steamroll Ireland In Twickenham

England Ireland

England 24 Ireland 12 England put an end to Ireland’s Grand Slam and Triple Crown hopes with an outstanding 12-point win in Twickenham on Sunday afternoon. It was a disastrous start for Andy Farrell’s side who conceded two poor tries from baffling mistakes from Johnny Sexton and Jacob Stockdale while they had to wait for 51 minutes before they could …

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