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Wayne Pivac Confirms “Two Or Three” Wales Players Contracted Coronavirus

Wales rugby coronavirus

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has confirmed that “two or three” players in his squad have contracted coronavirus (COVID-19).  Pivac, who took over from Warren Gatland after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, endured a difficult start to his maiden Six Nations campaign with just one win recorded against Italy while suffering defeats against Ireland, France and England. Wales were due …

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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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Joe Marler Cited For Alun Wyn Jones Incident

Joe Marler

England prop Joe Marler has been cited for an incident with Alun Wyn Jones in his side’s 33-30 win over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.  10 minutes into the game, a melee broke out between both sets of players which culminated in Marler squeezing Jones’ genitalia. Marler wasn’t punished at the time for his actions but the Six Nations have …

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England Clinch Triple Crown Despite Dramatic Wales Comeback

England Wales

England 33 Wales 30 England have won the Triple Crown after a powerful and dominant performance saw them emerge 33-30 winners over Wales at Twickenham. Much of this match was played in the air as kickers on both teams were keen to test out their opponent’s back-three. As we have seen so many times before, England tend to start games …

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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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England Name Side To Face Wales On Saturday

England team

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to face Wales on Saturday in the fourth round of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations championship.  England head into the clash at Twickenham off the back of a confidence-boosting win over Ireland where they completely outplayed Andy Farrell’s side. Jones’ selection sees both Mark Wilson and Anthony Watson come into the …

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Wales Make Two Changes For Visit Of France In Six Nations

wales team france

Wales have made two changes to their side ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations clash with France at the Principality Stadium (KO 4.45 pm). Gareth Davies comes into the side at scrum-half where he will form a half-back partnership with Dan Biggar. It is the only change to a backline including Hadleigh Parkes and Nick Tompkins in the midfield with Josh …

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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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Djougang Try Clinches Bonus-Point As Ireland Storm To Win Over Wales

ireland wales womens

Ireland 31-12 Wales Ireland welcomed Wales to Energia Park this afternoon in the Guinness Women’s Six Nations looking to build upon last week’s win over Scotland at the same venue.  Despite falling to a 24-5 defeat in their previous Six Nations meeting, Ireland entered the game as marginal favourites following Wales’ shock defeat to Italy in round one. While Ireland …

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“It Won Us The Game” Johnny Sexton Hails Conor Murray Performance

Murray Sexton

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium.  For the second week in a row, Johnny Sexton led his Ireland side to victory with a 24-14 bonus-point win over Wales in Dublin on Saturday afternoon.  It was a much-improved performance from Ireland in comparison to last weekend’s drab victory over a stubborn Scotland side. Significantly, Ireland were a lot more dangerous …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Secure Bonus-Point Win Over Wales

Ireland Player Ratings

Player ratings as Ireland record a 24-14 victory over Wales.  Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium  Ireland were looking for a performance after last week’s muted win over Scotland and they provided that in spades. Andy Farrell’s team claimed a 24-14 victory over Wales at the Aviva Stadium in a game which yielded four tries and a bonus point …

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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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Quiz: Name The Top Irish And Welsh Try Scorers In The Six Nations

Ireland Wales Quiz

[Please note that this quiz was originally published in February before the meeting of Ireland and Wales in the second round of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.] ___ Ireland and Wales will do battle on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium in the second round of this year’s Guinness Six Nations championship.  These two teams have been involved in some memorable …

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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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Johnny Sexton Sought Paul O’Connell Advice For New Captaincy Role

Sexton O'Connell

Johnny Sexton has long been a leader for both Leinster and Ireland but he is now entering new territory as captain of the national side.  Before this Six Nations, Sexton only captained Ireland on one occasion and that occurred recently – against Russia at the 2019 World Cup in Japan. When the debate surrounding who will be the official captain …

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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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Ireland Women’s Squad Named For Pre Six Nations Warm-Up Clash

Ireland Women Six Nations

Ireland women’s head coach Adam Griggs has named a squad of 26 for a training camp in Cardiff this weekend which includes an uncapped match against Wales as his side ramp up their preparations for the beginning of the Six Nations in two weeks’ time.  Speaking of his selection, Ireland Women’s coach, Griggs said: “We have had two quality camps …

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