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Ireland Have The Chance To Make History This Weekend Against England

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For Ireland, their sole focus will be on delivering a performance when they take on England at Twickenham on Saturday. Their opening warm-up game, which saw Joe Schmidt’s side emerge 29-10 victors over Italy, was a non-affair but where exactly this Ireland team are with regards to their ability and confidence will be known once the full-time whistle is blown …

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Updated World Rankings After Exciting November Internationals

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The November internationals have come and gone and with that some movement in the World Rugby official rankings.  Ireland’s 100% record throughout the month has seen them further consolidate their number two ranking while they have narrowed the gap further on number one ranked New Zealand. Wales have further cemented their third-place ranking with wins over Scotland, Australia, Tonga and …

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All Blacks Grip On No.1 Spot In Danger As Ireland Close In

Kieran Read of the All Blacks and Conor Murray

The All Blacks’ grip on the number one spot in the World Rugby rankings is beginning to loosen after their shock 34-36 loss to the Springboks in Wellington on Saturday.  Steve Hansen’s side produced an uncharacteristic error-strewn performance as a lively South African side punished their southern hemisphere rivals en route to a famous victory. The result comes as a …

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Ireland Scale New Heights In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Mitsubishi Estate Series 3rd Test, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia 23/6/2018 Australia vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray celebrates after the game

Ireland remain in second place in the latest World Rugby rankings, but have also hit a new milestone. Their dramatic series-clinching 20-16 victory over Australia in Sydney last Saturday has seen Joe Schmidt’s side move past the 90-point mark for the first time in the 15-year history of the rankings system. It marks the end of a stunning season for …

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England Slip To Two-Year Low In Latest World Rugby Rankings

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 09: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, shakes hands with team captain Owen Farrell (R) after their defeat during the first test match between South Africa and England at Elllis Park on June 9, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s poor form in 2018 has seen them slip out of the World Rugby rankings top three. Eddie Jones’ side began their South African tour with a 42-39 defeat to the Springboks in Johannesburg – their fourth test defeat in a row – and having fallen behind Ireland earlier in the year, England have slipped below Australia into fourth place. It is …

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Scotland And Italy Slip In Latest World Rugby Rankings

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12: A scuffle breaks out during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Scotland at Stade de France on February 12, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The latest round of Six Nations fixtures has seen a slight alteration in the World Rugby rankings, and it doesn’t make good reading for Scotland or Italy. The two sides suffered defeat at the weekend (albeit in very different circumstances) and have each slipped one place in the latest rankings as a result. Having lost 22-16 to France in Paris …

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