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Jack O'Toole
22-year-old journalism student who writes about sports from time to time. Follow Jack on Twitter at @jackjotoole

Mike Brown Insists He’s Passionate And Not ‘The Angry Man’

England fullback Mike Brown insists that he’s just a passionate player and not ‘the angry man’ that fans often perceive him to be. Brown, who is England’s most capped fullback of all time, claims that his passion on the field is often misunderstood as anger and likened his approach to the game to that of England teammate Owen Farrell. “You’ve got …

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Tom Wood Cleared To Play Against Wales But Could Still Face Axing

Northampton and England flanker Tom Wood has been cleared to play against Wales on Saturday after overcoming a shoulder injury in the wake of England’s 19-16 win over France last weekend. Wood played the full 80 minutes against the French but was seen leaving Twickenham with his arm in a sling, which raised concerns over his availability for England’s second round trip …

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Italy v Wales – Player Ratings

Wales opened their Six Nations campaign with a 33-7 win over Italy in Rome as second-half tries from George North, Jonathan Davies and Liam Williams saved Welsh blushes. An Eduardo Gori try put Italy four points clear at halftime as Conor O’Shea’s charges took a surprising 7-3 lead at the break before Wales rallied in the second-half to pull away …

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Winners And Losers – Scotland v Ireland

Ireland

Scotland kicked off their 2017 Six Nations campaign with a stunning 27-22 win over Ireland at Murrayfield. Saturday’s win marked the first time since 2006 that Scotland had won a Six Nations opener as a brace from Stuart Hogg and an opportunistic try from Alex Dunbar was enough to stave off the challenge of a resurgent Ireland who mounted a …

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Five Quick Conclusions From England V France

England maintained their unbeaten record under Eddie Jones with a 19-16 win over France at Twickenham. Four penalties and a conversion from Owen Farrell and a late Ben Te’o try were enough to seal England the win after substitute prop Rabah Slimani put France ahead by finishing off an excellent team try. The loss of the Vunipola brothers, Billy and Mako, along …

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Scotland v Ireland Player Ratings

Scotland secured their first home Six Nations win in more than 10 years on Saturday with a 27-22 win over Ireland at Murrayfield. A Stuart Hogg brace and an opportunistic try from Alex Dunbar was enough to see Scotland stave off a late Irish fightback as Vern Cotter sealed his first win over Ireland from five attempts. Ireland were underwhelming …

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Watch: Stuart Hogg Rips Through Irish Defence To Score

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been the consensus pick to be the British & Irish Lions Test fullback during this summer’s tour of New Zealand and it’s not hard to see why. The Glasgow outside back opened the scoring for Scotland after capitalising on a long bounce pass from clubmate Finn Russell before ripping the Irish defence wide open with a …

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Exclusive: Chris Fields “If A Fight Goes To A Decision That Just Means The Teacher Broke It Up”

Later this month, and nearly a year to the day since his last fight, SBG’s Chris Fields will headline Bellator MMA’s first show in Belfast against former Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Liam McGeary. Fields, who defeated Dan Konecke in his Light Heavyweight debut at BAMMA 24 last February, will face McGeary in the main event of Bellator 173, in what will be McGeary’s first fight since …

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Exclusive: James Gallagher Talks New Money, Online Hate And Chasing World Titles

December 16 2016 was the biggest night of James Gallagher’s blossoming young career. ‘The Strabanimal’ submitted the wildly unorthodox Anthony Taylor with a rear-naked choke 1:52 into the third round to secure his fifth professional win and his fourth pro victory via submission. As Gallagher leapt up off the canvas following referee Marc Goddard’s intervention, the 20-year-old sprinted towards the opposite side of …

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