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Watch: Wales Should Feel Outraged For Not Being Awarded This Try

England have secured a hard-fought 12-6 victory over Wales in an absorbing encounter at Twickenham this evening.  Two first-half tries from Jonny May proved to be the difference as Eddie Jones side never gave up the lead produced by the Leicester Tigers winger. A mistake from Rhys Patchell, who had a tough day at the office, led to May’s opening …

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Ireland’s Thrashing Of Italy Has Certainly Come At A Cost

Ireland’s 56-19 victory over Italy at the Aviva Stadium sets them up nicely for the visit of Wales in two weeks time.  However, injuries to three of Ireland’s key players has left a sour taste in the mouth on what was otherwise a great afternoon’s work for Joe Schmidt’s side. Tadhg Furlong was the first casualty who went off with …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Secure Eight Try Rout In Dublin

Eight tries from Ireland secured a mammoth 56-19 victory over Italy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.  Joe Schmidt’s side had the game wrapped up at half-time but they would have been annoyed to concede three tries to Italy in the second half. Injuries to Tadhg Furlong and Robbie Henshaw will be a worry to Ireland but here are our …

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Andy Farrell Set For Ulster Role After Completion Of Six Nations

Andy Farrell is one of the most highly regarded defensive coaches in world rugby at the moment and he is currently playing a key role in the Irish set-up as he looks to further implement his systems and structures on an Irish side yearning for Six Nations glory.  He has also helped out at provincial level in Ireland with the most …

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Wales Suffer Injury Blow Ahead Of England Battle At Twickenham

We’re just a few hours away from the hugely anticipated clash between England and Wales at Twickenham.  Both sides come into the Round 2 clash after securing opening day wins against Italy and Scotland respectively and with there being plenty of verbal sparring coming from Eddie Jones in recent days, it has just added another level of intrigue to an …

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Manu Tuilagi Makes His Return To The Aviva Premiership This Weekend

It’s hard to believe it has been a month since the last round of the Aviva Premiership but England’s top-level club rugby competition returns this weekend.  Many teams will have players away on international duty, with some teams worse off than others, which adds an extra level of intrigue and uncertainty with regards to how the results will pan out …

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Munster Release Statement On Gerbrandt Grobler And Name Team For Zebre

Munster have just named their side to take on Zebre in Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash at Thomond Park.  Duncan Williams starts for the southern province and in doing so will make his 150th appearance, joining a prestigious list of players in reaching the significant milestone. In all there are 12 changes to the team which best Castres in the Champions …

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