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Guy Noves Has Selected A France Team Fit For One Clear Purpose

France, fresh off the back of dashing Scotland’s slim Grand Slam hopes, travel to the Aviva on Saturday to take on Ireland in the late kick-off. Ireland meanwhile, routed Italy last time out, running in nine tries in the Stadio Olimpico. Joe Schmidt is set to name his XV for the clash later day with Jonothan Sexton expected to make …

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Ireland Put Pressure On Nigel Owens Ahead Of Showdown With France

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Referee Nigel Owens waches on during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Patersons Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Last season saw Ireland endure two very physical encounters with France in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and 2016 Six Nations. During their heated World Cup pool game in Cardiff, Joe Schmidt’s side lost Peter O’Mahony, Paul O’Connell and Johnny Sexton to injury, as the French seemed to target the Irish fly-half with their powerful ball carriers. Following the 2014 …

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A Hypothetical Rugby XV Made Up Of Premier League Footballers

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Peter Crouch of Stoke City (R) wins a header during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Bet365 Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

With the Six Nations well underway, here we take a look at some Premier League stars that would make admirable rugby players if they switched to the oval ball.  _________ 1. Loosehead Prop: Jonathan Walters A powerful, physical and terrifying opponent, Walters would be perfect for the front row. _________ 2. Hooker: Wayne Rooney The perfect build for hooker, Rooney’s vision …

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Watch: Vodafone Releases Epic Trailer For Documentary On Ireland’s Historic Win Over The All Blacks

When Ireland defeated New Zealand in Chicago’s Solider Field on November 4 last, there ended a 111-year record of heartbreak for the Irish and began a new chapter in their long standing rivalry. Joe Schmidt’s men, fuelled by the emotions of the recent passing of their friend, colleague and coach to some Anthony Foley, put on a performance that they …

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