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Only Two Scottish Players Included In Official Six Nations Team Of The Week

Scotland v Wales - RBS Six Nations

After a truly memorable weekend of Six Nations action, Championship organisers have unveiled their team of the week. As is always the case, tournament sponsors, Accenture, have used an algorithm that observes statistical relationships alongside hands-on tweaks to produce a score for every player. According to an article published in The Guardian during 2013, “the algorithm combines weighted values for every action …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland’s 19-9 Win Over France

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 25/2/2017
Ireland vs France
Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton celebrates kicking a drop goal
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

1. “You Have To Earn The Right To Go Wide” It’s one of the most repeated statements you will hear during the Six Nations and a policy Ireland dogmatically adhere to. Throughout the week leading up to the game, commentators argued that Ireland needed to move France around the field and avoid getting involved in an arm wrestle against a …

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Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s Enthralling Clash With France

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 25: Conor Murray of Ireland takes on Baptiste Serin of France during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Ireland beat France 19-9 in the Aviva on Saturday evening in a make-or-break game for their Championship hopes. With Johnny Sexton returning from injury to take his place at out-half, Irish fans in the main were expecting a win over a French side who had lost to England in the first round of fixtures but had edged Scotland in Paris …

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Paddy Butler Tells Us How France Have Evolved Their Game Under Guy Noves And Who Ireland Need To Target This Weekend

France v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

Despite playing two games so far in the Six Nations Championship, France remain somewhat of an unknown quantity. Although they suffered defeat in Twickenham on the opening weekend of the tournament, Guy Noves and his players will have taken a great deal of confidence from their performance against England. Nevertheless, while the French players celebrated their win over Scotland, the adventure …

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

France v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

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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