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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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Georgia’s Hopes Of Entering Six Nations Dealt Major Blow

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Jonny Gray of Scotland tackles Vasil Lobzhanidze of Georgia during the Autumn Test Match between Scotland and Georgia at Rugby Park on November 26, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite recent reports, Georgia’s hopes of being given the chance to earn a spot in the Six Nations have been shot down, after chief executive John Feehan insisted there are no vacancies in the competition. There have been calls from many, including Sir Clive Woodward, to introduce promotion and relegation. However, Feehan has ruled out any changes to the Six …

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Rob Howley Announces Powerful Wales Squad For Tournament Defining Six Nations Clash With Scotland

Wales Training Session

Wales interim head coach Rob Howley has announced his 23-man squad for the trip to Scotland for round three of the Six Nations, a clash which will likely define the tournament for both sides. Following their bruising 21-16 defeat to England in Cardiff on February 11th, Wales will be looking to bounce back and continue their push to catch Ireland …

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Watch: Stuart Lancaster Has Defiantly Defended His Time As England Coach

Northampton Saints v Leinster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

Stuart Lancaster, currently enjoying a coaching role with Leinster Rugby, has defended his time in charge of England before the dominant reign of current boss Eddie Jones. Appearing on RTE’s Against the Head, the former England boss revealed that he is thrilled to have extended his contract with the Dublin-based provincial set-up and is looking forward to the rest of …

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The Epic British And Irish Lions XV Based On Six Nations Form To Date

Lions And All Black Jersey Logos For The 2005 Brit

The 2017 Six Nations Championship is now two rounds old and, much like last year, it is England who are rumbling towards a series victory, with Ireland leading the chase to catch the streaking Red Rose. In the first season where bonus points are being employed in the marquee test championship, it is shaping up to be another enthralling tournament. …

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Brian O’Driscoll Reveals the Fastest Player He Ever Played With Or Against

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Brian O’Driscoll was part of a golden generation of Ireland rugby success and had the fortune of securing Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam and numerous caps for the British and Irish Lions. Playing alongside the likes of O’Gara, O’Connell, Stringer, Hayes, Foley, Galwey and Wallace, O’Driscoll is Ireland’s record try scorer and most capped international. As such he knows …

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Georgia’s Inclusion In Six Nations Could Be Set To Take A Massive Step Forward

Tonga v Georgia - Group C: Rugby World Cup 2015

The Georgian Rugby Union has long harboured aspirations of Six Nations participation and given their steady improvement within the world rugby landscape, there is now growing support for just that. Currently the twelfth-ranked side in world rugby, Georgia are a relatively young union by global standards. Founded as recently as 1964 while under the yoke of Soviet rule, theirs is …

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