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Watch: George North Storms Through Ireland’s Defence To Score Wales’ Opening Try

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 4, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 10/3/2017 Wales vs Ireland Wales' George North celebrates scoring their first try

Wales have taken the initiative in their Six Nations clash with Ireland at the Principality Stadium. Trailing 3-0 to Ireland approaching the halfway point of the first half, the Northampton winger displayed sheer power and athleticism to put Rob Howley’s side ahead. It proved to be a disastrous few minutes for Ireland as the try came almost immediately after Johnny Sexton …

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Earlier Than Expected Date For Lions Squad Announcement Heaps Pressure On Fringe Players

British and Irish Lions Press Conference

Late last week the British and Irish Lions media team circulated an email confirming that Warren Gatland would name his squad on April 19. The unveiling of the touring squad will be the centrepiece of a well coordinated day designed to facilitate the various media organisations from across the rugby world. However, while fans and commentators look forward to April 19 …

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How Ireland Could Lose To Wales And Still Win The Championship Even If England Beat Scotland

Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

When Six Nations organisers first hinted at the introduction of the bonus point system, supporters were generally supportive of the idea. After all, bonus points are used in each of rugby’s most prestigious tournaments as a means of fostering attacking rugby. However, due to the format of the Six Nations, the bonus point system isn’t entirely fair. Indeed, John Feehan, the chief …

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Detailing Ireland’s Chequered History With Wayne Barnes

Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Writing in the Irish Times on Wednesday, Gavin Cummiskey summed up the apprehension felt by many Irish fans ahead of their side’s clash with Wales by headlining his article following Joe Schmidt’s squad announcement with “Referee the only concern as Schmidt names expected team”. Although Cummiskey’s headline raised some eyebrows, it’s fair to say that Ireland’s relationship with Wayne Barnes has been …

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The Greatest Lions XV Of The Professional Era

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

The Lions have toured on five occasions since the dawn of professionalism. When rugby turned professional in August 1995, many questioned whether or not touring sides such as the British and Irish Lions had a place in the modern game. However, since the dawn of professionalism, the Lions have toured on five occasions. Nevertheless, while the Lions may have struggled for …

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