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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup Georgia Men International Men Ireland Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Ireland 23 Georgia 10

Ireland scrapped to a 23 – 10 win against Georgia in the Autumn Nations Cup at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Billy Burns and Hugo Keenan both crossed, either side of a try from Georgia’s centre Giorgi Kveseladze, in an upbeat first half. However, the visitors dug in in the second half and Ireland…

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup Georgia Men International Rugby Men Ireland Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Teams up for Ireland v Georgia.

The teams are up for the final Pool A match in the Nations Cup featuring Ireland and Georgia. The match, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, kicks off a 14:00 on Sunday evening, 29th November and will be shown live on C4 and Amazon Prime. The Ireland side features Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale, Stuart McCloskey, Billy Burns,…

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

Ireland Women: 2020 Six Nations Wrap

The Women’s 2020 Six Nations was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The campaign was paused on the 20th March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. An attempt was made to complete the competition on 24th October and 1st November 2020 but an coronavirus outbreak in the French camp led to the competition being cancelled…

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup England Men International Rugby Men Ireland Men

Autumn Nations Cup: England 18 Ireland 7

The Nations Cup progressed yesterday afternoon with England producing a dominant performance against Ireland at Twickenham. The lack of atmosphere gave the occasion the feel of a trials match and the teams responded accordingly. England gave their defensive patterns a good work out but Ireland struggled to get their attacking plays into gear, their attritional…

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup England Men International Rugby Men Ireland Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Teams up for England v Ireland.

The second round of the Autumn Nations Cup takes place this weekend after a fairly sedate start last week. You can catch up with the fixtures, results and our associated coverage here and there are replays of each game available on Amazon Prime. After a fairly low key start last week, with only the Scotland…

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup International Rugby Men Ireland Men Wales Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Ireland 32 Wales 9

Ireland kicked off their Nations Cup campaign with a convincing win against Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Friday evening. Neither side created much, in a drab match, but Ireland managed to get over the line twice with Quinn Roux and James Lowe bagging a try each. Ireland (16) 32 TRY: Quinn Roux, James Lowe  CON: Johnny…

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup International Rugby Men Ireland Men Wales Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

It’s a crazy old world at the minute and the unique circumstances, we find ourselves in, have seen the formation of the Autumn Nations Cup as an extension of the, only just completed, Six Nations tournament. In a mad scramble to address the huge deficits in the coffers of the Six Nations teams they have…

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2020-21 International Rugby Men Ireland Men

John Cooney left out of Irish squad… again

Having omitted John Cooney from his international squad for the final 2020 Six Nations matches, many thought the scrum half had done enough to force his way back into Andy Farrell’s plans for the Autumn Nations Cup with his PRO14 performances recently Cooney is the notable absentee from the squad announced on Thursday while Iain…

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2019-20 France Men International Men Ireland Men Six Nations

Six Nations: France 35 Ireland 27

France dashed any hopes Ireland had securing the Six Nations Championship. The home side produced a dominant second half to take the game, for Ireland, it was a performance littered with mistakes. France’s efforts were spearheaded by halfbacks Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack while up front, the forwards disrupted Ireland, with Gregory Alldritt and Charles…

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2019-20 France Men International Rugby Men Ireland Men Six Nations

Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v France

The teams have been announced for “Le Crunch” as Ireland travel to Paris for the final round of the 2019 – 20 Six Nations. They may be seven months behind schedule but the Six Nations has delivered another Super Saturday with three teams going into the final round with a chance of claiming the trophy.…

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Italy Women Six Nations

Six Nations: Ireland 21 Italy 7

Despite a slow start Ireland managed to see off the challenge of Italy in Round 4 of the Women’s Six Nations at Energia Park, Donnybrook, winning 21-7. On Saturday evening the Irish women resumed their Six Nations campaign eight months after their last fixture against an impressive English side who ultimately ended their grand slam…

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2019-20 International Rugby Men Ireland Men Italy Men Six Nations

Six Nations: Ireland 50 Italy 17

Ireland overpowered Italy to record a bonus point win and take control of the Six Nations, setting up a Super Saturday finish next weekend in this prolonged competition. Sat 31st Oct RD5 Wales Scotland 14:15 BBC Sport Sat 31st Oct RD5 Italy England 16:45 ITV Sport Sat 31st Oct RD5 France Ireland 20:10 BBC Sport…

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2020-21 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Italy Women Six Nations

Ireland Women: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

The teams have been announced for the refixed Six Nations fourth round match between Ireland and Italy. The match will take place at Donnybrook on Saturday evening. Kick off 18:30. It will be broadcast on RTE 2 but no coverage in the north as yet. Context The game is a bit of a dead rubber,…

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2019-20 International Rugby Men Ireland Men Italy Men Six Nations

Ireland Men: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

The teams have been announced for Saturdays rescheduled 2020 Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy. The match will be played behind closed doors at the Aviva Stadium but it will be broadcast live on ITV 1 in NornIron. Kick off 15:30 Context Ireland still have a chance of winning the Six Nations, as you…

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women International Rugby Women Ireland Women

Not another ruckin podcast.

FRU Favourites Fi Hayes and Ali Miller have kicked off the summer with “Not Another Rucking Podcast” on the Limor platform . It’s an entertaining run through their early careers, the effect of lockdown and promises to deliver some forthright analysis of the men’s and women’s All Ireland League rugby going forward. The pair have…

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

Ireland Women: Six Nations Review

Ireland Women’s Six Nations campaign was paused on the 20th March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ireland had completed three of the four rounds scheduled up to then, beating Scotland and Wales before coming up short against England. This leaves Ireland in third place on 9 points with big tests still to come with…

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2019-20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20: Six Nations Review

Normally we’d be making plans for our coverage of the World Rugby U20 Championship which were due to take place in northern Italy at the end of June. Ireland U20 Players Used. Ireland U20 Scorers Ireland U20 Meters Made Ireland U20 Tackles Completed Our picks for 2020 World Rugby Under 20 Championship On 20 March…

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2019-20 Club Rugby Women International Rugby Women Ireland Women Ulster Women

World Rugby launches Women Coaching Rugby Toolkit

World Rugby launches Women Coaching Rugby Toolkit to recruit and retain more female rugby coaches at every level of the game The World Rugby toolkit aims to assist unions in increasing the number of female rugby coaches globally The Toolkit is designed to create a robust framework and pathway to address barriers facing women in…

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2019-20 IRB U19 Rugby World Championship Ireland U19

Ireland U19: The IRB 2007 U19 Rugby World Championship

Thank’s to Bob Given digging out some of his old pictures we have new coverage of the The IRB 2007 U19 Rugby World Championship held in Northern Ireland between the 4th and 21st April 2007. The Tournament was split into two divisions of twelve teams. Division A games took place in Belfast at Belfast Harlequins’…

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2019-20 Ireland Men Rugby World Cup

Ireland Look a Good Bet for 2023 World Cup

The next World Cup is still three years away, however, all the leading nations will already be planning for that tournament in France. There have been ample signs during the 2020 Six Nations to suggest Ireland are a good bet at 12/1 to win the World Cup for the first time in 2023. Ireland got…

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2019-20 England Women International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

Women Six Nations. England 27 Ireland 0

Ireland’s hopes of a Triple Crown ended in Doncaster with, defending champions, England posting a five try win. The hosts bagged the try bonus in the first half with Sarah Hunter, Abby Dow, Jess Breach and Vicky Fleetwood all crossing. Ireland battled hard in the second half but a further try from England’s Sarah McKenna,…

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2019-20 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations: England 21 Ireland 39

I was just about to start my U20 Six Nations review when I noticed that I didn’t have a report up for Ireland’s Triple Crown winning game against England. I know we went straight into Schools Cup QF’s the next day and a lot of AIL and I meant to pick this up later. Amid…

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2019-20 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations. Teams up for England v Ireland

The teams have been announced for Ireland’s trip to Northampton to face England in the U20 Six Nations on friday night. Kick off 19:45. Both teams are undefeated with Ireland sitting at the top of the table a point ahead of their opponents having bagged a maximum 5 points from each of their two games…

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations Wales Women

Women Six Nations. Ireland 31 Wales 12.

Ireland Women recorded their second win in this seasons Six Nations, overcoming Wales and Storm Ciara to claim a 31 – 12 bonus point victory.  I thought this one would be closer, but it was a disappointing Welsh performance with Ireland seeing off early resistance to control the game quite comfortably.  IRELAND (17) 31 TRY:…