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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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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 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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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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2018-19 Ireland Men Sevens

RWC Sevens 2018: Ireland Men finish Ninth.

Ireland Men enjoyed a successful Rugby World Sevens Championship, improving on their 16th place seeding to finish the tournament in ninth place after a positional play off win against No. 6 seeds Australia in the early hours of this morning. The Ireland men’s team attracted positive comments throughout their five match campaign where their only…

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2018-19 Ireland Men Sevens

RWC Sevens 2018: Men’s Day 1

We’ll bring you up to date with progress in the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 Men’s championship while we wait for Ireland Women to continue their journey. The Men’s Championship features 24 teams, as opposed to 16 in the Women, which necessitated a preliminary round to get down to the last 16. This prelim round…

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2017-18 Ireland Men Sevens

Ireland Men Sevens European Grand Prix

They have been operating somewhat under our radar, but Ireland Men Sevens side take part in the final leg of the 2017 Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series this weekend in Exeter. With three legs already completed the series has been an outstanding success for Ireland men who won the competitions in Moscow and Clermont-Ferrand and…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: The History Boys.

Win, lose or draw tomorrow, this group of Ireland U20’s players have already made history, being the first Irish side to make the final of this Championship and to be honest they have done it in fine style scoring fourteen tries along the way.  You can read the full match reports and view stacks of pictures…

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2015-16 Argentina U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland Men World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v Argentina

Ireland U20 coach Nigel Carolan has, largely, reverted back to the starting line-up that featured against Wales and New Zealand for Monday’s semi final clash against Argentina in the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship. The match takes place in the Manchester City Academy Stadium and kicks off at 17:30. It will be shown live on TG4 and…

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2015-16 Georgia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 35 Georgia 7

Ireland U20’s qualified as second seeds in the knockout stages of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship with a 35 – 7 win against Georgia on Wednesday afternoon at Manchester City Academy Stadium. The team extended their winning run to six matches in the process, including their three wins in the Six Nations. Ireland (20)…

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2015-16 Georgia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland make sweeping changes for Georgia

Ireland U20 coach Nigel Carolan has made sweeping changes to the starting XV for their final pool game of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship against Georgia. The changes see Ulster players Johnny McPhillips and Conall Boomer get their first starts of the championship, though McPhillips did play a significant part of the game against New Zealand. Jacob…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Wales U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v Wales.

The teams have been announced for Ireland’s opening match of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship against Wales which takes place at the Manchester City Academy Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Kick off 17:30 UK/Ire live on Sky Sports TG4 and S4C.  The teams last met in the RBS Six Nations in February at Donnybrook with the…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Ireland U20 26 Scotland U20 18

Ireland U20 (12) 26 TRY: Adam McBurney, Jacob Stockdale, Will Connors, Penalty Try. CON: Brett Connon (3). Scotland U20 (13) 18 TRY: Darcy Graham, George Taylor. CON: Adam Hastings. PEN: Adam Hastings (2). Ireland U20’s finished their Six Nations campaign with an entertaining 26 – 18 win against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday night.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series of…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland Under 20’s

The Under 20’s teams for the final week of the Six Nations campaign have been announced with head coach Nigel Carolan making three changes to the starting line up for the game against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday night. Kick off 19:35. Ulster’s three players, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny McPhillips and Adam McBurney all start. McPhillips is reunited…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Ireland U20 19 Italy U20 13

Ireland U20 (6) 13TRY: Shane Daly. CON: Brett Connon. PEN: Brett Connon (4).Italy U20 (13) 13TRY: Giovanni Pettinelli. CON: Leanardo Mantelli. PEN: Leanardo Manelli (2). Ireland U20’s scraped home for an uninspiring 19 – 13 win against their Italian counterparts at Donnybrook on Friday night. Ireland’s points came from a Shane Daly try with Brett Connon adding…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Italy U20’s

The Irish Under 20’s have largely been a delight this season playing a refreshingly adventurous style of rugby. Sure they have lost two out of three games, largely through self inflicted errors, but the losses have been for the right reasons  and it was particularly pleasing that it all came together in their impressive second…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: England U20 20 Ireland U20 26

England (17) 20TRY: Sam Smith, George Perkins. CON: Mathew Protheroe (2). PEN: Mathew Protheroe. DG: Mathew Protheroe.Ireland (6) 26TRY: James Ryan, Matthew Byrne, Andrew Porter. CON: Brett Connon PEN: Johnny McPhillips (2), Brett Connon. Ireland U20’s got their RBS Six Nations account off the ground in some style with a 20 unanswered point in the second half to take this game…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for England v Ireland U20’s

Another exciting weekend of Six Nations Rugby kicks off this evening with England hosting Ireland at Kingston Park, Newcastle. Kick off 6:05, live on Sky Sports. Ireland have introduced two new players to the squad with Leinster’s Greg Jones starting at No. 8 and Munster’s Ben Betts starting on the bench.  Ireland’s story of the Six Nations…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: France U20 34 Ireland U20 13

France (17) 34 TRY: Penalty Try, Gabriel N’Gandebe, Florian Verhaegue (2). CON: Anthony Belleau (4). PEN: Anthony Belleau (2). Ireland (13) 13 TRY: Peter Claffey, James Ryan. PEN: Johnny McPhillips. Ireland U20’s recorded their second loss of this season’s Six Nations Tournament going down 34 – 13 to France in Narbonne after an entertaining first half.…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for France v Ireland U20’s

The Under 20’s were announced yesterday for Friday night’s Six Nations match at Parc des Sports, l’Egassiarial. Kick off 20:05 GMT. There are six changes to the Ireland U20’s that lost to Wales last Friday night. Hugo Keenan moves from wing to full back with Conor O’Brien moving from the bench to fill the wing berth. Conor…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Ireland U20 24 Wales U20 35

Ireland U20 (14) 24 TRY: Cillian Gallagher, Kelvin Brown, Shane Daly. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (3) Wales U20 (20) 35 TRY: Dafydd Hughes, Adam Beard, Dan Jones, Harri Millard. CON: Dan Jones (3). PEN: Dan Jones (3) Ireland U20’s lost out to their Welsh counterparts by 24 – 35 in an entertaining encounter at Donnybrook last night. Ireland’s tries came…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Wales U20’s Fixture

Teams have been announced for Friday evenings Six Nations clash between Ireland and Wales Under 20’s which takes place at Donnybrook. KO 19:35, live on RTE2. Only two Ulster youngsters have made the cut for the match day squad with Johnny McPhillips starting at out half and Adam McBurney filling the hooking berth for the second year…