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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 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 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 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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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 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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2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v New Zealand

Nigel Carolan has made one, enforced, change to the Ireland U20’s side for their second Pool A match in the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship, against New Zealand. The match kicks of on Saturday at 1:30pm and will be live on Sky Sports and TG4.  Munster’s Ben Betts moves from the bench to the starting line…

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

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 26 Wales 25

Ireland U20’s staged a remarkable comeback, to overcome a seventeen point defect, beating the reigning Six Nations Champions, Wales, 26 – 25 on Tuesday evening at the Manchester City Academy Stadium.  U20 Championship Match 5 Ireland (15) 26 TRY: Adam McBurney, Jacob Stockdale (2). CON: Bill Johnston. PEN: Bill Johnston (2). DG: Bill Johnston. Wales (17) 25 TRY:…

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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 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland Squad Announced for U20 Championship 2016

The Ireland U20 Squad for the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship was announced earlier this week. The tournament takes place in Manchester this time round and runs from June 7 – 25.  There are three Ulster players in the 28 man squad; Adam McBurney and Jacob Stockdale, who will take part in their second tournament, are…

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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…