Los Pumas, the Irish party spoilers

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Ireland against Argentina is a fixture that never fails to disappoint. Los Pumas have a weird obsession of inflicting severe pain to Irish fans’ hearts. This is especially true at World Cups, whether it be in France in 1999 and 2007, or England in 2015. Embed from Getty Images Argentina loves beating Ireland on a big […] READ MORE


Farrell’s Ireland peaking for 2023

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Rugby works in cycles. You rise, you peak, and then you decline. Then it is followed by a rebuild and the cycle continues again. The greatest peak at a Rugby World Cup. Something Farrell’s Ireland are striving to emulate. On Saturday, Ireland arguably put together the greatest performance an Irish side has produced against the […] READ MORE


France Autumn Internationals 2021

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France are one big win away from a squad-defining moment. The young group enters the France Autumn Internationals optimistic that ‘their time is now’. This reporter joins many by asking ‘will it come for France against the All Blacks in the autumn internationals?’ After a disappointing summer tour in Australia and an under-par Six Nations, […] READ MORE


New look England ahead of Autumn Internationals

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A fresh, new, exciting young squad. A phrase 12 months ago English pundits and fans never would have dreamed of saying. However, two years out from a Rugby World Cup and Jones has pulled the trigger on some of his old faithful’s, choosing to invest in young English prospects. Will this new look England be […] READ MORE


Losing national identity- Scotland Rugby

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Scottish rugby in the last decade has grown more than most nations. Since an underwhelming Rugby World Cup in 2011, crashing out at the group stage, Scotland have vastly improved as a rugby nation. However, to take the next step and seriously challenge for a Six Nations title, will Scotland need to look at losing […] READ MORE


United Rugby Championship Week 1: Rome wasn’t built in a Day

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Domestic rugby has well and truly returned for the entire northern hemisphere. Away from the incredible display of entertainment across the Top 14 and Premiership, a new league has been formed: the United Rugby Championship. Brand new teams added, broadcasters, and branding. However, this ensured there was more scrutiny on the opening round than any […] READ MORE


Sale Sharks 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus

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Ever since Alex Sanderson took over the Sale Sharks they progressed at a fast rate. Winning is now part of their DNA and the only goal should be Premiership glory. Sale Sharks 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership Focus The only issue comes in depth. There is a considerable drop in star quality below the likes of Faf […] READ MORE


The rise of Jack Conan to a Test Lion

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The rise of Jack Conan is one of the great stories to emerge from the Lions. Called into the Irish Six Nations squad for the suspended Peter O’Mahony, he subsequently made his first appearance for Ireland since the 2019 RWC. Many had ruled the 29-year-old out, with the emergence of Caelan Doris at Leinster signifying […] READ MORE


Lions first Test squad selection follows familiar tour pattern

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What makes a British and Irish Lions tour so special? The players involved are the best of the best. There are no passengers on the bus heading towards the Lions first test squad selection. Everyone can make the test team and that is why the media love speculating the matchday 23. Announced days ago, deciphering […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones and the new England

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There is no getting away from the hard fact that Eddie Jones does not like change. On Sunday afternoon he finally fielded an experimental side. Ever since he took over England it has been Ford and Farrell as his generals. On Sunday we saw a new man running the ship – Marcus Smith. The result […] READ MORE