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



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



2021 Six Nations Round Two – Team of the Week

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After a thrilling weekend of 2021 Six Nations Round Two action, Christian Evans selects a 6 Nations team of the week of the best performing stars in the competition. Wales, France and England emerged victorious this weekend, and all three nations have at least three players in this week’s team. Yet, despite losing, Scotland features […] READ MORE


Six Nations Round 1: Top 10 Moments

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The 2021 Six Nations is, unfortunately, the first (and hopefully last) edition with eerie empty stadiums, and closed pubs and rugby clubs. But Six Nations round 1 certainly entertained, including Sunday’s drama-filled bonanza, and a legendary Calcutta Cup result the day before. Here are 10 memorable moments from Round 1. 10. Alun Wyn Jones’ ferocious […] READ MORE


Assessing Wales Autumn performance ahead of the upcoming Six Nations

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Assessing Wales Autumn Performance. What went well, what went badly and what needs to improve for the upcoming Six Nations?  In a slightly unusual Autumn period in the rugby calendar, which saw the conclusion of the Six Nations as well as the first Autumn Nations Cup, Wales’ performances were mixed. Some matches inspired a sense […] READ MORE



Ireland’s ‘Kiwi Trio’ major threat for visitors – England v Ireland

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Ireland’s two recently qualified New Zealanders, James Lowe and Jamison Gibson-Park, have made an immediate impact for Andy Farrell’s team leading into the England v Ireland fixture this weekend. Add to that established midfielder Bundee Aki, and the ‘kiwi trio’ are a major threat to England’s perceived place in the Autumn Nations Cup tournament. Not […] READ MORE


The Six Nations winner will be determined this weekend

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There are six teams competing for the northern hemisphere nation’s premier competition but only one can be this year’s Six Nations winner. This weekend will be the final round of the belated tournament. However, three teams – Scotland, Wales, and Italy – will not be able to contest the championship this year. Furthermore, a loss […] READ MORE