Six Nations Rugby

Highlights: Ireland Settle for Triple Crown As England Fail in France

By Raffaele Rocca / March 20, 2022 /

Ireland had to settle for the Triple Crown as the Six Nation and Grand Slam went to a deserving French team over the weekend. Andy Farrell’s side did all they could to give themselves a chance with a convincing 26-5 bonus point win over Scotland at the Aviva but their championship hopes would be undone…

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WATCH: Ireland go top of Six Nations table with bonus point win over Italy

By John Keogh / October 24, 2020 /

Ireland moved to the summit of the Six Nations table following a bonus point 50-17 win over Italy at the Aviva Stadium. First half tries from CJ Stander and two on debut from Leinster winger Hugo Keenan saw Andy Farrell’s side 21 points ahead at the end of the opening 40 minutes. They were added…

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The Breakdown EP132 "Ireland Schooled at HQ While Munster get job done in Italy"

By Raffaele Rocca / February 24, 2020 /

The Breakdown EP132 “Ireland Schooled at HQ While Munster get job done in Italy” We look back at the weekend and where it all went wrong for Ireland. All that plus Munster get job done in Zebre.

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WATCH: Ireland v Wales: Highlights & Reaction

By Raffaele Rocca / February 9, 2020 /

Watch highlights as Ireland took on Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Round 2 of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations. Tries from Larmour, Furlong, van der Flier and Conway helped Andy Farrell’s side to their second win on the bounce and will see them travel to Twickenham in two weeks time looking to complete the…

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Sexton magic sees Farrell era off to a winning start

By John Keogh / February 1, 2020 /

Johnny Sexton scored all the points as Ireland kicked off the 2020 Six Nations with a 19-12 victory over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. The Irish captain scored the game’s only try, as well as four penalties and a conversion in the seven-point win. New head coach Andy Farrell will know that there is plenty…

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The Breakdown EP94: Six Nations Post Mortem & Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater

By Raffaele Rocca / March 19, 2019 /

We look back on a poor campaign for Ireland and why we shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater with the World Cup approaching. Wales were undoubtedly the best side in the competition but despite being well below par, Ireland can still make improvements between now and September. All that plus a look at…

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The Breakdown EP93: Six Nations Showdown Preview & U20s take Grand Slam

By Raffaele Rocca / March 15, 2019 /

With the Six Nations coming to a climax this weekend, we look at Ireland’s chances in Wales as Joe Schmidt looks to get one over his Kiwi compatriot. Rob Kearney returns to full back which should counteract some of Wales aerial game and with Tadhg Beirne and Peter O’Mahony in the pack, Ireland have a…

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Seven Munster players named in Irish Women’s squad for Welsh test

By John Keogh / March 14, 2019 /

Ireland Women’s coach Adam Griggs has selected seven Munster players in his squad that plays Wales in their final Six Nations game on Sunday. Eimear Considine, Enya Breen, Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird, Fiona Reidy and Ciara Griffin start the game. Griffin will again captain the side and there is also a welcome return to the…

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Seven Munster players named in Irish U-20 squad for Grand Slam decider

By John Keogh / March 14, 2019 /

With the Six Nations U-20 Championship already secured, Irish coach Noel McNamara has named his team to face Wales in their final game. McNamara’s men are bidding to win Ireland’s second ever Grand Slam at this level and seven Munster players will be helping to emulate the 2007 team. Jake Flannery, Sean French, Jonathan Wren,…

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Idea of Ireland holding back for the World Cup doesn’t hold up

By Tom Savage / March 7, 2019 /

I’ve been hearing an awful lot as of late about the possibility of Joe Schmidt “holding things back” for the World Cup and this, somehow, is an explanation for some of Ireland’s below par performances. I don’t think that Schmidt is holding any significant stuff back for the World Cup.  A lot of Ireland’s issues over…

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