If a heavy defeat at Twickenham last week had totally derailed Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid, according to some people, what does victory in Cardiff mean? Frankly I think it means that these World Cup games are relatively meaningless in terms of predicting what will happen in the tournament. Take
It was a baking day at the England HQ this Saturday and England delivered a suitably red-hot performance to match. Despite Ireland taking an early and brief lead, it ended 57-15 – a record victory for England over Ireland – featuring eight tries from the hosts, who refused to take
What did you think of the match at Twickenham this afternoon? How did the game compare to the last two matches against Wales? How are Ireland looking ahead of the Rugby World Cup? What were the main talking points?
England return to Twickenham this weekend, with several more of the first-choice lineup set to feature against Ireland. However, I can't quite fathom what Eddie is up to with the midfield, reverting to the George Ford and Owen Farrell partnership and 10 and 12 that hasn't started a match for over
Ross Byrne makes his first start at fly-half in Ireland's team to play England. IRELAND Team: (Player/Club/Province/Caps) 15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 90
14. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 14
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 21
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 17
11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 19
10. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 2
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 72
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 89
England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has named his squad to play Ireland as part of the Quilter Internationals on Saturday at Twickenham Stadium (KO 3pm live on Sky Sports).
A different selection strategy for the weekend will see a number of changes to starting XV who faced Wales in
Wales are the favourites to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Well, that’s what Eddie Jones has claimed, anyway. Warren Gatland’s recruits are currently ranked as the best side on the planet, however, so suggestions that they should be lifting the Webb Ellis trophy come November are hardly ludicrous. One thing
The All Blacks avenged their defeat in Australia last week by thrashing the Wallabies 36-0 at Eden Park, but still somehow lost their Number 1 ranking as Wales beat England at the Millennium Stadium. Australia gave a fairly insipid account of themselves, and after Christian Leali'ifano missed two shots at goal
What did you think of that match at the Millennium Stadium this afternoon? How did the game compare to last week's outing at Twickenham? What were the main talking points?
Having won convincingly at Twickenham last weekend, the pressure is off England this time as the teams head to the Millennium Stadium for a rematch. Instead it is Wales who will be feeling that this is a must-win match for them, lest they head into a potential Rugby World Cup quarter-final