On a whirlwind opening weekend of Six Nations rugby, it was England who brought the storm to Dublin. As the frost bit in a stifling Aviva Stadium, Eddie Jones’ men suffocated and subdued their hosts, throwing the tournament wide-open in the process. The pack were domineering, providing a stable platform
Wow, what a win! That was test match intensity at its best, England’s ferocity was at a level not seen for a long time - I’d argue it was the best performance since the 2nd test in Australia in 2016, being relentless in defence, with Tom Curry (despite a contentious
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Joe Schmidt has named the team to face England in Dublin on Saturday. Ireland:
Conor Murray Cian Healy
Rory Best (capt)
Josh van der Flier
CJ Stander Replacements: Cronin, Kilcoyne, Porter, Roux, O'Brien, Cooney, Carbery, Larmour.
It seems that every winter, as the dust settles on another calendar year of rugby, pundits turn their heads to the upcoming Six Nations and proudly declare that this one will be the tightest, most keenly-contested tournament in years. This is, in one respect, how I view the upcoming edition
It was simple: Edinburgh had to win. Three clubs' (including Glasgow) quarterfinal chances were riding on this, but the Scotsmen were focused more on getting a seemingly impossible home quarterfinal as well as ensuring a complete Scottish presence in the last 8 alongside the Glasgow Warriors. The match was not
Okay let’s be honest here, Toulon are pretty awful at the moment, they’re bottom of Pool 5 and 11th in the French Top14. However, on a European night and at the Stade Mayol a lot of people would still be reluctant to back Edinburgh against the former three times Champions.
It might have been a predictable result at Twickenham on Saturday, but I think the majority of fans will be content with the November Internationals from England's point of view, who were a controversial TMO decision from winning all four matches. We mustn’t get carried away though, there is still
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