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ireland v italy

Ireland 42-10 Italy

Having not played a match for three weeks, Ireland looked nervous as they came out of the Aviva Stadium blocks, but they exerted consistent pressure on their opponents and were…

David Strettle will be desperate for some attacking ball

England v Wales: The Preview

Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor The big one. At least for those fans either side of Offa’s Dyke. 2012 is a very rare vintage in the recent history of these…

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Ireland v Italy: The Preview

By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer WHO could forget Ireland’s near-horror story from the 2011 RBS 6 Nations? On a sunny afternoon at the Stadio Flaminio on the opening weekend…

John Barclay on the attack for Scotland in last season's clash with France

Scotland v France: the preview

by Katie Field, Rugby World writer When Scotland last ran out at Murrayfield, three weeks ago, they were the favourites to beat a rebuilt England side. But the unthinkable happened…

Farrell to start at No 10 for England

Farrell to start at No 10 for England

Stuart Lancaster has made four changes in personnel and one positional switch to the England team to face Wales at Twickenham on Saturday. Lee Dickson, Ben Morgan, and Geoff Parling…

Robinson had earned his first start

Hogg makes first start for Scotland

Glasgow Warriors teenage full-back Stuart Hogg will make his first start for Scotland in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations Championship match against France at Murrayfield. Hogg, a product of the Hawick…

D'Arcy picks up his 65th cap for Ireland

Ireland team remain unchanged

The Ireland team to play Italy in the RBS 6 Nations Championship at Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 25th has been named. Kidney has named the same starting XV and…

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Stringer backing Ireland to bounce back

IN December Peter Stringer was parachuted in to Saracens from Munster to assist them during their injury crisis. Sarries regulars Richard Wigglesworth and Neil de Kock were struck down with…