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Japan give Ireland a scare while Tonga feel full force of All Blacks

Carbery seals 39-31 win for Ireland over JapanTonga suffer 102-0 mauling by New ZealandAt this time of year the so-called tier-two nations step on to the stage and so are triggered the latest debates about their role and future. Islands in the Pacific,…

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Andy Farrell could still join Lions staff, reveals Warren Gatland

Gatland says door remains open to Ireland head coachIreland tour of Pacific Islands in considerable doubt Warren Gatland has revealed that Andy Farrell – his key lieutenant on the two previous British & Irish Lions tours – could still be added to t…

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Wales erupted to seize the moment in a Six Nations unlike any other | Paul Rees

This manic and beguiling tournament gave little clue about what will happen next, least of all about Eddie Jones’ futureAutumn austerity turned into a spring splurge. It was as if players felt liberated outside their Covid bubble, prisoners of the pand…

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Who did enough in the Six Nations to make Gatland’s Lions squad? | Robert Kitson

Though the tour’s destination remains up in the air, plenty of options have emerged for the head coach’s party of 36Every four years, whenever the Six Nations concludes, hope springs eternal. If a British & Irish Lions tour was scheduled to depart …

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Six Nations: talking points from the weekend’s action | Paul Rees

France denied Wales a grand slam but Pivac has plenty to cheer, while England, Ireland and Scotland have much to ponderThe grand slam was snatched from them at the last after they had forced France to dig to the bottom. The disappointment will linger b…

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Sensational Saturday showed this has been no ordinary Six Nations | Robert Kitson

A last-gasp France try to halt a grand slam and 14-man Ireland overcoming England were two highlights from an eventful dayA brief glance at the Six Nations table confirms it has been no ordinary championship. At one end of the scale England have had th…

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Eddie Jones will face backlash over England’s bewildering decline | Michael Aylwin

A concerning 32-18 defeat to an inspired Ireland was the nadir of a dismal 18 months for England’s stubborn coachFifth place for England. We have said that before, and quite recently, but this time the words will be spat out by those faithful clad in w…

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Eddie Jones: ‘We need to reset the team. It’s a transition period’

England coach threatens shake-up following defeat to IrelandTactics and personnel will change in buildup to World CupEddie Jones will not be considering his position as head coach after England suffered their third defeat of the Six Nations to finish o…

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Ireland v England: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 4.45pm GMT kick-off in DublinUgo Monye: last chance for Lions audition in front of GatlandAnd feel free to email Lee or tweet him @bloodandmud 3.52pm GMT Pre-match reading.George Ford watch the Ireland performance versus Sc…

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George Ford calls on England to ‘win the physicality’ against Ireland | Gerard Meagher

Eddie Jones and his players are determined to temper expectations as the fly-half says England ‘want to leave it all’ in their final Six Nations fixtureIs this a dead rubber or the defining match of England’s Six Nations campaign? A British & Irish…

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Six Nations heads into Super Saturday that may not bring title winner | Robert Kitson

Will there be final twist or another whole chapter in a tournament that could yet morph into Frantic Friday?When the 2021 Six Nations schedule was initially released it was popularly assumed the pivotal “Super Saturday” fixture would kick off at tea-ti…

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Points, punts and the breakdown: key areas to watch in Six Nations crunch | Robert Kitson

Maximising return on chances has been key to Wales’s success before their decisive trip to Paris, while the Lions coach Warren Gatland will watch the skies in DublinWales are going for a grand slam, potentially their fifth in 16 years, primarily becaus…

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Ireland’s Andy Farrell demands courage after ringing the changes for England

Murray, Stockdale and Aki recalled for Six Nations finale‘They’re very buoyant this week, in a determined mood’Andy Farrell has called for courage from Ireland on Saturday as they seek to end a run of four defeats by England with a victory that would d…

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Eddie Jones accuses media of infecting England players’ heads with ‘rat poison’

Jones rejects claims that recalled Elliot Daly has low confidenceCoach warns England’s game with Ireland will be ‘attritional’ Eddie Jones has made the bizarre claim that his England players’ heads have been infected with “rat poison” in a remarkable o…

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England’s Elliot Daly replaces injured Slade for Ireland Six Nations finale

Daly switches to outside-centre with Max Malins at full-backOllie Lawrence and Joe Marchant named among replacementsEddie Jones has made one change in the England side to face Ireland on Saturday, with Elliot Daly coming in at outside-centre for the in…

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‘He’s a big loss’: CJ Stander’s retirement takes Ireland and Sexton by surprise

Stander will play final game against England on SaturdayIreland captain admits Lions places at stake in England matchIreland’s captain, Johnny Sexton, said he was as shocked as anyone by the decision of his teammate CJ Stander to retire from rugby at t…

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Ben Youngs says England will give their all in Six Nations match with Ireland

Eddie Jones’s head into final encounter with no chance of titleJames Ryan and Garry Ringrose unavailable for Dublin gameEngland head into the final round of the Six Nations with no shot at winning the title for only the second time under Eddie Jones bu…

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Six Nations: talking points from the weekend’s action | Paul Rees

Owens and Navidi are key to Wales’ cause, England are missing Underhill, while Gatland has No 9 problemsAll coaches talk about how fine the margins are at the top and as Wales aim at a second grand slam in three years and a fifth in the Six Nations era…

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Johnny Sexton thwarts Scotland revival to give Ireland Six Nations win

Scotland 24-27 IrelandFly-half’s late penalty secures victory for IrishAll too familiar. Scotland, as ever, dangerous when expectation is low, are frustrated time and again when it creeps up high. So it has proved once more. Ireland were too powerful, …

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Scotland v Ireland: Six Nations 2021 – live!

Updates from the 3pm GMT match at MurrayfieldScotland seek stylish end to dismal run against IrelandGet in touch! Email Luke or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 2.40pm GMT Another BBC pundit, Jamie Heaslip, on Ireland’s physical approach against Scotland during h…