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Ireland fly-half Burns earns first start vs. Georgia

Fly-half Billy Burns has been handed a first start for Ireland as they take on Georgia in their final Autumn Nations Cup Group A clash in Dublin on Sunday, while uncapped centre Shane Daly has been included on the bench.

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Spectacular May try helps England beat Ireland

Jonny May scored twice, including one of the all-time great individual Twickenham tries, as a dominant England overwhelmed an inexperienced Ireland 18-7 on Saturday to make it two wins out of two in the Nations Cup.

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Ireland name Byrne in place of injured Sexton

Johnny Sexton's understudy at Leinster, Ross Byrne, will start in place of the injured Ireland captain in Saturday's clash with England as coach Andy Farrell made four changes from his side's opening Autumn Nations Cup win over Wales.

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Willis dropped as Underhill returns to squad

England flanker Jack Willis got a close-up view of how coach Eddie Jones operates on Tuesday when, days after scoring a try on debut in a 40-0 win over Georgia, the Premiership player of the year was omitted from a 25-man squad.

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Sexton, Henshaw ruled out of England clash

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and centre Robbie Henshaw will miss Saturday's Autumn Nations Cup clash with England through injury, a major blow for Andy Farrell's side ahead of the potential Pool A decider.

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Winger James Lowe to make Ireland debut

New Zealand-born wing James Lowe will make his much anticipated Ireland debut in Friday's Autumn Nations Cup opener against Wales as Andy Farrell's men look to bounce back from a disappointing end to the Six Nations.

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France outclass Ireland but both fail in title bid

France produced some brilliant rugby but came up just short in the Six Nations as their 35-27 victory over Ireland was not enough to leapfrog champions England into top spot on Saturday.

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England put full stop on a unique Six Nations

It took 273 days from start to finish to crown the 2020 Six Nations champions. England's name eventually sits next door to this year's championship, but the story of how we got to this bizarre, prolonged completion is unlikely to be repeated.


Fickou shifts to the wing as France seek 6N title

Gael Fickou will be shifted from centre to the wing to make up for the absence of the injured Teddy Thomas as France look to win the Six Nations for the first time in 10 years when they take on Ireland on Saturday.

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Ireland's Healy to earn 100th cap in 6N decider

Ireland can mark Healy's milestone with a bonus-point victory that would ensure they win the Six Nations crown at the expense of second-placed England.

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Ireland's Ringrose out of 6N decider with broken jaw

Ireland centre Garry Ringrose will be out for the rest of the year after suffering a broken jaw in the Six Nations win over Italy at the weekend, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Monday.

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Connors set for Ireland debut in 6N clash vs. Italy

Will Connors and Hugo Keenan have been handed Ireland debuts as coach Andy Farrell on Wednesday included them in the starting lineup for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Italy at the Aviva Stadium.

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Ireland select uncapped Leinster quintet in 6N squad

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has included uncapped Leinster players Ryan Baird, Ed Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park among his 35-man squad for their two remaining Six Nations games this month.

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World Cup 2023 draw to use 2019 rankings

The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will take place in Paris on Dec. 14 using seedings based on the world rankings taken after last year's tournament, organisers said on Friday.

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How can rugby reach its full potential?

Rugby faces a potentially sport-changing decision when World Rugby votes for its chairman on Sunday. But in the middle of coronavirus pandemic, experts Sam Bruce and Tom Hamilton suggest some changes of their own.

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Cronin handed doping ban after pharmacy mix-up

Munster prop James Cronin has been banned for a month after committing an unintentional doping violation due to a mix-up at a pharmacy, EPCR said in a statement on Monday.

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World Rugby delays decision on July Tests

The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.

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IRFU announces pay deferrals of 10% to 50%

All Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) employees will take a 10% to 50% pay deferral to help the organisation save money, it announced on Friday.

2020 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE1st
    Tries Scored Ireland tied in 1st with France
    1st 17 Tries
  • IRE2nd
    Points Difference 1st England : 44 Points Difference