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6 Nations Review: Ireland Take Europe By Storm

My predictions for this tournament were wrong. I predicted that England would win the championship. I also predicted that the Twickenham factor would work against Ireland and that f would have a mid-table finish. I got all that wrong. Moving…

Round Three Shows Ireland Can Navigate Their Way to Six Nations Grand Slam Glory

Although Warren Gatland’s 100th international as Wales Coach was not a happy one, suffering a 37-27 defeat by Ireland, his longitude means that his advice on winning Tests can be useful. On that note, when overseeing the Lions series draw…

6 Nations Preview

Last year, I tipped Ireland to win on  the basis of England’s injuries at the time and the performances of the provinces at that stage last season. This year, the tone of the Irish mainstream media is similar: Leinster have…

6 Nations Preview: Solid Defence Key to Strong Six Nations Showing for Ireland

  With the Six Nations back on February 4th, sports editor Conor Lynott tries to predict the final table of this year’s instalment of the Six Nations, which sees the addition of a new bonus point system. So how will…

Six Nations, but only one winner

After a rewarding few months in which they preoccupied themselves with the clubs sides in the Heineken Cup, rugby fans across Europe can look forward to their annual two-month international bonanza beginning this Saturday in Saint Denis. The World Cup just…