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France win vote to host Rugby World Cup for third time in 2023
France see off competition from Ireland and preferred hosts South Africa to win the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 15, 13:27
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Interview: Will Greenwood previews British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand
Sports Mole discusses the British and Irish Lions' highly-anticipated tour of New Zealand with England World Cup winner Will Greenwood.
May 26, 11:25
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England to begin Six Nations defence in Italy
England will begin their quest for a third successive Six Nations title away to Italy in Rome on Sunday February 4, 2018.
May 16, 15:47
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
England draw France, Argentina in Pool C for 2019 World Cup in Japan
England will face France and Argentina in Pool C, while Wales draw Australia and Georgia for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
May 10, 09:30
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RFU chief Ian Ritchie wants Six Nations cut to six weeks
The Six Nations will benefit from being reduced from seven weeks to six, according to Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie.
Mar 25, 13:36
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Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney doubtful for British and Irish Lions selection
Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney undergo surgery on a back and knee injury respectively, potentially seeing them miss out on a call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad.
Mar 24, 17:24
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Rory Best hails "monumental" Ireland performance
Ireland captain Rory Best expresses his pride after halting England's record-equalling 18-match winning streak with a 13-9 victory in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:13
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Eddie Jones: 'Ireland deserved victory over England'
England head coach Eddie Jones admits that his side were beaten by a better team during their Grand Slam-denying 13-9 defeat to Ireland in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:00
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Dylan Hartley: 'England still have work to do'
England captain Dylan Hartley admits that his side's 13-9 defeat to Ireland is proof that there is still room for improvement for the Six Nations champions.
Mar 18, 21:52
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Result: Ireland deny England Grand Slam, world record
Ireland end England's hopes of the Grand Slam and a record 19th successive Test victory with a gruelling 13-9 win at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Mar 18, 19:03
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Warren Gatland: 'Top players will miss out on British and Irish Lions selection'
Warren Gatland admits that he is "excited about the potential" in the British and Irish Lions' playing ranks, but says picking a final squad is going to be very tough.
Mar 15, 22:10
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Jonny Sexton, Conor Murray fit to face England
Ireland half-backs Jonny Sexton and Conor Murray are fit to face England during Saturday's Six Nations finale in Dublin.
Mar 13, 15:12
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Eddie Jones: 'England will not lose to Ireland'
England head coach Eddie Jones insists that his side will not lose to Ireland when they go in search of a record 19th successive victory on Saturday.
Mar 13, 14:28
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Result: Wales derail Ireland's Six Nations title hopes in Cardiff
Wales beat Ireland 22-9 in Cardiff to return to winning ways and deal their opponents a major blow in the running for the Six Nations title.
Mar 10, 21:59
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Ireland winger Andrew Trimble ruled out of Six Nations
Ireland winger Andrew Trimble is ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations with a hand injury, being replaced in the squad by Ulster teammate Tommy Bowe.
Mar 5, 18:14
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Johnny Sexton returns for Ireland against France
Johnny Sexton returns to the Ireland starting lineup after a calf injury in one of three changes to the side ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with France.
Feb 23, 14:16
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Ireland trio expected to be fit for France clash
Ireland trio Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray are all set to return to full training this week ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with France.
Feb 20, 15:41
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Johnny Sexton ruled out of Six Nations opener
Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton will miss his side's Six Nations opener with Scotland on Saturday having failed to recover from a calf injury.
Jan 31, 21:20
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Ireland without hooker Sean Cronin for Six Nations
Leinster confirm that Sean Cronin suffered a high-grade hamstring tear in the win over Zebre, essentially ruling him out of Ireland's upcoming Six Nations campaign.
Jan 16, 17:06
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Joe Schmidt expecting New Zealand backlash
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt warns his players to expect a backlash from New Zealand when they meet in Dublin, having beaten the world champions earlier this month.
Nov 13, 20:11

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