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Two new players in Ireland 6 Nations Squad

January 17th, 2007

Ireland coach Eddie O’Sullivan has selected two new player in the 2007 Ireland 6 Nations Squad. They are Munster centre Barry Murphy and Leinster back Robert Kearney.

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Six Nations Fixtures 2007

September 13th, 2006

The 2007 Six Nations schedule has been released. Italy start off the 2007 season by hosting defending champions France at Stadio Flaminio.

Irish stadium Croke Park will host Ireland’s games with France (February 11) and England (February 24), while Lansdowne Road is being renovated.
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2006 Six Nations Schedule

March 24th, 2005

Just as the 2005 Six Nations tournament comes to end, the schedule for next years competition is released. Defending champs, Wales, will start their defence by taking on England at Twickenham.

Ireland, Wales and France have the benefit of three home games, while the others will only have two home games.
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6 Nations round-up

March 22nd, 2005

The 6 Nations is over for another year, with Wales the deserved winners.

Due to their win over Ireland, Wales jump to 5th spot in the latest IRB World Rankings.

Reuters name their Team of the Six Nations, not surprisingly France and Wales dominate the team.

In a BBC online poll Wales flanker Martyn Williams is named Six Nations Player of the Championship. Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll finished second in the poll, with another Welshman, wing Shane Williams, in third place.

Scotland coach Matt Williams looks like he will be losing his job. While Italy coach John Kirwan is also under pressure to go, but wants to stay until the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Looking forward to the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, the 6 Nations results will have effected selection possibilities for coach Sir Clive Woodward. Most significantly how will the poor performance of England and the win by Wales effect the make-up of the team. Although he still seems to be hopeful that Jonny Wilkinson will tour.


Wales grab Grand Slam

March 20th, 2005

Wales defeated Ireland 32-20 to grab the Grand Slam at Cardiff on Saturday.

This Grand Slam (defeating all 6 Nations opponents) is the first by Wales since 1978.

Wales led going into half time 16-6 through a try from Gethin Jenkins and Gavin Henson kicking a drop goal and a long-range penalty.

A second half try to Kevin Morgan try put Wales 29-6 up. Ireland staged a comeback with tries from Marcus Horan and Geordan Murphy.

Wales were able to hold on, thanks to the boot of fly-half Stephen Jones who added 16 points, to come away with with the historic victory.

Wales - Tries: Gethin Jenkins, Kevin Morgan; Conversions: Stephen Jones (2); Penalties: Gavin Henson, Stephen Jones (4); Drop Goal: Henson

Ireland - Tries: Marcus Horan, Geordan Murphy; Conversions: David Humphreys (2); Penalties: Ronan O’Gara (2)


Ireland name team to play France

March 10th, 2005

Ireland have named their team to play France 6 Nations match at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Ireland: Geordan Murphy; Girvan Dempsey, Brian O’Driscoll (captain), Kevin Maggs, Denis Hickie; Ronan O’Gara, Peter Stringer; Anthony Foley, Johnny O’Connor, Simon Easterby, Paul O’Connell, Malcolm O’Kelly, John Hayes, Shane Byrne, Reggie Corrigan

Replacements: Frank Sheahan, Marcus Horan, Donncha O’Callaghan, Eric Miller, Guy Easterby, David Humphreys, Gavin Duffy


Ireland beat England

February 28th, 2005

Ireland defeated England by 19-13 at a match played in Dublin on Sunday.

Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll sealed the win when he scored Ireland’s only try 57 minutes into the match. At the time England were leading 13-12. The try and subsequent conversion gave Ireland a 6 point lead that they were able to defend against determined English attacking.
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6 Nations 2005 Schedule

January 1st, 2005

The schedule for the 2005 Six Nations competition has been released. All times listed are UTC.
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South Africa narrowly defeat Ireland 26 - 17

June 19th, 2004

South Africa just scraped home against Ireland, holding out against a late surge by the Irish. The Irish team played up better than last week. A late try to Brian O’Driscoll brought Ireland within 6 points of the Springboks. This spurred the Irish on, but they were unable to convert there changes into points. A penalty goal right on full time sealed the victory for the Boks.

This makes it three from three for southern hemisphere teams this weekend.

South Africa - Tries: Jaque Fourie, Breyton Paulse. Conversions: Percy Montgomery (2). Penalties: Montgomery (4).

Ireland - Tries: Tyrone Howe, Brian O’Driscoll. Conversions: Ronan O’Gara, David Humphreys. Drop goal: O’Gara.