Curry is a thoroughbred. He will run all day and hit and carry, but he does not have the same ballast. If your No 7 and No 8 are going to be hitting the first or second breakdown, that completely changes the dynamic of England’s breakdown work. … [Read more...] about Back-row battle is the key to whether England or Ireland come out on top at Twickenham
“If, as some comments suggest, it were to renege on its legal obligations to carry our checks on goods moving from Britain to Northern Ireland, it is hard to see what value the EU, or indeed any country, would see in a future trade deal with the UK. If the UK were to walk away from the binding provisions designed to preserve the balances of the Good Friday agreement, which it agreed to after lengthy negotiations, there would seem in particular to be no prospect of any UK/US trade deal being ratified by Congress,” McDonagh said. … [Read more...] about Brexit: UK reneging on Northern Ireland pledges risks trade deals with US and EU
England vs Ireland is live on ITV1 in the UK with live streaming available on the ITV Hub. In Ireland, all matches are live on Virgin One, while NBC Sports Gold is showing the Six Nations in the United States. Viewers can watch every game ad-free, plus the Heineken Champions Cup and the Gallagher Premiership, by purchasing a Rugby Pass for £79.99. If you are in the US, you can also stream via Sling Blue or Hulu. England: 15-Elliot Daly, 14-Jonny May, 13-Manu Tuilagi, 12-Owen Farrell (captain), 11-Jonathan Joseph, 10-George Ford, 9-Ben Youngs; 1-Joe Marler, 2-Jamie George, 3-Kyle Sinckler, 4-Maro Itoje, 5-George Kruis, 6-Courtney Lawes, 7-Sam Underhill, 8-Tom Curry Ireland: 15-Jordan Larmour, 14-Andrew Conway, 13-Robbie Henshaw, 12-Bundee Aki, 11-Jacob Stockdale, 10-Johnny Sexton, 9-Conor Murray; 1-Cian Healy, 2-Rob Herring, 3-Tadhg Furlong, 4-Devin Toner, 5-James Ryan, 6-Peter O'Mahony, 7-Josh van der Flier, 8-CJ Stander Follow live updates from Twickenham below... … [Read more...] about England vs Ireland rugby LIVE: Stream free, score, and TV channel as Irish attempt second half comeback – latest updates
There was a brief flicker when Robbie Henshaw drove between Tom Curry and Farrell to put Ireland on the scoreboard after 50 minutes but Sexton again scuffed the conversion attempt and the arrival of Luke Cowan-Dickie gave England fresh energy. The Exeter hooker, an increasingly prolific try poacher at all levels, drove over for his side’s third try after 62 minutes but instead of a potentially valuable bonus point there was only a late consolation try for Irish replacement Andrew Porter. … [Read more...] about England keep title hopes alive as George Ford outwits Ireland defence
Why do the Ireland rugby team sing Ireland's Call instead of The Soldier's Song? The reason is unity - Ireland's Call was penned 1995 as an anthem that would bring together every corner of the country and wouldn't have political undertones. … [Read more...] about Ireland national anthem lyrics: Why is Ireland’s Call sung in rugby and is The Soldier’s Song played in Six Nations?