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#Autumn Nations Cup

# autumn-nations-cup - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Are Ireland ‘soft’? Do they still belong in the world's elite? Saturday will tell us
# Pride
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# Pride

Are Ireland ‘soft’? Do they still belong in the world's elite? Saturday will tell us

Updated Nov 19th 2020, 2:59 PM 27,129 Views 27 Comments

Andy Farrell has the easiest team-talk of his career ahead of him at Twickenham. He just needs to remind his players of Rassie Erasmus’ damning words.

George Ford named on England bench for Nations Cup tie with Ireland
# Autumn Nations Cup
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# Autumn Nations Cup

George Ford named on England bench for Nations Cup tie with Ireland

Nov 19th 2020, 11:22 AM 11,508 Views 6 Comments

Ford missed the recent wins over Italy and Georgia to undergo treatment on the long-standing issue.

George Ford keen to face Ireland after recovering from Achilles injury
# By George
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# By George

George Ford keen to face Ireland after recovering from Achilles injury

Updated Nov 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 2,928 Views 0 Comments

Eddie Jones must decide whether to restore the Leicester playmaker to the England starting XV.

# autumn-nations-cup - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained

Nov 18th 2020, 12:25 PM 39,707 Views 108 Comments

Keith Earls, Bundee Aki and CJ Stander have also come into the starting XV for Twickenham.

Byrne keen to kick on and put bad memories against England behind him
# 10
From The42
# 10

Byrne keen to kick on and put bad memories against England behind him

Nov 18th 2020, 1:01 AM 10,000 Views 14 Comments

The Leinster out-half is eager to have another crack at Eddie Jones’ side.

# autumn-nations-cup - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Autumn Nations Cup between Italy and Fiji cancelled after 29 Covid cases
# Match Off
From The42
# Match Off

Autumn Nations Cup between Italy and Fiji cancelled after 29 Covid cases

Nov 17th 2020, 8:39 PM 9,507 Views 6 Comments

The cases were recorded in the Fijian camp.

'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test
# The Natural
From The42
# The Natural

'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test

Nov 17th 2020, 3:00 PM 32,511 Views 26 Comments

The Leinster lock signalled he will lean on experienced heads like Peter O’Mahony and Keith Earls.

France awarded 28-0 win following cancelled match against Fiji
# Decision
From The42
# Decision

France awarded 28-0 win following cancelled match against Fiji

Nov 17th 2020, 12:59 PM 7,574 Views 3 Comments

The Autumn Nations Cup fixture had been called off after five Fijians tested positive for Covid-19.

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'

Nov 17th 2020, 10:26 AM 8,728 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half came in for praise on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

'I reckon I've got a target on my back!' - Lowe loves first taste of Test rugby
# Step Up
From The42
# Step Up

'I reckon I've got a target on my back!' - Lowe loves first taste of Test rugby

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,480 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster wing got stuck in against Wales and is now targeting a win in Twickenham.

# autumn-nations-cup - Monday 16 November, 2020

'I don’t want to be a guy who plays once and then disappears' - Billy Burns
# Number 10
From The42
# Number 10

'I don’t want to be a guy who plays once and then disappears' - Billy Burns

Nov 16th 2020, 1:53 PM 10,211 Views 35 Comments

The 26-year-old made his Ireland debut against Wales on Friday night.

Ireland confirm Sexton and Henshaw have been ruled out of the England game
# Blows
From The42
# Blows

Ireland confirm Sexton and Henshaw have been ruled out of the England game

Updated Nov 16th 2020, 12:55 PM 33,815 Views 58 Comments

The out-half has a hamstring injury, while the centre picked up an abductor strain.

Roux proud to play part for Ireland with family watching on from South Africa
# Physical
From The42
# Physical

Roux proud to play part for Ireland with family watching on from South Africa

Nov 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,153 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht lock is hopeful he has done enough to keep his place against England.

Sexton injury allows Ryan first captaincy chance with 'Pete backing him up'
# Leaders
From The42
# Leaders

Sexton injury allows Ryan first captaincy chance with 'Pete backing him up'

Nov 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,678 Views 11 Comments

Ireland will be hoping their 35-year-old out-half is fit for this weekend’s visit to Twickenham.

'Ireland v England, it doesn't come any bigger than that. I'd love a crack at it'
# Midfield
From The42
# Midfield

'Ireland v England, it doesn't come any bigger than that. I'd love a crack at it'

Nov 16th 2020, 1:01 AM 7,762 Views 0 Comments

Chris Farrell hopes to retain his place but Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw are also in contention.

'It’s like going from playing Nishikori to Djokovic': Eddie Jones braced for Ireland challenge
# Autumn Nations Cup
From The42
# Autumn Nations Cup

'It’s like going from playing Nishikori to Djokovic': Eddie Jones braced for Ireland challenge

Nov 16th 2020, 12:10 AM 7,445 Views 1 Comment

England have beaten Italy and Georgia in their last two matches while Ireland have faced Wales and France.

# autumn-nations-cup - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Eddie Jones tells England to beware 'cock-a-hoop' Ireland
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Eddie Jones tells England to beware 'cock-a-hoop' Ireland

Nov 15th 2020, 2:16 PM 12,894 Views 4 Comments

The coach described the upcoming match as ‘the most important game of the year’.

# autumn-nations-cup - Saturday 14 November, 2020

England warm-up for visit of Farrell's Ireland with six-try win over Georgia
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

England warm-up for visit of Farrell's Ireland with six-try win over Georgia

Nov 14th 2020, 4:54 PM 9,983 Views 12 Comments

Eddie Jones’ men were dominant on a very wet afternoon at Twickenham

Scotland make it four wins in-a-row with hard-fought victory against Italy
# Autumn Nations Cup
From The42
# Autumn Nations Cup

Scotland make it four wins in-a-row with hard-fought victory against Italy

Nov 14th 2020, 2:53 PM 7,778 Views 2 Comments

Franco Smith’s men will be gutted to have come up short of a win over the Scots in Florence.

'I had almost resigned myself to the fact that I was looking at retirement'
# Next Chapter
From The42
# Next Chapter

'I had almost resigned myself to the fact that I was looking at retirement'

Nov 14th 2020, 8:45 AM 12,662 Views 3 Comments

Rob Kearney will continue his foray into TV work before heading to join the Western Force in Perth.

Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton
# Frustrations
From The42
# Frustrations

Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton

Nov 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,130 Views 16 Comments

The captain hopes to be fit for the trip to Twickenham to take on England next weekend.

# autumn-nations-cup - Friday 13 November, 2020

Farrell hails 'dominant' Irish win but injuries a concern for Twickenham trip
# Power
From The42
# Power

Farrell hails 'dominant' Irish win but injuries a concern for Twickenham trip

Nov 13th 2020, 10:48 PM 11,145 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland head coach knows his team will need to improve on ‘everything’ to beat England.

Lowe and Roux tries help Ireland to winning start in the Autumn Nations Cup
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Lowe and Roux tries help Ireland to winning start in the Autumn Nations Cup

Nov 13th 2020, 8:59 PM 44,721 Views 97 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men came out on top but captain Johnny Sexton is an injury concern ahead of the England clash.

The five key issues facing Ireland against Wales tonight
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

The five key issues facing Ireland against Wales tonight

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 3:00 PM 33,721 Views 29 Comments

The Autumn Nations Cup gives Andy Farrell the chance to perfect his game-plan after an inconsistent Six Nations, writes Garry Doyle.

Keenan excited to link with Lowe and Stockdale in Ireland's new-look back three
# Show Time
From The42
# Show Time

Keenan excited to link with Lowe and Stockdale in Ireland's new-look back three

Nov 13th 2020, 1:01 AM 5,529 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster man will win his third cap against Wales in Dublin this evening.

# autumn-nations-cup - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Does Johnny Sexton need more support in his role as Ireland captain?
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

Does Johnny Sexton need more support in his role as Ireland captain?

Nov 12th 2020, 5:20 PM 19,171 Views 51 Comments

This week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly asked whether the out-half requires more leadership around him.

'He's built up a very quick rapport with the Munster lads' - James Lowe settles in
# Foes And Friends
From The42
# Foes And Friends

'He's built up a very quick rapport with the Munster lads' - James Lowe settles in

Nov 12th 2020, 6:05 AM 15,506 Views 22 Comments

Rob Kearney believes the Leinster wing’s biggest challenge tomorrow will be in defence.

# autumn-nations-cup - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,199 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

'We're not promising anything' - Ireland's seven changes give XV a different look
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

'We're not promising anything' - Ireland's seven changes give XV a different look

Nov 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 14,343 Views 55 Comments

Andy Farrell has handed out seven new caps so far in his tenure, with two more to come on Friday.

# autumn-nations-cup - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster

Nov 10th 2020, 4:05 PM 9,083 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland centre hopes to be back in action for the Champions Cup games in December.

'It's only a couple of games ago that everyone was saying Jacob is the answer'
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

'It's only a couple of games ago that everyone was saying Jacob is the answer'

Nov 10th 2020, 2:19 PM 10,813 Views 33 Comments

Andy Farrell is excited to field his newly-qualified players from the start and hopes to see Jacob Stockdale show his best form at 15.

Lowe starts for Ireland against Wales with Burns set for debut off bench
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Lowe starts for Ireland against Wales with Burns set for debut off bench

Nov 10th 2020, 12:52 PM 38,139 Views 87 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell has named a much-changed matchday 23 for the Autumn Nations Cup clash.

Sexton: Later team selections, less of 'The Bibs', and little moments driving Ireland
# 2020 Vision
From The42
# 2020 Vision

Sexton: Later team selections, less of 'The Bibs', and little moments driving Ireland

Nov 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,326 Views 3 Comments

‘You can be the best thing since sliced bread one day and then everyone writes you off the next.’

# autumn-nations-cup - Monday 9 November, 2020

Henderson: Ireland taking confidence from their new beginnings
# Fresh
From The42
# Fresh

Henderson: Ireland taking confidence from their new beginnings

Nov 9th 2020, 5:59 PM 6,723 Views 3 Comments

Ireland feel they are right at the beginning of their ‘journey’.

Sexton keen to move on and see Ireland improve consistency
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

Sexton keen to move on and see Ireland improve consistency

Nov 9th 2020, 3:25 PM 6,105 Views 27 Comments

‘We don’t want to go with a massive performance then massive dip.’

# autumn-nations-cup - Sunday 8 November, 2020

New faces through squad, but familiar old foe looms in Ireland's autumn
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

New faces through squad, but familiar old foe looms in Ireland's autumn

Nov 8th 2020, 7:13 AM 7,399 Views 3 Comments

The feelgood factor in Andy Farrell’s squad will be tested severely by another clash with England.

# autumn-nations-cup - Friday 6 November, 2020

'He could be incredible at this level' - Ireland excited about James Lowe's debut
# Free Spirit
From The42
# Free Spirit

'He could be incredible at this level' - Ireland excited about James Lowe's debut

Nov 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 8,057 Views 16 Comments

The 28-year-old Leinster wing could make his debut against Wales next week.

Ruddock not back in Ireland plans but still 'driving everyone else' in Leinster
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Ruddock not back in Ireland plans but still 'driving everyone else' in Leinster

Nov 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,409 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old back row is in excellent form early on in the new season.

# autumn-nations-cup - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Three uncapped players in Farrell's Ireland squad as Earls and Burns return
# Named
From The42
# Named

Three uncapped players in Farrell's Ireland squad as Earls and Burns return

Nov 5th 2020, 10:14 AM 37,739 Views 64 Comments

Connacht’s Jack Carty has been left out as the Ulster out-half comes back into the squad.

# autumn-nations-cup - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Kearney and Nugent head up Premier Sports' Autumn Nations Cup coverage
# TV
From The42
# TV

Kearney and Nugent head up Premier Sports' Autumn Nations Cup coverage

Nov 4th 2020, 11:23 AM 6,715 Views 8 Comments

The broadcaster will show the fixtures not involving Andy Farrell’s Ireland.