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17hNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week three preview

A week's break has left everyone salivating for international rugby and the Six Nations returns with Ireland hosting Wales, Scotland looking to end a 10-year-wait for a Calcutta Cup win against England and France vying with Italy for a first victory.

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13hESPN Staff

Schmidt: Ireland can't suddenly replace Lions

Joe Schmidt admits Ireland are short on experience and they cannot 'suddenly replace' the world-class talent of the three British & Irish Lions that will miss their Six Nations clash with Wales on Saturday.

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15hESPN Staff

Schmidt hand forced for Ireland vs. Wales

Irish head coach Joe Schmidt has made five changes to his side's Six Nations team for Ireland vs. Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

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3dPA Sport

Gatland: Wales must stop Sexton, Murray

Wales boss Warren Gatland says that his players will look to shut down Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton during Saturday's Six Nations game.

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11dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week: Round Two

ESPN breaks down the big performers from round two of the Six Nations as England, Ireland and Scotland all recorded victories.

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11dESPN Staff

Biggar, Faletau pushing for Wales return

Warren Gatland could recall a host of first-team players to the Wales starting lineup that will face Ireland in a fortnight, with Dan Biggar and Taulupe Faletau eyeing a Six Nations return.

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12dESPN Staff

Aki: Henshaw a big loss; first try was special

Ireland centre Bundee Aki believes losing his former Connacht teammate for key games against Wales, and possibly the rest of the Six Nations, will be a big blow to Joe Schmidt's side.

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O'Shea: Ireland will deny England third 6N title

Conor O'Shea has backed Ireland to win the 2018 Six Nations title following the Azzurri's 56-19 defeat to Joe Schmidt's side in Dublin.

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12dPA Sport

Schmidt not ruling Henshaw out vs. Wales

Joe Schmidt has refused to rule out Robbie Henshaw from Ireland's Six Nations clash with Wales, despite the centre suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder against Italy.

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13dESPN Staff

Injuries take shine off Ireland's win

Injuries to Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Furlong took the shine off Ireland's comprehensive 56-19 victory over Italy in the Six Nations.

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15dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week two preview

Ahead of the week two of the Six Nations, ESPN looks at the players you should consider bringing in -- or transferring out -- to make your Fantasy Rugby side tick this weekend.

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15dESPN Staff

O'Shea changes three, keeps faith in backline

Conor O'Shea has made three changes to Italy's starting fifteen for their Six Nations clash with Ireland, with all changes coming in the forward pack.

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15dESPN Staff

Larmour set for 6N debut off the bench

Head coach Joe Schmidt has made four changes from the team that edged France on the opening weekend of the Six Nations for Ireland's clash with Italy on Saturday.

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17dMartyn Thomas

Six Nations review: Player of the week, flop & more

The Six Nations kicked off with a bang over the weekend as England, Ireland and Wales secured opening-round victories. But who caught the eye and who had a weekend to forget?

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17dESPN Staff

6N: French could face HIA disciplinary action

Six Nations organisers have not ruled out disciplinary action against France after referring two Head Injury Assessment (HIA) incidents from their defeat to Ireland, to a review panel.

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18dPA Sport

Ireland's Van der Flier out of Six Nations

Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier will miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury after hobbling off during Ireland's Six Nations opener against France.

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18dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week: Round One

The opening round of ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2018 is done and dusted after a brilliant start to the latest edition of the Six Nations -- but now all the eyes are on the stats list and fantasy scoreboard to see who leads who after the first round.

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19dESPN Staff

HIA incidents in Ireland v France set for review

Six Nations organisers have said that "a number of incidents" from Ireland's victory over France are being reviewed to see whether the head injury assessment (HIA) protocols were abused at the Stade de France.

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19dESPN Staff

Best explains appearance at teammates' trial

Ireland rugby captain Rory Best says that he has been called as a character witness at the rape trial of teammates Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson.

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22dCillian O Conchuir

Six Nations Preview France vs. Ireland

Matthieu Jalibert's battle with Johnny Sexton will go a long way to decide who leaves Paris with a win as France host Ireland at the Stade de France in the opening round of the 2018 Six Nations.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE2nd
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 9 Tries Scored
    ENG1st
    8
    9
  • POINTS DIFFERENCE
    1st 39 points