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2hSam Bruce and Tom Hamilton

What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this November series?

After two years apart, the elite rugby nations of the northern and southern hemispheres will reunite throughout November, providing a valuable marker two years out from the next global showpiece. Here's what you need to know.

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Ireland to face New Zealand, U.S. in autumn

Ireland will host New Zealand in one of four international tests announced by the Irish Rugby Football Union for Andy Farrell's squad in October and November.

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Ireland to host All Blacks during November tour

Ireland will host New Zealand in one of four international tests announced by the Irish Rugby Football Union for Andy Farrell's squad in October and November.

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Ireland edge past Japan in free-scoring thriller

Ireland survived some brilliant attacking Japanese play to gain revenge for their shock 2019 World Cup defeat with a 39-31 win in an entertaining and free-scoring match at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

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Ireland dominate England to finish 6N with win

A rejuvenated Ireland gave coach Andy Farrell the kind of performance he desperately wanted as they finished the Six Nations on a high by hammering England.

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ESPN Rugby Pick'em Predictions: Wales on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam

As the final round of the 2021 Six Nations approaches, Wayne Pivac's Wales side are on the verge of history as they chase the Grand Slam. Tom Hamilton previews what's at stake in this weekend's games.

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Ringrose, Ryan ruled out of 6N clash vs. England

Ireland have confirmed that James Ryan and Garry Ringrose won't be available for their final Six Nations game against England after both picked up injuries.

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Sexton kicks Ireland to 6N win over Scotland

Johnny Sexton steered Ireland to a 27-24 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday, grinding down a sparkling but indisciplined home side.

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Gibson Park starts ahead of Murray vs. Scotland

Jamison Gibson Park will start at scrum-half ahead of Conor Murray for Ireland's match against Scotland in the Six Nations on Sunday.

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Johnson starts in four changes for Scotland

Centre Sam Johnson starts his first match of the 2021 Six Nations when Scotland welcome Ireland to Murrayfield on Sunday.

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Ireland secure first Six Nations win vs. Italy

Ireland scored six tries in a 48-10 bonus-point victory over Italy on Saturday to earn their first win of this year's Six Nations and condemn the hosts to a 30th consecutive defeat in the tournament.

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243dTom Hamilton

ESPN Rugby Pick'em: England to stop Wales' winning run

There are just two Six Nations games this weekend due to COVID-19 but ESPN's Pick 'em goes ahead regardless and Tom Hamilton has your top picks for Round 3.

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Ireland's Doris ruled out for 'foreseeable future'

Ireland's Caelan Doris is unlikely to return for the remainder of the Six Nations after coach Andy Farrell said the Leinster back-rower would be out for the "foreseeable future" because of concussion symptoms.

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Ireland's Sexton, Murray to return for Italy game

Ireland coach Andy Farrell has said he expects captain Johnny Sexton and scrum-half Conor Murray to be available for their Six Nations trip to Rome to face Italy on Feb. 27.

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France march on with rare 6N win in Dublin

France's bid to end a more than decade-long Six Nations title drought picked up further steam with a scrappy 15-13 victory over injury-hit Ireland on Sunday.

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257dTom Hamilton

ESPN Rugby Pick'em: France, Scotland to win again

After an opening weekend which blew many predictions out of the water, Tom Hamilton breaks down your top choices for Week 2 of ESPN's Rugby Pick'em.

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Penaud given the nod ahead of Thomas

France coach Fabien Galthie made two changes from the team who beat Italy for their Six Nations clash against Ireland at the Aviva stadium on Sunday.

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Burns replaces Sexton for France clash

Billy Burns and Jamison Gibson Park have replaced the injured Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray for Ireland's Six Nations clash with France on Sunday at the Aviva in Dublin.

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Wales earn comeback win over 14-man Ireland

George North and Louis Rees-Zammit scored second half tries as Wales overcame a poor start to defeat 14-man Ireland 21-16 in their opening Six Nations clash at the Principality Stadium on Sunday

2021 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE4th
    Tries Scored 1st Wales : 20 Tries Scored
  • IRE2nd
    Points Difference 1st Wales : 61 Points Difference