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Six Nations: stats suggest French flair is back - RTE.ie;

Six Nations: stats suggest French flair is back - RTE.ie

RTE.ieSix Nations: stats suggest French flair is backRTE.ieTwo down, three to go. Ireland currently occupy second place in the Six Nations table and aside from a turbulent opening 40 minutes in Murrayfield, Joe Schmidt will be relatively pleased with what he has seen. The Scottish defeat was founded on a ...and more »

Ireland back on track with destruction of Italy - The Irish World Newspaper;

Ireland back on track with destruction of Italy - The Irish World Newspaper

The Irish World NewspaperIreland back on track with destruction of ItalyThe Irish World NewspaperIreland back track destruction Italy 11 February 2017; CJ Stander of Ireland is tackled by Angelo Esposito of Italy during the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Italy and Ireland at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. Photo by Ramsey ...and more »

Independent.ie Six Nations team of the week: Three Irishmen make the cut but Wales lead the way - Irish Independent;

Independent.ie Six Nations team of the week: Three Irishmen make the cut but Wales lead the way - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentIndependent.ie Six Nations team of the week: Three Irishmen make the cut but Wales lead the wayIrish IndependentAfter a comprehensive win in Italy, Ireland are rewarded with three selections in the Independent.ie Six Nations team of the week. Garry Ringrose, Niall Scannell and CJ Stander all make the cut while Wales had the most representatives with four.and more »

Round Two: Six Nations Team of the Week - Rugby World;

Round Two: Six Nations Team of the Week - Rugby World

Rugby WorldRound Two: Six Nations Team of the WeekRugby WorldRound two of the 2017 RBS Six Nations is in the book and the upcoming rest week gives us all a little longer to digest it. From Ireland blitzing Italy in Rome to the fiery and physical Anglo-Welsh affair in Cardiff, the tournament delivered in emphatic ...and more »

Joe Schmidt expects remaining Six Nations battles to go down to the wire - Irish Examiner;

Joe Schmidt expects remaining Six Nations battles to go down to the wire - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerJoe Schmidt expects remaining Six Nations battles to go down to the wireIrish ExaminerThe medical update from the Scotland squad following their battle with France on Sunday will have given Ireland's management plenty of pause for thought as they look ahead to their next Six Nations encounter in 11 days. Last Saturday's one-sided ...and more »

CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy top Six Nations stats charts - RTE.ie;

CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy top Six Nations stats charts - RTE.ie

RTE.ieCJ Stander and Craig Gilroy top Six Nations stats chartsRTE.ieIreland's hat-trick heroes CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy not surprisingly lead the way in the attacking stats after round two of the RBS Six Nations. The pair shared six tries in the 63-10 rout of the the Italians, with the demolition of Conor O'Shea's ...and more »

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George Hook: "The Italians were extraordinarily brave" - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fmGeorge Hook: "The Italians were extraordinarily brave"Newstalk 106-108 fmNewstalk's George Hook reviews the weekend's Six Nation's action as Ireland outclassed Italy and England and France also picked up wins. It was Italian boss Conor O'Shea who he felt for the most saying how he was thinking of "my good friend Conor ...and more »

Ireland's women remain fifth in world rankings - Newstalk 106-108 fm;

Ireland's women remain fifth in world rankings - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fmIreland's women remain fifth in world rankingsNewstalk 106-108 fmIreland's women remain in fifth place in the World Rugby rankings after their 27-3 win over Italy at the weekend. Tom Tierney's side recorded a bonus point victory courtesy of a last minute try from Hannah Tyrrell. Leah Lyons, Sophie Spence and Paula ...and more »

The pre-match conversation in Rome that could have swayed things in Ireland's favour - SportsJOE.ie;

The pre-match conversation in Rome that could have swayed things in Ireland's favour - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieThe pre-match conversation in Rome that could have swayed things in Ireland's favourSportsJOE.ieIreland were all-singing and all-dancing in Rome on Saturday, running in nine tries as they earned the first try bonus point in Six Nations history. After the chastening defeat to Scotland, Joe Schmidt's men started like a bat out of hell - winning the ...and more »

Ian Madigan: Line-out quality allowed Ireland to execute coach Joe Schmidt's plays in Rome - RTE.ie;

Ian Madigan: Line-out quality allowed Ireland to execute coach Joe Schmidt's plays in Rome - RTE.ie

RTE.ieIan Madigan: Line-out quality allowed Ireland to execute coach Joe Schmidt's plays in RomeRTE.ieTwo games down and while we haven't been perfect, this Ireland team heads into the first break of the Six Nations campaign in good shape and on track to win the championship. The positives from Rome stretch past the scoreline and the momentum-inducing ...and more »

The person at Munster who had a huge impact CJ Stander's blossoming Ireland career - JOE;

The person at Munster who had a huge impact CJ Stander's blossoming Ireland career - JOE

JOEThe person at Munster who had a huge impact CJ Stander's blossoming Ireland careerJOECJ Stander has been a revelation since he broke into the Munster first team a few years ago and he's made the step-up to international level look easy. The 26-year-old won the man-of-the-match in the demolition of Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday ...and more »

Stander is hat-trick history maker - EPCRugby.com;

Stander is hat-trick history maker - EPCRugby.com

EPCRugby.comStander is hat-trick history makerEPCRugby.comMunster Rugby back row powerhouse CJ Stander gave Toulouse a taste of what they can expect when they travel to Thomond Park for the Champions Cup quarter-final in April as he scored a hat-trick of tries in Ireland's record 63-10 demolition of Italy.and more »

'We Don't Deserve To Be In 6 Nations': Italian Media Slaughter Team After Ireland Defeat - Balls.ie;

'We Don't Deserve To Be In 6 Nations': Italian Media Slaughter Team After Ireland Defeat - Balls.ie

Balls.ie'We Don't Deserve To Be In 6 Nations': Italian Media Slaughter Team After Ireland DefeatBalls.ieWhile its Irish counterpart looks tentatively towards the visit of France despite a nine-try victory in Rome, the Italian media has taken its national rugby team to the woodshed following Saturday's record 10-63 defeat at Stadio Olimpico. Ireland laid ...and more »

Fun in the sun but Scotland loss still rattling Joe Schmidt - Irish Independent;

Fun in the sun but Scotland loss still rattling Joe Schmidt - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentFun in the sun but Scotland loss still rattling Joe SchmidtIrish IndependentFor all the fun Ireland had in the Roman sun, the defeat to Scotland lingered in Irish minds. This should have been step two on a journey towards a Grand Slam and that it's not devalued the record points total and everything that came with it. It was ...and more »

Rome in ruins as Joe's men enjoy la dolce vita - Irish Independent;

Rome in ruins as Joe's men enjoy la dolce vita - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentRome in ruins as Joe's men enjoy la dolce vitaIrish IndependentSean O'Brien enjoyed a highly encouraging return and was part of Ireland's back row 1 Sean O'Brien enjoyed a highly encouraging return and was part of Ireland's back row tour de force. Photo: Sportsfile. No prizes for guessing how things panned out in ...and more »

Lyons sparks Ireland avalanche as second-half blitz earns bonus - Irish Independent;

Lyons sparks Ireland avalanche as second-half blitz earns bonus - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentLyons sparks Ireland avalanche as second-half blitz earns bonusIrish IndependentPatience was the order of the day as Irish hooker Leah Lyons finally broke the Italian resistance and the Ireland Women secured a vital bonus-point win to go top of the Six Nations table with victory over Italy at Stadio Tommaso Fattori in L'Aquila ...and more »

Great to win and top the table but slow starts must end now - Irish Independent;

Great to win and top the table but slow starts must end now - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentGreat to win and top the table but slow starts must end nowIrish IndependentThe Ireland women's victory yesterday was the classic game of two halves. The first half was really bad; poor execution with no cohesion or momentum and they struggled to build any phases. It was a bit like the Scottish game all over again. We hadn't ...and more »

CJ Stander: 'It's easy if everyone plays their part' - Irish Times;

CJ Stander: 'It's easy if everyone plays their part' - Irish Times

Irish TimesCJ Stander: 'It's easy if everyone plays their part'Irish TimesCJ Stander and Craig Gilroy are standing a few metres apart, separated by a phalanx of camera crews and microphones but there is a common line of questioning. Each scored a hat-trick of tries in Rome, Stander racking up the usual impressive numbers, ...and more »

Gerry Thornley: Ireland performance so good it was almost wasted on Italy - Irish Times;

Gerry Thornley: Ireland performance so good it was almost wasted on Italy - Irish Times

Irish TimesGerry Thornley: Ireland performance so good it was almost wasted on ItalyIrish TimesITALY 10 IRELAND 63. Ireland were everything you thought they might be . . . and maybe even a little bit more. A bonus-point win, the first of its kind after Ireland secured the first bonus-point defeat a week ago, was secured in the first-half at a ...and more »

Conor O'Shea must rebuild a Roman empire lying in ruin - Irish Examiner;

Conor O'Shea must rebuild a Roman empire lying in ruin - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerConor O'Shea must rebuild a Roman empire lying in ruinIrish ExaminerHad the Six Nations been around in Ancient Rome, Julius Caesar would have been out on his imperial ear. He'd have been ridiculed for letting the place go to wrack and ruin long before the Colosseum collapsed or The Forum went to pot. Ireland fans ...and more »