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Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close - Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

Dont think Barnes was consistent as usual. Two potential tries stopped by each team feom deliberate knock ons. One saw yellow the other didn't. One a definate penalty try, because absolutely nobody would have stopped North 5 yards out from a clear line. Yellow for first offence in game against Ireland for Sexton in the previous match might not have seemed wrong had the same standard been applied for the remainder of game, which again it wasn't. Just plain inconsistent but felt for him a little with doctor who should never see a Rugby field again.

1 Week, 2 Days ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Shame it not for the championship but Ireland will be playing for world cup ceeding which is a hell of a lot more important to them than spoiling the party of deserved winners. Cant wait for this contest.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

#TBT: Peter Stringer's brilliant low tackle on Jonah Lomu in 2002

39 years old and stile going with Sale Rugby. Intelligent player!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Scotland leave it late to beat Ireland in thrilling Six Nations opener

Great game! Scotland nulified probably the best back three in the championship in the first half double tackling Heaslip and Stander in particular. Ireland were sloppy and defending narrow probably to protect 10 in Sextons absence. Great comeback but Scotland made every score hard earned. Shame a harsh penalty on Jackson settled it, but in fairness in favour of deserved winners.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Are the All Blacks a dirty team? Fans divided after battle in Dublin

Im Irish and I would not call their performance dirty, cynical certainly. You just dont give away that many penalties in your own 22 and expect to be called anything else and with respect to Kiwi in Germany there could have been many more offsides, not releasing after tackles that the Ref missed that should have led to more yellows for repeated cynical play.

4 Months, 6 Days ago

New Zealand avenge previous loss with bruising win over Ireland

The loss of Henshaw (shoulder to head), Stander (shoulder to head and no wrap by Dagg not spotted by anybody it seems) and hamstrung Sexton in the first half, definately weakened the Irish attacking options. Ref didn't help much either, but that said the Irish know that they left this one behind lacking the clinical and cynical edge of the champs. Hats off to Barrett, Wittlock and Rettalick for making a significant difference to Chicago.

4 Months, 6 Days ago

Ireland break drought to upset New Zealand for the first time ever

5 tries all different. No kicking the leather off the ball. Had all the P's possession, pressure, passing and passion with bags of cleverness. Irelands set piece never dipped below even but mostly bordering on better. That said the misfiring AB's had our minds squarely fix on 2013 at the 65 mark such is their quality and the knowledge that they could go flat out like forever. Pain relief was finally administered in overdose levels by Hheeennnssshhhaaaww. 50 years from now approximatley 1 million Irish men and women will tell the story of how they attended this match.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

IRPA Try of the Year 2016 Nominees announced

Love them all but northern hemisphere bias has me voting for Heaslip try.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Connacht score brilliant length of the field try as they upset Toulouse

Connacht show what won the the Pro 12 last year despite the yearly depletion of squad. Deserved win.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England beat Ireland in final World Cup warm-up game at Twickenam

Jonny May took his opportunities well, but he will not meet any markers in that group that will miss 5 of 6 tackles like Tommy Bowe did on the weekend.

1 Year, 6 Months ago