Sunday, August 25, 2019
Rugby Ireland suffer embarrassing warm-up defeat to England at Twickenham

Rugby Ireland suffer embarrassing warm-up defeat to England at Twickenham

England's Tom Curry takes the game to Ireland in the international warm-up match at Twickenham. Photo: Reuters/Matthew Childs Ireland look so far off being on top of the world it seems incredible they were 80 minutes away from going to the top of the world rankings this morning. They return to Dublin tonight having dropped…
Mako Vunipola Rampant England thrash Ireland 57-15 to lay down World Cup marker

Mako Vunipola Rampant England thrash Ireland 57-15 to lay down World Cup marker

Sport Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup warm-up match - England v Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - August 24, 2019 England's Joe Cokanasiga in action with Ireland's Peter O'Mahony Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs 25 Aug 2019 12:11AM (Updated: 25 Aug 2019 12:50AM) LONDON: England delivered a command performance to delight a sun-drenched…
Mako Vunipola England vs Ireland: Manu Tuilagi sparks eight-try thrashing as Irish melt in Twickenham heat

Mako Vunipola England vs Ireland: Manu Tuilagi sparks eight-try thrashing as Irish melt in...

England sent out an emphatic statement ahead of the Rugby World Cup by recording their largest victory over Ireland with an eight-try 57-15 rout at Twickenham. In the sweltering conditions of south-west London that could yet prove to be the hottest August Bank Holiday weekend on record, Ireland melted in the heat as they found themselves outplayed…
Mako Vunipola Rugby: Rampant England thrash Ireland 57-15 to lay down World Cup marker

Mako Vunipola Rugby: Rampant England thrash Ireland 57-15 to lay down World Cup marker

Sport Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup warm-up match - England v Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - August 24, 2019 England's Joe Cokanasiga in action with Ireland's Peter O'Mahony Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs 25 Aug 2019 12:11AM (Updated: 25 Aug 2019 12:50AM) LONDON: England delivered a command performance to delight a sun-drenched…
Mako Vunipola Dismal Ireland suffer record-breaking defeat to England

Mako Vunipola Dismal Ireland suffer record-breaking defeat to England

Ireland's World Cup preparations took a heavy knock after a record defeat to England at Twickenham with additional injury concerns emerging over Cian Healy and Conor Murray.  While it was a first run-out of the season for many of Joe Schmidt's regulars, the performance was still nowhere near the level that the head coach would have…
Mako Vunipola Ireland crash and burn as England rip Schmidt’s men apart in London

Mako Vunipola Ireland crash and burn as England rip Schmidt’s men apart in London

England 57 Ireland 15 Murray Kinsella reports from Twickenham THIS WAS SUPPOSED to be about Joe Schmidt’s Ireland showing that they are ready to rebound from a disappointing 2019 Six Nations campaign. Instead, they were hammered by a rampant England, conceding eight tries and delivering a performance that will leave supporters gravely worried about Ireland’s…
Mako Vunipola Sport24.co.za | England lay down World Cup marker with Ireland mauling

Mako Vunipola Sport24.co.za | England lay down World Cup marker with Ireland mauling

London - Joe Cokanasiga scored twice as England laid down a warning to their Rugby World Cup rivals with an astonishing 57-15 trouncing of Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday.England ran in eight tries in all - man of the match Manu Tuilagi getting one of them - as they recorded both their highest score and…
Brodie Retallick Bledisloe Cup rugby: All Blacks first-five Richie Mo’unga suffers shoulder injury against Wallabies

Brodie Retallick Bledisloe Cup rugby: All Blacks first-five Richie Mo’unga suffers shoulder injury against...

Steve Hansen has calmed fears about Richie Mo'unga, the All Blacks' latest injury worry. The first-five was sidelined after going down with a shoulder issue in the 58th minute of the All Blacks' 36-0 Bledisloe Cup win over the Wallabies at Eden Park. Asked about Mo'unga, who left the field in the second half after…
Brodie Retallick Rugby World Cup: Owen Franks faces anxious wait for All Blacks squad naming

Brodie Retallick Rugby World Cup: Owen Franks faces anxious wait for All Blacks squad...

GETTY IMAGESCan Steve Hansen find room for both Nepo Laulala and Owen Franks in his World Cup squad?Owen Franks has played 108 tests, won two World Cups and been a scrummaging cornerstone for the All Blacks for a decade. But the 31-year-old tighthead prop faces an anxious wait to find out whether he can be…