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Rugby England vs Ireland player ratings: Manu Tuilagi shines as Eddie Jones’ side hit form ahead of World Cup

Rugby England vs Ireland player ratings: Manu Tuilagi shines as Eddie Jones’ side hit...

England thrashed Ireland to warm up for the 2019 World Cup.  Manu Tuilagi and Joe Cokanasiga shone for the hosts to provide Eddie Jones with plenty to admire.  For Ireland, it was a concerning performance, despite Jordan Larmour putting them into an early lead. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18…
Rugby England vs Ireland: Owen Farrell warns Rugby World Cup rivals ‘the best is in front of us’ after record victory

Rugby England vs Ireland: Owen Farrell warns Rugby World Cup rivals ‘the best is...

Owen Farrell put the rest of the world on notice in the aftermath of England’s record 57-15 win over Ireland by stressing their best performances remain ahead of the squad, while Eddie Jones warmed that man-of-the-match Manu Tuilagi still has “20 per cent to go” before he reaches his peak. England blew their Six Nations rivals…
Rugby Sorry Ireland toil in the heat as England run riot at Twickenham

Rugby Sorry Ireland toil in the heat as England run riot at Twickenham

England 57 Ireland 15 A heavy beating was always conceivable as there were several mitigating factors pointing towards it. But even so, this was ominous and, potentially, costly both physically and psychologically for Ireland. Conor Murray went off in the first half, as he did in the final warm-up game here four years ago, although he returned…
Rugby England 57 Ireland 15: Ireland player ratings

Rugby England 57 Ireland 15: Ireland player ratings

Rob Kearney The grand old fullback has long been criticised for not developing a creative streak to go with other fine attributes but the skip pass leading up to Larmour’s try showed even at 33 an elite player can improve. Rating: 6 Jordan Larmour Did himself no favours when it comes to forcing his way…
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…
Rugby England vs Ireland LIVE: Start time, team news, when is it, how to watch online, TV channel, odds, prediction

Rugby England vs Ireland LIVE: Start time, team news, when is it, how to...

Follow the latest updates live from the Rugby World Cup warm-up clash between England and Ireland at Twickenham as the two Six Nations rivals take another step closer to Japan 2019. After two experimental games against Wales, England have gone full-strength against the Irish as George Ford, Owen Farrell and Manu Tuilagi line-up in a…
Rugby Rúaidhrí O’Connor: ‘Joe Schmidt has stood by his men – now it’s time they repaid him’

Rugby Rúaidhrí O’Connor: ‘Joe Schmidt has stood by his men – now it’s time...

No 1 ranking on offer but coach would take good performance and a clean bill of health When he looks around the dressing-room this afternoon, Schmidt will see players who have delivered for him. As 'Game of Thrones' fans will tell you, a lot of stellar work can be undone if the finale fails to…
Rugby Schmidt’s Ireland need to show encouraging signs in Twickenham

Rugby Schmidt’s Ireland need to show encouraging signs in Twickenham

IT’S HARD TO shake off the concerns that built during the Six Nations, most Ireland fans will tell you. It must be difficult for Joe Schmidt and his players to ignore those doubts too. There have even been references to 2007 in the last couple of weeks – many of those mentions accompanied by the…
Rugby A win is unlikely, but Ireland might settle for emerging unscathed

Rugby A win is unlikely, but Ireland might settle for emerging unscathed

England v Ireland, Twickenham, Saturday, 3pm - Live on Sky Sports It’s an England-Ireland game, if not as we traditionally know it. It’s merely a World Cup warm-up match but, then again, it’s still England v Ireland. For many Irish supporters, there’s still no better away venue to win, and no better place to lose,…
Rugby Schmidt has stood by his men – now it’s time they repaid him

Rugby Schmidt has stood by his men – now it’s time they repaid him

No 1 ranking on offer but coach would take good performance and a clean bill of health When he looks around the dressing-room this afternoon, Schmidt will see players who have delivered for him. As 'Game of Thrones' fans will tell you, a lot of stellar work can be undone if the finale fails to…

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