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#Autumn Nations Cup

# autumn-nations-cup - Today’s News

'It's something I've enjoyed, but Johnny is team captain' - James Ryan

The 24-year-old will captain Ireland again this weekend versus Georgia.

# autumn-nations-cup - Yesterday’s News

Stockdale hoping for return to Ireland XV after first replacement outing

The 24-year-old scored off the bench against England last weekend.

# autumn-nations-cup - Monday 23 November, 2020

Ireland's new-look combinations learn about top-level Test rugby in Twickenham

The inexperienced halfback pairing didn’t get anything like an armchair ride.

'Maybe I’m just protecting my teammates but I thought it was a lot better'

Conor Murray feels Ireland closed the gap on England despite a fourth consecutive defeat.

# autumn-nations-cup - Sunday 22 November, 2020

'We're in nursery school, Liverpool are doing their PhD at Oxford University'

England boss Eddie Jones explained how the Premier League club has inspired them.

Virimi Vakatawa's try helps France to victory away in Scotland

Stuart Hogg and co. made some costly errors in the closing stages.

England are a better team than Ireland and more work is needed to close the gap

Andy Farrell and his coaches must remedy the lineout and breakdown issues that hurt them yesterday.

# autumn-nations-cup - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Wales end losing streak with unimpressive win over Georgia

An 18-0 victory has eased some of the pressure on Wayne Pivac.

Farrell hails Ireland's character and points to 'priceless' lessons against England

The Ireland head coach was positive about his team’s performance in defeat at Twickenham.

England smother the life out of Farrell's Ireland in dominant win at Twickenham

A late Jacob Stockdale try put some gloss on the scoreline but Ireland were a clear second best.

As it happened: England v Ireland, Autumn Nations Cup

Ireland were defeated 18-7 by England at Twickenham today.

'Eddie Jones is just playing games' - Ireland aim to walk the walk in Twickenham

James Ryan captains Andy Farrell’s side on what feels like a very important occasion for this squad.

# autumn-nations-cup - Friday 20 November, 2020

'We think of all our players as being Irish' - Ireland brush off 'United Nations' jibe

Assistant coach Richie Murphy pointed out how well integrated foreign-born players have become in Ireland.

Covid-affected Fijians' clash with Scotland cancelled

Twenty-nine members of the Fiji travelling group have tested positive.

# autumn-nations-cup - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Eddie Jones questions Ireland's ability to bring 'dominant' display to Twickenham

The English boss has made a point of using Andy Farrell’s own words.

Are Ireland ‘soft’? Do they still belong in the world's elite? Saturday will tell us

Andy Farrell has the easiest team-talk of his career ahead of him at Twickenham. He just needs to remind his players of Rassie Erasmus’ damning words.

George Ford named on England bench for Nations Cup tie with Ireland

Ford missed the recent wins over Italy and Georgia to undergo treatment on the long-standing issue.

George Ford keen to face Ireland after recovering from Achilles injury

Eddie Jones must decide whether to restore the Leicester playmaker to the England starting XV.

# autumn-nations-cup - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained

Keith Earls, Bundee Aki and CJ Stander have also come into the starting XV for Twickenham.

Byrne keen to kick on and put bad memories against England behind him

The Leinster out-half is eager to have another crack at Eddie Jones’ side.

# autumn-nations-cup - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Autumn Nations Cup between Italy and Fiji cancelled after 29 Covid cases

The cases were recorded in the Fijian camp.

'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test

The Leinster lock signalled he will lean on experienced heads like Peter O’Mahony and Keith Earls.

France awarded 28-0 win following cancelled match against Fiji

The Autumn Nations Cup fixture had been called off after five Fijians tested positive for Covid-19.

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'

The Ireland scrum-half came in for praise on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

'I reckon I've got a target on my back!' - Lowe loves first taste of Test rugby

The Leinster wing got stuck in against Wales and is now targeting a win in Twickenham.

# autumn-nations-cup - Monday 16 November, 2020

'I don’t want to be a guy who plays once and then disappears' - Billy Burns

The 26-year-old made his Ireland debut against Wales on Friday night.

Ireland confirm Sexton and Henshaw have been ruled out of the England game

The out-half has a hamstring injury, while the centre picked up an abductor strain.

Roux proud to play part for Ireland with family watching on from South Africa

The Connacht lock is hopeful he has done enough to keep his place against England.

Sexton injury allows Ryan first captaincy chance with 'Pete backing him up'

Ireland will be hoping their 35-year-old out-half is fit for this weekend’s visit to Twickenham.

'Ireland v England, it doesn't come any bigger than that. I'd love a crack at it'

Chris Farrell hopes to retain his place but Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw are also in contention.

'It’s like going from playing Nishikori to Djokovic': Eddie Jones braced for Ireland challenge

England have beaten Italy and Georgia in their last two matches while Ireland have faced Wales and France.

# autumn-nations-cup - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Eddie Jones tells England to beware 'cock-a-hoop' Ireland

The coach described the upcoming match as ‘the most important game of the year’.

# autumn-nations-cup - Saturday 14 November, 2020

England warm-up for visit of Farrell's Ireland with six-try win over Georgia

Eddie Jones’ men were dominant on a very wet afternoon at Twickenham

Scotland make it four wins in-a-row with hard-fought victory against Italy

Franco Smith’s men will be gutted to have come up short of a win over the Scots in Florence.

'I had almost resigned myself to the fact that I was looking at retirement'

Rob Kearney will continue his foray into TV work before heading to join the Western Force in Perth.

Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton

The captain hopes to be fit for the trip to Twickenham to take on England next weekend.

# autumn-nations-cup - Friday 13 November, 2020

Farrell hails 'dominant' Irish win but injuries a concern for Twickenham trip

The Ireland head coach knows his team will need to improve on ‘everything’ to beat England.

Lowe and Roux tries help Ireland to winning start in the Autumn Nations Cup

Andy Farrell’s men came out on top but captain Johnny Sexton is an injury concern ahead of the England clash.

The five key issues facing Ireland against Wales tonight

The Autumn Nations Cup gives Andy Farrell the chance to perfect his game-plan after an inconsistent Six Nations, writes Garry Doyle.

Keenan excited to link with Lowe and Stockdale in Ireland's new-look back three

The Leinster man will win his third cap against Wales in Dublin this evening.

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