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Entire Six Nations could be called off as UK Government considers banning sporting events as tournament bosses meet to make decision – Wales Online

The UK Government is considering following in France’s footsteps with a ban on public events in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading further, which could spell the end of this year’s Six Nations for now. Ireland v Italy – which had been due to take place this weekend in Dublin – has already been cancelled. Another match hangs in the balance after the French government imposed a ban on public gatherings of more than 5,000 people in confined spaces on Saturday, throwing the French team’s Super Saturday Six Nations clash against Ireland in Paris under further doubt. UK health
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Six Nations Rugby | Bono and O’Connell visit Ireland camp ahead of England clash 🇮🇪🏉📰

Bono meets up with Ireland squad Former captain Paul O’Connell is also with Ireland this week Andy Farrell’s side are looking to make it three wins from three against England With two wins from two, Ireland could not have hoped for much more from their start to the Guinness Six Nations. TAGS Ireland Main News RELATED NEWS LIVE: Kick-off approaches at Twickenham Preview: England v Ireland Jamie Heaslip: My Greatest XV And ahead of a potentially pivotal trip to Twickenham to take on England, Andy Farrell’s side have been preparing with a visit from Irish pop royalty. None other than
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England v Ireland: ‘No-one argues with a Farrell’ as father and son prepare for Twickenham game 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇮🇪 🏉 📰

There is an arc in the competitive relationship between most fathers and sons. Stage one: father teaches son. Stage two: father lets son win. Stage three: equally matched. Stage four: son unrepentantly triumphant. Stage five: son patronises father by throwing him occasional bones. Andy and Owen Farrell are not most fathers and sons. Which is why, when they come up against each other at the elite level once again this weekend, the dynamic between them will be so perplexing to the majority of those watching. England v Ireland is always a huge game. With Ireland two games unbeaten and England
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England vs Ireland preview:

England vs Ireland preview: This is going to be a massive game and probably the game to watch this weekend. If the conditions are better than what they were against Scotland this game is going to be a thriller. The English who bounced back against Scotland after losing to France in their first game are coming in onto this game with some confidence. The Irish who are unbeaten this far are going to Twickenham on a high and will want to keep their grand slam hopes alive. Neither one of these teams have found their best form, but if there
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Pro14: Ospreys 13-21 Leinster – BBC Sport

Pro14: Ospreys 13-21 Leinster Leinster kept their unbeaten season going with a 21-13 victory over struggling Ospreys at the Gnoll. It was a 12th successive Pro14 win for the Irish province and an 18th victory of the season. Tries from Tommy O’Brien, Josh Murphy and Cian Kelleher clinched the win, while Ospreys responded with a Luke Morgan try and eight points from Luke Price. Leinster’s victory took them 19 points clear in Conference A. Ospreys continue to prop up this section with just two wins in 12 league matches this season. Ospreys had Wales pair Owen Watkin and Adam Beard
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Rugby News 🏉📰

Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs are set to return to England’s starting XV for Sunday’s pivotal Six Nations showdown with Ireland at Twickenham, according to reports. The Leicester pair are expected to take over from outside centre Jonathan Joseph and scrum-half Willi Heinz when head coach Eddie Jones names his side late on Friday morning. Tuilagi is likely to be included in the wider midfield channel, rather than at inside centre, even though Henry Slade is back in selection contention after injury. That means George Ford and Owen Farrell will continue their 10-12 alliance despite the physical threat posed by
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England Six Nations Team News 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏉📰

Centre Jonathan Joseph is on the wing for his 50th cap as head coach Eddie Jones shuffles England’s backline for Sunday’s Six Nations game with Ireland. Elliot Daly moves to full-back for the Twickenham match with George Furbank, who began the first two games, injured.  Centre Manu Tuilagi is back after recovering from a groin niggle. Prop Joe Marler replaces the unavailable Mako Vunipola, with Ben Youngs returning at scrum-half and Courtney Lawes starting on the flank. For more on this story or other news please follow the link.
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BBC License Fee can’t go on for ever 🇬🇧 📺 📰

Downing Street turned on the BBC last night — vowing to scrap the television licence fee and make viewers pay a subscription. The national broadcaster could also be compelled to downsize and sell off most of its radio stations. In a plan that would change the face of British broadcasting, senior aides to the prime minister insisted that they are “not bluffing” about changing the BBC’s funding model and “pruning” its reach into people’s homes. For more on this story or other news please follow the link.
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Allstate sees potential for Ireland as global business hub | 💼 🇨🇮 📰

Ireland is becoming the ‘back office’ for Allstate Sales Group (ASG) with the introduction of software development and CAD support centres in Waterford and Sligo where the American company is expanding. Up to 200 people over the next three years will be employed in the Irish centres, with over ten recruited so far and “multiple interviews” taking place, says president of ASG, Anthony Tepedino. For more on this story or other Business News: — Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/allstate-sees-potential-for-ireland-as-global-business-hub-981116.html
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Ireland 24 – 14 Wales 🏉 🇮🇪 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

The storm stayed away but Ireland built a big green wall to barricade themselves against Welsh tides in Dublin, beating the Grand Slam champions Wales in the second round of the Six Nations tournament. Andy Farrell’s side went in front, then defended for their lives and sniped for scores as Wales lost in this Championship for the first time in nine games and the first time under Wayne Pivac, in Pivac’s first away game in charge. It was their previous trip here in the Six Nations when Wales were last beaten. This was not the 37-27 see-saw match of 2018,
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