RBS Six Nations – Ireland Rugby Matches and Tickets 2015

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RBS Six Nations – Ireland Rugby Matches and Tickets 2015

16.01.2015 – Ireland is determine to defend the Six Nations Championship trophy and will face Italy, France, England, Wales and Scotland in their journey. Especially the match up against England and Wales will be a highlight in this year’s competition. All Ireland Six Nation tickets are available now.

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Having won this competition last year, Ireland will be aiming to make it two in a row going into the 2015 Six Nations Championships. Ireland are currently 3rd in the latest IRB World Rankings and had incredible year in 2014. They will hope to keep the momentum up for the Six Nations and the World Cup later in the year. They will go into the competition second favorite behind England, but they may use this to their advantage when the two teams meet in Dublin on the third weekend of the tournament.

Italy vs Ireland – 7th February 2015

Ireland will be expecting maximum points from their opening game against Italy in Rome. Players such as Tommy Bowe will hope to exploit the Italians defence and continue his good scoring form. Playing in Rome in front of a capacity crowd can be daunting so Ireland will have to be on top form to claim the victory and get off to a flying start in the 2015 campaign. Ireland Six Nation tickets for all away matches are now available.

Ireland vs France – 14th February 2015

This promises to be a tight encounter but Ireland will go into the match as favourites having narrowly beaten them last year 20-22 in Paris at the Stade de France. Ireland will have home advantage this time around and fans will be expecting victory despite the absence of retired legend Brian O’Driscoll. Thierry Dusautoir and winger Wesley Fofana will provide a threat for France but if the teams current poor form continues, Ireland should win this one. Get your Ireland Six Nations tickets now and see Ireland at their first Six Nations match at the..

Ireland vs England – 1st March 2015

England visit Dublin for the third round of fixtures. Both teams will feel that the winner has a great chance of lifting the title. Ireland have lost the last three meetings between the two including a 6-12 defeat at home two years ago as well as a 13-10 defeat at Twickenham last year. The last two meetings have been tight and this promises to be no different with both teams looking strong going into the competition. Ireland will hope that home support can carry them through this match. Get your Ireland Six Nations tickets now and see one of the highlights in this year’s Six Nation Championship against England.

Wales vs Ireland – 14th March 2015

Ireland travel to Cardiff for their penultimate game in this year’s Six Nations Championships. Ireland will aiming for their second successive victory against the Welsh having won 26-3 in Dublin last year. This will be a sterner test for Ireland in front of a daunting Welsh crowd at the Millennium Stadium. This promises to be a tight game and could influence the outcome of the competition. Secure your Ireland Six Nations tickets now and watch Wales against Ireland live at the Millennium Stadium.

Scotland vs Ireland – 21st March 2015

Ireland are away to Scotland for their final match of the competition. Ireland will go into the match having won last year’s encounter in Dublin 28-6 however, Scotland will hope that home support can drive them on to victory as they did in 2013 coming away 12-8 winners. Ireland will be favourites for victory having won the competition last year and will carry momentum into the competition on the back of a successful year in 2014. It’s the last Ireland match of the 2015 Six Nations competition. Get your Ireland Six Nations tickets now.

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Stadium

Ireland’s national stadium currently is the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Tennants of the stadium currently are the IRFU (Irish Rugby Football Union Team), Republic of Ireland national football team, and Leinster Rugby team. Opened in 2010, it is built on top of the sight where Lansdowne Road was. The stadium has a capacity of 51,700. Lansdowne Road was the national stadium for Irish Rugby until 2006, since then they played at Croke Park while the Aviva was being built.

Rivals

Main rival in the Six Nations 2013 is certainly are England who came second in the 2012 Six Nations beating Ireland with 30-9 at Twickenham.

Ireland Six Nations Tickets

Ireland Six Nations tickets are still available even for highlights against France, England and Wales. Secure your Ireland Six Nations tickets now and watch the games live at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

 

Six Nations 2014

13.12.2013. Ireland head into the 2014 Six Nations Championship looking to put last season’s disappointing campaign behind them and make a lasting impression under their new coach.

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The 2013 Six Nations was disappointing for Ireland as they only managed to win one game during the tournament; 30-22 against Wales in their opening match. Ireland went on to finish 5th in the competition ahead only of France on points difference after losses to England, Scotland and Italy as well as a 13-13 draw with France. Since last season’s Six Nations Championship Ireland have appointed a new coach, toured North America, defeated Samoa, lost to Australia and are set to face New Zealand. Coach Josef Schmidt will be looking to get the best out of influential centre Brian O’Driscoll along with some of the younger talents at his disposal such as fly-half Jonathan Sexton in order to avoid another disappointing campaign. Ireland are currently captained by Munster lock Paul O’Connell who will lead Ireland out in the upcoming Six Nations Championship.

Ireland v Scotland – February 2nd, 2014

Ireland will get their 2014 Six Nations Championship underway on February 2nd when they face Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Scotland enjoyed a slightly more successful 2013 Six Nations campaign than Ireland as they managed two wins in the competition including one against Ireland and the other against Italy. The 2014 encounter between the two sides will see Ireland start as favourites however it is likely to be a tight contest with Scotland possessing some top class players in their squad including Stuart Hogg and winger Sean Maitland. Last season’s Six Nations clash between Ireland and Scotland took place at Murrayfield and saw Ireland lose 12-8 despite dominating large parts of the game. That win for Scotland was only the 2nd time they have defeated Ireland in the Six Nations since 2004 and the Irish will be desperate to get back to winning ways come February 2nd.

Ireland v Wales – February 8th, 2014

Ireland can enjoy the home comforts of the Aviva Stadium again in week two of the 2014 Six Nations Championship although they face a tough test as they take on Wales. Wales are the current Six Nations Champions after defeating England 30-3 in the final match of the 2013 Championships and denying their rivals a famous Grand Slam win. Wales will certainly be among the favourites for the tournament in 2014 and arguably possess the most talented squad in the competition with no fewer than 14 of their players taking part in the 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour. With the likes of Leigh Halfpenny, George North and Sam Warburton likely to feature on February 8th Ireland have a difficult challenge in front of them. Ireland did however make sure Wales got off to the worst possible start to their 2013 Six Nations campaign with a deserved 30-22 victory at the Millenium Stadium. Another victory for Ireland in 2014 would delight Irish fans and send a message to their upcoming Six Nations opponents.

England v Ireland – February 22nd, 2014

Ireland’s 3rd match of the 2014 Six Nations Championships sees them travel to Twickenham to face England. England will still be seething from last season’s Six Nations campaign which saw them throw away the chance to win the Grand Slam with a 30-3 defeat to Wales in their final game after victories over Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy. Fly-half Owen Farrell has since cemented his place in the England first team and he, along with impressive centre Manu Tuilagi, will be hoping to put last season’s disappointment behind them by going one better in 2014. England won a match in Dublin for the first time in 10 years in 2013’s tournament and will be favourites to defeat the Irish again, this time on home soil. Ireland will be no pushovers however and will be desperate to inflict a home defeat on the English just as the English did to them last time around.

Ireland v Italy – March 8th, 2014

Ireland return to the Aviva Stadium on March 8th to face Italy in a game they are much fancied to win. Italy exceeded expectations during last season’s Six Nations Championship by securing 4th place in the table thanks to wins over Ireland and France and are certainly capable of causing Ireland problems in their penultimate fixture. Italy are a rapidly improving side with the majority of their players now competing in France or the UK including Leicester Tigers prop Martin Castrogiovanni and Captain Sergio Parisse. Revenge will definitely be on the mind of the Irish when the two sides meet after they endured an embarrassing 22-15 defeat in Rome last season however the Italians will face a much harder challenge in Dublin.

France v Ireland – March 15th, 2014

Ireland’s final fixture in the 2014 Six Nations Championship sees them travel oversees to the Stade de France. France had a miserable 2013 Six Nations campaign and, despite finishing level on points with Ireland, ended the tournament at the foot of the table. The only positive of their 2013 campaign was a 23-16 final game victory over Scotland at the Stade de France. Ireland and France are two closely matched teams which is demonstrated by the fact their last two meetings have ended in a draw however Ireland have only won one out of the last 10 Six Nations meetings between the two sides so may be considered underdogs for the upcoming contest. If Ireland are going to come away from France with a famous victory they will need to nullify the threat posed by centre Mathieu Bastareaud, forward Louis Picamoles and scrum-half Morgan Parra.

 

Six Nations 2013

Ireland is ranked 6th in the IRB World Rankings. Ireland has the majority of players fit the Six Nations 2013. Their main goal is to win the Six Nations in 2013 and move on from a third place finish last year. However, Ireland faces tough games against England and France.

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Current Head Coach is Declan Kidney and will be out to replicate the Irish success of 2009 when they won the Grand Slam. Brian O’Driscoll is an Irish Rugby Union legend. He is regarded as one of the best rugby players in the world and is the Irish all-time top try scorer. Veteran Ronan O’Gara, top Irish points scorer and boasts the most Irish caps will have competition at Fly-Half from Jonathan Sexton. Rory Best will be pushed to perform at his best at Hooker as there are two younger upcoming contenders for his position.

Ireland vs England – February 10th, 2013

Ireland will face its toughest game of the 6 Nations in 2013 against England on February 10th at 15:00 at the Aviva Stadium.  England is currently 5th in the IRB World Rankings and just returned from a 38-21 win over World Champions New Zealand. England also came second in last year’s Six Nations beating Ireland with 30-9 at Twickenham. However, with the home crowed in the back, Ireland wants revenge and is certainly capable of beating England. England head coach Lancaster will have to field his best players against Ireland.  Players to watch in the England squad are Manu Tuilagi and Toby Flood. This game will certainly be one of the highlights of the 2013 Six Nations.

Ireland vs France – March 9th, 2013

Ireland will face France on March 9th at 17:00 at the Aviva Stadium. France is another tough opponent and currently 4th in the IRB World Standings. France had a very successful Autumn International beating Samoa (22-14) and Australia (33-6). Ireland drew France in last year’s Six Nations with 17-17 at the Stade de France. The player to watch in the French team is Frédéric Michalak.

History

The Irish Rugby Football Union was formed 1884. Ireland, however, didn’t have a great start and lose their first ever match 7-0 to England in 1875. It took Ireland until 1881 to win their first ever test against Scotland. In 1884, Ireland had to borrow 2 Welsh players as they turned up 2 players short for their match. 1984 brought the Triple Crown to Ireland as they ran out winners against all 3 home nations. That Home Nations saw Ireland win their first back-to-back matches when they recorded their first win against Scotland. In the 1890’s the majority of players were protestant middle class and the majority of players played for Dublin clubs – Wanderers, Dublin University and Bective Rangers. They won the Home Nations twice more, in a competition where all 4 nations had achieved success in a very upcoming game for players and supporters.

In 1948, after the war, Ireland was inspired by Jack Kyle, a fly-half, who was also the tactician. In that year, Ireland beat France in Paris, England at Twickenham and Scotland at Lansdowne Road. They also won their first Five Nations grand Slam and the following year won the Triple Crown once again. In the sixties, Ireland recorded only three Five Nations wins in 1961, 1963 and 1964. In 1969, Ireland were once again denied by the Welsh for the Grand Slam title in the last game of the competition and in the Autumn appointed Ronnie Dawson as their first ever head coach. In 1985, Ireland won the Triple Crown once again with a last minute drop goal to win the Five Nations competition. This was Ireland’s last piece of silverware until 2004. In the inaugural World Cup in 1987, Ireland made the quarter finals before being knocked out by the eventual winners. Ireland made the quarter finals once again and lost once again to Australia. Ireland was the first team to beat England after their World Cup win and went on to win the Triple Crown, narrowly beaten to the Six Nations by France that year. Ireland won the grand slam, their first since 1985 and won the competition. During the 2011 Six Nations, Ronan O’Gara became the first Irish man and the fifth international ever to score over 1,000 points Brian O’Driscoll scored his 25th Championship try, setting a new record for tries scored in the Home/Five/Six Nations.

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