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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 on the rebound from World Cup final disappointment there is extra weight on this one, but you can find subplots anywhere you care: Farrell senior returning to Twickenham as head coach for the first time; Eddie Jones with a new-look coaching staff containing only a solitary Englishman; both looking to move their teams on as a new World Cup cycle begins.

But it is the Farrell against Farrell narrative that will draw the eye, because each is so integral to everything their side is, and because their characters are reflected in the style and attitude of the teams around them.

— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51560161

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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.

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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 Bono, the lead singer of U2, was in camp with Ireland this week, chatting to the Ireland squad after being asked in by Farrell.

And the Ireland head coach explained that bringing in the music legend was more than just a chance to rub shoulders with a superstar.

He told IRFU TV: “We’re unbelievably privileged. He was top of the wish list. He was great, he put real time and effort into it. He’s a private guy who doesn’t really do these things. But he loves his rugby. His wife Ali came along as well and she loves her rugby as well.

“He told us some stories and we got a lot out of it. He’s a proud Irishman so we connect to that. The key for us is making sure we do the homework and the guests that come in, we get something out of it. So the lads certainly did their homework and asked the questions and got the answers that they wanted from it.”

Bono was not the only person to join up with Ireland this week, with former skipper Paul O’Connell also attending training.

O’Connell, who called time on his playing career in 2016, has spent time coaching in France and took the opportunity to come into the camp and chat to the players.

And Farrell believes the former Ireland captain can help his players, while also getting something out of the experience himself.

He added: “It’s great to have Paul with us. We invited Paul in to see what he thinks about the environment, just get a general feel, to be there as a sounding board from the lads.

“We’re getting some good feedback from him and he might learn a few things along the way himself. It’s great to have some past players and somebody that the boys really respect.

“We have an environment that loves people coming in. We like people asking questions so we can answer them and explain them to ourselves as well. It’s great to have him in and he’ll be here until Friday and he’ll give us some feedback.”

— Read on www.sixnationsrugby.com/2020/02/19/ireland-call-on-rock-and-rugby-royalty-to-prepare-for-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 was ever a game to do so, this would be it. The English are going to try and use their forward pack to set up a good base to attack from and in free play they will want to clean out rucks quickly and give quick ball to their very dangerous backline.

Ford who is playing at 10 again will have a massive job on his shoulders because he is the person that is responsible for distributing the ball to his outside backs. If the Irish are able to put him under pressure like the Bokks did in the World-Cup final he will not be able to get the ball out wide and it will make it easy to defend against them. The Irish will look to do the same and their flyhalf Sexton is also the key to their attacking structure. He will direct the traffic and if his team can’t get go forward he has the know how to put the ball on the boot and start playing deep inside the English half again. Both teams are matched up perfectly and it is very hard to see one team dominate one faze of the game. That is why this is going to be one of the most exiting games to watch this far in the comp.

Key match ups:

Maro Itoje vs James Ryan: These two are two of the best locks in the northern hemisphere and they will battle it out for supremacy. They are both great line out jumpers and are two of the best defenders in the world. Maro is a very great defender and one of the things that he brings to the game that not a lot of locks do is his work at the breakdown. He gets more than his share of turnovers and penalties and that makes it easier on the teams loose forwards and they share their work load between all of them. James gives this team a hand up in the physical part of the game and will carry hard and try to get over the gain line. He will also help his team clean out the ruck quickly so that they can get quick ball and get their backline moving.

George Ford vs Johnny Sexton: The teams play makers. These two will have to control the game with the boot and their decision making. Both of these are world class 10’s and can take the game away from the other team in a matter of seconds and that is why the defending team will have to keep an eye on them. I believe that these two players are going to be the vital point of each team. They will control the game and the player who gets the upper hand in that department of the game will give their team a great chance to win.

Teams:

Starting XV

Joe Marler

1

Cian Healy

Jamie George

2

Rob Herring

Kyle Sinckler

3

Tadhg Furlong

Maro Itoje

4

Devin Toner

George Kruis

5

James Ryan

Courtney Lawes

6

Peter O’Mahony

Sam Underhill

7

Josh van der Flier

Thomas Curry

8

CJ Stander

Ben Youngs

9

Conor Murray

George Ford

10

Johnny Sexton

Jonathan Joseph

11

Jacob Stockdale

Owen Farrell

12

Bundee Aki

Manu Tuilagi

13

Robbie Henshaw

Jonny May

14

Andrew Conway

Elliot Daly

15

Jordan Larmour

Bench

Luke Cowan-Dickie

16

Ronan Kelleher

Ellis Genge

17

Dave Kilcoyne

Will Stuart

18

Andrew Porter

Joe Launchbury

19

Ultan Dillane

Charlie Ewels

20

Caelan Doris

Ben Earl

21

John Cooney

Willi Heinz

22

Ross Byrne

Henry Slade

23

Keith Earls

My Prediction:

I think this is going to be a thrilling game and definitely worth watching. I also think that the Irish are going to win the game and keep their hopes of a grand slam alive.

— Read on rugbydissect.sport.blog/2020/02/23/england-vs-ireland-preview/

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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 Ireland’s imposing centres Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw.

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Italy have made one change to the starting line-up for this weekend’s game against Scotland.

Alessandro Zanni comes back in at at lock for Dean Budd, who now drops to the bench.

Zanni has played 118 Tests for Azzurri and played against Wales.

Italy: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Mattia Bellini, 13 Luca Morisi, 12 Carlo Canna, 11 Matteo Minozzi, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Callum Braley, 8 Abraham Steyn, 7 Sebastian Negri, 6 Jake Polledri, 5 Niccolò Cannone, 4 Alessandro Zanni, 3 Giosuè Zilocchi, 2 Luca Bigi (c), 1 Andrea Lovotti; Replacements: 16 Federico Zani, 17 Danilo Fischetti, 18 Marco Riccioni, 19 Marco Lazzaroni, 20 Dean Budd, 21 Giovanni Licata, 22 Guglielmo Palazzani, 23 Giulio Bisegni.

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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.

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Tyson Fury vs Francesco Pianeta: Gypsy King sets up world title shot with Deontay Wilder after his points win win over the Italian

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Six Reasons to Invest in Search Marketing or SEO Services…

Business owners are constantly working on business improvement, always looking to make their business better, more profitable, and more relevant.  With that in mind they should be looking to invest in search marketing or SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) services.

The information below should help you to understand the most important reasons to invest in Search Marketing or SEO services.

1. Customer Acquisition

 

Usually the most important factors in running any business is in the acquisition of new clients, customers, or users.

Website customer acquisition…

 

Your website is usually a fundamental piece of the puzzle, and without it, your efforts could be completely wasted.

Whether your website is just there to help your customers find your contact information, or if it is actually used to directly generate leads, appointments or sales, it is likely that you could be doing additional things in order to help you to reach more people and investing in search marketing or SEO services can help.

 

2. Search Marketing, SEO & Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is, of course, a big area of interest at the moment for many businesses and website operators, and modern search marketing and seo combined more traditional seo services with social media marketing and this should be at the core of your business marketing strategy.

Search Marketing & SEO is forever changing…

Unfortunately, search marketing or SEO is something that is becoming more and more difficult all of the time, and most businesses and web operators do not dedicate enough time to the search marketing, seo or social media marketing and a good SEO Agency will do this for you as well as keeping up to date with all of the changes.

3. Link Building

Google and the other major search engine providers have extremely complex algorithms that help them to determine where various websites, landing pages, and videos should rank in their search results.

This information is proprietary, and so they simply can’t share exactly how each individual site is ranked.

One thing that has been known since the search industry was born, however, is that links are an extremely crucial measurement tool.

Links are valuable…

Having a lot of links pointing to your site is a signal to the search engines that your site has something valuable.  However, getting links to your website from other places on the internet is also quite complex.

 

but the wrong links could be harmful…

Backlinks can also potentially harm your site if those links come from the wrong places.

Quality over quantity…

 

Also, the number of backlinks is not generally viewed to be as important as the quality of a given backlink.  So while link building is important, it’s equally crucial to hire an SEO agency that understands how to do this properly.

4. Content Marketing

You may have heard this phrase before, and it’s likely to be heard many more times as currently within the world of search marketing and SEO content is King.

High Quality Content is Crucial to your success…

 

Having high-quality content on your website is crucial to its success. In most cases, this content consists of informative articles that actually help people in the industry in which you operate.

How, though, does having all of this content actually help your search ranking?

Having high quality articles helps you out in more ways than one.

  • First of all, high quality content makes it much more likely that your content will be viewed, read and shared by others, and this can help you to generate additional backlinks.
  • Secondly, quality content helps you ensure that visitors spend more time on your website, and this is also a very important signal to search engine providers that your site is worthy of a good ranking.

5. New Markets

Often businesses aren’t always covering all of the markets they could be for their products and services and a good search marketing company or SEO agency can help you to find new markets for your products and services via detailed keyword researching and good keyword marketing toward those new markets.

6. Consistent results that can last a long time

There are SEO tactics that can help a website to rank highly fairly immediately, however, many of these tactics will not last, and some will actually cause you to be penalised later on.

Just as is true in most other areas of life, the easy way is generally not the best way.  A search marketing expert or Good SEO agency will help you by using proven strategies that will help you earn traffic for years to come and these results can be far better and more reliable than alternative web marketing strategies such as Adwords.

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