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Nathaniel Cope

Dublin based journalist.

204 Articles

Ireland's Addison faces World Cup fight after back surgery

Will Addison has been forced to go under the knife for a back injury that he picked up while training with Ireland during the Six …

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
09 Apr 2019, 9:29

Ambitious Ealing Trailfinders recruit former England rugby league coach

Ealing Trailfinders have added some rugby league coaching experience to their ranks as they seek to improve their chances of achie…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
09 Apr 2019, 7:56

Fiji 7's head coach pinpoints where team needs to improve ahead of HK Sevens

Fiji Sevens team are seeking a fifth successive HSBC Hong Kong Sevens title this week.

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
02 Apr 2019, 7:51

Leinster confirm Leavy will miss World Cup

Leinster have confirmed that Dan Leavy will miss the World Cup later this year. He suffered a knee injury in his side’s 21-18…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
01 Apr 2019, 8:06

Sonny Bill Williams posts emotional video message after deadly gun attack in Christchurch

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has led tributes to the victims of the horrific gun attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
15 Mar 2019, 7:07

Ireland Player Ratings - vs France

Ireland remain mathematically in contention to retain their Six Nations title after a 26-14 four-try bonus point victory over Fran…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
10 Mar 2019, 16:01

Ireland make 7 changes to team for France clash

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
08 Mar 2019, 8:50

Leaked WhatsApp messages from players emerge, as Twitter sparks over 'mental' merger

There's been a furious reaction to the proposed merger of the Ospreys and the Scarlets. Wales’ Professional Game Board, which…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
05 Mar 2019, 6:18

Northampton Saints players hit out at 4G pitches with gruesome photos of Allianz Park injuries

Northampton scrum half Alex Mitchell has sparked a debate on Twitter over the use of 4G pitches in rugby after posting a gruesome …

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
04 Mar 2019, 9:47

Ireland make 4 changes for Italy test

Ireland have resisted the opportunity to make a raft of changes by naming a strong side to face Italy in the Guinness Six Nations.

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
22 Feb 2019, 8:54

Townsend's 'concern' over player access ahead of World Cup as row rumbles on

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is worried about the ongoing row between Premiership Rugby Limited and World Rugby over the re…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
24 Jan 2019, 11:12

Springboks flyhalf Pat Lambie to retire - reports

Springboks flyhalf Pat Lambie could be about to announce his shock retirement, according to reports in France.

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
18 Jan 2019, 6:49

Wales suffer Faletau Six Nations blow

Wales' preparations for the Six Nations have suffered a blow with yet another injury to Taulupe Faletau. Faletau made an impres…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
14 Jan 2019, 16:36

Wales outhalf Priestland to leave Bath

Wales outhalf Rhys Priestland is looking for a new club for next season after Bath announced he'll be leaving the West Country out…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
08 Jan 2019, 11:53

Springboks captain Kolisi's comments on quota system cause major stir, but he's not the first

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi is under fire for his comments about the current quota system in place. The South African govern…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
08 Jan 2019, 5:39

Wales hooker Owens forced into major positional switch for Scarlets

Ken Owens has 60 caps for Wales and is a British & Irish Lions hooker, but the Scarlets captain has been forced into a dramatic po…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
04 Jan 2019, 8:46

Can this Exeter team be the one to end Saracens 22-match unbeaten run

Exeter and Saracens square off in the Gallagher Premiership this weekend - first versus second, with just two points separating th…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
21 Dec 2018, 8:38

It's getting messy - Premiership row over player access for World Cup escalates

Premiership bosses are not backing down in the insurance row over player access ahead of the World Cup.

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
21 Dec 2018, 5:10

Preparations for World Cup thrown into chaos as Premiership and World Rugby collide

Teams at the Rugby World Cup could be facing a major problem when it comes to preparation after an insurance wrangle between the P…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
14 Dec 2018, 15:08

Akapusi Qera prepares for his club debut, but is his World Cup push in vain

Akapusi Qera had a year left on his Agen contract, when he and the French club decided to part ways last June. He played just four…

Nathaniel Cope
Nathaniel Cope
14 Dec 2018, 11:54
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