With the second round of the Guinness Six Nations taking place this weekend, Ireland were looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat at home to England Ireland travelled to Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon to face an inform Scottish After the hard fought England match Ireland were missing some key players through injury such as Garry Ringrose but Irelands depth in the squad saw them beat Scotland 13-22 in front of the Murrayfield crowd. Andrew Porter came off the bench after 67 minutes to help Ireland finish out the job and put the first points on the board of the 2019 campaign. Porter has been a regular impact sub used by Schmidt to help his side finish out games.
Conor O’Shea’s Italy hosted world number four Wales in the Stadio Olimpico in the evening game on Saturday. Italy put 15 points past the Welsh but some well-worked tries saw Wales get the better of O’Shea’s team winning 15-26.
Both Dave McIntyre and Fiona Coghlan were busy commentating on the second round of this year’s competition. Dave was with Virgin Media commentating on the Scotland v Ireland Men’s match and Fiona was with RTE commentating on Scotland v Ireland Women’s match.
Joy Neville was refereeing in the Rugby Europe Championship. Joy travelled to Spain to take charge of the Spain v Russia game where Spain won by just two points, 16-14 in what was a fast paced game.
Peter Lydon started in the number 15 shirt for Ealing Trailfinders against Doncaster Knights on Saturday. Peter played a full 80 minutes scoring four conversions helping his side win 33- 24. Jerry Sexton captained his side, Jersey Reds against London Scottish on Saturday. Jerry had another good performance in the number four jersey but unfortunately his side lost out 14-24. Mark Flanagan, captain of the Bedford blues was in action against London Irish on Saturday in what was a very close match up. Mark and his pack made a huge number of tackles in the first half but London Irish got the better of the blues by just three points away from home winning 23-26.
Sarah Rowe played in the second round of the AFLW for Collingwood who played against Melbourne. Sarah had a great performance winning some key high balls. Collingwood only put 9 points past Melbourne which was not enough to beat their 26 points.