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Italy-wide sporting suspension leaves Serie A title race in chaos
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

Italy-wide sporting suspension leaves Serie A title race in chaos

Mar 9th 2020, 8:58 PM 8,946 Views 9 Comments

With all sporting activity in Italy shelved until 3 April at the earliest, Serie A has been left in chaos with Euro 2020 on the horizon.

Biggar and Liam Williams set to be fit for Wales' England clash
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# Boost

Biggar and Liam Williams set to be fit for Wales' England clash

Mar 3rd 2020, 10:13 PM 3,074 Views 1 Comment

The experienced duo are expected to be fit for a daunting trip to Twickenham.

Finn Russell holds 'positive discussions' over Scotland return
# Hope
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# Hope

Finn Russell holds 'positive discussions' over Scotland return

Mar 1st 2020, 10:47 PM 5,522 Views 1 Comment

The Racing 92 playmaker was disciplined for a ‘breach of team protocol’.

Henry Slade emerges as a Six Nations concern for England
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# Update

Henry Slade emerges as a Six Nations concern for England

Dec 29th 2019, 9:17 PM 4,912 Views 3 Comments

An injury sustained last weekend is expected to sideline the Exeter Chiefs centre for up to two months.

Wales re-name entrance at Principality Stadium in honour of ex-coach Gatland
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# Tribute

Wales re-name entrance at Principality Stadium in honour of ex-coach Gatland

Nov 29th 2019, 5:41 PM 9,477 Views 9 Comments

The main entrance into the ground will be called ‘Gatland’s Gate.’

World Rugby urges tier-one nations to be open-minded about global championship
# Nations Championship
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# Nations Championship

World Rugby urges tier-one nations to be open-minded about global championship

Mar 22nd 2019, 8:09 PM 5,424 Views 14 Comments

Rugby’s tier-one nations should have the future of the sport in mind when they consider World Rugby’s proposed changes, says Brett Gosper.

'One bad half and now everyone's questioning' - Vunipola defends captain Farrell
# Faith In Farrell
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# Faith In Farrell

'One bad half and now everyone's questioning' - Vunipola defends captain Farrell

Mar 20th 2019, 12:51 PM 7,266 Views 7 Comments

Owen Farrell has come in for criticism since the draw with Scotland, but Billy Vunipola says it’s unwarranted.

Scarlets trio sign new contracts after Wales' impressive Grand Slam heroics
# New Deals
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# New Deals

Scarlets trio sign new contracts after Wales' impressive Grand Slam heroics

Mar 19th 2019, 6:56 PM 7,174 Views 4 Comments

The Scarlets have signed up Wales trio Jonathan Davies, Ken Owens and Rob Evans to new deals.

Grand Slam winners Wales dominate Six Nations Player of the Championship shortlist
# Shortlist
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# Shortlist

Grand Slam winners Wales dominate Six Nations Player of the Championship shortlist

Mar 17th 2019, 8:50 PM 11,390 Views 9 Comments

The six-man shortlist for the Six Nations’ Player of the Championship award features four Wales players and two from England.

Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England
# Learning Curve
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# Learning Curve

Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England

Mar 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 9,433 Views 9 Comments

The hosts squandered a 31-point lead and needed a last-gasp try to snatch a draw against Scotland.

O'Shea insists Italy will hurt 'more than ever' after France defeat
# Missed Opportunities
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# Missed Opportunities

O'Shea insists Italy will hurt 'more than ever' after France defeat

Mar 16th 2019, 4:38 PM 8,336 Views 6 Comments

The Azzurri once again ended their Six Nations campaign without a win.

Wales motivated to seize Grand Slam chance - Gatland
# Chasing Glory
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# Chasing Glory

Wales motivated to seize Grand Slam chance - Gatland

Mar 14th 2019, 6:59 PM 3,054 Views 2 Comments

The Dragons can complete a Six Nations whitewash this weekend and head coach Gatland is pleased with his players’ attitude.

Final Six Nations start for Fofana among six France changes from Ireland defeat
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# Comme Ci Comme ça

Final Six Nations start for Fofana among six France changes from Ireland defeat

Mar 14th 2019, 11:21 AM 6,914 Views 10 Comments

The Clermont centre will start as the French look to sign off on a poor campaign with victory in Rome.

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby
# Legacy
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# Legacy

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby

Mar 13th 2019, 11:58 AM 4,890 Views 12 Comments

Gatland has won three Six Nations titles, two Grand Slams and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup.

Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'
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# 6 Nations

Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'

Mar 9th 2019, 6:08 PM 9,311 Views 13 Comments

Next Saturday in Cardiff should be tasty.

'No doubt' Welsh players distracted by merger talk, says Gatland
# Shadow
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# Shadow

'No doubt' Welsh players distracted by merger talk, says Gatland

Mar 5th 2019, 2:44 PM 6,997 Views 6 Comments

Warren Gatland has called for people to ‘take a breath’, and insists the proposed Welsh rugby restructure is region-led, not WRU-led.

Russell back in contention for Scotland but Hogg ruled out of Wales clash
# Mixed Bag
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# Mixed Bag

Russell back in contention for Scotland but Hogg ruled out of Wales clash

Mar 4th 2019, 1:03 PM 3,261 Views 2 Comments

The Glasgow fullback is still recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in a challenge by Peter O’Mahony.

Itoje, Robshaw and Joseph return to England squad
# BIG GUNS
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# BIG GUNS

Itoje, Robshaw and Joseph return to England squad

Mar 4th 2019, 11:16 AM 3,576 Views 1 Comment

Itoje has been missing since England’s big win over Ireland, while Robshaw has played just four matches since returning in January.

Six Nations over for England lock Lawes
# Lock Out
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# Lock Out

Six Nations over for England lock Lawes

Feb 25th 2019, 9:16 AM 6,905 Views 11 Comments

The Northampton second row will be out for four weeks with a calf injury.

Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel
# Ouais D'accord
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# Ouais D'accord

Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel

Feb 19th 2019, 1:04 PM 5,889 Views 12 Comments

The French head coach described the move as ‘a sporting choice’.

Injury from O'Mahony challenge rules Hogg out of Scotland's trip to France
# Indisponible
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# Indisponible

Injury from O'Mahony challenge rules Hogg out of Scotland's trip to France

Feb 18th 2019, 2:49 PM 8,522 Views 28 Comments

Gregor Townsend has added six players to his squad ahead of Saturday’s game in Paris.

Wales won't be fazed by Eddie Jones' mind games, insists Neil Jenkins
# Tidy
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# Tidy

Wales won't be fazed by Eddie Jones' mind games, insists Neil Jenkins

Feb 15th 2019, 10:23 AM 3,593 Views 9 Comments

It’s ramping up ahead of the game in Cardiff next weekend.

'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'
# Best Of The Best
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# Best Of The Best

'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'

Feb 11th 2019, 7:30 AM 5,721 Views 8 Comments

England may be top of the Six Nations table after two bonus-point wins, but Eddie Jones is wary of a Wales team that has won 11 straight.

'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France
# Demolition
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# Demolition

'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France

Feb 10th 2019, 8:22 PM 7,284 Views 10 Comments

A hat-trick from Jonny May helped England to a second bonus-point victory in the Six Nations at Twickenham.

May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam
# Rampant
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# Rampant

May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam

Feb 10th 2019, 5:12 PM 13,379 Views 40 Comments

Eddie Jones’ men were 44-8 winners this afternoon, with wing May scoring three of his side’s six tries at Twickenham.

'I truly believe we can win the Six Nations,' says Scotland's Stuart Hogg
# High Hopes
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# High Hopes

'I truly believe we can win the Six Nations,' says Scotland's Stuart Hogg

Jan 28th 2019, 9:09 PM 8,035 Views 15 Comments

The full-back believes his side are on the path to ‘something incredibly special’.

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France
# Tweaks And Valleys
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# Tweaks And Valleys

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:59 PM 4,079 Views 2 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny has been all but ruled out of Wales’ first two games in this year’s Six Nations as he recovers from a concussion.

Townsend forced to call four new players into Scotland's Six Nations squad
# Reinforcements
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# Reinforcements

Townsend forced to call four new players into Scotland's Six Nations squad

Jan 21st 2019, 11:27 AM 4,986 Views 1 Comment

Hamish Watson has dropped out with a hand injury.

Excellent business as Exeter tie England trio down to new deals
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# Chiefs

Excellent business as Exeter tie England trio down to new deals

Jan 21st 2019, 8:29 AM 6,976 Views 11 Comments

Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all signed fresh two-year deals with the Premiership club.

'This is the first game but there's an extra layer because it's Ireland'
# Old Rivals
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# Old Rivals

'This is the first game but there's an extra layer because it's Ireland'

Jan 18th 2019, 8:48 PM 30,333 Views 16 Comments

Billy Vunipola says England are ‘quietly confident’ as they prepare for their opening Six Nations game in Dublin.

Vunipola backs Farrell to 'lead by example' in solo leadership role after Hartley absence
# Stepping Up
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# Stepping Up

Vunipola backs Farrell to 'lead by example' in solo leadership role after Hartley absence

Jan 17th 2019, 8:14 PM 4,074 Views 5 Comments

Billy Vunipola believes Owen Farrell can thrive as captain in the absence of Dylan Hartley during the Six Nations.

Scotland Six Nations squad includes seven uncapped players
# New Additions
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# New Additions

Scotland Six Nations squad includes seven uncapped players

Jan 16th 2019, 11:00 AM 4,514 Views 10 Comments

Hookers David Cherry, Jake Kerr and Grant Stewart are among the uncapped players in Gregor Townsend’s selection.

Halfpenny to see specialist as headaches persist after November concussion
# Sidelined
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# Sidelined

Halfpenny to see specialist as headaches persist after November concussion

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:42 PM 10,918 Views 6 Comments

The Wales fullback was due to return against Cardiff Blues, but is ‘still picking up the odd issue’.

Wales flanker hopeful for World Cup after sustaining serious knee injury
# Race Against Time
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# Race Against Time

Wales flanker hopeful for World Cup after sustaining serious knee injury

Nov 28th 2018, 3:46 PM 6,607 Views 1 Comment

It is feared Ellis Jenkins suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage against the Springboks last weekend.

Blow for Munster's European rivals as Nowell suffers 'significant hamstring tear'
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# Hamstrung

Blow for Munster's European rivals as Nowell suffers 'significant hamstring tear'

Nov 28th 2018, 3:38 PM 8,228 Views 12 Comments

Exeter will be without the England winger for a period of eight weeks.

Four men summoned to English court in relation to Eddie Jones abuse
# Unsavoury Incident
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# Unsavoury Incident

Four men summoned to English court in relation to Eddie Jones abuse

Apr 17th 2018, 2:41 PM 7,275 Views 0 Comments

British Transport Police have confirmed four men will appear in court on 16 May in relation to abuse aimed at England coach Eddie Jones.

Jones will enjoy challenge of reviving England, insists Gregan
# The Drawing Board
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# The Drawing Board

Jones will enjoy challenge of reviving England, insists Gregan

Apr 12th 2018, 6:32 PM 6,638 Views 6 Comments

England’s results have tailed off alarmingly, but George Gregan thinks they will soon be back to winning ways under Eddie Jones.

England lose two forwards for Twickenham showdown with Ireland
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# Six Nations

England lose two forwards for Twickenham showdown with Ireland

Mar 11th 2018, 7:43 PM 17,754 Views 32 Comments

Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes have been ruled out of Saturday’s round five clash.

'Outstanding' Wales are not disrespecting Italy, insists O'Shea
# Only Way Is Up
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# Only Way Is Up

'Outstanding' Wales are not disrespecting Italy, insists O'Shea

Mar 9th 2018, 5:56 PM 9,089 Views 3 Comments

Wales may have made 10 changes for the visit of Italy, but that is not a sign of disrespect according to Conor O’Shea.

England pair ruled out and captain Hartley doubtful for Six Nations clash with France
# Absentees
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# Absentees

England pair ruled out and captain Hartley doubtful for Six Nations clash with France

Mar 6th 2018, 4:27 PM 9,339 Views 7 Comments

Wing Jack Nowell and openside Sam Underhill won’t feature in the penultimate game at the Stade de France this weekend.

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