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From The42 'One bad half and now everyone's questioning' - Vunipola defends captain Farrell Faith In Farrell

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

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

From The42 Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England Learning Curve

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

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

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

From The42 Russell back in contention for Scotland but Hogg ruled out of Wales clash Mixed Bag

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

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

From The42 Itoje, Robshaw and Joseph return to England squad BIG GUNS

Itoje, Robshaw and Joseph return to England squad

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

From The42 Six Nations over for England lock Lawes Lock Out

Six Nations over for England lock Lawes

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

From The42 Injury from O'Mahony challenge rules Hogg out of Scotland's trip to France Indisponible

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

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

From The42 Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes Taking Flight

Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes

The back-row forward is off after the 2019 World Cup.

From The42 Wales won't be fazed by Eddie Jones' mind games, insists Neil Jenkins Tidy

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

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

From The42 West Indies' Shannon Gabriel apologises to Joe Root and reveals what was said between players Not Cricket

West Indies' Shannon Gabriel apologises to Joe Root and reveals what was said between players

The bowler has been banned for four games.

From The42 Ban handed down for 'personal abuse of a player' after homophobic sledging storm Cricket

Ban handed down for 'personal abuse of a player' after homophobic sledging storm

Shannon Gabriel admitted breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in an exchange with England captain Joe Root.

From The42 Gabriel charged by ICC following Root sledging incident Verbals

Gabriel charged by ICC following Root sledging incident

Shannon Gabriel and Joe Root exchanged words on day three of the third Test.

From The42 'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best' Best Of The Best

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

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.

From The42 'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France Demolition

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

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

From The42 May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam Rampant

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

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

From The42 Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal Committed

Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal

The Australia fullback will remain with the Waratahs until 2022 after penning a new long-term deal.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How well do you remember the sporting action from the past seven days?

From The42 All Blacks centre Laumape rejects overseas interest to sign new Hurricanes deal Staying Put

All Blacks centre Laumape rejects overseas interest to sign new Hurricanes deal

Steve Hansen expects to see the 25-year-old play for the All Blacks ‘for years to come’ after he opted to stay with the Hurricanes.

From The42 Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener Faith In Youth

Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener

The 19-year-old is the youngest player in any of this year’s squads as he prepares to face Wales.

From The42 Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France Tweaks And Valleys

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

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.

From The42 Erasmus expects to leave Springbok head coach role after World Cup Future Plans

Erasmus expects to leave Springbok head coach role after World Cup

The former Munster boss will instead focus on his director of rugby duties with South Africa.

From The42 Captain Kolisi proud to restore respect for Springboks in Rassie's first year Upward Curve

Captain Kolisi proud to restore respect for Springboks in Rassie's first year

The former Munster boss has led a resurgence in South African rugby that could lead them to a World Cup clash with Ireland.

From The42 Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid Call Me

Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid

White has offered to replace under-siege Michael Cheika ahead of the World Cup.

From The42 All Black Crockett to skipper Barbarians against Pumas at Twickenham The Baa-baas

All Black Crockett to skipper Barbarians against Pumas at Twickenham

There’s a South African flavour to the Barbarians XV this weekend.

From The42 Blow for Munster's European rivals as Nowell suffers 'significant hamstring tear' Hamstrung

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

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

From The42 I made the wrong call on Farrell non-penalty, admits ref Error Of Judgement

I made the wrong call on Farrell non-penalty, admits ref

Angus Gardner concedes he made the wrong decision over the contentious challenge on South Africa’s Andre Esterhuizen.

From The42 Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France Unhappy

Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France

Les Bleus had never lost to their opponents in nine previous attempts.

From The42 Big injury blow for Wales as flanker Jenkins suffers suspected ACL damage Setback

Big injury blow for Wales as flanker Jenkins suffers suspected ACL damage

‘You have to really feel for him,’ Warren Gatland said.

Hartley dropped by England but Tuilagi named on the bench for Wallabies Test

Eddie Jones has announced his starting XV for Saturday’s game against Australia at Twickenham.

From The42 'When we play like that and we are not rewarded, I'm angry': O'Shea fumes at disallowed Italy try Response

'When we play like that and we are not rewarded, I'm angry': O'Shea fumes at disallowed Italy try

Tito Tebaldi’s first-half try was ruled out as Italy came up short against Australia.

From The42 Tuilagi on course to end 32-month England absence against the Wallabies Manu Mission

Tuilagi on course to end 32-month England absence against the Wallabies

The last of centre Tuilagi’s 26 England caps came against Wales at Twickenham in March 2016.

From The42 Scotland call up Newcastle flanker who featured in England's Six Nations squad Dual Mandate

Scotland call up Newcastle flanker who featured in England's Six Nations squad

‘I’m Scottish through-and-through but England asked me first,’ explained Gary Graham.

From The42 England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash 50/50

England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash

The pair missed England’s victory over South Africa, but could face the world champions this weekend.

From The42 Defiant England coach Jones backs Farrell to avoid citing Out Of Jail

Defiant England coach Jones backs Farrell to avoid citing

Referee Angus Gardner’s decision to leave Farrell’s late hit go unpunished caused huge debate.

From The42 Davies scores on return as Wales beat sloppy Scotland in Cardiff November Tests

Davies scores on return as Wales beat sloppy Scotland in Cardiff

Warren Gatland’s side started their November international schedule with victory over their Six Nations rivals.

From The42 Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan Tries Galore This post contains videos

Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan

There was no shortage of action in Tokyo this morning as New Zealand won a contest that featured 15 tries.

From The42 Scotland without Laidlaw as Cardiff clash falls outside international window Team News

Scotland without Laidlaw as Cardiff clash falls outside international window

Gregor Townsend has effectively named an Edinburgh-Glasgow select side for Saturday’s game against Wales.

From The42 Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash Clean Sweep This post contains videos

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash

New Zealand out-half Beauden Barrett scored his sixth try in three Tests against Australia this year.

From The42 Quigley emerges victorious after serious scrap with veteran Hernandez Test

Quigley emerges victorious after serious scrap with veteran Hernandez

Jason Quigley was pushed to the edge of his collar by 39-year-old Freddy Hernandez.

From The42 England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch Suspension

England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch

England will be without Nathan Hughes for three of their November internationals after he was banned for six weeks.

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