Szarzewski ruled out for France

France will be without their two first-choice hookers when they face Scotland on Saturday after Dimitri Szarzewski picked up an ankle injury. Les Bleus were already without Clermont Auvergne's...

Centre Davies proves Wales fitness

Wales centre Jonathan Davies has proved his fitness for the trip to face England at Twickenham, says Scarlets backs coach Mark Jones The 2013 British and Irish Lions centre came through 64 minutes...

George Hook: Let legend walk away and take his place among great

George Hook: Let legend walk away and take his place among greats

George Hook – Updated 03 March 2014 07:40 AMHowever, for the first time in the history of Irish rugby it appears that irrespective of form, a player cannot be dropped. Once...

Kevin Maggs on Brian O'Driscoll: 'We could see he was special fr

Kevin Maggs on Brian O'Driscoll: 'We could see he was special from the start'

Vincent Hogan – Updated 03 March 2014 07:41 AM"He just looked like a wiry kid with glasses," recalls Maggs, capped 70 times for Ireland and one of the most explosive...

Brian O'Driscoll: 'We could see he was special from the start'

Brian O'Driscoll: 'We could see he was special from the start'

Vincent Hogan – Published 03 March 2014 02:30 AM"He just looked like a wiry kid with glasses," recalls Maggs, capped 70 times for Ireland and one of the most explosive...

Bowe not included in Ireland squad

Ireland winger Tommy Bowe will not be considered for the Six Nations game against Italy as he continues his rehabilitation after a groin injury. The Ulster player was not included in a 33-man...

Six Nations: week three review

In the third week of Six Nations action, Ireland held on to top spot despite a narrow loss to England, Wales thumped France, while Scotland stumbled past a gallant Italy with a one-point victory. England...

Wood wants focus for Wales 'revenge'

England must use their desire for revenge "in the right way" when they face Wales in the Six Nations next Sunday, according to flanker Tom Wood. Wales' 30-3 victory over England ...

Saint-Andre has no regrets

France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre insisted he had no regrets about suspending Louis Picamoles from next weekend's Six Nations clash with Scotland despite the latter's stunning form. Picamoles...

Hold the Back Page: BODballs rubbish must be discarded

Hold the Back Page: BODballs rubbish must be discarded

Eamonn Sweeney – Published 02 March 2014 02:30 AMThere's poor Peter O'Mahony, maybe Ireland's best player of the season so far, being interviewed last week and...

Alun Wyn Jones: 'I'm ready to captain Wales in South Africa' - WalesOnline

Alun Wyn Jones: 'I'm ready to captain Wales in South Africa' - WalesOnline

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But despite having 78 caps in his locker and being one of the most respected figures in the game, Jones has only captained Wales twice – against Italy in 2009 and this year, both of which ended in narrow victory. “I'm 100 per cent against Italy on ...

European Rugby Champions Cup: The behind-the-scenes story - BBC Sport

European Rugby Champions Cup: The behind-the-scenes story - BBC Sport

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... for a breakaway tournament - supported by the Welsh regions - and, on the other, the unions of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy and France pledged their support to the status quo; the Heineken Cup, run by current organisers European Rugby Cup (ERC).

Australia to play England and Wales during 5-match tour to prepare for Rugby WC - Gulf Today

Australia to play England and Wales during 5-match tour to prepare for Rugby WC - Gulf Today

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The Wallabies won the last four matches of their 2013 European tour, beating Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Wales after a narrow defeat to England. “With the Rugby World Cup just a year away in England, we have scheduled games against five teams that ...

Sydney FC need to relax over Melbourne Heart's sky blue thinking - The Guardian (blog)

Sydney FC need to relax over Melbourne Heart's sky blue thinking - The Guardian (blog)

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“Sky blue represents our club, our harbour city and is the traditional colour of New South Wales,” said Barlow, forgetting, as people from Sydney are inclined to do, that Sydney and New South Wales are not in fact the same thing. Sky blue also ...

Opinion: Exeter Chiefs given Euro target - Exeter Express and Echo

Opinion: Exeter Chiefs given Euro target - Exeter Express and Echo

It is still up in the air whether the play-off for the final place in the European Rugby Champions Cup – I wonder where the inspiration for that title came from – will be over two legs or a one-off match, with home advantage decided by the toss of a ...

Danny Care opens up about Stuart Lancaster's influence and Harlequins' play ... - SkySports

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Once dubbed the 'bad boy' of English rugby, Danny Care's rise to prominence has been far from a fairy-tale, but the maverick scrum-half has discovered a true sense of patriotism and belonging under the tutelage of Stuart Lancaster. At 27, Care has ...

European rugby peace deal agreed as Heineken Cup is replaced - WalesOnline

European rugby peace deal agreed as Heineken Cup is replaced - WalesOnline

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Those seven will include the top finishers from Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy, with the next three sides selected on merit. At present, that would see Leinster, Glasgow, Ospreys and Treviso qualifying alongside Munster, Ulster and the Scarlets ...

Edinburgh's Mike Coman steps up for Zebre crossing . . - Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh's Mike Coman steps up for Zebre crossing . . - Edinburgh Evening News

“I missed the match against Treviso, but I did go along and saw first hand the passion that is around especially when the Italians play at home,” said Coman. “Maybe at age-group level I might have come across Italian sides but certainly not in senior ...

New European Cup Format Ends Long-Running Rugby Dispute - New York Times

New European Cup Format Ends Long-Running Rugby Dispute - New York Times

The board will have representatives from all nine stakeholders — the unions of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, and the English Premiership, French Top 14 and Regional Rugby Wales — and an independent chairman. The executive ...

Welsh Rugby Union 'erratic' - Saracens chief Edward Griffiths - BBC News

Welsh Rugby Union 'erratic' - Saracens chief Edward Griffiths - BBC News

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At least one team from each of the Pro12 countries - Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Italy - will be guaranteed a place in the tournament. The remaining spot will go to the winner of a play-off between the seventh-placed teams in England and France ...

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