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...

Meyer draws positives from Boks' win in Italy - SuperSport

Meyer draws positives from Boks' win in Italy - SuperSport

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"The Italians had a proper go and they deserve a lot of credit for their performance. But our guys stuck to their guns and pulled it through when it mattered most." Captain Jean de Villiers felt the Boks showed their quality in patches but admitted ...

Boks: Sneaky Wales plan? - Sport24

Boks: Sneaky Wales plan? - Sport24

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As if to warm up for a possible late show against Wales, South Africa saved their best rugby for the closing stages of their otherwise innocuous 22-6 victory over Italy on Saturday, including a last-minute try by Bryan Habana. The Boks have won 27 of ...

No change in Bok ranking - Sport24

No change in Bok ranking - Sport24

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The same was true of New Zealand and South Africa after they enjoyed victories over Wales (34-16) and Italy (22-6) respectively on Saturday. The All Blacks, who were named World Rugby Team of the Year for the fifth year in a row after the match, have ...

South Africa vs Wales: Springboks dealt another blow as JP Pietersen ruled out ... - WalesOnline

South Africa vs Wales: Springboks dealt another blow as JP Pietersen ruled out ... - WalesOnline

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... surprise retirement from international rugby. Full-back Goosen, Pietersen and Habana all featured during last weekend's hard-fought 22-6 victory over Italy in Padova. South Africa are expecting a battle-royal against a Wales team still smarting ...

Wedding present for Carr's brother - Sport24

Wedding present for Carr's brother - Sport24

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Carr made his Springbok debut in the 22-6 win over Italy in Padova at the weekend. Coming on as a ... Carr will be hoping to build on his solid performance when the Boks conclude their year-end tour against Wales in Cardiff this Saturday. Read more on: ...

Video: Top five tries from weekend's Test rugby matches — vote for your ... - Courier Mail

Video: Top five tries from weekend's Test rugby matches — vote for your ... - Courier Mail

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BEAUDEN BARRETT: The All Blacks playmaker did his chances of earning a spot in coach Steve Hansen's 2015 World Cup line-up no harm with a brilliant solo effort, chipping over the Welsh defence before regathering on the fly and crossing for five points.

Forward discipline makes Schmidt's pain easier to bear - Irish Independent

Forward discipline makes Schmidt's pain easier to bear - Irish Independent

As it stands, England will dominate them and Wales may not have the firepower to do likewise. The first 40 minutes on Saturday were helter-skelter and one suspects that at half-time Joe Schmidt was not a happy camper as his team got drawn in to a ...

London Welsh - Sportinglife.com

Ex-Bradford Bulls and Wales Rugby League wing Elliot Kear is named on the bench alongside Nathan Trevett, who is set to make his first competitive appearance of the season. "Last Sunday hurt hugely; it certainly showed the step up to the Aviva ...

Meyer confident in young Boks after Botha retirement - SuperSport

Meyer confident in young Boks after Botha retirement - SuperSport

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South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer expressed confidence in the latest crop of Springboks to don the green and gold jersey after lock legend Bakkies Botha's decision to retire from the team after a 22-6 defeat of Italy. Meyer handed test debuts to Nizaam ...

Scotland recovery will face tough Six Nations examination - BBC Sport

Scotland recovery will face tough Six Nations examination - BBC Sport

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Given the attrition on display, it might seem strange to describe the autumn internationals as peace-time rugby. ... A week later they host Wales, who have beaten them seven times in succession or, to put it another way, Wales have won 11 of the last ...

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