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...

Ex-Munster out-half Hickey a Master of the professional game - The Score

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The Dublin native's career has seen him play for Leinster, Munster, London Irish, Worcester, Wasps, Petrarca in Italy and now Parisian-based outfit Massy. Here is a professional rugby player whose outlook on the sport is far from the norm, and wholly ...

Simon Thomas: Does Rugby Champions Cup truly represent a new era for ... - WalesOnline (blog)

But the next €4m will go to the Pro12 and the majority of it will head into Welsh and Irish coffers to reflect the fact they both contribute four teams to Europe whereas Scotland and Italy provide just two. That would see Wales and Ireland both ...

Commonwealth Games: More Than a Colonial Vestige - NDTVSports.com

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Other essential sports nations who are on the outside not looking in include Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain. There is also Brazil, and, ... But then Scotland, like Wales and Northern Ireland, has long expressed its ...

'Feeble' EU and UK 'hypocrisy' over Russia, and Commonwealth Games in press - BBC News

'Feeble' EU and UK 'hypocrisy' over Russia, and Commonwealth Games in press - BBC News

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The Daily Mail uses graphics to illustrate why European leaders have acted with what its writer Simon Heffer describes as "selfish cowardice", summing up the value of Russia's trade with France, Germany, Italy, Holland and the UK in figures ...

Welsh Rugby League to stage three games at Cardiff Arms Park - BBC News

Welsh Rugby League to stage three games at Cardiff Arms Park - BBC News

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"The World Cup Opening Ceremony, held in Cardiff last year, in which Wales played Italy drew a record attendance for a Welsh International Rugby League fixture, 45,052." The first game kicks off at 11:00 BST with the Scorpions taking on the Skolars at ...

Sportsday - football transfers latest - BBC Sport

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Celtic play the second leg of the tie, which they lead 1-0, at the home of Scottish rugby as Celtic Park hosts the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. A mixture of grass and artificial fibres make up ... Commonwealth Games. Wales' Olympic silver-medal ...

Super plans threaten Japan's growth - Kirwan - Stuff.co.nz

Super plans threaten Japan's growth - Kirwan - Stuff.co.nz

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The 16-team Top League has long formed the backbone of Japanese rugby and Kirwan believes that setting up a Super Rugby franchise in the country could jeopardise those teams. Japan has ... Under former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones, the Brave Blossoms ...

Old World threat to global master plan - New Zealand Herald

After years of selling itself as a global game when it never really was, rugby is poised to take grip in territories it has always dreamed of conquering. The All Blacks are scheduled to play in ... Is it only a matter of time before the likes of the US ...

Kear in for long haul to turn Wales into top contender - Yorkshire Post

Kear in for long haul to turn Wales into top contender - Yorkshire Post

Wales were dire in last year's World Cup, under-performing in losing all three games against the Cook Islands, USA and Italy. But Kear, who is “delighted” to get the opportunity, said: “I'm a big believer in international rugby league as my background ...

Jeff Probyn: Professional rugby seriously damages the Scottish team - The Rugby Paper

Although Argentina have now reached the dizzy heights of the Rugby Championship, they are about the same level as Italy were when they joined the Five Nations, while Canada and America are a long way off the standard that a team like Scotland aspire to ...

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