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Six Nations: France 20, Ireland 22

March 15, 2014
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Six Nations: France 20, Ireland 22

Gauls against Gaels. It is the last of 2014′s Six Nations matches and Paris will certainly be the focus of attention. By then England will have played – and probably beaten – Italy. Unusually, they will be backing France with great fervour. If it is a victory for France or, better still, the third...
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No calculators for England

March 13, 2014
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No calculators for England

England will simply be targeting victory when they play Italy in Rome in their final Six Nations match on Saturday, according to forwards coach Graham Rowntree. Stuart Lancaster’s men go into the game with a chance of winning the title, but Ireland’s superior points difference means that they will be almost assured of glory...
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No title means failure for Lancaster

March 4, 2014
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No title means failure for Lancaster

England coach Stuart Lancaster has said anything less than winning the Six Nations would count as a failure for his side.  Each of Lancaster’s two previous Championships have seen England finish runners-up to Wales – England’s opponents at Twickenham on Sunday. They remain the only major European side Lancaster has yet to enjoy a...
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Cardiff pain to drive England

February 26, 2014
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Cardiff pain to drive England

England scrumhalf Danny Care believes he is in the best form of his career and feels the “pain and hurt” of last season’s defeat in Cardiff can drive them to the Triple Crown. The Harlequins man scooted over for his sixth international try in the 13-10 win over Ireland, rounding off a flowing move...
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RBS 6 Nations: Wales 27, France 6

February 21, 2014
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RBS 6 Nations: Wales 27, France 6

France are strutting cockahoop while Wales wallow. After all France have won both of their Six Nations matches, while Wales were thrashed last time out. Not that Wales would normally wallow long and France are unlikely to be overconfident. France beat England who looked better than they did and they beat Italy with a...
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The quest for your Remote

February 21, 2014
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The quest for your Remote

Although it is week 2 of the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby, we are actually only really kicking of the season this weekend which will make life for some very difficult in the domination of the remote control over the weekend. We already kicked of the weekend with the first match in New Zeeland with...
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France get past Italy

February 9, 2014
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France get past Italy

France scored three second-half tries in 10 minutes to beat Italy 30-10 in the Six Nations championship on Sunday and maintain their perfect start to the competition. Louis Picamoles, Wesley Fofana and debutant winger Hugo Bonneval all touched down between the 43rd and 53rd minutes as France sealed the result following a dull, error-ridden...
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Scotland 0, England 20

February 8, 2014
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Scotland 0, England 20

England are preparing themselves for a pitch battle in more ways than one when they face Scotland for the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield on Saturday. It was at the Edinburgh ground where England coach Stuart Lancaster began his time in charge of the national side with a hard-fought 13-6 win two years ago. They...
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Ireland 26, Wales 3

February 8, 2014
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Ireland 26, Wales 3

Both Ireland and Wales will be looking to build on their opening Six Nations wins last week when they square off in Dublin on Saturday. Warren Gatland’s reigning Six Nations champions started their quest for a third successive title with a 23-15 win over Italy, while Ireland kicked off their campaign by beating Scotland...
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Ireland off to winning start

February 2, 2014
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Ireland off to winning start

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has enjoyed a winning start to his first Six Nations campaign as the Irish eventually eased to a 28-6 win over a one dimensional Scotland at Lansdowne Road on Sunday. Schmidt, who replaced Declan Kidney last year after the latter was sacked following a disappointing Six Nations, saw his side...
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6 Nations: France 26, England 24

February 1, 2014
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6 Nations: France 26,  England 24

France will be looking to put last year’s woes behind them when they take on England in their Six Nations opener in Paris on Saturday. Coach Philippe Saint-Andre’s team endured a horror tournament last year in which they finished last, and only managed to notch two victories in total in 2013. By contrast England...
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6 Nations: Wales 23, Italy 15

February 1, 2014
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6 Nations: Wales 23, Italy 15

No one has claimed three outright Championships in a row since it all began in 1883, although Wales did gain three consecutive titles in the Five Nations between 1969-71, with the 1970 crown being shared with France. It seems as though a poor start to the Championship does not faze the Welsh either –...
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Gatland opts for experience

January 14, 2014
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Gatland opts for experience

Defending champions Wales have named an experienced squad on Tuesday for the 2014 Six Nations Championships in their quest to win an unprecedented third straight title. No team has ever completed a hat-trick of Championships in the tournament’s various guises, not even the celebrated Wales team of the 1970s. There were few surprises in...
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Welsh pulverise Poms

March 16, 2013
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Wales thrashed England by a record-breaking 30-3 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday to retain the Six Nations title and deny the visitors a Grand Slam.
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Wynand Claassen’s son in Frog squad

February 11, 2013
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South African-born flanker Antonie Claassen on Monday was called up for the 23-strong French squad to prepare for the Six Nations match against England at Twickenham on February 23.
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Rugby round-up

February 9, 2013
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Scotland, Wales, the Bulls, Stormers and Lions were all winners in today’s rugby matches.
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Williams the hero as Wales beat England in thriller

February 27, 2012
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Williams the hero as Wales beat England in thriller

LONDON: Wales snatched a dramatic 19-12 win over England to win the Triple Crown and keep their hopes of a Six Nations Grand Slam alive at Twickenham here on Saturday. Julian Guyer February 26, 2012 ENGLAND 12 WALES 19 Crown clincher … Scott Williams scores the match-winning try for Wales. Photo: AFP The match was...
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Poms praise Barrit and Botha

February 6, 2012
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Two South African-born elements of England’s narrow Six Nations victory over old enemies Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday have earned laurels for their contributions.
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Mouritz & Barritt included in England 6N squad (updated with Methos news too!)

January 11, 2012
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Mouritz & Barritt included in England 6N squad (updated with Methos news too!)

England coach Stuart Lancaster picked nine uncapped players on Wednesday including Owen Farrell in a rejuvenated 32-man squad for rugby’s Six Nations.
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Six Nations Fixtures

February 26, 2011
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Six Nations Fixtures

There are 3 Six Nations games taking place this weekend where Italy will host Wales, England host France in the pick of the matches, and Scotland will play host to Ireland on Sunday.  Find your kick-off times and teams here.
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Frogs beat sloppy Oirish

February 13, 2011
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Defending champion France have fed off sloppy errors from Ireland to claim victory in Dublin and join England on maximum points.
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Coal Miners rout Kilts

February 12, 2011
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Wales brought a wretched eight-match winless run to an end by beating Scotland 24-6 at Murrayfield with a try in each half from winger Shane Williams in the Six Nations on Saturday. Associated Press James Hook, brought in by Wales to provide some creativity at flyhalf, set up Williams’ seventh-minute try and kicked three...
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Poms paste Pastas

February 12, 2011
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Wing Chris Ashton scored four tries as England overwhelmed Italy 59-13 at Twickenham on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten start to the Six Nations championship.
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Frogs smash Kilts

February 5, 2011
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France look a good bet to defend their Six Nations crown, after they smashed Scotland 34-21 in an entertaining first round encounter at Stade de France, in Paris, on Saturday. Rugby365 In an opening weekend when most teams looked rather stodgy and dour, with skills levels mostly shocking, the French laid down a huge...
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Poms end losing streak

February 5, 2011
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England withstood a furious fightback from Wales to open their 2011 Six Nations campaign with a 26-19 victory and end their eight-year losing streak in Cardiff on Friday. rugby365 Two converted tries from wing Chris Ashton and four penalties from flyhalf Toby Flood and Jonny Wilkinson secured a nervy victory for Martin Johnson’s men...
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O’Gara drop pastes Pastas

February 5, 2011
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Ronan O’Gara landed a drop-goal with two minutes remaining to give Ireland a fortuitous 13-11 win in their opening Six Nations match against Italy in Rome on Saturday. The teams had scored one try each in a scrappy affair that never reached any great heights, with the O’Gara drop-goal proving decisive against an Italian...
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Poms told to relish hate

February 4, 2011
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Poms told to relish hate

Martin Johnson has urged his players to embrace “the most hostile atmosphere in the Six Nations for an Englishman” when they begin their quest to win the tournament away to Wales on Saturday.
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Poms in a spin about night game

April 14, 2010
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MOVE TO ATTRACT LARGER TV AUDIENCE The controversial move to stage England’s opening Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff on a Friday night next season has sparked fears of travel chaos and led to criticism that supporters have been overlooked in the desire by championship chiefs to attract larger television audiences.
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