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Wales-Scotland To Go Ahead As Six Nations Release Statement

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Six Nations Rugby have confirmed that Wales’ final clash with Scotland will go ahead on Saturday in the Principality Stadium despite fears over Covid-19. The corresponding U20 fixture between the nations will also go ahead, however, the women’s match has been postponed after a Scottish player tested positive for the coronavirus. It is the only fixture that will go ahead …

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Coronavirus Postpones Six Nations Clash Between Scotland & Italy

Italy’s clash with Scotland in the Women’s Six Nations which had been scheduled for Sunday has been postponed due to coronavirus fears. Italian authorities made the decision to cancel all sporting events in the Veneto and Lombardy regions with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte holding a press conference on Saturday. Three Serie A games were also called off including Inter Milan …

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Ireland Overtake Wales In Latest Rugby World Rankings

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Ireland have risen one spot to fourth in the rugby world rankings, overtaking Wales following their Six Nations victory in Dublin on Saturday.  Andy Farrell’s side made it two wins from two in the competition with an impressive bonus-point win over Wayne Pivac’s men with tries from Jordan Larmour, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Andrew Conway proving the …

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Italy Duo Lovotti & Quaglio Receive Ban Following Dangerous Clearout

Italy South Africa

Italy duo Andrea Lovotti and Nicola Quaglio have both received a three-game ban following their dangerous clearout on Duane Vermeulen during their loss to South Africa.  Lovotti received a straight red in the 42nd minute of the 49-3 loss following a nasty tip-tackle on Duane Vermeulen when Italy were only five metres from the South African try-line. The prop was …

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Marchant To Make First England Test Start Despite World Cup Omission

England centre Joe Marchant is set to make his first Test start in their final Rugby World Cup warm-up game against Italy in Newcastle on Friday, despite not being included in the squad for the tournament. Marchant has made two previous appearances for England from the bench, however, his inclusion raises questions as to the fitness of Jonathan Joseph, who withdrew …

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Sergio Parisse Calls Time On Stade Francais Career

Sergio Parisse

Stade Francais have announced that Italy captain Sergio Parisse will leave the club after 15 years.  The 35-year-old has made 258 appearances for the Top 14 side, scoring 238 points. The club released a short statement on Friday. “Stade Français Paris and Sergio Parisse have decided by mutual agreement to put an end to the contract that binds them. 📃Communiqué …

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O’Shea: “It’s About The Future Of Italian Rugby, Not Me”

Conor O’Shea says the future of Italian rugby matters more than whether he remains the head coach of the Azzurri. O’Shea is entering the final year of a four-year deal and media reports have suggested the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) have been sounding out possible replacement candidates for the former Ireland fullback. But O’Shea, speaking at the official launch of …

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Ten-Try New Zealand Crush Italy 66-3 In Final November Test

World champions New Zealand bounced back from their try-less defeat to Ireland, scoring 10 against Italy in their biggest margin of victory over the Azzurri in 15 years to end their northern hemisphere tour with a 66-3 win in Rome. The All Blacks came out firing on all cylinders after their 16-9 defeat in Dublin last weekend, with five unanswered …

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Luke McGrath Embracing Every Opportunity In The Green Shirt

Leinster and Ireland scrum-half, Luke McGrath has said that being chosen for the World Cup squad next year would be a “dream”.  The 25-year-old is competing with Connacht’s Kieran Marmion, and John Cooney of Ulster to be the backup for Conor Murray and with the British & Irish Lion currently out injured, the November Series is the perfect opportunity to …

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Ireland Squad Named For Clash With Italy in Chicago

Joe Schmidt and Ireland

Ireland have named their squad of 26 players who will travel to Chicago to face Conor O’Shea’s Italy on Saturday, November 3rd. The squad includes two uncapped players – Leinster’s Ross Byrne and Ulster’s Will Addison, with the 26 man squad being whittled down to a matchday 23 at the end of the week. _____ Forwards (15): Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) …

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Mancini Determined To Rekindle Italy’s Love Affair With Football

MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 31: FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini issues instructions to his players during the Serie A match between AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 31, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the lows of their World Cup fiasco. The former Inter Milan and Manchester City boss was appointed in May after the four-time winners’ …

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