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Louis Picamoles Returns As Brunel Names France Squad

Louis Picamoles of France

France coach Jacques Brunel has summoned debutant Demba Bamba and recalled Louis Picamoles to his squad announced Wednesday for November Tests against South Africa, Argentina and Fiji. Picamoles makes his big return after being axed for a night out in Edinburgh while in Scotland for a Six Nations clash in February. The 20-year-old prop Bamba earned his call-up after starring …

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Louis Picamoles Has Signed a “Pre-Contract” To Join Montpellier In The Summer

This could well be rugby’s transfer saga of the summer. Over the last number of weeks, there has been a lot of speculation about the playing future of Louis Picamoles.  There have been many reports coming out France that Montpellier’s president, Mohed Altrad, is determined to bring the 31-year-old back row back to his native France. However, Picamoles is just one year …

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Opinion: Six Nations Team Of The Championship 2017

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 18: Stuart Hogg of Scotland celebrates at full time during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between Scotland and Italy at Murrayfield Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After a feast of rugby over the last two months, focus now turns to club action as well as the impending Lions tour. However, before we consign Six Nations 2017 to memory, we select our team of the tournament. _____ 15. Stuart Hogg Rob Kearney was solid and Halfpenny kicked well, but there was no real competitor to Scotland’s magician …

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Six Nations Announce 12-Man Shortlist For Player Of The Tournament

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: CJ Stander of Ireland holds off Scott Williams of Wales during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Six Nations organisers have announced the 12-man shortlist for the official Player of the Tournament. With Warren Gatland due to name his squad for the Lions tour of New Zealand in the coming weeks, many players from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales were looking to impress the coach – and to that end, the nominees list contains nine players that will …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

By virtue of the decision to schedule games on Friday night, Six Nations fans face into another fallow Sunday in this season’s Championship. While Friday night fixtures are popular among fans at a domestic and European level, Six Nations organisers face opposition to their staging. In any event, the lack of action allows rugby fans time to reflect on the weekend’s results …

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A Northern Hemisphere XV Perfectly Suited To Playing Super Rugby

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

In a recent article published on Wales Online, Simon Thomas revealed Leigh Halfpenny holds ambitions of playing Super Rugby at some point in the future. Of course, the Welsh fullback wouldn’t be the first northern hemisphere player to make an impact south of the equator. In recent years, Huw Jones, Danny Cipriani, Jamie Hagan, James Haskell, Frédéric Michalak and Andy Goode …

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Players In The Six Nations Thus Far

Six Nations EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Keith Earls of Ireland during the RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This season’s Six Nations Championship has already seen some brilliant performances. For some, the stand out was Louis Picamoles’ awesome illustration of power in defeat against England. For others, it may have been Stuart Hogg running Ireland ragged in the opening game of the Championship, or CJ Stander’s hat-trick against Italy, while Owen Farrell’s match-winning assist against Wales will rank among the …

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Statistically Speaking This Is The Best XV Of The Six Nations So Far

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 11/2/2017 Italy vs Ireland Ireland's CJ Stander

For some time now, the guys over at rugby.net have compiled lists detailing the best players in the world. Using mathematically generated data, they claim to objectively rate players from each of rugby’s elite competitions. Using their Rugby Net Rating Engine, thy interoperate an array of statistics, give them a weighting according to the competitions in which they were recorded and publish them using …

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Six Nations: Assessing Each Nation’s Best Ball Carrier

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Louis Picamoles of France leaves the pitch after the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on February 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

With the second round of Six Nations fixures taking place this weekend, let’s evaluate the players who punch the biggest holes in opposing defences. If you watched the England France game last week if would have been plainly clear that England were lacking the go-forward that the Vunipolas usually give them. They were a changed team when James Haskell came …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Lions Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Anyone who thought that Ireland and England were simply counting down to a final day showdown in Dublin were shocked in Dublin this weekend. Scotland produced some brilliant running rugby to beat Ireland in Murrayfield, opening up an Irish defence that looked flat-footed in the face of the agile Stuart Hogg and the skilful Huw Jones. Although Ireland’s power game …

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Five Quick Conclusions From England V France

England maintained their unbeaten record under Eddie Jones with a 19-16 win over France at Twickenham. Four penalties and a conversion from Owen Farrell and a late Ben Te’o try were enough to seal England the win after substitute prop Rabah Slimani put France ahead by finishing off an excellent team try. The loss of the Vunipola brothers, Billy and Mako, along …

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France Select Attacking Side To Take On England In Twickenham

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Guilhem Guirado, Captain of France (L) and Guy Noves, Head Coach of France (R) pose with The Six Nations Trophy during the 2017 RBS Six Nations launch at The Hurlingham Club on January 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gy Noves is banking on flair overcoming England’s power in Twickenham, after selecting a side filled with attacking intent for Le Crunch. In what is seen as a surprise move, Baptiste Serin has been selected at scrum-half ahead of Maxime Machenaud, and will join the in-form Clermont fly-half, Camille Lopez in the half-backs. With Wesley Fofana ruled out with injury, Gaël Fickou partners Rémi …

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