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The Official Team Of The Six Nations Has Just Been Named

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 18: Anthony Watson of England and Jared Payne of Ireland compete for a high ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

After the Six Nations was finally wrapped up last weekend, official partner of the tournament, Accenture, have released the statistical team of the tournament. England claimed their second successive Six Nations in the Aviva stadium on Saturday even though they fell short of the Grand Slam after an impressive performance from the Irish stopped them at the final hurdle. The …

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Brian O’Driscoll Is Absolutely Disgusted The Irish Squad Didn’t Go Boozing Together After England Victory

Former Ireland centre Brian O’Driscoll is in disbelief that one Irish tradition has been shelved so soon after he hung up his boots. Widely regarded as one of the greatest centres in the history of the game, Brian O’Driscoll retired after a hugely successful career in the summer of 2014. However, less than three years later, ‘BOD’ was shocked to …

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Brian O’Driscoll Calls Out Sunday Times Journalist For Bizarre Comments On Johnny Sexton

Brian O’Driscoll was quick to jump to the defence of Johnny Sexton after the out-half was strangely criticized in The Sunday Times. After Ireland put in a fantastic performance to stop England from winning their second consecutive Grand Slam on Saturday, Stephen Jones was tasked with compiling a list of player ratings for The Sunday Times. Although the Welsh journalist’s …

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Six Key Lessons From The Penultimate Weekend Of Six Nations Action

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Danny Care of England celebrates scoring his sides seventh try with Tom Wood of England and Jack Nowell of England during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

England have done it. After winning their 18th consecutive Test match they moved level on victories with New Zealand’s run last year for the greatest number of consecutive victories.  They were simply incredible on Saturday, making a dangerous and strong Scottish side look incredibly weak. Meanwhile, Wales ended Ireland’s hopes, with the latter hosting grand slam-chasing England next week and …

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An Analysis Of England’s Five Best Fullback Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Alex Goode of England dives to score his team's sixth try during the Old Mutual Wealth series match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on November 19, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Fullback is one of the most contested positions in the England set-up at the moment, with head coach Eddie Jones having many different and brilliant options to fill the 15 jersey. Here we take a look at the five main contenders: _________ 5. Mike Brown Over the last few years, Mike Brown has been the go-to man at the back, but …

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Has Eddie Jones’ England Team Peaked Too Soon?

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 11: England line up during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Principality Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

If England beat Italy this weekend, they will go level with the great South African side of the late 1990s and New Zealand’s World Cup-winning heroes of 2015, who fell at the 18th hurdle as they put together stunning winning runs that ended in 1998 and 2014 respectively. England have won their last 16 matches and have won all 23 …

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Disaster Strikes For Scotland As Greig Laidlaw Ruled Out Of Remainder Of Six Nations

Scotland’s worst fears have been confirmed with the news that pivotal scrum-half Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations with an ankle injury. Confirming the news via their official Twitter account, Scotland Rugby must now face into contests with England, Wales and Italy without their captain and primary kicker. BREAKING NEWS | Scotland capt. …

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Six Key Lessons From The Second Weekend Of Six Nations Action

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 11: Elliot Daly (R) of England celebrates with team mates after scoring the match winning try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Principality Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Week two of the Six Nations was exciting, intense and full of high quality rugby. It put England in charge, Ireland back in the title race while Wales were much improved, Scotland had a reality check, France ended their losing streak and Italy are nowhere. Absolutely nowhere. There were three enjoyable games, albeit for different reasons. Yet again, we came …

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When Will The Six Nations Introduce Promotion And Relegation?

Italy v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Everybody knows that the Six Nations is the premier international rugby competition in Europe, but for some reason it doesn’t involve all of the best European nations. I’m of course speaking about Georgia. Georgia are better than Italy. If you want proof, just have a look at the current world rankings. Georgia are currently ranked 12th in the world, compared …

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Andy Goode Column: England Have To Keep The Ball Tight And Attack The Welsh Front Five

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Dan Cole of England is seen during 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)

Like almost every Wales-England game in recent times, Saturday’s match is almost impossible to call. Where one side is extremely strong, the other is very vulnerable. Take the front row for example, where Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley, and Dan Cole will be looking to plunder every available advantage at scrum time. Conversely, Rob Evans, Ken Owens, and Tomas Francis will be wanting to just survive …

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Watch: The Greatest Six Nations Battles Between England And Wales

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 5: Gavin Henson of Wales outpaces Mathew Tait of England during the RBS Six Nations game between Wales and England on February 5, 2005 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and England have had some fantastic clashes down the years, but many have come since the beginning of the Six Nations.  Whether it’s peroxide blond Will Greenwood putting Wales to the sword, Gavin Henson’s howitzer at the start of an unlikely grand slam, James Hook scoring in every way possible, the comeback to end all comebacks, England’s Cardiff capitulation or …

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BBC Wales Forced To Pull Six Nations Advert After Furious Reaction

It seems the BBC have made a bit of an error in judgement with their latest piece of promotional work for the Six Nations. Posted on BBC Wales’ social media accounts on Wednesday evening, the advert in question showed several Welsh fans being asked the question; what’s good about England?  In response, a puzzled expression spread across the faces of …

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