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Six Nations: Ranking England’s Championship-Winning Stars

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Owen Farrell of England celebrates victory with Jack Nowell on the final whistle during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Having had a tournament to remember, including achieving a Grand Slam for the first time since 2003, we take a look back at just how well each member of this championship-winning England squad performed.  Here each player is rated from 1-10. _____ Props Joe Marler: 6 His battle for the loosehead prop position with Vunipola will prove fascinating. Two quality …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Championship – Take Two

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 19: James Haskell of England is tackled by Loann Goujon of France during the RBS Six Nations match between France and England at the Stade de France on March 19, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

As the dust slowly settles on this year’s Six Nations Championship, Angus Cross picks his team of the tournament following Alan Drumm’s selection yesterday. _____ 1. Jack McGrath Fantastic discovery for Ireland. Strong scrummager and ball carrier. _____ 2. Guilhem Guirado The shining light in a dire French side. Ferocious in defence and attack. _____ 3. WP Nel Established himself as …

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Making A Case For 6 Nations Relegation

Daire O’Driscoll makes an argument for the introduction of a relegation/promotion system to the 6 Nations competition. Wales coach Warren Gatland this week supported a relegation system in the 6 Nations. In a week where Gatland angered many by his “banter” remarks, the suggestion of relegation has angered Italian captain Sergio Parisse. “You think a federation like Ireland or France …

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Remembering The Last Vintage Six Nations Championship

ROME - MARCH 17: Gordon D'Arcy of Ireland makes a break on his way to score a try during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and Ireland at Stadio Flaminio on March 17, 2007 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

As we approach the concluding weekend of the Six Nations’ latest edition, prepare yourself for pages of expert reviews, Team of the Tournament selections and more novelty articles which are likely to include an array of journalists debating what changes they’d make for 2017, favourite refereeing moment and so on. But, most importantly, count how often you read the following …

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Is It Time For Ireland To Replace Scrum Half Conor Murray?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Conor Murray of Ireland passes the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

For years Conor Murray has been a cornerstone of the Irish team. But with the way Ireland have been playing, is it maybe time to replace the scrum half? Murray has great vision and awareness, especially close to the try line. He has skills which a lot of players around the world will be envious of. There can be no …

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Joe Marler’s Words Are Not Banter. They Are Racist.

Daire O’Driscoll discusses the reaction to Joe Marler’s “gypsy boy” comment during England’s 6 Nations clash with Wales. Rugby fans and World Rugby like to portray their sport as a bastion of sportsmanship and higher moral conduct. World Rugby’s memo urging referees to clamp down on “football culture” and referee Nigel Owens’ perpetual reminder to players that they are not on a soccer field highlight …

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Six Nations: Scotland Without Two Key Figures For Clash With Ireland

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 27: Vern Cotter, Head Coach of Scotland looks on prior to the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and Scotland at Stadio Olimpico on February 27, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Scotland will be out for revenge following their humiliation to Ireland in Murrayfield in 2015. Following a bruising encounter with France on Sunday that saw Scotland record their first victory over Les Bleus in ten years, it has been announced today that forwards David Denton and Jonny Gray will not be involved against Ireland due to injury. As reported by …

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Aviva Premiership Side Wasps Have Signed An Armitage Brother

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Guy Armitage of London Irish during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and London Welsh at the Madejski Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Reading, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

England now have an eligible Armitage brother to add to their already impressive squad. The younger brother of Delon and Steffon, Guy Armitage has been signed by Aviva Premiership side Wasps from Championship club London Welsh, according to Wasps’ official website today. The younger of the Armitage brothers has been making a name for himself lately for London Welsh, scoring twelve tries …

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Opinion: Scotland Are Finally Fulfilling Their Potential

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 13: Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw of Scotland celebrate victory as the final whistle blows during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on March 13, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A fantastic win is in the books for Scotland, albeit against a France side that won’t be remembered as one of their nation’s classics. There were so many positives to take from this win though, it’s difficult to know where to start. The overall manner of it is what sticks out most in the mind. Previously when Scotland have won …

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How England’s Media Turned On Wales Following Six Nations Win

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Jamie Roberts of Wales looks dejected as he leaves the field after the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

While England celebrate securing the Six Nations title, the media has been a little less than humble in victory. On Sunday, England were crowned as the 2016 Six Nations champions, and in truth nobody could argue that they have not been deserving of a first title since 2011. A victory over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday followed by a favour …

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Is Maro Itoje England’s Answer To Ireland Legend Paul O’Connell?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: England player Maro Itoje races past Alex Cuthbert of Wales to set up the first England try during the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

In what has been another enthralling weekend of Six Nations rugby, many of the questions have now been answered. England are the 2016 champions, Italy are the wooden spooners, France are a still a shadow of their former selves and Ireland can score tries after all. Grabbing the early headlines, Ireland demolished Italy in Saturday’s early game, running in nine …

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Four Reasons Why England Can Win The World Cup In 2019

during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England.

England have just won their 25th Triple Crown under Eddie Jones in his first Six Nations campaign. The pragmatic coach has guided his hard-working, relentless and determined team to this honour and they could even wrap up the tournament in Paris next weekend. This squad seems to have a work ethic that no northern hemisphere team can match, hence why they …

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Are Italy Too Light To Take On Europe’s Heavyweights?

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 12: Jamie Heaslip of Ireland scores his team's fourth try during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on March 12, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The discussion has been ongoing for a while now, but it should come to a head after Saturday’s game against Ireland. Ireland are certainly not the best team in this year’s Six Nations, but they put a huge score on Italy today, without any real reply. Italy’s poor performance allowed Ireland to illustrate some gallery play, something resembling the game we would like …

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England’s Illegal Scrummaging Explained

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 06: England huddle during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The first salvoes in the fight between the Welsh and the English have been fired ahead of today’s huge Six Nations clash. They were fired over the scrum. In interviews with the BBC, Eddie Jones and Welsh forwards coach Robin McBryde each accused the other side of scrummaging illegally. Jones claimed the Welsh consistently engage early, which ruins the game. McBryde is …

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