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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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Paul O’Connell And Martin Johnson Pick Their ‘Lions XV’ From Round 4 Of The Six Nations

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: British & Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson of England addresses the media during the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Media Briefing at The Gherkin on January 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The penultimate round of 2017 Six Nations fixtures saw England claim the championship prize for the second year running, while Wales ground out a victory against Ireland to keep their chances of finishing second alive. As has been the case throughout the tournament, Lions shirt sponsors Standard Life Investments have enlisted legends Paul O’Connell, Martin Johnson, Shane Williams and Gavin …

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5 Quick Conclusions From England’s Massive 61-21 Win Over Scotland

England v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

1. Scotland’s Terrible Start Scottish fans were quietly confident as they arrived in Twickenham this afternoon. However, any hope they may have had was quickly extinguished in the opening fifteen minutes. Fraser Brown’s early yellow card was compounded by Alex Dunbar’s missed tackle on Jonathan Joseph, then Finn Russell missed touch from a penalty and followed that up by lacking any conviction when striking …

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Paul O’Connell And Martin Johnson Pick Their ‘Lions XV’ From Round 3 Of The Six Nations

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Paul O'Connell of the British & Irish Lions looks on during the First Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The third round of Six Nations fixtures effectively saw this year’s championship become a three-horse race. England kept their hopes of back-to-back grand slams alive, albeit with an unconvincing win against a strong tactical display from Conor O’Shea and Italy, while Ireland ground out a win against France in Dublin on Saturday. Scotland, however, gave arguably the strongest performance of the …

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Scotland Move Up To Highest Ever World Ranking

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25:Tim Visser (l) celebrates his try with Finn Russell (c) of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Scotland have been enjoying a remarkable Six Nations Championship. A nation which has traditionally prided itself on surefire physicality up front, saw such power desert them in recent years. Indeed, having won the final Five Nations Championship they can forever dine out on being the last champions. They have had little else to celebrate in recent years, however. Picking up …

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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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Shane Williams Backs Elliot Daly To Make Lions Starting XV

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions winger Shane Williams has backed versatile England back Elliot Daly to start for the Lions against the All Blacks on this summer’s tour of New Zealand. Daly, who only made his England debut less than a year ago against Ireland, is being tipped by Williams to make this summer’s tour due to his confidence …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

This weekend we were treated to two brilliant Six Nations fixtures. England and Wales played out one of the most physical games seen this season, while France and Scotland offered up a hugely entertaining spectacle in Paris. Ireland’s demolition of Italy will inevitably bring questions over their future participation in the tournament, particularly as Georgia’s demand for inclusion has grown louder in …

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Stuart Hogg On France Defeat: “We Chucked It Away”

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg claims that Scotland threw the game away against France on Sunday after back-to-back Camille Lopez penalties gave the French a late 22-16 win at the Stade de France in Paris. Hogg scored Scotland’s first try of the game after rounding scrum-half Baptiste Serin while for the second straight week he led all Scottish players in metres made …

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Vern Cotter Unveils Scottish Team To Face France In Paris

Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Following on from their dramatic opening day win over Ireland, Scotland will be looking to claim their first win in Paris since 1999 and underline their position as Championship contenders. However, in order to do so Vern Cotter’s side will have to beat a French team that will have taken an awful lot of confidence from their defeat in Twickenham last …

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Ireland Dominate Official Six Nations Team Of The Week

Despite suffering a 27-22 defeat at the hands of Scotland on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, Ireland dominate the official team of the week. Altogether, Joe Schmidt’s side have six players included; Jack McGrath, Tadhg Furlong, CJ Stander, Sean O’Brien, Conor Murray and Paddy Jackson. Scottish fans will be wondering how such a selection came about, particularly as …

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The Winners And Losers From The Opening Round Of The Six Nations

On this week's edition of The Oval Office, we discuss all things Six Nations with George Hook, Paul Williams from Rugby World magazine and former Ireland u-20 international Adam McBurney. https://soundcloud.com/punditarenarugby/six-nations-preview-featuring-george-hook-paul-williams-and-adam-mcburney

Winners: 1. Scotland and Stuart Hogg Scottish fans struggled their hide their giddiness ahead of the Championship, but it wasn’t clear if their not so subtle confidence was misplaced. However, we only had to wait eight minutes to find our answer when Stuart Hogg went over for his first try of the game. Scotland went on to dominate the remainder …

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