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England Name 25-Man Training Squad Ahead Of Wales Clash

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Eddie Jones has named a 25-man England squad for a three-day training camp in Oxford ahead of their Six Nations clash against Wales on March 7. Mako Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie have been excluded from the training camp in Oxford for family reasons but there is a return for Sale Sharks’ back-rower, Mark Wilson. The versatile forward sustained an injury …

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Ntamack Inspires France To Dramatic Win Over Wales In Cardiff

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Wales 23 France 27 France recorded their first victory in Cardiff in a decade following an enthralling and dramatic win over Wales to keep their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes alive.  Though Wales dominated possession and territory in the first period, it was France who touched down for two tries through Anthony Bouthier and Paul Willhemse while the home side …

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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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Ireland v Wales: Combined Six Nations XV As Chosen By You

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Andy Farrell and Wayne Pivac face off today in their first meeting as head coaches of Ireland and Wales, respectively, in their Guinness Six Nations Round Two clash. After a flat performance against Scotland last week, Joe Schmidt’s successor will be hoping for a better return this time around, though he has been forced into two changes from last Saturday’s …

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Ireland v Wales: Choose Your Combined XV From Starting Teams

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Ireland welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday for their battle in the second round of the Guinness Six Nations.  During last year’s championship, Wales dished out a humiliating 25-7 defeat of Ireland in Cardiff to secure the Grand Slam win. Hadleigh Parkes and Jordan Larmour were the try-scorers on the day. Two changes to the Ireland …

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Nick Tompkins Promoted As Wales Name Team For Ireland Clash

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Wayne Pivac has made just one change to his Welsh side to face Ireland in the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday in the Aviva Stadium.  Following his impressive debut from the bench against Italy last week, scoring one try in the 42-0 win, Nick Tompkins is promoted to the starting XV for Saturday’s clash in Dublin. The 24-year-old Saracens centre …

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Ronan O’Gara Praises Warren Gatland’s Impact With Wales

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Ronan O’Gara has praised the impact Warren Gatland had on the Wales rugby team and the sport in the country. Gatland led Wales to four Six Nations championships during his 12 years as head coach. On their day under him, Wales were a match for any side in the world. Gatland The Kiwi helped make them one of the most …

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All Blacks Ring The Changes For Third Place Play-Off With Wales

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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made seven changes to the side who lost out to England in the World Cup semi-final last week for their third-place play-off against Wales on Friday.  Dane Coles comes in at hooker for Codie Taylor, Shannon Frizell starts at blindside flanker for Scott Barrett who moves to the second row replacing Sam Whitelock …

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Vahaamahina Announces Retirement Following World Cup Dismissal


France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina has announced his retirement from international rugby duty one day after his side were knocked out of the World Cup by Wales in the quarter-final.  The 28-year-old was sent off during the dramatic 20-19 loss following an elbow on Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright.  Vahaamahina maintains that he always intended on retiring following the conclusion of France’s …

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