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Laidlaw completes Scotland fightback

17th March 2018, 19:36

Greig Laidlaw's last-gasp penalty gave Scotland a thrilling 29-27 victory over Italy in Rome.

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Wales finish second after downing France

17th March 2018, 19:26

Wales secured second spot in this year's Six Nations behind champions Ireland after holding on to beat France 14-13.

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Grand Slam glory for Ireland

17th March 2018, 17:44

Ireland beat England 24-15 at Twickenham to claim their third Grand Slam as the fans celebrated St Patrick's Day in style.

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Jones' words no big deal for Best

16th March 2018, 15:45

Ireland captain Rory Best says his men will not need to use Eddie Jones' derogatory comments to get up for Saturday's England clash.

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New Ospreys deal for Jones

16th March 2018, 15:05

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has handed a boost to Ospreys after signing a new contract with them and the Welsh Rugby Union.

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Jones makes England changes

15th March 2018, 14:14

Eddie Jones has made seven changes to his starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations showdown with Ireland at Twickenham.

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DTH secures Glasgow return

15th March 2018, 12:53

Glasgow Warriors have snapped up DTH van der Merwe from Newcastle Falcons with immediate effect.

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Double injury boost for England

14th March 2018, 18:40

England captain Dylan Hartley and wing Elliot Daly have been declared fit to face Ireland on Saturday at Twickenham.

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Roberts to join Bath

14th March 2018, 13:03

Jamie Roberts is targeting success after agreeing a deal to move to Bath from Harlequins at the end of the Premiership season.

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Folau refusing to rush World Cup decision

14th March 2018, 12:39

Australia star Israel Folau has confirmed he does not know if he will play for Australia at the World Cup in Japan.

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England goals for Dunn

13th March 2018, 13:45

Tom Dunn has signed a contract extension at Bath and has immediately turned his attention to making his international debut.

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England opportunity inspires Armand

13th March 2018, 10:47

Exeter's Don Armand says he will play wherever he is needed for England after being called for the last Six Nations game with Ireland.

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Hartley in fitness battle

12th March 2018, 16:39

England captain Dylan Hartley still remains a doubt for their final Six Nations match, head coach Eddie Jones revealed.

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BOD - Ireland to conquer Twickenham

12th March 2018, 13:07

Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll is backing Ireland to complete the Grand Slam against England on Saturday.

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England call up Armand for finale

11th March 2018, 19:53

England have called up Exeter back-rower Don Armand for Ireland clash after suffering a double injury blow in the forwards.

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North brace helps Wales go second

11th March 2018, 18:59

Wales moved up to second in the Six Nations table after a George North brace helped them to a bonus-point 38-14 win against Italy.

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England set to shuffle pack for Ireland

11th March 2018, 15:00

Coach Eddie Jones is planning to make changes to his England squad for the clash with Ireland as he feels his side lack "power".

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Scotland must keep improving - Townsend

10th March 2018, 19:03

Gregor Townsend says it is imperative Scotland take positives from their recent matches and use them to improve as a team.

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Six Nations woe for England

10th March 2018, 19:01

England's defeat to France in Paris on Saturday means Ireland have been crowned 2018 Six Nations champions.

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Best close to extending IRFU deal

9th March 2018, 15:58

Ireland captain Rory Best has revealed he is close to agreeing a new contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union.

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Te'o calls for England response

9th March 2018, 10:58

Ben Te'o has called for England to return to winning ways when they take on France in the Six Nations on Saturday.

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Tuohy exits Bristol for Stade Francais

8th March 2018, 18:17

Bristol lock Dan Tuohy has agreed a short-term deal with Top 14 side Stade Francais.

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Hartley absent for France clash

8th March 2018, 10:12

Dylan Hartley will miss Saturday's Six Nations game against France through injury, with Owen Farrell named captain in his absence.

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Kinghorn set for Scots start

8th March 2018, 01:30

Blair Kinghorn says his call up to Scotland's starting line up for the Ireland game, came as a 'big surprise' and is ready to grasp it.

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Wales change 10 for Italy challenge

7th March 2018, 12:35

Warren Gatland has made 10 changes to his Wales side for Sunday's Six Nations game with Italy after defeat to Ireland last time out.

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Quins chief revels in Tapuai capture

7th March 2018, 08:31

Director of rugby John Kingston has revealed his delight after Harlequins agreed a deal to sign the Bath star Ben Tapuai.

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Scotland changes possible - Blair

6th March 2018, 16:38

Scotland coach Mike Blair claims changes could be made for Saturday's encounter with Ireland even after the Scots' win over England.

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England rocked by Nowell blow

6th March 2018, 15:02

England have been hit by the news wing Jack Nowell has been ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations with an ankle problem.

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O'Shea desperate for wins

5th March 2018, 18:15

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea insists his side need to start turning their strong performances into Six Nations wins.

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Daly available for Paris

5th March 2018, 17:10

Elliot Daly could return for England against France after Eddie Jones confirmed he has recovered his fitness.

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Hardie and Gray recalled by Scotland

5th March 2018, 12:23

John Hardie and Richie Gray have returned to Scotland's training squad ahead of their Six Nations clash with Ireland on Saturday.

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France in sight for England lock

4th March 2018, 15:28

Maro Itoje says England will not make the same mistakes they did against Scotland when they travel to France next weekend.

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Gaffney unhappy with North

4th March 2018, 13:04

Northampton Saints' interim director of rugby Alan Gaffney admits he was disappointed with George North for not playing against Sale.

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Falcons beat Gloucester to boost play-off hopes

3rd March 2018, 18:31

Newcastle Falcons have boosted their hopes of reaching the Aviva Premiership play-offs following their 21-20 victory over Gloucester.

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Toulouse snap up Ahki

3rd March 2018, 13:00

Connacht have confirmed Pita Ahki will leave the club at the end of the season to join Toulouse.

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Bath need strong push - Faletau

3rd March 2018, 12:18

Bath ace Taulupe Faletau says a strong finish to the season is needed to secure a top-four finish in the Aviva Premiership.

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Walker forced to call time

2nd March 2018, 16:32

Wales and Ospreys winger Eli Walker has called time on his playing career after undergoing surgery on his back.

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New deal for Marfo at Edinburgh

2nd March 2018, 14:24

Scotland prop Darryl Marfo has signed a new deal with Edinburgh that extends his terms there until 2020.

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Ulster confirm Gibbes' summer exit

2nd March 2018, 13:22

Ulster Rugby head coach Jono Gibbes will leave his role at the end of the season for family reasons, the province has announced.

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Erasmus appointed South Africa coach

1st March 2018, 12:16

Rassie Erasmus has been named the new head coach of South Africa on a deal that runs until the end of the 2023 World Cup.

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Jones reveals leadership problem

1st March 2018, 01:41

Eddie Jones says he has full confidence in captain Dylan Hartley, but admits his England side have leadership issues.

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Diamond delighted by Solomona deal

28th February 2018, 09:05

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond has revealed his delight after winger Denny Solomona signed a four-year deal at the Sharks.

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Farrell ruled out for Irish

28th February 2018, 00:52

Chris Farrell could miss the rest of Ireland's Six Nations campaign after suffering a knee injury in training on Tuesday.

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Jones out of Six Nations

27th February 2018, 13:11

Wales prop Wyn Jones has been ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations after picking up an injury.

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Daly and Sinckler return to England squad

27th February 2018, 10:12

Prop Kyle Sinckler and winger Elliot Daly have been recalled to the England training squad ahead of the Six Nations game with France.

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Heaslip calls time on career

26th February 2018, 13:01

Former Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip has announced his retirement from rugby union at the age of 34 due to medical advice.

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No NRL return for All Blacks star

26th February 2018, 11:21

Blues and All Blacks centre Sonny B Williams says he is not set to leave rugby union to make a return back to the Sydney Roosters.

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Owens points to positives for Wales

25th February 2018, 16:26

Ken Owens says poor discipline cost Wales in their defeat to Ireland but he felt there were encouraging signs regardless.

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Skipper targets England response

25th February 2018, 12:58

England captain Dylan Hartley says his team have to learn from their mistakes after their 25-13 defeat at the hands of Scotland.

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Previous failures the spark for Scotland vicotry

24th February 2018, 19:26

Scotland captain John Barclay admitted past disappointments fuelled Saturday’s 25-13 Six Nations win over England.