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Master Management Needed To Keep Johnny Sexton Fresh For Lions Duty

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Sexton receives treatment to his right leg during the Ireland captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Johnny Sexton looks set to be the Lions’ first choice fly-half this summer, but there’s one persistent worry surrounding the Leinster playmaker: injury.  If Sexton is to be fit for all three Tests against the All Blacks then Gatland will need to be very careful in what games Sexton can play before the first meeting at Eden Park. Prior to the …

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Scotland Star Mark Bennett Ruled Out For A Year With Cruciate Injury

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Mark Bennett of Scotland leaves the pitch injured during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Scotland rugby has been on the rise in recent years. Vern Cotter’s reign saw a rejuvenated national team; desperately unlucky not to reach the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup, and picking up three wins in this year’s Six Nations. Meanwhile, Gregor Townsend’s revolution at Glasgow has seen the Warriors challenge the top teams in both the PRO12 and Europe. One …

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Could Manu Tuilagi End Up Becoming England’s Forgotten Man?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Manu Tuilagi of England smiles after the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi has been dogged by injury for well over a year and has only earned one appearance for England since Eddie Jones took over from Stuart Lancaster. It looks as though the place of a physical centre has been filled in Jones’ squad by Australian-born Worcester centre Ben Te’o. The 25-year-old is a hugely influential presence …

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Owen Farrell Emerges As Injury Doubt For Scotland Clash

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Owen Farrell, the England centre, receives attention from England physio Phil Pask (R) and Rob Young, the team doctor during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on March 9, 2017 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones will be a worried man this lunchtime, as he sweats on the fitness of Owen Farrell ahead of Saturday’s crunch Calcutta Cup game in Twickenham. The Red Rose are bidding to equal New Zealand’s record of 18 consecutive test wins, but the loss of place-kicker Farrell would throw a major spanner in the works. Owen Farrell injured his …

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