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Only Two Scottish Players Included In Official Six Nations Team Of The Week

Scotland v Wales - RBS Six Nations

After a truly memorable weekend of Six Nations action, Championship organisers have unveiled their team of the week. As is always the case, tournament sponsors, Accenture, have used an algorithm that observes statistical relationships alongside hands-on tweaks to produce a score for every player. According to an article published in The Guardian during 2013, “the algorithm combines weighted values for every action …

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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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Six Key Lessons From The Third Weekend Of Six Nations Action

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 25:  Johnny Sexton (C) of Ireland warms up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

It was yet another fascinating weekend in the Six Nations… A superb day for the Scots, a hard-fought Irish win and a confusing and at times nerve-wracking win for England. Yet they made it 17 wins in a row and remain on top of the Table after a weekend that raised more questions than provided lessons. Needless to say there …

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Alun Wyn Jones Is No Longer A Credible Candidate To Captain The Lions

Scotland v Wales - RBS Six Nations

This was the be the Six Nations Championship where Alun Wyn Jones laid claim to the Lions captaincy. No matter the deficiencies of Wales, and there have been many, we were told the Ospreys’ lock would provide leadership and decisiveness to a side in transition. With Warren Gatland taking a sabbatical and Sam Warburton stepping down as captain of Wales, Jones …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Scotland’s 29-13 Win Over Wales

Scotland v Wales - RBS Six Nations

1. The Breakdown Battle If Wales were to have any chance of beating Scotland, they would have to prevent Scotland from getting the ball into the hands of Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser in the wider channels. This they did during the first half and were rewarded with a steady stream of penalties as a result. However, Scotland changed their …

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The “I Can’t Believe They Were Picked By The Lions” XV

Melbourne Rebels v British & Irish Lions

Every four years we are told how special it is to be selected by the Lions and how those players rank among a unique few to have worn the famous red jersey. However, thanks to overeager broadcasters replaying tapes of hair-raising speeches and famous tries, so much of what made the Lions extraordinary is becoming mundane. In fact, the mythology once associated …

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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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