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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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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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Scotland Ring The Changes For Massive Clash With Wales

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: John Barclay of Scotland celebrates with Sean Maitland of Scotland at full time 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)

  Scotland host Wales on Saturday in what is a make-or-break clash for both sides following narrow losses last time out. Wales were beaten by a last-gasp Elliot Daly try in the Principality Stadium as England escaped with their winning run intact. It was, however, an improvement on their laboured showing against the Italians in their opener. Rob Howley announced …

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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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Alex Cuthbert: ‘I Wanted To Show People What I Was Actually Made Of’

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Cardiff Blues winger Alex Cuthbert answered his critics with a stunning performance against Treviso during the Blues 57-20 drubbing of the Italian side at the Cardiff Arms Park. Cuthbert scored a try and produced a brilliant assist as he rebounded from a difficult week with Wales after he was released from Rob Howley’s squad following a heavily scrutinised performance against England last …

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