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Scotland And Italy Slip In Latest World Rugby Rankings

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12: A scuffle breaks out during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Scotland at Stade de France on February 12, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The latest round of Six Nations fixtures has seen a slight alteration in the World Rugby rankings, and it doesn’t make good reading for Scotland or Italy. The two sides suffered defeat at the weekend (albeit in very different circumstances) and have each slipped one place in the latest rankings as a result. Having lost 22-16 to France in Paris …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

This weekend we were treated to two brilliant Six Nations fixtures. England and Wales played out one of the most physical games seen this season, while France and Scotland offered up a hugely entertaining spectacle in Paris. Ireland’s demolition of Italy will inevitably bring questions over their future participation in the tournament, particularly as Georgia’s demand for inclusion has grown louder in …

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5 Quick Conclusions As England Maintain Their Unbeaten Run

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

1. The Physicality Today’s first game was a cake walk for Ireland, as Italy didn’t provide any worthwhile opposition. However the second fixture was something else, both sides put their bodies on the line with no quarter being asked or given. The collisions were immense and took their toll on Wales who couldn’t sustain that level of physicality for the full …

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Rob Howley Makes Late Change To Welsh Line Up Ahead Of England Clash

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Rob Howley, the Wales head coach looks on during the International match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The fun and games in Cardiff are nowhere near coming to an end it seems, after Wales omitted George North from their line up. Earlier today, the WRU posted images of the winger emerging from a squad gathering before the Welsh team made their way to the Principality Stadium. They then distributed a team sheet to the media which contained the names …

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Pics: The Final Team Sheet Submitted By Wales

After all the rumour, speculation and no little fun, Wales have finally submitted their team sheet to the match Officials. Included on the all important piece of paper are the names of George North and Dan Biggar, who were said to be in danger of missing out on today’s fixture with England. North in particular had been the subject of …

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Wales Toy With England After WRU Release Latest George North Image

Italy v Wales - RBS Six Nations

Eddie Jones might be known for his ability to get under the skin of his opponents, but Wales appear to be trying their damnedest to unsettle the England coach ahead of today’s encounter in Cardiff. Despite declaring North fit to play on Thursday and naming the winger in their starting team, Rob Howley subsequently raised concerns over the firness of …

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Ranking The Top 50 Players In Contention For A Place On The British And Irish Lions Tour

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)

Despite being only one game into the Six Nations Championship, Warren Gatland will have the names of between 20-25 players locked in for selection in his British and Irish Lions squad. Indeed, despite showing some indifferent form over the weekend, both Maro Itoje and Conor Murray are no doubt among the short list of players Gatland has earmerked for selection. …

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Gareth Bale Expected To Be Fit For Ireland Clash Next Month

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Gareth Bale of Wales warms up prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale is expected to be fit for next month’s crunch World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales. The Irish Times report that the Real Madrid star is on course to return from injury to line up at the Aviva Stadium in March. Bale was injured while playing for Real Madrid in the Champions League and has been …

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