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The Telegraph Only Name Six Welsh Players In Their 37 Man Lions Squad

It’s fair to say that Wales have not been enjoying their best Six Nations campaign this season. Although they claimed a 33-7 win over Italy on the opening weekend of the Championship, Rob Howley’s side found themselves 7-3 down at half-time and ultimately failed to claim a four-try bonus point. Despite a strong showing against England, Wales failed to turn their …

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The Jacques Burger Interview: Supporters Need To Behave More Responsibly On Social Media “It’s Something That Plays Part Of Your Mental Health”

Jacques Burger

On the Oval Office Podcast this week, we spoke with Jacques Burger, who cast an objective eye over the Six Nations and candidly spoke about his battle with depression. In a wide-ranging discussion, the hard-hitting Namibian back row forward highlighted the difficulties he faced while dealing with the mental illness in his youth, and described the difficulty he faced in talking …

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Five Possible British And Irish Lions Bolters

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Zach Mercer (C) of England during the U20 Six Nations match between England U20 and Italy U20 at Mowden Park on February 24, 2017 in Darlington, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

The British and Irish Lions tour will be a hugely exciting time for the home nations, and whilst much of the squad will be made up of international stars, there could well be a place for an uncapped so-called bolter. Here we take a look at five options in this department for Warren Gatland. _______ Darren Sweetnam (Munster) The young …

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“Gatland’s Law In Chaos” As Leigh Halfpenny Looks Set To Turn His Back On Wales [Report]

Scotland v Wales - RBS Six Nations

The protracted transfer saga involving Leigh Halfpenny looks to be coming to a close after French TV station, BFM, reported that the Welsh fullback could sign a new contract with Toulon within the next two weeks. Although Mourad Boudjellal did stress that “nothing is signed”, Toulon’s colourful owner confirmed negotiations are “going well”. BFM believe the three-time European Champions want Halfpenny to …

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Jared Payne Back In Irish Squad For Final Two Rounds Of The Six Nations

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Joe Schmidt the coach of Ireland is seen during the captains run prior to tomorrow's 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield on February 3, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Following on from their 19-9 win over France last weekend, Joe Schmidt has named a 36 man squad for Ireland’s two remaining Six Nations encounters against Wales and England. Despite being out of action with a kidney injury for the last three months, Jared Payne makes an immediate return to the Irish squad alongside Leinster’s  Joey Carbery. Quinn Roux, who was a …

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Watch: Gareth Bale Red Carded For Violent Conduct

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 01: Referee David Fernandez Borbalan (L) shows the red card to Gareth Bale (R) of Real Madrid CF during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and UD Las Palmas at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 1, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Real Madrid were down to Las Palmas 3-1 at the Bernabeu this evening, and it looked like their title hopes were going to receive a serious dent.to dent their title hopes. However, they staged a remarkable comeback to pull the tie back to 3-3, thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo. The main talking point coming away from the Spanish capital …

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Paul O’Connell And Martin Johnson Pick Their ‘Lions XV’ From Round 3 Of The Six Nations

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Paul O'Connell of the British & Irish Lions looks on during the First Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The third round of Six Nations fixtures effectively saw this year’s championship become a three-horse race. England kept their hopes of back-to-back grand slams alive, albeit with an unconvincing win against a strong tactical display from Conor O’Shea and Italy, while Ireland ground out a win against France in Dublin on Saturday. Scotland, however, gave arguably the strongest performance of the …

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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

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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