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Six Nations Southern Hemisphere XV: Take Two

xxxx during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Italy at Stade de France on February 6, 2016 in Paris, France.

Alan Drumm has already picked his Six Nations Southern Hemisphere XV, but now it’s Patrick Perry’s turn to select the players who he believes are worthy of inclusion.  We are always comparing the beautiful southern hemisphere to the boring and dull northern hemisphere and how they play an extravagant free-flowing game while ours is set-piece dominated and all about gain-line …

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Opinion: Scotland’s Taylor Could Thrive In Heated Midfield Contest

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 27: Scotland's Duncan Taylor of Saracens breaks clear to score the first try during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Saracens at The Ricoh Arena on December 27, 2015 in Coventry, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Vern Cotter and Warren Gatland have unveiled their respective Scotland and Wales teams ahead of this weekend’s Celtic clash in Cardiff. Dan Biggar has made a speedy recovery from his ankle injury last weekend to retain his starting berth while more notably, Duncan Taylor has been drafted into the Scotland team to start at inside centre. Taylor has been in superb form for …

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Four Contenders For The British And Irish Lions Captaincy

LIONS NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Dylan Hartley of Northampton and Alun-Wyn Jones of Ospreys look on with referee Romain Poite during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens on October 25, 2014 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

There are now less than 500 days until the first British and Irish Lions test against the All Blacks at Eden Park on the 24th of June 2017. While it’s looking increasingly likely that Warren Gatland will have one of the greatest coaching jobs in the world working with the Lions next year, a major question ahead of the opening test is who will be …

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The Six Nations Injured XV

during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Ireland and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Now the World Cup year is finally over, all rugby fans have their eyes set on Japan 2019 and winning the Webb Ellis Cup. To do that teams need to begin putting in place a squad which will deliver their best come 2019. The Six Nations will be a great stepping stone towards World Cup success and ideally the team …

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Wales Issue Positive Dan Biggar Injury Update

during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

The Welsh Rugby Union have released an update on fly-half Dan Biggar’s ankle injury, claiming that the Ospreys pivot is making excellent progress as the union refuse to rule out the 26-year-old for Saturday’s tie with Italy. In a statement on the Welsh Rugby Union’s website, the WRU said: “Biggar has made excellent progress with his recovery following the ankle injury …

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Six Nations Team Of The Weekend: Take Two

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 06: Virimi Vakatawa of France breaks free from a tackle by Gonzalo Garcia of Italy during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Italy at Stade de France on February 6, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

On the opening weekend of the Six Nations France and England notched up wins, Sergio Parisse showed us why he’s not a fly half and CJ Stander made a brilliant debut. Alan Drumm has already provided our readers with his Team of the Weekend, however now Patrick Perry delivers his take on the weekend’s action. _____ Loose-head prop At loose-head is Leinster …

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Round One Of The 2016 RBS Six Nations: Previews And Predictions

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 14: Ireland player Conor Murray (r) tries to stop Jonathan Davies of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at Millennium Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Jonathan Fitzpatrick takes an in-depth look at the opening round of fixtures in this year’s RBS Six Nations.  _____ France vs Italy, Stade de France, 2:25pm (GMT) Guy Noves has named his first starting XV as French coach, and there’s real excitement around his selection. The debuting Jonathan Danty forms a potentially excellent combination alongside Gael Fickou, Paul Jedrasiak is …

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A Team Of Six Nations Rookies Hoping To Make An Impact In 2016

Every year the Six Nations rolls around, and every year it elicits excitement from the supporters of rugby’s most tribal competition. The fare may be stagnant from time to time, but more often than not, supporters reflect on the competition fondly once it’s drawn to a conclusion. Following the disappointing World Cup experienced by the northern hemisphere countries, change is …

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Five Players Who Could Make Their International Debuts In The Six Nations

The Six Nations – Europe’s premier rugby competition and a proving ground for rugby’s stars of tomorrow. A tournament with a proud and decorated history, the Six Nations has given some of rugby’s biggest names their first international starts, with Paul O’Connell, Jonny Wilkinson and Shane Williams all making their international debuts in the competition. With the introduction of summer tours and …

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Opinion: The Six Nations Is An Unfair Competition

The Six Nations is an unfair tournament. Ireland have won this competition in-spite of this, having to defeat France, who were considered contenders, when England (also contenders) had to play an already vanquished Italy last year. Playing the team at the bottom of the table on the last day of the Six Nations has an advantage, even away from home. This is why …

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