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Gregor Townsend Provides Huge Boost To Scotland’s Chances Against England Next Week

Scotland and Gregor Townsend got their Six Nations back on track with a much-needed win against France at Murrayfield on Sunday. It was vital that they bounced back from that opening-day humbling at the hands of Warren Gatland’s Wales and they can now look forward to welcoming old-rivals England to Edinburgh next weekend.  Like all sides in this year’s Six …

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Harlequins’ Kyle Sinckler To Be Named In Lions Squad As Surprise Bolter [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Kyle Sinckler of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham Stadium on February 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

In all of the bolter predictions for Warren Gatland’s Lions announcement on Wednesday, few (if any) would have thought to include Kyle Sinckler. The  24-year-old Harlequins prop, who made his England debut under Eddie Jones late last year but hasn’t started in any of his eight international appearances thus far, is reported to have done enough to impress Gatland ahead of …

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The Already Injured Six Nations XV

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Billy Vunipola of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Since the dawn of professionalism, rugby has become an increasingly attritional game. Players are now bigger, quicker and stronger than ever before, which in turn has led to greater and more dangerous collisions. In a study commissioned by the LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) and FFR (Fédération Française de Rugby) cataloguing all of the injuries suffered by Top 14 players between …

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Scotland Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead Of Six Nations

Scotland v USA - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Although there may be a great deal of optimism surrounding Scottish rugby at the moment, Vern Cotter’s side have suffered a significant injury blow ahead of the tournament, after WP Nel was ruled out of the Championship with a neck injury. The Edinburgh tight head missed Scotland’s autumn series with the same injury, and despite Nel’s reputation as an imposing scrummager, …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Tighthead Prop Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Dan Cole looks on during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on December 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

This is the third instalment in a series of articles analysing Warren Gatland’s best options for each position from each nation, with this article looking at the tighthead props most likely to be selected for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. It is expected that three tighthead props will initially be chosen by Gatland and his coaching …

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