Closed Shop; Six Nations Championship status quo unjustifiable

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With both the Six Nations Championship wrapped up and the Rugby Europe Championship 2021 on pause until the summer, the status quo that is the 6 Nation’s closed shop is the question that won’t go away. There has been a repeated failure by one of the championship partners. With Italy continually living down to original […] READ MORE



87-0 victory crowns Spain Rugby Europe Women’s Champions 2020

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On February 28, the crown was firmly positioned with Spain Rugby Europe Women’s Champions for 2020. With their win over the Netherlands, they also secure a spot in the European qualifying tournament for the RWC 2021. 🏆 | Introducing the 2020 Women's Rugby Europe Champions and now taking their place in the @rugbyworldcup European Qualifier…[email protected]! […] READ MORE


2021 Six Nations Round Two – Team of the Week

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After a thrilling weekend of 2021 Six Nations Round Two action, Christian Evans selects a 6 Nations team of the week of the best performing stars in the competition. Wales, France and England emerged victorious this weekend, and all three nations have at least three players in this week’s team. Yet, despite losing, Scotland features […] READ MORE


England rugby team improve but senior players struggle

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The England rugby team got their Six Nations campaign back on track with a 41-18 win against Italy. As per captain Owen Farrell’s post-match assessment, it was more like the ‘old’ England. But to say that England are back would be false. Once again discipline and unforced errors, 18 of them, blighted England. The form […] READ MORE


Six Nations Round 1: Top 10 Moments

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The 2021 Six Nations is, unfortunately, the first (and hopefully last) edition with eerie empty stadiums, and closed pubs and rugby clubs. But Six Nations round 1 certainly entertained, including Sunday’s drama-filled bonanza, and a legendary Calcutta Cup result the day before. Here are 10 memorable moments from Round 1. 10. Alun Wyn Jones’ ferocious […] READ MORE


Chasing hard to end the poor Italy Six Nations losing run

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Italy coach Franco Smith has one task over the next seven weeks. To drive his men in chasing hard to end their losing Italy Six Nations run in the tournament that stretches back to 2015! The Azzurri’s last victory came when they prevailed 22-19 away to Scotland at Murrayfield, but since then the closest they […] READ MORE


Assessing Wales Autumn performance ahead of the upcoming Six Nations

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Assessing Wales Autumn Performance. What went well, what went badly and what needs to improve for the upcoming Six Nations?  In a slightly unusual Autumn period in the rugby calendar, which saw the conclusion of the Six Nations as well as the first Autumn Nations Cup, Wales’ performances were mixed. Some matches inspired a sense […] READ MORE



When will we see an Italy Six Nations win again?

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Another Six Nations tournament passes without a victory for Italy. It is now five years since they won a match in the Championship, and they are looking less likely to do so every year. Where is it all going wrong? Fewer leading players at big European clubs In the last 10-15 years, Italy had several […] READ MORE