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


Rusty England win the title and France are back

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England won the battle, but it felt like France had won the war after their breath-taking performance over Ireland. On Saturday evening in Paris, France put on a show which gallic legends like Serge Blanco and Philippe Sella would have been proud of. It was brilliant at times, in stark contrast to a turgid affair […] READ MORE



Ireland secure win with Hugo Keenan debut tries

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Round Four of the 2020 Six Nations has finally been completed. Ireland have kept themselves in the running for the title with a 50-17 victory over Italy. Debutant winger Hugo Keenan scored two tries to help seal the bonus point win. Debutant Hugo Keenan shines After a very early yellow card for Conor Murray, which […] READ MORE


Women’s Six Nations needs a face lift

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As the women’s Six Nations fights alongside the men’s and U20s for a spot in the rugby calendar shoddy scheduling and poor commercialism have driven it to [some would say] a fate less admired than it’s male equivalent.  As the Women compete for the prestigious Six Nations title, factors are seemingly against it being more […] READ MORE