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More than a game: James Simpson-Daniel in a Six Nations game at Twickenham, 2003

Spectator.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
Back in 1882, exactly 100 years before I was born, the Four Nations rugby competition was formed. It was originally contested between England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and the fortunes of the different teams have varied through the years.
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Six Nations 2016: Maro Itoje hailed as the next Johnson or O'Connell and poised to make England debut in Italy

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎12 hours ago‎
Itoje, 21, is likely to be named on the bench for England's second match in this Six Nations Championship having been held back for the 15-9 victory against Scotland with the head coach, Eddie Jones, thought to be contemplating naming six forwards and ...
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Eddie Jones wants faster, fitter England by end of Six Nations

The Guardian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
He is also promising England “will be a fitter side than we are now” by the end of the Six Nations. “I'm not saying we are unfit at the moment but there are periods of time in the game when we haven't got the concentration and the application to do ...
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Six Nations: England retain Josh Beaumont and Maro Itoje for Italy

BBC Sport - ‎20 hours ago‎
England have retained uncapped pair Josh Beaumont and Maro Itoje in their 25-man squad for Sunday's Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.
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Six Nations 2016: Stronger, heavier, sharper - Jack Nowell wants to be England's danger man

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎12 hours ago‎
Jack Nowell, the tattooed, rat's-tail haired son of a Newlyn trawlerman, is intent on making himself known for more than his distinctive upbringing by looking to build on his impressive strike rate for England when he faces Italy in Rome on Sunday.

Six Nations: Scotland sick of hearing 'hard luck' messages

Scotsman - ‎10 hours ago‎
Centre Matt Scott revealed that one of the most irksome aspects of Scotland's dismal Six Nations run has been the supercilious pats on the back from contemptuous conquerors.
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Six Nations 2016: Tight and tense opening weekend

BBC Sport - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
In the build-up to the Six Nations, Wales backs coach Rob Howley was saying how they have been trying to learn the lessons from the World Cup and particularly that period when they failed to punish an Australia side that were down to 13 men in the pool ...

Stuart Barnes reviews the opening round of the Six Nations

SkySports - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
England should make it back-to-back Six Nations wins when they visit Rome on Sunday, according to Stuart Barnes, who says France have switched from being slow and stupid to offloading and stupid.
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Six Nations France v Ireland: Schmidt hopes big guns are ready for Paris showdown

Belfast Telegraph - ‎1 hour ago‎
Schmidt has admitted he is worried about the prospect of playing a physical French side in Paris, just six days after the tough stalemate against Wales.
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Six Nations openers showed the need for rugby assassins to kill games off

The Guardian (blog) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
That with the final act of Italy's tight Six Nations match against France his attempted drop-goal had not swerved so drunkenly off target that the posts were barely in the frame.
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Women's Six Nations 2016: England unchanged for Italy match

BBC Sport - ‎18 hours ago‎
England Women have named an unchanged team for Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy in Ivrea (14:00 GMT). Head coach Scott Bemand keeps faith with the starting XV that beat Scotland 32-0 in Cumbernauld last weekend, scoring five tries in the ...
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Six Nations France v Ireland: Vakatawa the major threat to an Irish double in Paris

Belfast Telegraph - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Ireland will chase two wins on the spin in Paris for the first time since 1927 in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations encounter, but Kearney has sounded the latest warning on France's newest attacking menace.

Six Nations - a space oddity for the BBC and Tim Peake

Belfast Telegraph - ‎40 minutes ago‎
"France were unconvincing, but you get the feeling if there were points for the sexiest shirt in the Six Nations the French might get that," he said, not helping the cause but thankfully a message from Gabriel helped restore some order.
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Scott recalls pain of last Six Nations visit to Wales

Herald Scotland - ‎12 hours ago‎
THE last time Scotland played in Wales, they suffered their worst humiliation in the Six Nations Championship since it began at the turn of the century.

Six Nations 2016: State of the sides after first weekend's games

The Independent - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
A Calcutta Cup victory in the graveyard surroundings of Murrayfield; a clean sheet on the casualty front; the two dominant Six Nations forces of recent years erasing each other from the Grand Slam equation… only if the Rugby Football Union chief ...

U20s Six Nations France v Ireland: McBurney and McPhillips are retained for French trip

Belfast Telegraph - ‎47 minutes ago‎
After losing last Friday's opening game to Wales at Donnybrook the Ireland squad will be going all out to not only rack up a first win in this campaign but also to arrest a losing run that stretches to four Six Nations games with their last victory ...
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Who won the Six Nations TV battle? The verdict on ITV and BBC's first round coverage

WalesOnline - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The opening weekend of the Six Nations Championship gave us an early glimpse of those destined for Grand Slam glory and the one left holding the dreaded Wooden Spoon.

Six Nations 2016: Wales U20s v Scotland U20s

BBC Sport - ‎18 hours ago‎
While Wales started their Six Nations campaign with a 35-24 win in Ireland, Scotland beat England for the first time at Under-20 level.

Six Nations: Scotland 'quietly confident' of beating Wales

Scotsman - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Skipper Greig Laidlaw insists Scotland are “quietly confident” of resurrecting their Six Nations campaign by beating Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, writes Duncan Smith.
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