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France coach Marc Lièvremont

France to start with a clean slate

France coach Marc Lièvremont says France need to learn the lessons from their roller coaster year, but start the Six Nations with a clean slate, writes Bea Asprey. Les Bleus started the…

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Johnson hits back at Gatland

Martin Johnson said Warren Gatland’s comments about Dylan Hartley were “unsubtle, not exactly unexpected, and a bit premature” as he launched England’s Six Nations campaign today in London, writes Bea Asprey. Warren…

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Chris Henry to captain Ireland Wolfhounds

Ulster back-rower Chris Henry has been named captain of the Ireland Wolfhounds team which will take on Scotland A this Friday 28 January at Netherdale. The team, coached by Eric…

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Tomas O’Leary – Munster and Ireland

The last time we spoke to Tomás O’Leary was during a bad week for the scrum-half. He’d injured his thumb a month into the season and, having undergone surgery, was…

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Alastair Kellock to captain Scotland

Alastair Kellock, the 29-year-old Glasgow Warriors lock, was named today as the man to lead Scotland into the 2011 RBS 6 Nations Championship. Head coach Andy Robinson is restoring Kellock…

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Saracens sign Wallabies hooker Huia Edmonds

Saracens, who have already signed Charlie Hodgson, continue to splash the cash with the news that Australia hooker Huia Edmonds will join them at the end of the World Cup,…

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Rory Lawson – Gloucester and Scotland

The balance of power in Scotland’s famous McLaren/Lawson rugby family has shifted. The late, great broadcaster Bill McLaren and his son-in-law Alan Lawson – owner of 15 Scotland caps –…

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Martyn Williams Six Nations verdict

Playing England on a Friday night in Cardiff is going to be a bit of a novelty. It’s going to be a big night, especially because it’s England, and it’s…

Andrew Trimble out of Ireland v Italy

Andrew Trimble out of Ireland v Italy

Andrew Trimble has been ruled out of Ireland’s opening game in the RBS 6 Nations Championship against Italy after breaking a bone in his right hand. Trimble picked up the injury…