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In the frame: Talismanic Italian leader Sergio Parisse may be missing for some time after his sending off for swearing

RBS 6 Nations: Italy may be lacking a captain

The player himself took to Twitter, pumping out tweets in several different languages to say that his sending off in the 36th minute for swearing – in English according to…

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RBS 6 Nations: Mid-term report – Lions XV

THE BRITISH and Irish Lions are still hotter than a Justin Bieber and David Beckham collaborative calendar. Need proof? Every single test ticket for this summer's tour sold out in…

The Championship blog – Week 16 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 16 round-up

BRISTOL PICKED up a valuable bonus-point win over Rotherham with relative ease, watched by their new director of Rugby, Andy Robinson. The former Scotland national coach’s first day at work…

In a twist: James O'Connor shows off his intricate roof work

A rugby weekend free from international razzmatazz

THE FIRST of the 6 Nations’ horrific lulls is here. Unless you are willing to maintain your patriotic streak –painting your face with your sister’s makeup, hanging your bedspread with…

Not as bad as it looks: Sexton could be fit for Scotland

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland lose the plot in Dublin

YES, FIRST half injuries to Simon Zebo and Jonathan Sexton didn't help the Ireland cause and certainly England's Owen Farrell played with composure far beyond his 21 years, but basic…