Rugby

10:01 PM BST Centre Emily Scarratt scored 24 points as champions England sealed a place in the final of the Women’s Six Nations with a nine-try 67-3 bonus-point victory over Italy at the Stadio Lanfranchi in Parma on Saturday. The massive win was a second in succession for the visitors and ensures they will finish
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2:11 PM BST France began their Six Nations campaign with an emphatic 53-0 victory over Wales at the Stade de la Rabine on Saturday. Winger Caroline Boujard enjoyed an impressive evening after scoring a hat trick inside the opening 15 minutes for Les Bleues in the Pool B clash. Agathe Sochat also crossed the line
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5:21 PM BST Champions England were off to a flying start in their women’s Six Nations title defence as they beat Scotland 52-10 in a dominant performance in a Pool A encounter on Saturday. The postponed tournament is being played in a condensed format with two pools of three teams each, with the pool toppers
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5:35 PM BST Scotland flanker Hamish Watson was named the 2021 Six Nations player of the championship after securing 35% of more than 125,000 votes cast by fans, the tournament’s organisers said on Friday. Watson put in a string of fine performances as Scotland beat England at Twickenham for the first time since 1983 before
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10:41 AM BST The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has backed Wayne Pivac to remain as coach until at least the 2023 World Cup following March’s Six Nations triumph. Pivac, who succeeded Warren Gatland in 2019, was heavily criticised last year after a miserable run saw Wales finish fifth in the Six Nations. 1 Related However,
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11:40 AM BST A Vodafone survey has shown that supporters have voted for Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones to captain the British & Irish Lions in this summer’s tour of South Africa while England’s Owen Farrell has been dropped to the bench. The data collected also shows that fans omitted England’s Billy Vunipola, George Ford and
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4:20 PM BST England have been given a boost ahead of the Women’s Six Nations as Sarah Hunter returns from a long-term injury to captain the side. Simon Middleton’s squad will meet in Doncaster on Monday before starting their title defence against Scotland on April 3. 1 Related Hunter is one of a number of
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11:19 PM BST Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has liked what he’s seen in Super Rugby AU this season, but it hasn’t stopped him lamenting the likely departure of yet another big-name player overseas. Melbourne Rebels winger Marika Koroibete looks set to become the latest Wallabies player to take his talents offshore, a move that would
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2:37 PM BST Spit tests may in future be an answer for doctors seeking swift and non-invasive ways to diagnose concussion among male rugby players after a study found that tell-tale biomarkers of traumatic brain injury show up rapidly in saliva. A three-year research project involving more than a thousand professional men’s rugby players found
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12:38 PM BST France coach Fabien Galthie will ring the changes and turn on the power against Scotland on Friday, when his team will bid for their first Six Nations title since 2010. Galthie has made five changes to the side that beat Wales last weekend, with Arthur Vincent coming in at centre and Gael
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Mar 22, 2021 Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos remains positive that the trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition will proceed, despite New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s revelation that her government would announce a potential date for the opening of a travel bubble with Australia on April 6. Indications are that it would take a month for
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