Category Archives: Six Nations

Six Nations Captains: Italy

The 35-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest No.8s of the modern era, and has long been the heartbeat of the Azzuri.

With an exciting young generation of Italian talent emerging, along with a selection of ever-improving senior figures, Italy have been tipped by many for their strongest showing at Rugby’s Greatest Championship this year, and none will be more desperate to live up to the billing than Parisse.

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Article source: https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/2019/01/11/six-nations-captains-italy/

Wales set to face teenage son of rugby legend in Six Nations Championship opener with France

France have called up the son of Les Bleus legend Emile Ntamack to their squad preparing for the Six Nations Championship opener with Wales on February 1.

Toulouse outside-half Romain Ntamack is already an Under-20s World Cup winner and is one of five new faces drafted into the senior squad for the Paris showdown with Wales.

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Article source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/wales-set-face-teenage-son-15656632

Six Nations 2019 fixtures for England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy

THE Six Nations is nearly here with the Northern hemisphere’s best rugby teams gunning for glory ahead of the World Cup later this year.

Ireland will be looking to repeat last year’s incredible grand slam while England will hope to dramatically improve on a dreadful fifth placed finish in 2018.

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Article source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/8140137/six-nations-fixtures-england-wales-scotland-ireland-france-italy/

Hartley facing battle to be fit for Six Nations after Northampton remove hooker from training

Dylan Hartley facing battle to be fit for Six Nations after Northampton remove England hooker from training

    • The 32-year-old has not played in last two Northampton matches 

 

    • Director of rugby Chris Boyd described the injury as a ‘grumbly’ knee

 

  • Eddie Jones picks his squad on January 17 before Ireland match on February 2

Dylan Hartley may not play before England’s Six Nations opener against Ireland as he struggles with a knee injury.

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Article source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-6563109/Hartley-facing-battle-fit-Six-Nations-Northampton-remove-hooker-training.html

O’Gara: Schmidt instilling confidence the key to Ireland success

O’Gara – a panellist on Virgin Media, the Guinness Six Nations host broadcaster in Ireland – gave his view on Ireland’s remarkable 2018 Grand Slam as part of a special programme on Sunday night.

Ireland overcame France in their opening match of the 2018 Championship thanks to a thrilling drop-goal deep into added time slotted by O’Gara’s one-time rival for the No.10 jersey Jonathan Sexton.

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Article source: https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/2019/01/07/ogara-schmidt-instilling-confidence-the-key-to-ireland-success/

North stars on stunning day for Wales’ Guinness Six Nations internationals

The 26-year-old, who has 79 caps for his nation, electrified the crowd by sliding across the whitewash 19 minutes into the derby clash.

North, a back-to-back Guinness Six Nations victor in 2012 and 2013, capitalised out wide after a fine crossfield kick from compatriot Sam Davies.

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Article source: https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/2019/01/05/north-stars-on-stunning-day-for-wales-guinness-six-nations-internationals/