Six Nations 2019: Scotland will ‘look to Russell for answers’ – Greig Laidlaw


Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell
Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell are likely to be Scotland’s starting half-backs in the Six Nations

Scotland will “look to Finn Russell for answers” during their Six Nations campaign, says captain Greig Laidlaw.

Fly-half Russell, 26, is known for his attacking flair and has produced some scintillating moments since joining Racing 92 from Glasgow in the summer. Continue reading

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Nigel Owens reveals the five things Six Nations referees will be looking out for this year

With the Six Nations kicking off next weekend, all the referees involved will meet this Wednesday to prepare for and review how we can best officiate the tournament consistently as a group of officials and hopefully play a small part in helping deliver what will be hopefully a wonderful Six Nations. Continue reading

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Bath Rugby top the Premiership when it comes to filling their stadium

When it comes to home attendances, Bath Rugby should be rightly proud.

Come rain or shine, whether the team are chasing the play-offs or in the mid-table melee, the supporters still turn up to the Rec in healthy numbers. Continue reading

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Six Nations 2019: BBC coverage guide for TV, radio and BBC Sport website


Ireland with the Six Nations trophy
Ireland won all their matches in 2018 to secure their their third Grand Slam

The 2019 Six Nations kicks off on Friday, 1 February with BBC Sport covering every match from the men’s tournament and several games from the women’s competition.

BBC One will televise seven men’s matches – all of Scotland, Wales and France’s home games – while BBC Sport will show nine women’s ties on Red Button, Connected TV and online. Continue reading

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England: broke and ‘brutal’, Eddie Jones predicts for Six Nations


Eddie Jones has warned though England may be broke off the field they will be brutal on it in their pursuit of Ireland’s Six Nations rugby crown.

Jones and Wales coach Warren Gatland met for a curry in London on the eve of the tournament’s launch in south west London, with England’s head coach revealing the Wales boss picked up the bill. Continue reading

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Gallagher Premiership: Maro Itoje signs new long-term Saracens deal | Rugby

England forward Maro Itoje has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Saracens, the Gallagher Premiership Rugby club have announced.

Itoje, 24, who started out in Saracens’ academy, made his 100th senior appearance for the club earlier this season. Continue reading

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Six Nations 2019: Leigh Halfpenny ruled out of Wales’ opener with France


Wales back Leigh Halfpenny has not played since suffering concussion in November's win over Australia
Wales back Leigh Halfpenny has not played since suffering concussion in November’s win over Australia

Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales’ opening Six Nations game away to France in Paris on Friday, 1 February.

The 30-year-old British and Irish Lions back has not played since suffering concussion in the win over Australia on 10 November. Continue reading

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England rugby stars lead heart-warming campaign for boy, 10, with cancer

A group of England rugby stars have teamed up to help try and raise half a million pounds for a boy at risk of his deadly cancer returning.

Harry Banks, 10, has had rare neuroblastoma twice since 2012 and his doctors have warned it will be incurable if it comes back again – which is likely.   Continue reading

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Get 2019 off to a flyer with Gilbert Rugby

Gilbert Rugby – official ball supplier of Gallagher Premiership Rugby – is offering a huge prize to get 2019 off to a flying start.

One lucky entrant will win four tickets to the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham Stadium on 1 June, plus a stunning Gallagher Premiership Rugby Matchball – as used by competition’s stars. Continue reading

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Six Nations: Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton should be fit for England opener – Cullen


Sexton was part of the Ireland side which secured a historic first win over New Zealand on Irish soil in November
Sexton was part of the Ireland side which secured a historic first home win over New Zealand in November

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton is nearing a return to full fitness ahead of the crunch Six Nations opener against England, according to Leinster boss Leo Cullen.

The world player of the year has been struggling with a knee injury and hasn’t played in almost a month. Continue reading

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