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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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Six Nations 2019: Scotland call up Crosbie, Smith, Dunbar & Harley as Watson drops out


Luke Crosbie runs with the ball for Edinburgh
Luke Crosbie came on for Hamish Watson in Edinburgh’s win over Montpellier and has trained with Scotland previously

Scotland have called up four players to their Six Nations squad after injuries to several players including first-choice open-side flanker Hamish Watson.

Edinburgh’s Watson has dropped out of the squad while he recovers from a suspected fracture to his hand. Continue reading

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Chiefs and England trio agree new deals

Rob Baxter’s forward-thinking vision for Exeter Chiefs has tonight been boosted with the news that three of their highly-rated stars have all pledged their immediate futures to the club.

England internationals Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade have all put pen to paper on two-year deals that will keep them at Sandy Park until the end of the 2020/2021 season. Continue reading

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Vunipola looking sharp ahead of Guinness Six Nations

The powerful No.8, who starred in England’s 2016 Grand Slam triumph, has struggled with injury for much of the last two years but, now fit, he is back in Eddie Jones’ squad.

And he showed he is ready to make his mark by bulldozing his way through Glasgow’s defence mid-way through the first half at Allianz Park for a trademark try from the base of a scrum. Continue reading

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Will Edinburgh and Glasgow Euro runs lead to Six Nations success?


Last week one English journalist asked the question which is on every Scot’s mind… does a good Champions Cup showing by the twin pro teams at least hint at an equally promising Six Nations campaign starting in two weeks’ time against Italy? Continue reading

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Owen Farrell thumb injury deals blow to England’s Six Nations preparations

Little more than 24 hours after Eddie Jones admitted he was tempting fate by remarking that England’s injury list going into the Six Nations was the lowest for three years, his key player and captain Owen Farrell has had surgery to repair a thumb injury and will be out of action for between a week and 10 days. Continue reading

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Bath Rugby announce four new signings

Bath Rugby are pleased to confirm that Lewis Boyce, Christian Judge, Will Stuart and Mike Williams will join the club ahead of the 2019/20 season.

All English-qualified, the four new recruits will not only bring the quality required to challenge consistently in Gallagher Premiership Rugby and Europe, but will also bring their individual characteristics to add to the competitive environment at the club. Continue reading

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England rugby stars Natasha Hunt and Emily Scarratt on the growth of the women’s game

England rugby stars Emily Scarratt and Natasha Hunt have predicted a bright future for the women’s game after becoming the first players to be awarded full-time XVs contracts for 2019.

Scarratt and Hunt, along with Harlequins winger Jess Breach, have moved back from the women’s sevens team that came fourth at Rio 2016 and claimed a bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Continue reading

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Six Nations: England’s Owen Farrell to undergo minor procedure on thumb


Owen Farrell in action for England
The 27-year-old is still expected to be fit for the Six Nations opener

England’s preparations for their Six Nations opener against champions Ireland in Dublin have been hit by an injury to captain Owen Farrell.

Farrell, 27, has been withdrawn from Saracens’ Champions Cup match against Glasgow and is having a minor procedure on his thumb on Saturday. Continue reading

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England Women Sevens name Hamilton squad

James Bailey has named his 12-player squad for the inaugural Fast Four tournament in New Zealand on 26-27 January 2019.

The two-day competition will run alongside the HSBC Hamilton Sevens in what will be the first time that a women’s invitational tournament has been integrated into the men’s World Series event. Continue reading

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