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England are a formidable side - Kayes

It’s a phrase coined in tennis but is equally applicable to rugby especially in this World Cup year where it matters not how you win, but that you do win.


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Wales need Anscombe to start - Barry John

Don't write off Gareth Anscombe yet, that's the word from former British & Irish Lions and Wales legend Barry John.
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Schmidt still seeking settled midfield mix

Midfield is such a crucial area in any successful side but it has been an area of selection frustration in Joe Schmidt's time as Ireland coach.
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Bok win over All Blacks highlight for du Toit

South Africa's rugby player of 2018, Pieter-Steph du Toit said beating the All Blacks in Wellington was the highlight of his year, made all the more memorable because he was playing in his preferred position of blindside flanker.
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Larkham departs Wallabies

Australia will be in no rush to find a replacement for Stephen Larkham as Wallabies back coach.
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Six Nations Wrap: Setback for Ireland

The Six Nations is suddenly wide open after England overturned the form book and the predictions of must pundits in round one.
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Six Nations shows World Cup is wide open - Kayes

The pressure of being favourites was always going to be a test for Ireland.
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England strongest for a long time - Woodward

Former England World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward said the side that beat Ireland in the Six Nations opener on Sunday was the strongest England side he had seen for a long time.
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England stop Ireland in their tracks

Ireland were given a reality check – that's the response of the Irish media after Ireland's 20-32 loss to England in the Six Nations first round on Sunday (NZT).
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Parkes set for second Six Nations campaign

Former Manawatu and Auckland midfield back Hadleigh Parkes is still pinching himself that he is playing for Wales in the Six Nations.
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Northern sides need to flood World Cup semis - Woodward

Former England coach Sir Clive Woodward says it would be a disaster if two or three southern hemisphere sides contested the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.
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Anscombe gets thumbs up from legend John

Wales and British & Irish Lions rugby legend Barry John has backed former Chiefs and Auckland first five-eighths Gareth Anscombe to handle the starting role for Wales in Friday's Six Nations opener against France.
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Lions flanker set for big season

Springbok and Lions flanker Kwagga Smith has his eyes set on more Test rugby for South Africa this year.
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Glasgow, Bristol advance in Euro rugby

Dave Rennie's Glasgow Warriors were beaten by an Owen Farrell-less Saracens side 19-38 but qualified for the European Champions Cup quarterfinals as one of the best runners-up.
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