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Six Nations: Jordi Murphy aims to stake his World Cup case in Rome

4 hours 14 min ago
Jordi Murphy has featured in both of Ireland's recent wins over New Zealand but will be making his first Six Nations start since 2015 in Rome.
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Premiership & Pro14 reports and previews

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 20:07
Read reports for Friday's Premiership and Pro14 matches - and previews of the rest of the weekend's action.
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'Wales v England - all paths lead to a sporting occasion like no other'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:53
A Wales v England Six Nations match in Cardiff attracts fans from all corners to sample a unique atmosphere, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.
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Why France and Scotland are more similar than they seem

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:17
A globe-trotting coach, a rapscallion play-maker and struggles on the road - why France and Scotland are kindred spirits.
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'England's form is so good they would beat the All Blacks'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 18:46
England's form is so good they would beat the world champion All Blacks, according to Wales legend Shane Williams.
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Preview, line-ups & key stats: Italy v Ireland (Sun)

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:34
Team news, match preview and statistics for Sunday's match between Italy and Ireland at the Stadio Olimpico.
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Pro14: Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues (Sat)

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:02
Damien Hoyland makes his first Edinburgh outing for 13 months as Cardiff Blues travel to Murrayfield in the Pro14.
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Premiership: Northampton Saints v Bath

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:35
Team news as Northampton Saints host Bath in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (14:45 GMT).
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Farrell excited to continue Aki partnership

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:31
Ireland's Chris Farrell says that he is looking forward to developing his centre partnership with Bundee Aki during Sunday's Six Nations encounter against Italy.
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Schmidt looking for accuracy as well as energy against Italy

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:15
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says the players he has brought into the side for Sunday's Six Nations encounter against Italy have earned their opportunity.
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Quiz: Who was in the Wales team that beat England in 2013?

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 15:53
Wales' last Six Nations win over England was in 2013. Can you recall their starting side?
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Premiership: Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 15:30
Team news as Worcester Warriors host Leicester Tigers in Sunday's Premiership fixture at Sixways Stadium (13:00 GMT).
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Leicester Tigers: Secret to academy success is dodging 'Bearded Bill'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:47
Leicester Tigers' world-renowned academy continues to bring through talent, but what is their secret?
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Laidlaw backs Horne to excel in unfamiliar role in Paris

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:35
Scotland's half-backs will "play like we want to play", says captain Greig Laidlaw as he prepares to partner Peter Horne in the Six Nations in France.
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Vital that Anscombe thrives for Wales to evolve - Williams

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:23
Wales are "desperate" for Gareth Anscombe to prove his fly-half credentials in Saturday's crunch match with England, says former flanker Martyn Williams.
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Ireland change four forwards for trip to Italy

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:51
Ireland forwards Sean Cronin, Dave Kilcoyne and Ultan Dillane all start a Six Nations match for the first time in Sunday's game in Italy.
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Six Nations: England have a chance to 'spoil the party' in Wales, says Eddie Jones

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:47
England head coach Eddie Jones says Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales in Cardiff is a "great chance to spoil the party".
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Premiership: Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:11
Team news as Exeter Chiefs host Newcastle Falcons in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Sandy Park (14:30 GMT).
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Six Nations 2019: BBC coverage - how to follow on TV, radio and BBC Sport website

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:04
BBC coverage details for this year's men's and women's Six Nations broadcast live across BBC TV, radio and online.
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Pro14: Benetton v Dragons (Sat)

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:03
Team news as Dragons travel to Benetton in Saturday's Pro14 encounter at Stadio Comunale di Monigo (13:00 GMT).
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