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Six Nations 2021 – Routes into the Future

A glance back and forwards at the 2021 version of ‘Rugby’s Greatest Championship’, as the Six Nations likes to call itself. Bill Sweeney, the RFU’s CEO, has given his views on its future. He is strangely half-hearted about it. ‘We need to be a little bit more innovative in our thinking…’ Why ‘a little bit’?

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Live from the Stoop – Six Nations – Finals Time

England v France A totally gripping game between two of the finest sides on the planet. The only thing missing was a whirring scoreboard. Defenders stuck to their task heroically; inventive attackers had the greatest difficulty exploiting space. Everyone expected a tight game, few such a low-scoring one. A strong swirling breeze upset the kickers,

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The Red Roses clinch the title

The Red Roses clinched their third consecutive Women’s Six Nations title after beating France Women 10-6 at The Stoop. Simon Middleton’s charges overcame Scotland and Italy earlier in the competition before registering a solitary try and penalty against Les Bleues at the home of Harlequins, their eighth successive win over France, and fourteenth without loss

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Pride and Rankings at Stake

Italy v Ireland; Scotland v Wales The clash of the two I’s in Dublin is hard to predict. Both sides have match-winners; both have shown flashes of outstanding form. Italy are full of confidence as they reach No 5 in world rankings, three places above the hosts. They may pay the penalty of surrendering home

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Six Nations Final Preview – England v France

Oh dear! The French selection looks the way every weak-kneed England fan must have feared, hideously strong. Romane Ménager returns at No 8 to nobody’s surprise. It’s when we spot the names Corson and Trémoulière hiding on the bench that we get an idea of the strength of the squad. Annick Hayraud has kept faith

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