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Drama cubed – Scotland v Ireland

World Cup Qualifier – Round Three If the Rugby World Cup committee was hoping for some drama next year, they got it in bucket-loads in Parma today. For Ireland and Scotland it was all or nothing. For much of the game the Irish looked well on top, yet the half-time score read 5-8 against them.

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Italy make Hay – Rugby World Cup European Qualifiers

This was the first of three sessions of double internationals to decide who goes through to the World Cup next year. Italy v Scotland The Azzurre began as they did against England in the Six Nations, dominating most phases of play. inside a minute Scotland were pinged for holding on. The well-controlled rolling maul that

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England Women Secure World Cup Qualification

England’s women overcome Scotland 3-1 to top Pool C and guarantee their place at the 2022 Women’s Hockey World Cup Lily Owsley scores twice, Izzy Petter adds the other; Laura Unsworth makes 150th England appearance England women ended their tournament on a high by beating Scotland 3-1 to secure their place at the 2022 Women’s

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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 2021 – Round One England v Scotland

England duly beat Scotland at Doncaster to gain maximum reward, but the margin of victory, 42 points, marks the progress the visitors have made since their last raid south, an 80-0 drubbing. Eight tries to one looks like one-way traffic, but it wasn’t. Scottish resilience and English indiscipline meant several spells of backs-to-the-wall for the

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England v Scotland – A Preview

Anybody who saw this Red Rose 23 coming deserves a large medal. 15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens, 32 caps) 14. Lydia Thompson (Worcester Warriors, 46 caps) 13. Emily Scarratt (captain; Loughborough Lightning, 92 caps) 12. Lagi Tuima (Harlequins, 6 caps) 11. Jess Breach (Harlequins, 15 caps) 10. Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 3 caps) 9. Leanne Riley

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