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Six Nations Latest – The Odds Swing

Big news from France: the FFR announces 28 contracts for 15s players, to bring them in line with their 7s sisters – and more or less in line with their English counterparts, though the fine print of the contracts differs. Complaints are already streaming in about the 50% part-time arrangements set in place. The recipients

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The Women’s 6 Nations is launched

The 6 Nations 2019 version was launched in the swish surroundings of the Hurlingham Club. Nolli Waterman now appeared on the other side of the camera, so to speak, introducing the honoured guests alongside Will Greenwood.   In between generous offerings of  food and Guinness, the official sponsors – though not quite yet the full-time

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Red Roses earn bonus point win over Ireland

England Women end their 2018 Six Nations campaign with a bonus-point 33-11 win over Ireland at Ricoh Arena, Coventry to finish second in the competition. Despite dominating the early possession, it took until the 11th minute for England to take the lead as Waterman secured her place as outright leading try scorer on 47, overtaking

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50th cap for Caryl Thomas against France

Caryl Thomas will win her 50th Wales cap in this Friday’s Women’s Six Nations match against table-toppers France in Colwyn Bay (18:00). The loosehead from Carmarthenshire made her international debut against Ireland in 2006, and is part of an unchanged front row to face the Grand Slam-chasing French at Stadiwm ZipWorld. Wales’ starting XV is

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Middleton makes 6 changes

England Women head coach Simon Middleton has named his starting 15 ahead of the Red Roses’ final Six Nations Test against Ireland on Friday 16th March at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (K.O. 17:30 GMT, live Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix). Middleton makes six changes, two positional, to the starting 15 side that were

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Italy announce squad for Wales clash

Italy make three changes to their starting line-up to face Wales at Principality Stadium on Sunday afternoon in Round Four of the Women’s Six Nations. All of them come in the pack where Lucia Gai comes in for Michela Merlo who is among the replacements and Valentina Ruzza replaces Elisa Pillotti in the second row.

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Bevan and Joyce return for Wales Women against Italy

Wales Women welcome back some familiar faces for this Sunday’s double-header against Italy at Principality Stadium (11:45). Scrum-half Keira Bevan and wing Jaz Joyce are involved for the first time this year. Bevan returns from an ankle injury suffered on international duty during the autumn, whilst Joyce has been involved in sevens preparations for next

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