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France’s Six Nations postponement leaves a mess destined to dilute grand finale | Robert Kitson

The rescheduling of France’s game against Scotland damages the competition’s momentum and is a logistical headacheAnother day, another massive headache for rugby union’s beleaguered administrators. If you think the late postponement of Sunday’s France …

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France v Scotland again in doubt following new positive Covid-19 test

France suspend training before Sunday’s game in ParisEntire squad and coach Fabien Galthié self-isolating France have suspended training before Sunday’s Six Nations game against Scotland following another positive Covid-19 test among their playing squa…

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Scotland get green light for Paris after France report no more Covid positives

Six Nations match will go ahead as planned on SundayOutbreak has left nine French players self-isolatingScotland’s Six Nations fixture with France on Sunday will go ahead as planned in Paris, tournament organisers have announced.The match at Stade de F…

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Six Nations boost as France return no new Covid positives in latest testing

Fixture against Scotland on Sunday could still go aheadSix Nations organisers to make final call on WednesdayFrance’s chances of avoiding a postponement of their Six Nations match against Scotland on Sunday have improved after the latest round of coron…

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Six Nations: France v Scotland in doubt as hosts report five new Covid positives

Captain Charles Ollivon among latest players to test positiveNine of France’s 23-man squad for Ireland game have withdrawnFive more France players including the captain, Charles Ollivon, have tested positive for Covid-19, raising serious concerns over …

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The Six Nations so far: France deliver on promise as Wales start in style | Ugo Monye

France are only ever an offload away from top gear, but England have improvements to make with three rounds to goSo far, so good. We know about their strength in depth and their skill levels but we’re seeing a team who look fit, hungry and who believe …

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Antoine Dupont set to miss Scotland clash after testing positive for Covid-19

Scrum-half isolating and will sit out Six Nations matchFrance are now waiting on further Covid-19 testsThe France scrum-half Antoine Dupont looks set to miss France’s Six Nations game against Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday.All t…

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Third member of France’s management team tests positive for Covid-19

Link with outbreak among sevens team investigatedHead coach Fabien Galthié in isolation for seven daysA third member of France’s management team has tested positive for Covid-19 while the federation is investigating whether there is a link with an outb…

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France Six Nations squad in isolation after staff member tests Covid positive

All players tested negative on Monday eveningFrance due to face Scotland a week on SundayFrance’s entire Six Nations squad has been put into isolation after a member of their backroom staff tested positive for Covid-19. All players tested negative on M…

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Six Nations: talking points from a weekend of potent wing play | Paul Rees

Wales’ and England’s wide men finished clinically during their wins while France’s passing game remains supremeWhen a few England passes went to ground early on against Italy, it explained Eddie Jones’s preference for a kicking game. Space was not at a…

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Six Nations: talking points from a weekend of potent wing play | Paul Rees

Wales’ and England’s wide men finished clinically during their wins while France’s passing game remains supremeWhen a few England passes went to ground early on against Italy, it explained Eddie Jones’s preference for a kicking game. Space was not at a…

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Six Nations: talking points from a weekend of potent wing play | Paul Rees

Wales’ and England’s wide men finished clinically during their wins while France’s passing game remains supremeWhen a few England passes went to ground early on against Italy, it explained Eddie Jones’s preference for a kicking game. Space was not at a…

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Louis Rees-Zammit’s star quality in Six Nations needs to be seen by wide audience

The tournament has delivered for the casual armchair fan and the new television contract risks eroding the shared magicIt is hard to overstate the importance of the Six Nations when it comes to selling rugby to the floating voter. This year’s tournamen…

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Louis Rees-Zammit’s star quality in Six Nations needs to be seen by wide audience

The tournament has delivered for the casual armchair fan and the new television contract risks eroding the shared magicIt is hard to overstate the importance of the Six Nations when it comes to selling rugby to the floating voter. This year’s tournamen…

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Charles Ollivon and Penaud edge France to Six Nations win in Ireland

Ireland 13-15 France France lead Six Nations after first win in Dublin since 2011Away wins do not carry quite the premium as they normally do in this Six Nations, but a win in Dublin has proved beyond France for the last 10 years. Related: Louis Rees-…

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Ireland v France: Six Nations 2021 – live!

Six Nations updates from the 3pm GMT kick-offBurns’ error against Wales should not define himGet in touch with Luke on email or Twitter 3.31pm GMT The numerical advantage pays off straight away and it’s a fine finish by James Lowe in the left-hand corn…

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Ireland v France: Six Nations 2021 – live!

Six Nations updates from the 3pm GMT kick-offBurns’ error against Wales should not define himGet in touch with Luke on email or Twitter 3.31pm GMT The numerical advantage pays off straight away and it’s a fine finish by James Lowe in the left-hand corn…

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Prepare for chaos: Fabien Galthié’s favourites set Irish alarm bells ringing

Confident France, led by the ebullient Antoine Dupont, pose a daunting challenge for Andy Farrell’s injury-hit side Ireland have never started a Six Nations campaign with back-to-back defeats and if they could choose a side to play after last Sunday’s …

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Johnny Sexton hits out at ‘inaccurate’ concussion claims by French doctor

Ireland captain going through head-injury protocols French doctor questions fly-half’s return against FranceJohnny Sexton has responded to comments from a French doctor about his concussion record, calling them “highly inappropriate”, “inaccurate” and …

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Six Nations: talking points from a weekend of Scots’ joy and French flair

Scotland and France must now cope with higher expectations while robotic England need to learn how to adaptScotland have not only never won the Six Nations, they have never threatened to. They may be celebrating a first victory at Twickenham since Marg…