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Quiz: how much do you know about the Six Nations?

Who scored 26 tries? Who lost badly? Who dislikes ‘sausages’? More quizzes: commentators, globetrotters, managers and keepersHow many grand slams did Wales win under their former head coach Warren Gatland?NoneOneThreeFiveWho is the leading points-score…

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John Robbie: ‘The apartheid leaders wanted to kill me with a crossbow’

John Robbie made his name playing for Ireland, the Lions and in South Africa, yet his life after rugby has been more dramaticBy Jonathan Drennan for the Guardian Sport NetworkJohn Robbie has lived in South Africa for nearly 40 years but he has not lost…

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Rory Best: ‘I thought you played hard and partied hard. I had to change’

Ireland’s most capped forward talks about kicking in a neighbour’s door, the abuse he suffered for being a Protestant captain and the insecurities that drove him on“It was another one of those nights and I went in to the local chicken shop, as you do,”…

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Rory Best: ‘I thought you played hard and partied hard. I had to change’

Ireland’s most capped forward talks about kicking in a neighbour’s door, the abuse he suffered for being a Protestant captain and the insecurities that drove him on“It was another one of those nights and I went in to the local chicken shop, as you do,”…

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Six Nations sliding doors could improbably favour Ireland in the epilogue | Robert Kitson

Suddenly, if Ireland can get everything right, an improbable title is firmly back on the radarSo farewell, then, “Super Saturday”. Hello instead to “At Least There’s Still One Game On Saturday” which is not the catchy promotional slogan the Six Nations…

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Six Nations: talking points from a tournament striving for an outcome

Scotland’s win over France hands England a chance for the title – while Ireland wait in the wingsLeaving aside Manu Tuilagi’s red card and Joe Marler’s bizarre piece of handiwork England had reason to be quietly encouraged by their last Six Nations out…

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Paris summit will attempt to break possible Six Nations deadlock | Paul Rees

The spread of the coronavirus may mean the tournament’s end may be delayed until the autumnThe Six Nations organisers meet in Paris on Monday to discuss contingency plans after fears over the cross-border spread of the coronavirus forced the postponeme…

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England await news on Italy trip as coronavirus threatens Six Nations

Ireland v Italy is first game to be called offEngland due to travel to Rome on 14 MarchThe Six Nations has been plunged into chaos after Ireland’s match against Italy was called off by the Irish government because of fears over the spread of the corona…

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Ireland v Italy in Six Nations postponed and may be cancelled due to coronavirus

IRFU announces decision after meeting Irish health minister Covid-19 virus has spread from China to ItalyIreland’s Six Nations rugby matches against Italy in Dublin on the weekend of 6-8 March have been postponed – and possibly cancelled – because of t…

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Ireland v Italy should be postponed due to coronavirus, says health minister

Simon Harris says Six Nations game is significant risk ‘People will be travelling from an affected region’The Six Nations fixture between Ireland and Italy in Dublin on 7 March should not take place due to the risk posed by the coronavirus, the health …

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Ireland’s backline were ‘spooked’ by England’s effort and attitude | Nick Evans

Home side consistently doubled up on Ireland’s attackers and when it comes to executing a territorial game Eddie Jones’s side are the best in the worldThere was plenty to admire in England’s performance against Ireland but the most impressive aspect wa…

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England in talks over Six Nations match in Italy after coronavirus outbreak

England’s finale is scheduled for Rome on 14 MarchMilan-San Remo cycling race also under threatThe Rugby Football Union is in talks with Six Nations organisers amid concerns England’s push for the title could be affected – and the remainder of the comp…

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Six Nations: talking points from a thrilling third round

Italy will surely improve by trying to play positive, entertaining rugby while Stuart Hogg showcases his talent for ScotlandItaly have failed to score a point in two out of three Six Nations matches so far. While that is the dismal reality for the coac…

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Bullish Manu Tuilagi leads charge for England with a lot left in the tank

The centre’s barnstorming performance helps soften up Ireland as Eddie Jones’s ornery, outsize team give a glimpse of what they are capable of at their bestIt had been six months to the very day since England last played at Twickenham, in a World Cup w…

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England 24-12 Ireland: Six Nations player ratings from Twickenham

Courtney Lawes was the outstanding performer in a strong collective effort as England overpowered IrelandElliot Daly Solid under the high ball, dangerous strike running and a poacher’s finish first-half. Excellent performance. 8 Continue reading…

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Wayward Johnny Sexton at the heart of Ireland’s struggles

England players targeted the visiting captain, who endured a difficult day with hands and feet as his grand slam dream diedEddie Jones kept his counsel when asked about Johnny Sexton in the buildup to this match. He was offered the chance to repeat the…

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England keep title hopes alive as George Ford outwits Ireland defence

England 24-12 IrelandTries from Ford, Daly, Cowan-Dickie help hosts to victoryEngland are back in Six Nations title contention after a convincing victory over a below-par and overly generous Ireland. In their first home fixture of the tournament the ho…

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England v Ireland: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 3pm GMT kick-offMcInally: Scotland must step up if we are to deny FranceAnd feel free to email Lee or tweet him @bloodandmud 2.07pm GMT Pre match reading departmentTadhg Furlong is back in form both on the pitch and in this…

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Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong on England, scrum cheats … and his grandmother

Prop recalls Irish hurt at Twickenham, is blunt over scrums and tells an hilarious tale about his ‘nanny’Tadhg Furlong found himself caught in the crossfire of a bizarre row between Wales and France over scrums this week. The legality of his scrummagin…

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Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong on England, scrum cheats … and his grandmother

Prop recalls Irish hurt at Twickenham, is blunt over scrums and tells an hilarious tale about his ‘nanny’Tadhg Furlong found himself caught in the crossfire of a bizarre row between Wales and France over scrums this week. The legality of his scrummagin…