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Ireland to face Italy at Soldier Field as part of Chicago November triple-header

Six Nations champions return to scene of historic All Blacks winUSA men and women face New Zealand opponents on undercardIreland will return to Soldier Field in Chicago, the scene of their first and only win over the All Blacks, to face Italy on 3 Nove…

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Six Nations 2018 verdict: Guardian writers on their highs and lows

The players of the tournament, the outstanding matches, best and worst moments and team of the championshipRobert Kitson: Conor Murray. Epitomises the team Ireland have become: classy, smart, consistent, strong, versatile. Probably the world’s best scr…

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Gregor Townsend demands Scotland improvement in readiness for World Cup

• Head coach challenges his players to get better over next 18 months• Townsend believes recent games have been ‘great for development’It has been a rollercoaster of a Six Nations Championship for Scotland who have hit the highs and the lows, admitted …

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From Ireland’s win to England’s loss, the Six Nations was settled in Paris | Paul Rees

Ireland and England’s campaigns were summed up by their final few seconds in the French capital, with Ireland surging to victory and England losing after a fumble at the breakdownThe outcome of the 2018 Six Nations was settled in Paris. It was where Jo…

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Scotland snatch Six Nations victory over Italy with late Greig Laidlaw penalty

• Italy 27-29 Scotland• Greig Laidlaw’s last-gasp penalty denies Italy an upset winWe have seen it all before; a Scotland win over Italy at the death with the final kick going over as the clock ticked down. Four years ago, it was Duncan Weir with a dro…

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Italy v Scotland: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-offScotland target victory in Italy and third placeAnd you can email Niall here, or tweet him here 12.55pm GMT 22 mins: Allan took an almighty hit after that grubber kick, but is OK to slot the conversion o…

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Scotland target victory in Italy and Six Nations third place

• Win in Rome and an England defeat would see Scots finish third• Captain Barclay wants reaction to defeat in DublinScotland start the final day of the Six Nations in a familiar position, one place off the bottom of the table, but victory in Rome, wher…

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Six Nations: talking points from the weekend’s action

France must not get carried after beating England, while Ireland will need to bolster their defence at TwickenhamWhen the post-match debate centres on whether England were poorer in Murrayfield or Paris, there is definitely trouble at mill. They never …

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George North the star of the show as Wales coast past Italy

• Wales 38-14 Italy• North bags two tries in win that puts Wales second in tableWales moved to second in the table with an ultimately comfortable victory over Italy, who suffered their 16th successive Six Nations reverse and will scoop the wooden spoon…

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Wales v Italy: Six Nations – live!

Live updates from the 3pm GMT kick-offEmail Tom here or tweet him here with your thoughts 2.03pm GMT They line up thusly:Wales: L Williams; North, Watkin, Parkes, S Evans; Anscombe, G Davies; Smith, Dee, Francis, Hill, B. Davies, Tipuric, J. Davies, Fa…

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Owen Watkin swaggers into Warren Gatland’s free-running Wales reboot

The young centre’s bravado and footballing instincts epitomise coach’s free-running tactical shift for the game against ItalyMum has not been the word in the Wales camp in the build-up to Sunday’s Mother’s Day match against Italy at the Principality St…

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Owen Watkin swaggers into Warren Gatland’s free-running Wales reboot

The young centre’s bravado and footballing instincts epitomise coach’s free-running tactical shift for the game against ItalyMum has not been the word in the Wales camp in the build-up to Sunday’s Mother’s Day match against Italy at the Principality St…

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Conor O’Shea happy with Italy progress but desperate to beat Wales in Cardiff

• Italy look to end 15-match losing run in Six Nations• ‘We are doing a lot of the right things but we want to win games’Conor O’Shea is one of rugby’s glass half-full characters but even his ebullience in adversity is being tested by Italy’s dire run …

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Taulupe Faletau to captain Wales for first time against Italy in Cardiff

• Scarlets flanker James Davies to make Test debut• Warren Gatland’s 10 changes will bring in ‘a lot of quality’Taulupe Faletau will captain Wales and the flanker James Davies will make his Test debut in Sunday’s Six Nations match against Italy in Card…

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Stars, drama and upsets: what to expect in Six Nations’ final straight | Gerard Meagher

Can anyone unseat Ireland at the top? Who will make the difference in the final two rounds? And can Italy win a game?Ireland will claim a first Six Nations title since 2015 if they achieve a bonus-point victory over Scotland and England fail to do so i…

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Six Nations: talking points from the weekend’s action

Scotland’s next task is to improve on the road, Wales show their worth with the ball and France still off the paceIt seems cruel that anyone in Scotland should have to talk about anything other than their victory, but in the hours after the match Grego…

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Hugo Bonneval settles France’s nerves with vital try against Italy

• Six Nations: France 34-17 Italy• Italy seem destined for the wooden spoon after a third defeatHugo Bonneval’s second-half try proved pivotal as France ended their nine-match winless run and left Italy facing another Six Nations wooden spoon after a t…

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France v Italy: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offCalcutta Cup can reveal real England and test ScotlandFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.57pm GMT And they’re out! Indeed, the Italians are already singing their anthem. With great …

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Italy told to grasp chance in France as Six Nations enters new territory

• Conor O’Shea tells side to learn from mistakes against France• France play home Six Nations match outside Paris for first timeConor O’Shea wants Italy to learn from their mistakes when the Six Nations enters new territory on Friday as the Azzurri hea…

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France’s Marseille date with Italy shows benefit of taking Six Nations on the road | Robert Kitson

England should venture outside their London moneypit and take a big game to rugby lovers otherwise disenfranchised by geography and, in some cases, historyIt is October 2007 and the clear Mediterranean sky is turning from sapphire blue to purest velvet…