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Ian McKinley: ‘My eye injury turned life upside down but it opened up the world’

The Treviso and Italy fly-half, who has fought back from losing sight in one eye to relaunch his career, describes the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on his hometown in Italy“The two things that you usually hear are silence and sirens. It’s a…

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Ian McKinley: ‘My eye injury turned life upside down but it opened up the world’

The Treviso and Italy fly-half, who has fought back from losing sight in one eye to relaunch his career, describes the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on his hometown in Italy“The two things that you usually hear are silence and sirens. It’s a…

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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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Premiership clubs to release Welsh, Scots and Italians if Six Nations restarts

Usual restrictions outside Test windows will not applyWales v Scotland and two Italy matches to be rescheduledWales, Scotland and Italy will be able to select full-strength teams if their postponed Six Nations matches are rearranged later this year wit…

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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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England’s Six Nations game against Italy postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Game set for 14 March in Rome has been called offMatch will now not be played behind closed doorsEngland’s Six Nations game against Italy on 14 March in Rome has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.Tournament organisers faced the option of p…

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No further Six Nations postponements planned after coronavirus outbreak

Six Nations state plans based ‘on current available information’Ireland v Italy may not be played until OctoberEngland’s hopes of clinching the Six Nations title in Italy this month remain alive after tournament organisers decided against postponing an…

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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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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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Stuart Hogg’s solo effort leads Scotland to hard-fought victory against Italy

• Italy 0-17 Scotland• Stuart Hogg, Chris Harris and Adam Hastings cross for visitorsScotland avoided joining the ruins in Rome to ease the pressure on head coach Gregor Townsend with a hard-fought 17-0 victory over Italy.In what was billed as the batt…

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Italy v Scotland: Six Nations 2020 – live!

Six Nations updates from the 2.15pm GMT kick-offJones’ England future could turn on No 8 duelEmail Luke here or tweet at @LukeMcLaughlin 1.46pm GMT Don’t forget, you can drop me a line on email or on Twitter with any thoughts on today’s match. If you a…

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Italy v Scotland: Six Nations 2020 – live!

Six Nations updates from the 2.15pm GMT kick-offJones’ England future could turn on No 8 duelEmail Luke here or tweet at @LukeMcLaughlin 1.46pm GMT Don’t forget, you can drop me a line on email or on Twitter with any thoughts on today’s match. If you a…

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What the first two rounds have told us about this year’s Six Nations | Paul Rees

Eddie Jones under scrutiny, Wales and Ireland settling into new management regimes, and a fragile French renaissance?After Ciara and Dennis comes storm Eddie? After England overwhelmed New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final the Six Nations seemed a br…

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France stay on course for grand slam with bonus-point win over Italy

• France 35-22 Italy• France run in five tries to go top of Six Nations tableRomain Ntamack raced in the bonus-point score in Paris as France laboured to a patchy 35-22 victory over Italy.The Toulouse fly-half endured a mixed afternoon, struggling with…

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France v Italy: Six Nations 2020 – live!

Live updates from the 3pm GMT kick-offHogg huffs and fluffs lines again as Scots run out of puffSend your thoughts to Luke on email or Twitter 3.57pm GMT Can Italy find a way to make a real game of this? Let’s find out. The score is 23-10 in France’s f…

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France v Italy: Six Nations 2020 – live!

Live updates from the 3pm GMT kick-offHogg huffs and fluffs lines again as Scots run out of puffSend your thoughts to Luke on email or Twitter 3.57pm GMT Can Italy find a way to make a real game of this? Let’s find out. The score is 23-10 in France’s f…