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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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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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Wales look forward to England showdown with sights on Triple Crown

Autumn preparation has paid off, says coach PivacScotland left licking wounds after defeat in thrillerThe wheel turns quickly in the Six Nations. It wasn’t long ago Scotland were the talk of the tournament after their famous win against England at Twic…

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Louis Rees-Zammit helps Wales beat Scotland in topsy-turvy thriller

Scotland 24-25 WalesLead changes five times in back-and-forth Six Nations classicMercy. Tell me you are reading this because you want to relive a desperate, lung-busting, heart-pumping, nail-biting, tear-up of a game, and not because you want to know w…

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Scotland v Wales: Six Nations 2021 – live!

Six Nations updates from the 4.45pm GMT kick-offScotland shed underdogs tag and step into unknownYou can contact Lee on email or on Twitter 5.49pm GMT 40 mins. Dan Biggar resumed proceedings via a short angled kick off. 5.45pm GMT “I know that scrums a…

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Scotland shed Six Nations underdog tag and take step into unknown | Paul Rees

Scotland take on Wales at Murrayfield in the unusual position of favourites – they need to embrace those expectationsThe last time Scotland defeated England, they stalled. The only two victories in their next nine Six Nations matches from 2018 were aga…

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Gregor Townsend urges Scotland to kick on in Six Nations after England win

Head coach says side must start ‘backing up big performances’Scotland make three forced changes for Wales this weekendGregor Townsend has challenged his Scotland players to regard last weekend’s win over England – their first at Twickenham for 38 years…

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The Breakdown | Scotland’s Lions prospects boosted by stirring success against England

A remarkable recent dearth of British & Irish Lions caps will end if Scotland maintain their Twickenham standardsIt is an understatement to say Scotland have not had the lion’s share when it comes to the British & Irish Lions. In the Six Nation…

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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…

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What now for Eddie Jones’s England after being so outplayed at home?

Coach has steered his team down a tactical cul de sac leaving them ineffective against opponents unwilling to be bulliedLate on Saturday night, after the lights had gone out on England’s Calcutta Cup nightmare, a rich golden glow bathed the wintry Twic…

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Finn Russell’s wizardry gives Scotland a magic show to remember | Robert Kitson

Scotland’s master blender was at the heart of everything they did in their deserved Calcutta Cup victory over EnglandWhen a rivalry has been maturing for 150 years, the taste of success is always intoxicating. For Scotland this was as special as they c…