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Premiership clubs agree early release of players for Rugby World Cup

• Decision follows changes to World Rugby player insurance rules• Wales among countries to benefit for pre-tournament friendliesWales and Scotland are among a number of countries who have received a major boost to their World Cup preparations with Prem…

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Premiership clubs agree early release of players for Rugby World Cup

• Decision follows changes to World Rugby player insurance rules• Wales among countries to benefit for pre-tournament friendliesWales and Scotland are among a number of countries who have received a major boost to their World Cup preparations with Prem…

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Wales and Scotland made to wait in World Cup player release row

• Premiership and World Rugby could agree deal next month• Dispute centres around insurance for non-English playersWales and Scotland are among a number of nations who will not find out until next month if their World Cup preparations will be severely …

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Scottish Rugby Union takes stake in Washington DC team

MLR documents confirm near-30% stake in Old Glory DCCo-owner suggests deal may produce talent for both sidesThe Scottish Rugby Union has taken close to a 30% stake in Old Glory DC, a Washington-based team preparing to enter Major League Rugby next year…

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Cornell du Preez: ‘Doctors only usually deal with my injury in car crashes’ | Gerard Meagher

The Worcester and Scotland forward will return to action on Saturday seven months after a fractured larynx left him unable to talk and considering retirementCornell du Preez’s determination to continue his career never dimmed. Not when the doctors told…

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The Breakdown | Wales won Six Nations by sticking to speed limit while others lost control

The grand slam was based on meticulous preparation, precision and containing risk, qualities Ireland and England could not matchWales’ grand slam was planned in military detail. If, statistically, it looked a minimalist triumph, based on defence rather…

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Wales’s rising sons set the northern hemisphere benchmark for Japan | Robert Kitson

England may have lost the plot at Twickenham but grand slam winners could write another happy endingHow quickly modern rugby’s wheel of fortune spins. A few weeks ago Ireland were an irresistible force, enjoying such critical acclaim that back-to-back …

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No doubting that Warren Gatland’s Wales deserve their grand slam | Robert KItson

High-class defence and rare stamina make Wales second in the world and leave their Six Nations rivals struggling in their wakeThere is no such thing as an accidental grand slam. Winning five games on the trot in testing conditions against reliably moti…

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England taking their foot off the gas is a recurring theme, admits Eddie Jones

• Coach says lessons will be learned in time for World Cup• ‘We need to get the right people in to help us sort it out’Eddie Jones has conceded England have a mental block to work through, with no more competitive games before the World Cup.Having romp…

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Henry Slade dazzles but England’s kamikaze show will leave its mark | Gerard Meagher

Fears of a damp squib proved gloriously misplaced but such a dire collapse should worry Eddie Jones as Japan loomsDead rubbers have a funny way of coming to life. England were home and hosed by half-time, playing with a swagger that reinforced their fe…

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England salvage Six Nations draw after Scotland’s spectacular comeback

• England 38-38 Scotland• England lead 31-0 in first half and crumble in the secondThe championship may have been decided but the drama had scarcely begun. Scotland, looking utterly bereft at Twickenham once again, resurrected themselves from a 31-0 de…

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England v Scotland: Six Nations finale – live!

Six Nations updates from the 5pm GMT kick-off at TwickenhamWales crush Ireland to win Six Nations and grand slamEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 5.04pm GMT Ah, that didn’t take long. Vunipola collects a clearance and barrels forwar…

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We owe all of Scotland a big effort against England, says Stuart McInally

• Captain agrees Scots have underperformed in 2019 Six Nations• ‘We are going to come down here and fight for everything’Scotland’s captain, Stuart McInally, has accepted his side have under-performed in the Six Nations as they attempt to salvage their…

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England hope lesson of history will help put Murrayfield shock behind them

• Eddie Jones’s side motivated by last year’s defeat by Scotland• Ben Youngs promises England will be ‘ruthless’Eddie Jones has been giving history lessons this week, albeit with his usual touch of revisionism. Asked why England’s unbeaten record over …

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Twickenham ready for Saturday storms but all looks set fair for Wales | Robert Kitson

England should lift the Calcutta Cup but the real glittering prize can be Warren Gatland’s yet againRarely has the country been in greater need of a glorious Six Nations finale as a distraction from real life. Even Theresa May might benefit from puttin…

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Eddie Jones puts pressure on ‘tired’ Wales in push for Six Nations title

• England coach: ‘I see a Wales team that looks tired’• Jones says dropped Cokanasiga can play 100 TestsWarren Gatland has told Eddie Jones to mind his own business after the England coach said Wales looked “tired” before their Six Nations decider with…

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Eddie Jones enlists Einstein and Newton to give England power boost

• England aim to hit Scotland hard in Six Nations• George Ford aims to disrupt Scotland’s Finn RussellEngland have turned to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton for inspiration as the Six Nations title race enters its final days. Rugby dressing rooms are …

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England’s Maro Itoje and Scotland trio ruled out of Calcutta Cup with injury

• Second row has returned to Saracens for rehabilitation on knee• Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and Stuart Hogg out for ScotsMaro Itoje has conceded defeat in his battle to be fit for the climax to England’s Six Nations while Saturday’s opponents, Scot…

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Warren Gatland gears up for grandest of send-offs but Wales must raise game

Coach can celebrate Cardiff farewell with a third grand slam but his side will need to improve significantly on the error-strewn display against Scotland if they are to see off IrelandWales will not linger over this latest victory, it was not one they …

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Eddie Jones out for Six Nations revenge after Scotland taunts last year

• England head coach turns thoughts to Scots after win over Italy• ‘I remember everything that was said, how they carried on’The destiny of the Six Nations may be out of England’s control despite their 57-14 win against Italy, but Eddie Jones warned th…