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Wales’ Six Nations squad includes Leigh Halfpenny and Thomas Young

• Warren Gatland names 39-strong squad for Six Nations• Taulupe Faletau misses out with confirmed broken armThe Wasps’ flanker Thomas Young has been recalled to the Wales squad for the Six Nations nearly 18 months after winning his two caps. The 26-yea…

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Johan Ackermann: player fatigue could harm England’s Six Nations prospects

• ‘Jones must flinch every time the English teams play in Europe’• Johnny Sexton wins annual Rugby Union Writers’ Club awardEddie Jones has been warned he faces a struggle to keep his England squad fresh given the demands placed on some players by the …

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Taulupe Faletau set to miss Wales opener in Six Nations with broken arm

• Bath No 8 returned on Saturday after breaking arm in October• Leigh Halfpenny also set to miss France game with concussionThe Wales No 8 Taulupe Faletau looks set to miss the Six Nations after breaking his arm again, according to reports.Faletau, a B…

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Sam Underhill to miss England’s Six Nations campaign after ankle surgery

• Flanker damaged ligaments playing for Bath in December• Underhill ruled out of action for up to three monthsSam Underhill will miss England’s Six Nations campaign after undergoing an ankle operation. Related: Meet the Clealls: the Saracens twins forg…

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Leigh Halfpenny to miss Six Nations start with concussion symptoms

• Wales full-back still suffering effects of Samu Kerevi hit• Ospreys centre Ben John retires after repeated head injuriesLeigh Halfpenny is expected to miss at least the first two Six Nations matches after being told by a specialist he is at least thr…

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Dylan Hartley’s knee injury troubles continue as Six Nations looms

• Northampton omit England hooker from squad to face Wasps• Hartley has only one match to prove fitness to Eddie JonesDylan Hartley has been ruled out for Northampton with a knee injury for the second consecutive week, less than a month before England …

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This must not be the year when rugby union trashes its finest qualities | Robert Kitson

With a first Rugby World Cup in Asia and Six Nations offering huge excitement, the sport is in danger of throwing it all awayIf ever there was a year for rugby union to show the best side of itself it is 2019. A first Rugby World Cup to be staged in As…

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Jacob Stockdale: ‘We went after the All Blacks with confidence’

The Ireland wing on his memorable try against New Zealand, his World Cup ambitions and talking to prisoners at Northern Ireland’s highest security prisonJacob Stockdale might be the deadliest finisher in European rugby but he reflects on his remarkable…

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England’s Joe Cokanasiga faces battle to prove Six Nations fitness after knee injury

• Wing damaged medial ligament in loss to Leinster• Eddie Jones due to name squad on 16 JanuaryThe England wing Joe Cokanasiga is set to be out of action until the new year and faces a battle to prove his fitness for the Six Nations after Bath confirme…

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The Breakdown | Eddie Jones’ tactical rethink plants Owen Farrell at heart of power game

Co-captain is blossoming at fly-half and embodies an England side that will go into Six Nations with a taste for winning uglyGraham Henry used to complain when he was in charge of Wales that rugby there was like a shower without a temperature control: …

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Six Nations set to unveil HSBC as championship’s new title sponsor

• Bank sponsored 2009 and 2013 British & Irish Lions tours• Hearing will decide Danny Cipriani’s red-card fate this weekThe Six Nations is set to unveil HSBC as the championship’s new title sponsor, the Guardian understands. HSBC, which sponsored t…

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Eddie Jones retains backing of RFU despite England’s dismal Six Nations

• RFU ‘deeply disappointed’ by Six Nations results• Jones backed as coach after England finish fifth in tableEddie Jones retains the backing of the Rugby Football Union despite England’s fifth-place finish in the Six Nations.Ireland were crowned Grand …

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Six Nations 2018: the unsung heroes of this year’s championship

Rory Best held Ireland together, England’s Chris Robshaw worked tirelessly and Sergio Parisse’s experience helped ItalyThe Ireland captain was asked after the grand slam victory whether Eddie Jones’s derogatory remarks about the country revealed a few …

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Six Nations 2018 report card: how the teams and coaches rated | Nick Evans

Joe Schmidt’s attention to detail underpinned Irish success but Eddie Jones needs a Plan BI’ve read about how it was meant to be for Ireland on St Patrick’s Day – but make no mistake, they earned their grand slam. They fully deserved it. The players, c…

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England’s Anthony Watson ruled out for the rest of the season

• Achilles injury ends campaign for Bath wing• Watson hurt during England’s defeat to IrelandThe England and Bath wing Anthony Watson has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an achilles injury.The 24-year-old was hurt during England’s NatWes…

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Joy of Six Nations overshadows Spain’s pain and fears for the game | Robert Kitson

While Ireland were completing the grand slam, events at a World Cup qualifier show that not all is well within the gameOn an RER train in Paris the other day an England supporter was discussing the impromptu competition he and his friends had been havi…

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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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Johnny Sexton hails Ireland’s ‘incredible’ defence under Andy Farrell

• Win over England was Farrell’s first Twickenham visit since sacking• ‘Hopefully we can have good crack at next World Cup,’ says SextonIreland were forced to cancel their planned homecoming in Dublin on Sunday because of the adverse weather but it wil…

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Second place in the Six Nations is no reason for Wales to pop any corks

• ‘We were happy to win ugly against France,’ says Taulupe Faletau• Coach Warren Gatland must explore new ideas on tour of AmericasLike all the coaches bar Joe Schmidt, like all the teams bar Ireland, Warren Gatland and Wales finished the Six Nations C…

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England’s tired Lions may be left out of summer tour to South Africa

• Eddie Jones says fatigue among players ‘is still a concern for us’• ‘I’ll watch club games and see how we can strengthen the squad’Eddie Jones has revealed that some of England’s British & Irish Lions may be withdrawn from the summer tour of Sout…