A possible rise in the residency rule.

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    Residency is definitely one topic which splits Rugby fans around the world; bringing either joy or frustration to all. At the minute, the residency rule sees players fit to play for a nation if they have spent more than 3 years there, but the RFU back the idea that this should be raised to around 5 years to …

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Hartley’s captaincy put in doubt.

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    It is no secret that Dylan Hartley’s England career has been a bit bumpy, which is why many doubted the 30 year old when he was handed captaincy last year in replacement of Robshaw. Although, the shoe is now on the other foot as England boss Eddie Jones has casted a cloud over Hartley’s role, stating that he …

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Vern Cotter’s view on the Six Nations ‘bonus point’ system.

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    If there is one thing we like to see, it is quality Rugby and Scotland coach Vern Cotter believes the new Six Nations ‘bonus point’ rule will bring in even more exciting play into what is already a great tournament. The rule which will see any team which scores 4 tries or more, or loses by less than …

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England womens’ team announce Six Nations squad.

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  Along with the excitement of the upcoming Six Nations tournament for both male and female Rugby, England have now announced their 33 player squad to take on the task. It is a mostly familiar side, with four new faces gracing the squad, with Bianca Blackburn (Worcester Valkyries), Lark Davies (Worcester Valkyries), Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks) and Leanne …

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The French Six Nations side.

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    As the Six Nations team-sheets role in for this years tournament, we are seeing teams which should make out for another top year,and the French side is no different. Like the other selections we have seen so far, there are a some names which we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing on a national level yet; in France’s …

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Lozowski showing some quick hands.

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(GG Rugby)   Alex Lozowski makes one of the strangest passes which makes for a quality try for Saracens against Scarlets at the weekend. The game which showed some true quality ended up in a dramatic 22-22 draw which was decided by a try in the 82nd minute of the Champions Cup tie with a top drawer try from Nathan …

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Kruis looking promising for Six Nations.

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  England’s Six Nations injury troubles are a topic which is yet again on the lips of many Rugby insiders, as there is news on George Kruis’ cheek fracture which he suffered on New Years eve. Kruis has been backed to be fit for the tournament by Saracens’ director Mark McCall, who stated that the youngster; “definitely be available for …

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Wales Six Nations squad named.

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  Wales have now named their 36 man squad to take on the Six Nations tournament and it looks like they’re going to be putting in a good show! As expected, Sam Warburton has stepped down from the captaincy spot to be replaced by Alun Wyn-Jones as Warburton has his eyes set on improving his overall performances. Apart from the …

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Hartley remains a doubt for the Six Nations.

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  Dylan Hartley is going to be put through his paces on Wednesday as he returns from his striking ban. Northampton Saints will attempt to prepare the 30 year old for the strong competition he looks to face in the Six Nations after he has been out since early December with both a ban and injury. This time out could …

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Quality try keeps Saracens unbeaten in the Champions Cup.

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  In what was a gripping game at the weekend, Saracens were able to continue their unbeaten run in the Champions Cup after some quality play allowed Chris Ashton to get across the line in extra time to earn Saracens the draw after coming back from 22-15 with 14 men after Will Skelton was removed from the game after a …

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Sale Sharks player accused of leaking information to Bristol.

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    Sale Shark’s 29 year old Tom Arscott is being investigated by the RFU after being accused of leaking information to their opponents Bristol prior to their game on new years day. As imagined, both Arscott and Bristol have denied any wrong doing, with Bristol stating that “The club are absolutely confident of no wrongdoing in this matter and …

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Haskell out, Launchbury in for Wasps Vs. Toulouse

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  James Haskell returned to play at the weekend after six months out due to injury, only to play less than a minute before suffering concussion and having to leave the field of play. This follows a number of concussions in recent history which have led to rule changes concerning high and dangerous tackles. Haskell will miss Wasps’ next Champions …

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