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England name side to face Italy

    Eddie Jones has now named his switched up side that will step out to face an Italy side who are yet to get a point in this years Six Nations. The question should not be whether England  will win, but by how many. Here’s what the two sides looks like… Italy Starting XV: Edoardo Padovani, Giulio Bisegni, Michele Campagnaro Luke …

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Ireland team to face France this weekend.

    Joe Schmidt has now released the squad he will use to face France this weekend in the third round of this years Six Nations. Ireland play France on Saturday in Dublin with Sexton back in action after injury; the French will have to put up with the renowned eccentric Ireland fans and an Irish side which looks to …

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Scotland side for weekend has been released.

    Scotland have released their side to face Howley’s men on Saturday. Barclay has taken over the captaincy role this weekend as 5 changes were made to the side from the last round. Is this the side that could defeat a strong Wales team? Starting XV: Stuart Hogg, Tim Visser, Huw Jones, Alex Dunbar, Tommy Seymour, Finn Russell, Alistair …

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Wales talk nutrition and recovery

    Recovery is a key aspect to ensuring that your game is second to none week in week out. In this video, Welsh fitness staff talk about nutrition, recovery and the way they influence each other.

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Steve Diamond receives touchline ban

    Sale boss Steve Diamond met with the RFU to discuss his punishment for abusive language towards match officials in their clash with Harlequins at the start of the month. The RFU has given him a lengthy 6 week ban for the matter, which will be served in two three week periods; one now, and one at the end of …

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Haskell shows us his finest all round training session

    James Haskell isn’t only one of England’s more experienced men, he is also a low key fitness guru. Here, Haskell gives us an idea of what an effective all round workout looks like, so if you’re struggling to get the results you want, why don’t you give this session a go?

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Wales have made an early squad announcement

    Rob Howley has made an early squad announcement this morning for Wales’ clash with Scotland this weekend. Howley’s side will look to return to winning ways after their close loss against England in the last round of the tournament. The Scot’s will look to do the same after they fell down against a France side which is growing …

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Sexton will have to fight for his place this weekend

    Johnny Sexton is set to return to international duty this weekend after sustaining a calf injury for his club side Leinster. Although, he will not just jump back into his spot in the starting XV as former Ireland man Dennis McBride believes. He said to Talking Rugby Union that Sexton will have to battle it out with Paddy …

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