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Premiership’s appeal to reduce Six Nations to 5 weeks.

    The Aviva Premiership have officially put in their proposal to change the Six Nations from a 7 to 5 week period. This is down to bigger clubs which are effected by the tournament feeling that 7 weeks without some of their top players is too long and could be pivotal in their season. The request has been backed …

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RFU release anti-doping report for 2015-16.

    The RFU have today released their anti-doping report for the 2015-16 season. This is the sixth year which the RFU have publicly released their report after they began to get even harsher on the matter. The RFU clamped down even more following the 2014-15 season, which is down to the World Cup 2015 and the Rio Olympics which …

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Howley happy to stay low key ahead of Six Nations.

    Wales coach Rob Howley is happy that Wales are out of the lime light in the run up to this years Six Nations according to Sky Sports, which is expected as they look to shock and knock England off their title as Six Nations champions. Wales are going to be facing some tough competition in what is anticipated …

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Coetzee dodges the bullet to get another year with Springboks.

    It has been revealed to Times Media this afternoon that Springboks coach Allister Coetzee has managed to get another shot with the South Africa side, as he has been kept on for this years campaign. The 53 year old Springbok legend had a shocker of a year in 2016, winning only a few games all year; but has been …

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Jones believes England have no world class players.

    Eddie Jones is yet again in the news after today’s Six Nations launch, where he premiered his black eye which he picked up with a slip in the bathroom; and also made a surprising statement. Jones stated in the launch that England have no world class players. This could be argued against with players such as Ford and …

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Isa Nacewa showing his strength with this big hit.

(GG Rugby)   Was this a late hit by Isa Nacewa on Julien Caminati? Either way Caminati would have felt that in the morning! This was another controversial matter following the placement of stricter rules on dangerous tackles, which were put into play at the start of the year.

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Eddie Jones not 100% at the Six Nations launch.

    The launch for the 2017 Six Nations went underway earlier today, creating even more buzz about the years most anticipated tournament. As all the players are raring to go, and some get back to full fitness, England coach Eddie Jones seemed a bit worse for wear, as he was sporting a pretty big shiner over his left eye. Not much …

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England man confident for Six Nations.

    With the Six Nations fast approaching, it will be reassuring for England fans to hear that George Kruis is more than confident that he will be fit for their opener against France. With Jones’ side being battered by injuries from the word go, it makes a change to see players going in and not out of the squad. Despite the missing faces, …

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