Sexton could be a doubt for Ireland.

    Fly-half Johnny Sexton could now be in doubt for Ireland’s Six Nations venture, after going off the pitch on Friday ‘with a bit of tightness’ in his calf, in Leinster’s Champions Cup game against Catsres which ended 24-24. Sexton without this injury was a definite shout for Schmidt, but he is now fighting against an unexpected injury which could …

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Improve your speed with these tips.

One aspect of your game which you cannot improve on enough is speed. Whether you need to get back to make a try saving challenge, or break down the line to get the ball over the try line, you need speed, and you can work on it any time you want. If you are looking to leave last years you …

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England’s Six Nations squad is here.

    Jones has named three un-capped faces for his Six Nations defence which kicks off next month. Mike Williams, prop Nathan Catt and the skilful Alex Lozowski are the new boys on the sheet. Apart from this, he has picked a rather familiar squad with experience to go around all of the younger players. Now the 34 man squad has been …

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Tom Arscott’s contract terminated.

    Tom Arscott has come under fire from Sale Sharks and the RFU in recent weeks after accusations of him leaking information to his former club Bristol prior to the teams meeting on new years day. The 28 year old has now got even more problems, as Sale have now terminated his contract down to the matter. This is further swaying …

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A possible rise in the residency rule.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  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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