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4hTom Hamilton

Can Six Nations prove it's still Big Brother?

With the Six Nations starting on Saturday, Tom Hamilton considers whether or not it is still the 'Russian Doll' of rugby competitions.

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Ireland and Wales motivated by bad memories

Ireland host Wales on Sunday in their opening fixture of this year's Six Nations, and both sides have revealed how they're calling on past experiences to motivate them.

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1dTom Hamilton

Hartley ready to prove doubters wrong

England's captain Dylan Hartley says he is wise enough now to cope with being in the spotlight on Saturday against Scotland in the Six Nations.

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20hPA Sport

Noves excited to see France's Vakatawa

France will launch the Guy Noves coaching era on Saturday -- but Les Bleus' star attraction could be Test match newcomer Virimi Vakatawa.

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22hPA Sport

Peake viewing for Scotland vs. England clash

England's RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland will reach a new frontier when British astronaut Tim Peake tunes in to Saturday's Calcutta Cup match from space.

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15hPA Sport

Gloucester condemn Bath to sixth straight loss

Former Wales playmaker James Hook kicked five penalties as Gloucester fought back in difficult conditions to beat Bath 15-11 and leap to fifth place in the Aviva Premiership table -- if just for 24 hours.

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1dRob Bartlett

Six Nations preview: Scotland vs. England

The wait is almost over - Eddie Jones takes charge of England for the first time in a highly-anticipated Calcutta Cup clash against Scotland to open this year's Six Nations.

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14hPA Sport

Ulster's Jackson strikes late to slay Dragons

Paddy Jackson nailed a crucial penalty to give Ulster a late 17-15 win over Newport Gwent Dragons and send the Irish side top of the Guinness PRO12 table.

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1dPA Sport

Jones: I picked the team to beat Scotland

England head coach Eddie Jones has rejected criticism of a conservative team selection against Scotland by insisting his only objective is to win Saturday's RBS 6 Nations opener at Murrayfield.

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1dTom Hamilton

Jones unveils first England team

Paul Hill, Ollie Devoto and Jack Clifford are in line for their Test debuts after being named on England's bench for Scotland.

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2dPA Sport

'Disappointed' Ashton ruled out of Six Nations

England will be without Chris Ashton for the entirety of the Six Nations after European Professional Club Rugby confirmed his 10-week ban would stand.

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3dJohn Griffiths

Fantasy Rugby: Who should you have picked last year?

As preparations for this year's Six Nations gather pace, we take a look back at how you should have constructed your Fantasy Rugby team 12 months ago -- what can be learned this time around?

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2dPA Sport

Ex-Wales skipper Jones given WRU role

Former Wales captain Ryan Jones has been appointed as the Welsh Rugby Union's head of rugby participation.

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2dMartyn Thomas

Wales' Roberts 're-energised and ready to attack'

Jamie Roberts has been reenergised by a brief sojourn at Cambridge University, rediscovering a youthful exuberance for the game as he prepares for the final third of a storied career.

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1dTristan Barclay

Six Nations preview: France vs. Italy

It's a new era for French rugby under former Toulouse coach Guy Noves, but standing in their way at the Stade de France is an Italian side in a transition phase of their own.

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1dJohn Griffiths

Hooked in history

How many hookers have captained England in Tests? ESPN resident experts have the answer.

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1dEnrico Borra

Rejuvenated Italy have one goal: Beat Scotland

With the surging pressure of nations such as Romania and Georgia knocking at the Six Nations' door, this year's championship is all about one thing for Italy: Wins.

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1dTristan Barclay

Noves can bring back French flair, says Flood

Who is the coach charged with bringing back the glory days of French flair? ESPN spoke to one player who is backing the former Toulouse coach to shake up Les Bleus.

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2dESPN Staff

Six debutants in Italy squad to face France

Italy coach Jacques Brunel has mirrored opposite number Guy Noves by naming four uncapped players in his side to face France in Paris on Saturday.

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2dESPN Staff

Wasps sign Tonga centre Siale Piutau

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young adds much-needed depth to his squad with signing of 24-cap Tongan Siale Piutau.

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Armitage criticises England squad selection

Steffon Armitage has questioned what message the decision to omit Maro Itoje and Elliot Daly from England's squad for their Six Nations opener against Scotland sends to aspiring internationals.

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