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Gustard warns England to be on their guard against Italy

England may never have lost to Italy, but defence coach Paul Gustard knows from bitter experience the perils of complacency in Rome.

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United Scotland vow not be overawed by Welsh crowd

Scotland's Jonny Gray says the squad have taken collective blame for their opening round defeat to England and vows they will not be overawed by the Cardiff atmosphere ahead of their trip to Wale

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Ed Slater lacerates hand cutting bagel

Leicester Tigers second-row Ed Slater will miss Friday night's match against Newcastle after cutting his hand making breakfast.

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Vakatawa threat puts Ireland on red alert

Ireland must shut down Sevens star Virimi Vakatawa at source to pull off back-to-back victories in France for the first time in 89 years, according to Dave Kearney.

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Pocock set for study break as Gill moves on

Australia's back-row stocks have never been more plentiful than they were in 2015 but that embarrassment of riches is about change with the brilliant No.7s set for opposing career moves.

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Pollard out for nine months with knee injury

Handre Pollard is set to miss the Super Rugby season, South Africa's Test series against Ireland and the Rugby Championship after rupturing knee ligaments in training.

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Italy call up two ahead of England clash

Italy have called Robert Barbieri and the uncapped Andrea Buondonno into their squad as injury cover ahead of Sunday's RBS Six Nations match against England.

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Chiefs hit by Pulu's Sevens injury

The Chiefs are likely to be without the livewire No.9 for the opening weeks of Super Rugby after he suffered a broken arm during the Sydney 7s last weekend.

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2dMartyn Thomas

Ireland, Wales set Six Nations standard

Given how much effort went into 80 minutes of bruising, brutal Test match rugby at the Aviva Stadium, it was no surprise both Ireland and Wales thought they had done enough to win.

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2dTom Hamilton

Jones tells England: Give Italy a good hiding

Eddie Jones' tenure got off to a winning start against Scotland on Saturday. But while it was a case of job done for England, Jones wants them to go up another gear in Rome.

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Vunipola brothers lead the way for recovering England

As with Stuart Lancaster's era, Eddie Jones' tenure starts with a win, under the lights, in Baltic conditions at Murrayfield. It wasn't pretty but they got the job done, writes Tom Hamilton.

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Highlanders in 'Barracuda' tribute for Buckman

The Highlanders' renowned club culture was on show at the weekend with Joe Wheeler leading an impromptu musical performance in the absence of their injured cult hero. Watch the video!

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Worcester sign Springbok Dewald Potgieter

Worcester Warriors have signed Springboks flanker Dewald Potgieter who will be available for Saturday's match against Bath.

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Hogg: Scotland have not regressed

Stuart Hogg is adamant Scotland are moving forward despite the setback of their Six Nations opening round defeat to England on Saturday.

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