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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is all about the playoffs as the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and Top 14 edged even closer to the finish flag. The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup may take centre stage this week but there is still plenty at stake after the latest round of games.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is now or never for many teams across European rugby's domestic competitions as teams battle it out for relegation and playoff positions in the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and the French Top 14.

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Stockdale named player of Six Nations

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has been named Six Nations Player of the Championship, beating teammates Keith Earls, Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton in the process.

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2018 Six Nations in numbers

Perhaps more than any of the previous championship campaigns this was the year of the Irish. But if that, rightly, was the headline story, there are others to be found as we look at the 2018 Six Nations By The Number.

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Six Nations: Team-by-team review

What do the events of the past six weeks tell us about the state of each nation, and what do they need to do on the road to Japan and the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

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35dMartyn Thomas

Six Nations review: Player of the week, flop & more

Ireland's celebrations might still be in full swing following their Grand Slam triumph, but with their official party cancelled we wrap up the winners and losers from the final round of the 2018 Six Nations.

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37dHuw Richards

Remembering 'spectacular' first televised rugby match

Rugby Union made its debut on television 80 years ago this week as "probably the most spectacular and exciting Calcutta Cup match ever played" took place at Twickenham.

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37dCillian O Conchuir

Scotland aim to hand Parisse 100th loss

ESPN previews the Six Nations clash between Italy and Scotland, which will see Sergio Parisse looking to avoid an unwanted milestone.

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38dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week five preview

Ireland may have secured the Six Nations title with a game to spare but it remains all to play for many fans heading into the final round of ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2018.

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Nel: Injuries have made me stronger

WP Nel believes he returns to the Scotland starting lineup a stronger person as he looks to put a 'tough two years of injury setbacks behind him.

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Scotland ring changes for Italy finale

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made five changes to the starting XV to face Italy in Saturday's Six Nations finale.

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Six Nations: How England could finish fifth

Ireland might have been confirmed as champions but there is still plenty up for grabs on the final day of the Six Nations -- England could limp to a worst finish in 31 years.

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Scotland add five to Six Nations squad

Scotland have added five players to their squad ahead of their final Six Nations clash against Italy this weekend.

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42dMartyn Thomas

Six Nations review: Player of the week, flop & more

Ireland fans should still be smiling on Monday morning following a weekend that saw their side crowned 2018 Six Nations champions following their victory over Scotland and England's defeat in Paris.

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Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week: Round Four

Round four of the Six Nations saw Ireland confirmed as winners after comfortably beating Scotland to set up a Grand Slam showdown with England at Twickenham next weekend. But who made our Fantasy team of the week?

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Victory gives Ireland Six Nations title

Ireland clinched a third Six Nations title in five years thanks to a bonus-point 28-8 victory over Scotland in Dublin.

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44dCillian O Conchuir

Vengeance, Grand Slam on the line for Ireland

Vengeance and Six Nations Grand Slams are firmly in the mind of Ireland and Joe Schmidt as they welcome the England-conquering Scotland to Dublin on Saturday.

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45dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week four preview

The penultimate round of the Six Nations and ESPN's Fantasy Rugby 2018 could make or break your side as in the hunt for bragging rights. Ireland, still in the hunt for a Grand Slam, host a resurgent Scotland before England face France in Paris.

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Schmidt: Sexton off-days once in a blue moon

Joe Schmidt has backed fly-half Johnny Sexton to bounce back from missing 10 points from the kicking tee against Wales as Ireland look to close in on the Six Nations championship with victory against Scotland on Saturday.

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Ringrose returns as Ireland close in on 6N title

Joe Schmidt has handed fit-again Garry Ringrose his first 2018 Six Nations start in one of two changes as Ireland look to keep their Grand Slam hopes alive against Scotland.

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Seymour out, Kinghorn in for Scotland

Edinburgh back Blair Kinghorn will make his first start for Scotland against Ireland in place of the injured Tommy Seymour as Gregor Townsend makes one change to the side that triumphed over England in the Calcutta Cup.

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Scotland would be 'silly' to ignore Hardie

Scotland assistant coach Mike Blair believes it was a straightforward decision to bring John Hardie back into the squad despite serving a ban for alleged cocaine use.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

  • SCOT5th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Ireland : 20 Tries Scored
  • SCOT5th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Ireland : 78 Points Difference