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17hNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week three preview

A week's break has left everyone salivating for international rugby and the Six Nations returns with Ireland hosting Wales, Scotland looking to end a 10-year-wait for a Calcutta Cup win against England and France vying with Italy for a first victory.

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13hESPN Staff

Six Nations: France vs. Italy preview

To say it has been a less than spectacular 2018 Six Nations for Italy and France is being kind, but come Friday night one team will have registered their first victory of this year's competition.

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2dESPN Staff

O'Shea changes three for Italy vs. France

Conor O'Shea has made three changes to the Italian side which lost to Ireland as he goes in search of his first win in this year's Six Nations against France in Marseille on Friday.

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11dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week: Round Two

ESPN breaks down the big performers from round two of the Six Nations as England, Ireland and Scotland all recorded victories.

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13dESPN Staff

Injuries take shine off Ireland's win

Injuries to Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Furlong took the shine off Ireland's comprehensive 56-19 victory over Italy in the Six Nations.

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15dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week two preview

Ahead of the week two of the Six Nations, ESPN looks at the players you should consider bringing in -- or transferring out -- to make your Fantasy Rugby side tick this weekend.

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15dESPN Staff

O'Shea changes three, keeps faith in backline

Conor O'Shea has made three changes to Italy's starting fifteen for their Six Nations clash with Ireland, with all changes coming in the forward pack.

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15dESPN Staff

Larmour set for 6N debut off the bench

Head coach Joe Schmidt has made four changes from the team that edged France on the opening weekend of the Six Nations for Ireland's clash with Italy on Saturday.

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17dMartyn Thomas

Inside Italy's battle for Six Nations relevancy

A 31-point defeat by England on Sunday seems to mark yet another year of toil for Italy in the Six Nations. But behind the scorelines, coach Conor O'Shea is leading a quiet rugby revolution in a country that does not recognise the sport as professional.

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17dMartyn Thomas

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

The Six Nations kicked off with a bang over the weekend as England, Ireland and Wales secured opening-round victories. But who caught the eye and who had a weekend to forget?

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18dMartyn Thomas

Nowell leads praise of 'freak' Simmonds

Sam Simmonds marked his Six Nations debut for England with two tries and an assist, with Exeter teammate Jack Nowell hailing his "big backside" for making all the difference.

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18dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week: Round One

The opening round of ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2018 is done and dusted after a brilliant start to the latest edition of the Six Nations -- but now all the eyes are on the stats list and fantasy scoreboard to see who leads who after the first round.

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18dESPN Staff

Jones hails 'great discovery' Simmonds

England head coach Eddie Jones hailed Sam Simmonds as a 'great discovery' after the back rower but on a superb display in his Six Nations debut against Italy.

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19dMartyn Thomas

Youngs injury leaves England with work to do before Wales test

While a seven-try romp in Rome is nothing to be looked down upon, the early injury to scrum-half Ben Youngs leaves Eddie Jones' men short of cover at a key position ahead of a crucial match against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.

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20dMartyn Thomas

England must adapt to tricks and tactics of Italy's next generation

After being literally out-'foxed' by Conor O'Shea's Italy last year, an England squad without 18 players through injury and suspension must keep their wits about them when they kick off their Six Nations Championship in Rome on Sunday.

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21dMartyn Thomas

O'Shea goes for inexperience vs. England

The size of the task still facing Conor O'Shea as he bids to turn Italy into a competitive force in the Six Nations will become clear Sunday after he selected an inexperienced side to face England.

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22dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week one preview

Still having trouble settling on your Fantasy Rugby XV? ESPN's here to help you get off to a flying start.

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22dMartyn Thomas

Six Nations preview: Italy vs. England

England arrive in Rome to being their Six Nations title defence still haunted by the memory of Italy's 'ruck-less' tactics at Twickenham last year.

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23dESPN Staff

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Most picked players

With the clock ticking towards the start of the Six Nations, ESPN looks at the most selected players in Fantasy Rugby 2018 so far.

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24dESPN Staff

Six Nations predictions: Team-by-team guide

The Six Nations has appeared on the horizon amid the usual hum of excitement and no little amount of anticipation but who will walk off with this year's championship title?

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29dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Best newcomers

ESPN picks five players who could make their international debuts and potentially light up Fantasy Rugby this year.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

  • ITALY3rd
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 9 Tries Scored
  • ITALY6th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Ireland : 39 Points Difference