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6dAAP

Wallabies make six changes for Italy

Warren Gatland may have taken out the award for multiple selection day shocks, but All Blacks coach Steve Hansen pulled his own swiftie with the shock promotion of Rieko Ioane.

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18dESPN Staff

Italy vs. Scotland: Social reaction

Gregor Townsend started his time as Scotland's national coach with a victory over Italy at the Singapore National Stadium.

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27dESPN Staff

World Rugby U20: England off to a flier

England began their defence of the World Rugby U20 Championship by hammering Samoa 74-17 in Georgia.

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41dESPN Staff

Champions Cup: Italy to lose automatic spot

Italy will lose its right to an automatic Champions Cup place from next season after tournament organisers announced an overhaul of its qualification process.

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49dESPN Staff

Way-too-early predictions for RWC 2019

France to bow out in pool play? Ireland to finally feature in the last four? ESPN's global writers put their reputations on the line with these way too early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019.

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49dNick Bewley

What we'll all be talking about at RWC2019

As with any Rugby World Cup there's always massive issues and talking points that take the limelight -- but what will be on everyone's minds come 2019 in Japan?

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101dESPN Staff

What we learned about each team in Six Nations

England are Six Nations champions again, Italy have the wooden spoon again. It's all so 2016. So what did we learn from the 2017 championship? ESPN's writers cast their eye over every nation.

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100dESPN Staff

ESPN's Six Nations Awards

Now that the curtain has come down on the 2017 Six Nations, ESPN's rugby writers Tom Hamilton and Martyn Thomas hand out their awards from player of the tournament to biggest disappointment.

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101dHuw Richards

The 2017 Six Nations by numbers

So how will we remember the 2017 Six Nations? Perhaps for proof that Eddie Jones's England were exceptional rather than invincible and welcome signs of life from France and Scotland.

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104dESPN Staff

Women's Six Nations Round Five preview

All the key stats and team news ahead of the fifth round of the Women's Six Nations as both England face Ireland, with a Grand Slam on the line for the winner.

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104dPA Sport

Italy change four for Scotland

Scottish-born lock George Biagi has been named in the Italy side as one of four changes to Conor O'Shea's starting line-up for the Azzurri's final 2017 RBS 6 Nations match at Murrayfield.

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106dPA Sport

Scotland-born Biagi to start for Italy vs. Scotland

Irvine-born Italian lock Georgie Biagi will start in the second-row against his country of birth in the final round of the Six Nations on Saturday.

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106dPA Sport

Scotland told: No sulking or sentiment

Scotland may have been thrashed by England and face a farewell match for coach Vern Cotter, but coach Jonathan Humphreys has told them to focus on Italy.

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110dKillian O'Connor

Italy vs. France -- Six Nations Preview

Will Conor O'Shea join the elite list of Italian coaches who have masterminded a victory over the French? Saturday's Six Nations clash in Rome will tell us a lot about both sides.

2017 RankingsSix Nations

  • ITALY6th
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 16 Tries Scored
    ENG1st
    6
    16
  • ITALY6th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 65 Points Difference
    ENG1st
    -151
    65