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Scotland’s Paris victory seals Six Nations title for Wales

This final week of the Six Nations has ultimately decided where each team stands both in the table and more generally in the landscape of world rugby. So, what exactly happened in each season-defining encounter?Super Saturday kicked off in Edinburgh’s glorious afternoon sunshine with Scotland facing Italy. A try from captain Luca Bigi five minutes […]

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Wales on verge of Grand Slam after penultimate Six Nations weekend

Wales took another step closer to a shock 2021 Six Nations win following an imperious performance in Rome and losses for both rival contenders, France and Scotland, in what proved to be an enthralling weekend of rugby. Wales outplayed, outthought and outworked a dawdling Italian side which more than ever have looked out of their […]

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Grand Slam becomes real prospect for Wales after England victory

Nothing raises the heart rate like a Wales-England match in Cardiff – an entire nation enkindled by pyrotechnics, Eddie Butler’s soliloquys and hair-raising anthems, all before kick-off. Thereafter, the nerves only proliferate. For Welsh supporters on Saturday, these nerves finally settled in the 74th minute, when replacement fly-half Callum Sheedy knocked over his third penalty […]

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Scotland’s Six Nations hopes shattered by Wales.

Thirty minutes into their Six Nations encounter with Wales, Scotland seemed to be having the perfect tournament: a comprehensive display at Twickenham the previous week; a 17-3 lead over Wales and a bonus point win already on the cards. Everything was going to plan.  Fast-forward an hour and Scotland had lost the game 24-25. The […]

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Wales will not win the Six Nations, but they can regain public trust

If you ever feel bored or in need of a quick rugby fix, highlights of the Scarlets 2016-17 Pro14 winning season will do the trick. This side, coached by current Wales boss Wayne Pivac, played rugby at its flamboyant finest. Inventive offloads and perfectly ran support lines gave Scarlets the ability to play from anywhere […]

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Scotland announce Six Nations squad

This year’s Six Nations looks set to pick up where the extended 2020 championship left off. Once again sides will have to contend with empty stadiums, congested club fixture lists, and last minute Covid alterations. These factors could prove decisive in determining who takes hold of the trophy in late March, opening a path to […]

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Shaun Edwards Exclusive: The Student speaks to a rugby legend

Shaun Edwards has been the defence coach for the French international rugby union team for the best part of a year. Life in France appears to have been treating him well. On the pitch, France narrowly missed out on the 2020 Six Nations title on points difference to England and he has a home World […]

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England claim title as Six Nations finally draws to close

And it is over. A mere eight and a bit months after it began on 1st February in Cardiff, the Six Nations has reached its conclusion. England took the title on points difference from France, closing their campaign with a bonus-point victory over Italy. The top spot was secured despite an opening day defeat to […]