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SIX NATIONS

France's Matthis Lebel carries the ball against Italy during their Six Nations match in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France, on Sunday.
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Feb 26, 2024
France coach Fabien Galthie denies talk of crisis after close call against Italy
Galthie's side was hammered by Ireland in the tournament opener before edging Scotland earlier this month.
Jamie George learned of his mother's cancer diagnosis on the same day he found out he would be the England captain.
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Feb 23, 2024
Jamie George to captain England with heavy heart after mother's death
George learned his rugby-fanatic mother, Jane, had contracted lung cancer the same day he was appointed England captain.
Italy's Ange Capuozzo in action with Ireland's Craig Casey at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Feb. 11.
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Feb 20, 2024
Capuozzo defends Italy's place in Six Nations ahead of France test
Italy heads to Lille on Sunday to play France, facing the possibility of earning another Six Nations wooden spoon.
Maxime Lucu celebrates after France's win over Wales during the Six Nations tournament in March 2022.
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Feb 1, 2024
Maxime Lucu to replace Antoine Dupont for France's Six Nations opener
Dupont is missing the tournament in order to prepare to play Rugby Sevens at this year's Paris Olympics.
La Rochelle's Gregory Alldritt (left) runs with the ball during a match between Sale Sharks and Stade Rochelais (La Rochelle) in Salford, England, on Jan. 21. Alldritt will captain France for the upcoming Six Nations tournament.
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Jan 30, 2024
France eyes Six Nations boost after World Cup despair
France will have to play without Antoine Dupont, however, the combative scrum-half having chosen to play for the national rugby sevens team.
Ireland's Johnny Sexton retired after the team's loss against New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup in Oct. 2023.
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Jan 29, 2024
Former Irish player Hugo MacNeill says it will be tough to replace Johnny Sexton
The Irish have big shoes to fill as they attempt to defend the Six Nations title.
 England's fly-half and captain Owen Farrell helped lead the team to a third-place finish at the Rugby World Cup.
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Nov 30, 2023
England's Farrell to skip Six Nations to prioritize mental health
Farrell has won 112 caps since making his international debut in 2012 and is England's all-time leading points scorer with 1,237.
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Rugby
Apr 23, 2023
England beat Ireland to maintain Women's Six Nations Grand Slam bid
The defending champions ran in eight tries in Cork as they enjoyed yet another lopsided victory.
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Rugby
Mar 19, 2023
After Grand Slam triumph, Johnny Sexton dreams of World Cup glory
Ireland have never gotten past the World Cup quarterfinals but are the world's No. 1-ranked team and among the favorites.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 13, 2023
Ireland stays on course for Grand Slam after Six Nations win over Scotland
Ireland, which has claimed the Triple Crown and has its sights now set on a Grand Slam, now leads the Six Nations table with 19 points from four games, four ahead of second-placed France.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 26, 2023
Wales come up short against England after 'harrowing' week
Saturday's Six Nations fixture in Cardiff came after a tense standoff between Wales players and the country's rugby union that nearly resulted in a strike.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 25, 2023
Wales coach Warren Gatland not concerned about team's mentality ahead of England clash
The members of the Wales national rugby team have returned to practice full of fight and eager to reverse their recent run of poor results.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 13, 2023
Steve Borthwick earns first victory as England coach
Borthwick's reign started with a 29-23 loss at home against Scotland last weekend in the first round of the tournament.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 9, 2023
Ireland's Johnny Sexton ready to go for blockbuster match against France
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton said on Wednesday he will be fit for this weekend’s Six Nations match against France before joking that he hoped he had not jinxed himself.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 6, 2023
Defending champion France spoils Italy's upset bid in tense Six Nations opener
'We're going to try and keep the positives from this test but obviously there were more negatives than positives,' France captain Antoine Dupont said.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 29, 2023
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises concerns over Netflix documentary
Netflix will produce a 'behind the scenes' series on the Six Nations along the lines of those recently aired for Formula One and tennis.
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Rugby
Jan 24, 2023
No plans to expand Six Nations, says CEO amid South Africa interest
South Africa has been increasingly aligning itself with the northern hemisphere, with four clubs joining the United Rugby Championship in 2021.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 24, 2023
France hopes for injury reprieve in Six Nations title defense
France starts the defense of its title in Italy on Feb. 5, before a crunch clash away in Ireland six days later.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 20, 2022
Grand Slam-winning France looks forward to World Cup with confidence
A dominant performance against England gave Les Bleus their first Six Nations title since 2010 and plenty of confidence ahead of rugby's showcase tournament next year.
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Rugby
Feb 14, 2022
England bounces back by routing Italy in Six Nations contest
Marcus Smith put in a man-of-the-match performance to help England get its Six Nations campaign back on track with a 33-0 bonus-point win in Italy on Sunday, as Jamie George scored two tries and Ben Youngs matched his country's test cap record.

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