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Minozzi opts out of Italy squad for Six Nations

Italy head coach Franco Smith has named a 32-man squad for the Six Nations, but will be without star full-back Matteo Minozzi after the Wasps player opted out of the tournament.

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France seek safety assurances before 6N

The French government said it needs guarantees from England and Ireland that it is safe for the national rugby union team to travel for Six Nations matches.


France make 13 changes for Italy clash

France coach Fabien Galthie has named five debutants in a much-changed XV for their Autumn Nations Cup clash with Italy on Saturday.

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Fiji-Italy game off after 29 positive COVID tests

The Autumn Nations Cup game between Fiji and Italy on Saturday has been called off following 29 positive COVID-19 cases within the Fiji team, tournament organisers Six Nations Rugby said on Tuesday.

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Six Nations: Hill to make England debut vs. Italy

Exeter's Jonny Hill will make his England debut against Italy on Saturday after coach Eddie Jones named him as lock partner to Maro Itoje for the game in Rome where the Six Nations title is at stake.

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Connors set for Ireland debut in 6N clash vs. Italy

Will Connors and Hugo Keenan have been handed Ireland debuts as coach Andy Farrell on Wednesday included them in the starting lineup for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Italy at the Aviva Stadium.

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Life in lockdown: One Aussie's Italian story

Italy is among the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The whole nation was put into lockdown as a result, turning the life of Australian rugby player Monty Ioane and his family upside down.

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Six Nations Fantasy Rugby Round 4 Team of Week

Scotland ruined France's Grand Slam parade, while England edged Wales in a show of ambition -- but who made the Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week?

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Six Nations Fantasy Rugby: Third-round Team of the Week

Now the matches are over, the data gathered and the numbers crunched, here is ESPN's Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week. Looking at the ownership stats, some managers may have moved up their tables a bit...


Patchy France still far too strong for Italy

France moved top of the Six Nations standings as they claimed a bonus point in an otherwise unimpressive 35-22 defeat of a weak Italy on Sunday.

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Vincent to make first France start vs. Italy

France coach Fabien Galthie has made one injury-enforced change to his backline for the home Six Nations clash with Italy at the Stade de France on Sunday.

2020 RankingsSix Nations

  • ITALY6th
    Tries Scored 1st France : 17 Tries Scored
  • ITALY6th
    Points Difference 1st England : 44 Points Difference