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What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this July?

The rugby world is set to reunite this July, with World Rugby's Test window bringing the northern and southern hemispheres together across the globe. So what shape are the top 10 in at this key juncture, and what might they be looking to nail down?

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Red Roses break record in 6N win over Scotland

Marlie Packer scored a hat trick of tries as England got their Six Nation's title defence underway with a 57-5 victory against Scotland at Edinburgh's DAM Health Stadium on Saturday.

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Ireland beat Scotland in 6N final weekend

Ireland clinched the Triple Crown with a 26-5 victory over Scotland in Dublin, but failed to seal the overall Six Nations title after France beat England in Paris to win the Grand Slam.

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6N: Ireland ring changes, Scotland bench Russell

Scotland's Blair Kinghorn has replaced regular fly-half Finn Russell as one of two changes for their final game of the Six Nations against title-chasing Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Scotland claim scrappy bonus-point win in Italy

Centre Chris Harris scored a brace of tries as Scotland edged to a 33-22 bonus-point victory over Italy in their Six Nations encounter at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

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Scotland ring changes for 6N clash with Italy

Scotland's Matt Fagerson and Hamish Watson have returned to beef up the back row against Italy in the Six Nations in Rome on Saturday as coach Gregor Townsend makes five changes.

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France score six tries in rout over Scotland

France were at their flamboyant best as they scored six tries in thumping Scotland 36-17 at Murrayfield on Saturday to make it three wins out of three in the Six Nations this year.

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Resilient Reds find a way to sink Waratahs in sodden Sydney

The Reds lost Taniela Tupou before kick-off, Tate McDermott before halftime, had little ball nor territory, but still found a way to scrounge what may prove to be a crucial victory on the road in Sydney.

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Danty France's only change for Scotland tie

Jonathan Danty returns from injury to take his place in the French backline in the only change announced by coach Fabien Galtier to take on Scotland in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Rugby Real or Not: Australian rugby doesn't value locks enough

Izack Rodda's contract extension was good news for Australian rugby, but the question must still be asked whether the country puts enough importance on the lock position. Meanwhile, is this the year the Waratahs come unstuck in Super W?

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Rugby Real or Not: Beale's return makes him fullback frontrunner

With Super Rugby Pacific underway, and the Six Nations set to resume after a week off, there is plenty happening across the rugby world. Our writers break down some of the big stories in the first edition of Rugby Real or Not.

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6N: Scotland forced to shake up squad ahead of France

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has added six players to his Six Nations squad ahead of Saturday's match at home to France after some players were forced to withdraw due to injuries.

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Biggar kicks Wales to 6N victory over Scotland

Dan Biggar's late drop goal proved the difference as Wales edged Scotland 20-17 in their Six Nations clash at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

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Biggar set to make 100th appearance for Wales

Wales captain Dan Biggar will make his 100th test appearance when they face Scotland in Cardiff on Saturday, while centre Jonathan Davies is also in line to get his 100th cap from the bench.

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Coach: Scotland must capitalise on Eng struggle

Coach Gregor Townsend says Scotland must build on the potential they have shown in recent Six Nations championships as they seek a first title success since 1999.

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Re-ranking world rugby's top 10 two years out from the World Cup

The halfway point between Rugby World Cups has been reached, with the countdown now on to France 2023. After a fascinating few weeks of cross-hemisphere play, where does the pecking order sit for the game's elite nations?

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All you need to know for the weekend's rugby Tests

After an enthralling opening weekend of the November Test window, the action goes up a gear with huge clashes in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. Read up on all you need to know here.

2022 RankingsSix Nations

  • SCOT3rd
    Tries Scored 1st Ireland : 24 Tries Scored
  • SCOT5th
    Points Difference 1st Ireland : 105 Points Difference