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1dTom Hamilton

Six Nations Review: England and Wales rebuilds off to slow start

The Six Nations kicked off with England boss Steve Borthwick and Wales chief Warren Gatland getting their tenures off to the worst possible start against Scotland and Ireland respectively. And on Sunday, Grand Slam-holders France edged past Italy in Rome.

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Italy suspends rugby player over racist present

Ivan Nemer has been suspended until June 30 after giving Black teammate Cherif Traore a "rotten banana" as a Christmas present, the Italian Rugby Federation said on Friday.

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Dominant Springboks romp past Italy

South Africa turned on the second-half heat as they ran in a total of nine tries in a dominant 63-21 win over Italy in their test at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris 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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Sexton named on Ireland bench vs. Italy

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has been named on the bench for their Six Nation's clash against Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, while fullback Michael Lowry is set to earn his first international cap.

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348dSam Bruce

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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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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350dBrittany Mitchell and Sam Bruce

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 state no plan to replace Italy with Springboks

There are no plans to change the participants of Rugby's Six Nations, the organising body said in a statement on Friday, amid media reports that South Africa are set to replace Italy in the tournament.

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England ease to bonus-point 6N win over Italy

England got their 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 equalled his country's test cap record.

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Lynagh in Italy's sights after England omission

Flying winger Louis Lynagh, son of Wallabies great Michael Lynagh, has now been approached by Italy about the prospect of playing Test rugby for the Azzurri.

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Argentina dominate Italy in comprehensive 37-16 win

Argentina outscored Italy by five tries to one as they returned to winning ways, after seven successive losses, with a 37-16 win at the Stadio Communale Monigo on Saturday.

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Italy announce Crowley as head coach

Former New Zealand international Kieran Crowley has replaced Franco Smith as Italy's rugby coach, the country's rugby federation said on Wednesday.

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6N: Scotland thrash Italy in record-breaking win

Scotland ran in eight tries to ensure a record 52-10 victory over Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday and a return to winning ways after successive narrow defeats in the Six Nations.

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691dTom Hamilton

ESPN Rugby Pick'em Predictions: Wales on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam

As the final round of the 2021 Six Nations approaches, Wayne Pivac's Wales side are on the verge of history as they chase the Grand Slam. Tom Hamilton previews what's at stake in this weekend's games.

2023 Top ScorersSix Nations Championship

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2023 RankingsSix Nations Championship

  • ITALY5th
    Tries Scored 1st France : 4 Tries Scored
  • ITALY4th
    Points Difference 1st Ireland : 24 Points Difference