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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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Sexton captains strong Ireland Six Nations team

Ireland named a near full-strength squad for the Six Nations on Thursday, with one uncapped player among the 37 selected and captain Johnny Sexton included as expected as he bids to return to fitness for the Feb. 4 opener in Wales.

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Van der Flier, Demant named world's best players

Ireland flanker Josh Van der Flier has been named World Rugby's Player of the Year, after helping drive his nation to the top of the world rankings through a stellar 2022 season.

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79dSam Bruce

The three minutes in Dublin that sums up the Wallabies' 2022 season

The Wallabies slumped to a ninth loss for 2022, losing 13-10 to Ireland in a largely forgettable Test match. While they showed character against mounting injuries, the opening three minutes of this match largely summed up their increasingly awful year.

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Wallabies fall to Ireland in Test thriller

The injury-ravaged Wallabies have fallen to their third straight loss, going down 13-10 to world No.1 Ireland in Dublin in another thrilling contest.

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82dSam Bruce

Rennie calm as Wallabies seek a fix for 'DAPs'

Dave Rennie insists he is a glass-half-full person who is not being weighed down by speculation his job may be on the rocks, the Kiwi also standing by his decision to make wholesale changes against Italy which he hopes will pay dividends against Ireland.

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Big guns return for Wallabies' Irish assignment

Following his Wallabies debut against Italy last week, Mark Nawaqanitawase has earned a surprise second start when Australia clash with Ireland on Sunday [AEDT].

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Ireland ease to victory in routine win against Fiji

Ireland played to their strengths in a straightforward 35-17 victory over Fiji on Saturday, proving too organised up front for their ill-disciplined opponents in a game that will not be long remembered.

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92dSam Bruce

Autumn Nations Series W2 wrap: Are we not entertained?

The second weekend of the Autumn Nations Series is in the books, with gripping encounters played out across Dublin, Paris and London. But were they as entertaining, or at least enjoyable, as the women's World Cup semis in New Zealand.

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Ireland triumph against world champs South Africa

Ireland came out on top in a physical battle against South Africa with a 19-16 victory on Saturday that handed the top side in the global rankings a psychological boost over the world champions ahead of next year's World Cup.

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104dSam Bruce and Tom Hamilton

What's new for world rugby's top 10 this autumn?

The northern and southern hemispheres come together for a massive slate of Test matches this autumn, in what is likely the last time the Six Nations and Rugby Championship nations will face each other before the World Cup. So what's new for the top 10?

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Former players to take legal action against World Rugby

A group of former players have issued formal legal proceedings against World Rugby and the governing bodies of England (RFU) and Wales (WRU) over claims that the failure to protect them led to the early onset of dementia, British media reported.

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Kirwan: ABs have 'a lot of soul searching to do'

Once were warriors; now they're just worried. The All Blacks' slump has engaged New Zealanders in a national bout of introspection and exasperation, much centred on besieged coach Ian Foster.

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209dLiam Napier

All Blacks' legacy, reputation on the line in Wellington

Weeks don't come much bigger for the All Blacks. Coach Ian Foster and Sam Cane are under mounting pressure as New Zealand fight to avoid a series defeat by Ireland -- and back-to-back home defeats for the first time in 24 years.

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209dSam Bruce

Four series, four deciders: Has Test rugby ever been this tight?

The rugby world can turn itself inside out talking about the problems within the game, and has probably never before done so with such disdain as it has this week. But four series deciders this weekend offer cause for at least muted celebration.

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