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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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France beat South Africa for 12th-straight win

France extended their impressive winning run to 12 games when they tamed South Africa 30-26 at the Stade Velodrome after a nail-biting contest.


Campbell in, McDermott out as Wallabies shuffle deck

Taniela Tupou will make his return to the starting line-up for the first time since the Wallabies' loss to Argentina in The Rugby Championship, with fellow tighthead prop Allan Alaalatoa sidelined through concussion.

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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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127dBrittany Mitchell

Ultimate Rugby World Cup 2021 Guide

After a year's delay, the 2021 Rugby World Cup is finally upon us with 12 of the best rugby nations coming together in New Zealand to claim women's rugby supremacy. Read on for everything you need to know ahead of the biggest women's World Cup to date.

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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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France top world rankings, NZ No. 4

France displaced South Africa at the top of the world rankings on Monday, while New Zealand slumped to an all-time low of No. 4 after a stunning northern hemisphere sweep of the major July tests at the weekend.


France fire in second half to overpower Japan

Winger Damian Penaud scored two tries as France put together a strong second-half performance for a commanding 42-23 victory over Japan in the first test at the Toyota Stadium in Aichi on Saturday.

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224dSam Bruce and Tom Hamilton

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?

2023 Top ScorersSix Nations Championship

  • Points
  • Tries

2023 RankingsSix Nations Championship

  • FRA1st
    Tries Scored France tied in 1st with Ireland
    1st 4 Tries
  • FRA3rd
    Points Difference 1st Ireland : 24 Points Difference