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  1. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Ireland coach Joe Schmidt views Six Nations as ‘five finals’

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... for Schmidt Joe Schmidt was preparing himself for "five finals" ahead of his first Six Nations game in charge of Ireland, against Scotland in Dublin on Sunday. The New Zealand-born former ... a good start. You only get one shot at your first game and you've got to give it your best shot Ireland coach Joe Schmidt "It [the Six Nations] is a competition of five games ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France are ‘like watching clowns at the circus’, says Guscott

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 11:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Former England centre Jeremy Guscott has hit out at the France rugby team, saying watching them is “like watching clowns at the circus”. “I sat in the Stade de France during the 30-10 win over Italy two weeks ago and I was gobsmacked at France’s tactics,” Guscott said. “It was a case of, ‘Let the forwards stick it up their jumpers and try ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Italy confident of avoiding wooden spoon against Scotland

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:48am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Rome Momentum and home advantage with the Azzurri Nobody likes Scotland as much as Italy do. The Scots are the team Italy beat most often in Six Nations rugbysix ... in November against Argentina after only eight senior games, then became the first player in nine years to score two tries in his Six Nations debut. If only Italy had a goalkicker just as good. ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Ireland clinch Six Nations after beating France in thriller

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 01:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Brian O’Driscoll walks away a champion as teammates crown his farewell test in style Ireland won the Six Nations title on Saturday with a thrilling 22-20 ... to kick in now. It feels great to be a two-time Six Nations winner. Brian O’Driscoll “The emotions are starting to kick in now,” O’Driscoll said. “It feels great to be a two-time Six Nations ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TELEVISION

    Now TV apologises to fans who missed out on Six Nations rugby

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 11:24am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Six Nations TV loss 'disappointing' The former broadcaster of the Six Nations rugby championship in Asia is as "disappointed ... on the rights," said Conor Woods, managing director for Setanta's Asia-Pacific operations. Media rights agency MP & Silva, on behalf of Six Nations Rugby- the company that runs the tournament- ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    England victory over Wales sets up three-way Six Nations fight on final day

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:57am by Agence France-Presse

    ... side’s 29-18 win over Wales set-up a three-way fight for the Six Nations Championship. England secured a first Triple Crown since their World Cup-winning year of 2003 with a commanding display at Twickenham on Sunday that scuppered Welsh hopes of an unprecedented third successive outright Six Nations title. Victory left England level on points with Ireland and France, who play each other ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Ireland seek perfect send-off for O’Driscoll as championship goes down to the wire

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 12:25pm by AFP

    ... as the Irish travel to Paris on Saturday tied at the top of the standings with both France and England. Sealing the Six Nations title with only their second win over France in Paris in 42 years would ... to creak a little bit, so we just needed the coverage,” said the 48-year-old New Zealander, who has revived Irish fortunes since he replaced Declan Kidney after last year’s abysmal Six Nations ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Cian Healy and fellow front-rowers hold Triple Crown key for Ireland

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:11am by Associated Press

    ... months into a rare Six Nations start. A win for Ireland secures the Triple Crown and they can then set their sights on the Grand Slam. A win for England keeps them in the title hunt. The odds ... the fact he hasn’t played much rugby recently.” Ireland captain Paul O’Connell, whose line-out battle with Courtney Lawes will be decisive, also didn’t believe Wilson will weaken England. “If ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    England hand call-up to uncapped fly-half George Ford

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 10:22am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Rising Bath star in as cover for Owen Farrell Uncapped fly-half George Ford was included in England’s 23 for their Six Nations international against Ireland ... opener, have so far got through this Six Nations without specialist bench cover for fly-half Owen Farrell. But, ahead of what is set to be a bruising encounter against unbeaten Ireland ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France make one change for clash with Wales

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 12:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Racing Metro flanker Wenceslas Lauret returns to the French line-up for the Six Nations match against Wales at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Friday ... and Italy, both chalked up in Paris. Those wins opened up the possibility of a first French Six Nations grand slam since 2010, just a year after they finished with the wooden spoon. France squad ...




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