Russell 'must put Scotland first' to win recall, warns coach Townsend

‘These standards don’t change for one player’: Finn Russell must put Scotland first to earn Six Nations recall, insists Gregor Townsend after star man had row with team-mates over drinking ban Townsend said team leaders decided on alcohol ban after the Ireland match Russell left the team hotel following a disagreement with his team-mates Scotland coach said fly-half missed training […]

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Eddie Jones questions whether South Africa should join Six Nations

Eddie Jones believes the Six Nations should be left as it is after the England coach expressed his opposition to South Africa abandoning the Rugby Championship to join the European competition. Reports have suggested that the prospect of the world champions joining the Six Nations from 2024 have been held as the reshaping of international rugby union continues, with the Springboks […]

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All Six Nations fixtures ahead of the 2020 championship

Wales kicked off the defence of their Six Nations crown in stunning fashion as this year’s championship got underway on Saturday. The opening game of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations tournament saw the reigning champions thrash Italy 42-0. Wales, now coached by Wayne Pivac, also finish their campaign in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium when Scotland visit on March 22. England’s first […]

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Six Nations team of the weekend: Ireland and France remain unbeaten as England get back to winning ways

Ireland and France remain on collision course for a Grand Slam shootout after maintaining their unbeaten status on the second weekend of the Six Nations, while England got back to winning ways by regaining the Calcutta Cup for the first time since 2017. The weekend got underway in Dublin where Ireland and Wales collided following their opening-round victories, where Storm Ciara remained at bay […]

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Gregor Townsend responds to Finn Russell interview that suggests Scotland recall is not in the pipeline

Gregor Townsend has confirmed that Finn Russell will not be recalled to the Scotland squad until he “accepts and adheres to the standards currently being lived by the group” following his revealing interview at the weekend. Exiled fly-half Russell told the Sunday Times that he has no relationship with current Scotland coach Townsend – who was also responsible for bringing him […]

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Free beer not doing the trick as Brumbies chase crowds

Frustrated Brumbies chief executive Phil Thomson says the players are doing their part as the club desperately searches for ways to bring back Super Rugby crowds. The Brumbies have won 10 straight games at Canberra Stadium – including their first two matches this season – but thousands of seats remain empty each week as disillusioned fans stay away from the […]

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Six Nations probe after England coach Neil Craig hit by bottle before Scotland match

Six Nations organisers are investigating after Eddie Jones claimed a bottle was thrown at a member of England’s backroom staff before Saturday’s Calcutta Cup match. Neil Craig, the RFU’s head of elite performance and Jones’ right-hand man, was struck on the head by a plastic bottle as the team arrived at Murrayfield. Jones warns against expanding Six Nations However, video […]

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