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Entire Six Nations could be called off as UK Government considers banning sporting events as tournament bosses meet to make decision – Wales Online

The UK Government is considering following in France’s footsteps with a ban on public events in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading further, which could spell the end of this year’s Six Nations for now. Ireland v Italy – which had been due to take place this weekend in Dublin – has already been cancelled. Another match hangs in the balance after the French government imposed a ban on public gatherings of more than 5,000 people in confined spaces on Saturday, throwing the French team’s Super Saturday Six Nations clash against Ireland in Paris under further doubt. UK health
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The John Inverdale interview: My Welsh connections, accusations of English bias and the real story behind THAT famous picture – Wales Online

Here are a few things you might not know about John Inverdale. As a boy, he lived in Newport, while his father worked at the Heath hospital in Cardiff. The first Five Nations match he saw was Wales v France at the Arms Park in 1970 and he was back there in 1973, as a 15-year-old, to watch THAT game between the Barbarians and the All Blacks. At Southampton University, he was at one point the only non-Welshman in his college rugby team and he went on to study journalism in Cardiff, at the same establishment as yours truly, as
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Barcelona would have to pay more than £200m to sign Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane from Liverpool due to ‘Coutinho clause’

Barcelona would have to pay more than £200m to sign Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane from Liverpool due to ‘Coutinho clause’ Barcelona would have to pay Liverpool more than £200m to sign Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane due to a ‘Coutinho clause’. The last time Liverpool did business with Barcelona was in January 2017 when Philippe Coutinho swapped Anfield for the Camp Nou in a £142m deal. It looks unlikely that Salah or Mane will join Barcelona Liverpool spent that money on Virgil van Dijk and Alisson who shored up their defence as Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Champions League
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‘I never thought Harry Kane would be this good’, says former teammate Andros Townsend, as Tottenham striker aims for EARLY injury return

‘I never thought Harry Kane would be this good’, says former teammate Andros Townsend, as Tottenham striker aims for EARLY injury return Andros Townsend has admitted he never expected former Tottenham teammate Harry Kane to become the world-class striker he is now, amid reports he could be back sooner than expected from injury. Spurs have been without their talisman since New Year’s Day when he suffered a hamstring injury in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton. Kane had an operation earlier this year on his injured hamstring The 26-year-old needed an operation and Jose Mourinho feared he would be without his
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Wilder vs Fury 2 PPV buys estimated between 800-850k in North America, eclipsing Lewis vs Tyson in 2002 but falling short of Bob Arum’s hopes

Wilder vs Fury 2 PPV buys estimated between 800-850k in North America, eclipsing Lewis vs Tyson in 2002 but falling short of Bob Arum’s hopes Tyson Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night was watched by an audience of between 800,000-850,000 paying customers in North America, according to reports. If these figures prove to be accurate, the main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena would have generated between $64m-$68million just through American PPV alone. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will get handsomely paid for their efforts on Saturday night The ‘Gypsy King’ officially reclaimed his throne in Las
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Liverpool announce £533m turnover and £42m profit last year – despite spending a record £223m on players

Liverpool announce £533m turnover and £42m profit last year – despite spending a record £223m on players Liverpool have announced a pre-tax profit of £42million last year, despite a record £223m investment on players. The Reds also achieved a turnover of £533m for the financial year of 2018/19, which did not take into account their Champions League win over Tottenham Hotspur in June. Liverpool are about to become a financial powerhouse in world football once again While the figure of £42m is well below the record £125m profit for the year ending May 2018, the rewards are being felt on
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Pep Guardiola has most Champions League knockout wins as a manager as he overtakes Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho

Pep Guardiola has most Champions League knockout wins as a manager as he overtakes Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho PEP GUARDIOLA became the most successful manager in the history of the Champions League knockout stages thanks to Manchester City’s win over Real Madrid. The victory was his 28th in the latter rounds of the competition, meaning he moves out in front on his own. Pep Guardiola moved in front of Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti on 28 Champions League knockout wins Going into the game, he was tied on 27 with Sir Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti
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Steven Gerrard challenges Ryan Kent Rangers as he locates his unknown Braga hero

Steven Gerrard challenges Ryan Kent Rangers as he locates his unknown Braga hero Overjoyed Steven Gerrard threw a paternal arm around his players and told them that they made him proud. The Rangers boss has amassed praise on his team for their heroes in Braga as they secured an extraordinary 1-0 victory and passage in the last 16 of the Europa League. Ryan Kent’s second half gave the Light Blues a 4-2 aggregate victory when they became the first Scots since Celtic against Blackburn in 2002 won both stages of a knockout round in Europe. The Rangers are tied in
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Josh Adams will see no more Six Nations 2020 action following Saturdays Ankle Injury 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰

Josh Adams will play no further part in the 2020 Guinness Six Nations following an ankle injury sustained in the 3rd round narrow defeat against France. The in form Welsh Rugby and Blues winger is likely to be out for up to 3 months. He is due to have surgery this week and it is envisaged that he could return in 12 weeks for the latter stages of the Guinness PRO14.​
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How Wales Could Still Win The Six Nations – as per Wales Online…

According to a recent Article on Wales Online – Here how Wales could still Win the Six Nations title in 2020, although it’s a bit unlikely… Wales v England The first thing Wales need to do is win their remaining games, preferably with maximum points, starting with England at Twickenham. Yes, it’s a tough ask, but this is England v Wales. Anything could happen, Pivac’s attacking game-plan might click and Wales run in four tries for a bonus point in a thrilling clash with England not getting anything. They would, of course, need other results to then go their way
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Deontay Wilder blames Tyson Fury defeat on ring walk COSTUME as he triggers rematch clause 🌍🥊📰

Deontay Wilder blames Tyson Fury defeat on ring walk COSTUME as he triggers rematch clause. Deontay Wilder lost his WBC heavyweight title to Tyson Fury on Saturday night American was outclassed with his team throwing in the towel in round seven He claims his 45-pound ring walk outfit played a significant role in the defeat The former champion has also activated his rematch clause for a summer trilogy  Deontay Wilder has laughably claimed the weight of his ring walk costume played a big role in his defeat by Tyson Fury – as he confirmed he will be triggering his rematch clause. The American wore a
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Coronavirus: Several football games in Italy called off after second death 🇮🇹⚽️📰

Coronavirus: Several football games in Italy called off after second death – A number of football matches in Italy have been postponed over fears of the spread of coronavirus. A woman from the northern region of Lombardy is the second person in Italy to die from the virus in the past 24 hours. Cremonese’s Serie B match against Ascoli and Piacenza v Sambenedettese in Serie C are among those postponed. Serie D matches and a number of amateur and youth games in the Lombardy and Veneto regions are also called off. The Cremonese squad had already travelled to Ascoli’s Cino e
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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Dragons lose out in Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰

Rhodri Williams grabbed two tries, but the Dragons still went down 34-19 at Scotstoun against a Glasgow Warriors side that moved into third place in Conference A with a bonus point win. Acting skipper Williams gave the visitors the perfect start with an interception try in the opening minute. That forced Glasgow to dig deep and they led 17-7 at the break thanks to tries from Tim Swinson and the first of a brace from hooker Grant Stewart. Sam Davies made a brilliant break to pave the way for his half-back partner Williams’ second try and the Dragons did well
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Six Nations Rugby | Bono and O’Connell visit Ireland camp ahead of England clash 🇮🇪🏉📰

Bono meets up with Ireland squad Former captain Paul O’Connell is also with Ireland this week Andy Farrell’s side are looking to make it three wins from three against England With two wins from two, Ireland could not have hoped for much more from their start to the Guinness Six Nations. TAGS Ireland Main News RELATED NEWS LIVE: Kick-off approaches at Twickenham Preview: England v Ireland Jamie Heaslip: My Greatest XV And ahead of a potentially pivotal trip to Twickenham to take on England, Andy Farrell’s side have been preparing with a visit from Irish pop royalty. None other than
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And now King of the World 👑 🌍

Tyson Fury produced the most destructive performance of his boxing life to end Deontay Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight world champion in seven thrilling rounds of their Las Vegas rematch. The Briton, 31, pummelled his rival in a way few could have imagined following their 2018 draw, flooring him in the third and fifth rounds while constantly backing up the most-feared puncher in the division in a way no-one has done before. A jab and right hand – the combination with which Wilder has wiped men out repeatedly – sent the American down in the third, stunning the MGM
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Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy 🏉📰

Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy Shaun Edwards was given a Cardiff return to remember as France stayed on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam as they got the better of Wales with a 27-23 win. Former Wales defence coach Edwards, who is now performing the same role with France, looked on as his team ran in tries from full-back Anthony Bouthier, lock Paul Willemse and fly-half Romain Ntamack.France are looking more and more like Grand Slam winnersNtamack added three conversions and two penalties for
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Six Nations 2020: Lawes sports spectacular shiner and stitches ahead of England’s huge Ireland clash

Six Nations 2020: Lawes sports spectacular shiner and stitches ahead of England’s huge Ireland clash COURTNEY LAWES denied that he had already been scrapping ahead of tomorrow’s massive fight with Ireland.The England lock turned flanker is nursing a massive black eye and needed stitches after a clash in training on Thursday. Courtney Lawes has been sporting an impressive shiner but will be keeping an eye on Ireland in the massive Six Nations testEngland face Grand Slam-chasing Ireland in the Six Nations, hoping to light up Twickenham for the first time since reaching the World Cup final.Tough-tackling Lawes equals legendary World
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Deontay Wilder disappointed corner threw in towel against Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder disappointed corner threw in towel against Tyson Fury Wilder was knocked down twice by Fury (Picture: Getty)Deontay Wilder wished his corner had not thrown in the towel against Tyson Fury. The Brit dethroned Wilder in devastating fashion to become the new WBC champion and stake his claim as the world’s best heavyweight.Wilder suffered a burst ear drum under a barrage of punches and the American admitted he was disappointed his corner pulled him out of the fight.‘I’m doing good. Things like this happen,’ Wilder said.‘The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I
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Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in magnificent performance in Las Vegas 🇬🇧🥊📰

Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in magnificent performance in Las Vegas Fury knocked out the most feared puncher in the division (Picture: Getty)Tyson Fury is the new WBC champion after a stunning performance against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.Wilder peeled himself off the canvas twice before Fury eventually stopped his rival in the seventh round.Fury had promised to go after his opponent after a draw in their first fight 14 months ago and the British heavyweight made good on his promise. Almost no one except Fury’s team predicted he would be the aggressor, but the unified champion was all over
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Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch

Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch Wilder is fed up with Joshua (Picture: Getty) Deontay Wilder hit out at Anthony Joshua on the eve of his showdown with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas.The WBC champion’s highly anticipated rematch with Fury is being billed as the unofficial clash to become the No.1 heavyweight in the division. Joshua has insisted he wants to make an offer to the winner to stage an undisputed unification fight before the end of the year, but Wilder slammed his British rival for ducking him.‘Stop running from AJ?
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Celtic team revealed for Kilmarnock clash while Hoops waits for Scott Brown

Celtic team revealed for Kilmarnock clash while Hoops waits for Scott Brown Celtic will wait to see if Scott Brown is fit enough to play in Sunday’s Premiership clash with Kilmarnock. The veteran midfielder came out with a calf injury in the second half of Celtic’s 1-1 draw in the Europa League with FC Copenhagen in Denmark on Thursday and will be assessed. Lennon hopes that Leigh Griffiths and Greg Taylor will return after losing the European game with a knee and hamstring blow respectively, while Hatem Abd Elhamed (groin) and striker Mikey Johnston (knee) remain out. Rory McKenzie is
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