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The Wales Team that could face Scotland when the Six Nations resumes…

The very different and stronger-looking Wales XV that could face Scotland when Six Nations clash is rescheduled (According to Wales Online): Certain Wales players may be fit again, while others could be unavailable if the clash takes place in October like its expected too. Gareth Anscombe is amongst the players who could be back for Wales: In these uncertain times, with rugby and sport generally pretty much in hibernation because of the Covid-19 emergency, it’s hard to look much beyond next week let alone seven months ahead. But all will hope the nasty little bug will be seen off in
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Welsh Sports News – Ireland international claims England are ‘the most unlikeable team in recent memory’ after Six Nations conduct – Wales Online

Former Ireland rugby star Alan Quinlan has slammed the England rugby team’s behaviour during the Six Nations. Quinlan criticised coach Eddie Jones and the likes of captain Owen Farrell and prop Joe Marler in a stinging newspaper attack. He was speaking after three England players, Marler, Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes, all faced citing hearings on Thursday after the 33-30 victory over Wales. Skipper Farrell’s conduct has also come under the microscope after he sparked the mass scuffle that resulted in Marler grabbing Alun Wyn Jones’ genitals by pushing George North in the chest. — Read on www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/ireland-international-claims-england-the-17925943.amp
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Toby Booth appointed new head coach at the Ospreys 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰

The Ospreys have appointed Toby Booth as their new head coach on a three-year contract. Booth enjoyed four successful seasons as head coach of London Irish before coaching at both Bath and Harlequins respectively. The 50-year-old comes to the Ospreys with a reputation as a deep rugby thinker, good communicator and as a charismatic coach who has a reputation for player and coach development. “When the opportunity was presented to join such an iconic Welsh team, based in an area that has a deep passion for the game, it made it an extremely attractive proposition,” said Booth. “The Ospreys is
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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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Scottish 6 Nations News 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏉📰

Captain Stuart Hogg says Scotland must “learn quickly” if they are to become Six Nations contenders. His side takes on hosts Italy on Saturday looking for a first win in the 2020 tournament after bonus-point defeats against Ireland and England. Hogg, 27, believes the team are still moving in the right direction despite once again failing to threaten a Six Nations title challenge. “We need to get our stuff spot on,” said Hogg. “We are constantly learning, but we need to learn quickly. We can’t be sitting here in a couple of years’ time saying exactly the same things. We’ve
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Rugby News 🏉📰

Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs are set to return to England’s starting XV for Sunday’s pivotal Six Nations showdown with Ireland at Twickenham, according to reports. The Leicester pair are expected to take over from outside centre Jonathan Joseph and scrum-half Willi Heinz when head coach Eddie Jones names his side late on Friday morning. Tuilagi is likely to be included in the wider midfield channel, rather than at inside centre, even though Henry Slade is back in selection contention after injury. That means George Ford and Owen Farrell will continue their 10-12 alliance despite the physical threat posed by
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