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Six Nations Fixtures 2007

September 13th, 2006

The 2007 Six Nations schedule has been released. Italy start off the 2007 season by hosting defending champions France at Stadio Flaminio.

Irish stadium Croke Park will host Ireland’s games with France (February 11) and England (February 24), while Lansdowne Road is being renovated.
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2006 Six Nations Schedule

March 24th, 2005

Just as the 2005 Six Nations tournament comes to end, the schedule for next years competition is released. Defending champs, Wales, will start their defence by taking on England at Twickenham.

Ireland, Wales and France have the benefit of three home games, while the others will only have two home games.
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6 Nations round-up

March 22nd, 2005

The 6 Nations is over for another year, with Wales the deserved winners.

Due to their win over Ireland, Wales jump to 5th spot in the latest IRB World Rankings.

Reuters name their Team of the Six Nations, not surprisingly France and Wales dominate the team.

In a BBC online poll Wales flanker Martyn Williams is named Six Nations Player of the Championship. Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll finished second in the poll, with another Welshman, wing Shane Williams, in third place.

Scotland coach Matt Williams looks like he will be losing his job. While Italy coach John Kirwan is also under pressure to go, but wants to stay until the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Looking forward to the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, the 6 Nations results will have effected selection possibilities for coach Sir Clive Woodward. Most significantly how will the poor performance of England and the win by Wales effect the make-up of the team. Although he still seems to be hopeful that Jonny Wilkinson will tour.


England name team to play Scotland

March 15th, 2005

England have named their team to play Scotland in a Six Nations match at Twickenham on Saturday. The Calcutta Cup will also be up for grabs in this match.

The England team is unchanged from last week. This is the first time this season that England has kept the same team.

England - Iain Balshaw, Mark Cueto, Jamie Noon, Olly Barkley, Josh Lewsey, Charlie Hodgson, Harry Ellis, Martin Corry (captain), Lewis Moody, Joe Worsley, Ben Kay, Danny Grewcock, Matt Stevens, Steve Thompson, Graham Rowntree

Replacements: Andy Titterrell, Duncan Bell, Steve Borthwick, Andy Hazell, Matt Dawson, Andy Goode, Ollie Smith


England beat Italy

March 13th, 2005

England defeated Italy 39-7 in a 6 Nations rugby game played at Twickenham on Saturday.

England - Tries: Steve Thompson, Mark Cueto (3), Iain Balshaw, Andy Hazell; Conversions: Charlie Hodgson (2), Andy Goode; Penalty: Hodgson

Italy - Try: Alessandro Troncon; Conversion: Gert Peens


Possible comeback for Jonny Wilkinson

March 10th, 2005

England’s World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson could make his Twickenham return this weekend. But for Newcastle rather than the English national side.

Wilkinson has been training with his club Newcastle and could possibility play for Newcastle when they take on Quins at the Stoop Memorial Ground next door to Twickenham in a Zurich Premiership match.

It is highly unlikely that Wilkinson will be back for England’s last 6 Nations match against Scotland. Although it is possible he will be available for Newcastle’s Heineken Cup quarter-final game against French champions Stade Francais in Paris on April 2.

He has not played international rugby since the World Cup final against Australia in November 2003. Unless he gets some game time it is likely, even if fit, he won’t be selected for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.


England recall Balshaw for Italy match

March 8th, 2005

England have recalled fullback Iain Balshaw for their 6 Nations match against Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.

Balshaw’s return comes after captain Jason Robinson was ruled out with an injured thumb and wing Ben Cohen who would have been a likely replacement broke his jaw.

Balshaw’s inclusion is the only change to the English side that was narrowly beaten by Ireland.
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Jason Robinson out of 6 Nations

March 3rd, 2005

The BBC are reporting that England captain Jason Robinson will be out of the the rest of the 6 Nations due to an injury.

Robinson was due to lead England in their remaining matches against Scotland and Italy. However he had to pull out because of a torn ligament in his right thumb.


Ireland beat England

February 28th, 2005

Ireland defeated England by 19-13 at a match played in Dublin on Sunday.

Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll sealed the win when he scored Ireland’s only try 57 minutes into the match. At the time England were leading 13-12. The try and subsequent conversion gave Ireland a 6 point lead that they were able to defend against determined English attacking.
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6 Nations 2005 Schedule

January 1st, 2005

The schedule for the 2005 Six Nations competition has been released. All times listed are UTC.
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