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Six Nations Double-Header To Shine On Saturday

After France comfortably dispatched of Italy last night, we now turn our attentions to a double-header on Saturday afternoon, and the first match will see Ireland host Wales at 2:15pm, while the clash for the Calcutta Cup will take place at Murrayfield at 4:45pm, as Scotland take on England in another sensational clash.

We shall keep you abreast of all the developments here.

Allez Les Bleus!!
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
France got their Natwest Six Nations Championship campaign up and running at the third time of asking as Italy were condemned to a third straight…
France Edge Close First Half In Marseille

It's not been pretty in Marseille as the forwards dominated possession for France and Italy in the first half.

The French got off to a quick start through Paul Gabrillagues try in the corner but Italy came straight back through a penalty try to lead 5-7. The French dominated the play but plenty of missed opportunities mean they only lead by four points thanks to two Maxime Machenaud penalties.

The second half gets underway shortly on BBC1.

France And Italy Eyeing A First Six Nations Win

There's also Six Nations action tonight from Marseille as a much changed French side take on Italy.

Both sides are looking for their first win in this year's tournament. Italy are perennial strugglers but it's been a disaster tournament for the French so far who make eight changes from the team that lost to Scotland a fortnight ago.

This is the first time the French have played a home Six Nations match outside of Paris.

Six Nations Team News

England coach Eddie Jones has opted to make a change to his starting XV ahead of their clash with Scotland on Saturday.

Nathan Hughes will start at number eight at Murrayfield in place of Sam Simmonds.

Joe Marler will be on the bench on his return from suspension.

Reigning champions England are on course for a potential Grand Slam but must be wary of a potential banana skin in the form of their hosts, who secured a morale-boosting win against France last time.

Super Rugby Is Back
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
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Robbie Henshaw Ruled Out Of Six Nations

Ireland's Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations.

The Leinster centre dislocated his shoulder when scoring his second try in Ireland's 56-19 win over Italy at the weekend, but it has been announced he will not recover from an operation to play any more part in Ireland's campaign.

Danny Cipriani Has Announced His Retirement Plans...
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
There will be a debate to be had in the years to come about how good Danny Cipriani actually was. The enigmatic fly-half is weighing…
Scotland Down France At Murrayfield
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
Scotland are off the mark in the Six Nations with a 32-26 victory over France helped by the pinpoint right boot of skipper Greig Laidlaw.…
England Edge Past Wales At Twickenham
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
England are on track for a record third Six Nations title in a row after seeing off Wales 12-6 in London. It wasn’t pretty in…
Twickenham Set For England V Wales Clash

Right then, time for the main event of the afternoon in the Six Nations.

We are minutes away from kick-off at Twickenham with England hosting Wales in one of the biggest matches of the tournament.

Can England maintain their status as favourites for the title or will Wales upset the apple cart with a win against their nearest rivals?

Kick off is at 4.45pm and this should be a humdinger.

Ireland Too Good For Hapless Italy In Dublin
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
After the drama of last weekend’s opening-round victory over France, Ireland enjoyed a far more comfortable afternoon’s work against Italy in Dublin. This thumping eight-try…
Ireland Demolish Italy In Dublin

The final whistle has gone at the Aviva Stadium and Ireland have demolished Italy 56-19.

A dominant display from the boys in green and they maintain their 100% record in the Six Nations this season. Italy once again struggling away from home and they look hot favourites for the dreaded wooden spoon.

Next up, England v Wales at Twickenham.

Eddie Jones Tinkers With His Team...
Simon Lillicrap
The Sportsman Reporter
Jonathon Joseph and Danny Care have been selected to start for England in their crucial Six Nations match against Wales. Joseph replaces Ben Te’o who…
England Make Strong Start To Six Nations Campaign
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
England has kicked off its defence of the Six Nations in bruising fashion with a hard-fought but dominant 46-15 victory over Italy. England went into…
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