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Six Nations 2018: Eddie Jones wary of 'world-class' Finn Russell

Scotland's Finn Russell is a "world-class" player who will have to be closely marked in Saturday's match says England boss Eddie Jones.

Six Nations 2018: Henderson and Furlong miss Wales match

Ireland's Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong are ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales through injury.

Six Nations 2018: Ian Robertson's top five moments from Scotland v England

Retiring BBC rugby union commentator Ian Robertson reveals his top five Calcutta Cup moments before Saturday's match at Murrayfield.

'Emotion, embarrassment & freak injuries - Calcutta Cup brings so many memories flooding back'

Scotland captain John Barclay says Saturday is not about revenge for his 'most miserable experience in rugby', but England are beatable.

Six Nations 2018: Ireland Test almost a cup final for Wales - Dan Biggar

Returning fly-half Dan Biggar believes Saturday's Six Nations match against Ireland in Dublin is Wales' cup final.

Six Nations 2018: England's Nathan Hughes returns to face Scotland

Nathan Hughes replaces the injured Sam Simmonds at number eight in England's only change to face Scotland on Saturday.

Scotland need 'best-ever' performance v England - Townsend

Scotland "can't wait" to take on England but need a "best-ever" display against the Six Nations champions, says Gregor Townsend.

'Williams' charm and kindness were contagious'

Doncaster Knights centre Will Owen pays tribute to team-mate Ian Williams, saying the prop's "charm and kindness were contagious".

Pro14: Scarlets' Johnny McNicholl and Tom Prydie out for the season

Scarlets suffer a blow in their bid to retain their Pro14 title with the news that full-back Johnny McNicholl and wing Tom Prydie are out for the rest of the season.

Scotland name same XV to face England with Nel on bench

Scotland name an unchanged starting XV to face England on Saturday but prop WP Nel, lock Tim Swinson and centre Nick Grigg are on the bench.

Bastareaud to start for France against Italy after ban

Mathieu Bastareaud is named in France's team to face Italy, having completed his three-week ban for using a homophobic slur.

Six Nations: France v Italy - match preview and key stats

Team news, match preview and statistics for Friday's Six Nations match between France and Italy at the Stade Velodrome.

Six Nations: Scotland v England (Sat)

Team news, match preview and statistics for Saturday's match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield

Six Nations: Ireland v Wales (Sat)

Team news, match preview and statistics for Saturday's match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium

'I earn more as a plumber than playing for England'

England flanker Marlie Packer on working as a plumber and losing her phone in a hot tub.

Olly Woodburn: Exeter winger spurred on by England omission

Exeter winger Olly Woodburn says not being picked for England has spurred him on to improve.

Sinoti Sinoti: Newcastle Falcons winger signs contract extension

Samoa winger Sinoti Sinoti signs an undisclosed contract extension with Newcastle Falcons beyond the current season.

Scott Van Breda: Worcester sign South African utility back from Jersey

Worcester sign South African utility back Scott Van Breda from Championship side Jersey Reds for next season.

Women's Six Nations 2018: Scotland bring in Sarah Bonar to face England

Sarah Bonar, a late withdrawal from the side beaten by France, returns for Scotland Women in their Six Nations match against England.

New centre pairing at heart of Ireland's evolution

Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki will form a new centre partnership against Wales as Ireland continue to evolve their playing style under Joe Schmidt.

Women's Six Nations: McLaughlin returns to Ireland team for Wales game

Claire McLaughlin is back in the Ireland team in one of four changes for the Women's Six Nations match against Wales in Dublin.

England women make five changes for Scotland match

England head coach Simon Middleton makes five changes to his starting XV for Friday's Women's Six Nations match against Scotland.

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the Winter Olympics, Scotland v England in the Six Nations and the Carabao Cup final.

Eddie Jones compares Scotland to the All Blacks

England head coach Eddie Jones says Scotland play a similar game to the All Blacks.

Six Nations 2018: Finn Russell a maverick fly-half, says Ugo Monye

Former England wing Ugo Monye believes Scotland's Finn Russell is a 'maverick fly-half'.

Ireland 'short on experience' - head coach Joe Schmidt

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is confident his inexperienced side will be able to match Wales in Saturday's Six Nations encounter against Wales in Dublin.

Six Nations 2018: Shaun Edwards says he's 'potentially' open to job offers

Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards backs his record against the best, and says he would listen to offers of a job as a head coach.

Flats & Shanks: Brian O'Driscoll gives a unique tour of Dublin

Before the Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales, Brian O'Driscoll provides David Flatman and Tom Shanklin with a unique open-top bus tour of Dublin.

Six Nations 2018: Ireland full-back Rob Kearney anticipating tight Wales encounter

Ireland full-back Rob Kearney is expecting another close tussle with Wales in Saturday's Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium.

Pro14 highlights: Dragons 15-18 Benetton Rugby

Watch Pro14 highlights as Italian side Benetton Rugby win against Dragons at Rodney Parade.

Football, basketball and now rugby - Wales women's new multi-sport sensation

Hannah Bluck has represented Wales in football and basketball before playing in the 2018 Six Nations.

How Scotland sprung surprises to beat fading France

Bold replacements, French fatigue and structural tinkering add up to an important Scotland victory, writes John Beattie.

'It doesn't matter how, you just win' - analysis of England's win over Wales

Ends trump means for England as the Six Nations victory over Wales means the bigger picture can wait another week, writes Tom Fordyce.



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