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World Rugby abandons Nations Championships

World Rugby has abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain support from unions, the sport's ruling body said on Wednesday.

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The domino effect: Who will take Wallabies beyond 2019?

The biggest year of his coaching career is still to play out, but Michael Cheika's pending replacement at Australia's helm is as much a talking point as the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup fortunes themselves.

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122dJames Harrington

ESPN Fantasy Rugby: Team of the Tournament

The 2019 Six Nations may be over, but which players made it into ESPN's Fantasy Rugby Team of the Tournament? Remarkably, only one of Wales' Grand Slam heroes makes the cut.

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ESPN Fantasy Rugby: Round 5 Team of the Week

Gareth Anscombe guided Wales to the Six Nations title with a Man of the Match performance, and he got his rewards in our Six Nations Fantasy Rugby game too.

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125dJames Harrington

Fantasy Rugby 2019: Six Nations Week 5 Preview

It's the final week, and it's not just the Grand Slam and Six Nations that are on the line. Who's going to win you the points in the final push for ESPN Fantasy Rugby glory?

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129dJames Harrington

Fantasy Rugby: Team of the Week Round 4

England and Ireland's high-scoring stars dominate the Round 4 Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week.

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131dTom Hamilton

Six Nations offers relief in rugby's turbulent times

Between the messy civil war in Welsh rugby, the salary cap problems of the English game and the confusion over a new 'Nations Championship', rugby is taking a battering, but the action on the pitch could provide welcome relief this weekend.

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Ireland leave out O'Brien for France game

Flanker O' Brien was a surprise omission as Joe Schmidt named his team to take on Les Bleus at the Aviva Stadium.

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Cronin dropped from Ireland squad for France

Leinster forward Sean Cronin made his first Six Nations start against Italy but was replaced before the hour mark and is not in the squad for the match at the Aviva Stadium.

2019 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE2nd
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 24 Tries Scored
  • IRE3rd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 83 Points Difference