1. A Look at The Six Nations Decider

    It all comes down to this match. For both nations, a Six Nations title, a Triple Crown, the position as the highest-ranked nation in the Northern Hemisphere—and a likely reward as the dominant feeder for the British and Irish Lions...

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  2. Italians Just Fall Short Again Welsh Invaders

    Wales Vs Italy: Review and match report – Six Nations Coming into this match, it would be fair to say that Wales was a nation under the slightest of pressures...

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  3. Blues Vs Cheetahs: Match Review Super 14

    The fifth week of the 2009 Super 14 kicked off tonight between the Blues and Cheetahs. A milestone in super rugby, it was the 1,000th match in the tournaments history...

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  4. Wales Vs Italy: Six Nations Preview

    As the Coach of Wales, Warren Gatland had done no wrong. He took the reins of the team at the beginning of the 2008 Six Nations, and against all expectations and bookmaking odds, they not only won the title, but took the Grand Slam...

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  5. Match Preview: Scotland vs. Ireland (Six Nations Rugby)

    It is a curious thing sport, where the difference between winning and losing sparks much debate as to the appropriate merits and quality of a team. In rugby, it is especially so...

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  6. Ireland Looks To Finally Taste Grand Slam Success

    An Irish Grand Slam—they are heady words indeed for any Irishman. Only once has the team from the Emerald Isles had the privilege, and that was back in 1948...

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  7. Match Preview: England Vs France, Six Nations

    England last week took the extraordinary step of having a meeting with the country’s top referee Wayne Barnes. After spending time practicing defensive drills with 14 men in the last few ...

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  8. Is New Zealand Rugby Heading For a Poor Season?

    At the end of 2007, New Zealand suffered arguably the single greatest player exodus that any country had ever suffered...

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  9. The Super 15: What Will the Outcome Be?

    The Super 14 is set for an expansion, but the decision of the what, why, and how will need to be quickly resolved by the three SANZAR unions...

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  10. World Cup Sevens: Review and Results, Day One

    A colourful day kicked off the World Cup Sevens, with an opening ceremony of sorts, and even a couple of upsets to match.There were no major boilovers, with the favourites all opening their accounts with some ease...

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  11. Super 14 Preview: Highlanders vs Crusaders

    Highlanders (13th, three losses) vs Crusaders (eighth, one win, two losses)Venue: Carisbrook, DunedinKick-off: 7.35pm (local), 5...

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  12. Super 14 Preview: Blues vs Sharks

    Blues (fifth, two wins, one loss) vs Sharks (third, three wins)Venue: Eden Park, AucklandKick-off: 5.30pm (local), 3...

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  13. Super 14: Hurricanes V Cheetahs

    Venue: Yarrow’s Stadium, New PlymouthKick-off: 2.30pm (local), 12.30pm (AEDT) Head to Head: Played 3: Hurricanes 2, Cheetahs 1 Last Year: Hurricanes 38—Cheetahs 15 at Vodacom ...

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  14. Super 14: QLD V NSW

    Venue: Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Kick off: Friday 6 March, 7.40pm (AEDT) Head to Head: Played 13: Reds 8, Waratahs 4, Drawn 1 Last year: NSW Waratahs 18—Queensland Reds ...

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  15. Super 14 preview: Wellington Hurricanes Vs Cheetahs—Week/Round Four

    Hurricanes (7th, 2 wins, 1 loss) vs (14th, 3 losses) CheetahsVenue: Yarrow’s Stadium, New PlymouthKick-off: 2.30 p.m. (local), 12.30 p.m...

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  16. Super 14 Rugby Preview: NSW Waratahs vs. QLD Reds, Week Four

    Waratahs (3-0, second place) v Reds (1-2, ninth place)Venue: Sydney Football Stadium, SydneyKick off: Friday 6 March, 7...

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  17. Super 14 Preview: Waikato Chiefs vs Western Force—Round/Week Four

    Chiefs (12th: lost three) vs Western Force (Fourth: won two, lost one)Venue: Waikato Stadium, HamiltonKick-off: Friday 6 March, 7.35pm (local), 5...

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  18. Sevens World Cup Rugby Preview: The Teams

    24 teams, six pools, three days. Three champions will be decided, with the bowl, plate and cup (importance in that order) being played out in the same manner as traditional Sevens tournaments...

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  19. Sevens World Cup Rugby Preview - The Pools

    24 teams, six pools, three days. Three champions will be decided, with the bowl, plate and cup (importance in that order) being played out in the same manner as traditional Sevens tournaments...

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  20. Sevens World Cup Rugby Preview: It Is Just a Glorified Olympic Bid?

    The fifth edition of the Sevens World Cup will be held in Dubai, and unlike its 15 man big brother, is a competition that could be won by many competing teams...

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  21. Irish Grand Slam: History, Potential, and Preview

    There is no such thing as a guaranteed Grand Slam, and Ireland coach Declan Kidney has warned his side not to take anything for granted...

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  22. Guinness Premiership – Scores, Review and Teams from Round 15

    A look at the matches from the 15th round of the premiership.Saturday 28th February 2009 MatchesGloucester 36 Vs Bath 27 @ KingsholmCrowd: 16,121Gloucester:Tries: Simpson-Daniel 2, ...

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  23. Super 14 Statistics and Review - Week Three

    Round three of the competition.Again it was another week of tipping horror, as four teams won away from home. It also continues the run of close matches, with 15 of the 21 matches played so far being decided by less than seven points...

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  24. Match Report: England Vs Ireland Review

    Another improved performance from the English showed that if they can improve their attitude on the park, Martin Johnson may yet transform this side. But if attitude relates to discipline, it is here where the English are losing matches...

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  25. Six Nations Team of the Round – Week Three

    15 – Delon Armitage (ENG) one of England's best players, who has a great kicking boot and solid placement. One of the few shining lights in an otherwise confused-looking English attack ...

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