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Johnny Sexton in the gym ahead of  Ireland’s clash with Wales. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

And now the end is near, and so we face the final curtain. The 2019 Six Nations has flown past in the blink of the eye, with the tournament reaching a(...)

Italy head coach  Conor O’Shea has backed proposals for a Nations Championship. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The Italy head coach, Conor O’Shea, has come out in support of World Rugby’s controversial proposal for a new global league despite the obvious threat(...)

Manu Tuilagi and Ben Te’o start together in the centre against Italy. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Joe Cokanasiga will make his first Six Nations start for England, against Italy on Saturday, with Eddie Jones also pairing together Ben Te’o and Manu (...)

 Maro Itoje with England physio Bob Stewart and Richard Hill, the team manager. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Maro Itoje’s involvement in England’s Six Nations clash with Italy has been placed into grave doubt after he hobbled out of training on Tuesday with a(...)

Garry Ringrose could return to the Ireland midfield for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against France at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s the beginning of the end. The Six Nations returns on Saturday after another two-week hiatus, for the penultimate round of fixtures. It already s(...)

Maro Itoje during an England training session. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Chris Robshaw has been given the chance to make a late claim for Guinness Six Nations selection after being included in England’s training squad for t(...)

Crusaders  assistant coach Ronan O’Gara  reacts as Ereatari Enari scores a try during a  training session at Rugby Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, this week. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Millennials, we can’t live without them. New Zealand rugby is figuring this out the hard way. Generation Y know their worth better than any previous c(...)

Wales’  Corey Hill, who scored a try  against England. Photograph:Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Six Nations championship mid-term report card highlights Wales as the star pupils, unbeaten three-fifths of the way through the tournament and the(...)

Johnny  Sexton, Joe Schmidt and Jacob Stockdale at Ireland training on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Italy v Ireland, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Sunday 4pm local time/3pm Irish. On TV: Live on ITV (UK), Virgin Media (Ireland). Ireland haven’t hit their s(...)

Billy Vunipola: “This game runs a little bit deeper, and everyone knows that, and we have to be prepared to fight that.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

People say love comes in different shapes and sizes, and in Wales on Saturday it will in a powerful frame of 6ft 3in and 20st 7lb. Billy Vunipola sa(...)

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