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5dTom Hamilton

Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.

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Wyn Jones returns as Wales face Ireland

Alun Wyn Jones returns to Wales' starting line-up as captain against Ireland on Saturday, when the two teams contest their final Rugby World Cup warm-up Test.

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Ireland end Wales' dominant home run

Ireland, inspired by Jacob Stockdale, bounced back in their Rugby World Cup preparations to end Wales' dominant run of home victories and ruin Warren Gatland's Cardiff farewell.

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England dismantle Ireland at Twickenham

England dominated Ireland in the teams' Rugby World Cup warm-up fixture at Twickenham Saturday, easing to a 57-15 win with seven different try scorers.

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Rugby World Cup squad lists

With less than a month until the World Cup kicks off in Japan squad lists are starting to roll in. Here we list every tournament squad as they drop.

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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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177dSam Bruce

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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187dJames 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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189dJames Harrington

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.

2019 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE2nd
    Tries Scored 1st England : 24 Tries Scored
  • IRE3rd
    Points Difference 1st England : 83 Points Difference