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Ireland Six Nations 2020 squad: Farrell confirms selection

Andy Farrell has named a 35 player squad which will be captained by Johnny Sexton for the upcoming 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship. There are five uncapped players named in Ulster’s Billy Burns and Tom O’Toole and the Leinster trio Max Deegan, Caelan Doris and Ronan Kelleher. #ShoulderToShoulder Johnny Sexton has been named as the Ireland captain for the 2020 #GuinnessSixNations 🙌#TeamOfUs pic.twitter.com/pqcVHo2AI6 — Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby)…

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6 players who went from the National League to Six Nations

Not all players have an easy ride to the top. These five have had ups and downs on their way to international rugby and the Six Nations. 1. Tom Johnson (England) Johnson played for Chinor, Reading and Coventry before joining Exeter in 2007, playing a key role when the club won promotion to the Premiership in 2010….

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Eight wild rugby nights out: Buggy gate, dwarf tossing and the Calcutta Cup

Former England stars through the decades have all been involved in drunken escapades after having a few too many on a night out. Rugby stars of yesteryear was famed for its drinking culture, which allowed many renegade characters to thrive in the game. But even in today’s uber-professional era, there are still plenty of instances of…

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Transfer News: Scotland international joins Leicester on loan

Scotland international Rory Hughes has joined Leicester Tigers on loan from Glasgow Warriors for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. An outside-back, who plays wing or fullback, has represented Scotland on five occasions after making his international debut against Italy in 2015. Hughes joined the Warriors for the 2013/14 season after representing Scotland at U17…

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Scotland add two new coaches ahead of 2020 Six Nations

​Scottish Rugby today announced two key appointments to the Scotland coaching team ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations. Steve Tandy – who was Ospreys Head Coach for six seasons (2012 to 2018) – joins from Super Rugby side Waratahs, where he led the side’s defence as the main proponent of the NSW Waratahs’ ‘blue wall’…

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Scotland star announces international retirement

Scotland’s second all-time points’ scorer (714) Greig Laidlaw – today brought an end to his Test career.  Laidlaw has led the national team 39 times, more than anyone else, and becomes the third senior player to quit the national team after the World Cup. BREAKING | Greig Laidlaw, Scotland’s most capped Captain, calls time on…

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Scotland star announces shock international retirement

Glasgow Warriors winger Tommy Seymour has announced he is retiring from Scotland duty. The Nashville-born 31-year-old has made 52 appearances for his country, scoring 20 tries between 2013 and 2019. 👋🏻 pic.twitter.com/dsMncCLBTm — Tommy Seymour (@tommy_seymour14) December 11, 2019 In April 2017 Seymour was named as one of two Scottish players selected for the initial British…

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