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Mar 9, 2014

Rugby-England savour sweet revenge for Cardiff mauling

LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) – A year ago, huddled on the Millennium Stadium pitch as Wales loudly celebrated their title-clinching thrashing of his England team, captain Chris Robshaw told his players to “bank that feeling” and make sure they never had to suffer it again.

On Sunday, after a dominating 29-18 revenge victory that kept England in the hunt for the championship and ended Welsh hopes of a third successive title, the flanker made sure he enjoyed the moment.

Mar 9, 2014

Dominant England subdue Wales to stay in title hunt

LONDON (Reuters) – England gave themselves a great chance of winning only their second Six Nations title in 11 years when they deservedly beat double-defending champions Wales 29-18 on Sunday, securing their first Triple Crown since 2003 in the process.

England avenged their 30-3 thrashing in Cardiff a year ago by delivering a display full of confident running and scored first-half tries through Danny Care and Luther Burrell.

Mar 9, 2014

Rugby-Dominant England subdue Wales to stay in title hunt

LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) – England gave themselves a great chance of winning only their second Six Nations title in 11 years when they deservedly beat double-defending champions Wales 29-18 on Sunday, securing their first Triple Crown since 2003 in the process.

England avenged their 30-3 thrashing in Cardiff a year ago by delivering a display full of confident running and scored first-half tries through Danny Care and Luther Burrell.

Mar 7, 2014

England’s evolution still moving at pace

BAGSHOT, England (Reuters) – Whether a vastly experienced team is preferable to one full of youthful exuberance and potential is one of sport’s eternal questions and most coaches aim for the promised land of blending the best of both.

When it comes to rugby, that ideal has developed a quantifiable measurement based on the teams who have won the World Cup, resulting in a Holy Grail of around 700 caps.

Mar 7, 2014

Rugby-England’s evolution still moving at pace

BAGSHOT, England, March 7 (Reuters) – Whether a vastly experienced team is preferable to one full of youthful exuberance and potential is one of sport’s eternal questions and most coaches aim for the promised land of blending the best of both.

When it comes to rugby, that ideal has developed a quantifiable measurement based on the teams who have won the World Cup, resulting in a Holy Grail of around 700 caps.

Mar 7, 2014

Raw England hope to tame red Lions of Wales

LONDON (Reuters) – An England team with one British and Irish Lion in their ranks take on a Welsh side containing 12 on Sunday with an interest in the Six Nations title, a Triple Crown, revenge for Cardiff and the chance to gain a World Cup edge all at stake.

England coach Stuart Lancaster named his expected team on Friday, with number eight Ben Morgan starting in place of the injured Billy Vunipola as the only change from the team who beat Ireland 13-10 two weeks ago.

Mar 7, 2014

Rugby-Raw England hope to tame red Lions of Wales

LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) – An England team with one British and Irish Lion in their ranks take on a Welsh side containing 12 on Sunday with an interest in the Six Nations title, a Triple Crown, revenge for Cardiff and the chance to gain a World Cup edge all at stake.

England coach Stuart Lancaster named his expected team on Friday, with number eight Ben Morgan starting in place of the injured Billy Vunipola as the only change from the team who beat Ireland 13-10 two weeks ago.

Mar 5, 2014

Six Nations remains the great leveller

LONDON (Reuters) – Southern hemisphere rugby fans might be underwhelmed by the standard of some Six Nations matches but they cannot help but envy the excitement, with this season’s championship turning into a real nail-biter.

Ireland, England, Wales and France are all on four points after winning two and losing one of their opening three games and the title is anyones going into the penultimate weekend.

Mar 5, 2014

Rugby-Six Nations remains the great leveller

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Southern hemisphere rugby fans might be underwhelmed by the standard of some Six Nations matches but they cannot help but envy the excitement, with this season’s championship turning into a real nail-biter.

Ireland, England, Wales and France are all on four points after winning two and losing one of their opening three games and the title is anyones going into the penultimate weekend.

Feb 23, 2014

Freestyle: Appeal against French medal sweep dismissed – CAS

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The three Frenchmen who swept the podium in the Winter Olympics freestyle ski cross event will keep their medals after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Sunday dismissed a protest by officials from Canada and Slovenia.

The Canadian and Slovenian Olympic Committees had requested the disqualification of Jean Frederic Chapuis, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol, alleging they wore illegal suits giving them an aerodynamic advantage in the final of the event on Thursday.

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      "I'm the head of UK sports reporting, based in London. I've been on the Reuters sports desk since 1997 and cover mainly football, rugby, athletics, golf, cycling and cricket."
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