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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.

Feb 23, 2014

Olympics-Freestyle-Appeal against French medal sweep dismissed – CAS

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 23 (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 form 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.

Feb 22, 2014

CAS to rule on suits of French ski cross medalists

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was meeting on Saturday night to decide whether three French skiers who swept the podium in the men’s ski cross finals at the Winter Olympics wore illegal suits.

Jean Frederic Chapuis, who formerly competed in Alpine skiing for Switzerland, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol swept the medals in Thursday’s final but Canadian and Slovenian officials protested to the International Ski Federation (FIS), claiming they changed their suits to gain an illegal aerodynamic effect.

Feb 22, 2014

Olympics-Freestyle-CAS to rule on suits of French ski cross medallists

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 22 (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was meeting on Saturday night to decide whether three French skiers who swept the podium in the men’s ski cross finals at the Winter Olympics wore illegal suits.

Jean Frederic Chapuis, who formerly competed in Alpine skiing for Switzerland, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol swept the medals in Thursday’s final but Canadian and Slovenian officials protested to the International Ski Federation (FIS), claiming they changed their suits to gain an illegal aerodynamic effect.

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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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