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Mar 13, 2014

Tuilagi on the bench for unchanged England

LONDON (Reuters) – Manu Tuilagi is set for his first England action in a year after being named among the replacements in an otherwise unchanged squad for Saturday’s final Six Nations championship match against Italy in Rome (1230 GMT).

Tuilagi, 22, has played only 70 minutes for Leicester since suffering a badly torn pectoral muscle in September but comes in for Alex Goode and will cover the centre and wing positions.

Mar 13, 2014

Rugby-Tuilagi on the bench for unchanged England

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – Manu Tuilagi is set for his first England action in a year after being named among the replacements in an otherwise unchanged squad for Saturday’s final Six Nations championship match against Italy in Rome (1230 GMT).

Tuilagi, 22, has played only 70 minutes for Leicester since suffering a badly torn pectoral muscle in September but comes in for Alex Goode and will cover the centre and wing positions.

Mar 10, 2014

Six Nations on course for ‘Super Saturday’ finale

LONDON (Reuters) – In a scenario that will delight organisers, TV executives and armchair fans, the Six Nations championship is set to be decided in the final minutes of the final fixture of next weekend’s “Super Saturday” triple bill when France face Ireland in Paris.

After smashing Italy 46-7 on Saturday Ireland go into the game with three wins and a +81 points difference. Any sort of victory for Joe Schmidt’s team is almost certain to bring them their second title in 29 years and complete a fairytale farewell for Brian O’Driscoll, playing his 141st and last international.

Mar 10, 2014

Rugby-Six Nations on course for ‘Super Saturday’ finale

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – In a scenario that will delight organisers, TV executives and armchair fans, the Six Nations championship is set to be decided in the final minutes of the final fixture of next weekend’s “Super Saturday” triple bill when France face Ireland in Paris.

After smashing Italy 46-7 on Saturday Ireland go into the game with three wins and a +81 points difference. Any sort of victory for Joe Schmidt’s team is almost certain to bring them their second title in 29 years and complete a fairytale farewell for Brian O’Driscoll, playing his 141st and last international.

Mar 9, 2014

England savour sweet revenge for Cardiff mauling

LONDON (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

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.

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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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