Six Nations & Aviva Premiership
The Six Nations Championship (referred to as RBS 6 Nations as it's sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland) is an annual international Rugby Union competition involving six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The English Premiership, also currently known as the Aviva Premiership because of the league's sponsorship by Aviva, is a professional league competition for Rugby Union football clubs in the top division of the English rugby system. /5
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Danny Cipriani heads back to Sale as Six Nations internationals return
Premiership preview: Danny Cipriani heads back to in-form Sale while Six Nations internationals . -
For any suffers of Six Nations Withdrawal Syndrome, get your fix of live rugby tonight at the Cask: Action from the Aviva Premiership: Sale Sharks vs Saracens from 7pm First round of the 2014 Super League season: Hull FC vs Catalan Dragons 7.30pm
SHOULD KIDS BE WATCHING MORE RUGBY ON TV? Remember when televised rugby was restricted to highlights of two British club games on a Sunday afternoon? Nowadays, with subscription TV, you can sometimes watch a dozen live matches over the course of a weekend. The Five/Six Nations has long been available but you now have the Heineken Cup, Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect Pro12, French Top 14, Super Rugby, Rugby Championship and HSBC Sevens World Series. But how much viewing is healthy for rugby-playing youngsters? Do they benefit from watching the pros or should they be getting outside and learning for themselves? What do you think? Join the debate and leave your comments below…
There's huge amount of sport on BFBS this weekend - Aviva rugby, English Premier League, Scottish FA Cup, Six Nations and the Winter Olympics! Here's Saturdays action: 0800 - Winter Olympics - BBC2 Hazel Irvine introduces the action on day one of the Winter Olympics. Great Britain has high hopes of achieving its highest-ever medal haul in Sochi, and has a real prospect of opening that account in the first event of these Games through Billy Morgan and Jamie Nicholl, who compete in the men's snowboard slopestyle. 1245 - Scottish FA Cup - 5th Rd: Celtic v Aberdeen - Sky Sports 2 1400 - Rugby Six Nations: Ireland v Wales (KO 1430) - BBC1 1500 - Barclays Premiership: Chelsea v Newcastle United - BFBS Sport 1900 - Aviva Premiership: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints - BFBS Sport
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Stoop to conquer While you've all been getting your breath back after a fantastic fortnight of Six Nations action, I've been on the hunt for the best bets ahead of this weekend's Aviva Premiership fixtures. The big match on Saturday sees the top two in the table going head-to-head as Harlequins welcome Leicester Tigers to the Twickenham Stoop. Second-placed Quins start the game as marginal favourites due to home advantage, however I fancy Leicester to nick this one and increase their lead at the top. The Tigers welcome back England trio Toby Flood, Manu Tuilagi and Thomas Waldrom, while four players; Tom and Ben Youngs, Geoff Parling and Dan Cole remain in the England camp. The stats, however, are hugely in... ~puffin
Coming up: Stuart Barnes and Dewi Morris in the studio talking Six Nations and previewing the weekend's Aviva Premiership action.
Best of the festive fortnight: Usual suspects gather at the Premiership summit As much as professional sportsmen moan about being deprived of a rest over the Christmas period, we all know that the two weeks at the end of December and into January are pivotal in how any season shapes up. This time around was no different. Here is a round-up of what went on. Harlequins shun style for substance as Leicester and Saracens roll up their sleeves Conor O’Shea’s men have made a name for themselves as prime entertainers over the past two campaigns, never afraid to attack wider channels or push ambitious passes. However, while those attributes were conspicuous by their absence during two rather mechanical fixtures, twin wins to finish 2012 were evidence of an evolving team. Indebted to Nick Evans’ boot for beating Northampton 18-9 at Franklin’s Gardens and an immense forward effort for warding off London Irish at Twickenham, Harlequins now occupy the Aviva Premiership top spot. And it is looking ominous for ...
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