Six Nations & World Cup
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 ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf is a men's golf tournament contested by teams of two representing their country. /5
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women looking to use Six Nations as stepping stone to World Cup
I couldn't care less who wins the Six Nations if it isn't going to be Wales. But I do care who we draw in the World Cup. Come on England!
Disappointment for Ireland in Six Nations but home World Cup offers shot at glory
"Howley eager to avoid World Cup 'Pool of Death'"
Johnny O'Connor: Six Nations slip can be World Cup blessing in disguise (via Independent.ie)
Eddie Jones readies England for 'World Cup final' and insists 'we won't lose'
Comment: The young gun or the old favourites? Schmidt's decision will tell us a lot about his 2019 World Cup vision…
Very difficult to understand this decision. . Crazy to pull players when Ireland lead the 6N in home World Cup year.
Six Nations beats NFL and World Cup to highest attended sports event
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Maro Itoje in the last couple of years has won the u20 World Cup, LV Cup, Six Nations Grand Slam and European cup. Not bad for a 21 yr old
Eddie Jones’s men began the Six Nations in eighth place in the rankings after last year’s disastrous World Cup campaign…
England's Mr Angry is still raging but Mike Brown will use World Cup pain to motivate him during Six Nations - Da...
Despite a poor Six Nations in 2015, they came back for the World Cup in 2015 !
England's World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward selects his Six Nations team of the tournament following the final round of fixtures
The Guardian The making of New England: from World Cup zeros to Six Nations heroes in five months The Guardian…
Six Nations champions with a game to go! Not bad considering the state of our World Cup.
Mark Bennett is back to face England hoping Scotland's last try scorer in World Cup is first in Six Nations
Five things Eddie Jones must do to fix England after World Cup shambles |
Scotland will be reunited with World Cup nemesis Craig Joubert in the Six Nations. The South African has been appointed touch judge for
World Cup blunder ref to take charge of England v Wales Six Nations clash.
Craig Joubert, who gave Australia a controversial penalty in their win v Scotland at World Cup, will referee England v W…
So the six nations in the New Year will effectively be the play off for 5th place in the Rugby World Cup.
State of the Six Nations-What the future holds after World Cup heartache
Fast improving Argentina dodged a bullet when the Six Nations rejected their proposal
Treating it like the Six Nations could be key to World Cup success – Jamie Heaslip
Won't pretend I know loads about rugby but the Six Nations and especially the World Cup get me excited to watch England!
Will a Six Nations team win the World Cup? . We go 4/9 for NO, and 13/8 YES.
There are only a few times I pay attention to Rugby. Six Nations, Lions tour, World Cup. Bring it on
I'm definitely not one of those only taking a passing interest in rugby cos the World Cup is on. I also do it when the Six Nations is on.
He's already out of the World Cup, now Leigh Halfpenny expects to miss the Six Nations.
News | IE : Ireland, the Six Nations champions and hot tips for a strong World Cup campaign next month, have taken…
Wales prop Rhodri Jones out of World Cup start - BBC Sport
Ireland won the Six Nations in O'Driscoll's last game so surely they'll win the World Cup for O'Connell's last game.
Paul O'Connell will retire from international rugby after 101 Ireland caps, 3 Six Nations & 3 Heineken Cups. Maybe a World Cup too?
Paul O'Connell to retire from international rugby after 101 caps for Ireland, 3 Six Nations, 3 Heineken Cups. A World Cup to bow out?!
Kickoff between Ghana, one of four African nations in this tournament, and Austria, one of six European nations in the U20 World Cup. -360
- Ireland tipped to follow up RBS 6 Nations glory with World Cup win
I like the World Cup but I don't really care for international football.Six Nations, The Ashes, Ryder Cup for me
Coffee at Leinster too? Robbie Deans believes World Cup is wide open, talks up Six Nations champs Ireland
I'm holding out as long as I can. Six Nations was a Celtic conspiracy. Roll on the World Cup...
Would like to see a weekly Rugby program during the World Cup. Enjoyed the Six Nations shows that you did.
hat has Six Nations taught us about Wales before World Cup? via . –.
Scots club success augurs well in World Cup year
REVEALED: Fans back Wales for World Cup semi-finals and say Halfpenny should play on wing
Six Nations survey results: You back Wales to get out of World Cup pool and want Leigh Halfpenny on the wing
Great weekends for our ladettes and guys rugby on winning the six nations more of the same come the World Cup ole ole
Six Nations record unacceptable but we can win World Cup, says England chief IRELAND ARE CURRENT WO…
Forget the Six Nations - Farrell could yet be a World Cup star for England, says h…
Six Nations 2015 Super Saturday: Wales should rue missed Grand Slam opportunity but they can challenge for World Cup
Winning Six Nations title is not enough for England in a World Cup year
Ireland gain revenge for their World Cup semi-final defeat by England with a narrow Womens Six Nations victory at Asbourne.
Demand for RBS Six Nations reaches new heights as fans count down to World Cup now on
Bowe: Ireland can lay down a marker for World Cup:.
The countdown starts: Six Nations 2015 - It's time for Wales to lay down a World Cup marker
Six Nations 2015: England players seek deal to stop mass exodus to France after World Cup
Mike Brown says England want to win the Six Nations before mounting a challenge for the World Cup: England ful...
I can't wait for the six nations then the World Cup
» Warren Gatland picks Six Nations squad with one eye firmly on World Cup: IT might j...
There's going to be so much decent rugby to watch this year with the six nations and Rugby World Cup, can't wait👌😍
Can't wait now for the six nations to begin in next few weeks.. Wales to win the Grand Slam this year to head into the World Cup in summer 🏉
One month to go until the RBS Six Nations, could this the platform for England to launch themselves into the World Cup on winning form?
Ireland to win Six Nations and England to win the World Cup pool of death: My ... - WalesOnline
6 Nations & World Cup ref takes charge in this Saturday:
Monster year looms for Rugby Union as World Cup comes home -
Jonathan Davies: Winning Six Nations would be great, but the World Cup is the ... - SkySports: SkySportsJonath...
England Rugby Union Team are becoming the nearly men of the International Circuit - Two years in a row we have just missed out on the Six Nations the last by points difference, we have lost to New Zealand and pushed them right to the edge on so many occassions. In order for us to shake that tag, Stuart Lancaster has to deliver three Test Victories in the Autumn Internationals, the Six Nations Title and at least get to the final of the World Cup especially as the tournament is on Home Soil.
Stuart Lancaster has been plotting his way towards next year’s home World Cup since the summer of 2012, but the great conundrum of English rugby – otherwise known as the red rose midfield – remains unsolved. The national coach has dropped both of his Six Nations centres, Billy Twelvetrees and Luther Burrell, for this weekend’s last hurrah against the All Blacks in Hamilton and if the fresh combination of Kyle Eastmond and Manu Tuilagi click together as readily as they did in Auckland a dozen days ago, it will inevitably lead to a major reassessment of the available options.
England coach Stuart Lancaster says his side are well placed to win the 2015 World Cup after their Six Nations campaign.
Well... I'm not really sure how to sum this weekend up? First off England.. What a team Stuart Lancaster has got! No six nations title but we got the Triple Crown and more than enough reasons to feel good about the World Cup. Had a brilliant night at Lakota with the infamous Joe Long and the little beauties Sam Robinson and Kay Joyner. But lastly the *** award" goes to the formula 1 this week. The screaming of a f1 car which has been imitated by every young boy in living memory is now a distant memory. Next year they might as well race a modified Prius!
Incredible climax to Six Nations, so close to England coming out on top. Well done Ireland. Feel really good about Stuart Lancaster's boys in World Cup
England rise to dramatic win over Wales to leave Six Nations open • England 29-18 Wales There is a slightly old-fashioned feel about a Triple Crown these days but England will hope this sunny Sunday afternoon is the prelude to an extremely bright future. Some victories retain a lingering significance and, with Wales in their Rugby World Cup pool next year, this could be one of them. Even if Stuart Lancaster's side fail to nick this year's Six Nations title, they will still have taken a massive stride forwards. Already they have managed what no English side has done since the World Cup winners of 2003 and beat the Welsh, the Irish and the Scots in the same season. But for a couple of wicked bounces of the ball in Paris last month they would be within one win of a Grand Slam with this weekend's trip to Italy to come. As it is, they now need to defeat the Italians and hope France do them a favour by beating Ireland later the same day. A convenient draw at the Stade de France would be even better. Either wa ...
Warren Gatland believes Wales win at Twickenham will hurt England in World Cup as well as Six Nations
Sam Burgess leaves Rugby League for Rugby Union. Bath sign England Rugby league forward England Rugby league forward Sam Burgess is to switch codes and move to Bath on a three-year contract. The Premiership club will pay Australian side South Sydney Rabbitohs about £270,000 (AUS$500,000 Australian dollars) for the 25-year-old. He will join at the end of the NRL season in October. "With 2015 being a Rugby World Cup, it was an opportunity I had to pursue," Burgess said. "I can't wait to get my head down and start learning the game." The forward played four times in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup as England were beaten by New Zealand in the semi-final. England Rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster met Burgess in Australia in August, and sees him playing at centre in the 15-man game. The 2015 Six Nations starts on 6 February, giving Burgess around three months to adapt for that tournament. The 2015 World Cup, which is being held in England, starts in September. Burgess said: "This has been a tough decisio ...
Mark Dodson, the chief executive of Scottish Rugby, is sticking by his ambition of World Cup glory in 2015. Dodson outlined a four-year plan in 2012 that involved winning both a Six Nations Grand Slam and the World Cup. "Of course it's the target or else we wouldn't have stated it in the first place," he told BBC Scotland. "We realise many have been saying it's an insane target, but we were making a call to people in Scotland to realise that they had to raise their sights." Erm, go for it Mark.
Stuart Lancaster has revealed he may rethink his Rugby World Cup squad after the Six Nations performances -
Lancaster defends subs policy 03 February 2014, 19:52 England coach Stuart Lancaster hit back at criticism of his substitute policy after Clive Woodward said it had caused the team's 26-24 defeat by France in their Six Nations opener in Paris on Saturday. Woodward, England's World Cup-winning boss in 2003, used his column in Monday's Daily Mail to attack Lancaster's use of replacements in the final quarter, particularly the departure of scrum-half Danny Care. "The substitutions coast England the game and that responsibility falls on the management not the players," Woodward wrote. "There were fundamental coaching errors, the players did not deserve it and it is time to wise up," the former England and British and Irish Lions centre added. But Lancaster insisted Monday the defeat was down to a wretched start that saw England fall 16-3 behind following two tries by France's Yoann Huget. "I don't think the replacements were the reason we lost the game. I was certainly pleased with the impact all the substitu ...
STOP PRESS - Six Nations Preview The Six Nations commences this weekend in Cardiff when Wales take on Italy, England travel to Paris to challenge Les Bleus and the weekend’s dramas finish at the Aviva Stadium with Ireland against a pioneering Scottish team! England: Stuart Lancaster has really steadied the ship since the 2011 World Cup, one of the things that he has done best is that he has been prepared to give players a go. This weekend he has done exactly that, Burrell and Nowell have been handed debuts as well as Jonny May receiving his second cap. My prediction – If England can beat France away, they are well on their way to winning a Six Nations! England have two home games: Wales and Ireland. The pain from last year – when they lost the Grand Slam - may just push them past Wales. Predicted finish: 1 France: After the terrible season that they had last year, no-one knows what to expect! Like England, France have given new players a chance: Jules Plisson, an uncapped fly half and Alexandr ...
So what it will be for Stuart Lancaster after his overhaul of England just two Six Nations before a World Cup? Brave? Or Stupid? Stay tuned
Stuart Lancaster says England's motivation is to win a trophy and a strong sense of identity is vital for Six Nations and World Cup success
England head coach Stuart Lancaster says he'll be trying out new players for Six Nations in order to build a team for the World Cup in 2015
Stuart Lancaster will entrust Chris Robshaw with the captaincy in the Six Nations but says the World Cup is too far away to choose a leader now
David Strettle, left out of England's Six Nations squad despite being the country's in-form winger, says he has given up trying to please the country's coaches. With England head coach Stuart Lancaster opting to blood youngsters Jonny May, Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell - replacing injured first-choice wingers Marland Yarde and Christian Wade - 30-year-old Strettle looks likely to miss out on next year's home World Cup.
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England must pick Danny Cipriani for the Six Nations if the unpredictable fly-half continues to show his improved form. That is the view of Cipriani’s Sale team-mate Mark Cueto, who won 55 England caps and played on the wing in the losing 2007 World Cup final team. Cipriani is back in the England reckoning after some impressive performances — and the continuing question marks over Stuart Lancaster’s back-line due to injuries and poor form.
Etzebeth up for IRB award Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is one of five players nominated for the 2013 IRB Player of the Year award. The other nominees are Wales and British & Irish Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny, Italy No 8 Sergio Parisse, All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read and All Blacks wing/centre Ben Smith. Read is the favourite to win the award. The nominees were selected by the independent IRB awards panel, chaired by Australia’s 1999 World Cup-winning captain John Eales. The panel, comprising Will Greenwood, Gavin Hastings, Raphael Ibanez, Francois Pienaar, Agustín Pichot, Scott Quinnell, Tana Umaga and Paul Wallace, has deliberated on every major Test played in 2013, starting with the opening Six Nations match and culminating with the November internationals. The panel will reconvene after the final Test of the year on 30 November, when the IRB Player of the Year will be selected and announced shortly afterwards. The IRB Coach and Team of the Year winners will also be announced. Previous IRB Player of ...
Priestland gets No 10 jersey Rhys Priestland will start at flyhalf ahead of James Hook for Wales' match against the Springboks on Saturday. Hook was named among the substitutes, with Dan Biggar falling out of the match-day squad altogether. Ospreys star wing, Eli Walker, will make his debut in place of Alex Cuthbert, who is out injured. The 21-year-old Walker will start on the left, as George North shifts to the right. Wales have nine players in their starting line-up who started against the Springboks in the 2011 World Cup pool match, the last time these teams met. Wales pushed the Boks all the way before losing 17-16. Ten of the team remain from that which started their last game against England in the Six Nations decider, which they won 30-3, and nine of them were in the starting line-up for the British & Irish Lions which hammered Australia 41-16 to clinch the series 2-1 in July this year. 'We always say we like to test ourselves against the best and Saturday is going to be just that with a huge game ...
'No reason we can't beat Boks' 2013-11-04 Cape Town - Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips says there's "no reason" why they can't go out and beat the Springboks in Cardiff on Saturday. The "Red Dragons" have improved markedly in recent years, winning two Grand Slams and three Six Nations titles since Warren Gatland took over as coach in 2008. However, their record against the three Southern Hemisphere powers - South Africa, New Zealand and Australia - remains dismal. They have suffered 22 defeats in 23 matches against the "Big Three" under Gatland with the sole victory coming against the Wallabies in 2008. Their overall record in Tests against South Africa is also poor, with the Boks holding a 24-1 winning record, with one match ending in a draw. However, Phillips is adamant that things will be different this time round, especially since they've come close to notching victories against the Boks in their last four outings. South Africa won 17-16 at the World Cup in New Zealand two years ago and in three Tests in ...
This is a Preview: New Zealand v France..! HEAD TO HEAD: Played: 51, New Zealand 38, France 12, Draw 1 LAST TIME: New Zealand beat France 8-7, World Cup final 2011 at Eden Park WALKING WOUNDED: The French left Morgan Parra and Francois Trinh-Duc in order to give them a break after five seasons. They have also undergone a radical change of personnel with many players who played in their Top 14 competition not arriving until this week and excluded from Test consideration as a result. New Zealand have lost first five-eighths Dan Carter to a cracked bone in his hand while veteran prop Tony Woodcock is also out with an abscess in his nose. Halfback Piri Weepu has been rested after last week's head knock. FORM: France suffered a miserable Six Nations, finishing last. They are in a significant rebuilding phase under coach Philippe Saint-Andreu and will be looking to make progress while on this tour of New Zealand. They are not helped by the lack of experience for the first Test especially. New Zealand, on the ot ...
Saint-Andre: France are underdogs Philippe Saint-Andre: Happy with underdogs tag France coach Philippe Saint-Andre reckons his team are underdogs going into Saturday's Six Nations clash with England - a tag he is happy with. Les Bleus, who famously overcame a dreadful group campaign to reach the 2011 World Cup final, travel to Twickenham having lost their opening two Five or Six Nations games for the first time since 1982. Wales' 16-6 success in Paris 12 days ago followed a 23-18 loss in Italy sixdays previously, meaning the wooden spoon has now become a distinct possibility for the pre-tournament favourites. But Saint-Andre reckons his players will relish the tag of outsiders. "The English will start favourites," he said. "We will have to show all our qualities of being French on Saturday - that means being brave, daring, unpredictable and to take the fight to them. "When we are able to do that, we are able to pose problems for any team in the world. "To be honest, it's always a good thing when we French ...
Six Nations: Ashton insists England bad boys have learnt lesson Ashton hit the headlines for the wrong reasons at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand when he was photographed in a bar hosting a dwarf-throwing event with fellow players Mike Tindall and Dylan Hartley. Those... ~SportsMan
Six Nations 2013 Prediction: Ireland vs England Posted on Feb 8, 2013 The 127th meeting between Ireland and England has already been touted as a possible championship decider after their respective opening wins and France’s surprise loss at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Ireland may benefit from home advantage, but this Six Nations Championship encounter remains incredibly difficult to call. Reasons to back Ireland Brian O’Driscoll Predictable yes, but the greatest Irish player to ever grace a rugby field has an outstanding record against England. Ireland have won each of their last seven meetings when BOD has been available. He missed the Twickenham demolition last season and a recent World Cup warm-up, but had starred in the corresponding Six Nations fixture two years ago. His return and man-of-the-match performance against Wales last weekend wowed the Rugby World, and he is certain to be in the thick of it yet again on Sunday. Battle-hardened Irish While England came through their opening game with r ...
Six Nations Rugby...should be renamed the Barbarians Cup with all Northern Hemisphere's teams top players actually coming from South of the equator!!! At this rate all future World Cup's will be held by Southern Hemisphere hands wearing various countries jerseys!!! What a joke!!! Getting as bad as the Premier League with English teams being made up of players from all over the world, and then at the World Cup they want to know why they aren't competitive and get given a smack?!? How many Olympic Medals were won for The United Kingdom by people born and trained elsewhere?? England are loosing out because they are not nurturing their young up and coming players through proper training etc because those positions are not being made available to them, not fair on the future stars of sport!!! You see no Northern Hemisphere players in the Southern Hemisphere Super 14 rugby or Tri Nations let alone any national squad!!! Don't even get me started on the cricket!!!
RWC 2015 Focus - Pool A profile Jonny Wilkinson had the final say as England beat Australia to win RWC 2003 The Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw last month threw up some mouthwatering matches, so we start by looking at Pool A, which features Australia, hosts England, Wales and the Oceania 1 qualifier and Repechage winner. By Jon Newcombe In each of the last two Rugby World Cups the finalists have come from the same pool: England v South Africa (2007) and New Zealand v France (2011). It is not beyond imagination that the same scenario will happen again in Rugby World Cup 2015 after host nation England were paired with two fellow top 10 sides in Australia and Wales. Throw in Fiji, as the likely Oceania 1 qualifier, and Pool A promises to be the ultimate ‘Pool of Death’. No match in the history of the Six Nations is as eagerly anticipated on both sides of the border than England v Wales, let alone on a World Cup stage. While the two countries do battle on an annual basis in the northern hemisphe ...
DEIGHTON & BEAUMONT JOIN 2015WORLD CUP BOARD London Olympics chief executive Paul Deighton has been appointed to the board of England Rugby 2015. England’s 2015 World Cup organising committee today announced Deighton and former England captain Bill Beaumont as its latest board member additions. It means that Deighton will link up again with former LOCOG director of sport Debbie Jevans, now England Rugby 2015′s chief executive. Deighton’s Olympics role included leading LOCOG’s day-to-day operations and having responsibility for a £2billion budget from the private sector. “Everyone recognises that the London Olympics and Paralympics have set a high benchmark for international sports events that follow,” Deighton said. “I want to bring the knowledge and experience gleaned from my time with LOCOG to help ensure that the organisation, delivery and feelgood factor of the Rugby World Cup in 2015 is right up there with London 2012.” Beaumont, the current Rugby Football Union and Six Nations chair ...
Vamos Pumas ! Incredible & utterly deserving . Argentina`s Pumas have humbled Wales 26-12, at Millennium Stadium - & Wales are the reigning Six Nations Rugby champions. The Pumas dominated territory & possession showing far more ambition & flair as they scored the only two tries of the match after putting Wales under increasingly more & more pressure, coming from 12-6 down with less than half an hour to go. Wales (said to be the underachieving ´village *** of world rugby) were limited to 4 penalty goals, paying the price for aimless kicking & poor choices in what amounted to an inept attack in the face of a Pumas defense sharpened by their inaugural Rugby Championship campaign. Rugby fans take note - the more Rugby Championship encounters these Pumas are exposed to against the All Blacks, Springboks & the Wallabies the tougher & better they will aspire to. Big performance at the 2015 World Cup looms large. VAMOS PUMAS!
Since the 2007 World Cup the Six Nations teams have lost 31 of the 38 home games they have played against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
After Saturday: the Tri-Nations, World Cup, Heineken Cup, Six Nations and Super Rugby titles will be held by New Zealand coaches
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