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Carraro partners Barkley at centre as Bath bid to get over the derby blues
Nathan Catt and Anthony Perenise scrum down either side of Lee Mears in the front row, and Ben Skirving, Francois Louw and Simon Taylor complete the pack. There is also a return to the matchday squad for the first time since September for Carl Fearns, …
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RBW Sevens 2012-keep on ruckin'!

Posted by: on: February 24, 2012

RBW Sevens 2012-keep on ruckin'!
Über 30 Damen- und Herrenteams aus ganz Europa werden Pfingsten wieder zu einem Wochenende der ganz besonderen (Rugby-)Art machen. Auf die teilnehmenden Mannschaften warten auf dem Eberwin-Sportgelände in Neckarsulm bei Heilbronn drei Tage Rugby, …
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Six Nations: England will WM-Revanche
Zunächst unter dem Titel Home Nations, mit den Mannschaften England, Schottland, Wales und Irland. Aus den Home Nations wurden die Five Nations, als Frankreich dazustieß. Zu den Six Nations wurde das Turnier erst im Jahr 2000, als Italien das Feld …
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Latest Chris Ashton News

Posted by: on: February 21, 2012

Chris Ashton aims to rediscover scoring touch for England
But wonder wing Chris Ashton has been starved of possession in England's first two Six Nations victories against Italy and Scotland. Stuart Lancaster's side might have battled to victories on the road to Edinburgh and Rome in arctic conditions.
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6 Nations: Injury blow for Sharples
Sharples has yet to feature in this season's competition, with Chris Ashton and David Strettle preferred on the flanks for the wins over Scotland and Italy. And a dead leg means Sharples will not have a chance to press him claims for inclusion for the …
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Latest Lee Mears News

Posted by: on: February 20, 2012

RUGBY: Hooper back for derby clash
Nathan Catt comes into the starting loosehead prop shirt, scrumming down alongside Lee Mears and Anthony Perenise. Hooper returns to the second row, in place of Dave Attwood who has not fully recovered from a groin strain picked up last weekend.
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Exeter Chiefs vs Bath LV Cup preview
Bath have named Lee Mears to make his first start since returning from injury, as he joins David Flatman and Anthony Perenise in the front row. Dave Attwood and Ben Skirving form a new second row partnership, and in the back row Francois Louw shifts to …
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Austin Healey: Stuart Lancaster is doing well but Martin Johnson should never
By Emily Fox for express.co.uk FORMER England rugby star Austin Healey has said that despite Stuart Lancaster doing well at the helm, Martin Johnson should have never left his position as England manager. The former England winger said had done well so …
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Cockerill happy he is not Stuart Lancaster
Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill says that he is glad he does not have to deal with the selection dilemma that England coach Stuart Lancaster faces. Lancaster faces some tough decisions this week after England fly half and England …
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Six Nations Viewing mit dem Hamburger Rugby-Club

Posted by: on: February 19, 2012

Six Nations Viewing mit dem Hamburger Rugby-Club
Und um 21 Uhr erfolgt der Anpfiff zu der Partie Frankreich – Irland. Die Spiele werden live über den Stream der BBC auf einer Großbildleinwand gezeigt. Als Speisen bietet Betreiber und HRC-Mitglied Steffen Mohr seine „Finest Cuts“, leckere Burger mit …
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RBW Sevens 2012 – keep on ruckin'
3 Tage Rugby, Party und Spaß warten vom 25. bis 27. Mai in Neckarsulm auf die Teilnehmer der RBW Sevens 2012. Vom 25. Bis 27. Mai 2012 ist es wieder so weit. Über 30 Damen- und Herrenteams aus ganz Europa werden Pfingsten zu einem Wochenende der ganz …
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6 Nations: Zusammenfassung der 1. Runde
Ein wahrer Rugby-Krimi war das Keltenduell zwischen Irland und Wales. Die Begegnung hatte alles was zu einem guten Rugby-Match dazugehört: Packende Angriffszenen, tolle Aufholjagden und kontroverse Schiedsrichterentscheidungen.
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Millwall v Bolton Wanderers: match preview

Posted by: on: February 17, 2012

Millwall v Bolton Wanderers: match preview
Out: Alonso (foot), Davis, K Davies, Gardner, Holden (all knee), Lee (broken leg), Mears (leg) Riley (groin), Sordell (cup-tied). Millwall manager Kenny Jackett has no new injury concerns ahead of the visit of Premier League Bolton.
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Six Nations: England coach Stuart Lancaster ponders changes
England players released for club duty: Mike Brown, Joe Marler, Jordan Turner-Hall (all Harlequins), Calum Clark, Paul Doran Jones, Courtney Lawes (all Northampton), Toby Flood, Manu Tuilagi, Thomas Waldrom (all Leicester), Lee Mears (Bath), …
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Bath v Newcastle Falcons Premiership Preview
Lee Mears once more starts at hooker, with David Flatman and Anthony Perenise either side of him in the front row. Tom Heathcote comes in at fly-half, partnering Michael Claassens, who also returns to the starting line-up.
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Lancaster trims his squad
Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson and Bath hooker Lee Mears were among eight players released for club duty this weekend, along with Northampton flanker Calum Clark. Lancaster will now choose between Northampton's Phil Dowson and Scarlets rookie Ben Morgan …
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Andy Robinson: Scotland players must retain belief

Posted by: on: February 17, 2012

Andy Robinson: Scotland players must retain belief
Scotland head coach Andy Robinson wants his players to keep the faith despite defeats in their two opening Six Nations matches. Wales punished ill-discipline in the Scottish ranks to gain a 27-13 victory in Cardiff on Sunday to pile the pressure on …
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Andy Robinson admits U-turn over Dan Parks' Scotland retirement plan
Scotland's head coach, Andy Robinson, has confessed that he had persuaded Dan Parks not to retire, only to reverse his decision after the fly-half's performance against England in the Calcutta Cup match. Robinson said that Parks, who is 33, …
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Andy Robinson: Composure is the key
Andy Robinson has underlined the need for Scotland to keep their composure in Sunday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales. Scotland's attacking profligacy cost them dear during an error-strewn Calcutta Cup loss to England at Murrayfield last weekend, …
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Latest Irland Rugby News

Posted by: on: February 15, 2012

Six Nations: Zusammenfassung der 2. Runde
Runde des Sechs-Nationen-Turniers 2012 nach dem Ausfall der Partie zwischen Frankreich und Irland formell noch nicht abgeschlossen, inzwischen wurde immerhin ein neuer Termin gefunden. Der erste witterungsbedingte Spielausfall im Six Nations seit 1985 …
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Sechs aus vier und ein Ei
Dafür allerdings müsste endlich jener eklatante Mangel überwunden werden, der das schottische Rugby seit langem heimsucht: die Unfähigkeit, Spielzüge zu einem Ende zu bringen – also Versuche zu legen. Irland geht mit viel Rückenwind an den Start.
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6 Nations: Iren hoffen in Frankreich auf Leistungssteigerung
Seit 1972 hat Irland nur ein einziges Mal auf französischem Boden gewinnen können und auch von den letzten 12 Begegnungen ging nur eines an das Kleeblatt-Team. Doch am kommenden Samstag soll dieser Fluch in Paris beendet werden, mithelfen soll dabei …
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Nick Easter: Chris Robshaw should be made England's permanent captain
Nick Easter has called for Harlequins team-mate Chris Robshaw to be installed as England's permanent captain if he leads them to victory in Italy this weekend. Red Rose interim coach Stuart Lancaster made Robshaw his temporary skipper for the 13-6 …
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Tom Wood's toe injury blow puts Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw in frame to
One man's misfortune, is another's opportunity, and into that category comes Chris Robshaw. The Harlequins captain and back-row forward now heads the ranks to lead England into the Six Nations, with hooker Dylan Hartley an outside possibility.
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Six Nations: Delon Armitage arrest overshadows Chris Robshaw's big day
"It takes the gloss of the good work we did last week and of the announcement of Chris (below) as captain. "It's not a reflection of where we want to be as a group. It's not a reflection of the culture we're trying to create.
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