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Davies stars in Ospreys win

Sam Davies contributed 16 points and Rhys Webb made his long-awaited return from injury as Ospreys reignited their top-four hopes
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Brunel rues injuries after Italy slump to another England loss

Italy coach Jacques Brunel cited four injuries and a lack of experience as the reasons behind his team's 40-9 Six Nations loss to England.
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Saracens stunned by eight-try Wasps

Nathan Hughes, Dan Robson and Charles Piutau grabbed a brace of tries each as Wasps condemned leaders Saracens to a shock home defeat.
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Toulon miss out on top spot

Baptiste Serin's late penalty secured a surprise victory for Bordeaux-Begles over Toulon, who lost two of their key men to yellow cards.
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Joseph hails defensive display as England crush Italy

Hat-trick hero Jonathan Joseph hailed England's defensive display against Italy in the Six Nations as they made it two wins from two.
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Joseph hat-trick seals comfortable England win

England ran in four second-half tries to maintain their unbeaten start to the Six Nations with a 40-9 victory over Italy in Rome.
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Scots just going to keep working - Cotter

Scotland produced an improved display against Wales on Saturday, but another defeat provided pain for head coach Vern Cotter.
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Warburton happy to see brave call rewarded

Wales turned down a kick that could have brought them level against Scotland and were rewarded with a try that set up victory.
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Noves: France on the right track

France coach Guy Noves praised his side's battling qualities as they came from behind to beat Ireland 10-9 in the Six Nations.
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Wales come on strong to inflict further misery on Scotland

Scotland threatened to claim a first victory in Cardiff for 14 years, but ultimately suffered another defeat as Wales finished strongly.
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Schmidt critical of refereeing after Ireland defeat

Yoann Maestri's late shoulder charge on Johnny Sexton went unpunished in one of a number of officiating decisions to frustrate Joe Schmidt.
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Chiefs fail to bounce back, Hook on song for Gloucester

Sale Sharks prevented Exeter Chiefs from getting back to winning ways in the Premiership, while Gloucester eased past Harlequins.
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France scrap for victory as Ireland's injury woes mount

Jonathan Sexton was among a fresh batch of injury concerns as Six Nations champions Ireland fell to defeat in France on Saturday.
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Treviso finally claim first win

After a painful run of 19 successive defeats in the 2015-16 season, Benetton Treviso claimed a maiden win against Cardiff Blues.
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Jones: Leave no Italian player standing

England have been urged to be "absolutely brutal up front" against Italy in the Six Nations by head coach Eddie Jones.
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Hartley confident as England travel to Italy

Dylan Hartley is confident England can maintain their 100 per cent record against Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday.
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Pocock uncertainty no distraction for Brumbies - Moore

David Pocock's immediate future remains shrouded in doubt, but Brumbies captain Stephen Moore is sure his team-mate remains focused.
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Ulster return to Pro12 summit, Leinster run riot against Zebre

There were hard-fought victories for Ulster and Scarlets in the Pro12 on Friday, while Zebre suffered a thrashing at the hands of Leinster.
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Powell, Hammersley help Newcastle neutralise toothless Tigers

Simon Hammersley and Adam Powell scored tries as Newcastle Falcons upset Leicester Tigers in the Premiership on Friday.
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Best eager for improvement against France

Ireland need to start at a higher tempo when they meet France in the Six Nations on Saturday, says captain Rory Best.
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