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Hook the hero as Gloucester down Bath

James Hook kicked five penalties as Gloucester beat Bath 15-11 to move up to fifth in the Premiership.
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Jackson kicks Ulster to dramatic late win

Ulster went top of Pro12 on Friday as Paddy Jackson's late penalty secured a 17-15 win over Newport Gwent Dragons.
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Moody encouraged by Jones' England selection

Lewis Moody says Eddie Jones' first England selection should provide plenty of encouragement ahead of the Six Nations.
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Heaslip: Ireland ready for Six Nations opener with Wales

Jamie Heaslip is confident Ireland are prepared for the threat posed by Wales in their opening Six Nations clash.
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Noves hoping bold selection pays off in France bow

France will be expected to hit the ground running under Guy Noves when they lock horns with Italy at Stade de France.
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Stander handed Ireland debut

Ireland have handed CJ Stander his first start for the opening of their Six Nations defence against Wales.
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Cueto: World Cup heartache can fire England to Six Nations glory

The pain of England's early Rugby World Cup exit could inspire them to Six Nations success, according to former winger Mark Cueto.
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Cotter warns Jones to expect Murrayfield cauldron

Scotland will attempt to beat England for the first time in eight years on Saturday and Vern Cotter expects an electric atmosphere.
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Rebels land Japan back Matsushima

Utility back Kotaro Matsushima is determined to make an impact in Super Rugby with the Rebels.
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Hartley: Critics want me to fail

England skipper Dylan Hartley said he has never prepared so well for a game as he has ahead of the Calcutta Cup clash.
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Six Nations 2016: England and France start new eras, Ireland out to make history

The 2016 Six Nations appears to be wide open, with champions Ireland out to make history and two nations starting new eras.
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Jones defends lack of new England faces

Maro Itoje, Elliot Daly and other young stars will get a chance for England when the time is right, says head coach Eddie Jones.
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Banned England wing Ashton protests innocence

After seeing his Six Nations hopes dashed by a 10-week ban, England's Chris Ashton is adamant he did nothing wrong.
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Barclay and Bennett named in Scotland side

Vern Cotter has named flanker John Barclay and centre Mark Bennett in the Scotland team for the Calcutta Cup clash this weekend.
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Four debutants in new-look Italy XV to face France

David Odiete, Mattia Bellini, Andrea Lovotti and Ornel Gega will make their first starts for Italy in the Six Nations clash with France.
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Ashton fails with 10-week ban appeal

Chris Ashton will play no part in the Six Nations after his appeal was rejected on Thursday.
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Vakatawa among four France debutants to face Italy

Sevens wing Virimi Vakatawa will make his France debut against Italy, while Sebastien Bezy, Jonathan Danty and Paul Jedrasiak also start.
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Care and Marler earn England starts, Robshaw named at six

Eddie Jones' first England XV features a positional change for Chris Robshaw and starting places for Danny Care and Joe Marler.
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Gatland has discussed Jenkins' 'exit strategy'

Gethin Jenkins, Wales' most-capped player, was surprisingly left out of the side to face Ireland in the Six Nations.
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Ashton hearing adjourned until Thursday

Chris Ashton will soon find out if he has any chance of playing in the Six Nations.
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