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Ireland players look dejected after the Six Nations clash with France on February 14, 2021
Five talking points ahead of the next round of Six Nations matches
Wales chasing Triple Crown glory against England, coronavirus-hit France host Scotland and winless pair Italy and Ireland meet in Rome.
Feb 22, 12:50
Owen Farrell lifts the trophy as England overcome France to win the Autumn Nations Cup on December 6, 2020
Five things we learned from the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup
The competition replaced traditional visits from the southern hemisphere super-powers because of Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Dec 7, 14:34
England's George Ford pictured on February 20, 2020
George Ford urges England to pay France the "utmost respect"
Les Blues are missing the entire starting XV that sent Eddie Jones' men spinning to their only defeat of the year.
Dec 3, 22:11
England's Ben Youngs pictured in October 2020
Ben Youngs: 'Shaun Edwards presence makes France tough opposition'
England created the stage to avenge their only defeat of the year after dispatching Wales 24-13 at Parc y Scarlets.
Nov 29, 13:21
French rugby union player Serge Betsen looks on during the French Top 14 Semi Final match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and RC Toulon at the Stade de Toulouse on June 3, 2012
Serge Betsen tips France for 2023 World Cup glory
He has hailed head coach Fabien Galthie and assistant Shaun Edwards for restoring French flair and fearsome defence.
Nov 9, 13:15
Pele wheels away in celebration after scoring in the 1970 World Cup final against Italy
The 10 greatest sports teams of all time
New Zealand's World Cup winners head the list of memorable squads.
Apr 18, 15:23
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
The top 10 greatest British rugby league players of all time
Shaun Edwards is the most successful British player with 37 winners' medals.
Apr 5, 12:18
Sean Maitland goes over for Scotland on March 8, 2020
Result: Scotland claim stunning win to end France's Grand Slam hopes
Sean Maitland crossed either side of half-time and Stuart McInally sealed a precious victory.
Mar 8, 17:59
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in January 2020
Round three of the Six Nations: Five things we learned
England have rediscovered the type of form that crushed Australia and New Zealand last autumn.
Feb 24, 15:35
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Shaun Edwards: 'We need to give the French public a good France team'
A first Six Nations title and clean sweep since 2010 is in sight for Les Bleus.
Feb 23, 13:18
Anthony Bouthier scores for France on February 22, 2020
Result: France beat Wales in Cardiff to boost Grand Slam hopes
Former Wales defence coach Edwards watched France claim a deserved win.
Feb 22, 19:52
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Wales lock Jake Ball hoping "hostile" atmosphere will faze France
Wales are looking to extend their Six Nations winning run on home soil.
Feb 19, 22:14
Leigh Halfpenny converts for Wales on November 30, 2019
Leigh Halfpenny confident Wales can still win Six Nations
The 2019 champions suffered a 24-14 defeat in Dublin last weekend.
Feb 15, 22:57
Gareth Davies in action for Wales on November 3, 2018
Gareth Davies out to use Shaun Edwards advice against him on Cardiff return
The former rugby league great spent 12 years as Wales defence coach before leaving in November.
Feb 13, 22:43
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Shaun Edwards unveiled as France's new defence coach
The former Wales coach will be part of Fabien Galthie's backroom team.
Nov 13, 18:44
Robin McBryde pictured in March 2013
Robin McBryde confident Wales success will continue
Wales coaching trio will leave their posts after World Cup campaign ends.
Oct 29, 09:10
South Africa's Cheslin Kolbe celebrates scoring their first try against Italy on October 4, 2019
Cheslin Kolbe ruled out for South Africa against Wales
The Springboks wing has lit up the World Cup with his skill.
Oct 24, 09:28
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Shaun Edwards compares Cheslin Kolbe to Jason Robinson
Wales' defence coach has compared the Springbok winger to his former Wigan team-mate Jason Robinson.
Oct 22, 11:05
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Shaun Edwards looking to tighten Wales defence
The side are looking to improve against possession.
Oct 12, 08:22
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Shaun Edwards: 'Wales will be unbelievably disappointed not to make semi-finals'
Wales are in control of their World Cup building towards remaining pool games against Fiji and Uruguay.
Oct 4, 08:39
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Shaun Edwards: 'Wales ready for pivotal Australia showdown'
The Pool D clash is set to decide which team will top the group.
Sep 28, 08:41
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Shaun Edwards: 'Experience will be key for Wales'
Wales look to make a strong start to their World Cup campaign when they tackle Georgia.
Sep 22, 11:33
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
England and France alerted as Edwards announces he will leave Wales in autumn
Edwards has rejected the offer of a new deal from the Welsh Rugby Union.
May 2, 11:53
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Shaun Edwards to step down as Wales defence coach after World Cup
Edwards' 11-year stay with the Grand Slam champions will come to an end after this autumn's World Cup.
May 2, 10:39
Wales head coach Warren Gatland celebrates after seeing his side win the Six Nations Grand Slam on March 16, 2019
Wales head coach Warren Gatland "sick" of continued Shaun Edwards speculation
Defence specialist Edwards has been offered a Welsh Rugby Union contract, but has also found himself linked with other jobs.
Apr 30, 22:16
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Shaun Edwards to take time to decide Wigan Warriors future
The 52-year-old has a verbal agreement to become Wigan's head coach.
Mar 22, 20:08
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Adrian Lam happy to wait for Shaun Edwards decision at Wigan Warriors
Adrian Lam content to play waiting game over role at Wigan
Mar 19, 18:10
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Wigan want clarification from Edwards following comments about his future
The Wales defence coach has agreed to take over as Warriors boss but revealed this weekend that he has yet to sign a contract with his former club.
Mar 18, 11:56
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Wales coach Shaun Edwards may not be taking up Wigan job in 2020
The Wales coach had agreed a deal to join Super League side Wigan, but has not yet signed a contract.
Mar 17, 12:11
Shaun Edwards in a typically cheery mood in February 2015
Edwards warns Six Nations rivals that Wales still have more levels to reach
Wales have only suffered one Six Nations defeat at Murrayfield since 2007.
Mar 4, 16:16
Wales backs coach Rob Howley pictured in November 2017
Wales assistant Howley hails loyalty of head coach Gatland
Howley hopes he and Gatland can bow out on a high after the Six Nations and World Cup are over.
Feb 13, 22:00
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George North warned about form by defence coach Shaun Edwards
Shaun Edwards believes that George North's previous reputation is enough to keep him in the Wales side, despite facing criticism for his display against Scotland.
Mar 6, 18:46
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Shaun Edwards: 'Wales won't rest players against Fiji'
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards does not expect the team to be resting many players for their Rugby World Cup match against Fiji.
Sep 28, 14:56
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Shaun Edwards: 'England win means a lot to Wales'
Shaun Edwards claims that everyone in Wales, except the players, are thoroughly celebrating their victory over England.
Sep 27, 14:29
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Stuart Barnes: 'Stuart Lancaster making wrong call for Wales clash'
Former England player Stuart Barnes believes that coach Stuart Lancaster will make the "wrong call" if he picks Owen Farrell over George Ford at fly-half against Wales.
Sep 23, 13:30
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Wales coach Shaun Edwards: 'Bring on England'
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards throws the gauntlet down to England, calling on Saturday's Rugby World Cup opponents to "bring it on".
Sep 21, 22:31
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Shaun Edwards defends Wales squad selection for Rugby World Cup
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards backs Warren Gatland's decision to name two hookers in his squad for the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 4, 15:33
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Wales coach Shaun Edwards sends out Ireland warning
Shaun Edwards insists that Wales will be "a lot more competitive" when they take on Ireland in Dublin later this month, compared to Saturday's showing.
Aug 9, 15:08
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Robin McBryde: Wales face daunting test against "formidable" Ireland
Robin McBryde admits that Wales will face a tough task in overcoming an in-form Ireland side at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Mar 13, 13:30
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Shaun Edwards: 'All focus on Twickenham defeat'
Wales assistant Shaun Edwards admits that his side will "always be judged" on how they perform in major competitions such as the Six Nations, rather than friendlies.
Feb 5, 15:08

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Thursday's key events

· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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