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Team News: Two changes apiece for Wales, England ahead of Six Nations showdown
Eddie Jones makes two changes to his England side from the win over France, while Wales stand-in coach Rob Howley also makes two alterations to the side that faced Italy.
Feb 9, 13:21
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Team News: Dan Biggar fit to face Scotland
Dan Biggar shakes off an ankle complaint to start for Wales against Scotland in the Six Nations.
Feb 11, 11:22
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Team News: New Zealand make 10 changes for Georgia game
Waisake Naholo is handed his World Cup debut as New Zealand make 10 changes for Friday's Pool C meeting with Georgia.
Sep 30, 13:10
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Scotland coach Vern Cotter promotes bench to starting lineup, four new faces
Scotland's Vern Cotter makes 10 changes to the team that beat Japan, with the entire bench being promoted to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against USA.
Sep 25, 10:46
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Dan Lydiate, Tomas Francis named in Wales team to face England
Wales coach Warren Gatland makes several changes to his side for the World Cup Pool A match against England.
Sep 24, 11:24
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Heyneke Meyer makes eight South Africa changes for Samoa showdown
Heyneke Meyer rings the changes for South Africa's second Pool B fixture against Samoa after they were humbled by Japan in their Rugby World Cup opener.
Sep 23, 10:21
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Jean de Villiers returns to South Africa side for Japan game
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers returns to the side for Saturday's World Cup opener with Japan.
Sep 16, 17:54
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Ben Volavola starts at fly-half for Fiji
John McKee hands Ben Volavola the starting spot at fly-half for Fiji's World Cup opener against England.
Sep 16, 14:10
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Jamie Heaslip returns for Ireland in only change for Wales clash
Jamie Heaslip replaces Jordi Murphy at number eight in Ireland's only change to their starting lineup for this weekend's meeting with Wales.
Mar 12, 14:24
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Scotland ring the changes for England trip
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter makes five changes to his side for this weekend's Six Nations meeting with England at Twickenham.
Mar 12, 12:33
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France make eight changes for Six Nations clash against Italy
France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre makes eight changes for Sunday's Six Nations match against Italy.
Mar 12, 11:30
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Team News: Ireland replace Jamie Heaslip with Jordi Murphy for England Six Nations clash
Ireland make one change as Jordi Murphy comes in for the injured Jamie Heaslip for Sunday's Six Nations clash against England in Dublin.
Feb 27, 15:33
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Team News: Alex Goode, Jack Nowell to start in England's Six Nations clash against Ireland
Alex Goode and Jack Nowell will start for England in their Six Nations clash against Ireland on Sunday.
Feb 27, 09:51
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Team News: Peter Horne replaces suspended Finn Russell for Scotland
Scotland make four changes to their starting XV for this weekend's Six Nations encounter against Italy at Murrayfield.
Feb 26, 14:15
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Team News: France drop Mathieu Bastareaud to bench for Six Nations clash against Wales
Mathieu Bastareaud drops to the bench for France's Six Nations clash against Wales and is one of five changes to the team.
Feb 25, 12:13
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Team News: Jack Nowell retained in England squad, Jonny May dropped
Jonny May is released back to his club side as England head coach Stuart Lancaster opts to give Exeter Chiefs wing Jack Nowell a chance to shine.
Feb 24, 19:34
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Team News: Johnny Sexton returns to Ireland fold in one of two changes for France clash
Johnny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip will start Ireland's Six Nations encounter against France at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this weekend.
Feb 12, 14:46
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Italy make six changes for Six Nations clash against England
Italy make six changes for Saturday's Six Nations encounter against England at Twickenham.
Feb 11, 14:37
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Ian Keatley gets Ireland nod
Munster fly-half Ian Keatley is selected by coach Joe Schmidt to start in Ireland's Six Nations opener against Italy.
Feb 5, 12:51
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Team News: Mark Bennett returns for Scotland's Six Nations opener against France
Mark Bennett returns to the starting lineup for Scotland's opening Six Nations clash against France on Saturday.
Feb 5, 11:44
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Rory Kockott to make first France start against Scotland in Six Nations
Rory Kockott will make his first start for France when they face Scotland in their Six Nations opener on Saturday.
Feb 4, 11:46
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England name Danny Cipriani, Nick Easter on bench for Six Nations Wales clash
England name Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter on the bench for Friday's Six Nations opener against Wales.
Feb 4, 09:50
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Team News: Sam Burgess to start for England Saxons
Sam Burgess is to start at inside centre for England Saxons in tomorrow evening's match against Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork.
Jan 29, 12:59
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Team News: Sam Burgess to make first Bath Rugby start
Sam Burgess and Francois Louw will make their first starts of the season in Bath Rugby's meeting with Montpellier tomorrow night.
Dec 11, 12:48
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Team News: Sam Burgess named among Bath Rugby replacements
Bath Rugby announce their squad for the Aviva Premiership clash with Harlequins, naming Sam Burgess among their replacements a full month ahead of schedule.
Nov 27, 13:26
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Team News: Billy Twelvetrees to start for England in Test against Australia
Billy Twelvetrees starts at centre for England against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday, while Owen Farrell drops to the bench.
Nov 27, 09:55
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Team News: Rob Horne, Sean McMahon earn Australia recalls for England clash
Australia name their starting XV for this weekend's final Autumn International clash against England at Twickenham.
Nov 27, 06:52
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Captaincy century for Richie McCaw, Dan Carter misses out
Dan Carter is left out of New Zealand's squad to face Wales this weekend as he continues his recovery from injury, while three players retain their place in the side.
Nov 20, 07:00
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Team News: Stuart Lancaster makes five changes for Samoa match
George Ford, Rob Webber, James Haskell, Ben Morgan and Ben Youngs all come into the England team to take on Samoa.
Nov 19, 16:18
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Team News: Danny Care among three dropped for England's clash with Samoa
England head coach Stuart Lancaster drops Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care and Billy Vunipola and Kyle Eastmond for their match with Samoa at Twickenham.
Nov 18, 19:52
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Team News: Dan Carter to start New Zealand's Test against Scotland
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter will continue his recovery from injury this weekend with a place in the Kiwis' starting XV for the meeting with Scotland at Murrayfield.
Nov 13, 07:09
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Team News: Geoff Parling to captain British and Irish Lions against Melbourne Rebels
England second row Geoff Parling will captain the British and Irish Lions in their tour game against the Melbourne Rebels on Tuesday.
Jun 23, 05:18
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Team News: British and Irish Lions call up Shane Williams to face Brumbies
The British & Irish Lions hand Welsh legend Shane Williams a shock call-up for their final warm-up game against the Brumbies.
Jun 16, 00:35
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Team News: Paddy Jackson gets Ireland nod
Paddy Jackson is named in Ireland's team for their Six Nations clash against Scotland on Sunday.
Feb 20, 15:10
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Team News: Geoff Cross returns for Scotland
Edinburgh prop Geoff Cross replaces Euan Murray for Scotland's Six Nations clash against Ireland at the weekend.
Feb 20, 12:54
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Team News: Ross Ford, Rob Harley in for Scotland
Scotland boss Scott Johnson makes two changes to the team for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Italy.
Feb 5, 12:34



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