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Petaia, Gordon to make Wallabies debut

Jake Gordon and Jordan Petaia will make their Wallabies debuts against Italy in Padova on Saturday (Sunday 0100 AEDT), while Adam Ashley-Cooper will make his return to the gold jersey.


Italy see off Georgia challenge

Italy boosted their case for continued inclusion in the Six Nations on Saturday with a 28-17 win over Georgia, the team often cited as having better credentials.

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40dJamie Braidwood

Italy face Georgia in 'Six Nations referendum'

Italy's match against Georgia may not be the most high-profile of the November internationals but in terms of both nations' rugby futures it is probably the most significant.

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Larmour scores hat-trick as Ireland demolish Italy

Ireland fullback Jordan Larmour scored a hat-trick of tries and lock Tadhg Beirne two as Joe Schmidt's side hammered Italy 54-7 in Chicago on Saturday.

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Undefeated tour a 'pass mark' for Wallabies: Castle

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has said an undefeated tour of Europe would be a "pass mark" for the Wallabies as they look to finish off a tough season on a high note.

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92dESPN Staff

Way-too-early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019

With one year to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, our writers take a look through each of the pools and decide where it will all be won and lost in 2019.

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Stockdale named player of Six Nations

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has been named Six Nations Player of the Championship, beating teammates Keith Earls, Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton in the process.

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273dHuw Richards

2018 Six Nations in numbers

Perhaps more than any of the previous championship campaigns this was the year of the Irish. But if that, rightly, was the headline story, there are others to be found as we look at the 2018 Six Nations By The Number.

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274dESPN Staff

Six Nations: Team-by-team review

What do the events of the past six weeks tell us about the state of each nation, and what do they need to do on the road to Japan and the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

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276dMartyn Thomas

Six Nations review: Player of the week, flop & more

Ireland's celebrations might still be in full swing following their Grand Slam triumph, but with their official party cancelled we wrap up the winners and losers from the final round of the 2018 Six Nations.

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Scotland sneak past brave Italians

Scotland survived a major Italian scare with a scrappy, but entertaining 29-27 over Italy in Rome.

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278dCillian O Conchuir

Scotland aim to hand Parisse 100th loss

ESPN previews the Six Nations clash between Italy and Scotland, which will see Sergio Parisse looking to avoid an unwanted milestone.

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279dNick Bewley

Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week five preview

Ireland may have secured the Six Nations title with a game to spare but it remains all to play for many fans heading into the final round of ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2018.

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England-born Polledri debuts for Italy

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has handed England-born Jake Polledri his Six Nations debut in the only change as the Azzurri go in search of their first point of the 2018 championship against Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Scotland ring changes for Italy finale

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made five changes to the starting XV to face Italy in Saturday's Six Nations finale.

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Six Nations: How England could finish fifth

Ireland might have been confirmed as champions but there is still plenty up for grabs on the final day of the Six Nations -- England could limp to a worst finish in 31 years.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

  • ITALY4th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Ireland : 20 Tries Scored
  • ITALY6th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Ireland : 78 Points Difference