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Robshaw driven by defeat

Chris Robshaw has revealed the disappointment of missing out the Six Nations title last year is fuelling England's quest to lift the first piece of silverware of Stuart Lancaster's reign.

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French buzz fires up Halfpenny

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is thrilled at the prospect of performing on french soil as his team prepare for a crucial Six Nations clash.

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Scots name Horne at fly-half

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has named Peter Horne at fly-half for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Italy at Murrayfield.

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Ulster v Scarlets: Teams

Ian Humphreys will make his 100th appearance for Ulster in Friday's Guinness PRO12 clash with the Scarlets at Kingspan Stadium.

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Ospreys v Leinster: Teams

Leinster forward Rhys Ruddock will make his return from injury in Friday's Guinness PRO12 meeting with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.

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Haskell cool on choke tackles

Flanker James Haskell has played down the importance of the choke tackle as England prepare for Sunday's Six Nations match with Ireland.

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Zebo wary of Goode threat

Ireland winger Simon Zebo has warned his side against Alex Goode, who will spearhead England's counter-attack threat in the absence of Mike Brown.

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Northampton v Harlequins: Teams

Courtney Lawes will make his return from injury in Northampton Saints' meeting with Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens on Friday.

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Hartley: I've repaid faith

Dylan Hartley insists his form for England during the current Six Nations tournament has justified Stuart Lancaster's decision to overlook his dismal disciplinary record.

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Halfpenny praises fan passion

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny believes he has settled quickly in France because fans of his club side Toulon share a similar passion for the game as his compatriots.

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Russell's appeal rejected

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell has lost his appeal against the two-match ban imposed for a dangerous tackle against Wales earlier this month.

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Three-game ban for Nakarawa

Glasgow lock Leone Nakarawa has been issued with a three-match ban for headbutting Ospreys prop Marc Thomas.

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