9 March 2019 • 4:11pm Auto update On Off 4:04PM FULL-TIME: Scotland 11-18 Wales Scotland were a different side in the second half, battering away at Wales, but absolutely immense Welsh defence managed to keep them out and Wales march on, winning 13 internationals in a row now and to within one win of the Grand Slam. 4:03PM 80 min: PENALTY! Scotland 11-18 Wales Anscombe nails it, the clock ticks over into the 80.. and that's it. Game over! 4:02PM 79 min: Scotland 11-15 Wales Anscombe has a penalty kick right in front of the posts. This should be it. 4:01PM 78 min: Scotland 11-15 Wales Wales are deep inside the Scottish half, going through the phases, looking to kill the clock, eating up time. Protecting the pill... and they have a penalty advantage. 3:59PM 77 min: Scotland 11-15 Wales Parkes is awarded man of the match. 3:58PM 76 min: Scotland 11-15 Wales Frustration for Scotland … [Read more...] about Scotland 11 Wales 18, Six Nations 2019: Welsh survive second-half Scottish onslaught to close in on Grand Slam
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(Reuters) - Wales have released centre Scott Williams from their squad for the remainder of the Six Nations as he battles a back injury. The experienced midfield player missed the November internationals with a hamstring tear and sat out the opening two rounds of the Six Nations with an ankle problem. Better news for coach Warren Gatland has been the return to training of fullback Leigh Halfpenny, flyhalf Rhys Patchell, and prop Leon Brown. "Scott Williams has been released from the 2019 Six Nations squad to continue rehabilitation of his back injury at his region," a statement from Welsh Rugby said on Wednesday. "It is felt that his injury will preclude him from taking a competitive part in the competition." Williams, who has 57 caps, watched from the sidelines as Wales opened their Six Nations campaign with a 24-19 victory over France in Paris and a 26-15 success at home to Italy. They are next in action against England in Cardiff in what is a potential title decider on Feb. 23. … [Read more...] about Williams released from Wales Six Nations squad
Brian Moore Follow 28 January 2019 • 7:30am It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Okay, the kids aren’t jingle belling, but everyone is of good cheer because it’s the start of the Six Nations. For Northern Hemisphere rugby folk this is the point at which their annual and ancient enmity for their neighbours can be played out vicariously. Often surpassed in terms of absolute rugby quality, it never fails to give surprises and this year is shaping up to be one of the best series in recent memory. Every team has improved from last year, with Ireland, Wales and, arguably, Scotland having squads that are probably better than any they have had in the professional era. People are viewing the final round clash between Wales and Ireland as the... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week … [Read more...] about Scotland will have a big say in who wears the 2019 Six Nations crown
What is it? It's the announcement of the England XV to face Ireland in the opening weekend of the 2019 Six Nations. Having already named his training squad, Eddie Jones, England's head coach, will name the side he will field in Dublin. When does it take place? Thursday January 31 - two days before the game takes place (Saturday Feb 2, 4.45pm GMT). What time will it happen? Jones will make the announcement at 11.30am GMT, live from the country's training base in Portugal. Full list of England's 2019 Six Nations squad The 36-man squad, named last week, is as follows: What are England's Six Nations fixtures? Ireland vs England.... Aviva Stadium (Dublin).... Saturday, February 2.... 4.45pm GMT.... ITV England vs France.... Twickenham (London).... Sunday, February 10.... 3pm GMT.... ITV Wales vs England.... Principality Stadium (Cardiff).... Saturday, February 23.... 4.45pm GMT.... BBC England vs Italy.... Twickenham (London).... Saturday, March 9.... 4.45pm GMT.... ITV England vs … [Read more...] about England’s Six Nations 2019 team announcement: When does Eddie Jones name his XV to play Ireland?
England kick off their 2019 Six Nations campaign with the hardest task of them all - Ireland in Dublin. In World Cup year, Eddie Jones' men need a successful Six Nations as the Australian looks to finalise plans for rugby's showpiece event in Japan. The Six Nations is the last chance England will have to test themselves in a competition environment... and it doesn't get tougher then playing the Irish - the No 2-ranked side in the world - in their own back yard. Last year England finished a disappointing fifth - a considerable fall from grace having previously won back-to-back Six Nations titles. The pressure is now on Jones to deliver, not only Six Nations success, but, ultimately, World Cup glory. England's Six Nations fixtures ROUND ONE Ireland vs England.... Aviva Stadium (Dublin).... Saturday, February 2.... 4.45pm GMT.... ITV ROUND TWO England vs France.... Twickenham (London).... Sunday, February 10.... 3pm GMT.... ITV ROUND THREE Wales vs England.... Principality … [Read more...] about England’s 2019 Six Nations: Squad, fixtures and latest team news