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# test - Monday 11 February, 2019

From The42 'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best' Best Of The Best

'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'

England may be top of the Six Nations table after two bonus-point wins, but Eddie Jones is wary of a Wales team that has won 11 straight.

# test - Sunday 10 February, 2019

From The42 'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France Demolition

'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France

A hat-trick from Jonny May helped England to a second bonus-point victory in the Six Nations at Twickenham.

From The42 May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam Rampant

May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam

Eddie Jones’ men were 44-8 winners this afternoon, with wing May scoring three of his side’s six tries at Twickenham.

# test - Saturday 9 February, 2019

From The42 Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal Committed

Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal

The Australia fullback will remain with the Waratahs until 2022 after penning a new long-term deal.

# test - Friday 8 February, 2019

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How well do you remember the sporting action from the past seven days?

# test - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From The42 All Blacks centre Laumape rejects overseas interest to sign new Hurricanes deal Staying Put

All Blacks centre Laumape rejects overseas interest to sign new Hurricanes deal

Steve Hansen expects to see the 25-year-old play for the All Blacks ‘for years to come’ after he opted to stay with the Hurricanes.

# test - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

From The42 Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener Faith In Youth

Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener

The 19-year-old is the youngest player in any of this year’s squads as he prepares to face Wales.

# test - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

From The42 Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France Tweaks And Valleys

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France

Leigh Halfpenny has been all but ruled out of Wales’ first two games in this year’s Six Nations as he recovers from a concussion.

# test - Monday 10 December, 2018

From The42 Erasmus expects to leave Springbok head coach role after World Cup Future Plans

Erasmus expects to leave Springbok head coach role after World Cup

The former Munster boss will instead focus on his director of rugby duties with South Africa.

# test - Thursday 29 November, 2018

From The42 Captain Kolisi proud to restore respect for Springboks in Rassie's first year Upward Curve

Captain Kolisi proud to restore respect for Springboks in Rassie's first year

The former Munster boss has led a resurgence in South African rugby that could lead them to a World Cup clash with Ireland.

From The42 Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid Call Me

Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid

White has offered to replace under-siege Michael Cheika ahead of the World Cup.

From The42 All Black Crockett to skipper Barbarians against Pumas at Twickenham The Baa-baas

All Black Crockett to skipper Barbarians against Pumas at Twickenham

There’s a South African flavour to the Barbarians XV this weekend.

# test - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

From The42 Blow for Munster's European rivals as Nowell suffers 'significant hamstring tear' Hamstrung

Blow for Munster's European rivals as Nowell suffers 'significant hamstring tear'

Exeter will be without the England winger for a period of eight weeks.

From The42 I made the wrong call on Farrell non-penalty, admits ref Error Of Judgement

I made the wrong call on Farrell non-penalty, admits ref

Angus Gardner concedes he made the wrong decision over the contentious challenge on South Africa’s Andre Esterhuizen.

# test - Sunday 25 November, 2018

From The42 Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France Unhappy

Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France

Les Bleus had never lost to their opponents in nine previous attempts.

# test - Saturday 24 November, 2018

From The42 Big injury blow for Wales as flanker Jenkins suffers suspected ACL damage Setback

Big injury blow for Wales as flanker Jenkins suffers suspected ACL damage

‘You have to really feel for him,’ Warren Gatland said.

# test - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Hartley dropped by England but Tuilagi named on the bench for Wallabies Test

Eddie Jones has announced his starting XV for Saturday’s game against Australia at Twickenham.

# test - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From The42 'When we play like that and we are not rewarded, I'm angry': O'Shea fumes at disallowed Italy try Response

'When we play like that and we are not rewarded, I'm angry': O'Shea fumes at disallowed Italy try

Tito Tebaldi’s first-half try was ruled out as Italy came up short against Australia.

# test - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From The42 Tuilagi on course to end 32-month England absence against the Wallabies Manu Mission

Tuilagi on course to end 32-month England absence against the Wallabies

The last of centre Tuilagi’s 26 England caps came against Wales at Twickenham in March 2016.

# test - Monday 12 November, 2018

From The42 Scotland call up Newcastle flanker who featured in England's Six Nations squad Dual Mandate

Scotland call up Newcastle flanker who featured in England's Six Nations squad

‘I’m Scottish through-and-through but England asked me first,’ explained Gary Graham.

# test - Monday 5 November, 2018

From The42 England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash 50/50

England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash

The pair missed England’s victory over South Africa, but could face the world champions this weekend.

# test - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From The42 Defiant England coach Jones backs Farrell to avoid citing Out Of Jail

Defiant England coach Jones backs Farrell to avoid citing

Referee Angus Gardner’s decision to leave Farrell’s late hit go unpunished caused huge debate.

From The42 Davies scores on return as Wales beat sloppy Scotland in Cardiff November Tests

Davies scores on return as Wales beat sloppy Scotland in Cardiff

Warren Gatland’s side started their November international schedule with victory over their Six Nations rivals.

From The42 Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan Tries Galore This post contains videos

Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan

There was no shortage of action in Tokyo this morning as New Zealand won a contest that featured 15 tries.

# test - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

From The42 Scotland without Laidlaw as Cardiff clash falls outside international window Team News

Scotland without Laidlaw as Cardiff clash falls outside international window

Gregor Townsend has effectively named an Edinburgh-Glasgow select side for Saturday’s game against Wales.

# test - Saturday 27 October, 2018

From The42 Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash Clean Sweep This post contains videos

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash

New Zealand out-half Beauden Barrett scored his sixth try in three Tests against Australia this year.

# test - Friday 19 October, 2018

From The42 Quigley emerges victorious after serious scrap with veteran Hernandez Test

Quigley emerges victorious after serious scrap with veteran Hernandez

Jason Quigley was pushed to the edge of his collar by 39-year-old Freddy Hernandez.

# test - Thursday 18 October, 2018

From The42 England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch Suspension

England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch

England will be without Nathan Hughes for three of their November internationals after he was banned for six weeks.

# test - Monday 15 October, 2018

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

# test - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

From The42 Embedding podcast test Podcast

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# test - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

From The42 'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban Retirement

'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban

Marler said that comments he recently made about looking for an “easy way out” of England duty were taken out of context.

# test - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

From The42 'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby Retirement

'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby

The Harlequins forward said it was “a very difficult decision” to end his England career at the age of 28.

# test - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

From The42 Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina Rugby Championship

Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina

A much-changed New Zealand line-up will take on Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.

# test - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From The42 Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future Going Nowhere

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’

From The42 Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing Hammering

Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing

All Blacks captain Kieran Read insisted this morning’s 40-12 win did not come easily.

# test - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock

“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”

# test - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From The42 'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying' Under Pressure

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'

Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.

# test - Saturday 18 August, 2018

From The42 'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump Rugby Championship

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

From The42 All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney

New Zealand turned on the style in the second half after Australia had defended superbly to lead at the break.

# test - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?