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Six Nations 2014: Time for humility in house of Lancaster

England's players and fans need to keep expectations in check ahead of assault on the World Cup

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Greig Laidlaw of Scotland passes the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland

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Stuart Lancaster proud of England after Italy win

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Gaël Fickou scores the late try that beat England in Paris last month

Six Nations 2014: France v Ireland - Fickou and ‘les kids’ hope to crash Ireland’s party

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Six Nations 2014: Italy v England - France hold key to the title

There will be no taking Italy lightly this time, although Lancaster’s men need help from their old enemy in Paris

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Six Nations 2014: France v Ireland - Final bow for Brian O’Driscoll, a genuine great

Chris Hewett hails the grand and unique career of the Irish centre, who declared his genius at Stade de France in 2000 and bids for his second Six Nations crown as a fitting send-off at the same venue

Gareth Jenkins will lead out Wales for a record 105th cap

Six Nations 2014: Wales v Scotland - King of the loose-heads Jenkins to break Wales caps record

When Scotland last defeated Wales at the Millennium Stadium, Gethin Jenkins was nine months away from his debut.

Joe Marler in training with the England squad at Pennyhill Park

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Joe Marler misses England’s final Six Nations game in Italy

Six Nations 2014: Joe Marler's participation against Italy may be the call of the midwife

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Rhys Priestland of Wales passes the ball

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