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Stuart Lancaster has selected a back-line with just 91 caps between them which includes debutants Nowell and Burrell

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England are perming three from eight for their wings and full-back. Chris Ashton favours the right wing

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Richardt Strauss: The Ireland hooker is to undergo heart surgery this week

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Italian rugby folk have frequently had cause to bemoan their misfortune – the Azzurri are no strangers to being diddled out of important victories by referees or being betrayed by World Cup fixture planners – so it would be just their luck to host a Heineken Cup final for the first time in a season when no one turns up. Yesterday, the tournament organisers declared that the 2015 showpiece would be played at the 80,000-capacity San Siro in Milan. It may prove a year too late.

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Spain take on Finland in a World Cup qualifier this week

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Six Nations 2013: France make three changes for Scotland meeting

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Bernabeu selected as 'neutral venue' for Copa del Rey final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid

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Philippe Saint-André has taken over as France manager

Six Nations: France make eight changes for England match

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Wales take on Italy in Rome this weekend

It was emotional after our win – as my bear hug on Jonathan Davies shows

Jamie Roberts: I've been getting stick for crying after Wales' win against France – but it was such a relief!

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Wales captain Sam Warburton

Six Nations: Wales boss Rob Howley plays down impact of Sam Warburton exclusion

Wales captain among favourites to captain the Lions this summer

George North's dad enters the pitch to congratulate his son

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