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England star in line for selection despite injury concerns Dylan is back at his club rehabbing and Maro is day by day and progressing nicely." With Ashton confirmed to be absent from this weekend's blockbuster clash between the tournament's only two undefeated nations, Jack Nowell has emerged as a prime candidate to fill his spot, although Mitchell alluded to other contenders being in the selection frame.

Leaders Dortmund drop more points as fans throw black tennis balls onto pitch They were held to a goalless draw at bottom side Nuremberg.

Six Nations News: England coach John Mitchell reveals secrets of Warren Gatland success AS Waikato provincial teammates 30 years ago, Warren Gatland and John Mitchell used to share a house together in Hamilton.

Reports: Michael O'Connor to be named Wallabies selector Fox Sports is this morning reporting that Michael O'Connor will be appointed to the newly-created independent selector role for Rugby Australia. Rugby Australia are yet to confirm or make comment on the news, although Fox Sports claims multiple sources are confirming the appointment was made yesterday at a monthly board meeting.

Man United set for trip to Wolves after reaching FA Cup quarter finals, City paired with Championship outfit Swansea will host Pep Guardiola’s side.

Six Nations News: Finn Russell to MISS France vs Scotland over concussion FINN RUSSELL will almost certainly miss Saturday’s Six Nations match against France in Paris because of a concussion suffered on club duty with Racing 92 on Sunday.

Man-of-the-match Pogba hits 14th goal of the season as Man United dump Chelsea out of FA Cup Ander Herrera was also on target as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side march on to the quarter-finals.

Leeds fined £200,000 by EFL for 'spygate' incident involving Frank Lampard's Derby Marcelo Bielsa sent a member of his staff to watch a Derby County training session in January.

Premiership U18 exit rankings: Top three players per position At the conclusion of the Premiership U18 club season, we have rated the top three prospects at every position who are leaving school and eyeing up a career in the professional game.

Analysis: England ready to flaunt their depth in quest to be the best - Six Nations Rugby Since he first took office at Twickenham, Eddie Jones has made his aim for this England team crystal clear. In his very first press conference he said: “If I look at England and what we have, there's no reason we shouldn't be number one in the world and that's what we're working towards.” With.

'I never hid!' - Rose Volante ready to halt Katie Taylor's march in unification clash Queen Rose’ wasn’t impressed by Brian Peters’ claims that she was ‘hiding out in Brazil’ instead of answering the call to face Taylor.

Van Graan: Munster 'Desperate' To Keep Spot At Top Of Conference Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has insisted that his side will need to be "really top-notch" to secure an away win against Ospreys on Friday. All four teams at the top of Conference A are in action against each other with Connacht set to face second-place Glasgow in Scotstoun Stadium, also on Friday.

Iain Henderson facing potential ban after citing Ulster lock could face time out after a tackle on Sam Cross during Pro14 win on Friday.

Queensland: Beautiful one day, paying the bills the next We won't know until this weekend coming how well Queensland are placed without their exiled talent, but one thing's for sure: the three other Australian teams are feeling pretty happy about the bargains they picked up and the Reds' generosity that came with it.

Iain Henderson: Ulster and Ireland lock cited on return from injury Ulster forward Iain Henderson is cited for an alleged incident involving Ospreys flanker Sam Cross in last Saturday's Pro14 game in Bridgend.

TRY TIME: 6 of the best as Super Rugby opening weekend provided some thrilling tries The long awaited 2019 Super Rugby tournament kicked off on Friday and from the word go, there was plenty of entertaining and hard-fought rugby on show. Here is a look at five of the best tries from the weekend. Chiefs winger Nanai Seturo finished well after a sublime pass by hooker Nathan Harris against the Highlanders.

Ireland and England 'have New Zealand's number' at World Cup, says ex-All Blacks captain The reigning champions are seeking a third successive crown at the World Cup later this year.

Warriors sign Melani Nanai Warriors have made another statement of intent by making Blues and Auckland wing/full-back Melani Nanai their fourth new signing for next season.

Newcastle Falcons launch ST James' Park shirt with My Name'5 Doddie Newcastle Falcons have unveiled their special kit for 'The Big One' at St James' Park on Saturday March 23, which will once again be raising funds for My Name'5 Doddie.

RFU Disciplinary: Max Crumpton Max Crumpton of Harlequins is due to appear before an independent disciplinary panel. Crumpton was cited by independent citing commissioner Paul Burke following the match Harlequins v Worcester Warriors on Saturday 16 February 2019. This was for allegedly punching or striking Worcester Warriors' GJ Van Velve contrary to Law 9.12.

Iain Henderson cited over incident during Friday's Pro14 clash with Ospreys Just as he was making his way back to fitness, the Ulster lock faces another spell on the sidelines.

LIVE: Chelsea v Man United, FA Cup fifth round Chelsea face Man United with a place in the competition’s quarter-finals up for grabs.

The Power Plays: Leinster Did What Was Needed When They Needed To Do It Brought to you by Energia, proud sponsors of Leinster Rugby. In the bigger picture, Leinster got the result, they got the job done, they got out of Italy and they will be happy enough that.

Disciplinary Update - Round 15 A Disciplinary Committee will meet in Edinburgh on Tuesday, February 19 to consider the Citing Complaint made against Iain Henderson of Ulster Rugby for an alleged incident which occurred against Ospreys Rugby on Friday, February 15, 2019.

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