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The sporting year ahead: 18 dates for your diary in 2018

Russia’s ethical World Cup adventure, Nigeria’s bobsleigh stars at the Winter Olympics, and a welcome helping of London 2012 nostalgia Russia 14 June – 15 July Related: Fifa removed investigator on trail of Russia World Cup chief Vitaly Mutko Related:…

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‘Wonderkid’ Marcus Smith is not yet ready for England, Eddie Jones told

• Harlequins’ John Kingston says 18-year-old must not be used in Six Nations• ‘He is a way off being someone to play international rugby’Eddie Jones has been urged to resist any temptation to hand Marcus Smith a first England cap during the Six Nations…

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Marcus Smith: Teenage Harlequins fly-half set be rested, says John Kingston

Harlequins boss John Kingston says they must “put the right mileage” on teenage fly-half Marcus Smith after a heavy schedule.

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Welsh Pro14 derbies: What’s at stake on New Year’s Eve

BBC Wales looks at the prospects as Welsh domestic rugby says goodbye to 2017 with two New Year’s Eve derbies.

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Highlights: Glasgow Warriors 17-0 Edinburgh

Glasgow Warriors overcome inter-city rivals Edinburgh as Saturday’s 1872 Cup derby is disrupted by a stadium evacuation.

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WRU National League results

Results from the Welsh Rugby Union National Leagues.

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Glasgow Warriors 17-0 Edinburgh: Dave Rennie pleased by evacuation response

Glasgow Warriors boss Dave Rennie is pleased by his side’s response to a stadium evacuation during their 1872 Cup win over Edinburgh.

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Harlequins’ Marcus Smith orchestrates latest hammering of Northampton

• Harlequins 50-21 Northampton• 18-year-old fly-half shines against inept SaintsThe new year cannot come quick enough for Northampton, humiliated again on their second outing to Twickenham this season by a hot-stepping Harlequins, for whom the 18-year-…

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New Year Honours: Welsh Rugby chairman’s joy at Sam Warburton OBE

Sam Warburton’s OBE in the New Year Honours is welcomed by Welsh Rugby Union boss Gareth Davies.

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Rejuvenated Saracens score six tries in solid victory over Worcester

• Saracens 46-31 Worcester• Accomplished display takes Saracens into second placeSaracens ended a memorable year with their second victory in a week and after a nervous start never looked like losing. But this was not quite as convincing as the scoreli…

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Newcastle’s Alex Tait takes advantage of lowly London Irish’s bad luck

• London Irish 15-20 Newcastle• Visitors scored first try from what appeared to be a knock-onWhen you are down and in need of luck, fate usually spits in your face. London Irish, without a win here in the Premiership since March 2016, were 6-3 ahead af…

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Leinster hold for narrow win over Connacht

Leinster hang to to shade Connacht 21-18 in a closely-fought and entertaining Pro14 match at the RDS.

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PREM TEAMS: Blues props pep Ponty

Wales Under 20 and Cardiff Blues props Corey Domachowski and Kieran Assiratti will pack down in the Pontypridd front row when they host Bedwas in the opening round of the second phase of the Principlaity Premiership season at Sardis Road this weekend.

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Earls And Nash Named In Munster’s Back-Line For Belfast

As expected, Munster head coach Johann van Graan has named a much-changed team for the GUINNESS PRO14 derby match against Ulster at Kingspan Stadium on New Year’s Day (kick-off 5.35pm).

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Ulster Welcome Back McCall, Ah You And Deysel From Injury

The Ulster team has been announced for their sold-out New Year’s Day clash with provincial rivals Munster at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 5.35pm).

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Connacht Make Three Changes For RDS Showdown

Connacht head coach Kieran Keane has made three changes to the team for their New Year’s Day showdown with Leinster at the RDS (kick-off 3.15pm), bringing Cian Kelleher, Tom McCartney and James Cannon into the starting XV.

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