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All Blacks flanker Squire out for six weeks with broken thumb

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Otago Highlanders and All Blacks flanker Liam Squire will be out of action for the next six weeks after he broke his thumb in his side's 25-17 victory over the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday.

Frustrated France take positives from Six Nations

CARDIFF (Reuters) - France coach Jacques Brunel was frustrated after his team lost 14-13 to Wales in their last Six Nations game, but he is confident Les Bleus are on the right path before next year's World Cup.

Strength in depth gives Gatland optimism ahead of World Cup

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland is confident this year's Six Nations will help him build a solid team for the 2019 World Cup in Japan after he used more than 30 players during the campaign.

Stockdale sets record with seventh championship try

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale set a Six Nations record on Saturday when he touched down his seventh try of the championship in his team's grand-slam clinching 24-15 victory over England at Twickenham.

We will be better for these defeats, says England's Jones

LONDON (Reuters) - Taking the positives from defeat is the standard post-match mantra of the modern sporting coach but Eddie Jones was surely stretching credulity when he vowed that England would be better for their worst Six Nations performance in 35 years.

Wales hang on to edge out France and seal second spot

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales dug deep to edge out a resurgent France side 14-13 in the final game of the Six Nations at the Principality stadium on Saturday to finish second in the standings.

Heroic defence key to grand slam win, says Ireland coach Schmidt

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland set up the grand slam with three-first half tries en route to their 24-15 victory at Twickenham but it was their defence after that, when England threw everything at them, that encapsulated their approach, coach Joe Schmidt said on Saturday.

Ireland seal grand slam in style at Twickenham

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland secured their third Six Nations grand slam in emphatic style on Saturday when, on a St Patrick's Day to remember, they overwhelmed defending champions England 24-15 to join the men of 1948 and 2009 in the country's rugby hall of fame.

Ireland beat England at Twickenham to secure grand slam

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland beat England 24-15 in their final match of this year's Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday to claim the grand slam, the third in their history after clean sweeps in 1948 and 2009.

ICONZ thrash Malaysia 7s in Borneo Sevens quarter-finals

SANDAKAN: Malaysia 7s were hammered 40-7 by ICONZ in the quarter-finals of the Borneo Sevens Rugby Championships.

Getting rough: ICONZ’s Allan Tuigamalla (left) and Brad Jones (right) trying to stop Malaysia 7s’ Mohamad Safwan Abdullah during the quarter-finals of the Borneo Sevens Rugby Championships in Sandakan yesterday.