PARIS, Feb 1 - Injured scrumhalf Sebastien Tillous-Borde has been ruled out of France's Six Nations opening game against Scotland with manager Philippe Saint-Andre leaving him out of his 31-man squad for Saturday's clash at the Stade de France.
* Burgess replaced late on in first appearance in England shirt
Jan 30 - Former rugby league player Sam Burgess failed to shine on his first appearance in an England shirt as the second string Saxons overcame the Ireland Wolfhounds 18-9 in Cork on Friday.
DUBLIN, Jan 30 - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is not one to get ahead of himself and has repeatedly insisted his Six Nations champions are not looking beyond their opening fixture in Italy, let alone as far as the World Cup in September.
Jan 30 - Six Nations Championship winners (* denotes grand slam): Note: Tournament became Six Nations in 2000. 1883 England 1884 England 1885 Not completed 1886 England & Scotland 1887 Scotland 1888 Not completed 1889 Not completed 1890 England & Scotland 1891 Scotland 1892 England 1893 Wales 1894 Ireland 1895 Scotland 1896 Ireland 1897 Not completed 1898 Not completed 1899 Ireland 1900 Wales 1901 Scotland 1902 Wales 1903 Scotland 1904 Scotland 1905 Wales 19
Jan 30 - Six Nations fixtures (all ko times GMT):
LONDON, Jan 30 - Following is a list of six players to watch in the Six Nations championship which begins on Feb. 6.
ROME, Jan 30 - Italy's Six Nations history has been a frustrating case of one step forward followed by one back and their main target this year will again be a modest one of notching one or two wins and avoiding the wooden spoon.
LONDON, Jan 30 - It is 16 years since Scotland last won the northern hemisphere's major international rugby tournament but, after a dismal recent record in the competition, they believe they are ready to be a force once again.
PARIS, Jan 30 - France have a reputation for being consistently inconsistent but for the first time since the last World Cup, manager Philippe Saint-Andre seems to be on the right path as the Six Nations looms.
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