Ultimate Rugby's Pick of the Weekend's Fixtures

Ultimate Rugby's Pick of the Weekend's Fixtures

6 Nations

England vs Scotland


England head into this match on the brink of equalling the New Zealand record of 18 consecutive victories, while Scotland have the chance to win a Triple Crown, the last three opportunities have all been against England and all were thwarted, in 1993, 1995 and 1996.

Scotland’s have only lost once in their last 5 games, France Round 2, and will be looking for their maiden victory at Twickenham,in 17 attempts.

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Super Rugby


Sharks vs Waratahs

The Sharks return home from their tour to Australia this weekend to face the Waratahs.

The Sharks picked up their first win of the competition against the Brumbies last weekend, while the Waratahs lost against the Lions in a thrilling match that ended 55-36.

The Waratahs will be hoping that Wallaby fly-half Bernard Foley will have recovered in time for clash with the Durban-based side.

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Chiefs vs Hurricanes

The other big Super Rugby clash this weekend is the New Zealand derby that sees the high-flying Hurricanes face the Chiefs, in what could be their first real test of competition so far.

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Vancouver 7’s

The World 7’s Series makes its next stop in Canada for the Vancouver 7’s.

The Series has so far been dominated by South Africa, who have won 4 out of the 5 tournaments so far and appeared in all the finals.

However, the South Africans have a tough group that includes England, Kenya and Chile.

New Zealand will be looking to retain the Vancouver 7’s trophy after they beat the South Africa in final of last year’s Vancouver 7’s.

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Top 14

Lyon vs Stade Francais

Round 20 of the Top 14 this weekends sees a bottom of the top clash between Lyon and Stade Francais.

Both sides have had less than impressive campaigns so far and will be looking to move out of the bottom 5.

Stade Francais are in slightly better form than their counter parts having won 3 of thier last 5 matches, while Lyon have won only 2 of their last 5 matches. 

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Anglo Welsh Cup

Semi-Finals:

Saracens vs Leicester

Saracens host Leicester in the first semi-final of the Anglo Welsh Cup on Saturday.

These two sides met in the previous round of the competition in February when Saracens won 29-20, when Tom Whiteley scored and converted a late try to seal the victory for the London-based side.

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Exeter Chiefs vs Harlequins

Harlequins will travel to London to face Exeter in the 2nd semi-final of the Anglo Welsh Cup.

Exeter have been in good form heading into the match having won their last 3 games against Leicester, Newcastle and Worcester.

Harlequins head into the match having only won 2 of their last 5 matches, but head coach Mark Mapletoft will take comfort knowing that his side will fight until the end, as they did in their last match against Gloucester.

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Rugby European Championship

Germany vs Spain

Round 4 of the Rugby European Championship sees 3rd placed Germany face off against 4th placed Spain.

Germany come off the back off a 34-29 victory over Belgium, while Spain played in a hard fought 10-20 loss against log leaders Georgia.

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U20 6 Nations

Wales U20 vs Ireland U20

The 4th round of the U20 Six Nations sees current champions Wales take on the inform Irish.

Ireland are unbeaten in the tournament so far and lay 2nd on the log, behind England, while Wales have only lost to England so far in the competition.

Both sides will head into this match looking to keep their hopes of winning the competition alive.

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Pro D2

Perpignan vs Montauban

Perpignan host Montauban in the Pro D2 on Sunday.

Both sides will be looking to get some much-needed points out of this fixture, with a win Mountaban could climb as high as 3rd place.

If Perpignan win they will move within 1 point of Montauban.

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Women’s 6 Nations

Wales Women vs Ireland Women

Wales host Ireland in round 4 of the Women’s 6 Nations on Saturday.

Wales heading into the clash off the back of 15-14 defeat to British rivals Scotland, while Ireland will be confident that they can pick up a victory having beaten last year’s champions France 13-10.

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