Exeter Chiefs sign Scarlets lock for 2019-20

Exeter Chiefs have marked Scarlets lock Tom Price for the 2019-20 season.

The 26-year-old, executive of rugby Rob Baxter’s third newcomer for next season, has conceded to a two-year contract with the Premiership heads.

Cost joined Scarlets from Leicester Tigers in 2015 and has so far shown up for the Welsh side, scoring three attempts.

“Exeter is an incredible club and a quality side and they’ve demonstrated that now for various years,” he said.

“They are a standout amongst the best sides in England and in Europe, so I’m anticipating getting down there and being a piece, all things considered,

Baxter included: “I’m sure Tom will come here, buckle down and become tied up with the things we request that he do, and that will give him an extraordinary chance to play.

“With the season as long as it one year from now in light of the World Cup – and who recognizes what players we have included with that – Tom could without much of a stretch end up as a cutting edge player from the very first moment.”

Wales hooker Ken Owens ‘deeply concerned’

Adam Beard

Grains and Scarlets hooker Ken Owens says he is “profoundly worried” about designs to consolidate Ospreys and Scarlets.

As a component of ‘Venture Reset,’ the adversary districts are relied upon to converge, with another group made in the north of Wales.

It would abandon a few players in limbo with no security over their fates.

The debate has likewise prompted the abdication of Ospreys administrator Mike James, who accused the Welsh Rugby Union’s “calamitous bungle” of redoing territorial rugby.

Grains hooker Owens, executive of the Welsh players’ association, stated: “This is the most difficult circumstance that I or ostensibly any player has looked amid our vocations.

“I am profoundly worried about the circumstance the players over the four districts face.”

In an announcement discharged by the Welsh Rugby Players Association (WRPA), the British and Irish Lion included: “It’s additionally clear players should be spoken to… since they can and should be a piece of the arrangement. Without them, there is no Welsh rugby.”

WRPA CEO Andries Pretorius said vulnerability could prompt various players being lost to Welsh rugby – and deplored the planning, given Grand Slam-pursuing Wales’ diversion against Scotland on Saturday.

Wales’ Cory Hill ruled out of tournament with ankle injury

Wales Cory Hill

Six Nations: Scotland v Wales

Scene: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Date: Saturday, 9 March Kick-off: 14:15 GMT

Inclusion: Live on BBC One, S4C, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, and BBC Sports site and BBC Sports application, in addition, to live content critique.

Grains lock Cory Hill will miss the rest of the 2019 Six Nations Championship in the wake of harming a lower leg in the 21-13 win against England.

The 27-year-old Dragons second column was harmed in the demonstration of contacting down for an indispensable second-half attempt to give Wales the lead against Eddie Jones’ group.

England score nine tries to beat Wales 51-12 in Cardiff

Sarah Bern

Ladies’ Six Nations: Wales v England

Group A: (5) 12

Attempts: Kavanagh, Hale Cons: Wilkins

Group B: (29) 51

Attempts: Bern 2, Breach 2, Packer, O’Donnell, Dow, Beckett, Daley-Mclean Cons: Harrison 3

Inclusion: Watch TV features on BBC Two at 23:30 GMT.

Britain stays on course to win the Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam after an unequivocal nine-attempt triumph over Wales.

Prop Sarah Bern and wing Jess Breach scored two attempts each and flanker Marlie Packer crossed too as England asserted a reward point following 26 minutes.

Britain’s Catherine O’Donnell, Abbie Dow, Sarah Beckett, and Katy Daley-McLean all scored in the second half.

Ribs’ first attempt of the 2019 Six Nations originated from wing Jess Kavanagh and Cerys Hale included their second.

Britain is best of the table, having asserted five points against both Ireland and France in the initial two rounds, and now get ready to have Italy, the main another unbeaten side in the challenge, on 9 March.

Ribs is fifth, subsequent to losing to France and drawing against Italy and travel to Scotland for their penultimate match of the competition on 8 March.

Grains feel the Bern

Player of the match Bern drove the charge for England’s advances from the beginning, repulsing protectors at whatever point she had the ball close by, and the 21-year-old barrelled through five Wales players to score in the second moment.

The predominance of England’s pack was clear again later, with a destroy from a line-out effectively driving Wales back and enabling the returning Packer to score.

At that point, Bern again demonstrated how hazardous she is with ownership, scything through safeguards to score under the posts.

In the second half, it looked just as the prop would get a cap trap as she rolled over with the assistance of Beckett and Amy Cokayne, yet Bern couldn’t ground the ball and left the field soon after.

O’Donnell before long offered some kind of reparation as England’s advances utilized their muscles to push the lock over the attempted line before Beckett demonstrated her pace to tear through safeguards and add her name to the scoresheet.

Leigh Halfpenny back for Wales v England

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny is over his blackout and will profit to Wales preparing for Wednesday as the squad plans to confront England in the Six Nations, says his Scarlets supervisor Wayne Pivac.

The British and Irish Lion, 30, has not played since enduring a head blow against Australia in November, however, will be fit to confront England on 23 February.

“It’s incredible to see him going around with a grin all over,” said Pivac.

Fly-half Rhys Patchell is likewise fit after his hamstring damage.

Pivac is hanging tight to hear whether the pair will be discharged by Wales to venture out to Italian side Benetton in the Pro14 on Saturday.

The blow prompted Halfpenny missing Wales’ pre-winter wins against Tonga and South Africa just as their opening two Six Nations triumphs, with Liam Williams and Jonah Holmes having played at full-back since.

Jeremy Guscott on how England exposed France

Jeremy Guscott

Britain was not required to be as innovative as they were against Ireland. The France resistance was more turbulent and effectively controlled than Joe Schmidt’s side.

Be that as it may, the pre-coordinate arranging was similarly as sharp.

Britain abuse Huget’s weaknesses

Somebody in Eddie Jones’ cerebrums trust of mentors worked out there would be space in behind the France guard and the group misused it on numerous occasions, with three of their four attempts made by a kick ahead.

Regardless of almost 60% of the diversion being played in the France half, England kicked the ball from hand more than the guests – multiple times to 38.

It helped that for the second week in progression, England faced a non-expert full-back.

A week ago, Robbie Henshaw was remaining in at 15 for Ireland. This week, Yoann Huget – whose last begin at full-back was back in June 2013 against the All Blacks – filled in for France.

Huget’s promise to one-on-one protective circumstances isn’t everything it could be, however vitally he additionally flopped in his job as the president of a pendulum guard.

From that more profound job, it was his business to ensure the wings climb and down the flanks pair to give spread to either touchline, contingent upon where England was assaulting.

It requires investment to become acclimated to that job and Huget, typically a winger was uncovered by England.

England’s Maro Itoje out of France and Wales matches

Maro Itoje

Britain forward Maro Itoje will miss the Six Nations matches against France and Wales with knee damage.

Itoje is relied upon to be out for two to about a month however will remain with the squad and could return for the last two matches of the title.

Individual Saracen Nick Isiekwe has been called into the squad as cover.

Wasps’ Joe Launchbury is most loved to be drafted into the matchday squad for the diversion against France at Twickenham on Sunday, with Courtney Lawes venturing up from the substitutions in the wake of going ahead against Ireland.

“He’s a splendid player and he’s a world-class player,” England scrum-half Danny Care, who passed up determination for Eddie Jones’ squad, disclosed to Rugby Union Weekly.

“He’s a person who gives you an unimaginable measure of vitality each protective and assaulting play, he’s in your face, he’s somebody groups would prefer not to play against.

“He’s a major misfortune for England. I trust he’s back as quickly as time permits however there will be different players who can venture up to the plate.”

Itoje chipped a bone in his knee on England obligation in November yet played in each of the four fall Tests.

Britain is level on focuses with Scotland at the highest point of the Six Nations table in the wake of asserting a four-attempt reward point triumph in their opening match.

Six Nations quiz: Who has the most tournament appearances?

Sergio Parisse

Italy was beaten by Scotland on the opening few days of the 2019 Six Nations, however, the match was huge for visiting chief Sergio Parisse.

The 35-year-old number eight showed up in the competition – another record.

Be that as it may, would you be able to name the best 15 players in the rundown – crosswise over both the Five and Six Nations?

We’ve given you the first for nothing, and you have three minutes to get the rest…

Name the main 15 players with the most unsurpassed appearances in the Six Nations?

Johnny Sexton & Owen Farrell head to head as Ireland face England

Johnny Sexton & Owen Farrell

On Saturday in Dublin, Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton will be in resistance, the two most significant players in the most basic position of all. However, the two are more about a common ethos and capacity than animosity and opposition, individuals from a shared gratefulness society that will convey what needs be in the most ruthless terms arrive behind schedule evening.

The two heads, both brutal contenders. Both quarrelsome and constantly disappointed. Seriously private off the pitch yet persistently vocal on it.

The simple edge is to ask which is the better player: the Irishman who has scored 738 and nine attempts over his 78 tops, or the British bloke who has 726 points in 65 with nine attempts.

The all the more edifying, as those details propose, is less to stigmatize one through acclaim for the other than ponder which parts you would take from each to make the ideal northern side of the equator fly-half.

You may support Farrell’s blind spot like handling, considering how he routinely stops far greater men in their tracks, yet you would need to glance back at the details from a year ago’s Six Countries, when Farrell may have made the greater part the same number of handles again as Sexton however missed 17 to the Irishman’s six, and get some information about the low-arm system he now and then utilizes.

On Saturday in Dublin, Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton will be in resistance, the two most significant players in the most basic position of all. However, the two are more about a common ethos and capacity than animosity and opposition, individuals from a shared gratefulness society that will convey what needs be in the most ruthless terms arrive behind schedule evening.

The two heads, both brutal contenders. Both quarrelsome and constantly disappointed. Seriously private off the pitch yet persistently vocal on it.

The simple edge is to ask which is the better player: the Irishman who has scored 738 and nine attempts over his 78 tops, or the British bloke who has 726 points in 65 with nine attempts.

The all the more edifying, as those details propose, is less to stigmatize one through acclaim for the other than ponder which parts you would take from each to make the ideal northern side of the equator fly-half.

You may support Farrell’s blind spot like handling, considering how he routinely stops far greater men in their tracks, yet you would need to glance back at the details from a year ago’s Six Countries, when Farrell may have made the greater part the same number of handles again as Sexton, however, missed 17 to the Irishman’s six, and get some information about the low-arm system he now and then utilizes.

Sexton persuades refs. Farrell investigates them. Sexton gets focused on physically by the resistance, Farrell irritably.

Sexton persuades refs. Farrell investigates them. Sexton gets focused on physically by the resistance, Farrell irritably.