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RugbyU: Goneva marks new Tigers deal with try

Leicester coach Richard Cockerill said Vereniki Goneva had never wanted to leave the English champions, after the Fijian wing celebrated a new contract with a try in the Tigers' 27-15 Premiership win at home to Wasps on Saturday. There had been speculation Goneva was on his way to French Top 14 side Castres but the 29-year-old has signed what is thought to be a two-year deal. Goneva grabbed one of four Leicester tries as the Tigers moved to within two points of second-placed Northampton ahead of their Midlands rivals' clash with top of the table Saracens on Sunday.

RugbyU: Tigers keen to keep Goneva out of French hands

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill hopes Fijian wing Vereniki Goneva will stay with the English champions despite interest from France. Goneva, who scored a try in Leicester's 45-15 English Premiership thrashing of Exeter at Welford Road on Sunday, has been linked with a move to Castres at the end of the season. But Cockerill said Leicester were still in discussion with the 29-year-old, who joined from French club Tarbes in 2012.

RugbyU: England hammer Italy but title in Ireland's hands

England went to the top of the Six Nations table with a 52-11 victory away to Italy in Rome on Saturday's final day of the Championship. But although England scored seven tries their points difference of +73 was still marginally worse than leaders Ireland's +81. Ireland are away to France in a 1700GMT kick-off -- the final match of the 2014 Six Nations. An Ireland victory in Paris -- where they've won just once since 1972 -- will see them take the title in star centre Brian O'Driscoll's final international before retirement.

RugbyU: England rout Italy to put pressure on Ireland

Full-back Mike Brown scored two tries and Owen Farrell added 22 points to secure a 52-11 rout of Italy at the Stadio Olimpico and put England within sight of the Six Nations title on Saturday England's fourth win of the series put them top of the table ahead of Ireland's clash against France in Paris later where a French victory could hand England the title. Vowing to concentrate on their own task of defending a 19-match unbeaten run against Italy, England produced a solid performance throughout and were rarely troubled by a supposedly formidable Italian pack or defence.

RugbyU: England hammer Italy but title in Ireland's hands

Ireland were 80 minutes away from sending centre great Brian O'Driscoll into retirement with the Six Nations title as they kicked off the final match of the 2014 Championship against France in Paris. Earlier on 'Super Saturday', England went to the top of the table with a 52-11 victory away to Italy in Rome. But although England scored seven tries their points difference of +73 was still marginally worse than previous leaders Ireland's +81. An Ireland victory in Paris -- where they've won just once since 1972 -- will see them take the title.

RugbyU: England rout Italy to put pressure on Ireland

Full-back Mike Brown scored two tries and Owen Farrell added 22 points to secure a 52-11 rout of Italy at the Stadio Olimpico and put England within sight of the Six Nations title on Saturday England's fourth win of the series put them top of the table ahead of Ireland's clash against France in Paris later where a French victory could hand England the title. Vowing to concentrate on their own task of defending a 19-match unbeaten run against Italy, England produced a solid performance throughout and were rarely troubled by a supposedly formidable Italian pack or defence.

RugbyU: England hammer Italy but title in Ireland's hands

England went to the top of the Six Nations table with a 52-11 victory away to Italy in Rome on Saturday's final day of the Championship. But although England scored seven tries their points difference of +73 was still marginally worse than leaders Ireland's +81. Ireland are away to France in a 1700GMT kick-off -- the final match of the 2014 Six Nations. An Ireland victory in Paris -- where they've won just once since 1972 -- will see them take the title in star centre Brian O'Driscoll's final international before retirement.

RugbyU: England rout Italy to put pressure on Ireland

Full-back Mike Brown scored two tries and Owen Farrell added 22 points to secure a 52-11 rout of Italy at the Stadio Olimpico and put England within sight of the Six Nations title on Saturday England's fourth win of the series put them top of the table ahead of Ireland's clash against France in Paris later where a French victory could hand England the title. Vowing to concentrate on their own task of defending a 19-match unbeaten run against Italy, England produced a solid performance throughout and were rarely troubled by a supposedly formidable Italian pack or defence.

RugbyU: Tuilagi on bench for England title bid against Italy

Manu Tuilagi will start on the bench for England's final Six Nations game against Italy on Saturday after coach Stuart Lancaster named an unchanged starting XV. Powerful centre Tuilagi has played just 70 minutes for club side Leicester since regaining full fitness following a chest muscle injury and if he comes on in Rome's Olympic Stadium, it will be his first England appearance in more than a year. The midfielder replaced Alex Goode on the bench in the only change to the England 23 that saw off two-time defending champions Wales 29-18 at Twickenham on Saturday.

RugbyU: Tuliagi on bench for England title bid against Italy

Manu Tuilagi will start on the bench for England's final Six Nations game against Italy on Saturday after coach Stuart Lancaster named an unchanged starting XV. Powerful centre Tuilagi has played just 70 minutes for club side Leicester since regaining full fitness following a chest muscle injury and if he comes on in Rome's the Olympic Stadium it will be his first England appearance in more than a year. The midfielder replaced Alex Goode on the bench in the only change to the England 23 that saw off two-time defending champions Wales 29-18 at Twickenham on Saturday.
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