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Electric attack and three other third-place England talking points
RugbyPass never imagined it would be sitting on a train pulling out of Lyon on Sunday morning filing a tournament-finishing piece …
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 3:38
Six Nations 2024: England aren't back, Ireland's title should be cherished
The 2024 Six Nations is over with Ireland crowned champions once again after success in 2023, but change is in the wind with Italy…
Ben Smith
17 Mar, 2:12
France beat England to second spot in Six Nations by edging thriller in Lyon
England finished third in the Guinness Six Nations after a monster Thomas Ramos penalty in the final minute sent them spinning to …
16 Mar, 18:31
'When push really comes to shove': Why this champion Ireland side is not 'truly great'
Ireland captured back-to-back Six Nations titles with a clinching 17-13 win over Scotland in Dublin which put this crop of Irish p…
Ben Smith
16 Mar, 18:26
England player ratings vs France | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
England player ratings live from Groupama Stadium in Lyon: This was yet another Guinness Six Nations classic, a seven-try, 64-poin…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar, 17:50
Russell insists Scotland are progressing despite only two wins
Peter O’Mahony savoured the “best feeling in the world” as he left question marks hanging over his international future afte…
16 Mar, 17:43
How Ireland won the 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland retained the Guinness Six Nations title following victory over Scotland in Dublin.
16 Mar, 16:17
Peter O’Mahony addresses rumours around Test rugby exit
The 34-year-old intends to take time before making a decision
16 Mar, 16:08
Ireland player ratings vs Scotland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: The men in green just about got over the line in a tense and scrappy game with Gregor Townsend's Scotland …
Ian Cameron
16 Mar, 15:29
Ireland edge past Scotland to win back-to-back Six Nations titles
Ireland became back-to-back Guinness Six Nations champions by crushing Scotland’s quest for a first Triple Crown in 34 years wit…
16 Mar, 15:12
Five standout performers in Ireland’s title-winning Six Nations side
Tadhg Beirne capped a string of standout displays by celebrating title success on the occasion of his 50th Ireland cap.
16 Mar, 15:10
Scotland player ratings vs Ireland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland’s roller coaster Six Nations campaign ended with a 10th successive loss to Ireland despite a committed and courageous …
Bryn Palmer
16 Mar, 14:47
'Rock bottom': Warren Gatland offers resignation to Wales chief
Warren Gatland offered to resign after Wales picked up their first Wooden Spoon since 2003.
16 Mar, 14:40
Teddy Thomas' faith in 'cracking' successor to Antoine Dupont
The international winger talks about France's resurgence against Wales and their relaunch in the 2024 Six Nations Tournament.
Willy Billiard
16 Mar, 13:38
Italy consign Wales to winless Six Nations and wooden spoon
Home hopes of avoiding a bottom-placed finish went south as George North’s farewell ended in disappointment.
16 Mar, 12:38
Wales player ratings vs Italy | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Wales player ratings: It is the wooden spoon for Wales, and rightfully so after a match where a losing bonus point in a 24-21 los…
Josh Raisey
16 Mar, 12:33
Ref mic audio picks up Neil Jenkins harassing Mathieu Raynal
Ref mic audio has captured Welsh rugby legend Neil Jenkins engaging in a verbal altercation with referee Mathieu Raynal during Wal…
Ian Cameron
16 Mar, 11:41
England tipped to 'finish on a high' against France by ex-wing
Former England wing Jonny May has tipped Steve Borthwick's side to back up their win against Ireland with another victory against …
Josh Raisey
16 Mar, 7:26
Josh Adams says Wales ‘can’t afford to lose’ Six Nations clash with Italy
Josh Adams says that Wales must not “shy away” from what awaits them in the pressure-filled cauldron of a wooden spoon decider…
16 Mar, 6:27
'It’s a manner of the Irish psyche, ‘Jesus, another championship’
Ireland are on the verge of a fifth title in 11 years going into Saturday evening’s Dublin showdown with Scotland, having endure…
16 Mar, 5:09
Jamie George: 'I believed the hype... I learnt that the hard way'
England head to France looking to build on their win over Six Nations favourites Ireland.
15 Mar, 14:51
Gregory Alldritt and France ready to tackle ‘best enemies’ England
.Gregory Alldritt insists France will feed off their supporters’ enthusiasm for ‘Le Crunch’ when they clash with England in …
15 Mar, 14:43
Scotland confirm four game July Test tour
Scotland have announced details of a four-game summer tour of North and South America.
15 Mar, 13:06
'Respect to the Italians... but' - Wainwright says Wales 'definitely' getting win
Aaron Wainwright insists nothing but victory will be acceptable for Wales in Saturday’s wooden spoon decider against Italy.
15 Mar, 11:29
The stat that signposts a home win – France vs England talking points
The PA news agency examines five talking points as England aim to snatch the title from Ireland’s grasp.
15 Mar, 10:53
'Yeah, it was torture' - Peter O’Mahony keen to avoid repeat of 2015
A pointless loss would leave Ireland sweating on the outcome of England’s clash with France.
15 Mar, 9:27
Manu Tuilagi quizzed on England future as transfer rumours swirl
Manu Tuilagi has declined to reveal his plans for next season amid expectation that Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with F…
15 Mar, 9:09
The reason Scotland have Ireland boss Andy Farrell feeling cautious
Farrell’s reigning champions are on the cusp of retaining their crown and will do so on Saturday evening by avoiding defeat to t…
15 Mar, 8:00
The Six Nations title party – Ireland vs Scotland talking points
Andy Farrell’s men were denied potential back-to-back Grand Slams by last weekend’s 23-22 defeat to England but remain in pole…
15 Mar, 7:38
The warning Italy boss Gonzalo Quesada has given winless Wales
The Welsh must win to have any chance of avoiding a first Six Nations wooden spoon since 2003 after losing their opening four game…
15 Mar, 6:45
The Borthwick message for Manu Tuilagi ahead of potential last cap
Tuilagi will make his first appearance of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations, filling the vacancy on the bench created when Immanuel Fe…
15 Mar, 6:31
George North farewell in wooden-spoon decider – Wales v Italy talking points
Wales have yet to win a game in this season’s Six Nations.
15 Mar, 5:43
Can Townsend's Scotland find balm for festering Irish sore?
Scotland's resilience will face the ultimate test against opponents who have won their last nine meetings.
Bryn Palmer
15 Mar, 5:36
How 'Connacht man' Bundee Aki took the world by storm
The Ireland centre has laid waste to the biggest and meanest international opponents.
Pat McCarry
15 Mar, 5:29
Are Wales on track to complete a successful rebuild?
Warren Gatland picked a callow, inexperienced side for this year's Six Nations and the jury is out whether their rebuild is on tra…
Sam Larner
14 Mar, 18:17
‘Best rugby of the season’ needed if Scotland want the Triple Crown
Townsend is braced for a formidable test against a side the Scots have lost to in each of their last nine meetings.
14 Mar, 13:43
The Feyi-Waboso absence and three other England team talking points
Last weekend’s ambush of Ireland guaranteed that they will finish the tournament with more wins than losses for the first time s…
Liam Heagney
14 Mar, 12:43
Former mentor Schalk Burger explains what position suits Ben Earl best
For a player that only took hold of the England No8 jersey last summer while Billy Vunipola was banned, Ben Earl seized the opport…
Josh Raisey
14 Mar, 11:59
'You find out about people in weeks like this': Gatland
Wales face Italy in Cardiff this weekend in a battle to avoid finishing bottom of the Six Nations table.
14 Mar, 11:42
Stephen Varney: 'I would wake up in the morning and feel physically sick'
Italy's scrum-half on how he has overcome mental health issues to play a key role in the Azzurri revival
Alasdair Mackenzie
14 Mar, 10:32
Ireland name same starting team but abandon the six/two bench split
A last-gasp 22-23 loss on London put an end to Irish hopes of going for an unprecedented back-to-back Guinness Six Nations Grand S…
Liam Heagney
14 Mar, 10:04
One XV change as England visit France; Tuilagi also named on bench
The English burst into life in their head coach’s 20th game in charge, ending Irish hopes of back-to-back Guinness Six Nations G…
Liam Heagney
14 Mar, 10:00
'I think he’d be a really good option to succeed O’Mahony'
Former Irish international Andrew Conway says that he sees Caelan Doris and James Ryan as top candidates to succeed Peter O'Mahony…
Ian Cameron
14 Mar, 9:46
Two changes to the Scotland XV and bench altered to a 5-3 split
Their 29-31 Stadio Olimpico setback quashed that ambition and rather than go to Dublin with a title shot, they will contest the mi…
Liam Heagney
14 Mar, 9:10
Italy make three changes for Wales with Ange Capuozzo ruled out
Italy have made three changes from the team that defeated Scotland last weekend for their Wooden Spoon decider against Wales at th…
Josh Raisey
14 Mar, 7:34
'No one likes us because we are a proper rugby team'
Former England captain Dylan Hartley believes no one likes the men in white because they are a 'proper rugby' team.
Ian Cameron
14 Mar, 7:09
'Don't get your Twickers in a twist'
Yes, Ireland's standards dipped, but the panic following their last-gasp loss to England is over the top.
Garry Doyle
14 Mar, 7:01
France name an unchanged line-up to take on England in Lyon
The French gave their disappointing campaign a boost with their 45-24 success in Cardiff and the reaction ahead of welcoming the E…
Liam Heagney
14 Mar, 6:43
France used to fear England - have the tables turned?
Will the ghosts of Le Crunches past haunt Fabien Galthie's team in transition on a red-hot Saturday night in Lyon?
Gavin Mortimer
14 Mar, 4:38
'Borthwick may conclude George Martin is now indispensable'
All the best teams have an enforcer’s presence and in George Martin, England have a natural
Neil Squires
13 Mar, 13:19
'I don’t think there’s any bigger challenge': Scots braced for Ireland
Grant Gilchrist has told his Scotland colleagues to embrace the pressure of having to produce a positive response against Ireland …
13 Mar, 13:16
England stole Ireland's game plan and did it better than them
England's famous win over Ireland showed that last year's Grand Slam champions are far from unbeatable, thanks in part to some gre…
Grant Constable
13 Mar, 12:31
Six Nations chief leaps to defence of bonus points amid criticism
Six Nations chief executive Tom Harrison insists bonus points are unlikely to be abandoned if it transpires that Ireland win this …
13 Mar, 12:26
Warren Gatland reflects on 'incredible' George North career
Wales head coach Warren Gatland led tributes to George North after his announcement that he will retire from Test rugby following …
13 Mar, 11:39
Ben Earl explains why he was unsatisfied with his Ireland display
The English player was named official man of the match for the second time in this Guinness Six Nations after providing the tip of…
13 Mar, 9:02
Wales great George North announces international retirement
Wales centre George North has confirmed that Saturday's Guinness Six Nations encounter with Italy will be his last match in Test r…
Josh Raisey
13 Mar, 8:16
Four changes for Wales for the wooden spoon game versus Italy
The Welsh were beaten 24-45 by the French in Cardiff last Sunday and their reaction for the wooden spoon encounter versus the Ital…
Liam Heagney
13 Mar, 7:40
The Last Chance Saloon
The final furlong is in sight and every nation will be stretching every sinew in order to depart this Six Nations with a pocketful…
Graham Simmons
13 Mar, 6:23
How petit general Le Garrec inspired Jekyll-and-Hyde France
The Racing 92 tyro's Cardiff masterclass eased the pressure on his truculent coach Fabien Galthie.
Nick Bishop
13 Mar, 5:31
Scotland held ‘hard-hitting’ review of crushing defeat - Steve Tandy
The Scots’ championship hopes went up in smoke in Rome as they squandered a 22-10 lead to lose 31-29 against an improving Italy …
13 Mar, 4:32
Gloucester sign Wales No10 Gareth Anscombe
Gloucester have announced the signing of Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe ahead of next season, as reported by RugbyPass. 
Josh Raisey
12 Mar, 15:27
Ireland handed double injury boost ahead of Six Nations decider
Ireland pair Calvin Nash and Ciaran Frawley are on track to feature in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations title decider with Scotla…
12 Mar, 13:03
Now is the time for Borthwick to make bold selection call – Andy Goode
It may sound odd to some in the wake of England’s momentous win over Ireland, their best performance for five years, but Marcus …
Andy Goode
12 Mar, 12:39
England wing Immanuel Feyi-Waboso out of France clash
Immanuel Feyi-Waboso has been ruled out of England’s Guinness Six Nations clash with France on Saturday after self-reporting sym…
12 Mar, 11:23
Scotland prop Elliot Millar-Mills commits to Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints have confirmed that tighthead prop Elliot Millar-Mills has signed a new contract to extend his stay at Franklin…
Josh Raisey
12 Mar, 8:23
Dylan Hartley: 'Watershed' England win, 'inspirational' Jamie George
The retired Test captain was there in person, lapping it all up – and he wouldn’t change a thing. Not even the dramatic way th…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 5:11
Adam Beard calls on Wales to stand and be counted
Adam Beard says there can be no “ifs or buts” for Wales when it comes to dealing with the pressure of a Guinness Six Nations w…
12 Mar, 4:36
How England's licence to thrill torpedoed an Irish Slam
Steve Borthwick unleashed a brilliant transition counterattack which Ireland simply didn't see coming.
Ben Smith
11 Mar, 17:45
'It’s sink or swim, really' - Joe Roberts upbeat despite testing rebuilding phase
Wales head into next Saturday’s Cardiff finale against Italy after suffering four successive defeats in this season’s tourname…
11 Mar, 12:12
Hamish Watson one of three released by Scotland after Italy loss
Flanker Hamish Watson is out of the Scotland squad ahead of their Guinness Six Nations encounter with Ireland in Dublin this Satur…
Josh Raisey
11 Mar, 11:08
Italy make historic leap in world rankings ahead of crunch Wales clash
Italy have been richly rewarded for their impressive 31-29 win over Scotland in the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday by climbing t…
Josh Raisey
11 Mar, 10:03
Looking back at the 3 most exciting Six Nations weekends to date
The 2024 Guinness Six Nations burst into life with a memorable fourth round of action that produced thrilling victories for Italy,…
11 Mar, 9:53
Clive Woodward calls out Ben Earl over post-match comments
Sir Clive Woodward has criticised England's outstanding No.8 - Ben Earl - following his side's 23-22 Six Nations win over Ireland …
Ian Cameron
11 Mar, 8:21
France call-up Irish qualified Munster star into Six Nations squad
France have called up Munster’s Irish-qualified centre Antoine Frisch for their final Six Nations clash against England.
Ian Cameron
11 Mar, 6:47
Box office Feyi-Waboso and Garbisi’s redemption – Six Nations talking points
There were wins for Italy, England and France in an enthralling round four of the Guinness Six Nations that ensures there will be …
11 Mar, 5:21
Mick Cleary: 'What England were missing was what they produced big time on Saturday – a statement victory'
Steve Borthwick finally has a performance and result to build upon as Twickenham erupts, but it must not be a one-off
Mick Cleary
11 Mar, 5:12
'Exactly what he said to me': Ben Earl predicted how Ireland game would unfold
Ben Earl was at the forefront of England’s seismic victory over Ireland after predicting to Steve Borthwick the impact he intend…
10 Mar, 19:48
Ireland's Andy Farrell dismisses talk of Six Nations ‘anti-climax’
Avoiding defeat to Scotland on St Patrick’s Day will almost certainly ensure Ireland keep hold of their crown.
10 Mar, 19:03
Should England receive medals for beating Ireland
The visceral reaction to England's rousing win over Ireland has been a clap back at supposed arrogance from Irish media and former…
Ben Smith
10 Mar, 18:20
Warren Gatland: 'We definitely don’t want to finish at the bottom'
Wales last finished bottom of the Six Nations Championship in 2003 and face the Azzurri at Principality Stadium next Saturday.
10 Mar, 15:49
Things get awkward as Warren Gatland walks out of interview
In the aftermath of Wales' 45-24 defeat to France in Cardiff, a video has emerged on X showing a visibly frustrated Warren Gatland…
Ian Cameron
10 Mar, 14:18
Wales player ratings vs France | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Wales player ratings: A fourth defeat and a one-sided scoreline might point to a team that struggled to match France. And that is …
Daniel Gallan
10 Mar, 13:34
England squad update: One change as Cunningham-South is ruled out
The soon-to-be 21-year-old back-rower had played off the bench in all four of England’s matches so far in the 2024 championship.
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 13:30
France surge condemns Wales to Six Nations wooden spoon decider
A fourth successive loss of the Six Nations campaign means Warren Gatland’s team could finish bottom for the first time since 20…
10 Mar, 13:23
France player ratings vs Wales | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
France player ratings: With eight changes from the draw with Italy, the French needed a big performance and a record score in Card…
Chris Jones
10 Mar, 13:08
Cameron Woki walkout fuels speculation around French unrest
A decision by second row Cameron Woki to opt out of traveling to Cardiff with the national team as the 24th man - choosing instead…
Ian Cameron
10 Mar, 12:38
Ollie Lawrence: What lay behind England win over 'best team in the world'
Ollie Lawrence has revealed that England’s stunning victory over Ireland was forged in the disappointment of their Calcutta Cup …
10 Mar, 9:40
Arrogant Ireland cheerleaders brought down to earth with a slap
It is unbelievable to think that after one swing of Marcus Smith’s right foot, England can be crowned Six Nations Champions in L…
Neil Fissler
10 Mar, 9:14
Conor Murray under fire from fans for 'terrible, terrible' call
Ireland veteran Conor Murray's late-game decision to box kick the ball away in the dying minutes against England at Twickenham has…
Ian Cameron
10 Mar, 8:30
Ireland players told to 'congratulate England' and move on
The scrum-half is eager to once again lift silverware on home soil.
10 Mar, 7:57
Steve Borthwick names the three things that won it for England
Another dispiriting loss and the increased chance of a fourth successive two-wins-from-five Guinness Six Nations campaign – the …
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 7:09
Why England's Jamie George was 'in awe of the boys on the field'
It’s been a crippling few weeks for the new English skipper. His mother Jane, a massive rugby fan, tragically passed away in mid…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 6:56
Huw Jones denies Scotland camp unrest with Gregor Townsend
Scotland squandered the chance to set up a title decider.
10 Mar, 6:39
Fight of Earl and three other England beating Ireland talking points
Beating Ireland, European rugby’s long-established international rugby entertainers, was no mean feat. Even more fantastic was t…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 3:07
'I am sure Nick and George are disappointed... but Joe and I have been disappointed as well'
The Ospreys centre has been recalled to the starting line-up for Sunday’s contest.
10 Mar, 3:00
'There is no one there!': Matt Williams on Scotland's real problem area after Italy loss
Ex-Scotland head coach and Irish TV pundit Matt Williams has dissected Scotland's problem area in the 31-29 loss to Italy.
Ben Smith
09 Mar, 16:20
Borthwick: Clash with Farrell and what pleased him most about England
England boss Steve Borthwick has played down his half-time incident with Ireland coach Andy Farrell.
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 16:16
'Emotional' Ben Earl hits back at press in post-match interview
Ben Earl has fired back at England's critics following his player of the match in his side's 23-22 win over Ireland in round four …
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 16:14
'We've been very good at winning... we've got to be good at losing'
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has no doubts his side will bounce back from the Guinness Six Nations loss to England at Twickenha…
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 15:43
Everyone is saying the same thing after Ireland's loss to England
Many people are saying the same thing after heavy underdogs England clinched a nail-biting victory over Ireland with a 23-22 score…
Ian Cameron
09 Mar, 15:17
Hurt Gregor Townsend reacts to shock Scotland loss to Italy
Frustrated Gregor Townsend refused to entertain questions about his future after Scotland suffered a calamitous second-half collap…
09 Mar, 14:13
England player ratings vs Ireland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
England player ratings live from Twickenham: Incredible, simply incredible. England weren’t given a hope in hell of causing an u…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 13:59
Late Marcus Smith drop goal extinguishes Ireland's Grand Slam dream
A Marcus Smith drop goal in the final play of the game secured England a 23-22 win over Guinness Six Nations leaders Ireland, endi…
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 13:40
Incensed Andy Farrell caught in tunnel spat with Steve Borthwick
Despite going into half-time in the lead against England at Twickenham, something had clearly upset Ireland head coach Andy Farrel…
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 13:02
Ireland player ratings vs England | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: No Irish side has ever gone to Twickenham as such heavy favourites, but this contest played out more like …
Ian Cameron
09 Mar, 12:41
Scotland player ratings vs Italy | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Scotland’s hopes of achieving a top-two finish in the Six Nations suffered a major blow as they lost to…
Bryn Palmer
09 Mar, 11:20
Italy survive late onslaught to stun Scotland in Rome
Italy followed up their draw with France in round three of the Guinness Six Nations with a 31-29 victory over Scotland at the Stad…
09 Mar, 11:06
Nigel Owens calls for law rethink after incident during Italy-Scotland
Revered retired rugby referee Nigel Owens has voiced his concerns over the current rugby law relating to holding a player over the…
Ian Cameron
09 Mar, 10:31
Warren Gatland's honest take on Antoine Dupont’s Six Nations absence
Warren Gatland believes that Antoine Dupont’s absence from the Guinness Six Nations has proved “a massive loss” for France.
09 Mar, 9:20
Six Nations statement: Fixtures confirmed for 2025 men’s championship
Tournament officials have confirmed that next year’s competition will open in Paris next January with France hosting Wales in a …
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 8:45
'The end of the game shows the character that is in this team'
The Irish only managed a 32-all draw away to England in Bath, but scratching the surface of that stalemate they were the team that…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 5:54
Unsatisfied Fabien Galthie wary of Wales' 'pure talent'
Fabien Galthie readily accepts that France “are not at the level we want to be” during what has proved to be a spluttering Gui…
09 Mar, 5:17
'Fair contest in the air, it shouldn’t have been a penalty'
The English looked to have won it late on, Ben Waghorn seeing his 77th-minute try brilliantly converted from the touchline by Sean…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 4:33
Wales' worrying stat and 4 other talking points before facing France
Wales will target a first win of their Guinness Six Nations campaign when they tackle France in Cardiff on Sunday.
09 Mar, 4:21
U20s title down to the wire after thrilling England-Ireland draw
Friday night at The Rec embellished this consensus, the quality of the edge-of-seat action igniting an electric atmosphere for the…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 16:23
'We desperately want to win' – Warren Gatland on ending losing streak
Wales’ recent overall Six Nations record is poor, having claimed just two victories from the last 14 starts and are winless in t…
08 Mar, 11:42
Rory Darge: Duhan van der Merwe will not be distracted by Scotland record
Van der Merwe goes into it with 26 international tries to his name – one shy of the county’s record-holder Stuart Hogg.
08 Mar, 11:40
Borthwick's mythical masterplan? I'm tired of waiting – Andy Goode
Steve Borthwick insists England have a plan but there’s no smoke without fire when it comes to rumours of unrest in camp and he …
Andy Goode
08 Mar, 10:04
Italy captain Michele Lamaro: 'We’re getting there'
Michele Lamaro believes Italy are steadily progressing but he will not be getting carried away by their spirited display away to F…
08 Mar, 9:32
Unbeaten England U20s finding it 'very difficult to be too picky'
Defending champions Ireland are in town looking to get stuck into their hosts and England head coach Markl Mapletoft can’t wait …
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 7:20
Meafou one of three France debutants to face Wales in Cardiff
Three players will make their Test debuts when France face Guinness Six Nations opponents Wales in Cardiff on Sunday.
08 Mar, 7:14
Are Ireland the real world champions? 5 England-Ireland talking points
England and Ireland clash in round four of the Guinness Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday, with the 142nd meeting between the …
08 Mar, 6:08
Five talking points as Scotland prepare to face Italy in Guinness Six Nations
Duhan Van Der Merwe is looking to become Scotland’s leading try-scorer.
08 Mar, 6:00
Ex England captain claims Borthwick's team in midst of 'identity crisis'
England captain Dylan Hartley has voiced a concern that Steve Borthwick's England is grappling with an identity crisis.
Ian Cameron
08 Mar, 5:48
Gregor Townsend explains George Horne and Cam Redpath calls
Scotland scrum-half George Horne has been urged to grasp the chance to shed his reputation as an impact ‘super-sub’ after bein…
Bryn Palmer
08 Mar, 5:03
Mick Cleary: 'England are in need of another resurrection act.'
Steve Borthwick's men are expected to be another bump in the road on Ireland's triumphant path to the Grand Slam, can they spring …
Mick Cleary
08 Mar, 4:42
Has England's imitation of the Springboks winning machine malfunctioned?
England have recruited a glut of coaches who tasted World Cup success with the Springboks but the golden touch is yet to rub off
Daniel Gallan
08 Mar, 3:27
Ben Redshaw: 'The way the boys looked up to Farrell was special'
The plan four months out from his 19th birthday was to get used to academy life at Newcastle under new boss Alex Codling, not to h…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 3:10
'The dark arts of causing as much havoc as he possibly can'
McCarthy’s career has taken off like a rocket since he secured inclusion as a fringe player in Farrell’s Rugby World Cup squad…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 2:58
'First time in a while I’d seen weight of shirt feel heavy on players'
The English had gone to Edinburgh last month looking to confidently build on their best start to the championship since 2019.
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 2:45
England explain continued backing of George Furbank at full-back
The Northampton No15 was a shock inclusion to face Scotland last month, his first Test selection in two years.
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 2:36
How England can upset Irish apple cart
With their savage defence and breakdown work, England can subject the Grand Slam chasers to new pressure.
Nick Bishop
07 Mar, 15:37
Will Rowlands: 'We’ve got a big team up-front, so bring it on'
France are seeking a fifth successive Six Nations victory over Wales.
07 Mar, 15:36
The curious Andy Farrell claim about 'fantastic side' England
The English saw their rare unbeaten start to the championship blown to smithereens in Scotland the last day and now they face the …
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 14:16
The U18 academy report on Danny Care, England’s latest Test centurion
the Harlequins No9 has been named on the Twickenham bench for Saturday’s visit by the Irish.
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 13:48
The Immanuel Feyi-Waboso reaction to getting first England start
The 21-year-old had announced himself on the international scene with a try-scoring effort off the February 24 bench against Scotl…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 13:01
The cavalry will soon return but Wales need to end grim streak
Wales will soon be boosted by the return of some leading lights but the immediate aim is to end a losing home run.
Mark Orders
07 Mar, 12:40
Lancaster on the 'second lease of life' that's driven Care to 100 caps
Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster has paid tribute to the special skills that marked Danny Care out as an outstanding aca…
Chris Jones
07 Mar, 12:35
'Marcus is not the answer... I don't think he's got what it takes'
Steve Borthwick inherited many problems when he replaced Eddie Jones as England's head coach in 2022, but the defect that probably…
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 11:23
'Best in the world': The Steve Borthwick verdict on Farrell's Ireland
The Irish were eliminated in the quarter-finals in France, losing out to the All Blacks in a tournament where Borthwick’s Englis…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 10:40
The five key factors Scotland will target for slick Italian job
Scotland have won their last eight Six Nations games against Italy, but potential pitfalls await in Rome.
David Ferguson
07 Mar, 9:38
Ireland explain 'freak' James Ryan injury, excluding Garry Ringrose
A round two starter versus Italy, the lock provided bench cover behind Joe McCarthy and Tadhg Beirne in the wins over France and W…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 9:18
Three changes for England, including a first start for Feyi-Waboso
The English had their best start to the championship since 2019 ruined by their 21-30 round three loss to Scotland in Edinburgh on…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 9:00
One XV change for Ireland versus England, three bench alterations
With selection favourite Hugo Keenan now back to full fitness following the knee injury sustained against Italy in round two, Farr…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 9:00
Louis Lynagh set for debut as Italy make three changes for Scotland
Harlequins winger Louis Lynagh is set to make his Italy debut on Saturday in round four of the Guinness Six Nations as head coach …
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 8:50
OTD: Brian O’Driscoll makes final appearance
The Ireland great played his last match for his country in the capital on March 8, 2014.
07 Mar, 7:54
RFU teams up with Alzheimer’s Society to raise dementia awareness
The Rugby Football Union has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Society in a bid to increase awareness of dementia.
07 Mar, 7:51
Not one England player could 'force their way into this Irish team'
Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer doesn't believe a single England player would make Andy Farrell's current Ireland 15.
Ian Cameron
07 Mar, 7:44
Ex Bok's seven-word response to claims Ireland are the world's best
After three rounds of Guinness Six Nations action, many figures in the game have hailed runaway leaders Ireland as the best team i…
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 7:33
How current Ireland side stack up against O'Driscoll's 'Golden Generation'
Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer believes the current Ireland team is set to eclipse Ireland's so-called 'Golden Generation…
Ian Cameron
07 Mar, 7:28
'More to come' from Scotland warns Townsend ahead of Italy and Ireland
The Scots are second in the table ahead of matches away to Italy this Saturday and Grand Slam-chasing Ireland the following week.
07 Mar, 7:06
Scotland change three for Italy with 6-2 split on the bench
Gregor Townsend has made three changes to the XV that triumphed in the Calcutta Cup for their Guinness Six Nations round four clas…
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 4:47
Ben Kay: 'For England to win, they need the crowd in full voice and willing them over the line'
England will have to change tack against Ireland if they are to stand a chance of upsetting Andy Farrell's green machine
Ben Kay
06 Mar, 16:14
Sam Underhill: 'It's been class, I was doubtful that would happen'
The back-rower is poised to win his 34th cap in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham after returning…
06 Mar, 13:31
Four changes for Ireland U20s, including an entire new front row
The Irish were far too good last time out for the Wesh in Cork but that hasn’t prevented head coach Richie Murphy from altering …
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 12:33
Dewi Lake suggests major change to Welsh overseas rule
Wales hooker Dewi Lake has questioned the Welsh Rugby Union's current overseas rule that is in place, suggesting an alternative th…
Josh Raisey
06 Mar, 12:06
Toby Flood wants George Ford to start, queries Ben Earl's weight
Former England out-half Toby Flood has given his verdict on the George Ford-Marcus Smith selection dilemma Steve Borthwick is faci…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 11:35
Ex-England player likens 'destructive' van der Merwe to Jonah Lomu
England felt the wrath of van der Merwe on February 24 as he became the first Scottish player to score a try hat-trick in the Calc…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 10:59
The two factors that convinced Huw Jones to turn down France move
Scotland centre Huw Jones revealed he was “tempted” by the prospect of a move to France but he ultimately felt that remaining …
06 Mar, 10:21
Unbeaten England U20s change five for visit of title rivals Ireland
The English were 30-17 winners away to Scotland the last time out, but they have now bolstered their side with some recalls, enfor…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 9:21
Four changes for Wales and a positional switch for skipper Jenkins
The Welsh lost out 7-31 at Aviva Stadium on February 24 and they now go in against the French at Principality Stadium with an enti…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 6:39
Hartley dismisses boring England narrative but wants Ford dropped
Former England skipper Dylan Hartley has taken issue with accusations that Steve Borthwick’s team is boring but added that he wa…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 5:34
Coach says Duhan van der Merwe wasn't satisfied after hat-trick
The 28-year-old’s match-defining hat-trick against England a week past Saturday took him to 26 international touchdowns.
06 Mar, 3:54
Why Ireland have the best back-row in world rugby
O'Mahony, Doris and Van der Flier have that perfect balance of experience, power and speed to become a formidable triumvirate
Pat McCarry
06 Mar, 3:46
The England update on the injury that has sidelined Fin Smith
Fin Smith was the solitary member of Steve Borthwick’s squad to miss training on Tuesday as he recovers from a calf injury.
05 Mar, 14:17
Injury forces Italy into squad change with ex captain Bigi called up
Zebre hooker Luca Bigi has been called into the Italy squad this week, with Marco Manfredi pulling out with a calf injury ahead of…
Josh Raisey
05 Mar, 11:51
A question of nationality
Players playing in this year's Six Nations come from all over the globe and reflect the diverse society we live in
Neil Squires
05 Mar, 10:55
Wales flanker Christ Tshiunza set for return after four months out
Wales flanker Christ Tshiunza has been selected to start for Exeter Chiefs against the Royal Navy on Wednesday after over four mon…
Josh Raisey
05 Mar, 10:07
Ireland issue pre-England update on injured quartet, including Keenan
Full-back Keenan and lock Henderson missed the round-three win over Wales due to respective knee and dislocated toe issues.
05 Mar, 10:05
Leonardo Ghiraldini: 'The supporters in Italy are unbelievable'
The 39-year-old former hooker from Padova was firmly established in Italy’s front row when they downed Ireland 22-15 in March 20…
Jon Newcombe
05 Mar, 8:31
Watson's confusion after call from Townsend over Scotland axing
Scotland's back row reserves currently run deeper than they have in a long time, to such an extent that nailed-on starters just a …
Josh Raisey
05 Mar, 6:51
Who cares who wins this year's Six Nations?
With France still in post-World Cup trauma and other nations in transition, is this year's championship largely irrelevant?
Gavin Mortimer
05 Mar, 3:39
We need to talk about Steve...
The England head coach is 19 Tests into his tenure and there are still doubts over his suitability to the role, with patience wear…
Graham Simmons
04 Mar, 12:40
Scotland add four players to squad as three drop out
Scotland have called up four players to their squad this week as they prepare to take on Italy in Rome on Saturday in round four o…
Josh Raisey
04 Mar, 6:58
Three changes to England squad, including return of Smith, Mitchell
Smith and Mitchell were with the squad in the north of England last week but weren’t officially part of the 36 as they were list…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 13:00
'Flecks of arrogance' around Ireland team claims UK scribe
Outspoken Sunday Times columnist Stephen Jones has suggested that there is a growing arrogance around Andy Farrell's Ireland team.…
Ian Cameron
03 Mar, 8:55
'They came up to me and were saying ‘I’ve got the same hair as you’'
The back-row prospect from the western Cardiff suburb hopes to lead by example.
03 Mar, 4:43
'It’s not meant to be easy': England's new flanker left New Zealand after career roadblock
The Harlequins flanker appears to be an integral part of head coach Steve Borthwick’s long-term England plans.
02 Mar, 17:13
Glasgow statement: Six Nations campaign over for Sione Tuipulotu
The 27-year-old limped out of last weekend’s Calcutta Cup win over England, exiting the action at Scottish Gas Murrayfield short…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar, 15:13
Emmanuel Meafou one of four France squad members in Toulouse team
Toulouse have selected four members of France's 34-player squad in their team to play Castres on Saturday in the Top 14, including…
Josh Raisey
01 Mar, 12:39
Wales great JPR Williams remembered as a ‘revolutionary’ at memorial
The former Wales and British Lions full-back died in January at the age of 74.
01 Mar, 10:47
Schalk Burger highlights the 'deeper' issue in English rugby
After victories against Italy and Wales in the opening two rounds of the Guinness Six Nations, England's progress, or possibly lac…
Josh Raisey
01 Mar, 4:26
The Richard Wigglesworth message after 'basic errors' England loss
Wigglesworth is central to what England head coach Steve Borthwick promised would comprise a “thorough and honest” review of t…
29 Feb, 13:43
Nigel Owens wades into Italy missed kick debate and Danty red card
Nigel Owens has reviewed the drama of Italy’s Paolo Garbisi missing his last-gasp penalty kick to beat France and the red card t…
Liam Heagney
29 Feb, 13:26
Warren Gatland clarifies misconstrued comments about Wales
The national boss last week said the Welsh regional game sometimes felt like “a sinking ship.”
29 Feb, 12:13
How France have been 'found out' this Six Nations
Just six months ago, France were sweeping aside the All Blacks in the opening match of their own World Cup, with the rugby world s…
Josh Raisey
29 Feb, 10:46
The Ireland injury update and what they make of Borthwick's England
The Irish are two wins away from completing their historic first back-to-back Grand Slam campaigns in the Guinness Six Nations. St…
Liam Heagney
29 Feb, 8:22
Warren Gatland releases one player from Wales squad back to region
Wales have opted to send just one player back to their region ahead of the fallow weekend in the Guinness Six Nations, Dragons fla…
Josh Raisey
29 Feb, 6:17
Stats reveal how England are actually getting worse - Beyond 80
Duhan van der Merwe's first try against England was the turning point for Scotland in their fourth successive Calcutta Cup win, bu…
Grant Constable
29 Feb, 5:35
Eddie O'Sullivan: 'One win in the Five Nations was considered a good year'
The revolution in Irish rugby in the last decade and a half has transformed a squad of also-rans into a side other countries aspir…
Garry Doyle
29 Feb, 2:57
Italy bolstered by return of 2 starters after injuries against England
Italy head coach Gonzalo Quesada has named his 34-player squad that will prepare to take on Scotland and Wales in the final two ro…
Josh Raisey
28 Feb, 11:08
The gruesome injury from the 'biggest shot' of O'Driscoll's career
Ahead of Ireland's round three Guinness Six Nations clash with Wales last Saturday, the former Ireland captain listed a tackle by …
Josh Raisey
28 Feb, 10:18
The 15 England players yet to play a single minute in this Six Nations
The question on the minds of English fans will be what the head coach can do to quickly improve his team for their round four Guin…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb, 9:07
Feyi-Waboso missing as England make two training squad changes
Having had a few days’ break since that Scottish Gas Murrayfield defeat, Borthwick has now updated his options for the fallow we…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb, 8:15
The eight England changes I want to see versus Ireland – Andy Goode
Joe Marler, Dan Cole, Elliot Daly and George Ford all have a huge number of caps and have had long international careers, but I’…
Andy Goode
28 Feb, 7:19
Our friends in the North
Yorkshire has produced an abundance of talent for the English rugby team and it is a county with rich seams of talent
Neil Squires
28 Feb, 6:49
O'Driscoll holds nothing back in criticism of 'in trouble' Galthie
Les Bleus currently sit in fourth place in the Six Nations table with one win from three matches. After coming within one fallen b…
Josh Raisey
28 Feb, 5:17
Explained: The Finn Russell kicking masterclass for Scotland
An Opta RugbyHub graphic below shows that 15 attempts have been made – from both sides of the pitch and down the middle – and …
Jon Newcombe
27 Feb, 13:48
Ban means Jonathan Danty will miss the rest of the Six Nations
The La Rochelle centre was initially yellow carded in Lille, but his foul play was upgraded to red during the interval and he didn…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 13:01
World Rugby respond to Gregor Townsend's mouthguard tech concerns
Gregor Townsend spoke out after last Saturday's Calcutta Cup victory over England when a second Scottish player in successive matc…
27 Feb, 11:08
Is the Six Nations balance of power shifting?
The statistics paint a picture of a new landscape emerging across the North's flagship tournament
Nick Bishop
27 Feb, 3:57
Steve Borthwick issues 'hopeful' update on injured England fly-half Marcus Smith
Harlequins star Smith has sat out all three of England’s games so far with a calf problem suffered on a pre-tournament training …
26 Feb, 18:11
Pearson gunning for England return as Borthwick called to make changes
Tom Pearson is hoping his man of the match performance in front of Steve Borthwick in England A's thumping 91-5 win over Portugal …
Chris Jones
26 Feb, 11:35
Wounded France axe 3 players from matchday squad after Italy draw
France have announced a 19-player squad that will remain in camp during this upcoming fallow week, with the rest returning to thei…
Josh Raisey
26 Feb, 10:51
Date set for Jonathan Danty to learn Six Nations fate after red card
France centre Jonathan Danty will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after his red card against Italy on Sunday in the Guinnes…
Josh Raisey
26 Feb, 9:44
'Nothing scarier': Tuilagi backed to do 'special things' vs Ireland
The concept of mis-firing England throwing a player into a Guinness Six Nations clash with Grand Slam champions Ireland who has no…
Chris Jones
26 Feb, 8:41
'Just give me the ball and I will sprint' - Duhan Van der Merwe
Scotland hat-trick hero Duhan van der Merwe has vowed to continue plundering Six Nations tries and try to beat Stuart Hogg’s all…
Bryn Palmer
26 Feb, 7:25
The 4 England players Borthwick has been told to 'move on'
Following England's disappointing loss to Scotland in their round three Six Nations match at Murrayfield, former England fly-half …
Ian Cameron
26 Feb, 6:52
Anthony Watson's take on 'explosive' Immanuel Feyi-Waboso cameo
A combined total of three minutes of action over the course of the opening two rounds of Guinness Six Nations action is not ideal …
Josh Raisey
26 Feb, 5:30
Antoine Dupont magic not enough in his first sevens tournament
Antoine Dupont was unable to inspire France to sevens silverware as New Zealand edged them out in the semi-finals of the HSBC SVNS…
26 Feb, 5:05
The White Hole of Calcutta
Scotland, inspired by Duhan van der Merwe, are becoming a serious problem for England, after another tub-thumping victory
Graham Simmons
26 Feb, 4:47
5 things we learned from round three of the Guinness Six Nations
Ireland remain on course for title glory, Scotland won the Calcutta Cup again and Italy claimed an historic draw in France.
26 Feb, 3:17
Mick Cleary: 'England fans are entitled to be grumpy and weary'
Steve Borthwick's men fumbled the ball, tried to play too much rugby and were ultimately undone by Duhan van der Merwe's brillianc…
Mick Cleary
26 Feb, 2:50
Gregor Townsend blasts English PRL as row explodes over access
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has hit out at the governing body of England’s Premiership clubs for refusing to release his…
Bryn Palmer
25 Feb, 17:24
Andy Farrell expecting 'harder' South African defence from England
The reigning Guinness Six Nations champions limited Wales to a penalty try after nilling Italy.
25 Feb, 16:05
Paolo Garbisi apologises for missing the late chance to make history for Italy
The Azzurri had won only once in 44 previous Championship attempts.
25 Feb, 14:51
Fabien Galthie faces sack before end of the Six Nations
RTE rugby pundit Bernard Jackman has forecasted a grim future for France's head coach - Fabien Galthie - suggesting his likely dis…
Ian Cameron
25 Feb, 13:18
Shot clock drama as Italy fumble historic win over France
Les Bleus had won 45 of their previous 48 matches against the Azzurri.
25 Feb, 12:30
France player ratings vs Italy | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
France player ratings: In the third round of the Six Nations, France managed to secure a victory against Italy even if their perfo…
Ian Cameron
25 Feb, 11:57
Cam Redpath's Six Nations message to Scotland teammates
Cam Redpath has challenged Scotland to win their last two Guinness Six Nations matches and give themselves a chance of championshi…
25 Feb, 11:04
Warren Gatland insists winless Wales on right path
Warren Gatland is convinced Wales are on course to become “an excellent team” despite a third successive defeat in another glo…
25 Feb, 5:48
'We knew Wales had nothing to lose and they threw the kitchen sink at us'
Robbie Henshaw insists Grand Slam-chasing Ireland must improve on a “scrappy” win over Wales in order to topple England at “…
25 Feb, 5:10
Jamie George's warning to Ireland despite England flop in Scotland
England's recent winning streak was ripped asunder by the clinical finishing of Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe, who bagged a …
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 3:36
Townsend: Why 'amazing' van der Merwe achievement won't beat last year
The 28-year-old South African is developing a habit of scoring in the world’s oldest rugby international fixture, his record now…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 3:22
Four England talking points after their abject defeat in Scotland
Saturday was a brutal reminder that England remain a second-rate Guinness Six Nations team despite their Rugby World Cup bronze.
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 3:04
'Their skill execution was absolutely atrocious': Irish pundits pick apart England's loss
Irish TV pundits dissected England's performance on Virgin Media Sport which showed England were who everyone thought they were.
Ben Smith
24 Feb, 18:14
'Hasn’t been proven’: Gregor Townsend wary of trusting mouthguard technology
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend expressed concerns about the implementation of smart mouthguards after temporarily losing a se…
24 Feb, 17:09
'Painful lesson': The Steve Borthwick verdict on wounding England loss
Ten points up, England defensively wilted, enabling Duhan van der Merwe to grab the try hat-trick that allowed the Scots to close …
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 16:04
Duhan van der Merwe hat-trick sinks sloppy England to win Calcutta Cup
The wing climbed to within one of Scotland’s all-time record try-scorer Stuart Hogg as Scotland soared to their fourth consecuti…
24 Feb, 14:13
England player ratings vs Scotland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Player ratings: England title notions got a very rude awakening with this deflating 21-30 defeat in Scotland.
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 13:55
Warren Gatland rues costly moment in loss to Ireland
Wales boss Warren Gatland backed Ireland to clinch back-to-back Grand Slam titles after his side suffered a 31-7 Guinness Six Nati…
24 Feb, 13:11
France forced into late change to XV ahead of Italy clash
France winger Louis Bielle-Biarrey has been forced to withdraw from France's Guinness Six Nations contest against Italy on Sunday,…
Josh Raisey
24 Feb, 12:31
Scotland player ratings vs England | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: It wasn’t always convincing in a game littered with errors on both sides, but ultimately Scotland won…
Bryn Palmer
24 Feb, 12:07
Ireland cruise past Wales to keep Grand Slam dream alive
Ireland kept their quest for successive Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam titles on track by brushing aside spirited Wales with a do…
24 Feb, 11:36
Wales player ratings vs Ireland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Even Welsh fans must admit that a defeat, and a comfortable one at that, was the most likely outcome at the Aviva. But the result …
Daniel Gallan
24 Feb, 10:45
Ireland player ratings vs Wales | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: Ireland came into this one heavy favourites, but Wales didn't quite roll over in the manner that many were…
Ian Cameron
24 Feb, 10:40
What Posolo Tuilagi has done to earn his first start for France
France assistant coach Laurent Sempere has praised Posolo Tuilagi for his energy as the lock prepares to make his first start for …
24 Feb, 6:24
Mercer opens up on his 'debate' with Borthwick after Six Nations snub
Zach Mercer has been quite outspoken about his ongoing England omission and as a result there have been fears that he has sabotage…
Josh Raisey
24 Feb, 4:10
'Daunting makes it sounds like we are scared. We are not. We are excited'
The odds are stacked against Wales, having not won a Six Nations game in Dublin since 2012 and facing a team marching towards anot…
24 Feb, 3:02
'I want that cup’ - Joe Marler irked by sight of Scots' Calcutta Cup celebrations
Joe Marler is desperate to help England wrestle back the Calcutta Cup on Saturday after growing exasperated with Scotland’s rece…
23 Feb, 12:09
Finn Russell responds to talk England are set to go after him
The Red Rose have turned to the Felix Jones system that helped South Africa win the World Cup, beating Scotland 18-3 along the way…
23 Feb, 10:20
Steward axing shows Borthwick’s new intent – Andy Goode
Steve Borthwick might still be tinkering with his starting XV but most of the changes are to be expected and George Furbank’s su…
Andy Goode
23 Feb, 9:12
5 talking points as Scotland and England face moment of truth
Scotland and England renew hostilities when they meet in rugby’s oldest international fixture at Murrayfield on Saturday.
23 Feb, 8:51
Peter O’Mahony says ‘banana skin’ label is disrespectful to Wales
Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony says it would be disrespectful to regard rivals Wales as a “banana skin” ahead of Saturday’…
23 Feb, 8:29
Warren Gatland's Wales' plan to 'unsettle' Ireland
The odds are stacked against Wales for Six Nations clash in Dublin.
23 Feb, 8:22
Are Scotland soft?
The most talented Scottish team in decades continues to flop when the chips are down
Daniel Gallan
23 Feb, 6:34
France change two, give first start to 19-year-old Posolo Tuilagi
Fabien Galthie has made two changes to his France team to host Italy in Lille on Sunday, including giving the 19-year-old Posolo T…
Liam Heagney
23 Feb, 6:34
Jamie George to lead England in Scotland despite his mother's death
The 33-year-old Saracens hooker found out on the same day that he was appointed captain of the Red Rose last month that his mum Ja…
23 Feb, 6:04
Former England captain brands Louis Lynagh Italy call 'brave'
Former England captain Dylan Hartley has described Louis Lynagh's decision to declare for Italy as a 'brave and proud'.
Ian Cameron
23 Feb, 5:38
Mick Cleary: 'England can’t go down without having a craic. That’s a positive development, a ballsy selection decision'
Steve Borthwick has shed his conservative image by dropping the dependable Freddie Steward for the creative George Furbank
Mick Cleary
23 Feb, 5:31
5 talking points as Ireland continue Grand Slam hunt against Wales
Wales face mission improbable against the reigning champions in Dublin.
23 Feb, 5:19
Andy Farrell not buying narrative around Ireland-Wales match
The reigning Guinness Six Nations champions are overwhelming favourites for victory.
23 Feb, 4:58
Scotland star Darcy Graham looks set to miss yet another Six Nations
Scotland wing Darcy Graham is expected to miss the whole of the Six Nations for the second straight year as he awaits a definitive…
Bryn Palmer
23 Feb, 3:43
Four England talking points after Steward-less team named for Scotland
Most surprising of all was Borthwick’s decision to axe Freddie Steward and award George Furbank his first cap in two years. That…
Liam Heagney
22 Feb, 13:43
Andy Farrell lays down challenge to rookie Ciaran Frawley
Andy Farrell has challenged Test rookie Ciaran Frawley to “prove a point” after handing him a long-awaited full Ireland debut …
22 Feb, 12:27
'This is one that we’re focused on more than the others'
Gregor Townsend says Scotland’s sole focus is on winning their “biggest game of the season” against England this weekend and…
22 Feb, 12:04
Warren Gatland says ‘the right structures’ give Ireland their advantage
The Wales head coach is not convinced that Welsh regional rugby will undergo the proper reset he feels it requires.
22 Feb, 10:53
George Furbank starts for axed Steward as England make five changes
The full-back was originally axed for last October’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final win over Fiji in Marseille, the No15 shirt be…
Liam Heagney
22 Feb, 10:00
Old habits die hard but Farrell's Ireland must embrace favourites' tag
Ireland habitually traded on an underdog status but have 'leaned into' a new identity under Andy Farrell
Pat McCarry
22 Feb, 9:08
Frawley starts as Farrell makes 7 changes to Ireland team for Wales
Ciaran Frawley is set to start at fullback in the absence of injured Hugo Keenan as head coach Andy Farrell makes seven changes to…
Ian Cameron
22 Feb, 9:00
Three changes for Scotland as Townsend names team to host England
Scotland will look to get their Guinness Six Nations campaign back on track versus England on Saturday with an XV containing three…
Liam Heagney
22 Feb, 8:39
Matteo Minozzi announces immediate retirement aged 27
Italy and Benetton fullback Matteo Minozzi has announced his immediate retirement from rugby aged just 27.
Josh Raisey
22 Feb, 8:34
England explain two 'great changes' in Chandler Cunningham-South
The soon-to-be 21-year-old emigrated with his family to New Zealand at the age of four, returning 14 years later following an acad…
Liam Heagney
22 Feb, 7:34
Zach Mercer told to stop sulking by former England teammate
Former England hooker Dylan Hartley has suggested that Zach Mercer shouldn't be sulking over his Six Nations non-selection by Stev…
Ian Cameron
22 Feb, 6:15
The Dylan Hartley verdict on the Finn Russell danger for England
The retired hooker’s old team head to Edinburgh on Saturday looking to extend their winning streak in the 2024 Guinness Six Nati…
Liam Heagney
22 Feb, 5:03
'I was the same as every other Scot at the end, screaming ‘that’s down'
Steyn withdrew on the morning of the France loss after his wife Ally went into labour late on Friday afternoon, but he could retur…
22 Feb, 3:56
The 'Class of 99' reunite to dream of a Scotland renaissance
Gregor Townsend and Gary Armstrong reminisce over spearheading an unlikely Five Nations championship win
David Ferguson
22 Feb, 3:18
No doubting Tommy
Tommy Reffell has been Wales' standout player in this year's Six Nations but for those who know it, it comes as no surprise
Mark Orders
22 Feb, 3:12
Care names the two things that have helped extend his England career
Danny Care has revealed the unconventional secret behind his career longevity as he closes in on becoming England’s sixth Test c…
21 Feb, 14:07
France release six players with Tuilagi reportedly set for first start
France have released six players back to their clubs as Fabien Galthie's squad gear towards their clash with Italy in Lille on Sun…
Josh Raisey
21 Feb, 12:08
'Scotland were the toughest to play at RWC' - Springbok Jesse Kriel
Back in South Africa for a few weeks due to a thumb injury sustained in Japan, Springbok centre Jesse Kriel has provided some fasc…
Grant Constable
21 Feb, 11:20
England prepared for Murrayfield 'curve balls' in Calcutta Cup
England are confident they have the composure to cope with any mind games played by Scotland in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash.
21 Feb, 9:26
Gareth Thomas: 'A fast start is the key to beating Ireland'
Gareth Thomas believes a fast start is vital for Wales in their quest to claim an odds-defying victory over Guinness Six Nations t…
21 Feb, 8:59
3 play for Six Nations rivals, 1 changed sport: England A's last team
England A are set to return on Sunday for the first time in eight years when they take on Portugal at Welford Road. 
Josh Raisey
21 Feb, 7:15
The Bluffer's Guide to the Six Nations
If you've spotted rugby on Netflix and fancy blending in with the fanatics, this rundown is for you...probably
Graham Simmons
21 Feb, 3:38
England squad update: Harry Randall among four players released
Steve Borthwick has cut four players from his Guinness Six Nations squad for next Saturday’s round three match in Scotland, rele…
Liam Heagney
20 Feb, 13:48
Rob Howley on how Wales plot to upset 'formidable' Ireland
Rob Howley says Wales will aim to create rugby chaos when they face what most people believe is mission improbable against Ireland…
20 Feb, 12:09
Ollie Lawrence and Manu Tuilagi backed to 'kick the door down'
The hard running centres are available for the first time in the 2024 Guinness Six Nations having recovered from the respective gr…
20 Feb, 12:03
'Murrayfield carries with it the feeling of a mugging waiting to happen'
Pipers, pillars and pain: Scotland's backyard has proved unsettling for many an England team
Neil Squires
20 Feb, 10:32
Three injured France internationals return to training
Toulon welcomed a trio of injured France internationals back into training this week as they prepare for their visit to face Pau i…
Josh Raisey
20 Feb, 10:23
'Scotland by 10': Ex-England player criticises 'data-driven' Borthwick
The English have won their opening two matches in the championship for the first time since 2019 and they now go to Edinburgh look…
Liam Heagney
20 Feb, 7:10
RFU reveals Twickenham 'masterplan' after rejecting Wembley switch
Beginning the overhaul between the 2027 and 2028 Six Nations would minimise disruption due to the absence of an autumn schedule in…
20 Feb, 6:37
Wales make one XV change for Ireland, alter three of their bench
The Welsh went down 14-16 at Twickenham on February 10, their second consecutive loss in this year’s tournament.
Liam Heagney
20 Feb, 6:07
Are the knives out for Shaun Edwards?
After a lacklustre start to the Six Nations, French opinion may be turning against the storied English defence guru.
Gavin Mortimer
19 Feb, 15:37
Ashton picks England Calcutta Cup midfield with Lawrence and Tuilagi back
For the first time in this Guinness Six Nations, both Lawrence and Tuilagi are available after recovering from respective hip and …
19 Feb, 10:27
Uncapped Munster duo make Ireland squad with Henderson update due
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named his 36-player squad that will prepare to take on Wales on Saturday, with uncapped Munste…
Josh Raisey
19 Feb, 9:49
Kinghorn back in Scotland squad as Graham suffers new setback
Toulouse fullback Blair Kinghorn has returned to the Scotland squad ahead of the Calcutta Cup clash with England on Saturday in th…
Josh Raisey
19 Feb, 7:31
Wales call-up uncapped replacement for injured Archie Griffin
Scarlets prop featured in non-cap game against the Barbarians.
19 Feb, 6:38
Huge blow for England as Alex Mitchell ruled out versus Scotland
First-choice England scrum-half Alex Mitchell has been ruled out of next Saturday’s round three Guinness Six Nations game away t…
Liam Heagney
18 Feb, 12:00
The day England’s WAGS wound up the Scots
Scotland legend Iwan Tukalo recalls how the sight of England’s wives and girlfriends on the hallowed Murrayfield turf got the bl…
Jon Newcombe
18 Feb, 5:45
The latest RFU update on 'agreed' England player hybrid contracts
Negotiations about the provision of a fixed fee top-up of about £160,000 per player on top of their Gallagher Premiership club co…
Liam Heagney
18 Feb, 3:57
'I had to think about getting a job': Out of contract to Wales debut in 12 months
Wales prop Keiron Assiratti is set to face Guinness Six Nations opponents Ireland a year after his professional rugby career hung …
17 Feb, 17:23
Dan Cole got 'green light' from his wife to continue England career
The 36-year-old will look to help England continue their Six Nations challenge against Scotland.
17 Feb, 17:10
The two England rookies who have most impressed Dylan Hartley
England have enjoyed their best start to the Guinness Six Nations since 2019, beating Italy and Wales in their opening matches to …
Liam Heagney
16 Feb, 10:46
Scotland plan restructure 'to be competitive at the top end of the game'
Scotland and its two professional clubs will reinstate ‘A’ teams as part of a new performance strategy for men’s rugby union…
16 Feb, 7:40
The thing Kevin Sinfield enjoys most about his changed England role
Kevin Sinfield has explained the aspect he enjoys most working with England in a different role during the current Guinness Six Na…
Liam Heagney
16 Feb, 6:16
Lawes picks 'extremely big' 118kg star as his ideal England No6 heir
One of the toughest jobs Steve Borthwick has had after the World Cup has been deciding who will replace Courtney Lawes as England'…
Josh Raisey
16 Feb, 6:05
Ireland versus Wales a foregone conclusion claims ex-England star
Former England rugby star Chris Ashton has stated the upcoming Guinness Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales match is a for…
Ian Cameron
16 Feb, 5:20
Paul O’Connell: Johnny Sexton may be gone but 'his legacy lives on'
The reigning Grand Slam champions have made a strong start to the post-Sexton era with successive Six Nations wins over France and…
16 Feb, 4:41
Nigel Owens highlights the crucial factor in Scotland no-try decision
The television match official has been part of rugby for over two decades now, but there have been few, if any, calls in its histo…
Josh Raisey
15 Feb, 11:50
Ireland not at All Blacks level claims former Test foe
Despite their fine form in the this year's Guinness Six Nations, Chris Ashton doesn't believe that Ireland are yet the level of th…
Ian Cameron
15 Feb, 10:31
Four changes Farrell made to reset Ireland on a path to glory
Andy Farrell is a much-changed coach from the one who critics felt was facing the sack three years ago
Garry Doyle
15 Feb, 10:01
Ritchie returns to captain Edinburgh after missing Scotland selection
Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie will captain Edinburgh on Friday against Zebre in the United Rugby Championship, a week after missi…
Josh Raisey
15 Feb, 9:13
'Is it a happy squad?': Making sense of what is going on with France
France may have come away with a win on Saturday against Scotland at Murrayfield, but it has been far from the side so far this Gu…
Josh Raisey
15 Feb, 8:29
The England verdict on the return of the fit-again Manu Tuilagi
Tuilagi has been added to Steve Borthwick’s squad for their fallow week training camp in London having missed the opening two Gu…
15 Feb, 7:15
The reason why Tommaso Allan has put his Italy Test career on hold
A try-scorer against England in a round-one start, Allan was an unused sub for last Sunday’s 0-36 round-two loss to Ireland in D…
Liam Heagney
15 Feb, 6:19
Adam Beard assesses Dafydd Jenkins' Wales captaincy so far
Wales’ young side take on Andy Farrell’s Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on February 24.
15 Feb, 4:07
Why Ireland haven't felt the loss of 'irreplaceable' Johnny Sexton
Jack Crowley's seamless ascent to the number 10 jersey has assuaged the great man's retirement.
Nick Bishop
15 Feb, 3:32
Immanuel Feyi-Waboso says international career decision came sooner than planned
Born and raised in Cardiff, Feyi-Waboso qualifies for England through his grandmother and the battle for his allegiance began in N…
14 Feb, 17:17
What needs to change for Scotland - Beyond 80's full Six Nations analysis
In the latest episode of Beyond80, Bernard Jackman and Sam Larner look at what actually went wrong for Scotland, Wales' exit strat…
Grant Constable
14 Feb, 12:12
Louis Lynagh called into Italy squad days after confirming Quins exit
Harlequins' departing winger Louis Lynagh has been called into Gonzalo Quesada's Italy squad this week as they prepare to face Fra…
Josh Raisey
14 Feb, 10:33
England make three squad changes, including return of Manu Tuilagi
Steve Borthwick has confirmed that a 36-strong England squad – including the fit-again Manu Tuilagi – has assembled for midwee…
Liam Heagney
14 Feb, 7:30
Wales exploring kit design changes to help colour-blind rugby fans
Ireland and Wales are set to play each other in their traditional plain green and red shirts for the final time during a Guinness …
14 Feb, 6:55
Why have France fallen off a World Cup cliff?
Shorn of Antoine Dupont, Les Bleus look oddly toothless and confused.
Nick Bishop
14 Feb, 6:12
Ioan Lloyd learning the ropes from ex-Wales players
Ioan Lloyd feels he has benefited from the presence of former international half-backs Neil Jenkins and Rob Howley in adapting to …
13 Feb, 15:44
Craig Chalmers opens up on frustrating loss and using that anger against England
Les Bleus clung on to a controversial 20-16 win on Saturday at Murrayfield, ending any hopes of a Grand Slam for the Scots.
13 Feb, 12:13
French professor reveals exactly what high performance in sport is based on
Professor Pierre Dantin analyses the driving forces behind high performance in a third highly cerebral and addictive episode of Ba…
Willy Billiard
13 Feb, 11:55
Wales handed injury boost ahead of daunting Ireland clash
Wales have received a boost ahead of their Guinness Six Nations clash against runaway title favourites Ireland with fly-half Sam C…
13 Feb, 11:14
'I have made the decision to stand down as national coach' - Mike Ruddock OTD
The then 46-year-old stepped down as head coach just 11 months after he led his country to their first Six Nations Grand Slam triu…
13 Feb, 9:17
High time conversion charge downs were consigned to history
Players being allowed to charge down conversions but not penalties adds unnecessarily to rugby's complexity.
Neil Squires
13 Feb, 7:41
Ireland only focused on one thing amid Grand Slam talk
Ireland are looking to become the first side in the Guinness Six Nations era to complete consecutive championship clean sweeps.
13 Feb, 7:29
Wales squad update confirms bad news about rookie Archie Griffin
Wales have been dealt an injury blow ahead of their Guinness Six Nations round three game with Ireland.
Liam Heagney
13 Feb, 7:25
The England changes Chris Ashton insists Steve Borthwick must make
Not since 2019 have the English won both their opening matches in the tournament and having beaten Italy and Wales in recent weeks…
Liam Heagney
13 Feb, 6:24
Are you not entertained by Steve Borthwick's exciting England? - Six Nations
For all the naysaying, the raw numbers show England's wow factor is growing.
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13 Feb, 5:24
The Ireland 'headaches' Andy Farrell explains he can't get enough of
Andy Farrell sat very prettily last Sunday in the Aviva Stadium media auditorium having just watched his Ireland team go two wins …
Liam Heagney
13 Feb, 2:53
Ireland's New York-born lock McCarthy takes influence from the NFL
The 22-year-old is a fan of Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby.
12 Feb, 16:54
England guilty of 'massive own goal' at Twickenham claims Woodward
Steve Borthwick's England may have earned a hard fought win over Wales in Twickenham but former England head coach Clive Woodward …
Ian Cameron
12 Feb, 10:46
Earl explains his post-RWC body transformation and its 'knock-on effects'
No player was on more of a roll for England than Ben Earl after the World Cup last year.
Josh Raisey
12 Feb, 10:41
Maturing England keen to 'right some wrongs' against Scotland
Scotland may be smarting from the injustice of their defeat by France but Ben Earl insists England also have a point to prove in t…
12 Feb, 8:05
'In November, I was thinking I’m not really getting a look with Edinburgh'
Paterson has made only eight professional appearances for Edinburgh and drafted in at full-back on the morning of the defeat to Fr…
12 Feb, 7:32
Mick Cleary: 'England would not supply many, if any, names to a Six Nations XV'
Steve Borthwick's side have identity, but remain too formulaic and too blunt in attack.
Mick Cleary
12 Feb, 7:04
11 players that should be fit again for Six Nations Round 3
After two rounds of Guinness Six Nations action, we enter the first fallow week of the tournament, offering players a much-needed …
Josh Raisey
12 Feb, 6:53
Frustrated Wales yearn to lose the plucky losers tag
Dafydd Jenkins wasn't comforted by Wales' courageous performance and knows his side will be judged on results soon enough
Owain Jones
12 Feb, 6:03
'Hasn’t quite got that Sexton aura': How Crowley's growing into role
Ireland fly-half Jack Crowley is taking the challenge of filling Johnny Sexton’s shoes in his stride and “could go far”, acc…
12 Feb, 4:19
Ireland 'like the All Blacks from some years ago' says Italy's head coach
Italy's Argentinian head coach Gonzalo Quesada has compared the current day Ireland side to "the All Blacks of old" after their 36…
Ben Smith
11 Feb, 16:42
'Two from two. It’s a decent start. It gets tougher' – Andy Farrell
The reigning champions registered a thumping 36-0 bonus-point win over Italy.
11 Feb, 16:25
5 things we learned from round two of the Guinness Six Nations
England and Ireland maintained their 100 per cent records.
11 Feb, 13:09
Italy player ratings vs Ireland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Italy player ratings: Ireland may have made six changes but if you turn up in Dublin without your two best ball carriers and with …
Chris Jones
11 Feb, 12:05
Routine win keeps Ireland on track for back-to-back Grand Slams
Jack Crowley claimed an overdue first senior try as Ireland continued their Guinness Six Nations title defence with a resounding 3…
11 Feb, 12:04
Ireland player ratings vs Italy | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: Although Andy Farrell made plenty of changes, it didn't stop Ireland making light work of a decent Italian…
Ian Cameron
11 Feb, 11:49
England flyhalf George Ford isn't happy about his charge-down
Rio Dyer prevented Ford kicking a conversion after it was ruled he had started his run-up.
11 Feb, 9:22
The reasons Dafydd Jenkins is proud of Wales despite two defeats
Wales’ young team may have shown genuine promise for the future two rounds into the Guinness Six Nations but captain Dafydd Jenk…
11 Feb, 9:03
Fraser Dingwall admits England initiation 'a bit of a blur'
England go into their rest week with two wins from two, with Dingwall scoring his first international try against Wales.
11 Feb, 9:00
The Finn Russell verdict on late no-try drama in Murrayfield
Sam Skinner’s try beyond the end of the 80 minutes was not given despite a long TMO review.
11 Feb, 6:38
Four England talking points after their comeback win over Wales
Having lost a Rugby World Cup semi-final 16 weeks ago after leading for ages versus South Africa, England would have left Twickenh…
Liam Heagney
11 Feb, 2:06
Irish pundit slams Wales’ Ioan Lloyd for not being ‘up to it’ after England defeat
Hannah Tyrrell believes Wales need to make an urgent change at flyhalf after Warren Gatland’s men were unable to hang on for wha…
Finn Morton
10 Feb, 23:38
‘Low-quality game’: Irish pundit’s brutal summary of England’s win over Wales
Stephen Ferris hasn’t held back in his assessment of England’s 16-14 win over Wales by branding the Six Nations clash at Twick…
Finn Morton
10 Feb, 22:55
The five moments that cost Scotland dearly against France
After building a 13-3 lead in the first half hour of play, Scotland were in a commanding position against France. Here are five mo…
Ben Smith
10 Feb, 22:03
'Did you lie to me?': Referee Aimee Barrett-Theron divides opinion over stern telling off
Referee Aimee Barrett-Theron has divided opinion over her treatment of the captains in the U20 Six Nations match between England W…
Kim Ekin
10 Feb, 16:49
'Biggest lesson' Steve Borthwick learned from England win over Wales
England head coach Steve Borthwick has celebrated seeing his team move to the top of the Guinness Six Nations by praising their de…
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 16:22
'There is belief': England ready to take on Six Nations big guns
Jamie George insisted England are ready to take on the Guinness Six Nations’ big hitters after Wales were dispatched 16-14 at Tw…
10 Feb, 16:17
Steve Borthwick: 'The players handled it, the bench have been superb'
England boss Steve Borthwick has paid tribute to his bench after the introduction of a half-dozen replacements helped them to comp…
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 16:01
George says Jones' 'infectious' philosophy is rubbing off on England
England captain Jamie George has said that new defence coach Felix Jones has instilled a mentality of loving to defend after his s…
Josh Raisey
10 Feb, 15:59
Second-half comeback sees unconvincing England edge past Wales
England’s ambition of making a fresh start on their return to Twickenham failed to produce the hoped for fireworks but they at l…
10 Feb, 14:11
England player ratings vs Wales | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
England players ratings live from Twickenham: Steve Borthwick pitched up at Twickenham looking to see his team win their opening t…
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 14:09
'Gutted' Gregor Townsend says Scotland win 'taken away'
The Scots led for most of the match after taking a seventh-minute lead through Ben White.
10 Feb, 14:08
Wales player ratings vs England | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Wales player ratings: A young Welsh side was asked to go to Twickenham and show some fight. That they did. Daring on attack and fe…
Daniel Gallan
10 Feb, 13:16
Bizarre kick tennis scenes in Murrayfield could see end of 'Dupont Law'
Some bizarre kick tennis scenes at Murrayfield today could yet spark the potential abolition of the so-called 'Dupont Law'.
Ian Cameron
10 Feb, 12:27
George Ford caught out by Cheslin Kolbe-style charge down
When South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe charged down a Thomas Ramos conversion to save a precious two points in the World Cup quart…
Josh Raisey
10 Feb, 12:27
Ireland branded 'the most difficult match in world rugby'
Fly-half Paolo Garbisi believes Italy are ready for the “most difficult match in world rugby” and expects facing Ireland to be…
10 Feb, 12:12
Scotland player ratings vs France | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Scotland led for 69 minutes at Murrayfield but ultimately ended up rueing their failure to close out anot…
Bryn Palmer
10 Feb, 12:00
France survive dramatic finale to beat Scotland
Louis Bielle-Biarrey’s late try proved pivotal as France dug out a dramatic 20-16 Guinness Six Nations victory over Scotland at …
10 Feb, 11:41
France player ratings vs Scotland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
France player ratings: After Fabien Galthie side failed to deliver in Marseille, the scene was set for a French bounce back in Mur…
Ian Cameron
10 Feb, 10:22
The Johnny Sexton phonecall advice given to rookie captain Caelan Doris
The 25-year-old will captain the reigning Six Nations champions against Italy.
10 Feb, 8:51
Five talking points as Ireland prepare to host Italy in the Six Nations
Ireland continue their Guinness Six Nations title defence with Sunday afternoon’s match against Italy in Dublin.
10 Feb, 7:29
Christian Wade names the Six Nations player best suited to play NFL
The former England winger quit Wasps in 2018 to try and make it in the NFL and he spent three years at Buffalo Bills before making…
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 6:11
Four England talking points as Wales make Twickenham Six Nations visit
Here are the RugbyPass talking points with England looking to go two wins from two at the start of the Guinness Six Nations for th…
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 5:07
Farrell backs Doris to learn from errors of Leinster captaincy debut
Andy Farrell hopes Ireland can fire up a sold-out Dublin crowd and prevent a zombie-like atmosphere during their homecoming agains…
10 Feb, 4:17
Gats knows how to beat blitz but do Wales have the players to do it? – Andy Goode
Warren Gatland might be claiming to have introduced the blitz defence and know exactly how to beat it but whether he has the playe…
Andy Goode
10 Feb, 4:16
Ross Vintcent: 'I was lost, up the creek without a paddle'
The Italy debutant was left adrift during covid, but his riveting journey from Dubai to the Six Nations soon gathered pace.
Jamie Lyall
09 Feb, 17:43
George North is on the brink of another rugby landmark
Wales centre made his Six Nations debut 13 years ago.
09 Feb, 13:33
George Ford on life after Owen Farrell and his advice for Marcus Smith
For over a decade, Test centurion Farrell has been the dominant figure in English rugby.
09 Feb, 13:28
Farrell: New Ireland captain 'has been on my mind certainly through the World Cup'
The 25-year-old made his international debut in the first match of the Andy Farrell era.
09 Feb, 13:00
'It’ll be the best place to win. For a Welshman, there is no better place' – Dafydd Jenkins
Dafydd Jenkins has highlighted the enormity of victory at Twickenham if Wales can end their long wait for a Six Nations away win a…
09 Feb, 12:51
The key talking points for Scotland if they want success against France
Gregor Townsend’s troops are looking to follow up last weekend’s narrow 27-26 victory in Wales with a win against France at Mu…
09 Feb, 12:03
'Angry' Shaun Edwards riled over reporter's question at Murrayfield
Prickly Shaun Edwards bristled at suggestions France have become a soft touch after conceding nine tries in their last two matches…
09 Feb, 11:29
Italy alter four of their XV for the round two game away to Ireland
The Italians had led the English 17-14 at half-time before losing 24-27 and their new boss Gonzalo Quesada has now announced a lin…
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 11:05
Rory Darge ready for France after 5-week rehab journey
The 23-year-old flanker has been sidelined since sustaining knee ligament damage while playing for Glasgow against Edinburgh.
09 Feb, 10:53
The 'interesting assumption' that irks England camp ahead of Wales
The rivals collide at Twickenham on Saturday in the Guinness Six Nations.
09 Feb, 10:03
Six changes for Ireland as Andy Farrell names team to host Italy
The Irish were 38-17 winners in Marseille last Friday and the reaction has been to go with two backline alterations and four in th…
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 9:07
Townsend on how Scotland have to contend with 'the most effective wing'
Gregor Townsend believes France have arguably the most potent finisher in world rugby heading to Murrayfield on Six Nations busine…
Bryn Palmer
09 Feb, 4:29
'Porter can do it, Thomas du Toit... we’ll see how Asher gets on'
Nathan Catt was in his element the other day. He had popped up on Zoom to generally preview Friday night’s England versus Wales …
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 4:07
Sam Warburton makes 'massive' Lions prediction about England rookie
Former British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton has been so impressed by new England cap Chandler Cunningham-South that he ha…
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 3:49
Gatland game-plan must play to strengths of class of 2024
Wales look better suited to a game of pace and guile rather than the attritional style of Warren Gatland's first stint in charge.
Mark Orders
08 Feb, 15:58
England boss Borthwick on the 'version' of Wales he is expecting
Warren Gatland’s side produced a wildly oscillating performance versus Scotland, falling behind by 27 points before mounting an …
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 13:46
The two 'new' England leaders singled out by skipper Jamie George
The hooker was appointed by Steve Borthwick after Rugby World Cup captain Owen Farrell opted to take a Test rugby sabbatical while…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 13:01
Galthie explains why 20-year-old Bielle-Biarrey starts versus Scotland
France have made two changes to the team that lost to Ireland last week for their match against Scotland on Saturday at Murrayfiel…
Josh Raisey
08 Feb, 12:39
Gregor Townsend on why he's axed Jamie Ritchie from Scotland 23
The Edinburgh flanker was informed last month that he would not be continuing as skipper due to no longer being guaranteed a place…
08 Feb, 11:56
'It doesn’t hold any trepidation': Gatland plans to silence Twickenham
Wales boss Warren Gatland says that Twickenham is a stadium he has “loved going to” and does not find the home of English rugb…
08 Feb, 11:52
England: Standing Feyi-Waboso down against Wales wasn't considered
The 21-year-old was born and raised in Cardiff, but he is now in line to earn his second Test cap against his native country after…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 10:11
The Andy Farrell mantra Jack Crowley embodied in win over France
Ireland assistant coach Mike Catt insists there is plenty more to come from rookie fly-half Jack Crowley ahead of his maiden Guinn…
08 Feb, 10:09
Tomos Williams possesses the x-factor to rock Twickenham to its foundations
The livewire Welsh scrum-half is in the form of his life and has the tools to unsettle England's structured gameplan
Lauren Jenkins
08 Feb, 8:41
Scotland confirm three changes for Saturday's clash with France
Gregor Townsend has confirmed a Scotland XV to host France this Saturday at Murrayfield that has three changes from last Saturday…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 8:41
'Welsh teams are just twice as tough when they’re playing the English'
Former England wing Jonny May has said he would rather Wales had won against Scotland last weekend in round one of the Guinness Si…
Josh Raisey
08 Feb, 8:35
No change to England XV to face Wales but one bench tweak confirmed
Steve Borthwick has ignored the temptation to tinker with his England selection for this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash w…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 8:00
'Real deal' Chandler Cunningham-South compared to LeBron James
Newly capped England flanker Chandler Cunningham-South may have only enjoyed a 15-minute cameo from the bench against Italy, but i…
Josh Raisey
08 Feb, 6:36
Two changes for France as Galthie names team to play Scotland
France will pick up the pieces of their wounded Guinness Six Nations campaign by fielding a starting team away to Scotland on Satu…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 5:38
Chris Ashton explains why England are failing to develop wingers
Former England winger Chris Ashton has criticized Eddie Jones's conservative approach to rugby, blaming it for ruining England win…
Ian Cameron
08 Feb, 4:36
Great expectations replace hope as Ireland chase consecutive Grand Slams
In the last decade or so, Ireland have moved the dial in people's perceptions, from plucky also-rans to elite, clinical profession…
Garry Doyle
08 Feb, 3:42
Gilchrist says 'bitter-sweet' win over Wales will serve Scotland well
The Scots pulled off their first triumph in Cardiff for 22 years last weekend after clinging on to win 27-26.
07 Feb, 15:39
Archie McParland: 'Competing with Alex Mitchell is quite nice'
The current England Test No9 Alex Mitchell is Phil Dowson’s first-choice scrum-half at Northampton and his story about shrugging…
Liam Heagney
07 Feb, 13:19
How England are stealing the Springbok defensive structure - Beyond 80
In today's first episode of Beyond 80, former Ireland and Leinster hooker and analysis guru Bernard Jackman dissects all the key m…
Grant Constable
07 Feb, 12:33
The footballing background of newly capped Wales pair Mann and Winnett
Cameron Winnett and Alex Mann were junior school pupils when Wales last beat England in a Six Nations game at Twickenham.
07 Feb, 12:09
Chandler Cunningham-South's faux pas with England great Richard Hill
England rookie Chandler Cunningham-South was being mentored for weeks by Richard Hill without knowing he was talking to a World Cu…
07 Feb, 11:20
Ireland’s Garry Ringrose ‘progressing nicely’ with return imminent
Ireland are hopeful centre Garry Ringrose will be available for Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations match against Italy in Dublin.
07 Feb, 10:54
The advice 'special' Ethan Roots was given before joining England camp
Ethan Roots did not look like a player making his international debut at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, not by a long shot.
Josh Raisey
07 Feb, 10:26
Felix Jones' England role questioned by ex Springboks
Felix Jones may have only been an assistant coach with England for one match, but it is a tenure that has been steeped in confusio…
Josh Raisey
07 Feb, 10:11
Four changes for England U20s as team named to host Wales
The English chalked up a 36-11 success in Treviso but they will take the field at The Rec with three fresh faces in their backs an…
Liam Heagney
07 Feb, 8:54
For England's dashing debutants, the hard works starts now
Similar to England against Italy Stuart Lancaster blooded six debutants at the 2012 Six Nations but beyond Owen Farrell, who can n…
Neil Squires
07 Feb, 8:53
George North returns for much-changed Wales to face England
The experienced midfielder will partner Nick Tompkins after missing the opening round of the Guinness Six Nations due to a shoulde…
Josh Raisey
07 Feb, 8:27
'It's not out of his job description' - Schalk Burger weighs in on Paul Willemse cards
Schalk Burger and the Boks Office team reflect on the yellow cards Paul Willemse received against Ireland, which led to a suspensi…
Grant Constable
07 Feb, 8:09
'The French believe that their team without Dupont is like Asterix without his magic potion'
The collapse of Les Bleus against Ireland has led to much wailing and navel gazing, with the absent Antoine Dupont coming under sc…
Gavin Mortimer
07 Feb, 7:47
Schalk Burger pinpoints the 'underrated' part of Ireland's game
Former South Africa flanker Schalk Burger has highlighted the basis of Ireland's comprehensive 38-17 win over France in the openin…
Josh Raisey
07 Feb, 7:21
Mick Cleary: 'Come on, Warren, send those boys out to Twickenham with a sense of Barry John in their souls'
England and Wales are sides in transition and both coaches must empower their players to cut loose and play on instinct
Mick Cleary
07 Feb, 5:23
Why Beirne and Keenan are Farrell's most zealous disciples
The progression of Ireland's immense lock and under-rated full-back mirror Andy Farrell's qualities as head coach
Pat McCarry
07 Feb, 5:01
France lock Paul Willemse to miss Scotland clash due to ban
France lock Paul Willemse will miss his side’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday after being h…
07 Feb, 3:03
Why Ireland-France was no World Cup final
The opening game of the 2024 Six Nations has been described as the 'World Cup final everyone wanted' between the top two ranked te…
Ben Smith
06 Feb, 21:55
Freddie Steward: Players’ responsibility to win back England fans
England were booed on their last appearance at Twickenham as they lost a World Cup warm-up game to Fiji.
06 Feb, 21:46
The Rory Darge update that has pleased Scotland
The 23-year-old flanker sustained a knee injury while playing for Glasgow against Edinburgh on December 30 and has not played sinc…
06 Feb, 14:10
The message Alex King has given Wales ahead of their England clash
The Welsh last toppled their fierce rivals in a Guinness Six Nations game on English soil 12 years ago.
06 Feb, 13:53
Liam Williams: 'There might be a couple of other Welshies coming over'
Snow had fallen in Funabashi when he touched down in the Far East for training with Kubota Spears ahead of the Rugby League One ch…
Liam Heagney
06 Feb, 13:28
'Posolo Tuilagi is another monster' - the Basta Show reaction
Former Scotland back-row Johnnie Beattie talks to Mathieu Bastareaud about France's failed start to the tournament.
Grant Constable
06 Feb, 13:08
Galthie and Jalibert in firing line as ex Toulon owner blasts France
Former Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal says he fears France's new coaching set-up no longer has the personalities that counteract h…
Josh Raisey
06 Feb, 12:23
England issue Lawrence, Genge, Martin and Smith injury update
Lawrence sustained the injury while on European duty for Bath against Toulouse a fortnight before the championship began and it wa…
06 Feb, 11:07
Ireland and Springboks receive positive injury update from Munster
Munster have been handed a huge boost ahead of their United Rugby Championship clash with the Scarlets on Friday with double World…
Josh Raisey
06 Feb, 10:35
'He hasn't killed anyone': Davies on Feyi-Waboso's choice and trolls
Davies, who won 37 caps at outside half for Wales, also had an outstanding rugby league career but that has not stopped him being …
Chris Jones
06 Feb, 9:07
Servat: France have found solutions to problems exposed by Ireland
France assistant coach William Servat has not been perturbed by his side's record loss to Ireland in the opening round of the Guin…
Josh Raisey
06 Feb, 7:56
World Rugby statement: Referee change for Ireland versus Italy
Brousset had been named as the referee for the round two match featuring Andy Farrell’s defending champions against Gonzalo Ques…
Liam Heagney
06 Feb, 7:51
How Jack Crowley rose to claim Ireland's throne - Six Nations
The Munster pivot slipped easily into the fabled number 10 jersey vacated by Johnny Sexton.
Ben Smith
06 Feb, 5:37
Why defensive aggressor Felix Jones will drive new-look England
Steve Borthwick's World Cup-winning lieutenant could be the most influential voice in the coaching box.
Nick Bishop
06 Feb, 5:11
Scotland dealt double injury blow with two out for the Six Nations
Scotland have confirmed that injury worries Richie Gray and Luke Crosbie have been ruled out for the rest of the Guinness Six Nati…
Josh Raisey
06 Feb, 4:58
New England star Roots glad he stuck with rugby after 'rough patch'
Ethan Roots believes his barnstorming England debut was given special meaning by his unorthodox route into professional rugby.
06 Feb, 4:14
Sir Gareth Edwards: Wales great Barry John was ‘catalyst for so much success’
John’s death at the age of 79 was announced by his family on Sunday.
05 Feb, 13:35
Scotland braced for Les Bleus backlash as wounded France head to Edinburgh
Scotland host the French after ending long losing run in Cardiff.
05 Feb, 11:33
France's lock crisis deepens as Taofifenua fails to recover for Scotland
France have confirmed that second-row Romain Taofifenua will miss Saturday's clash with Scotland at Murrayfield after failing to r…
Josh Raisey
05 Feb, 10:50
France in unfamiliar territory while Wales just miss Six Nations record
The opening round of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations produced three eventful games.
05 Feb, 9:24
French misery compounded by Antoine Dupont masterclass for Toulouse
The last thing any France supporter would have wanted to do over the weekend was to venture onto rugby social media, where they wo…
Josh Raisey
05 Feb, 9:11
Wainwright: 'Another 5 minutes and we probably would have got the win'
Aaron Wainwright has highlighted energy and accuracy as key ingredients for Wales when they tackle Guinness Six Nations rivals Eng…
05 Feb, 9:01
Faz, Fabien and a fabled Friday night
Ireland made a talked-up French side look very ordinary and they must be odds on to win back-to-back Grand Slams
Graham Simmons
05 Feb, 6:38
'Wales should have been ahead in the first half': Hope for Gatland
It may seem counter-intuitive to take positives from a half that has been lost by 20 points to zero, but stats appear to be on the…
Josh Raisey
05 Feb, 6:35
Six Nations: How Big Joe McCarthy destroyed the French juggernaut
Ireland's young lock delivered a coming-of-age performance in the Marseille cauldron.
Nick Bishop
05 Feb, 5:35
Italy lose Sebastian Negri for Ireland clash
Italy will take on Ireland on Sunday in the Guinness Six Nations without one of their most experienced and influential players Seb…
Josh Raisey
05 Feb, 5:10
Unlikely Welsh resurgence offers hope for trek to Twickenham
After a horror show in the first-half, an inexperienced Welsh side showed ambition to give Scotland the fright of their lives
Owain Jones
05 Feb, 4:16
Returning duo set to reinforce Scotland for upcoming France clash
Scotland have been hit by injuries ahead of the Six Nations clash at Murrayfield.
05 Feb, 4:14
England concerned about Welsh reaction to Immanuel Feyi-Waboso
Feyi-Waboso could make his first appearance against the country of his birth on Saturday.
05 Feb, 4:04
Andy Farrell cools talk of next Grand Slam despite ‘feelgood factor’
Ireland host Italy in round two of the tournament.
05 Feb, 2:50
England update: Marcus Smith to miss round two versus Wales
England out-half Marcus Smith has officially been ruled out of next weekend’s Guinness Six Nations round two match versus Wales …
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 13:30
Barry John dies aged 79
Former Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half fly-half was nicknamed ‘The King’ by New Zealand journalists in 1971.
04 Feb, 12:47
Disgraced France prop Haouas poised for Top 14 return
Disgraced French rugby player Mohamed Haouas is poised for a controversial return to the Top 14 with reports from France signaling…
Ian Cameron
04 Feb, 11:29
Woodward makes bold claim about Six Nations and absence of Owen Farrell
Clive Woodward is advocating for a significant change to the Rugby Football Union's policy on foreign-based players - a move that …
Ian Cameron
04 Feb, 10:09
Warren Gatland's surprising halftime pep talk that ignited Wales fightback
Rio Dyer believes that Wales will need to back themselves and build on a stunning second-half display against Scotland when they t…
04 Feb, 7:12
Jamie George 'absolutely' believes England can be title contenders
The English have won the two most recent tournaments played after a Rugby World Cup, being crowned champions in 2016 and again in …
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 6:32
Finn Russell attempts to explain what happened to Scotland in Cardiff
It was a first victory in Cardiff since 2002 for Scotland after a Guinness Six Nations thriller.
04 Feb, 6:28
Five things we learned from Guinness Six Nations Round 1
Ireland, England and Scotland made winning starts to the Guinness Six Nations on a dramatic opening weekend that provided many twi…
04 Feb, 5:36
France revamp squad with seven new players after Ireland humbling
France have called up seven new players into their squad this week as Fabien Galthie looks to pick up the pieces from a record 38-…
Josh Raisey
04 Feb, 5:09
Four talking points after England's narrowest-ever win over Italy
Borthwick's chutzpah was difficult to digest given how this was an Italy, pulverized at the Rugby World Cup by New Zealand and Fra…
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 4:51
Steve Borthwick takes aim at culture of fear in England times past
The 44-year-old, whose 57-cap international career spanned nine years from 2001 to 2010 under Clive Woodward, Andy Robinson, Brian…
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 4:37
'This is not an excuse, but it's the reality': New Italy boss Quesada
Gonzalo Quesada has said he is "completely confident" in his side after his first game as Italy's head coach.
Josh Raisey
04 Feb, 4:24
'Both are in a lot of pain' - Townsend counts toll of Cardiff win
Significant injuries to Richie Gray and Luke Crosbie cast a cloud over the visitors’ victory.
03 Feb, 17:27
Fans perplexed as Wales turn 'worst performance in Welsh rugby history' into heroic loss
Wales fans took to social media to express their dismay and frustration following their team's humiliating loss to Scotland in the…
Ian Cameron
03 Feb, 15:27
'Wouldn't be surprised if they got a couple of victories': George on Italy
England captain Jamie George believes Italy are going to cause problems for teams this Guinness Six Nations after his side narrowl…
Josh Raisey
03 Feb, 14:23
Scotland sidestep horror choke against Wales to break Cardiff losing streak
The visitors led 27-0 shortly after half-time but eventually won by just a single point.
03 Feb, 14:16
Scotland player ratings vs Wales | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Having lost their last 11 matches in Cardiff, including nine in the Championship, since 2002, Scotland fi…
Bryn Palmer
03 Feb, 13:55
The three 'main positives' George Ford took from England's win
George Ford went into the opening match of the Guinness Six Nations against Italy as England's most capped player in the starting …
Josh Raisey
03 Feb, 13:37
'Very pleased': The Steve Borthwick reaction to England pipping Italy
The English went into their opening round Guinness Six Nations game with fans expecting them to impressively build on their bronze…
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 13:21
Wales player ratings vs Scotland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Wales player ratings: There’s no other way to say it. This was truly a game of two halves. Wales were dreadful in the first. Arg…
Daniel Gallan
03 Feb, 13:13
England survive as Italy fall off half time lead in Rome
England survived a scare at the Stadio Olimpico to launch their post-World Cup rebuild with a 27-24 victory over Italy in their Gu…
03 Feb, 11:53
England player ratings vs Italy | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
England player ratings live from Stadio Olimpico: A nervous, close-run thing on the scoreboard for England wasn’t in the script …
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 11:45
Italy player ratings vs England | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Italy started their Guinness Six Nations campaign with a loss, but there are plenty of positives that new head coach Gonzalo Quesa…
Josh Raisey
03 Feb, 11:34
'Absolutely incredible' - The facet of Ireland's game that shocked Shaun Edwards
Ireland got their 2024 Six Nations campaign off to the perfect start on Friday night dismantling France 38-17 at the Stade Vélodr…
Ian Cameron
03 Feb, 10:27
Fabien Galthie faces the press after Marseille horror show against Ireland
In the wake of France's 38-17 loss to Ireland in the 2024 Guinness Six Nations opener in Marseille, head coach Fabien Galthie has …
Ian Cameron
03 Feb, 10:03
Joe McCarthy: 'I like playing aggressively and flying around the place'
Ireland lock Joe McCarthy admitted he battled nerves and fears of being over-hyped ahead of his eye-catching Guinness Six Nations …
03 Feb, 9:36
England's injury-hit build-up has final twist as Genge ruled out
Ellis Genge has pulled up lame and won't take his place on the bench in Rome.
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 7:58
'It becomes pretty dark quite quickly': The effects of a Six Nations loss
Former England wing Jonny May believes the "fixtures have aligned for England" this Guinness Six Nations, providing a chance for S…
Josh Raisey
03 Feb, 6:24
'I’ve put the work in and I do deserve to be back'
Owen Watkin will complete an impressive recovery from World Cup reject to Six Nations starter when Wales tackle Scotland on Saturd…
03 Feb, 5:48
George looking to England cricket for inspiration before Six Nations
Jamie George has urged England to draw inspiration from their cricketing counterparts by cultivating their own form of ‘Bazball…
03 Feb, 5:41
Ireland have ‘massive belief’ after demolishing France – Tadhg Beirne
The reigning Grand Slam champions were a class above at Stade Velodrome.
03 Feb, 5:28
Andy Farrell’s reaction to Ireland's record rout of France
Ireland’s bonus-point success was their largest winning margin away to France.
03 Feb, 5:04
The change that Chris Ashton is expecting from England in Italy
A disappointing two-wins-from-five Guinness Six Nations was followed by a repeatedly dour playing style at the Rugby World Cup.
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 3:38
'Big Joe' McCarthy: 'We probably didn’t expect to get such a high score'
Rookie second row Joe McCarthy was named Ireland's men of the match after a resounding 38-17 win over France in the opening match …
Ian Cameron
02 Feb, 17:55
Ireland run 14-man France ragged in Six Nations romp for the ages
Ireland ruthlessly capitalised on the absence of Antoine Dupont to launch their Guinness Six Nations title defence with a stunning…
02 Feb, 17:30
France player ratings vs Ireland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
France player ratings: In a match that laid bare the stark disparities between expectations and reality, France found themselves …
Chris Jones
02 Feb, 17:18
Ireland player ratings vs France | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: Ireland, while not at their absolute best, capitalized on a French shortfall, managing to secure a decisiv…
Ian Cameron
02 Feb, 17:11
'I don’t view it like that' - Finn Russell not buying pre-game Scotland hype
The Scots have lost 11 successive games in the Welsh capital.
02 Feb, 14:45
Ex-Ireland player's one score prediction for Six Nations opener
The champions open their title defence with a massive fixture in Marseille 16 weeks after both the Irish and the French were knock…
Liam Heagney
02 Feb, 10:21
A combined injured XV who'll miss some or all of the Six Nations
The 2024 Guinness Six Nations is poised to commence under the shadow of an unprecedented number of injuries to front line players,…
Ian Cameron
02 Feb, 10:09
'There is no better competition in the world than the Six Nations' claims Adam Beard
Wales will be without several experienced players against Scotland.
02 Feb, 9:44
'There have been times when I wasn’t sure if it would happen' - Fraser Dingwall
Fraser Dingwall will take extra satisfaction from his England debut knowing it embodies a triumph of persistence.
02 Feb, 9:22
I get the clamour for Fin Smith to start but George Ford is the right call – Andy Goode
I understand the clamour to see Fin Smith thrown in but George Ford provides a steady hand on the tiller and England have a good b…
Andy Goode
02 Feb, 8:08
Italy hit with late Six Nations blow as Ange Capuozzo withdrawn
Italy have suffered a blow on the eve of their Guinness Six Nations clash with England after wing Ange Capuozzo was ruled out beca…
02 Feb, 8:00
Late u-turn sees Wales-Scotland clash to be played with roof closed
The Principality Stadium roof will be closed for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash between Wales and Scotland following a U-…
02 Feb, 7:52
The Keith Wood verdict on rookie Ireland out-half Jack Crowley
Veteran out-half Johnny Sexton called it quits at the end of the Rugby World Cup at the age of 38 and the recently-turned 24-year-…
Liam Heagney
02 Feb, 6:05
Finn Russell one of 5 key talking points before Wales and Scotland collide
The Scots have not beaten Wales in Cardiff since 2002.
02 Feb, 6:02
The glum statistic about this weekend's Scotland squad
The dwindling impact of the once mighty Borders rugby production factory reaches a nadir this weekend with a Scotland squad select…
David Ferguson
02 Feb, 5:49
England given meagre five per cent chance of Six Nations title glory
This weekend’s start to the 2024 championship will see defending champions Ireland go to France on Friday night with England vis…
Liam Heagney
02 Feb, 5:29
'Nothing comes easy for Scotland in Cardiff – you have to earn it'
Two heroes of previous Scotland wins in Cardiff explain how the current side can end 22 years of hurt.
David Ferguson
02 Feb, 5:08
South Africa is already in the Six Nations
There is so much South African meat knocking about Scottish rugby at the minute that black puddings are being made with kudu blood…
Daniel Gallan
02 Feb, 4:55
Townsend happy to deny Wales advantage despite 'disappointed' Gatland
Tournament regulations say both sides must agree to have the roof closed.
02 Feb, 4:52
Marcus Smith could potentially miss entire Six Nations with England
A clearer picture of Smith’s fitness will emerge next week.
02 Feb, 3:49
Ben Kay: 'I genuinely think it’s a really exciting time to be an England fan'
With a team in transition, Italy in Rome presents a potential banana skin but there is much to savour with this new England team
Ben Kay
02 Feb, 3:43

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