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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 2024, 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 2024, 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 2024, 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 2024, 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 2024, 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 2024, 3:43
Gregory Alldritt: 'Huge' France performance awaiting Ireland in Marseille
France captain Gregory Alldritt has warned Ireland his side are primed to “produce a huge performance” in Friday evening’s G…
01 Feb 2024, 12:33
Three talking points as Steve Borthwick names England team for Italy
It was a selection with a difference, Steve Borthwick making eight changes to his starting XV from the team that ran out 15 weeks …
Liam Heagney
01 Feb 2024, 12:23
Peter O’Mahony dismisses notion that opening clash is title decider
Andy Farrell’s men will take to the field in Marseille as reigning Grand Slam champions.
01 Feb 2024, 11:25
Gatland clarifies leaving out 'ready to go' George North and Will Rowlands
Wales have not lost to Scotland in Cardiff since 2002.
01 Feb 2024, 10:52
Joe Marchant emphatically responds to rumours over Premiership return
Stade Francais centre Joe Marchant has said that he is "happy in Paris" amid rumours that he has signed for Gallagher Premiership …
Josh Raisey
01 Feb 2024, 10:39
The England age-grade verdict on Test rookie Chandler Cunningham-South
The 20-year-old will make his Test debut this Saturday in Rome just seven months after starring at the Junior World Championship i…
Liam Heagney
01 Feb 2024, 9:41
Five key talking points for titanic opener between France and Ireland
The two sides go into a new era on the back of agonising Rugby World Cup exits.
01 Feb 2024, 9:21
Blair Kinghorn out for Scotland as Gregor Townsend names squad
Kyle Rowe is set to earn his second Scotland cap on Saturday against Wales in the Guinness Six Nations, as he starts at fullback i…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb 2024, 9:14
England name two new caps to start, include three more on the bench
Rookies Fraser Dingwall and Ethan Roots have been chosen to respectively start at inside centre and blindside, and there are three…
Liam Heagney
01 Feb 2024, 9:00
Posolo Tuilagi in line to make France debut after late call-up
Perpignan's 19-year-old lock Posolo Tuilagi is in line to make his France debut on Friday against Ireland, after being called up t…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb 2024, 8:25
Italy name experienced team to face England in Six Nations opener
New Italy head coach Gonzalo Quesada has named a settled starting XV to face England on Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico in the ope…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb 2024, 7:38
One debutant for Wales as Gatland makes eight changes from RWC exit XV
Cardiff fullback Cameron Winnett is set to make his debut for Wales this Saturday against Scotland in the Guinness Six Nations, as…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb 2024, 7:15
Nine reasons to be thankful for the Six Nations
From Finn Russell to 'cheesecake' via Shaun Edwards' thunder face, a sideways look at what to expect in this year's Championship
Neil Squires
01 Feb 2024, 5:29
George's 'mentor' Brits gives his take on the new England captain
Before there was Jamie George at Saracens, there was Schalk Brits. Much in the same way the new England captain had to bide his ti…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb 2024, 5:16
Gatland forced to play a youthful hand as golden generation ebbs away
Wales have been forced to drum up their own hype with neutral observers writing them off before the tournament has started
Mark Orders
01 Feb 2024, 3:48
Why Chris Ashton feels France are the Six Nations 'team to beat'
The French fell at the quarter-finals in their recent home Rugby World Cup, agonisingly losing to eventual winners South Africa by…
Liam Heagney
01 Feb 2024, 3:35
Tommaso Allan: 'English press are nasty and brutal - I don't envy English players'
The veteran Italian reflects on a brutal World Cup, life in England and new beginnings for the Azzurri.
Daniel Gallan
01 Feb 2024, 3:18
Why now is the perfect time for Italy to shock England
Italy versus England could be a 30 for 30 ESPN doco. Unfortunately, that is because they have 30 losses from the 30 matches played…
Ben Smith
31 Jan 2024, 20:59
Andy Farrell lays out the one thing he wants from Ireland's youngsters
Farrell has handed starts to Test rookies Joe McCarthy, Calvin Nash and Jack Crowley.
31 Jan 2024, 15:41
Scotland lock Scott Cummings commits to Glasgow Warriors
Scotland lock Scott Cummings will continue his long association with Glasgow after extending his contract until the summer of 2026…
31 Jan 2024, 11:40
Alex Mitchell becomes the latest England injury doubt – report
Mitchell’s availability is now also uncertain as he didn’t take part in two days of practice in Spain at the start of this wee…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2024, 10:52
Huw Jones ready to own his position and take on 22-year record
Scotland centre Huw Jones will embrace the high expectations he set for himself as he looks to build on his impressive Guinness Si…
31 Jan 2024, 10:25
Fabien Galthie: France must learn to play without Antoine Dupont
Fabien Galthie says France must learn to play without star man Antoine Dupont and has challenged Maxime Lucu to fill the void ahea…
31 Jan 2024, 10:01
England name an U20s Six Nations team with eight new caps
Head coach Mark Mapletoft has called on seven players previously capped at this level, including skipper Finn Carnduff who was par…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2024, 8:36
Four changes for Ireland who also go with a six/two bench split
It was October 14 when the Irish were last in action, getting defeated 24-28 by New Zealand in Paris.
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2024, 8:07
'It was a bit odd in the first day or two' - Ryan Elias on impact of new Wales players
New-look Wales face Scotland in their Six Nations opener.
31 Jan 2024, 8:04
The BastaShow Baptiste Serin verdict on France versus Ireland
The Toulon scrum-half was tipped to regain his place in the French squad after failing to make the cut for Rugby World Cup.
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2024, 7:05
Old timers back in vogue as France favour Springboks' approach
Fabien Galthié opts for experience over youth to help France recover from their World Cup setback.
Gavin Mortimer
31 Jan 2024, 6:04
'We want to get Twickenham back to a place that is horrible to play in'
Jamie George insists England are determined to make Twickenham a “horrible” place for opponents to visit while also reassuring…
31 Jan 2024, 6:00
France name Six Nations team with five changes from World Cup exit
The French were knocked out of their home World Cup with a 28-29 defeat to the Springboks in Paris on October 15 and their return …
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2024, 5:41
Mick Cleary: 'An England captain has to be more than a mere figurehead'
Jamie George is hugely experienced and a popular member of the squad and his relationship with Steve Borthwick will be pivotal
Mick Cleary
31 Jan 2024, 4:35
The RFU rule Mike Tindall would happily bin to make England better
Head coach Steve Borthwick is heading into the start of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations unable to select four players who were part …
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2024, 3:28
How the Six Nations opener meets Einstein's parable of quantum insanity
This year's tournament gifts us, first up, the France-Ireland showdown we all dreamed about
Graham Simmons
31 Jan 2024, 2:27
The Scotland update on the fitness of co-captain Rory Darge
The Glasgow flanker is hoping to be fit for Scotland’s game against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday after suffering a knee strain a…
30 Jan 2024, 15:24
Marcus Smith ruled out of England's Six Nations opener
Fly-half Marcus Smith is out of England's opening match of the Guinness Six Nations after picking up a calf injury in their traini…
Josh Raisey
30 Jan 2024, 12:29
Wales coach warns teams not to underestimate ‘intimidating’ stadium
Wales have not lost against their opening Six Nations opponents Scotland in Cardiff since 2002.
30 Jan 2024, 12:21
Ronan O'Gara: No 'grieving period' in this new Six Nations era
As is customary with the first Guinness Six Nations after a World Cup, there are a lot of changes in personnel. But one position t…
Josh Raisey
30 Jan 2024, 11:45
Sebastian Negri says Italy are ready for England despite 'setback'
The Azzurri are overseen by new head coach Gonzalo Quesada, whose first assignment is plotting the downfall of England in Saturday…
30 Jan 2024, 9:25
Marseille will be magic but this Six Nations is wide open – Andy Goode
We often see some surprise results in the tournament after a Rugby World Cup when teams have made a few more changes than normal, …
Andy Goode
30 Jan 2024, 8:09
Ex-boss Steve Diamond backs Fin Smith to step up for England in crisis
Diamond was director of rugby at Worcester Warriors when Smith broke into the first team having starred for England U20s as they w…
Chris Jones
30 Jan 2024, 7:13
Three Six Nations challenges facing Steve Borthwick and England
RugbyPass sets the scene ahead of next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations start for England away to Italy in Rome.
Liam Heagney
30 Jan 2024, 6:51
Jack Crowley and the men who would be 10
The spectre of Johnny Sexton will hang over the Ireland No 10 jersey for some time but a new era brings fresh competition
Pat McCarry
30 Jan 2024, 5:30
'None of us had heard from him': May on LRZ's emotional club exit
Two weeks have passed since former Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit shocked the rugby world by confirming his immediate departure to…
Josh Raisey
30 Jan 2024, 4:47
How Scotland's 'Humble Huw' Jones confounded his critics and rose again
Dogged by unfair perceptions, the centre's close confidants reveal his true character.
Jamie Lyall
30 Jan 2024, 4:23
Garry Ringrose: How rejection bred resilience in Ireland's centre of excellence
The quiet man of Irish rugby has shown defiance in adversity to become a leader for club and country
Garry Doyle
30 Jan 2024, 3:32
Guinness Six Nations: Why data shows England can compete for the title
What do the in-depth statistics say about each team's chances of lifting the trophy?
Nick Bishop
30 Jan 2024, 3:27
Ireland coach says they now have their heads right after early World Cup exit
World Cup disappointment has not diminished belief among Ireland’s squad ahead of their Guinness Six Nations title defence, acco…
30 Jan 2024, 3:00
Injury scare for England as Marcus Smith leaves training on crutches
England playmaker Marcus Smith was seen leaving training on crutches on Monday and will have a scan overnight to confirm his injur…
Ned Lester
29 Jan 2024, 17:39
What Borthwick claims fans can expect this Six Nations from England
Borthwick’s 36-man squad have comfortably racked up the highest number of minutes played since the World Cup.
29 Jan 2024, 10:38
Scotland draft 2 players to Six Nations squad after Adam Hastings withdrawal
Javan Sebastian and Ross Thompson have been have been added to the Scotland squad ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener away to…
29 Jan 2024, 10:24
Kyle Rowe makes a case for why it's time to get that elusive second cap
The 25-year-old could replace the injured Darcy Graham in the Scotland XV for the Six Nations opener against Wales.
29 Jan 2024, 10:08
'There will be stories around what went on in the World Cup' – Simon Easterby
Assistant coach Simon Easterby insists Ireland will not be thinking about the Rugby World Cup final that never was when they launc…
27 Jan 2024, 5:51
Six Nations boost as Wales hold on to back row star
Aaron Wainwright has handed Welsh rugby a major pre-Six Nations boost by agreeing a new contract with the Dragons.
27 Jan 2024, 5:42
The rise of Jack Willis proves England's eligibility criteria should change
The flanker has added to his considerable skillset in Toulouse, yet is unable to represent his country.
Nick Bishop
27 Jan 2024, 4:21
Johann van Graan issues promising Ollie Lawrence injury update
Bath head coach Johann van Graan and head of medical Rory Murray have issued a statement today saying they are working towards cen…
Josh Raisey
26 Jan 2024, 10:39
13 players set to miss the Six Nations due to injury
The past two weeks must surely be the worst for any national coach, as they are forced to watch two rounds of European action behi…
Josh Raisey
26 Jan 2024, 9:06
Lewis Ludlam returns from injury to captain new-look Northampton
England flanker Lewis Ludlam is set to return from a two-month absence tomorrow when he captains Northampton Saints against Newcas…
Josh Raisey
26 Jan 2024, 7:21
England statement: Replacement named as Nick Isiekwe drops out
It was last Tuesday when the RFU confirmed that three players – Bath’s Ollie Lawrence, Harlequins’ Oscar Beard and Sale’s …
Liam Heagney
26 Jan 2024, 6:00
Scotland lose Grant Gilchrist for opening Six Nations game
Scotland have lost their talismanic second row Grant Gilchrist for the opening Six Nations match in Wales due to suspension, but t…
David Ferguson
25 Jan 2024, 10:50
Ireland avoid drastic changes despite fourth RWC quarter-final elimination in a row
The Grand Slam champions begin their campaign begins on February 2 against title rivals France in Marseille.
25 Jan 2024, 9:42
France shuffle backline in training as fresh injury concern raises head
France's flyhalf injury crisis could yet deepen further ahead of their Six Nations opener against Ireland, with Matthieu Jalibert …
Ian Cameron
25 Jan 2024, 8:56
Steve Borthwick on different approach and belief that fans deserve better
Borthwick’s squad are aiming to blast out of the blocks.
25 Jan 2024, 8:56
5 players to watch in the 2024 Guinness Six Nations
A host of rugby’s most gifted players will go head to head over the coming weeks in the 25th instalment of the Guinness Six Nati…
25 Jan 2024, 7:13
New captains, absent stars and fresh faces – Six Nations talking points
The Rugby World Cup done and dusted until 2027, attention now turns to this season’s Guinness Six Nations and a battle for Europ…
25 Jan 2024, 5:49
Change confirmed to the match officials for Italy vs England
Pierre Brousset of France had been named as an assistant referee for the February 3 Stadio Olimpico fixture.
Liam Heagney
25 Jan 2024, 5:25
Finn Russell on his 'jokey' Messi comment that has now gone viral
Finn Russell could never be described as shy and the Netflix producers clearly loved his openness with the opening episode release…
David Ferguson
25 Jan 2024, 5:11
Six Nations favourites likely determined by opening clash winner
It is difficult to look beyond Ireland and France as the principal contenders for this season’s Guinness Six Nations title.
25 Jan 2024, 4:55
Marcus Smith: 'I felt run down...being able to refresh my mind was key'
The great showman felt out of sorts after the World Cup but has recharged his batteries in time to attack the Six Nations.
Tom Bradshaw
25 Jan 2024, 4:50
France statement: Six released from Six Nations squad, Tuilagi called up
Five up-and-coming youngsters will fill in for them at national team training.    
Liam Heagney
25 Jan 2024, 4:44
Warren Gatland takes positives from Wales' 'financial challenges'
Wales will go into the Guinness Six Nations with a new-look squad containing five international rookies and a 21-year-old captain.
25 Jan 2024, 4:20
Luke Crosbie: 'We know we’re a world-class team'
Luke Crosbie insists Scotland are determined to prove they are genuine Guinness Six Nations title contenders as they aim to make u…
25 Jan 2024, 3:59
New Scotland co-captain Finn Russell on his stormy past with Townsend
The 31-year-old was named in the role last Sunday along with back-rower Rory Darge ahead of the upcoming Guinness Six Nations.
24 Jan 2024, 12:42
How new Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins reacted to Warren Gatland call
The 21-year-old Exeter lock is set to lead his country against opening Guinness Six Nations opponents Scotland on Saturday week.
24 Jan 2024, 12:24
Fabien Galthie set to call Posolo Tuilagi into France squad - report
Perpignan's 19-year-old lock Posolo Tuilagi is set to receive his first call-up into the France senior squad this week alongside t…
Josh Raisey
24 Jan 2024, 7:04
England name replacements for 3 players, including Ollie Lawrence
The head coach is holding a training camp this week in Girona, his team’s base ahead of their February 3 campaign opener away to…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan 2024, 12:00
The capped England XV potentially playing in the Top 14 next season
The trickle of England internationals making the move to the Top 14 continued on Monday as Racing 92 confirmed the signing of Sara…
Josh Raisey
23 Jan 2024, 11:16
Ireland update: Replacement named for the injured Tom Ahern
Three training panelists – Ahern and fellow uncapped players Oli Jager and Sam Prendergast – had been included for this Wednes…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan 2024, 10:33
Gregory Alldritt: 'I couldn't imagine doing things half-heartedly'
France's new captain reveals the values and influences that shaped his winning mentality.
David Beresford
23 Jan 2024, 8:32
France statement: Replacements named for injured duo Jelonch, Meafou
Both forwards shipped knocks last Sunday when playing for Toulouse in their Investec Champions Cup home win over Bath.
Liam Heagney
23 Jan 2024, 7:19
Adam Hastings out of Scotland squad as Northampton prop called up
Gloucester fly-half Adam Hastings has left the Scotland squad after picking up a knee injury.
Josh Raisey
23 Jan 2024, 4:45
Dafydd Jenkins paid huge compliment with comparison to Wales great
Warren Gatland has paid new Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins a major compliment by saying he expects to see him “in the mould of Alu…
22 Jan 2024, 14:22
Racing 92 statement: England great Owen Farrell to join next season
Racing 92 have confirmed the signing of former England captain Owen Farrell, who will join the Top 14 outfit from Saracens on a tw…
Josh Raisey
22 Jan 2024, 14:01
Jamie George: England captaincy and 'the Owen situation'
George will lead England into the Guinness Six Nations in what he describes as the “greatest achievement of my life”.
22 Jan 2024, 13:31
Borthwick claps back at Zach Mercer over England selection remarks
England head coach Steve Borthwick has said he has outlined in private what Gloucester No.8 Zach Mercer needs to do to put himself…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan 2024, 13:05
Townsend unfazed by the risk of making Russell Scotland captain
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend believes Finn Russell will “thrive” on the responsibility of leading his country despite t…
Bryn Palmer
22 Jan 2024, 13:00
'The room was deathly silent' - England players blown away by Felix Jones
England head coach Steve Borthwick has lauded new defence coach Felix Jones, jokingly wondering whether or not the Irishman sleeps…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan 2024, 13:00
Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins avoids further action after high tackle
Wales head coach Warren Gatland will have breathed a sigh of relief today after finding out that his newly appointed captain Dafyd…
Josh Raisey
22 Jan 2024, 12:32
Warren Gatland warns about writing off Wales in this year's Championship
Warren Gatland says he is excited about developing a new generation of talent that will start with this season’s Guinness Six Na…
22 Jan 2024, 11:42
'I don't think England have enough quality to ignore the overseas rule'
Lawrence Dallaglio has called for England to address their current overseas rule, claiming the "financial landscape" of rugby has …
Josh Raisey
22 Jan 2024, 11:34
Government rejects call to add Six Nations to ‘crown jewel’ broadcast list
The Government has rejected a select committee’s call to add the Six Nations to the ‘crown jewel’ list of sports events whic…
22 Jan 2024, 10:43
Steve Borthwick promises a 'different mindset' from this England team
Steve Borthwick admits England’s recent record in the Guinness Six Nations is unacceptable having repeatedly failed to deliver o…
22 Jan 2024, 10:06
'I don’t buy into the four-year cycle' - Andy Farrell ahead of Six Nations
Ireland will be looking to defend their Six Nations title in the coming months.
22 Jan 2024, 8:58
Emmanuel Meafou adds to French injury woes before Six Nations
Toulouse's 31-19 win over Bath in the Investec Champions Cup on Sunday came at a heavy price for the France national team as lock …
Josh Raisey
22 Jan 2024, 8:28
Wales face nervous wait as George North undergoes injury assessment
Wales will find out the severity of George North's injury today after he left the field with a shoulder issue in the Ospreys' 38-2…
Josh Raisey
22 Jan 2024, 6:47
Townsend: 'The real reason' Jamie Ritchie was shelved as captain
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has said that Jamie Ritchie will have battle his way into the team on merit after being stripp…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan 2024, 6:36
France's Six Nations hopes dented by serious Anthony Jelonch injury
France are set to be without flanker Anthony Jelonch for the entirety of the Guinness Six Nations after he suffered a knee injury …
Josh Raisey
22 Jan 2024, 4:47
Aaron Reed in line for Scotland cap as star winger's injury opens door
Scotland have suffered a blow with wing Darcy Graham being ruled out of the opening two matches of the Six Nations Championship, w…
David Ferguson
21 Jan 2024, 12:29
Why Gregor Townsend parted ways with Jamie Ritchie as skipper
Gregor Townsend has opted for a twin track on his Six Nations captaincy after announcing Rory Darge and Finn Russell as his chosen…
David Ferguson
21 Jan 2024, 11:34
Caelan Doris targets French tonic for Rugby World Cup wounds
The number eight is itching to pull on the Ireland jersey again after quarter-final heartbreak in Paris.
Pat McCarry
21 Jan 2024, 10:29
'I’ve been there myself with Eddie and Steve. Steve has got a tough job'
Georgia's head coach Richard Cockerill has backed Steve Borthwick's plan for England in the face of significant changes within cam…
Ian Cameron
21 Jan 2024, 7:18
Townsend names 39-man Six Nations squad with Russell and Darge as co-captains
Bath stand-off Finn Russell and Glasgow back-rower Rory Darge have been named as Scotland’s new co-captains for the upcoming Gui…
21 Jan 2024, 6:38
'More scrutiny upon it than any other': England calling on retired veterans after Farrell's break
Owen Farrell is missing the Guinness Six Nations to prioritise his and his family’s mental well-being.
20 Jan 2024, 17:26
The 19 biggest selection casualties from England's Six Nations squad
Though the World Cup ended under three months ago, there has been quite an overhaul by Steve Borthwick ahead of this year's Guinne…
Josh Raisey
18 Jan 2024, 13:24
Topsy Ojo: England rejects will 'fight tooth and nail to get their shirts back'
Borthwick named seven uncapped players in the 35-man training camp ahead of next month’s Guinness Six Nations.
18 Jan 2024, 11:52
England captain Jamie George injury scare on eve of Six Nations
Saracens boss Mark McCall says Jamie George should return to full-contact training next week as he prepares to captain England in …
18 Jan 2024, 11:39
Referee Jaco Peyper withdrawn from Six Nations
World Rugby has announced a change in the match official lineup for the Guinness Men’s Six Nations 2024 encounter between Italy …
Ian Cameron
18 Jan 2024, 11:17
Crunch European clash prepares returning Scotland duo for Six Nations
Scotland duo Kyle Steyn and Jack Dempsey have been handed the chance to step up their match fitness ahead of the Guinness Six Nati…
18 Jan 2024, 10:36
Can Munster shift Ireland's natural order this Six Nations?
Burgeoning stars from the Thomond Park province are threatening Leinster's dominance of the Ireland team.
Nick Bishop
18 Jan 2024, 9:05
Jamie Ritchie's Scotland captaincy bid set back by Edinburgh's team selection
Jamie Ritchie appears to have been dealt a blow in his bid to retain the Scotland captaincy for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations …
18 Jan 2024, 8:48
Exeter boss gives verdict on Immanuel Feyi-Waboso's England call
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has backed “calm character” Immanuel Feyi-Waboso to make the most of his opportunity with England.
18 Jan 2024, 8:45
My only proviso for Borthwick's England Six Nations squad – Andy Goode
Steve Borthwick’s first England squad of a new era strikes the perfect balance between continuity and freshness but now the evol…
Andy Goode
18 Jan 2024, 8:37
Mick Cleary: 'Jamie George is England's rock at the head of a here's-hoping squad'
The new skipper has much on his plate, but there are reasons for cautious English optimism.
Mick Cleary
18 Jan 2024, 3:44
Steve Borthwick reveals exactly why he's backed Jamie George
George was chosen ahead of nearest rivals Ellis Genge and Maro Itoje.
17 Jan 2024, 16:23
Rees-Zammit blow and injury crisis leave Wales with Himalayan task
Star winger's exit to NFL and a bloated injury list means Wales need to manage expectations.
Mark Orders
17 Jan 2024, 13:43
Borthwick hands Farrell England hope amid Top 14 departure rumours
England head coach Steve Borthwick has given Owen Farrell hope that he would make it back into the national team should he return …
Josh Raisey
17 Jan 2024, 11:09
Kyle Rowe determined to come right in Six Nations after nightmare injury debut
Kyle Rowe is determined to ensure his international career does not end with one injury-stunted cap after the Glasgow wing earned …
17 Jan 2024, 10:18
Ojo asks one thing of England after Feyi-Waboso’s call-up
Former England wing Topsy Ojo is calling on head coach Steve Borthwick to give Immanuel Feyi-Waboso a chance to showcase his raw t…
Chris Jones
17 Jan 2024, 10:10
Peter O'Mahony handed Ireland captaincy for Six Nations
Peter O'Mahony is set to captain Ireland this Guinness Six Nations in their title defence.
Josh Raisey
17 Jan 2024, 9:07
Alldritt to captain France squad including 145kg lock Meafou
Gregory Alldritt has been named as France's new captain in the absence of Antoine Dupont for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations.
Josh Raisey
17 Jan 2024, 6:44
Immanuel Feyi-Waboso one of seven uncapped players picked for England
Exeter Chiefs winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso has been selected by England head coach Steve Borthwick for the Guinness Six Nations.
Josh Raisey
17 Jan 2024, 5:12
England's Jamie George signs first hybrid contract with Saracens
England hooker Jamie George has signed a new two-year deal with Saracens which will take his time with the Gallagher Premiership c…
Josh Raisey
17 Jan 2024, 4:57
Shock call-ups and Lions left out: Scotland Six Nations squad takeaways
Gregor Townsend threw several intriguing curveballs with his Six Nations squad announcement.
Bryn Palmer
17 Jan 2024, 3:42
'They said miraculous, like Wolverine' – Ellis Genge on his rehab
The Bristol prop believes he has made a superhuman recovery from a hamstring injury.
16 Jan 2024, 15:35
South African-born No8 Ross Vintcent makes Italy Six Nations squad
Exeter Chiefs No8 Ross Vintcent has been named in Italy's Guinness Six Nations squad by new coach Gonzalo Quesada alongside four o…
Josh Raisey
16 Jan 2024, 12:27
Scotland captain still undecided as Townsend waits on fitness battle
Townsend announced his 39-man squad for the tournament on Tuesday with nobody listed as skipper.
16 Jan 2024, 12:15
Jamie George to captain England in Owen Farrell's absence - report
Saracens hooker Jamie George is set to be named England captain tomorrow when head coach Steve Borthwick announces his squad for t…
Josh Raisey
16 Jan 2024, 11:34
'A rollercoaster': Gatland on how Rees-Zammit's rugby exit unfolded
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has revealed that he only found out about winger Louis Rees-Zammit's departure from rugby to join …
Josh Raisey
16 Jan 2024, 10:10
Dafydd Jenkins to captain Wales as squad named after shock LRZ news
Warren Gatland has named Exeter Chiefs lock Dafydd Jenkins as his new Wales captain for this year's Guinness Six Nations in a youn…
Josh Raisey
16 Jan 2024, 8:14
Gregor Townsend names four uncapped players in Scotland Six Nations squad
Head coach Gregor Townsend has today named a 39-player squad for the upcoming 2024 Guinness Six Nations, with four uncapped player…
Grant Constable
16 Jan 2024, 8:11
Wales star Louis Rees-Zammit quits rugby immediately to join NFL
 Gloucester have announced that Wales and British & Irish Lions winger Louis Rees-Zammit has been released from his contract imme…
Josh Raisey
16 Jan 2024, 7:42
Martin Johnson retires from England duty after World Cup glory - OTD
England’s World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson announced his retirement from international rugby as a player on this day in …
16 Jan 2024, 6:58
Stars come out to attend premiere of new Netflix Six Nations documentary
Marcus Smith and Finn Russell were among the players attending the world premiere of ‘Six Nations: Full Contact’ in central Lo…
16 Jan 2024, 3:27
Bath move revitalising Finn Russell as he plots Scotland’s Six Nations strategy
The 31-year-old Scot left the Parisians for the Recreation Ground over the summer and the change of scenery has been an unqualifie…
15 Jan 2024, 19:55
Alfie Barbeary cited for multiple infringements after red card
Bath No8 Alfie Barbeary has received two citing complaints for the two yellow cards he received against Racing 92 which resulted i…
Josh Raisey
15 Jan 2024, 11:54
Wales captaincy up for grabs as Warren Gatland deals with injury issues
Wales are gearing up for their tournament opener against Scotland on February 3.
15 Jan 2024, 9:21
Six Nations to be first elite men’s competition using smart mouthguards
Mouthguard technology designed to help with identifying the need for head injury assessments is to be used in the forthcoming Six …
13 Jan 2024, 7:37
Dupont slammed for comments after World Cup exit
Joel Jutge, World Rugby’s head of match officials, has slammed France captain Antoine Dupont for the remarks he made following h…
13 Jan 2024, 5:56
France respond to reports over Posolo Tuilagi eligibility
After reports emerged this week saying 19-year-old lock Posolo Tuilagi is not eligible to play for France, Vice-President of the F…
Josh Raisey
13 Jan 2024, 5:38
Glen Young tipped for Scotland recall this Six Nations
Rejuvenated Edinburgh lock Glen Young has been backed to win a recall to the Scotland squad for the Six Nations after a change of …
Bryn Palmer
13 Jan 2024, 4:25
Sam Skinner's return from injury comes just in the nick of time
Scotland lock Sam Skinner will make his first appearance since the World Cup victory over Romania in September when he starts for …
12 Jan 2024, 12:06
Teenage sensation Posolo Tuilagi ineligible for France
Any hopes of 150kg teenage sensation Posolo Tuilagi representing France's senior team in the near future have been put on ice afte…
Josh Raisey
12 Jan 2024, 11:56
England prop Mako Vunipola announces international retirement
England prop Mako Vunipola has announced his retirement from international rugby.
12 Jan 2024, 11:40
Glasgow trio give fitness boost to Scotland
Franco Smith is optimistic Glasgow pair Kyle Steyn and Jack Dempsey will be in contention for the start of Scotland’s Six Nation…
12 Jan 2024, 11:30
Encouraging news on Ellis Genge fitness ahead of Six Nations
The front-row forward is close to a return from his hamstring injury.
12 Jan 2024, 9:45
'He is exactly the kind of guy you want as captain of your team'
Exeter lock Dafydd Jenkins could find himself in the Wales captaincy conversation ahead of this season’s Guinness Six Nations Ch…
12 Jan 2024, 9:40
Clive Woodward won't be part of ITV's Six Nations coverage
World Cup-winning head coach Sir Clive Woodward will not be part of ITV's 2024 Six Nations coverage, ending a decade-long stint as…
Ian Cameron
11 Jan 2024, 13:20
Late developer Lucu primed to step into Dupont limelight
Antoine Dupont will be conspicuous by his absence from the Six Nations, but his likely replacement could make life tough for Franc…
Gavin Mortimer
11 Jan 2024, 11:16
A favourite emerges to replace Owen Farrell as England captain
With Owen Farrell stepping away from international duty with England, the race is well and truly on to find a replacement captain …
Ian Cameron
11 Jan 2024, 10:31
Watch: The trailer for Netflix's Six Nations docuseries 'Full Contact'
The trailer sees Ireland's Andrew Porter, along with coach Steve Borthwick of England in interview, while snippets from team meeti…
Ned Lester
09 Jan 2024, 23:22
England left in limbo over Joe Marler injury ahead of Six Nations
England prop Joe Marler has been ruled out of Harlequins’ Investec Champions Cup clash against Cardiff as his arm injury continu…
09 Jan 2024, 12:15
Six Nations set to see player names on all shirts
France, Ireland and Wales are set to follow England, Scotland and Italy in having player names on the back of shirts in the upcomi…
Josh Raisey
09 Jan 2024, 11:03
Premiership clubs battling to sign Wales' Mason Grady - report
Gallagher Premiership duo Sale Sharks and Bath are competing to sign one of Wales' brightest prospects Mason Grady ahead of next s…
Josh Raisey
09 Jan 2024, 6:19
Ireland's Joe McCarthy: 'I was subbing for the junior fourths team'
The 22-year-old attended Blackrock College and his enthusiasm for rugby wasn’t matched by his on-field exploits until his final …
Liam Heagney
09 Jan 2024, 5:54
Scotland's Ollie Smith ruled out of Six Nations with flanker facing fitness race
Glasgow Warriors have confirmed that Scotland fullback Ollie Smith will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery …
Josh Raisey
09 Jan 2024, 4:46
Shocked Saracens teammate breaks silence on Owen Farrell exit bombshell
George is a leading candidate to replace his 32-year-old team-mate as England captain.
08 Jan 2024, 11:32
Ireland injury woes compounded before Six Nations with Leinster update
Fresh from the news that Connacht winger Mack Hansen will miss the Six Nations with a dislocated shoulder, Leinster have added to …
Josh Raisey
08 Jan 2024, 9:34
Why Owen Farrell moving to Paris would be good for English rugby
The flow of talent across the Channel is creating a more sustainable and competitive Premiership.
Nick Bishop
08 Jan 2024, 8:12
Connacht confirm Mack Hansen to miss Six Nations
Ireland have suffered a major injury blow with wing Mack Hansen being ruled out of the Guinness Six Nations Championship.
08 Jan 2024, 6:47
'It's something England should be very excited about'
Following Northampton Saints' sensational comeback win over Exeter Chiefs in the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday, Brian O'Drisco…
Josh Raisey
08 Jan 2024, 6:16
Former Ireland captain to switch allegiances to Wales? - report
Former Ireland captain Rhys Ruddock could reportedly restart his dormant international rugby career by switching allegiances back …
Ian Cameron
07 Jan 2024, 6:21
Steve Borthwick drops more details on groundbreaking new England contracts
Up to 25 of the contracts will be given to leading squad members chosen by Borthwick.
07 Jan 2024, 4:22
Mick Cleary: 'No team wins without a sense of itself. No team prospers without a good bit of fight in it.'
Steve Borthwick has tweaked his coaching team ahead of the 2024 Six Nations, emboldened by a strong showing in France
Mick Cleary
05 Jan 2024, 15:19
Racing 92 swiftly issue veiled statement regarding reported Owen Farrell signing
Top 14 outfit Racing 92 have wasted no time in issuing a statement regarding reports that England captain Owen Farrell has signed …
Josh Raisey
05 Jan 2024, 12:34
Nine uncapped players make England U20 XV to face Bath
Mark Mapletoft and Andy Titterrell have named nine uncapped players in the England U20 starting XV to take on Bath United tomorrow…
Josh Raisey
05 Jan 2024, 8:16
Which young thrusters could make Wales' Six Nations squad?
How many fresh faces who have caught the eye this season can we expect to see picked by Warren Gatland?
Mark Orders
05 Jan 2024, 7:14
Why Smith needs a bodyguard and a footballer to thrive for England
Marcus Smith's supporting cast are vital to the young Harlequin's England prospects.
Nick Bishop
04 Jan 2024, 13:17
Dan Biggar makes Six Nations selection plea to Warren Gatland
Former Wales captain Dan Biggar has said that this Guinness Six Nations is the "perfect opportunity" for head coach to trial out s…
Josh Raisey
04 Jan 2024, 11:24
Steve Borthwick confirms when Kevin Sinfield will leave England post
Kevin Sinfield is to step down as England defence coach after the summer tour to Japan and New Zealand.
04 Jan 2024, 8:44
England statement: Recruitment of Strawbridge, new Sinfield role
Incoming assistant coach Felix Jones, who joins the coaching set-up having helped South Africa to back-to-back Rugby World Cup tri…
Liam Heagney
04 Jan 2024, 7:01
French duo cleared to play in Six Nations after red cards
France veterans Jonathan Danty and Romain Taofifenua are both set to be available for the opening round of the Six Nations against…
Josh Raisey
04 Jan 2024, 5:24
Sale verdict on George Ford with the Six Nations just four weeks away
Ford has started seven games back at Sale since England’s bronze medal finish in Paris and ahead of Friday’s game at home to B…
Liam Heagney
04 Jan 2024, 5:22
Tommy Freeman: 'Hopefully I'll get a shot in the Six Nations'
Just as well then that he spoke as quickly as he runs, gliding through a pile of queries with the same sort of panache that has hi…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan 2024, 13:19
Joe Marler uncertainty deepens the loosehead crisis for England
Marler’s fellow loosehead props Ellis Genge, Bevan Rodd, Mako Vunipola and Val Rapava-Ruskin are all currently on the sidelines.
03 Jan 2024, 13:12
Pat Lam provides Ellis Genge injury update amid fears of missing Six Nations start
Bristol Bears boss Pat Lam has insisted Ellis Genge, one of the strongest candidates to replace Owen Farrell as England captain, i…
Chris Jones
03 Jan 2024, 9:54
Mako Vunipola available for Six Nations opener despite hefty ban
The Saracens prop will miss two Premiership and two European games.
03 Jan 2024, 9:17
Is young prince Marcus Smith ready for the England throne?
The electric Harlequin is showing maturity and strategy which will delight Steve Borthwick.
Nick Bishop
03 Jan 2024, 4:15
Exeter break silence on Immanuel Feyi-Waboso's international future
The Cardiff-born wing could play for either England or Wales.
01 Jan 2024, 12:56
RFU unveil latest developments with imminent hybrid contracts
England are to provide greater support for the welfare of their players in response to captain Owen Farrell taking a break from Te…
21 Dec 2023, 13:00
Romain Ntamack takes huge step in recovery from World Cup-ending injury
France fly-half Romain Ntamack has stepped up his recovery from the ACL rupture which ruled him out of the World Cup by returning …
Josh Raisey
20 Dec 2023, 6:39
Scotland handed double injury blow for Six Nations
Scotland have suffered a second injury blow ahead of the Six Nations with Edinburgh tighthead prop Javan Sebastian likely to miss …
Bryn Palmer
20 Dec 2023, 4:27
'Lighten up and be a man of influence' - the festive issues facing Steve Borthwick
What must the England coach address as a new year and a new World Cup cycle begins?
Mick Cleary
19 Dec 2023, 11:35
Jim Mallinder to step down from role with Scotland
Jim Mallinder has announced that he will step down as Scotland's performance director in June 2024 after five years in the role. …
Josh Raisey
19 Dec 2023, 6:58
Former Wales and Lions lock Brian Price dies aged 86
Former Wales and Newport captain Brian Price has died at the age of 86.
Josh Raisey
19 Dec 2023, 5:02
Caelan Doris commits to Ireland and Leinster with long-term deal
Ireland will keep hold of No8 Caelan Doris until the next World Cup after the Leinster forward signed a contract extension with th…
Josh Raisey
18 Dec 2023, 10:22
Gareth Anscombe's message after surgery and having new club contract cancelled
Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe has said he is "devastated" after having his contract at Japanese club Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath can…
Josh Raisey
18 Dec 2023, 5:16
'One of a kind' Scotland Chief Medical Officer Dr James Robson announces retirement
After over 30 years with Scotland, Chief Medical Officer and Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Dr James Robson has announced th…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec 2023, 11:17
Ireland confirm coaching reshuffle after new Andy Farrell deal
Just a day after Ireland confirmed that head coach has signed a new deal until 2027, Mike Catt's departure from his coaching staff…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec 2023, 7:07
Ireland tie down Andy Farrell with long-term deal
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has signed a new long-term deal with the Irish Rugby Football Union until after the World Cup in 2…
Josh Raisey
14 Dec 2023, 7:40
Warren Gatland welcomes Rob Howley back with new role
Rob Howley will be back in the Wales senior men’s camp for the 2024 Guinness Six Nations, but not before he has taken a lead rol…
Grant Constable
14 Dec 2023, 6:37
Wales coach leaves role to ‘pursue other opportunities’
Wales assistant coach Jonathan Thomas has left his role to “pursue other opportunities in rugby”.
14 Dec 2023, 3:50
Guinness sponsors Women's Six Nations in 'defining moment for rugby'
Guinness has been announced as title sponsors of the Women’s Six Nations from this season.
12 Dec 2023, 7:52
Will 'risk-taker' Gatland gamble on 'adventurer' Lloyd?
Scarlets fly-half Ioan Lloyd has pace, guile and imagination, but will he be to Warren Gatland's taste for Wales?
Mark Orders
06 Dec 2023, 13:46
The club rookie Sam Warburton is backing for Six Nations selection
The Welsh begin their 2024 schedule with a February 3 trip to Scotland with experienced duo Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams no l…
Liam Heagney
06 Dec 2023, 9:11
Six Nations debuts for three referees; Davidson to also make history
World Rugby confirmed on Tuesday their Emirates World Rugby match official appointments for the upcoming tournament, which begins …
Liam Heagney
05 Dec 2023, 11:24
'Owen Farrell is another prophet railroaded out of his own land - who can replace him?'
Will George Ford or Marcus Smith fill the void left by the England totem?
Nick Bishop
04 Dec 2023, 12:03
'It is going to take its toll at some point' - teammate on Farrell abuse
Owen Farrell’s England and former Saracens team-mate Max Malins has described the abuse thrown at him as “shocking” and “r…
30 Nov 2023, 12:58
Steve Borthwick ‘fully behind’ Owen Farrell's big decision
Owen Farrell has received the full backing of England head coach Steve Borthwick after deciding to take a break from international…
29 Nov 2023, 13:14
Owen Farrell announces international break to ‘prioritise’ well-being
England captain Owen Farrell will not be available for this season’s Six Nations Championship after today announcing that he wil…
Grant Constable
29 Nov 2023, 10:45
'Long-term injury' throws Wales lock's Six Nations in doubt
Wales lock Ben Carter is unlikely to feature in next year's Guinness Six Nations after his Dragons head coach Dai Flanagan confirm…
Josh Raisey
23 Nov 2023, 6:27
Antoine Dupont's Olympics dream divides France
The superstar's decision to forsake the Six Nations for Sevens has not been universally welcomed
Gavin Mortimer
22 Nov 2023, 10:52
France coaching set-up suffers major exit in World Cup fallout - report
In the wake of their World Cup quarter-final exit, France have suffered another exit with general manager Raphael Ibanez leaving h…
Josh Raisey
20 Nov 2023, 7:09
Fabien Galthie convinces France star to make retirement U-turn - report
France and La Rochelle prop Uini Atonio is set to come out of international retirement and make himself available for the Six Nati…
Josh Raisey
16 Nov 2023, 14:32
Henry Arundell can be England's new Jason Robinson
The tyro's electric Racing 92 debut only underlined his vast international potential.
Nick Bishop
16 Nov 2023, 9:25
France poised to confirm Antoine Dupont will miss 2024 Six Nations
France skipper Antoine Dupont will miss the 2024 Guinness Six Nations in order to prepare to represent his country at the Olympic …
Liam Heagney
15 Nov 2023, 13:26
Why do the French love a bit of argy bargy?
The sad passing of enforcer Alain Esteve has brought into spotlight the reputation for thuggery in France in the 1970s
Gavin Mortimer
09 Nov 2023, 17:27
France given major Six Nations boost as Emmanuel Meafou is officially eligible
Toulouse's 145kg lock Emmanuel Meafou will take another step towards playing for France today when he officially becomes a French …
Josh Raisey
09 Nov 2023, 4:38
Wales turn on the style as the rebuild starts in earnest
A friendly, entertaining run out against the Barbarians will have solved a few more problems for Warren Gatland but questions rema…
Mark Orders
08 Nov 2023, 15:30
Sam Costelow faces Six Nations fitness race as Wales' fly-half crisis worsens
Wales fly-half Sam Costelow faces a race to be fit in time for the Six Nations after his head coach at Scarlets Dwayne Peel confir…
Josh Raisey
07 Nov 2023, 9:24
Welsh rugby needs more 'foreign players' regardless of price tag - Warren Gatland
Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric and Leigh Halfpenny are among the experienced names to announce their international retirement this…
05 Nov 2023, 10:07
Warren Gatland sends message for Wales players ahead of weekend clash
Wales head coach Warren Gatland believes that players can put down a Six Nations selection marker in Saturday’s clash against th…
03 Nov 2023, 8:45
Calls for Six Nations to be protected as free-to-air TV institution
The Government should ensure the Six Nations remains on free-to-air television by placing the tournament in the top bracket of its…
26 Oct 2023, 9:53
RFU statement: Henry Arundell and 2024 Six Nations
Henry Arundell is set to be available for England’s Six Nations campaign next year, with the Rugby Football Union hopeful he wil…
10 Oct 2023, 5:00
'The real motivation' that is driving on Maro Itoje and England
Maro Itoje has insisted that England are ready to show their true selves when they launch the Rugby World Cup with the toughest as…
08 Sep 2023, 10:57
Clive Rowlands: The former schoolteacher who became Welsh rugby stalwart
Clive Rowlands was a former schoolteacher whose mental acuity earned him the nickname Top Cat, and he combined that with an athlet…
31 Jul 2023, 6:08
'I had no idea' - Warren Gatland's shock admission over Wales job
Welsh rugby has experienced problems on and off the pitch recently.
14 Jun 2023, 8:11
Scotland coaching team extend contracts beyond World Cup
Three weeks after Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend extended his contract until April 2026, his assistant coaches Steve Tandy, J…
Josh Raisey
29 May 2023, 7:19
New venues confirmed for France's 2024 Six Nations campaign
All three stadiums are primarily used for football, but they are all host venues for the upcoming World Cup in France.
Josh Raisey
29 May 2023, 4:49
Tom Curry wants action over technique that sidelined twin Ben
Ben Curry will miss Sale’s Gallagher Premiership final against Saracens with a hamstring injury and is likely out of the World C…
18 May 2023, 14:11
France’s Gabrielle Vernier named player of the Women’s Six Nations
France centre Gabrielle Vernier has been named TikTik Women’s Six Nations player of the Championship.
18 May 2023, 11:23
Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw announces retirement
Former Scotland captain and scrum-half Greig Laidlaw has announced his retirement from rugby.
26 Apr 2023, 5:40
The online troll fuelling Marcus Smith and his England ambitions
Marcus Smith has given a 50-minute interview that covered everything and anything, including the online criticism that has fuelled…
Liam Heagney
19 Apr 2023, 13:00
TMO bunker could be just what rugby needs - Andy Goode
World Rugby’s latest idea to introduce a ‘TMO bunker’ might be just what rugby needs but for different reasons to the ones p…
Andy Goode
08 Apr 2023, 3:16
Analysis: How fly-half Holly Aitchison has unlocked England's attack this Six Nations
This Six Nations, in the middle of the action is fly-half Holly Aitchison. She hasn’t grabbed many headlines, but the scorelines…
Will Owen
04 Apr 2023, 3:54
Dan Cole: Missing magnums, playing in jeans, packing down with girls
Dan Cole becoming a Test centurion was one of the sights of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations that you could never have imagined happe…
Liam Heagney
31 Mar 2023, 4:03
Elinor Snowsill: 'You have to be successful to capture the hearts of a nation'
Elinor Snowsill: “You have to be successful to capture the hearts of a nation, I suppose, or at least perform. And hopefully we'…
Martyn Thomas
30 Mar 2023, 9:01
Why Eddie Jones is off the mark about the Wallabies' new tactics
Possession-based rugby is alive and well - perhaps just not in Australia.
Nick Bishop
30 Mar 2023, 5:59
Ireland dominate the official Six Nations dream team with 10 picks
Ireland have secured 10 places in the official Guinness Six Nations team of the championship, the remaining spot going to three Fr…
Liam Heagney
29 Mar 2023, 11:09
Analysis: Wales' win over Ireland- Brilliant Tactics, Structure and Defence
In round one, it was evident that Wales had no interest in messing around in their own half, even when they’re three or four tri…
Will Owen
29 Mar 2023, 10:15
26% of vote nets Antoine Dupont player of the Six Nations award
France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has become only the second player to win a third Six Nations player of the year award, matching t…
Liam Heagney
29 Mar 2023, 9:22
What Mike Brown makes of England and the central contracts idea
Mike Brown supports the idea of central contracts for England players as a way to ease the burden on clubs operating in a bleak fi…
28 Mar 2023, 13:32
'When I learnt about my injury, I just started crying. This was my time to step up.'
Each round, throughout the TikTok Women's Six Nations, RugbyPass will be speaking to England lock Rosie Galligan who is currently …
Rosie Galligan
28 Mar 2023, 7:52
TikTok Women's Six Nations Top Picks: Round One
The TikTok Women's Six Nations was back with a bang this weekend. We have selected some of the best moments, in collaboration with…
Lucy Lomax
28 Mar 2023, 7:09
'Daring, gallus and honest, Stuart Hogg has defined a Scottish era'
Stuart Hogg retires young, but retires a giant of Scottish sport.
Jamie Lyall
28 Mar 2023, 4:39
France leave it late to claim win over Italy in Six Nations opener
In an evenly matched affair, France left it late to claim victory over Italy by 12-22 in Parma in the first round of the 2023 TikT…
Lucy Lomax
26 Mar 2023, 12:13
Sarah Hunter bows out in style as England hammer Scotland
Hunter signed off on her rugby career with a commanding win on home soil at Kingston Park.
25 Mar 2023, 14:57
Ruthless first-half performance decisive as Wales see off Ireland
Wales opened their TikTok Six Nations campaign with a dominant 31-5 victory against Ireland at the Cardiff Arms Park. The hosts se…
25 Mar 2023, 12:46
Sir Steve Hansen isn't sure 'why the big onus is on red cards' in fight for player safety
All Blacks coaching great Sir Steve Hansen has offered his opinion on ways to improve the disciplinary system in rugby after Fredd…
Ned Lester
24 Mar 2023, 19:49
Nigel Owens: Why Willis was carded and Fickou wasn't for tip tackle
Nigel Owens has assessed why England’s Jack Willis was yellow-carded in Dublin for an incident that was similar to the un-carded…
Liam Heagney
24 Mar 2023, 7:55
Ireland predicted to 'blow it' at Rugby World Cup
It has been predicted that Andy Farrell's Grand Slam-winning Ireland team will ultimately fail at the Rugby World Cup.
Ian Cameron
24 Mar 2023, 6:26
The post-op update from Leicester on Ollie Chessum's England injury
Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has given his view on the stellar progress made this season at international level by England …
Liam Heagney
24 Mar 2023, 5:35
Leicester reveal how Freddie Steward is coping with red card saga
Interim Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has revealed how Freddie Steward is coping with the fallout from the controversial red…
Liam Heagney
23 Mar 2023, 12:18
The Premiership Rugby statement that won't please Steve Borthwick
The restriction on England selecting players based abroad will remain in place for the next agreement overseeing the domestic game…
23 Mar 2023, 11:21
The Nigel Owens verdict on controversial Freddie Steward red card
Nigel Owens has had his say on last weekend’s controversial red card for Freddie Steward, the England full-back who had his send…
Liam Heagney
23 Mar 2023, 10:48
Ireland name team for TikTok Women's Six Nations Opener
Ireland Head Coach Greg McWilliams has named his match day squad for Saturday’s TikTok Women’s Six Nations clash against Wales…
Lucy Lomax
23 Mar 2023, 10:35
What Declan Kidney made of Farrell's Ireland winning the Grand Slam
Declan Kidney has given his verdict on Ireland clinching just their fourth-ever Grand Slam with last Saturday’s win over England…
Liam Heagney
23 Mar 2023, 8:44
As Six Nations red cards fly one side has kept a clean sheet for 23 years
It's hardly a secret that there has seen a significant increase in red cards in recent years in rugby union - and the Guinness Six…
Ian Cameron
23 Mar 2023, 7:40
The Hugo Keenan verdict on the overturned Freddie Steward red card
Ireland full-back Hugo Keenan has given his verdict on the rescinded red card received by England’s Freddie Steward in last Satu…
Liam Heagney
23 Mar 2023, 4:32
England name Six Nations team with 7 changes from World Cup final
Simon Middleton has named an England team to face Scotland in Saturday’s TikTok Women’s Six Nations which shows seven changes …
Liam Heagney
22 Mar 2023, 13:33
Sarah Hunter interview: 'There's no going back - mentally and physically I'm ready'
“I literally went from, ‘I'm retiring’, to ‘I'm not retiring’," said Hunter. “It was quite an emotional process to go …
Martyn Thomas
22 Mar 2023, 10:27
Negri explains Six Nations bust-up with England skipper Farrell
Italy back-rower Sebastian Negri has shed light on his recent fight with England skipper Owen Farrell at Twickenham.
Liam Heagney
22 Mar 2023, 8:20
Who can step up to 'world class' status this Women's Six Nations?
The TikTok Women's Six Nations kicks off this weekend. We ask, which established players are looking to make one more step up to …
Will Owen
22 Mar 2023, 7:22
Six Nations statement: Freddie Steward red card 'not upheld'
Freddie Steward has been exonerated following his red card sustained when playing for England in last Saturday’s Guinness Six Na…
Liam Heagney
22 Mar 2023, 5:49
'Political selection': Eddie Jones makes sensational Marcus Smith claim
Former England head coach Eddie Jones has tabled a startling theory on why new coach Steve Borthwick flip-flopped between flyhalve…
Kim Ekin
21 Mar 2023, 22:23
Ex-England centre takes aim over Farrell captaincy, Itoje form
Jeremy Guscott believes Steve Borthwick must rethink his decision to make Owen Farrell his England captain – and has also questi…
Liam Heagney
21 Mar 2023, 13:08
The England plea Jack Willis has made about overseas-based players
Jack Willis is hopeful he can remain available for Toulouse and England despite the RFU’s current policy of refusing to consider…
21 Mar 2023, 11:28
The Rugby Pod verdict on the 'horrendous' Freddie Steward red card
The Rugby Pod has given its verdict on the red card given to England full-back Freddie Steward in Dublin last Saturday.
Liam Heagney
21 Mar 2023, 9:20
The major concern for Wales and England ahead of the World Cup
Wales and England might regret stepping onto the coaching merry-go-round.
Nick Bishop
21 Mar 2023, 7:35
England legend Sarah Hunter makes retirement call
Sarah Hunter will bring her distinguished playing career to a close in her hometown of Newcastle when England face Scotland in the…
21 Mar 2023, 6:52
Ireland trio on six-man shortlist for Six Nations award
Three Ireland players are among the nominations for this season’s Guinness Six Nations player of the championship.
20 Mar 2023, 12:12
A Six Nations Grand Slam timeline - Ireland's route to the title
Andy Farrell’s side continued to impress ahead of the World Cup.
20 Mar 2023, 9:16
Mick Cleary: 'England have managed to re-kindle that most precious of things, a modicum of hope'
Steve Borthwick has had an uncomfortable first Six Nations campaign, but there were tentative signs of progress against Ireland
Mick Cleary
20 Mar 2023, 7:24
RugbyPass+ Team of the Six Nations
There were a glut of seismic individual performances during the fabled tournament but a composite team had to be selected
Jamie Lyall
20 Mar 2023, 6:13
Scotland can dare to dream after ending Six Nations account in credit
Gregor Townsend's men can look to the World Cup with hope after stressing the world's best with substance and style
Jamie Lyall
20 Mar 2023, 5:32
Andy Farrell takes subtle dig at teams that kick 'the leather off the ball'
The world’s number one team delivered on pre-tournament expectations by romping to the Guinness Six Nations title.
20 Mar 2023, 5:31
England player ratings | The 30 players capped in Six Nations 2023
England player ratings – Six Nations 2023: Leaving Aviva Stadium on Saturday night, the dominant takeaway was that Steve Borthwi…
Liam Heagney
20 Mar 2023, 4:34
'I hope that teams are scared of us now': Galthie claims favourites tag after bullying Wales
France head coach Fabian Galthie has issued a bold display of confidence after his side's 41-28 dispatching of Wales.
Ben Smith
19 Mar 2023, 21:14
Ireland U20s bag Grand Slam to round off remarkable weekend for Irish rugby
The Ireland U20s rugby team achieved a remarkable feat by winning the Six Nations Grand Slam in style, beating England 36-24 at Mu…
Ian Cameron
19 Mar 2023, 15:17
'I hope Shane is sweating': North equals Cullen, Rokocoko and Savea
The Wales star has moved level with a New Zealand trio on 46 international tries.
19 Mar 2023, 13:31
Bundee Aki's take on Steve Borthwick's struggling England side
England finished fourth in the championship standings.
19 Mar 2023, 12:49
The story of the 2023 Six Nations in numbers
A look at the key numbers from this year’s tournament.
19 Mar 2023, 10:26
The subtle change to TMO useage in this year's Six Nations
It is easy for us all to forget that the use of the TMO, like VAR in football and to a lesser extent the third umpire in cricket, …
Paul Smith
19 Mar 2023, 10:08
No English or Welsh players in unofficial Six Nations XV
After the guts of two months, the PA news agency have compiled their Guinness Six Nations team of the tournament.
19 Mar 2023, 8:39
Paul Stridgeon to exit Wales setup after eight year spell
Paul Stridgeon, Wales' head of physical performance, is set to step down from his role as the 2023 Six Nations comes to a close. …
Ian Cameron
19 Mar 2023, 8:22
Class of 2023 on 'a whole different level' to Ireland's Golden Generation
Former Test star Tommy Bowe believes Andy Farrell’s Grand Slam champions are on a “whole different level” to previous Irelan…
19 Mar 2023, 8:01
Freddie Steward storm rumbles on as England legend brands red 'utter farce'
The debate around the red card shown to Freddie Steward during Ireland and England's Six Nations game in Dublin last night continu…
Ian Cameron
19 Mar 2023, 7:45
Andy Farrell: The Englishman who led Ireland to the Grand Slam
The 47-year-old stepped into the role of head coach following the 2019 World Cup.
19 Mar 2023, 7:17
Five takeaways from the England loss to Ireland in the Six Nations
It’s become too much of an England habit, getting reduced to frustrated bystanders on Six Nations final round day as the trophy …
Liam Heagney
19 Mar 2023, 5:31
Ref Watch: Brainless machismo and courage under fire
From a refereeing perspective, one of the unfortunate aspects of being required to issue a red card is that the rest of your perfo…
Paul Smith
19 Mar 2023, 5:14
Five takeaways from the England loss to Ireland in the Six Nations
It’s become too much of an England habit, getting reduced to frustrated bystanders on Six Nations final round day as the trophy …
Liam Heagney
19 Mar 2023, 5:31
Ref Watch: Brainless machismo and courage under fire
From a refereeing perspective, one of the unfortunate aspects of being required to issue a red card is that the rest of your perfo…
Paul Smith
19 Mar 2023, 5:14
'We just don't want to see these red cards': Clive Woodward weighs in on Steward's red
Sir Clive Woodward has been left impressed with England's turnaround after being left 'in shock' last week and has offered his tak…
Kim Ekin
19 Mar 2023, 3:12
Andy Farrell issues ominous warning to Ireland's World Cup rivals
Ireland boss Andy Farrell has issued an ominous warning to his team’s World Cup rivals just six months out from the start of the…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar 2023, 18:08
The Borthwick, Farrell reaction to the Freddie Steward red card
England boss Steve Borthwick has refused to share his thoughts on whether the red card brandished at Freddie Steward in Dublin was…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar 2023, 17:15
'We will surprise some teams in the World Cup by how good we will be'
Wales suffered a fourth defeat in five games when they were beaten 41-28 by France in Paris.
18 Mar 2023, 16:27
Ireland's 5 key players in stunning Six Nations campaign
Ireland celebrated Grand Slam glory after defeating England in Dublin. Here, the PA news agency picks out five standout performers…
18 Mar 2023, 16:09
England player ratings vs Ireland | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
England player ratings live from Aviva Stadium: It’s said you cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth, but the…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar 2023, 15:53
Ref Watch: Peyper was right to send Freddie Steward off
Anyone wanting to summarise the tangle that rugby union’s law makers have created in their quest to reduce the amount and severi…
Paul Smith
18 Mar 2023, 15:52
Spooked Ireland overcome nerves to beat England and clinch Grand Slam
The hosts were too good at the Aviva Stadium.
18 Mar 2023, 15:39
Gregor Townsend's Scotland future to be discussed
The Scotland head coach is out of contract after this year’s World Cup.
18 Mar 2023, 15:17
Ireland player vs England | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: A deathly hush around the Aviva Stadium set the tone for an eerily nervous opening for Andy Farrell's Irel…
Ian Cameron
18 Mar 2023, 15:06
'That's a rugby incident' - Consenus forms rapidly on Freddie Steward red
England fullback Freddie Steward was sent off with a red card during the Six Nations Grand Slam decider match against Ireland in D…
Ian Cameron
18 Mar 2023, 14:08
Warren Gatland's Wales end Six Nations on losing note as France stay alive
Wales’ poor Guinness Six Nations campaign ended in predictable fashion as France inflicted a 41-28 defeat on Warren Gatland’s …
18 Mar 2023, 12:58
Wales player ratings vs France | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Wales player ratings: It’s been a strange Six Nations for Wales, but Warren Gatland’s side went to Paris off the back of a pos…
Will Owen
18 Mar 2023, 12:49
France player ratings vs Wales | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
France player ratings: In order to maintain pressure on the undefeated tournament leaders and Grand Slam hopefuls Ireland...
Ian Cameron
18 Mar 2023, 12:30
Scotland player ratings vs Italy | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: A hat-trick of tries from Blair Kinghorn saw Scotland home despite a below-par performance against Italy.…
Gavin Harper
18 Mar 2023, 10:56
Hat-trick hero Kinghorn strikes at the death to seal Scotland win
Blair Kinghorn rose to the challenge of replacing Finn Russell at stand-off as he scored a hat-trick of tries to help Scotland end…
18 Mar 2023, 10:51
'Robbed' - Fans furious as Angus Gardner non-call saves Scotland
A lot of neutrals have questioned referee Angus Gardner and his decision not to call off-side against Scotland in the dying moment…
Ian Cameron
18 Mar 2023, 10:42
Watch - President Joe Biden tells Rob Kearney to 'stand up'
US President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind Ireland's bid to complete the Six Nations Grand Slam, wishing Andy Farrell's …
Ian Cameron
18 Mar 2023, 9:41
Sonny Bill Williams makes shock predictions for Six Nations finale
Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has made a bold prediction for the final round of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.
Ian Cameron
18 Mar 2023, 7:07
Some England players are lucky to be still starting - Andy Goode
There is more than just pride at stake for England in Dublin this weekend and more than a few players will know they need a big ga…
Andy Goode
18 Mar 2023, 5:06
'It might not be the case and it's in my head' - Josh van der Flier
The flanker missed Ireland’s 2018 Grand Slam clincher against England due to injury.
18 Mar 2023, 5:00
Ireland's favourite Aussie 'pumped' for shot at Paddy's day weekend grand slam
Mack Hansen is Ireland's favourite Australian - and could become a national sporting hero in green with a grand slam rugby triumph…
17 Mar 2023, 16:56
'They're trying to sway them' - Owen Farrell admits family loyalties still in play
Farrell’s father Andy stands on the brink of coaching Ireland to a Six Nations Grand Slam.
17 Mar 2023, 13:02
Ex-Ireland player's brutal 'English rugby a right old mess' verdict
A former Ireland player has stuck the boot in on England, criticising the baffling approach being taken by Steve Borthwick’s sid…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar 2023, 11:11
Mike Catt's 'mental' Johnny Sexton, Jonny Wilkinson comparison
Mike Catt believes Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton is similar to his former England teammate Jonny Wilkinson in being a completely d…
17 Mar 2023, 9:54
The message Rio Dyer has for the 'rugby negativity everywhere'
Rio Dyer believes that a week in the sun has helped boost Wales’ morale ahead of their Guinness Six Nations finale against Franc…
17 Mar 2023, 8:03
Three things England must do to ambush Ireland in Dublin
So erratic have England continued to be under new head coach Steve Borthwick, they are poised to sign off against Ireland on yet a…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar 2023, 7:06
What makes the 'new Ireland' so unbreakable?
Ireland, like all champion teams, are able to adapt under pressure.
17 Mar 2023, 7:00
'Desperation is an illness. You want to try and stay away from that'
Former dual code international Farrell has plenty of experience of big occasions.
17 Mar 2023, 5:40
Nigel Owens: The red card that was missed in Six Nations round four
Seasoned Test referee Nigel Owens has claimed that a red card was missed in last weekend’s Guinness Six Nations round four match…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar 2023, 5:27
The 'love it in Ireland' reason why Farrell has no England interest
Andy Farrell is loving life in Ireland and has no interest in chasing a coaching role back in England as he seeks to clinch Grand …
17 Mar 2023, 4:56
England reveal grim seriousness of Chessum training ground injury
Steve Borthwick wrapped up his England media commitments in Dublin on Thursday night by delivering a grim update on the extent of …
Liam Heagney
17 Mar 2023, 4:35
The giddy prediction England have made about Henry Arundell
Steve Borthwick has insisted he is right to hand Henry Arundell his first England Test start at the age of just 20 in Saturday’s…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 17:18
Borthwick explains Tuilagi recall, ignores Farrell for Smith query
Steve Borthwick has described Manu Tuilagi as a fantastic player to come into this week’s England team to face Ireland, but he r…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 16:25
Farrell, Tuilagi recalled as England make four changes for Ireland
Steve Borthwick has reacted to last weekend’s humiliating home loss to France by naming a team to take on title-chasing Ireland …
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 13:00
Ireland name team with three changes for their Grand Slam decider
Andy Farrell has named an Ireland team to host England that has three changes from their win away to Scotland last Sunday.
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 11:36
Gatland: Time's up in Six Nations for 'up to eight' Wales players
Warren Gatland has flagged the end of an era for Wales in Paris on Saturday with up to eight players potentially making their fina…
16 Mar 2023, 10:50
Townsend backs pair to fill void left by Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg
The influential duo are injured.
Ian Cameron
16 Mar 2023, 10:12
Nigel Owens on the disallowed Ireland try and 'cynical' Hogg play
Centurion Test referee Nigel Owens has shared his thoughts on two much-talked-about incidents in last Sunday’s Scotland versus I…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 9:44
Ex-Ireland player's Farrell versus 'out of whack' Borthwick verdict
An ex-Ireland international has explained why he believes Andy Farrell has been a soaraway success as a Test team head coach compa…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 8:57
Jack Willis to turn back on England to stay in France - report
England flanker Jack Willis looks increasingly unlikely to return to the Gallagher Premiership - according to reports in France. …
Ian Cameron
16 Mar 2023, 8:29
Four changes to the Italy team with one new cap also included
Kieran Crowley has named an Italy side to visit Scotland that shows four changes following last weekend’s 29-17 home loss to Wal…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 7:31
Gatland rolls the dice again with six changes to latest Wales team
Warren Gatland has unveiled a Wales team to take on France away with six changes from last Saturday’s Roman success over Italy.
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 7:24
France make 2 change for final Six Nations game with Wales
There are two changes to the starting 15 as France named their side to take on Wales at the Stade de France this Saturday in Paris…
Ian Cameron
16 Mar 2023, 7:22
Cipriani takes issue with England dropping Marcus Smith again
Danny Cipriani has expressed disappointment that Marcus Smith lost the England No10 shirt to Owen Farrell when Steve Borthwick con…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 6:41
Four changes to the Scotland team, with one new cap on their bench
Gregor Townsend has announced a Scotland team to host Italy on Saturday that contains four changes from last Sunday’s home loss …
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 5:37
Owen Farrell set to start for England against Ireland - reports
Owen Farrell is set to be restored to the England starting line-up to take on Ireland when Steve Borthwick confirms his team at 5p…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar 2023, 4:36
The day Martin Johnson turned right
Twenty years ago, both Ireland and England were vying for a morale-boosting Grand Slam and the England captain was in no mood for …
Garry Doyle
16 Mar 2023, 4:33
The All Blacks trait O'Mahony wants Ireland to emulate on Saturday
Peter O’Mahony says Ireland are intent on emulating the self-assured mentality of the All Blacks as they seek to substantiate th…
Liam Heagney
15 Mar 2023, 15:21
Alex Matthews' 'best yet' prediction on England and the Six Nations
England flanker Alex Matthews has predicted the best Six Nations yet as the women’s game becomes more increasingly professional.
15 Mar 2023, 15:05
Peter O'Mahony: How Johnny Sexton 'changed rugby for the better'
Johnny Sexton insists there is plenty left to come in his distinguished career as he seeks to cap a Guinness Six Nations swansong …
15 Mar 2023, 12:55
Scotland prop curiously labels losses as 'exactly what you need'
Pierre Schoeman is adamant Scotland are in a strong position and just require some post-Six Nations fine-tuning in order to be rea…
15 Mar 2023, 11:32
The 'fun' Paolo Garbisi is having despite Italy facing wooden spoon
Fit-again Paolo Garbisi has insisted there is a great level of optimism now surrounding Italy even though they face finishing bott…
Liam Heagney
15 Mar 2023, 11:07
Wales' verdict on a rookie midfield consisting of two 20-year-olds
Wales’ fledgling midfield combination of Mason Grady and Joe Hawkins has been given a ringing endorsement as the Guinness Six Na…
15 Mar 2023, 8:49
What Freddie Steward makes of George Ford being back with England
Freddie Steward insists England face their moment of truth when they attempt to begin the healing process against Grand Slam-chasi…
15 Mar 2023, 8:35
Alleged Luke Pearce apology to Jamie Ritchie ignites Twitter debate
A claim that referee Luke Pearce apologised to Jamie Ritchie for punishing his backchat during last Sunday’s Guinness Six Nation…
Liam Heagney
15 Mar 2023, 6:52
'You could bang him up there': New position suggested for Dupont
An ex-Scotland forward has suggested a novel new position for Antoine Dupont of France to finish off showing he has got the most c…
Liam Heagney
15 Mar 2023, 5:53
How Mack Hansen outclassed Duhan van der Merwe in Edinburgh
Duhan van der Merwe will long remember Mack Hansen after their Edinburgh showdown.
Ben Smith
15 Mar 2023, 5:47
How Mack Hansen outclassed Duhan van der Merwe in Edinburgh
Duhan van der Merwe will long remember Mack Hansen after their Edinburgh showdown.
Ben Smith
15 Mar 2023, 5:47
The Kevin Sinfield verdict on his England defence shipping 50-plus
New England defence coach Kevin Sinfield coach has spoken to the media for the first time since last Saturday’s record Guinness …
14 Mar 2023, 16:15
Chessum the biggest casualty as England cut squad to 30 for Ireland
Steve Borthwick has cut his England squad to 30-ahead of Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Ireland, with Ollie Chessum …
Liam Heagney
14 Mar 2023, 14:31
Manu Tuilagi on his 2015 arrest, getting sent home by England in 2017
Manu Tuilagi has given a revealing interview on the latest England Rugby Podcast: 02 Inside Line, including his recollection of hi…
Liam Heagney
14 Mar 2023, 13:56
Scotland claim 'clear progression' despite back-to-back losses
John Dalziel believes the performances of Scotland against the elite of France and Ireland should give them even more encouragemen…
14 Mar 2023, 12:35
The Dan Carter comparison Wales have made about Antoine Dupont
Wales assistant coach Alex King has compared France captain Antoine Dupont with New Zealand superstar Dan Carter in terms of the w…
14 Mar 2023, 11:51
Healy issues Ireland warning about 'bloody dangerous' England side
Cian Healy insists Grand Slam-chasing Ireland would be silly to underestimate a “bloody dangerous” England side reeling from a…
14 Mar 2023, 11:37
'It's personal': England rift alleged between Vunipola and Borthwick
An ex-England international has alleged that a bust-up is the reason why Billy Vunipola hasn’t figured at all this year for his …
Liam Heagney
14 Mar 2023, 9:23
Wales confirm a 32-man squad minus two of last Saturday's players
Warren Gatland has named a 32-man squad for this week’s training camp in Nice ahead of Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations finale …
Liam Heagney
14 Mar 2023, 5:49
'Free swing': Marcus Smith demands England 'stand up and fight' against Ireland
Marcus Smith insists England are ready to climb off the canvas for their shot to nothing in Dublin against Ireland.
13 Mar 2023, 19:12
Recently departed England coach names 4 players Borthwick needs back
Former England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has spoken out about the players he believes Steve Borthwick's side need back if they…
Ian Cameron
13 Mar 2023, 17:55
Former Bok coach tears England apart on South African TV
Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett did not mince words in his criticism of England's performance following their 53-10 loss to Fr…
Ian Cameron
13 Mar 2023, 16:56
Scotland Women in a good place ahead of Six Nations campaign
Scotland head coach Bryan Easson believes his side are entering a “fresh, exciting period” ahead of the Six Nations.
13 Mar 2023, 16:40
The grim statistics around England's recent struggles
Saturday’s seven-try humbling broke the record set by a 42-6 home loss to South Africa in 2008.
13 Mar 2023, 15:17
Ben White: 'It's tough to take any positives right now'
Scotland were beaten by France and Ireland in their last two Six Nations matches.
13 Mar 2023, 15:11
Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell withdraw from Scotland squad for Italy game
The influential pair went off in the closing stages of Sunday’s defeat by Ireland.
13 Mar 2023, 13:49
How France's kicking masterclass eliminated England's deadliest weapon
Freddie Steward has been lethal for England recently, so France kicked him out of Le Crunch.
Nick Bishop
13 Mar 2023, 10:34
Ireland call-up two as full toll of win over Scotland tallied
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has called up two players as the full toll of their thrilling Guinness Six Nations win over Scotla…
Ian Cameron
13 Mar 2023, 10:18
Giant lock Meafou a surprise call-up by France
France has added Emmanuel Meafou, the enormous 24-year-old second-row from Toulouse, to their training squad for their upcoming Si…
Ian Cameron
13 Mar 2023, 9:07
Five things we learned from Round 4 of the Six Nations
England faced a France side operating at the peak of their powers.
13 Mar 2023, 8:47
Ireland No.8 Jack Conan wary of England backlash
Steve Borthwick’s side suffered record-breaking humiliation at the hands of France on Saturday.
13 Mar 2023, 8:40
Mick Cleary: 'There was nothing to warm English hearts, nothing whatsoever.'
Steve Borthwick's men had a painful reality check in how far they had fallen behind the world's best side as France humiliated the…
Mick Cleary
13 Mar 2023, 7:06
What now for England as inquest begins in wake of France mauling
Steve Borthwick’s men were thrashed 53-10 at Twickenham,
13 Mar 2023, 5:47
Ollie Lawrence to miss Ireland game as Borthwick recalls 3 players
Ollie Lawrence has been ruled out of England’s final Guinness Six Nations match against Ireland because of a hamstring injury.
13 Mar 2023, 4:53
'It was immense': Farrell hails Ireland's win as best he's seen after injury crisis
Andy Farrell praised the character of his Grand Slam-chasing Ireland side after they overcame the loss of five players.
12 Mar 2023, 20:08
'I'd be gutted to watch England play like that': Jamie George apologises to fans
France turned on the style on Saturday to claim a 53-10 victory that reinforces their status as World Cup favourites.
12 Mar 2023, 19:52
Johnny Sexton becomes joint-leading points scorer in Six Nations history
The 37-year moved level with former international team-mate Ronan O’Gara’s total of 557.
12 Mar 2023, 16:23
Ref Watch: Sometimes less is more in rugby
I really like Luke Pearce’s approach to refereeing and will not be at all surprised if he survives the midway cut and takes char…
Paul Smith
12 Mar 2023, 15:55
Ringrose 'up and talking' as Ireland issue update on 5 injured players
Ireland centre Garry Ringrose is being closely monitored after suffering a head injury during Ireland's 22-7 Guinness Six Nations …
Ian Cameron
12 Mar 2023, 14:43
Injury ravaged Ireland on brink of Grand Slam after beating Scotland
The visitors put in a brilliant second-half display to win 22-7.
12 Mar 2023, 13:44
Scotland player ratings vs Ireland | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Scotland were denied a first Triple Crown since 1990 as Ireland continued their quest for a Grand Slam wi…
Gavin Harper
12 Mar 2023, 13:29
Ireland player ratings vs Scotland | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: The most consequential Guinness Six Nations' game of the round, Ireland's Grand Slam steam train was pitte…
Ian Cameron
12 Mar 2023, 13:14
Ref Watch: Ireland's disallowed try off a Scottish infringement
Ireland had an early try disallowed after they appeared to have legally stolen a Scotland throw and sent their forwards driving ov…
Paul Smith
12 Mar 2023, 11:47
'Nothing to lose' - Wales to leave 'goldfish bowl' ahead of France
Wales’ 29-17 success was their first victory in four games since Warren Gatland returned for his second stint as head coach.
12 Mar 2023, 10:20
Owen Farrell: 'As an England player you never expect to be in this situation'
England were overrun 53-10 in their biggest home loss of all time.
12 Mar 2023, 10:02
Scotland v Ireland: 5 talking points ahead of seismic Six Nations clash
There is plenty at stake at BT Murrayfield on Sunday as Scotland host Ireland in the most significant match of the penultimate wee…
12 Mar 2023, 9:36
The 'horrible' England stat Steve Borthwick now owns
Former England flyhalf Andy Goode took to Twitter to point out the unfortunate stat head coach Steve Borthwick now owns.
Ian Cameron
12 Mar 2023, 6:21
Kieran Crowley takes low-key swipe at Wales and Warren Gatland
Gatland’s team ended a run of three successive defeats in this season’s tournament.
12 Mar 2023, 5:24
Five takeaways from record England loss to France in the Six Nations
Saturday at Twickenham was one of those dramatic evenings that will live long in the memory, be it from the perspective of shambol…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar 2023, 5:00
Ref Watch: A tale of two refereeing performances
New Zealand’s Ben O’Keeffe caught my eye during Japan 2019 and since then he has blossomed into an outstanding referee who sur…
Paul Smith
12 Mar 2023, 4:25
Ref Watch: A tale of two refereeing performances
New Zealand’s Ben O’Keeffe caught my eye during Japan 2019 and since then he has blossomed into an outstanding referee who sur…
Paul Smith
12 Mar 2023, 4:25
'You have to start him again next week': Marcus Smith not to blame for England woes
Marcus Smith was handed a start by new head coach Steve Borthwick in place of Owen Farrell in the 53-10 loss to France.
Ben Smith
11 Mar 2023, 22:50
'It's what needed to happen': Wilkinson's message to bruised England side
England's legendary flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson has offered a philosophical view of the 53-10 defeat at the hands of France.
Ben Smith
11 Mar 2023, 20:53
If England's pack matched Marcus Smith's effort they wouldn't have shipped 50
England's record loss against France should be the end of the line with new coach Steve Borthwick having all the evidence he needs…
Ben Smith
11 Mar 2023, 18:13
Borthwick sidesteps Smith, blames other factors for record defeat
England boss Steve Borthwick has refused to blame his bold selection of Marcus Smith to start at No10 and drop skipper Owen Farrel…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar 2023, 16:23
New England skipper Ellis Genge on 'brutal reality' of record loss
First-time England skipper Ellis Genge has explained why he resisted the temptation to fire a verbal rocket at his underperforming…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar 2023, 15:46
'The English, how do I say... the absolute ignorance' - Irish TV tear in England
An Irish television panel have torn into the expectation in English rugby that the selection of Marcus Smith would prove a panacea…
Ian Cameron
11 Mar 2023, 15:41
'Abysmal': England panned as Clive Woodward insists 'it's not that big of a gap'
England's Guinness Six Nations took a shocking turn for England as they were completely outplayed by France in Round 4, losing by …
Ian Cameron
11 Mar 2023, 14:32
France inflict record defeat on England in Six Nations humbling
Steve Borthwick’s men trailed 27-3 at half-time – their highest interval deficit at Twickenham in any fixture.
11 Mar 2023, 14:05
England player ratings vs France | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
England player ratings live from Twickenham: This was savage, a brutal record beating as England. They came into the round four fi…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar 2023, 13:56
France player rating vs England | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
No matter what the fortunes of either side going into it, England-France in the Guinness Six Nations is always a highly anticipate…
Ian Cameron
11 Mar 2023, 13:14
Italy choke in wooden spoon battle as Wales register first win
Italy, who wasted a host of chances, now look destined to finish bottom of the Six Nations table.
11 Mar 2023, 11:42
Wales player ratings vs Italy | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Wales player ratings: Warren Gatland’s Wales have been under fire so far this tournament, not favoured to win a wooden spoon bat…
Will Owen
11 Mar 2023, 10:45
Kieran Crowley could be in hot water over sideline exchange with ref
Italy head coach Kieran Crowley could find himself in hot water after a heated exchange with match officials during his team's gam…
Ian Cameron
11 Mar 2023, 10:36
Anthony Watson on Farrell, Smith and 'freedom to roam'
England face their toughest challenge of the Six Nations yet on Saturday with France positioned second in the global rankings.
11 Mar 2023, 5:33
'A lot has happened in those six years, but I don't regret anything'
The 34-year-old is back in favour as Warren Gatland’s side seek a first Championship win of the season against Italy.
10 Mar 2023, 14:59
What Antoine Dupont has made of England dropping Owen Farrell
Antoine Dupont insists France are ready for Owen Farrell to perform a key role in the decisive moments at Twickenham despite the E…
10 Mar 2023, 12:34
'Would you rather be fourth and playing for nothing?' - Johnny Sexton
Ireland face Scotland and England in the final two weekends of the championship.
10 Mar 2023, 12:21
Don't mind Borthwick, dropping Farrell is a big deal - Andy Goode
Steve Borthwick can play it down as much as he wants but dropping Owen Farrell to the bench is the biggest call an England head co…
Andy Goode
10 Mar 2023, 11:20
Ken Owens issues an update on a 'hugely emotional time' for Wales
Wales captain Ken Owens has reflected on a hugely emotional time for Welsh rugby ahead of Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash …
10 Mar 2023, 11:04
The Stuart Hogg tribute video that blew away Scotland boss Townsend
Gregor Townsend declared Stuart Hogg one of the best players in the history of Scotland rugby ahead of the full-back’s 100th cap…
10 Mar 2023, 10:49
Gatland's return in danger of getting the thumbs down
The most successful Welsh coach of all time is weighed down with domestic strife but must lead his squad to sunnier climes
Owain Jones
10 Mar 2023, 10:46
Why Ireland are backing Furlong to thrive despite a 99-day absence
Ireland boss Andy Farrell is confident world-class prop Tadhg Furlong will be ready for the crunch Guinness Six Nations clash with…
10 Mar 2023, 10:26
The Cockerill verdict on first time England skipper Ellis Genge
Ellis Genge will lead England for the first time against France on Saturday lifted by praise from an early mentor for shackling hi…
10 Mar 2023, 8:41
Sonny Bill predicts more misery for Wales as ranking humiliation awaits
Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has flagged more misery for Wales in Round 4 of the Guinness Six Nations - predicting…
Ian Cameron
10 Mar 2023, 8:41
Andy Farrell names Ireland team showing six changes for Scotland
Andy Farrell has made six changes to his Ireland team to face Scotland this Sunday 15 days after their hard-fought win over Italy …
Liam Heagney
10 Mar 2023, 8:12
Gregor Townsend names Scotland team showing two changes for Ireland
Gregor Townsend has named a Scotland team to host Ireland showing two changes from their Guinness Six Nations round three defeat a…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar 2023, 8:04
The coast to coast reason why Italy have Gatland and Wales worried
Wales know they must stall the coast to coast Italy attacking game in their quest for an overdue Guinness Six Nations victory on S…
10 Mar 2023, 7:48
Kieran Crowley: 'I hate these bloody kick fests and box kicks all the time.'
The Italy head coach has asked his players to play with ambition and verve and they line-up against Wales as slight favourites
Alasdair Mackenzie
10 Mar 2023, 3:24
3 hot takes as Steve Borthwick names England team to host France
It’s been the quite the week for Steve Borthwick and England. He came under fire for cutting Marcus Smith loose last week. Now, …
Liam Heagney
09 Mar 2023, 12:52
How Johnny Sexton rates the current Scotland team
Andy Farrell’s men travel to Edinburgh with Grand Slam aspirations still in tact.
09 Mar 2023, 11:59
Many are saying the same thing about Owen Farrell being dropped
The news of Marcus Smith starting at fly-half for England's 'Le Crunch' fixture against France and Owen Farrell being dropped has …
Ian Cameron
09 Mar 2023, 11:03
Warren Gatland admits there's 'a significant split' in Wales squad
Wales tackle Italy after losing their first three Six Nations games.
09 Mar 2023, 10:38
Borthwick explains picking Smith for England start, dropping Farrell
England boss Steve Borthwick has explained that goal-kicking wasn’t the only factor considered in his huge decision to drop skip…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar 2023, 10:33
'I think it is probably the biggest game I'll have played for Scotland'
Matt Fagerson is revelling in the wave of “excitement” Scotland are currently riding as he gears up for his biggest game yet f…
09 Mar 2023, 10:08
Borthwick reveals how Farrell reacted to getting benched by England
Steve Borthwick has explained how Owen Farrell reacted this week to his demotion from the England starting team to face France thi…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar 2023, 9:58
Borthwick names England team with Smith at No10, Farrell dropped
Steve Borthwick has named his England team to host France this Saturday, making one changes from the win over Wales - the dramatic…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar 2023, 8:34
Woodward praises axing of Owen Farrell just 2 days after backing him for RWC
World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has backed the sensational dropping of England flyhalf Owen Farrell for their Guinness …
Ian Cameron
09 Mar 2023, 7:06
Warren Gatland names Wales team with six changes and no AWJ
Warren Gatland has made six changes to his Wales team - including axing record caps holder Alun Wyn Jones - for Saturday’s de fa…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar 2023, 6:53
Fabien Galthie names a France team with three changes for England
France boss Fabien Galthie has named a team to take on England this Saturday at Twickenham that contains three changes from the Gu…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar 2023, 6:16
Italy make one team change and alter bench split to face Wales
Italy boss Kieran Crowley has made one enforced change to his starting team to host Wales this Saturday in Rome following the Guin…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar 2023, 5:12
The Zach Mercer confession that won't help England's pack
Zach Mercer has a confession to make and it is bad news for the England pack who are preparing to face a French forward onslaught …
Chris Jones
09 Mar 2023, 4:52
Hoggy the Test centurion hoping to celebrate Triple Crown glory
The Scotland full-back has thrilled a generation of rugby fans and he is hoping to bring a Triple Crown back to Murrayfield
Bryn Palmer
09 Mar 2023, 3:39
The Exeter verdict on Borthwick's England overlooking Sam Simmonds
Rob Baxter has shared his thoughts on how Sam Simmonds is coping with his difficult England situation under Steve Borthwick.
Liam Heagney
09 Mar 2023, 3:29
London Irish on why price is now right for Ben White with Scotland
London Irish director of rugby Declan Kidney has given his verdict on the flourish that has swept Ben White into the No9 Scotland …
Liam Heagney
09 Mar 2023, 3:18
Ellis Genge explains 'cringey reality' of the current England team
Ellis Genge views the final two rounds of the Guinness Six Nations as the ultimate barometer of the advances made so far during St…
08 Mar 2023, 17:00
Scotland hail 'special' Hogg, outline frustration over Gilchrist
Scotland defence coach Steve Tandy paid tribute to special player Stuart Hogg as the Exeter full-back gets ready to win his 100th …
08 Mar 2023, 13:01
Josh van der Flier and the early round four Ireland Grand Slam hype
Josh van der Flier has had his say on Grand Slam proclamations ahead of a tricky Guinness Six Nations round four trip for Ireland …
08 Mar 2023, 12:13
Clive Woodward names the No10 that can win England the World Cup
Clive Woodward has called on Steve Borthwick to end the confusion over the England No10 position. Tuesday’s decision to cut Geor…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar 2023, 10:46
Wales announce squad for TikTok Women's Six Nations
Wales Women's Head coach Ioan Cunningham has named his senior squad for the upcoming TikTok Six Nations.
Lucy Lomax
08 Mar 2023, 9:46
Neil Jenkins has made a ballsy World Cup prediction about Wales
Neil Jenkins is confident that current pain can become long-term gain for Wales by the time they arrive at this year’s World Cup…
08 Mar 2023, 9:45
Skipper Owen Farrell set to be dropped by England - report
England boss Steve Borthwick is reportedly seriously considering starting Marcus Smith in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash …
Liam Heagney
08 Mar 2023, 8:13
What London Irish have made of England excluding Hassell-Collins
London Irish boss Declan Kidney has given his verdict on how Ollie Hassell-Collins has reacted to his recent England rejection.
Liam Heagney
08 Mar 2023, 7:04
The goal-kicking advice Jonny Wilkinson has given Owen Farrell
England skipper Owen Farrell has been working with Jonny Wilkinson to reverse the goal-kicking slump that has affected him through…
07 Mar 2023, 17:00
England explain Smith over Ford decision and latest Lawes injury
Marcus Smith has won his duel with George Ford for the role of England fly-half understudy to Owen Farrell for the biggest test of…
07 Mar 2023, 14:24
Has Steve Borthwick settled on his World Cup No 9?
Jack van Poortvliet is in the box-seat for the England No 9 shirt but there are a smattering of quality options hellbent reclaimin…
Tom Bradshaw
07 Mar 2023, 13:34
Faletau explains negative effect of Wales' contracts crisis
Wales star Taulupe Faletau says it is hard to give your all against the crushing contractual and financial backdrop that has engul…
07 Mar 2023, 11:45
Smith wins Ford battle but England update is bad news for Lawes
Marcus Smith has won his England battle with George Ford, the Harlequins out-half getting retained by Steve Borthwick in the squad…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar 2023, 11:09
Scotland call up four for Ireland, including fit-again Rory Darge
Scotland have posted a 35-word message on Twitter confirming their squad changes - including the naming of Rory Darge - for next S…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar 2023, 9:01
How the selection of Ollie Lawrence has 'solved' England's No 10 conundrum
Whoever wears No 10 for England, they will perform better with Ollie Lawrence outside them.
Nick Bishop
07 Mar 2023, 8:17
How the selection of Ollie Lawrence has 'solved' England's No 10 conundrum
Whoever wears No 10 for England, they will perform better with Ollie Lawrence outside them.
Nick Bishop
07 Mar 2023, 8:17
Ireland name 37-man squad that shows five changes from round three
Andy Farrell has named a 37-strong Ireland squad for this Sunday’s match away to Scotland that shows five changes from the start…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar 2023, 6:59
The Freddie Steward message for France, and his most feared No10
England full-back Freddie Steward has issued a warning to France ahead of Saturday’s round four Guinness Six Nations match at Tw…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar 2023, 5:54
Jelonch's father goes after France for mismanaging his son against Scotland
Jelonch's father Jérôme penned a scathing response to the management of his son by the French team in the Six Nations clash with…
Kim Ekin
06 Mar 2023, 22:32
Red carded Grant Gilchrist to miss rest of Six Nations
Grant Gilchrist will miss the rest of Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations campaign after being handed a three-week ban following his…
06 Mar 2023, 7:44
Wales wing Alex Cuthbert ruled out of Six Nations
Wales wing Alex Cuthbert will miss the rest of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations with a foot injury.
06 Mar 2023, 6:09
Marcus Smith named in latest 36-strong England squad
England coach Steve Borthwick has kept his promise to Marcus Smith, naming the out-half in the squad for next weekend’s Guinness…
Liam Heagney
05 Mar 2023, 14:01
Ollie Lawrence ready to 'find that dark place' for England in Le Crunch
Ollie Lawrence has only recently emerged from one dark place but against France next Saturday he will willingly hurl himself into …
04 Mar 2023, 18:06
Anthony Watson reveals pre-game secret behind his try against Wales
Watson’s first England start in two years was decorated with a crucial 19th-minute try.
04 Mar 2023, 4:54
Harlequins' take on 'unique' Dombrandt now thriving with England
Harlequins have had their say on seeing Alex Dombrandt thriving as the first-choice England No8 for the 2023 Guinness Six Nations …
Liam Heagney
03 Mar 2023, 8:20
The 'first-rate' Joe Heyes response to losing England squad place
Richard Wigglesworth has given his take on how England squad regular Joe Heyes has reacted to his recent exclusion from the intern…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar 2023, 7:33
The Bristol verdict on Harry Randall, the forgotten England No9
Bristol have given their verdict on the situation that has seen Harry Randall tumble down the England selection pecking order a ye…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar 2023, 5:05
Wales stricken by same 'huge adversity' that effects English club rugby
Wales are under threat of propping up the Six Nations table.
03 Mar 2023, 4:42
The Leicester verdict on Ollie Chessum becoming an England regular
Leicester have given their verdict on the emergence last month of Ollie Chessum as a regular starter in the England team. The 22-y…
Liam Heagney
02 Mar 2023, 14:03
What Nigel Owens made of the red cards in France versus Scotland
Nigel Owens has reviewed the dramatic start to last Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations match in Paris where a red card for Grant Gilc…
Liam Heagney
02 Mar 2023, 12:17
Paul O'Connell optimistic over injured backline trio
Grand Slam-chasing Ireland visit title rivals Scotland in round four of the Six Nations.
02 Mar 2023, 10:54
How Jonny Wilkinson killed off 'Le Crunch'
Anglo-French rivalry has lacked a little rancour since a certain English superstar seduced the heart of French rugby
Gavin Mortimer
02 Mar 2023, 9:17
England announce training squad for 2023 TikTok Women's Six Nations
England Women's Head coach Simon Middleton has named a 42-player training squad for the 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations, made up…
Lucy Lomax
02 Mar 2023, 8:00
Ex-England player bemused by SRU's 'proper team' Scotland gamble
Former England out-half Andy Goode can’t fathom why the SRU have yet to offer Gregor Townsend a contract extension given how gre…
Liam Heagney
02 Mar 2023, 7:15
The 'seething' reply Mike Brown gave when asked about Marcus Smith
Former Test full-back Mike Brown has admitted that he understands why England are currently selecting Owen Farrell as their No10 b…
Liam Heagney
02 Mar 2023, 6:05
The 'glued to it' day Roy Keane visited the England rugby team
England cricketers Jonny Bairstow and Alastair Cook and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins have given talks in the past, but fo…
01 Mar 2023, 17:00
Crisis for France as Haouas becomes their second banned tighthead
France tighthead Mohamed Haouas has had his 2023 Guinness Six Nations campaign ended by a ban following last Sunday’s red card i…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar 2023, 13:18
Ireland name 32-Player Squad For TikTok Women's Six Nations
Ireland Women's Head Coach Greg McWilliams has today named a 32-player Ireland squad for the TikTok Women’s Six Nations, with th…
Lucy Lomax
01 Mar 2023, 10:19
Mike Brown delivers a brutal put-down of Wales and Alun Wyn Jones
Mike Brown has delivered a damning assessment of last Saturday’s lethargic Wales performance, even accusing the legendary Alun W…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar 2023, 10:17
Harlequins' verdict on Evans coaching Smith-less England this week
Harlequins have spoken about Nick Evans this week coaching attack to a 26-strong England squad that doesn’t include Marcus Smith…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar 2023, 9:06
Exeter boss Rob Baxter wades into the Marcus Smith, England debate
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has backed the decision to release Harlequins star Marcus Smith from England duty for Saturday’s Gallaghe…
01 Mar 2023, 7:50
Jones reject Ollie Lawrence explains why he fits Borthwick's England
Ollie Lawrence has explained why he feels a very different player with England under Steve Borthwick than under Eddie Jones, the p…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar 2023, 4:19
Why an ex-England 10 won't take issue with token Smith cap in Wales
Former England international Andy Goode has explained why there should be no criticism of the token cap given to Marcus Smith vers…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar 2023, 3:32
The promise Steve Borthwick has made to the excluded Marcus Smith
Steve Borthwick has given Marcus Smith assurance that he will be named in the England squad when it gathers next Sunday evening to…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb 2023, 17:00
The Steve Borthwick verdict on his first three England matches
England boss Steve Borthwick has given his verdict on his first month of matches in charge of a team he claimed wasn’t good at a…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb 2023, 12:54
The 'win-win' Harlequins reaction to England excluding Marcus Smith
Harlequins boss Tabai Matson has given his verdict on the decision by Steve Borthwick to exclude Marcus Smith from this week’s E…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb 2023, 12:19
What Ben White makes of the trust Scotland now have for him
In-form Ben White is relishing the opportunity he has been given by Gregor Townsend to establish himself as the first-choice Scotl…
28 Feb 2023, 9:16
Borthwick explains leaving Marcus Smith out of latest England squad
England head coach Steve Borthwick has explained why he felt it best to omit Marcus Smith from this week’s fallow week training …
Liam Heagney
28 Feb 2023, 8:13
No Marcus Smith as England name latest 26-man training squad
England boss Steve Borthwick has named a 26 squad for this week’s fallow week training camp in Brighton following last Saturday…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb 2023, 6:54
2024 Six Nations fixtures confirmed but doubt over Stade de France
The 2024 Guinness Six Nations will start and finish in France with Les Bleus respectively hosting Ireland and England - but neithe…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb 2023, 5:18
Jack Nowell explains England axe message received from Borthwick
Seasoned international Jack Nowell has revealed the reason why Steve Borthwick axed him from his England plans for the 2023 Guinne…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb 2023, 4:52
Three familiar faces recalled as Ireland name 27-man mini-camp squad
Andy Farrell has named a 27-man squad for this week’s two-day Ireland training camp, retaining 24 of the players included in the…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb 2023, 10:13
Progress of Ollie Lawrence sees England's overreliance on Manu Tuilagi dwindle
The Six Nations gives players a platform to rewrite their stories and the Bath centre is proving he can thrive in adversity
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
27 Feb 2023, 9:35
Wounded Wales release eight Six Nations players back to the regions
Warren Gatland has reacted to Saturday’s latest Guinness Six Nations defeat by releasing eight Wales squad players back to their…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb 2023, 8:37
The reason why Huw Jones feels beaten Scotland can win Six Nations
Bullish Huw Jones is adamant Scotland are still very much alive and kicking in the battle for the Guinness Six Nations title despi…
27 Feb 2023, 7:57
Mick Cleary: 'England may not gladden our souls but they are playing to type, just as Borthwick said they would'
Three games in and while not perfect, there are tentative signs of progress within the England camp after a forgettable afternoon …
Mick Cleary
27 Feb 2023, 4:53
Andy Farrell optimistic Ireland will have key players back for Scotland
Ireland boss Andy Farrell is optimistic most of his sidelined stars will be fit and firing for a crunch Murrayfield showdown with …
26 Feb 2023, 22:24
Gregor Townsend on Scotland performance and Gilchrist red card
The Scots were 19-0 down after a torrid opening 20-minute period in Stade de France.
26 Feb 2023, 16:57
Ref Watch: The obvious question as unwanted Six Nations history made
Not too many years ago two red cards – or sendings off as they then would have been termed – in the opening 11 minutes of an i…
Paul Smith
26 Feb 2023, 14:49
Scotland player ratings vs France | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Scotland's hopes of a first Six Nations Grand Slam were brought to an end in Paris as France edged a puls…
Gavin Harper
26 Feb 2023, 12:43
Scotland brought down to earth in France after horror start
Gregor Townsend’s side were ripped apart early on as the hosts raced into a 19-0 lead.
26 Feb 2023, 12:22
France player ratings vs Scotland | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Although France, last year's Grand Slam winners, suffered a setback in their previous match against Ireland, they were eager to re…
Ian Cameron
26 Feb 2023, 12:05
England's Freddie Steward compared to cricket prodigy Harry Brook
The full-back was in inspired form during England’s Six Nations victory over Wales.
26 Feb 2023, 9:50
'We do talk about it' - Grand Slam chat not taboo in Ireland camp
The world’s top-ranked nation were far from convincing in Rome.
26 Feb 2023, 6:15
Ireland's Aussie wing Mack Hansen makes post-game TV blunder
Australian wing Mack Hansen has scored a brace of tries for Ireland as they held off a spirited challenge from hosts Italy in Rome…
26 Feb 2023, 5:30
It's time to move on from Owen Farrell
It is very difficult to see how this happens with the conservative Owen Farrell calling the shots as fly half and captain.
Paul Smith
26 Feb 2023, 5:07
Ref Watch: Any doubt around Mathieu Raynal is over
If any doubt did remain, French official Mathieu Raynal secured a place at his home World Cup later this year with an accomplished…
Paul Smith
26 Feb 2023, 4:09
Five takeaways from the England win over Wales in the Six Nations
The round three table makes painful reading for Wales. Their attacking bluntness is portrayed in their scoring of a tournament-wor…
Liam Heagney
26 Feb 2023, 3:37
The England explanation why Marcus Smith played less than a minute
Steve Borthwick has defended the strategy regarding his England replacements in Cardiff, an approach that restricted Marcus Smith …
Liam Heagney
25 Feb 2023, 17:37
'My mother's going to go mad': Andy Farrell relieved as Ireland win 'proper Test match' against Italy
Andy Farrell insists Test matches should be anxious affairs after depleted Ireland survived a major scare to keep alive their hope…
25 Feb 2023, 16:36
The Owen Farrell verdict on his kicking display versus Wales
England skipper Owen Farrell has given his verdict on the standard of his kicking in his team’s Guinness Six Nations win over Wa…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb 2023, 16:21

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