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Kieran Crowley makes three changes to his Italy team for England
Italy have made three changes for this Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations match at home to England following last Sunday’s 37-10 lo…
Liam Heagney
11 Feb, 7:49
'His physique makes you hesitate rather than confident of taking him on'
England may have the mercurial talents of Marcus Smith, but Italy possesses their own brilliant outside half in Paolo Garbisi who …
Chris Jones
11 Feb, 7:39
A shaken-up England explain their half-dozen changes for Italian job
England boss Eddie Jones has explained why he has made six changes to his starting team to face Italy this Sunday in the Guinness …
Liam Heagney
11 Feb, 6:53
The speed camera testing that proved Harry Randall's Welsh critics wrong
Harry Randall has earned a Six Nations debut for England against Italy thanks to a speed camera from America, a stool, a hula hoop…
Chris Jones
11 Feb, 6:06
20 years of hurt - Five Wales vs Scotland talking points
Scotland beat England last week while Wales lost to Ireland.
11 Feb, 5:48
Sinckler benched as Jones makes six changes to his England team
England boss Eddie Jones has made six changes to his starting team to face Italy this Sunday in the Guinness Six Nations following…
Liam Heagney
11 Feb, 5:40
Jones wants 'new England' attacking machine to tear Italy apart
England were beaten 20-17 by Scotland in round one.
11 Feb, 4:24
The Scottish Lion who presents a 'massive challenge' to Wales
The back-row battle could be key to the outcome of the Six Nations clash in Cardiff.
11 Feb, 3:58
Six Nations age profiles: Who's hitting the RWC magic number?
Every Six Nations side has one eye on the upcoming Rugby World Cup, now less than two years away. Picking a balanced squad for rug…
Stefan Frost
11 Feb, 2:18
The Exeter reaction to a Calcutta Cup that featured so many Chiefs
Last Saturday was one of those crazy high and low days for Rob Baxter and Exeter. A Chiefs side missing a plethora of its establis…
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 13:20
How Joey Carbery reacted when he saw Johnny Sexton pull up lame
Joey Carbery has explained what ran through his mind on Wednesday when noticed that Johnny Sexton was no longer training with Irel…
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 13:11
Debate over Murrayfield scrum finale is still raging days later
Days after the result-confirming series of clock-in-the-red scrums at Murrayfield and the debate over whether England should have …
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 13:05
'Desperate' Wales on mission to show public they're better than Dublin flop
Wales are looking to extend dominance in Cardiff against Scotland..
10 Feb, 12:55
Josh Strauss: 'I can understand why there has been a bit of an uproar'
For former Scotland captain Josh Strauss, Saturday night's controversial Calcutta Cup denouement brought back painful memories.
Grant Shub
10 Feb, 12:31
Simon Zebo: Farrell's Ireland is more united than Schmidt's
Simon Zebo was full praise for Andy Farrell’s Ireland in the wake of their comfortable 29-7 victory over Wales in the opening we…
Stefan Frost
10 Feb, 11:16
Why did England's attack struggle in the Calcutta Cup?
England, normally so efficient on attack, struggled to crack the Scottish defence in Edinburgh.
Nick Bishop
10 Feb, 9:18
Scotland explain Sione Tuipulotu promotion and front row strategy
Gregor Townsend has explained why he has opted to start Test level rookie Sione Tuipulotu at No12 this week following his efforts …
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 8:36
What Fabien Galthie is expecting from a Johnny-Sexton-less Ireland
Saturday’s Stade de France clash is already being touted as a potential Guinness Six Nations title decider.
10 Feb, 8:27
ASX Sports Fantasy Rugby: Who to buy in round two
Round one of the Guinness Six Nations is in the books, and ASX Sports started with a bang. If you played, it was quite a round, pa…
Josh Raisey
10 Feb, 7:01
Jamie Ritchie to miss remainder of Scotland's Six Nations campaign
The flanker sustained a hamstring injury in the win over England.
10 Feb, 6:59
Cuthbert returns as Wales hand debut to Ospreys flanker against Scotland
Wales boss Wayne Pivac has handed Ospreys flanker Jac Morgan a Test debut in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against Scotl…
10 Feb, 6:47
Scotland ring the changes and make five alterations to face Wales
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend has made five changes to his starting XV for this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations round two match …
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 6:42
The training ground moment that sidelined Ireland's Johnny Sexton
Andy Farrell has explained how veteran Johnny Sexton promptly withdrew himself from Ireland training on Wednesday as soon as he fe…
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 6:24
France change-up midfield and opt for 6-2 split on bench for Ireland
Fresh from their Six Nations round one win over Italy last Sunday, France have now named their team to face Ireland in round two o…
Ian Cameron
10 Feb, 5:20
Shock Ireland selection as skipper Johnny Sexton is ruled out
Ireland boss Andy Farrell has resisted the temptation to recall Lions duo Iain Henderson and Robbie Henshaw to his starting line-u…
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 5:07
'Much less in-house bitching': Life with England after latest loss
Joe Marler has given the current England set-up under Eddie Jones the highest of praise for how tight-knit the squad is - quite a …
Liam Heagney
10 Feb, 2:51
Courtney Lawes is ruled out as England cut squad from 36 to 27
Eddie Jones has trimmed his England squad of 36 down to 27 ahead of Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations round two match away to Italy …
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 12:52
'The right thing': How the Tuilagi, Jones call unfolded on Monday
Alex Sanderson has shed light on the conversation that was had between England boss Eddie Jones and fit-again midfielder Manu Tuil…
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 11:25
'Cockers has been giving me the eyes of, 'Any danger this week?'
Loosehead Joe Marler has explained he has been busy on the England training ground at Pennyhill this week to ensure he won’t eve…
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 9:18
Worcester have reacted to the latest England snub of Ted Hill
Worcester captain Ted Hill has been told to “bite his lip” and continue putting in international-class performances at club le…
Chris Jones
09 Feb, 7:59
'I didn't even think I was feeling dodgy... until I started puking'
Andrew Conway expects France to be a “different animal” to Wales but has warned there is still plenty more to come from in-for…
09 Feb, 6:47
What Exeter made of the yellow-carded Cowan-Dickie England error
Rob Baxter has claimed that if there was any front-rower he would have backed to catch a crossfield kick it would have been Luke C…
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 5:20
Danny Cipriani wades into debate over Marcus Smith substitution
Ex-England out-half Danny Cipriani had waded into the red-hot debate about the decision by Eddie Jones to remove on-song No10 Marc…
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 4:03
Video: What Itoje said in beaten England Murrayfield changing room
The latest episode in the weekly RFU video series on the England team has revealed that Maro Itoje was the player who rallied his …
Liam Heagney
09 Feb, 3:03
Jones: No regrets over 'gut feeling' subs policy that hurt England
England boss Eddie Jones has insisted he has no regrets regarding his decision-making at Murrayfield during last Saturday’s Guin…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 16:10
England name 36-man squad that includes uncapped Irish back row
England boss Eddie Jones has confirmed following a Tuesday evening training session at Pennyhill Park that he has a 36-man squad w…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 13:43
The historical trend that a wounded Wales are banking on this week
Jonathan Humphreys says that physicality is “a big work-on” for Wales ahead of tackling resurgent Scotland in Saturday’s Gui…
08 Feb, 11:25
Johnny Sexton hits back at criticism by ex-France boss Saint-Andre
Johnny Sexton hopes Ireland can kick-start a winning habit in Paris ahead of next year’s World Cup by putting themselves in pole…
08 Feb, 11:09
'The best 10 minutes of my life!': Ben White on incredible debut
Ben White has described his early try-scoring debut cameo for Scotland as the best ten minutes of his life. The 23-year-old London…
08 Feb, 7:57
Jones: 'We left 15 points out there at least from our calculation'
Eddie Jones has suggested England should have been comfortable winners of last Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations, claiming his tea…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 7:28
England pick Joe Launchbury but there is no call for Manu Tuilagi
England boss Eddie Jones has recalled fit-again Joe Launchbury to his squad for next Sunday's round two Guinness Six Nations match…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb, 6:23
Ireland have the world's best attack with Johnny Sexton at No 10
If you enjoy beautiful rugby, Ireland are the team to watch - especially with Johnny Sexton at the helm.
Ben Smith
08 Feb, 4:47
'England desperately need a good performance'
England made a poor start to the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday as they fell to Scotland in the Calcutta Cup, meaning it is now …
Josh Raisey
08 Feb, 3:22
'Show that we're not the Scotland of old': Trips to Cardiff a bad memory for Scotland
Forwards coach John Dalziel is excited about Scotland’s Six Nations prospects after they beat England without hitting top form o…
07 Feb, 23:31
Johnnie Beattie: 'Toothless, blunt, brittle' - Eddie Jones was completely outcoached
Watching Murrayfield boil as Scotland outboxed the English heavyweight on Saturday, the question that kept leaping out at me was w…
Johnnie Beattie
07 Feb, 13:33
'Whoever wins this one will be eyeing up the Championship for sure'
It could be the deciding match of the Guinness Six Nations this Saturday as France host Ireland in a mouthwatering round two match…
Josh Raisey
07 Feb, 9:18
'Scotland will definitely be favourites but I think Wales have to win'
Wales and Scotland will arrive in Cardiff on Saturday in vastly different states of mind after the first round of the Guinness Six…
Josh Raisey
07 Feb, 9:17
Farrell calls up Connacht forward as Ulster trio rejoin Ireland squad
Andy Farrell has called up Connacht forward Dave Heffernan as injury cover as Ireland emerged from their Guinness Six Nations open…
Ian Cameron
07 Feb, 9:14
Scotland call in replacement for injured flanker Jamie Ritchie
The 25-year-old was taken off on the buggy during the second half of Saturday’s 20-17 victory over England.
07 Feb, 7:14
Jones should admit his decisions cost England the Calcutta Cup - Andy Goode
I’ve praised Eddie Jones for adapting in recent months but he should hold his hands up this week and acknowledge that his decisi…
Andy Goode
07 Feb, 7:13
France call up two players but no sign of MHR bad boy
Fabien Galthie has called up to players to his Guinness Six Nations squad, but there's no room for Montpellier bad boy Mohamed Hao…
07 Feb, 4:50
Returning Lions to pose 'difficult' selection call for Andy Farrell
The in-form Irish are flying on the back of nine consecutive victories.
07 Feb, 4:26
Clive Woodward goes after RFU and untouchable Eddie Jones
Sir Clive Woodward, England’s World Cup winning coach, has responded to the 20-17 loss to Scotland by claiming Eddie Jones...
Chris Jones
07 Feb, 3:05
'I grew up coming to Murrayfield and watching us lose to England'
Hamish Watson is revelling in Scotland’s current Calcutta Cup purple patch after growing up watching England dominate the fixtur…
07 Feb, 2:19
The truth about Wales' Dublin flop and why Scotland game will be different
The Scots have lost on their last eight Six Nations visits to the Welsh capital, conceding 251 points, but they will head south bu…
07 Feb, 0:07
'Scotland's scrum tried to contain rather than make an even contest - they got away with it'
England hooker Jamie George was the man at the centre of the four overtime scrums which aroused so much Calcutta Cup controversy a…
06 Feb, 13:45
'We know Ireland is the big cheese'
.Antoine Dupont warned France they must improve quickly before next weekend’s Guinness Six Nations clash against Ireland
06 Feb, 13:04
'Playing a fully-loaded international match needs building up to'
.Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson warned that England must handle prized asset Manu Tuilagi's return with care
Paul Smith
06 Feb, 12:35
Gabin Villiere hat-trick helps slow-starting France ease to victory over Italy
.Gabin Villiere’s hat-trick helped France overcame a slow start to move to the top of the early Guinness Six Nations standings w…
06 Feb, 11:37
France player ratings vs Italy | 2022 Six Nations
Six Nations favourites France launched their 2022 campaign with a comfortable 37-10 home win over perennial strugglers Italy
Paul Smith
06 Feb, 11:25
Johnny Sexton backs Ireland to follow up in Paris
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton insists confidence in the camp has never wavered during Andy Farrell’s reign as head coach
06 Feb, 8:33
'I was absolutely raging' - Scotland hero fumes about Calcutta Cup incident
Scotland's try-scoring hero Darcy Graham was left 'raging' by the illegal intervention which denied him a second score.
06 Feb, 8:22
Wales vice-captain points the finger: 'Forget injuries...those selected didn't perform'
Wales are on the ropes after starting their Six Nations title defence by losing 29-7 to Ireland in Dublin.
06 Feb, 8:11
Eddie Jones admits Jamie George mistake but stands by George Ford call
Eddie Jones admits the role his mismanagement of replacing Luke Cowan-Dickie played in England’s dramatic 20-17 defeat by Scotla…
06 Feb, 5:16
Townsend: What Scotland must now do to 'deliver something special'
There was a time when Scotland beating England was the be-all and end-all for them but not anymore judging by the composed manner …
Liam Heagney
06 Feb, 5:04
The five nastiest Murrayfield takeaways that most sickened England
Defeat for England in the opening round of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations will be sickening for them. They were coasting midway thr…
Liam Heagney
06 Feb, 4:40
Nigel Owens rethinks initial take on late Calcutta Cup scrum drama
Nigel Owens has backed New Zealand referee Brian O’Keeffe’s decision not to award England a late scrum penalty that could have…
Chris Jones
06 Feb, 3:56
Luke Cowan-Dickie publicly apologises to England fans
The Exeter hooker was also yellow-carded for slapping a crossfield kick into touch to deny Scotland’s Darcy Graham a probable tr…
06 Feb, 3:32
Scotland's gloriously ugly Calcutta Cup win must now be backed up
England would be 'going after' Scotland, he said. Could the Scots handle the pressure of being ‘red-hot favourites’, he ponder…
Jamie Lyall
06 Feb, 2:51
'I can't tell you how demoralising it is' - What pleased Sexton most post-game
Andrew Conway crossed twice in the second half as the hosts beat the defending champions 29-7.
06 Feb, 2:45
Ref Watch: Late scrum sequence comes under Calcutta Cup scrutiny
Ben O'Keefe got the Lions' summer series in South Africa back on refereeing track after the storm of controversy which engulfed th…
Paul Smith
06 Feb, 2:25
'Dinosaur tactics': Eddie Jones' tactical substitutions under the microscope after loss
The decision was just one of a few puzzling substitutions, with Smith a proven match-winner in the Autumn after he orchestrated on…
Sam Smith
05 Feb, 14:56
'Wait for the video... I have got the production team on it now'
Eddie Jones managed to find some room for levity in the wake of Saturday’s 20-17 loss to Scotland, the beaten England coach quip…
Liam Heagney
05 Feb, 13:58
Whoops, Eddie Jones, it's happened again as England implode
Whoops, Eddie Jones, it happened again. Whereas the Australian’s reign as England coach started out with some extravagance when …
Liam Heagney
05 Feb, 13:19
Scotland retain Calcutta Cup as late Finn Russell penalty sees off England
Defiant Scotland edged out England 20-17 to retain the Calcutta Cup in a pulsating showdown at raucous BT Murrayfield.
05 Feb, 13:08
Scotland player ratings vs England | Six Nations 2022
Scotland recorded consecutive wins over England for the first time since 1984 as a late Finn Russell penalty ensured they retained…
Gavin Harper
05 Feb, 13:00
England player ratings vs Scotland | 2022 Six Nations
Scotland won consecutive Calcutta Cups for the first time since 1984 by claiming a tense 20-17 win at rainy Murrayfield.
Paul Smith
05 Feb, 13:00
'We are better than that' - Dan Biggar faces the press after Ireland thumping
The visitors’ Six Nations title defence began with an emphatic loss.
05 Feb, 12:46
Ref Watch: The verdict on Jaco Peyper's contribution to Wales v Ireland
Vastly experienced South African official Jaco Peyper got this year’s Six Nations underway and he put in an accomplished display…
Paul Smith
05 Feb, 11:33
Ireland player ratings vs Wales | Six Nations 2022
Ireland player ratings: Ireland have beaten Wales 29 - 7 in their opening Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium.
05 Feb, 11:08
Ireland brush aside depleted Six Nations champions Wales
The hosts convincingly stretched their winning run to nine games with the Dublin success.
05 Feb, 10:45
England arrive to boos but there is no repeat of 2020 bottle-gate
England arrived to a chorus of boos at Murrayfield on Saturday for their Guinness Six Nations opener but there was no repeat of th…
Liam Heagney
05 Feb, 10:00
'Beyond a joke' - Peyper opts for yellow again for 'reckless' collision
A week on for receiving criticism for only issuing a yellow card in URC, Referee Jaco Peyper has once against opted for the lesser…
Kim Ekin
05 Feb, 9:53
Wales forced into late change for Six Nations opener versus Ireland
Wales were forced to a late change ahead of their Guinness Six Nations curtain-raiser against Ireland in Dublin this afternoon.
05 Feb, 7:43
'I like him. He doesn't think too much about anything, to be honest'
The young flanker has revelled during his short time in the international spotlight.
05 Feb, 6:18
'I felt like a bit of a mug' - Jack Conan ready to bury Rodney Parade gaff
The influential 29-year-old has never previously been selected to start a championship curtain-raiser.
05 Feb, 4:15
'It was a bit of a thrill' - Wales buoyed by superstar athlete's video message
Wales are aiming for a first Six Nations win at the Aviva Stadium since 2012.
05 Feb, 3:16
'I think half the time he doesn't know what he is doing...'
Finn Russell has received a glowing endorsement from Stuart Hogg, his Scotland skipper, ahead of this Saturday’s Guinness Six Na…
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 13:25
The emotion Simmonds feels over his first England start in 4 years
Recalled England No8 Sam Simmonds insists he hasn’t felt any added pressure this week after earning a first start for his countr…
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 13:16
France prop Mohamed Haouas cops 15 month suspended sentence
France prop Mohamed Haouas has been handed a suspended sentence for his role in a spate of burglaries in 2014.
Ian Cameron
04 Feb, 9:24
Hogg's classy response to Jones' 'Scotland red-hot favourites' quip
Stuart Hogg has sidestepped getting involved in the discussion about Eddie Jones tagging Scotland as “red-hot favourites” for …
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 9:15
Six Nations boost for England as Manu Tuilagi is picked by Sale
Missing England midfielder Manu Tuilagi is poised to play his first match in eleven weeks after he was named on the Sale bench for…
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 8:27
How Elliot Daly went from England axe to 'significant' in 17 days
It’s been quite a few weeks for Elliot Daly, the 29-year-old who has gone from getting axed by Eddie Jones on January 18 to bein…
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 7:55
The plan England have hatched to take away Finn Russell's 'weapons'
New England defence coach Anthony Seibold is hoping the plan he has formulated can be executed to such an effective degree that Sc…
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 6:09
Eddie's right, England are underdogs - Andy Goode
It’s not the first time Eddie Jones has tried to tell us all that Scotland are favourites to win the Calcutta Cup but this time …
Andy Goode
04 Feb, 6:00
Nigel Owens hits out at TMO use on eve of Six Nations
Former international referee Nigel Owens has told William Hill that rugby union’s TMO is used more effectively than VAR in foot…
Kim Ekin
04 Feb, 5:41
Fabien Galthie to miss France's Six Nations opener
Coach Fabien Galthie is set to miss France's opening Six Nations rugby match against Italy after testing positive for COVID-19.
04 Feb, 4:10
'I am sad about it' - Brian Moore reveals real reason behind BBC axing
BBC co-commentator Brian Moore has revealed that he is 'sad' over his exit from his long-held BBC Six Nations commentating role, w…
Ian Cameron
04 Feb, 3:49
Eddie Jones' 'blatantly honest' claim about Scotland's development
Eddie Jones has startingly claimed that Gregor Townsend’s Scotland are “probably two years ahead” of England in terms of the…
Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 2:56
The 'Scotland brag' that England want Marcus Smith to silence
Eddie Jones has no concerns about the speculation that Scotland will get at Marcus Smith, the rookie England out-half, when the Gu…
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 16:00
Saracens: How Nick Isiekwe ended 44-month wait for England recall
You have to go back 44 months to find the last time that Saracens lock Nick Isiekwe was capped by England. He had just turned 20 a…
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 13:44
Sanderson's 6:30am phone call after Raffi Quirke England omission
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has revealed how he made a 6.30am phone call to his brother Pat, his fellow ex-England international, aft…
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 13:42
'I am getting faster' - Louis Rees-Zammit sends Six Nations warning
The prolific wing is relishing his second Six Nations campaign.
03 Feb, 11:10
The advice Will Carling has given new England skipper Tom Curry
New England skipper Tom Curry has spoken about the advice he has received from the legendary Will Carling which helped him go from…
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 10:44
Introducing a new era of fantasy rugby: ASX Sports
A new rugby game is launching this week that is going to take you by storm. Think fantasy rugby meets Jerry Maguire, where you can…
Josh Raisey
03 Feb, 9:15
England explain the selection of unheralded duo Ludlam and Isiekwe
You would have very got long odds a few weeks ago on Eddie Jones naming an England team to face Scotland this Saturday with Lewis …
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 8:45
England bank on two advantages versus 'red-hot favourites' Scotland
England boss Eddie Jones is banking on two particular areas of play tipping the balance in his team’s favour when they take on …
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 7:45
Scotland make three changes to their pack for clash with England
Gregor Townsend has named a Scotland team for this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener at home to England that contains three…
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 7:17
Mack Hansen starts for Ireland as Tadhg Beirne switches position
03 Feb, 7:13
The All Blacks great rookie skipper Tom Curry has been likened to
Eddie Jones has backed Tom Curry to impress after the 23-year-old back-rower was named the youngest England captain since Will Car…
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 6:30
England name Six Nations team with 7 changes from Springboks win
Eddie Jones has named an England team for this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener away to Scotland that shows seven changes …
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 5:31
Josh Adams switches position for Wales opener against Ireland
Wing Josh Adams will make his first Test match appearance in the centre when Wales launch their Guinness Six Nations Championship …
03 Feb, 4:37
'An inspiration to so many being the lightest pro rugby player'
Pat Lam will allow himself a hearty chuckle when it is confirmed later on Thursday that Harry Randall has made the England matchda…
Liam Heagney
03 Feb, 3:00
'I don't think they have anything to fear': England's aura of invincibility over Scotland has gone
Speaking on the BBC Radio Scotland podcast with Andy Burke and Tom English, the 54-test veteran was asked whether Scotland have ch…
Sam Smith
02 Feb, 19:48
Freddie Steward: England are prepared for aerial onslaught in 'treacherous conditions' at Murrayfield
Injury-ravaged England open their quest to wrestle the Guinness Six Nations from Wales with a banana skin fixture that is set to b…
02 Feb, 17:15
'He's not a dick with it': Why Tom Curry is set to skipper England
So excited are Sale about the likely prospect that Tom Curry will skipper England in this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener…
Liam Heagney
02 Feb, 13:49
WRU confirms curbs on alcohol for Wales' home Six Nations games
The Welsh Rugby Union has moved to curb alcohol-related disorder by ordering the bars to be closed during the second half of this …
Kim Ekin
02 Feb, 9:57
ASX Sports Fantasy Rugby: Who to buy in round one
Have you heard about the new fantasy rugby game thousands of you are signing up to and playing? If not you might want to read thi…
Josh Raisey
02 Feb, 7:00
The Exeter verdict on Jonny Hill losing out this week with England
Exeter have admitted it wasn’t a great surprise that Jonny Hill won’t be fit in time for England to face Scotland this weekend…
Liam Heagney
02 Feb, 5:47
'It's definitely the most inexperienced squad Wales have had for a long time'
Ireland and Wales kick off the 2022 Guinness Six Nations this Saturday, as the reigning champions travel to Dublin to take on an I…
Josh Raisey
02 Feb, 4:30
'A fired up England with a point to prove are always a dangerous team'
England head to Edinburgh this weekend for the Calcutta Cup with a point to prove, almost a year to the day after Scotland earned …
Josh Raisey
02 Feb, 4:00
Sexton 'always picking up the phone going, is it good or bad news'
Veteran Ireland captain Johnny Sexton intends to prolong his illustrious career for as long as he feels fit and wanted. The 36-yea…
02 Feb, 3:55
Why Scotland rookie Cameron Redpath has been likened to Tim Horan
Cameron Redpath may have only won a single Scotland cap but the Bath centre is already being compared to Tim Horan, the double Wor…
Chris Jones
02 Feb, 3:11
The 'complete switch-off from rugby' changes Cowan-Dickie has made
Luke Cowan-Dickie has scaled back his gaming as part of an enhanced professional outlook that has helped propel him into England…
02 Feb, 2:50
England cut their squad to 29 ahead of their Six Nations opener
Eddie Jones has retained 29 players ahead of England’s opening Guinness Six Nations match this weekend. England will travel to E…
Liam Heagney
01 Feb, 13:27
Josh Adams tackles the speculation he will fill No13 Wales shirt
Josh Adams says he would be “more than happy” to play his first Test match in the centre when Wales launch their Guinness Six …
01 Feb, 10:07
What Ireland really make of the 'big reputations' Wales are missing
Johnny Sexton insists there is “not one ounce of complacency” in the Ireland camp ahead of their Guinness Six Nations opener a…
01 Feb, 9:54
England deliver the latest update on their wait for Courtney Lawes
England assistant Matt Proudfoot has described Courtney Lawes as "raring to go" for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations match away t…
Liam Heagney
01 Feb, 9:17
Wales issue update on Ross Moriarty following his recent return
Wales assistant coach Stephen Jones says that Ross Moriarty is fit and available for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener agai…
01 Feb, 8:09
Injury-hit England get much needed Joe Marler boost
England’s troubled build-up to their Guinness Six Nations opener against Scotland has eased slightly after Joe Marler was cleare…
01 Feb, 4:19
'Scotland in a Grand Slam decider...': The Rugby Pod predictions
With giddy Guinness Six Nations atmosphere in the air, The Rugby Pod has been busy in this week’s latest episode giving its uniq…
Liam Heagney
01 Feb, 4:17
Six Nations: A 'what not to shout' guide for the filthy casual or rugby noob in your life
RugbyPass refereeing expert Paul Smith has chosen his six ‘Most Shouted at the TV’ moments for some further explanation.
Paul Smith
01 Feb, 2:43
'That was huge for us': Scotland's Twickenham victory built belief
The Scots pulled off their first away win over England since 1983 when they won 11-6 last February, albeit there were no supporter…
31 Jan, 14:18
'When you're walking into the changing rooms you'll get whatever chat'
England travel to Scotland for their Guinness Six Nations opener this weekend.
31 Jan, 11:18
Eddie Jones' England to face 'without doubt' the best defensive 13 in world
Eddie Jones has been warned his makeshift midfield will have to break through the best defensive centre in World rugby when they t…
Chris Jones
31 Jan, 9:58
Biggar lands blow as exchange of compliments escalates with Sexton
The pair were British and Irish Lions colleagues in New Zealand in 2017.
31 Jan, 8:47
'When we build up emotions too high maybe the accuracy isn't there'
Gregor Townsend has gone in an entirely different direction by calling on his team to remain calm and lessen the emotional side of…
Paul Smith
31 Jan, 7:24
Ireland confirm injured heavyweight trio to return to training tomorrow
Ireland appear set to have a full deck of cards to play with going into the opening weekend of the Guinness Six Nations, following…
Ian Cameron
31 Jan, 7:13
Andy Nicol's comments highlight rugby's chasmic divide on player safety
Rugby union faces a huge divide over its chosen approach to reducing head injuries sustained in contact situations.
Paul Smith
31 Jan, 4:48
What Smith as the England 10 means for Youngs compared to Ford
Centurion Test scrum-half Ben Youngs has explained he doesn’t really have to change his game when paired together with internati…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 3:50
Unlocking Marcus Smith's game in the Six Nations
England have one of the best attacking players in the Six Nations at their disposal.
Ben Smith
31 Jan, 3:40
Why Ben Youngs craves 'Raffi's D and Harry's feel for when to tap'
Twelve years after making a Test level debut against Scotland in March 2010 as a fresh-faced 21-year-old, Ben Youngs will head bac…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 3:00
'Scotland's game has definitely evolved': Ben Youngs identifies key men in Scotland's transformation
England head to Edinburgh on Saturday in possession of a poor record from the last four Calcutta Cup clashes having lost twice and…
30 Jan, 18:38
Five players to watch like a hawk during this year's Six Nations
The 2022 Guinness Six Nations Championship is widely expected to be among the most keenly-contested in its history.
30 Jan, 12:30
Six Nations expectations soaring in Scotland despite scepticism from outside
The positive vibe north of Hadrian’s Wall is not in keeping with the assertion of most bookmakers.
30 Jan, 8:21
Written off over his size, Michael Lowry is an example for smaller players
Ulster star Michael Lowry represents a “real beacon” for smaller players and has been backed to shine on the international sta…
30 Jan, 4:42
'It's going to be hostile... I'm sure I'm going to get plenty abuse'
England boss Eddie Jones has claimed he will happily accept being on the receiving end of plenty of verbal abuse at Murrayfield ne…
Liam Heagney
30 Jan, 3:00
'Fans are giving it to you straight away and chucking certain things'
Kyle Sinckler is eager to feel the hostility awaiting England at Murrayfield on Saturday after a year spent playing in empty stadi…
30 Jan, 1:00
Farrell dismisses talk of Ireland's alleged Six Nations Achilles' heel
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has dismissed concerns about a lack of club action for some of his players going into the Guinness…
29 Jan, 16:00
Eddie Jones used beer slab to send message to England's Luke Cowan-Dickie
Cowan-Dickie is set to be named among England’s vice-captains for the Guinness Six Nations.
28 Jan, 11:59
'My form wasn't good enough to warrant selection... I was a disaster to be around'
The 29-year-old has been a standout performer for Connacht this season.
28 Jan, 11:30
Townsend faces a nervous Saturday as Hogg and co start for Exeter
It will be a nervous Saturday for Scotland boss Gregor Townsend as skipper Stuart Hogg and second row duo Jonny Gray and Sam Skinn…
Liam Heagney
28 Jan, 6:28
World Rugby statement: Why Six Nations has adopted scrum law trial
With just a week to go to the start of the 2022 championships, World Rugby and Six Nations Rugby have confirmed the use of a close…
Liam Heagney
28 Jan, 3:52
'Combine him and Marcus Smith, you'd have the best attacking 10/12 in the Six Nations'
Gloucester boss George Skivington has endorsed the suggestion by ex-England international Austin Healey that Eddie Jones must pick…
Liam Heagney
28 Jan, 3:08
England forced to hold key Six Nations meeting in a pub
oe Marchant has revealed England began the process of rebuilding their midfield from the pub after their Guinness Six Nations prep…
27 Jan, 9:54
England injury crisis: The 8 frontline players Eddie Jones is missing
Jones has a number of selection issues to deal with ahead of the start of the Six Nations.
27 Jan, 5:20
Welsh rival heaps praise on 'ridiculously talented' Marcus Smith
Wales captain Dan Biggar has backed a ridiculously talented Marcus Smith to take the Guinness Six Nations in his stride. The Harle…
27 Jan, 5:09
Are ravaged Wales facing a Six Nations mission impossible?
Ireland and Wales meet in Dublin on February 5 to launch the penultimate Guinness Six Nations before the 2023 World Cup.
27 Jan, 4:16
'We're not going to name it': England decide to play waiting game
Eddie Jones will delay publicly revealing his latest England squad leadership group until he names the team that will take on Scot…
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 3:54
The glaring Ireland omission Ronan O'Gara can't get his head around
Ireland jetted out at the start of the week to Portugal for some warm-weather training ahead of the Guinness Six Nations, but ther…
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 3:12
Manu Tuilagi boost for injury hit England
Alex Sanderson has given injury hit England a massive Six Nations boost by revealing wrecking ball Manu Tuilagi is set to...
Chris Jones
27 Jan, 2:56
Eddie Jones couldn't resist a pre-Six Nations swipe at France
While England will launch their title quest away to Scotland at Murrayfield on February 5, Eddie Jones was keen to take a swipe at…
27 Jan, 2:45
How George Ford has fared settling back into life with England
One player’s agonising misfortune has very much become another player’s good fortune as England up their preparations for the …
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 14:08
Andy Farrell's poignant message for son Owen at Six Nations launch
Ireland boss Andy Farrell had a poignant message for his son Owen, the stricken England skipper, at the Guinness Six Nations media…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 13:32
Scotland latest on absent trio that includes Duhan van der Merwe
Gregor Townsend believes a mouth-watering opener at home to England will focus the minds of his Scotland players as they go in sea…
26 Jan, 11:35
France issue latest update on the availability of Dupont and co
France head coach Fabien Galthie says star men Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack are doing well after both tested positive for cor…
26 Jan, 11:22
Six Nations boss gives firm response to Italy 'credibility' issue
Six Nations chief executive Ben Morel continues to rule out relegation from the championship in the belief that Italy’s dismal r…
26 Jan, 11:12
The one thing Saracens reckon Owen Farrell will feel 'great' about
It has been a devastating few days for England skipper Owen Farrell as his need for an ankle operation on Wednesday morning ruled …
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 10:12
Why an embarrassed Eddie Jones has admitted he is 'such a dodo'
England boss Eddie Jones somehow managed to drop himself in the mire on Tuesday when British Olympic gold medal winner Jessica Enn…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 7:58
'I blew the lungs out on that, it was a shock to the system'
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is raring to go for the Guinness Six Nations after overcoming injury and a bout of coronavirus. The …
26 Jan, 7:31
'We have discussed it': Italy want Lynagh, Lozowski and Odogwu
Italy head coach Kieran Crowley says he has spoken directly with Harlequins wing Louis Lynagh and Saracens fly-half Alex Lozowski …
26 Jan, 7:00
'Al's probably the man': Biggar's ballsy Alun Wyn Jones prediction
Wales captain Dan Biggar believes momentum will be key as the reigning Guinness Six Nations champions prepare to launch their titl…
26 Jan, 6:44
'Billows of smoke, then all of a sudden it lit up in a huge fire'
Eddie Jones has spoken about the Tuesday night fire drama that resulted in his England squad evacuating from their seafront hotel …
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 5:54
England skipper Owen Farrell ruled out of entire 2022 Six Nations
England captain Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the entire Guinness Six Nations because of an ankle problem. Head coach Eddie J…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 4:02
England squad evacuated from their Brighton hotel because of fire
England preparations for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations took another unexpected twist on Tuesday night when Eddie Jones’ squa…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 3:41
'What's the hate around Owen Farrell in the media...'
A former Saracens teammate of Owen Farrell has questioned the media narrative that wanted the England skipper pushed out of the Ed…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 13:01
Joe Marler withdrawn from the England training camp in Brighton
Seasoned loosehead Joe Marler has become the latest player to pull out of the England training camp in Brighton ahead of the Febru…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 12:20
'Standout traits': The Leicester reaction to Ford's England recall
Steve Borthwick reckons George Ford owes his England call-up after ten months away from the international squad to his relentless …
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 11:08
'That is the hope': Gloucester shed light on the Jonny May injury
Gloucester boss George Skivington has claimed he is in the dark as to the severity of the knee injury that this week ruled Jonny M…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 9:25
'I hate this...': Why England hooker Blamire nearly quit rugby
Jamie Blamire has his father to thank for convincing him to continue playing rugby as a teenager after the Newcastle Falcons hooke…
Chris Jones
25 Jan, 8:09
Wales to release 6 players for URC action, confirm 1 Covid positive
Wales boss Wayne Pivac has given permission for six United Rugby Championship players in his Guinness Six Nations squad - Rhys Car…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 6:32
Lancaster: 'A real strength' that Ireland have compared to England
Ex-England boss Stuart Lancaster has explained why his country’s wider player pool from across the Gallagher Premiership is a fa…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 5:21
Referees expect criticism but rugby can do without the witch-hunts
Jonny Wilkinson missed around 13 per cent of his kicks at goal while 2.6 per cent of Roger Federer’s serves were double faults a…
Paul Smith
25 Jan, 2:29
'I think this looks like a deliberate snub': Scottish pundits miffed over Adam Hastings omission
The 25-year-old pivot had become a key contributor to Scotland over the last two Six Nations campaigns, firstly stepping up to gui…
Sam Smith
24 Jan, 17:40
Ten players withdrawn from France's Six Nations squad
France have been hit by significant disruption ahead of the Guinness Six Nations, after being forced to withdraw ten players from …
Ian Cameron
24 Jan, 13:51
Injury-hit England call up Ford and Daly
George Ford has replaced the injured Owen Farrell in England’s 36-man training squad ahead of the Six Nations, the Rugby Footbal…
24 Jan, 12:52
Antoine Dupont rewarded for impressive year with Rugby Union Writers' Club award
.France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been voted the Rugby Union Writers’ Club’s personality of the year for 2021
Paul Smith
24 Jan, 10:03
Three Ireland stars nursing injuries ahead of Six Nations
Three of Ireland's most high profile players are nursing injuries 12 days out from the opening Six Nations match against Wales in …
Kim Ekin
24 Jan, 8:36
'He is bang on form': Exeter boss weighs in on Simmonds-Dombrandt debate
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter wants Sam Simmonds’ form to earn him an England chance in the Six Nations.
23 Jan, 23:15
George Ford to get England re-call
George Ford is set to be given the opportunity to revive his international career as a replacement for Owen Farrell while England…
23 Jan, 12:58
'I spent so much time in the gym I'd forgotten what it took to run'
It was so nearly the fully perfect week for Jack Nowell, the 28-year-old who was last Tuesday recalled to an England squad he hasn…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 3:08
'I had to work nightshift in an Amazon warehouse' - Kyle Rowe, from redundancy to Scotland squad
Kyle Rowe's journey from unwanted winger working nightshift in a warehouse to the Scotland Six Nations squad.
Jamie Lyall
23 Jan, 2:44
Rob Kearney: 'I'm still, to this day, waiting for an apology'
Recently retired Rob Kearney recalls one incident where he is still waiting - 13 years on - for an apology from the perpetrator of…
Ian Cameron
23 Jan, 2:42
Eddie Jones hires Norwegian forensic psychologist
Eddie Jones insists that it is through the fine-tuning of psychology and clever use of data that England will benefit most.
22 Jan, 16:12
Saracens' bold prediction 'once Gregor sees Andy in the flesh'
If there was one social media post that surely made every rugby fan smile this past week it was that of Saracens back-rower Andy C…
Liam Heagney
22 Jan, 6:38
The key factor England reckon will be decisive in 2022 Six Nations
England boss Eddie Jones reckons the upcoming 2022 Guinness Six Nations will be won by the team that proves to be the most adaptab…
Liam Heagney
22 Jan, 3:36
'It's frightening that the same official is doing England v Wales'
Scottish referee Mike Adamson ignited a social media inferno over his controversial handling of Friday night’s Heineken Champion…
Liam Heagney
22 Jan, 2:44
Ireland can welcome capacity crowds for Six Nations after restrictions eased
Ireland will play their Six Nations matches in front of capacity crowds following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
21 Jan, 14:33
Sam Underhill set for Bath start four days after England exclusion
Excluded England back-rower Sam Underhill will play his first club match in four weeks when he lines out for Bath in this Saturday…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 9:49
England centre Henry Slade to start in France for Exeter
England centre Henry Slade has been named in Exeter’s team for their Heineken Champions Cup clash against Montpellier in France …
21 Jan, 6:50
The Esterhuizen-like player tipped for England start outside Smith
Former England utility back Austin Healey has called on Eddie Jones to pick Mark Atkinson as an Andre Esterhuizen-type player at i…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 6:31
Saracens statement: Owen Farrell training ground injury setback
Owen Farrell appears to have been ruled out of contention for the upcoming England Six Nations opener away to Scotland on February…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 5:42
Saracens react to latest England snub for Billy and Mako Vunipola
Saracens boss Mark McCall has given his take on the decision by Eddie Jones not to recall Billy or Mako Vunipola to the England sq…
Liam Heagney
20 Jan, 6:51
Bubble tweaked to ensure England don't repeat 2021 Odogwu 6N issue
England players chosen in Eddie Jones’ 36-strong squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations won’t experience the championship…
Liam Heagney
20 Jan, 6:14
'Run the game for him': Why Eddie Jones wants Farrell next to Marcus Smith
Eddie Jones has responded to criticism over the selection of Owen Farrell as England captain despite the Saracens star not playing…
Sam Smith
19 Jan, 15:17
The GPS tweak which Sale hope can get Tuilagi back with England
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has explained they have adopted the GPS system used by England in order to get Manu Tuilagi fit “at som…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 11:38
Lowe left out as Ireland name two uncapped players in squad of 37
Ireland boss Andy Farrell has named two uncapped players - Ulster’s Michael Lowry and Connacht’s Mack Hansen - in his 37-stron…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 10:17
Why Owen Farrell's Saracens comeback will hinge on 'late decision'
England boss Eddie Jones is banking on his skipper Owen Farrell playing his first match in ten weeks this Sunday versus London Iri…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 9:26
Townsend names five uncapped players in his 39-man Scotland squad
Gregor Townsend has named five uncapped players in his 39-man squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations, including Saracens back…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 8:15
Why Eddie Jones deserves credit for changing his ways - Andy Goode
Eddie Jones’ England squad announcement has made waves again but, with one notable exception, he has picked on form and we shoul…
Andy Goode
19 Jan, 7:30
How Caelan Doris found 'peace of mind' after his concussion issues
Calean Doris has reflected on how he went from a concussion nightmare at the start of 2021 to finish the year getting voted as the…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 5:27
Why England like 'really good adjustment' made by recalled Nowell
England boss Eddie Jones has followed the lead of Exeter coach Rob Baxter by heaping praise on Jack Nowell for the way he had fine…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 3:24
5 of the biggest casualties as England name Six Nations squad
Accused throughout the 2021 Guinness Six Nations of being too loyal to certain favourites, Eddie Jones has continued on his missio…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 13:05
The 680 caps loss that has left Wales appointing Biggar as skipper
Head coach Wayne Pivac believes that the “wealth of experience” Dan Biggar has will be a key ingredient when he captains Wales…
18 Jan, 11:19
France name 7 uncapped players in a 42-man squad featuring Dupont
France have named a squad of 42 for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations championship that includes scrum-half Antoine Dupont, seven …
Kim Ekin
18 Jan, 11:02
How can Eddie Jones get the best out of Tom Curry?
Will Eddie Jones continue to employ Tom Curry in the No 8 jersey in 2022?
Nick Bishop
18 Jan, 10:20
The one thing that Eddie Jones admits could make him 'an idiot'
Eddie Jones stuck to his guns on Tuesday, opting not to recall the out-of-favour George Ford or the Vinupola brothers to the Engla…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 9:58
The 4 reasons why England have backed Farrell to remain skipper
Eddie Jones has insisted Owen Farrell remains the right player to lead England even though he played just once in November’s thr…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 8:10
'Extraordinary ability': Eddie Jones on his six new England picks
Eddie Jones has outlined his reasons for including each of the six uncapped players in his England squad that will assemble in Bri…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 7:38
England explain dropping Underhill and reveal Tuilagi setback
Eddie Jones has explained the absence of Sam Underhill and Manu Tuilagi - two starters in the win last time out versus the Springb…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 6:40
Wales name Biggar to skipper squad containing 3 uncapped players
Wayne Pivac has named three uncapped players - Ospreys duo Dewi Lake (hooker) and Jac Morgan (back row) alongside Cardiff's James …
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 5:45
England squad includes 6 uncapped players but no recall for Ford
Eddie Jones has named a 36-strong squad for the 2022 Guinness Six Nations that includes six uncapped players - Orlando Bailey, Alf…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 4:54
'Hey, that's life': Stockdale rules out Six Nations with Ireland
Ireland 2018 Grand Slam star Jacob Stockdale has taken to social media to confirm he will miss the upcoming Guinness Six Nations w…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 3:29
The hybrid 'bruiser' that Brad Shields is tipping for England
The 21-year-old back row, who can also play hooker, has produced some eye-catching displays of late.
17 Jan, 3:19
WRU statement: Full crowds permitted for home Six Nations matches
The WRU have welcomed the Welsh Government decision to ease restrictions on crowds, meaning Wales’ upcoming three home matches a…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 9:30
The 'little concern' Wasps have about England prospect Barbeary
Wasps have backed their uncapped back-rower Alfie Barbeary for an England Guinness Six Nations call-up but Lee Blackett, the Galla…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 4:29
Nowell tipped for England after hitting some 'highest physical stats'
Rejuentated Exeter winger Jack Nowell has been tipped for an England squad call-up next Tuesday 27 months after he earned the last…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 3:08
Italy name six uncapped players in a 33-strong Six Nations squad
Former All Blacks full-back Kieran Crowley has named a 33-strong Italy squad for his first Guinness Six Nations in charge of the A…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan, 10:56
'It's absolutely terrible' - Wales set to be at Six Nations disadvantage - Davies
Wales’ first Six Nations home game is against Scotland.
13 Jan, 3:22
Red-carded Sutherland learns fate on Scotland Six Nations opener
Recent Lions Test series prop Rory Sutherland can breathe a sigh of relief after learning that his ban for last Sunday’s Gallagh…
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 5:52
Leinster's Dan Leavy to miss another Six Nations with Ireland
Leinster back-rower Dan Leavy can consider himself one of the most luckless players in recent times as his career has again been a…
Kim Ekin
12 Jan, 3:24
Scottish Rugby statement: Government decision on Murrayfield fans
Scottish rugby officials have exhaled a massive sigh of relief following the confirmation that they can welcome a full capacity cr…
Kim Ekin
12 Jan, 2:51
Coach confident strength of Glasgow and Edinburgh bodes well for Scotland
A Scottish coach believes the form of the country's two URC club sides bodes well for the national team ahead of the Six Nations.
10 Jan, 16:49
Cancel games and award non-French sides 28-0 wins - Andy Goode
Europe may be going full steam ahead but we need a decision on the postponed games now and I can see the French teams losing out.
Andy Goode
08 Jan, 5:42
The 'chat' the RFU had after England boss Jones used 'poison' word
It's now ten months since Eddie Jones was on the receiving end of a damaging Six Nations backlash after England collapsed in that …
Liam Heagney
08 Jan, 4:54
RFU confirms date for the England Six Nations squad announcement
The RFU have confirmed the date for the announcement of the England squad for the 2022 Six Nations by head coach Eddie Jones.
Liam Heagney
07 Jan, 10:33
Welsh Government briefing delivers Six Nations body blow to WRU
The WRU will have a headache over Wales' home Six Nations games following the latest pandemic update by the local government.
07 Jan, 9:40
Louis Rees-Zammit's 'fans' tweet ignites lively Six Nations debate
Louis Rees-Zammit has posted his thoughts on the speculation that Wales could stage their upcoming home Six Nations matches in Eng…
Liam Heagney
06 Jan, 2:51
Premiership club boss backs radical 'one host' Six Nations idea
A radical idea that the Six Nations should mirror recent Rugby Championships staged in one country has got the support of Rob Baxt…
Liam Heagney
05 Jan, 6:56
Picking rugby's winners and losers of 2022 in eight bold predictions
Which teams will flourish and which teams will flounder in 2022? Here are some predictions for the rugby year ahead.
Alex McLeod
02 Jan, 23:08
'Huge step backwards' - Biggar on potential of a fan-less Six Nations
Under Covid restrictions, only 50 spectators are currently permitted to view outdoor events in Wales.
31 Dec, 11:16
Jamie George returns earlier than planned to boost England's Six Nations hopes
Jamie George has recovered from a knee problem to give England’s Six Nations title quest a lift.
31 Dec, 9:28
2022 will be France's year - Andy Goode
There’ll be a lot of people glad to see the back of 2021 but rugby has survived, improved as a spectacle and shown there’s muc…
Andy Goode
31 Dec, 4:16
'I really want to continue to push to get into England and be a staple there'
Alex Dombrandt has set the New Year’s resolution of surpassing a standout 2021 by cementing a place in England’s back row and …
28 Dec, 8:18
Sergio Parisse is looking for an Italy recall at the age of 38
Sergio Parisse, the legendary Azzurri No8, has this week revealed he has had talks with Kieran Crowley about playing for Italy aga…
Liam Heagney
14 Dec, 7:25
Latest twist in the Six Nations TV deal given a January 7 deadline
BBC and ITV have tabled a TV proposal to the UK’s communications regulator after targeting the next three Six Nations championsh…
Liam Heagney
07 Dec, 6:23
'They got lucky' - ex-Ireland player predicts Wales in for rude awakening
Wales are set to be given a rude awakening when the Guinness Six Nations comes around in just over two months' time - according to…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 7:13
Eddie Jones searching for next ingredient to add to England's winning formula
Aside from the pleasing results, the campaign was notable for the emergence of a group of young prospects, with full-back Freddie …
22 Nov, 18:38
England Jones' England already targeting one of their Six Nations rivals
Head coach Eddie Jones has warned England’s Six Nations rivals that his young team still has plenty of improvement to make after…
Chris Jones
22 Nov, 6:17
Ex-Six Nations and Lions boss Feehan lands role in another sport
It was April 2018 when John Feehan was ousted as the Six Nations and Lions CEO after his 16-year stewardship of both rugby propert…
Liam Heagney
21 Oct, 7:14
Mohamed Haouas burglary trial is postponed again
The much-delayed robbery trial of French international prop Mohamed Haouas has today been postponed for a third time.
Paul Smith
20 Sep, 6:28
Sergio Parisse confirms when he will finally bid 'arrivederci' to rugby union
Italy star Sergio Parisse has confirmed he will retire at the end of the season.
Paul Smith
12 Sep, 9:23
Wales star's welcome return balances teammate's less positive diagnosis
Wales received good news ahead of their busy 2021/22 season when fly half Gareth Anscombe emerged unscathed from his long-awaited …
Paul Smith
12 Sep, 5:04
Sharks boss claims Springboks 'will definitely' join Six Nations
The Springboks "will definitely" join the Six Nations over the coming years, according to the chief executive of the Sharks.
Sam Smith
23 Jul, 21:09
U20 Six Nations Report Card: England star as Scotland stumble
Delayed due to the global pandemic, the 2021 U20 Six Nations took place in Cardiff over the last month and we have a review of all…
Alex Shaw
14 Jul, 8:57
'The label does bother me, though not as much as it used to'
England prop Ellis Genge insists his notoriety is undeserved as he warns the USA and Canada that any attempt at...
30 Jun, 16:11
Springboks' Six Nations inclusion 'only a matter of time'
Sunday Times writer and former England international Stuart Barnes believes the Springboks inclusion in the Six Nations is 'only a…
Ian Cameron
21 Jun, 7:18
Ireland's special project
Ireland's recent policy of recruiting foreign-born players has boosted the team but divided opinion.
Jonathan Bradley
10 Jun, 4:42
Six Nations strikes new free-to-air exclusivity deal with ITV and BBC
There were fears the Six Nations was set to go behind a paywall in the UK but a deal has been struck to continue with free-to-air …
Liam Heagney
21 May, 8:28
Delayed U20s Six Nations to be played at one venue with 26 players in each matchday squad
No match has been played in the U20s Six Nations since Scotland beat Wales at Colwyn Bay in March 2020 before the lockdown.
Liam Heagney
18 May, 11:28
Friday night rugby returns to the Six Nations as 2022 fixtures confirmed
The dust only recently settled on a dramatic 2021 Six Nations and the fixtures have now been confirmed for the 2022 campaign.
Liam Heagney
28 Apr, 8:32
'Fatuous' and 'cringeworthy' - Clive Woodward rips into RFU's Six Nations debrief
Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has torn into the RFU's Six Nations debrief, describing it as 'cringeworthy'.
Ian Cameron
23 Apr, 5:15
RFU's Six Nations debrief reads like a list of excuses - Andy Goode
The RFU’s Six Nations debrief has backed Eddie Jones to the hilt but it seems to have absolved him of responsibility and reads l…
Andy Goode
22 Apr, 5:58
'What I was meaning...': Hamish Watson has again revisited his comments about Zander Fagerson's Six Nations red card
Scotland forward Hamish Watson had plenty to say at the time about the red card for Zander Fagerson and he has now revisited the c…
Liam Heagney
13 Apr, 11:52
'Damaging nonsense': Danny Cipriani issues stern rebuke after allegations made about him being a bad influence on Rees-Zammit
New Bath signing Danny Cipriani has hit out at allegations that he led new Wales star Louis Rees-Zammit astray while playing for G…
Liam Heagney
02 Apr, 9:38
No England player picked as six Welsh, five Irish, three Scots and one French make the Six Nations Team of the Championship
A shortlist for the Six Nations Team of the Championship resulted in 1.3 million people voting and Wales wound up with six picks i…
Josh Raisey
02 Apr, 8:46
'That will put him in a really strong position for the Lions': Hamish Watson named Six Nations player of the tournament
Wayne Pivac led Wales to this year’s Six Nations title but Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has been named player of the tournamen…
02 Apr, 8:16
'Maybe four but at least three of them were deserved': Nigel Owens reviews the five Six Nations red cards and hands out end-of-tournament awards
Last Friday's red card for Finn Russell made it five reds for this year's Six Nations and Nigel Owens has given his end-of-tournam…
Liam Heagney
02 Apr, 4:19
'I was in a pretty rough place': How celebrations went for surprise call-up Ryan Wilson following Scotland's win in Paris
Ryan Wilson hadn't played for Scotland since October 2019 but an incredible chain of events resulted in him being in the thick of …
Liam Heagney
01 Apr, 11:48
RugbyPass Offload - Episode 23: Ryan's French miracle and Mike Phillips on the Lions, Wales and Gatland
RugbyPass Offload - Episode 23 has Wales and Lions legend Mike Phillips checking in from Dubai to join Ryan Wilson and Christina M…
01 Apr, 3:43
The WRU verdict on Wayne Pivac's Wales tenure
There were calls last November for Wayne Pivac to be sacked as Wales boss but the WRU didn't agree and their decision has been vin…
Sam Smith
31 Mar, 9:50
'Social media shot up after the Scotland game. I got 70,000 people following me... it was very weird'
Louis Rees-Zammit has told The Rugby Pod what it was like becoming an overnight sensation as part of the 2021 Wales Six Nations ti…
Liam Heagney
31 Mar, 5:39
Love, hate relationship
The rise and fall of Eddie Jones is a story New Zealanders are not surprised to be reading.
Tony Johnson
30 Mar, 20:01
'Very surprised with the process of Wayne Barnes... but in France you don't get all the pictures'
Wayne Barnes gave Scotland an awful Six Nations fright with his red card for Finn Russell near the end of last Friday's win over F…
Liam Heagney
30 Mar, 6:46
Russell receives 3-week ban after red card against France
The Scotland and Racing out-half appeared before a disciplinary hearing via video conference this evening.
Ciarán Kennedy
29 Mar, 13:49
World Rugby's rankings system comes under fire as England move to third
Only the Six Nations champions Wales and Ireland improved in their ranking from the beginning of the tournament.
Josh Raisey
29 Mar, 11:45
Russell handed early disciplinary hearing following France red card
The out-half was sent off during Scotland's defeat of France after catching Brice Dulin near the throat area with his elbow.
Ciarán Kennedy
29 Mar, 5:24
Ref Watch: Six Nations officiating report card
Almost half of the red cards shown in the Six Nations’ 21-year history have come in the 2021 competition.
Paul Smith
28 Mar, 5:51
Ref Watch: Wayne Barnes' off day and the Law loophole that Penaud's try exposed
The ability to make consistently good decisions under pressure marks out the great from the good in many walks of life.
Paul Smith
28 Mar, 4:24
Wayne Pivac defends use of appalling curtains in his house
The decor in the Australian’s rented house was mocked after a television interview celebrating his side’s Six Nations title.
27 Mar, 13:04
Alun Wyn Jones must captain the Lions and four other things we learned from the 2021 Six Nations
The tournament ended with Scotland playing France on Friday night.
27 Mar, 10:43
The 5 best matches of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Championship
Wales were crowned Guinness Six Nations champions for the second time in three years but were denied another Grand Slam following …
27 Mar, 8:22
'It means a lot to them, it means a lot for Scottish rugby, and hopefully for the people in our nation'
Scotland had not claimed an away victory over France since 1999.
27 Mar, 7:27
From Stuart Hogg to Alun Wyn Jones - Six Nations team of the tournament
The Guinness Six Nations was once again highlighted by memorable individual performances as the title race went down to being deci…
27 Mar, 3:21
The four players that made the difference in Wales' Six Nations triumph
Wales have been crowned 2021 Guinness Six Nations champions as coach Wayne Pivac enjoyed success after taking over from Warren Gat…
27 Mar, 2:11
Scotland player ratings vs France - 2021 Six Nations
A first win on French soil this century is reward enough for Scotland after an imperfect but gutsy win for Gregor Townsend's men.
Gavin Harper
26 Mar, 17:38
Scotland out gut France to hand Wales 2021 Six Nations title
France needed to score four tries and beat Scotland by 21 points to deny Wales the title but the visitors stunned their hosts with…
26 Mar, 17:29
France player ratings vs Scotland - 2021 Six Nations
France player ratings: A weird and wonderful end to the most dramatic and beguiling of Guinness Six Nations.
Ian Cameron
26 Mar, 17:18
'We maybe owe Wales a favour from 1999'
It was 1999 when Welsh heroics handed Scotland the title and Gregor Townsend now wants a Six Nations win in Paris to repay that fa…
Liam Heagney
26 Mar, 5:25
'I wasn't sat there thinking this was going to be hard': Ewels never saw England's Ireland crash coming
Charlie Ewels was sat in the Aviva Stadium dressing room pre-game fully believing England were set for another good Six Nations da…
Liam Heagney
26 Mar, 4:24
'I wouldn't get rid of him' - Neil Back defends Jones despite bad call on Saracens players
England fell to their worst Six Nations performance by finishing fifth.
25 Mar, 9:16
Scotland No.8 Matt Fagerson to miss Paris showdown following training ground injury
Scotland have confirmed that No.8 Matt Fagerson will miss Friday’s Guinness Six Nations match vs France through an injury sustai…
Sam Smith
25 Mar, 8:14
RugbyPass Offload - Episode 22: Jack Nowell, Zebo and Roberts on Six Nations drama, Lions tours and career highs and lows
RugbyPass Offload – Episode 22 sees England winger Jack Nowell join Jamie Roberts and Simon Zebo to recap an incredible Six Nati…
25 Mar, 4:55
'His durability is outstanding': How Harlequins have reaped the huge benefit of Joe Marler's England no-show
Severe bubble restrictions saw Joe Marler turn down his 2021 England call-up and Harlequins have reaped the rewards in the past ei…
Liam Heagney
25 Mar, 4:24
'It's an important game for Finn': How Scotland believe the Russell effect can work in their favour in France
Over the concussion he suffered versus Ireland, Finn Russell has been recalled to the Scotland XV for the Six Nations re-fixture i…
Liam Heagney
24 Mar, 14:20
Exeter react to loss of two Scotland players this week and give update on Henry Slade's England injury
Agreement between PRL and the SRU has left Exeter without Hogg and Skinner this week, while they are also missing England's Henry …
Liam Heagney
24 Mar, 13:59
On a wing and a prayer
Scotland can still party like it's 1999 in France despite missing Sean Maitland
Jamie Lyall
24 Mar, 12:33
Townsend's take on Scotland being restricted to just five Premiership picks versus France
Gregor Townsend has reacted to the deal that limited the Scotland Six Nations pick vs France to just five Premiership-based player…
Liam Heagney
24 Mar, 9:01
Time to breathe
Thumping England was a huge fillip for Andy Farrell and his Ireland reign. The next step is to win a trophy.
Garry Doyle
24 Mar, 8:07
Four changes for Scotland as they seek to deny France a Six Nations title win
Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland team for their final match of the 2021 Six Nations, Friday’s away date versus France.
Liam Heagney
24 Mar, 7:45
France make five changes to XV to face Scotland in Six Nations title decider
Not since 2010 have France been crowned Six Nations champions and Fabien Galthie has named the team he hopes will bridge that gap.…
Liam Heagney
24 Mar, 6:52
RFU CEO Sweeney bites back at Clive Woodward over damning Eddie Jones criticism
Clive Woodward hasn't held back in his recent criticism of England and Eddie Jones, commentary that has provoked a response from t…
24 Mar, 4:53
The verdict is in from the Paul Willemse 'eye area contact' red card disciplinary hearing
Paul Willemse was red-carded by Luke Pearce near the end of last Saturday's dramatic comeback win by France versus Wales in the Si…
Liam Heagney
23 Mar, 16:46
'There will be a few boys who are gutted... but we can't think about that'
Finn Russell reflects on the Scotland player release deal with Premiership Rugby that came with a sting in the tail for some of th…
23 Mar, 14:54
'It was f***ing horrendous': What Adam Jones felt when France struck at the death but he now predicts a Lions tour silver lining for Wales
A three-time Grand Slam winner, Adam Jones was left gobsmacked by last-gasp France but he hopes Wales players will now dominate th…
Liam Heagney
23 Mar, 14:27
Wales' Liam Williams has posted a riposte after being subjected to online abuse
The reaction of some so-called Wales fans left a lot to desired following the loss in France and Liam Williams has now posted a re…
Josh Raisey
23 Mar, 13:45
Bundee Aki has learned his fate after last Saturday's red card and it's a longer ban than Peter O'Mahony got
Bundee Aki was red-carded playing for Ireland in last Saturday's win over England and he has now learned how long his suspension w…
Liam Heagney
23 Mar, 13:14
Pomp to 'poison'
After five years in charge, now bereft of the Saracens swagger, it is increasingly unlikely Eddie Jones is the man to rediscover E…
Sam Peters
23 Mar, 8:15
Eddie Jones' future hangs in balance as RFU schedule talks
Bill Sweeney must decide whether recent results represent permanent stagnation or a temporary slide that Jones is equipped to reve…
22 Mar, 15:11
The big winners and losers from Ireland's Six Nations campaign
After five games that produced mixed performances, Andy Farrell will now have a clearer idea of his strongest squad.
Ciarán Kennedy
22 Mar, 12:36
Agony and ecstasy
A modern-day classic in Paris, a humbling in Dublin and a walkover in Edinburgh, the Six Nations finale had it all
Jamie Lyall
22 Mar, 9:20
Ellis Genge escapes citing over Sexton incident
England prop Ellis Genge has escaped a citing for his altercation with Johnny Sexton in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations rout by …
22 Mar, 8:45
Maitland not included as Scotland name 29-man squad for rearranged Six Nations meeting with France
Glasgow's Adam Hastings is available for selection and returns to the squad following a three-match suspension.
Ciarán Kennedy
22 Mar, 8:35
Scots lose out again as Monye and Dallaglio pick their Six Nations XV
Lawrence Dallaglio and Ugo Monye have picked their Guinness Six Nations team of the tournament, with five Welsh players making the…
Josh Raisey
22 Mar, 6:58
France's Willemse and Ireland centre Aki get date for disciplinary hearings
Both players were red carded during a dramatic day of Six Nations action last Saturday.
Ciarán Kennedy
22 Mar, 5:53
Eddie Jones addresses claims his England future is on the line
Saturday's 32-18 defeat to Ireland in Dublin sealed a fifth place finish for England in this year's Six Nations.
22 Mar, 4:24
'The abuse players are receiving has to stop' - Welsh Rugby Union reveals online abuse sent to Wales players after France defeat
Wayne Pivac’s team had victory snatched from their grasp at the end of the Paris contest.
21 Mar, 16:05
'Unacceptable ' - Dallaglio leads England 2003 heavyweights calling for change
Descent from champions to a fifth-place finish was confirmed by Saturday’s 32-18 defeat in Dublin.
21 Mar, 13:37
'Warren came in during the week and watched our training session... Some lads are dead certs'
Andy Farrell believes Ireland’s players have given British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland “one or two more headaches” …
21 Mar, 13:06
Galthie: Welsh players specialise in getting opponents red cards
France head coach Fabien Galthie has sensationally accused Wales players have attempting to get their opponents' red cards followi…
Ian Cameron
21 Mar, 12:57
'It was good to start in my normal position given I won my first cap on to the wing and I was thrown into the back-row'
The Harlequins ace made his first start for Scotland as Gregor Townsend’s team ran up a record-breaking 52-10 triumph over Italy…
21 Mar, 9:53
CJ Stander serenaded with Tina Turner classic as he bids farewell to Ireland duty
Ireland’s triumphant players serenaded the retiring CJ Stander with a Tina Turner classic after he helped dismantle England on h…
21 Mar, 9:14
'Second to none' - Itoje mounts passionate defence of under fire Jones
Jones is fighting for his Twickenham future after a 32-18 defeat by Ireland condemned last year’s champions to fifth place.
21 Mar, 8:09
'It is just desperately frustrating' - Scotland hold Wales' title fate in their hands - Pivac
Next Friday’s clash between France and Scotland will determine who will be crowned Six Nations champions.
21 Mar, 7:02
The RFU face pivotal moment over Eddie Jones' future
England slipped to three defeats in five games.
21 Mar, 6:49
'He's gutted, Bundee. He is good mates with Billy as well'
Saturday's red card was the second for Bundee Aki in 17 months and Ireland boss Andy Farrell has given his verdict on this latest …
Liam Heagney
21 Mar, 5:00
Ref Watch: The Grand Slam decider and the one call they got wrong
Luke Pearce is the rising star of international refereeing and as I have previously written, in my opinion, the heir apparent to W…
Paul Smith
21 Mar, 4:58
What Andy Farrell said in the dressing room to the retiring CJ Stander after Ireland did clinical number on England
CJ Stander played his 51st and last game for Ireland on Saturday and Andy Farrell had a message for him in the post-game dressing …
Liam Heagney
21 Mar, 3:41
'Is there really no better 9 and 10 in this country?': England's fifth placed finish has fans lost over Eddie Jones' continued selections
England slumped to their second fifth-placed finish of the Eddie Jones' era with their third loss of the Six Nations against Irela…
Sam Smith
21 Mar, 2:15
'There is no consolation in that': Why Wales were left 'numb' after Grand Slam slipped away
Wayne Pivac admitted Wales were left numb as a France try two minutes into injury time inflicted a 32-30 defeat and deprived them …
20 Mar, 21:03
The Six Nations lives on as France snuff out Wales' Grand Slam dream in Parisian
France claimed a dramatic last-gasp 32-30 victory to deny Wales the Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam after a controversial Paris ep…
20 Mar, 17:46
Wales player ratings vs France - 2021 Six Nations
Wales player ratings: What a difference four months make. Wales were calm and level-headed in the face of France's red-blooded ear…
Ian Cameron
20 Mar, 16:38
'You don't blame other people' - Clive Woodward blasts Eddie Jones in post-match rant
Sir Clive Woodward, the World Cup-winning coach, has called on Twickenham chiefs to ask Eddie Jones to explain why England have …
Chris Jones
20 Mar, 16:13
'A lot of positive things in the game': Eddie Jones' bizarre take on England's latest bruising loss
Despite a third defeat in 2021 and a fifth-place Six Nations finish, Eddie Jones has insisted things are not all that bad for Engl…
Liam Heagney
20 Mar, 15:41
Ellis Genge is going viral after using excessive force on Johnny Sexton's head pinned on the ground
With England on attack inside the five trying to burrow over from close range, Genge ends up tangled with Johnny Sexton on the gro…
Sam Smith
20 Mar, 15:37
Watch: Ireland were practising the Keith Earls move prior to kick-off
Footage has emerged showing Ireland practising the move that lead to Keith Earls' try prior to kick-off in today's Guinness Six Na…
Online Editors
20 Mar, 14:32
Ireland player ratings vs England - 2021 Six Nations
Here are the Ireland player ratings after they delivered a 'statement' win over England to finish their 2021 Six Nations campaign …
Liam Heagney
20 Mar, 14:30
CJ Stander gets his send-off as Ireland add to England's woes with emphatic Six Nations win
England collapsed to their joint-worst Guinness Six Nations finish after being routed 32-18 by Ireland as an ill-fated title defen…
20 Mar, 14:17
English clubs agree to release Scottish players for France
Relieved Gregor Townsend has thanked English Premiership clubs for agreeing to release his Scotland stars for next week’s delaye…
20 Mar, 14:01
England player ratings vs Ireland - 2021 Six Nations
England came to Dublin favourites to make it five wins from five against the Irish and exit the Guinness Six Nations on a high, an…
Ian Cameron
20 Mar, 13:31
Having moaned on Thursday about media 'rat poison', Eddie Jones better brace himself for another deluge after meekly losing this battle of the also-rans
Eddie Jones doesn't like it but there are valid reasons - as highlighted by Ireland on Saturday - why the England critics are out …
Liam Heagney
20 Mar, 12:57
Scotland run in eight tries as they sweep aside Italy at Murrayfield
Hooker Dave Cherry and wing Duhan Van Der Merwe each scored a brace of tries.
20 Mar, 11:42
Late change for England as Ollie Lawrence to start
Ollie Lawrence was promoted to England’s starting XV for the Guinness Six Nations clash with Ireland after full-back Max Malins …
20 Mar, 11:07
Slimmed down Stockdale to unleash new-look physique against England
Stockdale feared he would miss the entire Championship having suffered a problematic knee injury.
20 Mar, 8:50
'I'm really nervous' - Stuart Hogg admits he isn't comfortable playing number 10 role for Scotland
The Exeter full-back will switch to fly-half with Finn Russell ruled out against Italy.
20 Mar, 7:56
The one Ireland omission Chris Robshaw 'can't quite believe'
It's been a shrieked from the rooftops by Ireland fans for some time, and former England captain Chris Robshaw is in agreement: wh…
Ian Cameron
20 Mar, 6:12
'I don't think I opened the curtains for about three weeks after that'
Worcester boss Jonathan Thomas is enjoying the 2021 Wales revival, rekindling memories of going from 2007 RWC elimination to 2008 …
Liam Heagney
20 Mar, 5:00
Groundhog Day
More heartbreak and yet more frustration. Will Scotland ever become Six Nations contenders?
Jamie Lyall
20 Mar, 4:06
No evidence of innovation from Eddie's England - Andy Goode
Eddie Jones says he’s an innovative and forward-thinking coach but, despite there being nothing but pride on the line in Dublin,…
Andy Goode
20 Mar, 2:59
Attack force one
If Super Rugby looks to be a different game entirely to the Six Nations, that's because it is.
Gregor Paul
19 Mar, 17:07
Premiership Rugby issues statement on Scotland player release versus France
The rearranged France versus Scotland game takes place on March 26 and Premiership Rugby have issued a statement on player release…
Liam Heagney
19 Mar, 13:39
Every line-up and kick-off time for the final round of Guinness Six Nations matches
Every team line-up and kick-off time for the final round of the Guinness Six Nations - excluding Scotland's rescheduled match with…
19 Mar, 10:41
Mitchell: 'You never have Ireland's number. They're a tenacious side and a tenacious country'
John Mitchell said: “You never have Ireland’s number” after four straight wins.
19 Mar, 9:13
What Grand Slam-chasing Wayne Pivac now thinks of the critics who wanted him sacked last November
Just 18 weeks ago Wayne Pivac fielded queries on whether he had lost the Wales dressing room - now he is on the cusp of Grand Slam…
Liam Heagney
19 Mar, 8:27
'None of us knew this until post-match' - The tactical order Owen Farrell was given during French game
Former England captain Dylan Hartley has revealed the “tactic” his successor Owen Farrell was given last weekend - to not talk…
Josh Raisey
19 Mar, 8:02
Taking the hits
The England v Ireland games were always feisty affairs according to 48-cap Lions prop Nick Popplewell
Nick Popplewell
19 Mar, 6:45
The England barb that Conor Murray has dismissed as 'outside noise'
Conor Murray is set to make his first Ireland start since round one and his style of play has been commented on by England boss Ed…
Liam Heagney
19 Mar, 5:26
The stat that suggests history is very much on Wales' side ahead of Grand Slam decider
Wales will land the Guinness Six Nations title and complete a Grand Slam if they beat France in Paris on Saturday.
19 Mar, 4:55
Wales highlight the most improved aspect of their play in 2021 and salute Alun Wyn Jones' influence this week
With a Grand Slam tilt very new territory for Wayne Pivac, he has been happy that Wales veteran Alun Wyn Jones is wielding influen…
Liam Heagney
19 Mar, 4:50
Andy Farrell's take on Elliot Daly's selection at 13 and why Ireland must be 'couragous'
Ireland have not beaten England since their Grand Slam success of 2018.
19 Mar, 4:32
Eddie Jones sheds light on why Paolo Odogwu is still uncapped after eight weeks in England set-up
Uncapped Paolo Odogwu arrived into England camp as a player on form at Wasps but he will leave empty-handed as he didn't make a Te…
Liam Heagney
19 Mar, 3:59
Scotland could yet be without Premiership players for France game
Scotland may be without all of their English-based players for next weekend’s rescheduled Six Nations match against France.
Gavin Harper
18 Mar, 17:00
'That rat poison gets into players' heads': Eddie Jones fires back at England critics
With England back on track and looking to finish the Six Nations with a win in Ireland, Eddie Jones has had a pop at recent critic…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 17:00
The startling French statistic that has Grand Slam-chasing Wales working extra hard on the training pitch
One particular statistic is on the mind of Wayne Pivac as Wales prepare for this Saturday's Grand Slam assignment in France.
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 17:00
After five years, Elliot Daly is finally back in his 'actual position'
Pundit Maggie Alphonsi is one of many people who have said that Elliot Daly’s best position is outside centre after he was hande…
Josh Raisey
18 Mar, 15:05
Six Nations officials finally confirm date for rescheduled France versus Scotland match
Rugby fans now know when the 2021 Six Nations will end as tournament officials have at last confirmed a new date for France versus…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 14:38
Farrell explains why he has axed Lowe and also rejigged the Ireland back row
Andy Farrell has made a half-dozen changes to his Ireland XV to take on England, including the unceremonious axing of winger James…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 13:17
Italy make two changes in team for Scotland
Having endured four more Six Nations losses on the bounce, Italy have picked the team they hope can avoid a 2021 whitewash away to…
Sam Smith
18 Mar, 11:00
James Lowe dropped entirely as Ireland make six changes for England
Andy Farrell has revealed his Ireland team to take on England this Saturday in Dublin in a 2021 Six Nations finale.
Sam Smith
18 Mar, 10:25
Scotland make seven changes for Italy while Stuart Hogg also switches position
Beaten by Ireland at home despite a late fightback, Scotland have announced their Six Nations team that will now host Italy this S…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 9:15
'He is a big man, we're up against big men': The reason why Wales have made one change to Grand Slam-chasing pack and shaken-up their bench
Wales boss Wayne Pivac has explained why he resisted the temptation to stick with Cory Hill and instead start Adam Beard versus Fr…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 8:26
'His preferred position': England explain why they have backed Elliot Daly for a first start since 2016 at outside centre
It's four years and four months since Elliot Daly last started a Test match at outside centre for England but he will wear No13 on…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 7:25
Proudfoot: 'When England toured South Africa we highlighted him as one of the main threats in the team'
England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has been full of praise for flanker Tom Curry ahead of their final match of the Guinness Six…
Josh Raisey
18 Mar, 7:10
France shake up bench for Six Nations decider
Having had their Grand Slam dream shredded by England, France have named their Six Nations team to pick up the pieces versus Wales…
Ian Cameron
18 Mar, 6:20
England make one change to their team to face Ireland
Fresh from the revitalising win over France, Eddie Jones has named his England team for Saturday's Six Nations finale away to Irel…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 6:08
Wales make just one change in team for Six Nations decider
Rejuvenated Wales are just one more win away from clinching the 2021 Six Nations Grand Slam and they have named their team to face…
Sam Smith
18 Mar, 6:04
'At the end of the day, it's all about player-welfare': Josh Navidi's new cause after overcoming concussion injury
Concussion sidelined Navidi for the entire Autumn Nations Cup campaign earlier this term, and after returning to Test rugby off th…
17 Mar, 23:21
'I want to see my family': Ellis Genge says Six Nations bubble has taken a psychological toll on the team
An extended period living under strict coronavirus safety protocols will end after Saturday’s climax to the tournament against I…
17 Mar, 23:13
RugbyPass Offload - Episode 21: Hand of Back, England 2003, red carpets and World Cup memories
RugbyPass Offload - Episode 21 welcomes English royalty as 2003 World Cup winner Neil Back joins co-hosts Dylan Hartley and Ryan W…
17 Mar, 15:18
'A lot of people probably look at it as a negative for Paolo but there is an argument both ways'
Paolo Odogwu had hoped Six Nations 2021 would see him capped by England but there are seemingly positives to him returning to Wasp…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 14:18
The consolation Jamie Ritchie has taken from the latest Scotland loss
Scotland have lost their way since the opening day Six Nations win over England but Jamie Ritchie isn't totally negative about the…
17 Mar, 13:25
'I don't know if talks are still ongoing': The mystery surrounding France vs Scotland and whether Premiership players will be released
There is still no confirmation about the suggested March 26 France vs Scotland Six Nations re-fixture and the player release situa…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 10:04
Sam Underhill's crocodile roll verdict: 'I don't think the game would be any poorer if they got rid of it'
Crocodile roll debate intensified last month after Jack Willis' terrible injury and England back row Sam Underhill has now had his…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 8:26
Exeter provide update on the England training ground injury suffered by Henry Slade
Henry Slade pulled up on the Six Nations training ground on Monday with England and Exeter have now provided an injury update.
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 7:20
'If we don't back it up then I'm going to be devastated'
England sparked back into life with last Saturday's Six Nations win over France but Jonny May reckons it must now be backed up in …
17 Mar, 4:47
'I have always played fairly': Peter O'Mahony breaks silence on his Six Nations red card
Back in the Ireland set-up following his Six Nations suspension, Peter O'Mahony has spoken about his February 7 red card away to W…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar, 14:37
'A lot is said about England not wanting to attack but that has never been a message pushed on us as players'
Injury ruled Joe Launchbury out of the Six Nations but he has plenty to say about the criticism of the England attack prior to las…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar, 14:02
'They still have a hell of a lot to play for and the DNA of the team doesn't change'
Defeat to England has knocked France out of the Grand Slam reckoning but Wales don't believe it will make their job any easier in …
16 Mar, 11:49
'Shocked. Didn't see it coming': How Ireland skipper Sexton reacted when told CJ Stander is quitting
Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton hadn't a clue what was going on when called to a Monday meeting with Andy Farrell and the retiring C…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar, 9:55
Henry Slade suffers England training ground injury
Henry Slade was injury in training on Monday and a decision on his availability for England in Dublin is expected on Tuesday.
16 Mar, 8:00
The England blueprint: 'We have been trying to attack like this since the autumn'
A fortnight after conceding the title in Cardiff, England rescued their Six Nations from disaster by edging tournament favourites …
16 Mar, 5:53
Ireland back row CJ Stander announces shock retirement
50-cap Ireland back row CJ Stander had caused a shock this Tuesday by announcing he will retire from all forms of rugby this summe…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar, 5:24
'It was absolutely disgusting... There are not too many tighthead props in world rugby who can do that'
Former Ireland international Mike Ross believes Tadhg Furlong is reaping the benefits of his year out of the game.
Ciarán Kennedy
16 Mar, 1:45
'Neanderthal rugby straight out of the 1950s': Why Super Rugby Aotearoa 'leaves the Six Nations for dead'
The Six Nations is great for its history and the passion it engenders, not to mention the fact that Scotland periodically lowers a…
Campbell Burnes
15 Mar, 16:17
'Please Johnny, don't be scared' - Romain Poite bags soundbite of the Six Nations
The sight of referee Romain Poite chasing after Johnny Sexton shouting “Please Johnny, don’t be scared” is not one many expe…
Josh Raisey
15 Mar, 13:04
TMO Joy Neville the latest target of online abuse
Referee Joy Neville has been the victim of a barrage of online abuse after the most recent round of Guinness Six Nations action.
Josh Raisey
15 Mar, 11:50
Ireland suffer two major injury blows ahead of England clash
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named an updated squad ahead of Saturday's round five meeting with England in Dublin.
Ciarán Kennedy
15 Mar, 11:40
Scott Cummings forced to withdraw from Scotland squad through injury
Glasgow lock Cummings suffered a suspected hand fracture during Sunday’s 27-24 loss to Ireland at Murrayfield.
15 Mar, 10:38
'So many inner city kids are missing out. The game could be so much bigger'
Of England’s starting XV in the 2019 World Cup final, seven were from black or ethnic minority backgrounds.
15 Mar, 8:09
The beautiful game
Six Nations rugby proved what an attractive competition it can be for its new partners CVC this weekend
Jamie Lyall
15 Mar, 7:09
Johnny Sexton admits Ireland are currently falling short of being a top team
Victory at Murrayfield moved Ireland second in the Six Nations standings ahead of next weekend’s showdown with England.
15 Mar, 7:01
'I wasn't aware of that statistic' - the Wales' attacking stat that rubbishes claims they're lucky
Alun Wyn Jones says Wales will embrace the challenge of entering uncharted Six Nations Grand Slam territory in Paris next Saturday…
15 Mar, 4:23
Maro Itoje has directly addressed talk about his discipline
The second row’s penalties against Wales were a blip in an otherwise consistent Six Nations campaign.
14 Mar, 17:17
'That's just not acceptable' - James Lowe heavily criticised over latest defensive no-show
Despite Ireland's confidence-boosting Guinness Six Nations win over Scotland at Murrayfield, winger James Lowe is once again in th…
Ian Cameron
14 Mar, 16:15
'Ballerina rhino' - Tadhg Furlong's double side step is exactly what every rugby fan needed
Scotland were pipped 27-24 by the boot of Ireland's Johnny Sexton in an empty Murrayfield, leaving Wales and France to battle it o…
14 Mar, 13:20
Scotland player ratings vs Ireland - 2021 Six Nations
Scotland’s winless run against Ireland extended to six matches as the visitors recorded a 27 - 24 win at BT Murrayfield this aft…
Gavin Harper
14 Mar, 12:43
Ireland edge thriller to end Scotland's Six Nations hopes
A mistake by Ali Price allowed Ireland to claim the win as Scotland suffered more disappointment at home.
14 Mar, 12:33
Ireland player ratings vs Scotland - 2021 Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: The pace and brutality of the game was right up there in what was a bitterly close contest between two sid…
Ian Cameron
14 Mar, 12:17
'They sound likes the Krankies' - Murrayfield PA in firing line over empty stadium cacophony
Stadium public announcement systems are a bugbear for many fans, but Murrayfield took the biscuit in the lead up to Scotland's Gui…
Ian Cameron
14 Mar, 10:08
Disappointment tinges England's win over France
Maro Itoje’s late try at Twickenham on Saturday powered Eddie Jones’ men to their best win since the 2019 World Cup.
14 Mar, 7:36
'When I told him that Gregor Townsend had called me, my dad was a bit quiet and taken aback'
Little Josh Bayliss clamped himself to his father’s legs and wept, arms straining in the forlorn hope that through sheer will al…
Jamie Lyall
14 Mar, 6:42
'I think over the last couple of games it's the calmest I've ever been, it's the calmest I've seen Finn and Ali'
The Dark Blues have not played for a month after their clash with France was postponed.
14 Mar, 6:01
'You can put Joe Schmidt, Wayne Smith, the great coaches in the world in there and it's not going to make a significant difference'
Defeat to Wales on Saturday was the 31st in a row for Italy in the Six Nations and it despaired an ex-Test coach and an ex-Italian…
Liam Heagney
14 Mar, 5:00
'One of the best defensive 13s in the world game just now': The transformation of Chris Harris from Scotland nobody to potential Lions starter
Chris Harris initially made just five Scotland starts in 27 months but is now set for a 10th consecutive start and is touted as a …
Liam Heagney
14 Mar, 4:19
Ref Watch: The two missed calls that proved vital for England
Irish referee Andrew Brace returned to Twickenham for the first time since the Autumn Nations Cup final to take charge of the rema…
Paul Smith
14 Mar, 4:12
'We got a new one today, the captain's challenge which we didn't know about... we must be off the memo list'
Eddie Jones was chuffed England beat France on Saturday but he was keen to query a late-game incident that saw a penalty decision …
Liam Heagney
13 Mar, 14:45
England dash French Grand Slam hopes with late Maro Itoje try
France led 20-16 until the 76th minute when Maro Itoje bulldozed over the whitewash from short range to give England the lead at T…
13 Mar, 12:56
England player ratings vs France - Six Nations
England player ratings: Le Crunch found two teams on the opposite side of the momentum charts.
Ian Cameron
13 Mar, 12:20
'We're very pleased to be four from four with an opportunity that we can now finally talk about'
It has been an incredible time for Wayne Pivac, going from calls for him to be sacked to bringing Wales to within 80 minutes of a …
Liam Heagney
13 Mar, 11:51
Wales just one more win away from Six Nations Grand Slam after thumping Italy
Unbeaten Six Nations leaders Wales reeled off a third successive bonus-point victory with a comfortable win over hapless Italy in …
13 Mar, 10:55
Wales player ratings vs Italy - 2021 Six Nations
Wales player ratings: The Italy fixture is fast becoming each weekend's foregone conclusion, but Wayne Pivac named a strong side a…
Ian Cameron
13 Mar, 10:21
Clear the air conversations in camp have 'clarifed things' for England - Slade
Henry Slade insists England are ready to deliver a performance of disciplined ferocity when they launch their Guinness Six Nations…
13 Mar, 8:09
Andy Farrell admits Ireland plan to starve Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg of quick ball
Fly-half Russell and captain Hogg have been central to Scotland’s recent resurgence.
13 Mar, 5:40
'That hit home with me' - The Kyle Sinckler advice that changed everything for Anthony Watson
He took on board the prop’s advice to focus solely on playing and avoid any distractions.
13 Mar, 5:12
'They have created a modern version of their old roles': What Eddie Jones really thinks of Galthie's France
Eddie Jones is usually all for verbal sparring in Test match build-ups but the England boss has been nothing but courteous about F…
Liam Heagney
13 Mar, 4:01
'The mindset is absolutely the same as if we were playing England again' - Dan Biggar
Dan Biggar says Wales’ mindset is “absolutely the same” for their Rome appointment with Italy on Saturday as if they were fa…
13 Mar, 3:53
England have lost their identity - Andy Goode
Eddie Jones has resisted the clamour for major changes but the pressure is really on now for England to rediscover their identity.
Andy Goode
13 Mar, 2:43
Scotland explain why first start in 17 months for a soon-to-be 35-year-old is best way to replace banned Fagerson
Not since October 2019 when Scotland were beaten by Japan and eliminated from the World Cup has WP Nel started a Test match for th…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 12:47
'He's like a nice Pinotage, he has matured well': The making of 50-cap Anthony Watson
Things came easily for Anthony Watson early in his career but England boss Eddie Jones now has nothing but admiration for the matu…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 12:35
Scotland No.8 Fagerson brands Welsh prop's actions 'pathetic' in explosive interview
Scotland No.8 Matt Fagerson has refused to pull any punches in delivering his take on the red shown to his brother Zander in Round…
Ian Cameron
12 Mar, 10:49
'There wasn't going to be a 28-0 win or even a draw'
Scotland were blameless for the Six Nations postponement versus France but Gregor Townsend isn't cribbing his side didn't get a wa…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 10:14
Kick-off times and every team line-up for this weekend's Round 4 Guinness Six Nations matches
In case you missed them, here is every team line-up for this weekend's Round 4 Guinness Six Nations matches. 
12 Mar, 10:12
France have a new name for last month's awkward Six Nations postponement
Chasing a first Six Nations win at Twickenham since 2005, France have given a new name to last month's postponement saga.
12 Mar, 9:18
'I'm sure like a player they improve, they make mistakes and get better. We're expecting Andrew to referee the law'
Referee Andy Brace was a focus of attention when England played France in December and again last month in the Six Nations loss to…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 8:13
Scotland make four changes, including a recall for Sean Maitland who lost with Saracens in the Championship last weekend
After an unscheduled four-week break in between Six Nations games, Gregor Townsend's Scotland return to action this Sunday against…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 5:43
Ireland make three changes for Scotland but keep Conor Murray in reserve
Having seen Ireland get off to their worst start since 1998, Andy Farrell is now looking to build on the Six Nations win over Ital…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 5:39
'I understand people have opinions. That's fine' - England captain Owen Farrell not dwelling on the past
Owen Farrell has moved on from the toughest period of his captaincy as he looks to spearhead an England resurgence in the final tw…
12 Mar, 4:45
'Maro has had to carry the load': The reason Charlie Ewels has been chosen as Itoje's England lock partner
With Jonny Hill as his second row partner in February, Maro Itoje hasn't dominated for England and Charlie Ewels has been called u…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 4:36
Six Nations talking points
Against the backdrop of coronavirus angst and bonkers refereeing, the show goes on.
Jamie Lyall
12 Mar, 4:17
Louis Rees-Zammit didn't sleep for two days over single incident against England
Louis Rees-Zammit helped roar Wales to their last Grand Slam as an excited spectator – but two years on he is chasing the dream …
12 Mar, 4:15
'He has made a few adjustments to his lifestyle': Why Cowan-Dickie is now getting a look-in as an England starter
First capped in 2015, it hasn't been until recent weeks that Luke Cowan-Dickie has come to the fore as a starting England option a…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 3:45
Stats and snapshots: episode three
With a Triple Crown, Wales have taken the Six Nations by storm. Rob Vickerman explains how they've done it.
Andy Clarke
12 Mar, 2:44
'His skin folds have come down 15 per cent': How Ollie Lawrence responded to the England axe
Much was made last month about the callous way England dropped Ollie Lawrence but Eddie Jones has been enthused by the rookie's re…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 2:26
'A bad call by the referee, unfair conditions in the game': How England have tailored training to ensure they cope with French adversity
Eddie Jones has used RFU referees at England training this week to create adverse situations so his players can cope with in-game …
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 16:00
'Give me the ball and I'll sprint' - how Duhan van der Merwe won over Finn Russell
Scotland stand-off Finn Russell and strike running winger Duhan van der Merwe have formed an unlikely friendship in Scotland camp,…
Ian Cameron
11 Mar, 14:08
Gareth Davies: 'I feel like there is a bit of pressure on me to perform as well as he did'
Wales in pursuit of Six Nations title and Grand Slam.
11 Mar, 11:32
'Sometimes in the back of your mind it crawls in, 'is my conditioning up to standard here?''
Scotland’s round-three fixture was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in France’s squad.
11 Mar, 11:00
Pembrokeshire-born Stephen Varney returns to Italy side to face Wales
Gloucester scrum-half Stephen Varney will return to the Italy team for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against Wales in Ro…
11 Mar, 10:42
'There is no correlation' - Six Nations chief denies CVC deal means axing free-to-air Six Nations
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has acquired a 14.3 per cent stake in the tournament.
11 Mar, 10:19
England explain gamble with Malins and what they admire most about this France side
Amid claims that France kick the most and the longest in world rugby, England have gone with rookie Max Malins as their starting f…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 6:34
Vakatawa returns as France make four changes for England
French offensive weapon Virimi Vakatawa will start against England after making his return to the France XV after an injury layoff…
Ian Cameron
11 Mar, 5:34
Time to change tack
If England are to regain form, Owen Farrell needs to show more maturity when dealing with referees
Andrew Elliott
11 Mar, 5:13
England make three changes, including giving Max Malins a first Test start
Beaten last time out by Wales in Cardiff, England have named their round four Six Nations team to face France this Saturday at Twi…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 5:07
'They will look back when Hogg dropped the ball over the line - that's a big moment in that game'
Gregor Townsend’s men lost 19-12 in Dublin on the opening weekend of the 2020 tournament.
11 Mar, 4:40
Six Nations finally seal £365million CVC deal
The money-spinning buy-in by investment company CVC into the Six Nations has been long talked about and has now been formally made…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 3:17
'There's no such thing as untouchables': Mako Vunipola on the allegation Eddie Jones has undroppable England favourites
Despite a deluge of criticism over how Eddie Jones picks his England teams, Mako Vunipola insists the coach doesn't have his favou…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 16:02
RugbyPass Offload - Episode 20: Finn Russell, Parisian nights out, World Rugby awards and open-top buses
RugbyPass Offload – Episode 20 features Scottish royalty as Finn Russell comes on to chat with his old mates Simon Zebo and Ryan…
10 Mar, 15:08
'We are fortunate': Where Wayne Barnes has really stood out helping England at training this week
Test referees Wayne Barnes and Matthew Carley have visited the England camp this week to help iron out their Six Nations penalties…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 12:24
Dean Richards backs exiled Simmonds: 'If it was my England team then he would be there or thereabouts'
Dean Richards knows plenty about what is needed to be a Test level No8 and he has now shared his thoughts on England exile Sam Sim…
Chris Jones
10 Mar, 9:14
'I'm not going to be Antoine Dupont... I'm going to be a Ben Youngs and the best version of myself'
Ben Youngs admires the style of play Antoine Dupont is producing at scrum-half but the England veteran isn't going to copy his Fre…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 7:00
Wayne Pivac sheds light on why he is sticking by Dan Biggar and not starting Callum Sheedy for Wales
Wales made 10 changes when they last visited Rome two years ago but Wayne Pivac has just made two and has kept Callum Sheedy in re…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 4:40
'The scar has cleared up, thanks for asking': Tom Curry two years on from being left a bloodied England mess by France
It's 25 months since Tom Curry was left a bloodied mess playing for England against France, the rival they are hosting again this …
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 2:53
England have taken the drastic action of having referees at training to help curb their Six Nations penalties problem
Eddie Jones' England are tied with Italy for the dubious title of most indisciplined Six Nations team, conceding 41 penalties in t…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 16:03
'It's a constant discussion with Andy': The one thing rookie Test coach Paul O'Connell has found really challenging with Ireland
Six Nations title-winning skipper Paul O'Connell was brought back into the Ireland fold in January to accelerate progress under An…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 12:45
Wales explain why they brought forward their XV announcement by two days and highlight what they want from the recalled Gareth Davies
Wales weren't due to name their round four XV until Thursday but Wayne Pivac showed his hand two days early for reasons explained …
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 11:43
'It's the best Scottish team I've ever gone up against as a coach or a player': Ireland legend pays Scotland the ultimate compliment
Scotland were rubbished in December by ex-Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan but Paul O'Connell has a very different opinion on Townse…
09 Mar, 10:02
Title-chasing Wales make two changes to their Six Nations XV to face Italy
Wales have named their team early to face Italy in the Six Nations, making two changes to their XV after the round three win over …
Sam Smith
09 Mar, 8:54
'That is the great thing about the situation we are currently in': The straw England are clutching after losing Six Nations title grip
Defending champions England head into Six Nations round four with their title defence in ruins but they claim all isn't completely…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 7:18
'There is no better feeling': Scotland's Sam Johnson dreaming of rugby fans' return following Rangers celebrations
After watching the football title celebrations of Rangers, Sam Johnson has returned to Scotland Six Nations duty with a spring in …
09 Mar, 6:48
'That is a good observation backed up by measurement': Why England have Dupont in their sights
Grand Slam-chasing France are coming to Twickenham on Saturday and England have their sights set on livewire scrum-half Antoine Du…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 6:28
'Obviously it is a concern' - Skinner hopes clubs will allow Scotland access to top players
Gregor Townsend will require the blessing of Gallagher Premiership and Top 14 chiefs to include his 10 exiles for the game against…
08 Mar, 11:47
Exeter's Sam Skinner included in updated 34-man Scotland Six Nations squad
Gregor Townsend's team return to action when they welcome Andy Farrell's Ireland to BT Murrayfield on Sunday.
Ciarán Kennedy
08 Mar, 7:12
Jacob Stockdale back in Ireland squad for Six Nations games against Scotland and England
Andy Farrell's only fresh injury concern surrounds Josh van der Flier, who will go through the graduated return to play protocols.
Ciarán Kennedy
08 Mar, 4:16
Star duo return as France name 31-man team for England
Romain Ntamack and Virimi Vakatawa are the big-name returnees as France named their 31-man training squad ahead of their Guinness …
Ian Cameron
07 Mar, 9:07
'I've had at least three or four players ring me during the week' - Eddie Jones
The team have leaked a ruinous average of 13.6 penalties per game with the collapse in Cardiff the nadir.
07 Mar, 7:46
'My message to Maro' - Jamie George publicly issues advice to England teammate Itoje
Itoje’s indiscipline cost England against Wales.
07 Mar, 3:17
Former Hurricane Willis Halahalo's rise from gangs and heavy drinking to Wales international
Willis Halaholo has reflected on his remarkable rise from Auckland’s gang culture to the brink of winning a Guinness Six Nations…
06 Mar, 20:09
'C'mon, people have got to see this... pick him!': Lawrence Dallaglio's plea for England to select Sam Simmonds
Ex-England skipper Lawrence Dallaglio has called on Eddie Jones to pick Sam Simmonds after he again impressed for Exeter in the Pr…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 12:20
Eddie releasing only one England player for club duty can mean only one thing - Andy Goode
With Beno Obano the only player released by Eddie Jones to play for his club this weekend, we can only assume there’ll be change…
Andy Goode
06 Mar, 2:52
'If that happened to us... we would be kicking ourselves. And we'd take full responsibility'
Wales’ first try against England at the weekend was a point of contention between Jamie Roberts and Dylan Hartley on RugbyPass O…
Josh Raisey
05 Mar, 13:32
England's Jack Willis posts six-minute video diary detailing shocking array of damage to his knee and reveals when he might be back fit
Faced with a long recovery after his awful Six Nations setback, Jack Willis has posted a revealing Instagram video about his Engla…
Liam Heagney
05 Mar, 11:13
Dan Lydiate revisits traumatic moment he 'obliterated' ACL on his Wales comeback
Veteran Wales flanker Dan Lydiate guested on RugbyPass Offload talking ACL, his emotional Wales recall and his fleeting time with …
Liam Heagney
05 Mar, 10:07
France allowed to continue in the Six Nations
Fears that the French government could throw Fabien Galthie's France team out of the Six Nations have been allayed ahead of the En…
05 Mar, 7:29
Hastings' Scotland comeback hopes dashed by PRO14 ban
Fit-again Adam Hastings was hoping selection for Glasgow would lever him into Gregor Townsend's Scotland plans this month.
Liam Heagney
04 Mar, 13:14
Ministers to probe France rugby boss Laporte on Friday over postponement farce
France rugby boss Bernard Laporte can expect a difficult Friday morning as ministers want answers over how Les Bleus' bubble was b…
Sam Smith
04 Mar, 12:00
Wales issue Biggar injury update and size up prospect elsewhere of yet another scrum-half change
Dan Biggar limped out the win over England by Wales who also have concerns at scrum-half after Kieran Hardy's campaign-ending inju…
Liam Heagney
04 Mar, 8:29
'He isn't perfect': Callum Sheedy became a Wales hero last Saturday but praise is hard-earned back at Bristol
Wales replacement Callum Sheedy came of age as a Test-playing out-half last Saturday but it's been busy as usual back at Bristol t…
Liam Heagney
04 Mar, 6:20
Wales confirm that Kieran Hardy's Six Nations is over following injury against England
Rookie Kieran Hardy didn't look out of place against England but an injury last Saturday means he will miss remaining Wales Six Na…
Liam Heagney
04 Mar, 5:25
RugbyPass Offload - Episode 19: Rule breakers, Slam makers, Lydiate's favourite Lions memories and food fit for a king
Christina Mahon, Dylan Hartley and Jamie Roberts are joined on RugbyPass Offload - Episode 19 by Wales and Lions back row Dan Lydi…
03 Mar, 14:34
England defeat left Mike Brown awkwardly dressed at Harlequins training this week
Last Saturday's England defeat to Wales had training ground consequences at Harlequins for long-serving full-back Mike Brown.
Josh Raisey
03 Mar, 12:25
Nigel Owens leaps to Owen Farrell's defence and offers advice to Maro Itoje
Veteran referee Nigel Owens has used his latest newspaper column to critique the efforts of England pair Owen Farrell and Maro Ito…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 10:17
Uncapped David Ribbans called up by England who have now also changed restrictions on Premiership player release
Uncapped lock David Ribbans, the South African who qualifies for England through his grandfather, has been called up for Six Natio…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 7:36
'Whether that is a mistake, that is not for me to say': Bristol on lack of England game time for Earl and Malins
Bristol have spoken about the tricky issue of Earl and Malins, along with the injured Randall, having limited or no England game t…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 5:11
Leicester respond to the death threats their England prop Ellis Genge received in recent days
Rugby's image was tarnished at the weekend by a variety of online abuse which included alleged death threats to England prop Ellis…
Liam Heagney
02 Mar, 11:07
'I'm sorry... I'm embarrassed by some of my comments': The Rugby Pod's Jim Hamilton has apologised 17 weeks after writing off Alun Wyn Jones' Lions chances
The Rugby Pod ignited a huge social media debate in November when Jim Hamilton said Alun Wyn Jones shouldn't be picked for the Lio…
Liam Heagney
02 Mar, 7:17
Five things we learned from game-changing Guinness Six Nations weekend
Wales and Ireland were the winners as France and Scotland sat out round three.
01 Mar, 13:50
'I think twice about tweeting things and probably am less controversial than I would be in person'
Social media abuse followed Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations game between Wales and England.
01 Mar, 10:41
'It's up to Eddie what he does with him, they have control of him' - Wasps concerned by Odogwu's lack of game-time
Odogwu has yet to be involved in England's Six Nations campaing despite being a member of Eddie Jones’ 28-man squad.
01 Mar, 9:09
Ireland release 13 players from training squad to play in PRO14 derbies
Andy Farrell’s side picked up their first win of this year’s Six Nations by beating Italy 48-10 on Saturday.
01 Mar, 7:23
Head of referees says Gauzere has admitted he got big calls wrong in Wales' defeat of England
The French referee was at the centre of two highly controversial decisions as Wayne Pivac's side claimed the Triple Crown in Cardi…
Sam Smith
01 Mar, 6:26

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