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Gregor Townsend wants consistency from Scotland in Six Nations campaign
Consistency will be key for Scotland boss Gregor Townsend when they launch their Guinness Six Nations.
23 Jan, 20:27
Borthwick has his say on controversial RFU waist high tackle limit
Steve Borthwick has had his say on the controversial RFU law change that has split the grassroots game in England.
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 13:42
'I think it is definitely something we need to talk about'
The policy affects players who ply their trade outside Wales.
23 Jan, 13:33
Jonny Gray hasn't joined Scotland camp as replacement called up
Gray has remained with Exeter ‘due to an ongoing medical issue’, the Scottish Rugby Union said.
23 Jan, 13:20
'It's back, baby': 2023 Six Nations media launch whets the appetite
Three years after its last in-person media launch, the Six Nations was keen to turn on the glitz at Monday's London launch of the …
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 10:39
Forgotten Wales star set for Six Nations recall after 5-year absence
The Ospreys hooker could be drafted into squad after Dewi Lake injury.
23 Jan, 10:05
The 'sitting duck' Ireland reaction to RFU waist high tackling
Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton has strongly disagreed with the RFU decision to limit the community game in England to waist-high ta…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 8:51
Owen Farrell explains biggest lesson he learned at tackle school
England skipper Owen Farrell has explained the biggest thing he has learned from his recent enrolment in the World Rugby tackle sc…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 7:59
Sexton: 'It's probably the best injury to have on your face'
The 37-year-old fly-half has undergone surgery on the cheekbone injury he suffered on New Year’s Day.
23 Jan, 7:39
Lawes pulls out of England squad while crisis brews at hooker
Lawes has withdrawn from the squad that was due to begin preparations for the opener against Scotland.
23 Jan, 4:49
England hooker Jamie George a fresh Six Nations doubt
England face Scotland on February 4.
22 Jan, 16:35
Steve Borthwick scrubs overseas trips from England schedule
A training camp in Portugal has been cancelled while doubt hovers over the planned trips to Austria and Treviso.
21 Jan, 13:00
England assistant Cockerill linked with French club move - report
Steve Borthwick’s revamp of the England coaching team he inherited from Eddie Jones could be completed by the potential departur…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 7:35
The Clive Woodward verdict on Borthwick's first England squad
It has been such a busy rugby week that we have only finally gotten around now to what Clive Woodward made of the first England sq…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 4:05
The 'sweet spot' that Sale and England have found for Manu Tuilagi
Sale have confirmed that their S&C dealings with England regarding the fitness and well-being of Manu Tuilagi haven’t changed de…
Liam Heagney
20 Jan, 8:33
Which players will light up the Six Nations?
A few players will have points to prove when the Six Nations kicks off in February.
Jamie Lyall
19 Jan, 12:37
Sam Warburton on where Christ Tshiunza should play for Wales
Exeter forwards offers options for Wales head coach Warren Gatland.
19 Jan, 10:23
The 'Oh, wow' Saracens reaction to Ben Earl getting England recall
Saracens have explained the very different Ben Earl that will head into England camp next week compared to the back-rower that was…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 6:45
Ireland name 37-strong Six Nations squad with one uncapped player
Andy Farrell has named a 37-strong Ireland squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations, including only 27 of the 34 players capped…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 4:09
'Do they want Gregor to continue? Does Gregor want to continue?'
Head coach Townsend is out of contract after the World Cup later this year.
19 Jan, 4:05
Ben Kay: 'Steve doesn't have an ego, just an insane drive to be the best'
The new England coach isn't renowned for his media-friendly persona but he will adapt if he thinks it helps England's cause
Ben Kay
19 Jan, 3:04
Former Ireland captain Rory Best's concern with Johnny Sexton
The 37-year-old Leinster player remains his country’s undisputed first-choice for the number 10 role.
18 Jan, 15:54
Sam Warburton on the opponent Gatland will target for a Wales turnaround
Sam Warburton says that Warren Gatland will relish being back in his “comfort zone” of high-pressure international coaching.
18 Jan, 15:36
Saracens give update on the Owen Farrell 'tackle school' progress
Saracens are waiting to hear whether England skipper Owen Farrell has successfully come through tackle school after he undertook t…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 10:09
Exeter issue 'improving' update on Stuart Hogg ahead of Six Nations
The injury situation surrounding Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has been described as “an improving picture” as the countdown …
18 Jan, 7:55
'He came back at me in that meeting... so he challenges me'
Sale boss Alex Sanderson will send Bevan Rodd off on England Six Nations duty next week with the earnest hope that the loosehead c…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 6:46
Six Nations boost for England as Henry Slade red card dismissed
Henry Slade has been cleared for England Six Nations duty and he can also play for Exeter in their Heineken Champions Cup game ver…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 5:34
Tigers predict 'put the pride back' Leicester formula with England
Prop Joe Heyes expects new head coach Steve Borthwick to use the template that took Leicester to the Gallagher Premiership title l…
Chris Jones
18 Jan, 4:11
Frustrated Gatland's failed attempt to bring back Rob Howley
Warren Gatland believes that Rob Howley should be forgiven for breaching betting rules and allowed his opportunity to possibly rej…
18 Jan, 3:43
The 20-year-old Welsh centre who stands 6'5 drawing comparisons to Roberts
Uncapped Cardiff centre Mason Grady is already drawing comparisons with Welsh greats Jamie Roberts and George North ahead of a pot…
Kim Ekin
17 Jan, 18:11
France name eight uncapped players in Six Nations squad of 42
France boss Fabien Galthie has included eight uncapped players in his squad of 42 for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations.
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 14:39
England's new defence coach says team must be fuelled by more than hate
Kevin Sinfield accepts that England are the most unpopular team in the Six Nations but he insists pride rather than hostility must…
17 Jan, 14:16
Scotland explain recruitment of McConnochie, the 2019 England pick
Gregor Townsend is delighted to be able to allow Ruaridh McConnochie to fulfil an ambition after including the England cap in his …
17 Jan, 12:15
Townsend: 'I did get contact from France; nothing about Leicester'
Gregor Townsend admitted this could be his last Six Nations as Scotland head coach as he confirmed he has had no talks about exten…
17 Jan, 11:03
Gatland explains 'outstanding' reason why Owens named Wales captain
Wales boss Warren Gatland has hailed Ken Owens’ “outstanding rugby intellect” after naming him captain for the Guinness Six …
17 Jan, 10:47
The Cameron Woki tweet that confirms he will miss the Six Nations
France talisman Cameron Woki has confirmed that an injury sustained last Sunday with Racing 92 has ruled him out of the upcoming G…
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 9:02
Ex-England wing Ruaridh McConnochie named in Scotland squad of 40
Gregor Townsend has named four new players in his 40-strong Scotland squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations, a campaign that …
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 8:28
Four uncapped players named in 37-strong Wales Six Nations squad
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named four uncapped players in his squad for the Guinness Six Nations championship. Ospreys ce…
17 Jan, 7:14
'I'm going to be very honest': France's performance director shares concerns over Antoine Dupont
France's director of performance Thibault Giroud has shared his personal concerns for 2021 World Player of the Year Antoine Dupont…
Kim Ekin
16 Jan, 23:45
The behind the scenes conversation had about Owen Farrell's tackling
Farrell will complete a reduced three-match ban for a dangerous challenge in time to face Scotland at Twickenham on February 4.
16 Jan, 13:26
The winners and losers from England's Six Nations squad
New coach Steve Borthwick has made several eye-catching changes from the end of the Eddie Jones era.
16 Jan, 11:03
Scotland centre Tuipulotu extends time in Glasgow
Scotland centre Sione Tuipulotu has penned a new contract with Glasgow Warriors - subject to visa - the club have confirmed.
Ian Cameron
16 Jan, 9:57
Veteran trio omitted as Borthwick names 36-man England Six Nations squad
Steve Borthwick has named a 36-man England squad for the Guinness Six Nations - his first official selection as head coach of the …
16 Jan, 5:30
The 'significant' thing Guscott wants from Monday's England squad
Former England midfielder Jeremy Guscott has identified the one thing he believes will be significant when new head coach Steve Bo…
Liam Heagney
15 Jan, 11:20
Owen Farrell cleared to play in England's Six Nations opener against Scotland
Owen Farrell is set to be available for England’s opening Six Nations game against Scotland on February 4.
14 Jan, 19:12
Red card casts doubt over Slade's England Six Nations availability
Henry Slade is poised to miss the start of the upcoming Guinness Six Nations with England after he was red-carded in the second ha…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 14:39
George North delivers a timely fitness boost for Wales
Ospreys' George North is set to begin his comeback from injury on Saturday as Wales’ Six Nations countdown continues. North has …
14 Jan, 4:30
Watch: Classy trailer drops for new 1990 Scotland Grand Slam film
Rugby fans eagerly awaiting the upcoming Calcutta Cup fixture in the opening round of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations have had their…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan, 10:27
'You want a nutcase as defence coach... and that is Mike all over'
“He is more Chuck Norris than Robert Redford, but we also used to call him Catweazle.” That was the considered verdict of Stev…
Chris Jones
13 Jan, 9:43
Netflix statement: Behind-the-scenes Six Nations series confirmed
Netflix have confirmed they are to film a behind-the-scenes documentary series on the upcoming 2023 Guinness Six Nations.
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 14:38
Wales statement: Warren Gatland's recruitment of King and Forshaw
Warren Gatland has confirmed the latest changes to his Wales backroom staff, announcing that Alex King and Mike Forshaw have respe…
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 6:30
The unique talent Newcastle want England to recall next Monday
Newcastle boss Dave Walder believes the unique talent of Trevor Davison can help shore up the misfiring England scrum in the upcom…
Chris Jones
12 Jan, 5:18
Whole disciplinary process just isn't fit for purpose - Andy Goode
There is so much noise around the Owen Farrell suspension but the long and short of it is the disciplinary process isn’t fit for…
Andy Goode
12 Jan, 4:15
Nick Evans' verdict on the Marcus Smith/Owen Farrell England axis
New England attack coach Nick Evans believes the misfiring Marcus Smith/Owen Farrell creative axis can be ignited by providing the…
11 Jan, 14:09
Thomas Young becomes Wales' latest Six Nations selection casualty
Cardiff flanker Thomas Young has seen his hopes of a possible Wales Six Nations squad call-up dashed by injury. Young, who won the…
11 Jan, 10:14
What Owen Farrell said at his hearing and how the judiciary reacted
England talisman Owen Farrell has revealed that it was only on the Saracens team bus trip home from Gloucester last Friday night t…
Liam Heagney
11 Jan, 8:23
Tom Curry is ruled out for the start of England's Six Nations
Alex Sanderson has confirmed that back-rower Tom Curry will be absent for the start of next month’s Guinness Six Nations campaig…
Liam Heagney
11 Jan, 7:48
Owen Farrell cops a bans but tackle school can free him for England
Owen Farrell has been banned following his citing for foul play with Saracens - but he won’t miss the start of the upcoming Guin…
Liam Heagney
11 Jan, 7:02
Ireland's big lesson from 2019 they must heed this year
After reaching the peak of their powers, the World Cup couldn't come round soon enough. Ireland were ready to get past the quarter…
Ben Smith
10 Jan, 23:47
Four uncapped players named in the 34-man Italy Six Nations squad
Kieran Crowley has named four uncapped front row players in his Italy squad of 34 for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations, while als…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 10:12
Leinster issue update on Sexton and Furlong amid Six Nations doubts
Ireland, the world-ranked number one team, visit Wales for their opener on February 4.
09 Jan, 10:08
Evans appointment is a masterstroke by Borthwick - Andy Goode
It has come out of leftfield but the appointment of Nick Evans as England attack coach is an absolute masterstroke by Steve Borthw…
Andy Goode
08 Jan, 3:23
'I do think like a union coach, I do, but there remain some elements'
England’s new head coach will encourage his most trusted lieutenant to speak his mind.
07 Jan, 13:41
Saracens have reacted to speculation linking coach Peel to England
Gallagher Premiership leaders Saracens have given their reaction to speculation that long-serving assistant Ian Peel is in line to…
Liam Heagney
07 Jan, 5:08
France suffer a massive Jonathan Danty Six Nations injury blow
Jonathan Danty will miss the entire 2023 Guinness Six Nations with defending champions France following a knee injury sustained in…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 12:33
Wales boss Warren Gatland receives Lions boost ahead of Six Nations
Wales boss Warren Gatland receives Lions boost ahead of Six Nations.
30 Dec, 13:38
Three Kiwi refs get England games in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations
New England boss Steve Borthwick will kick off the upcoming 2023 Guinness Six Nations with New Zealander Paul Williams in charge o…
Liam Heagney
20 Dec, 5:51
A coaching stock-take as Gatland and Borthwick enter the fray
Gatland has replaced Wayne Pivac, while Borthwick has succeeded Eddie Jones.
19 Dec, 10:32
George North will be fit for Six Nations despite surgery
Wales centre George North has undergone surgery after suffering a cheekbone injury. North was hurt during Ospreys’ Heineken Cham…
15 Dec, 10:14
'That's what we've prided ourselves on in the past, being able to do that'
Warren Gatland wants to operate in a “no excuses environment” after taking up the reins for a second stint as Wales head coach…
13 Dec, 8:43
Zander Fagerson added to Scotland's Six Nations injury list
Another key Scotland player has emerged as a doubt for the Six Nations after Zander Fagerson was ruled out for “the foreseeable…
13 Dec, 6:34
'It would be great': Etzebeth on Springboks joining the Six Nations
Talk of restructuring the domestic tournaments around the world to better suit an international season - as well as potentially in…
Ned Lester
10 Dec, 0:20
Warren Gatland eyes 'competitive' Six Nations ahead of World Cup
Wales boss Warren Gatland says he is relishing the prospect of a “fantastic” Guinness Six Nations opener against world number …
06 Dec, 5:53
Wayne Pivac's highs and lows as Wales head coach
The head coach’s reign has come to an end after 34 Tests at the helm.
05 Dec, 12:36
The brutal numbers behind Wayne Pivac's tenure as Wales boss
Wayne Pivac’s reign as Wales head coach has come to an end after three years in charge. The Welsh Rugby Union confirmed Pivac’…
05 Dec, 8:33
Six Nations CEO Ben Morel to step down
Six Nations Rugby have this afternoon confirmed that their Chief Executive Officer, Ben Morel, has decided to step down at the end…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov, 9:24
Jake Polledri on choosing Italy over England and Wales
Italian sensation Jake Polledri has been a mainstay on the international stage for some time, but his international career could h…
Stefan Frost
02 Oct, 10:10
Wales game with England sells out within hours
Wales' Guinness Six Nations game with England next year has sold out just hours after going on public sale the WRU have confirmed.…
Kim Ekin
30 Sep, 14:07
Four unforgettable moments of Eddie Butler commentary
The rugby world has been left saddened by the sudden passing of former Wales international and commentary juggernaut Eddie Butler.…
Stefan Frost
18 Sep, 11:30
How the north have gained parity and taken control of the rugby world
The raw stats tell a very different story from the tale they would have narrated 20 years ago.
Nick Bishop
13 Sep, 9:22
'It could be Eight Nations': Georgia's plea for Euro reform
Georgia's historic win over Italy won't immediately upset the apple cart but it has generated further discourse surrounding the fu…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Jul, 11:19
England beat France to secure Grand Slam in Bayonne
Two tries from Bristol prop Sarah Bern helped England claim the Grand Slam with a 24-12 victory over France in ‘Le Crunch’ in …
30 Apr, 11:44
England U20s doctor found guilty of Six Nations misconduct charges
The England U20s doctor who was the subject of a concussion controversy during the Under-20s Six Nations has been suspended.
Ian Cameron
23 Apr, 5:33
France Women keep up Grand Slam bid with comfortable win over Wales
Les Bleues scrum-half Laure Sansus claimed two tries at Cardiff Arms Park.
23 Apr, 4:55
Friday night games binned as 2023 Six Nations fixtures confirmed
Guinness Six Nations officials have pulled the plug for now on Friday night fixtures as the 2023 championship will see all 15 game…
Kim Ekin
20 Apr, 6:53
20-minute red card trial should be scrapped, not expanded - Andy Goode
World Rugby should be scrapping the 20-minute red card trial, not rolling it out globally, and should finally review the disciplin…
Andy Goode
15 Apr, 7:09
Finn Russell has broken his silence about difficult Six Nations
Finn Russell has given his take on his difficult Guinness Six Nations campaign which culminated in him getting dropped to the Scot…
Liam Heagney
13 Apr, 9:51
Abby Dow 'comfortable in hospital and will undergo surgery'
England Women wing Abby Dow will undergo surgery after suffering a broken leg in the Red Roses’ 58-5 win against Wales at Kingsh…
10 Apr, 11:36
'I'm flabbergasted by what the RFU have chosen to make public' - Andy Goode
The RFU have backed themselves into a corner after attempting to explain away their PR gaffe and all they’ve really done is stok…
Andy Goode
01 Apr, 7:36
Ireland v France: Is it better to play with or without the ball?
France and Ireland have adopted very different strategies throughout this year's Six Nations championship.
Nick Bishop
30 Mar, 10:15
'I'm quite confident I could still perform at the highest standard'
Nigel Owens hasn't got a minute to waste in his new career on the farm, looking after 90 acres of his own land and renting 25 more…
Liam Heagney
27 Mar, 4:14
'We just saw Kyle at the door going, no, you're not leaving'
Freddie Steward has revealed some brilliant behind the scenes insight into life in England camp this season, naming the players wh…
Liam Heagney
26 Mar, 7:49
'He has a gift': Dupont voted best player in the 2022 Six Nations
France captain and scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been named the Guinness Six Nations player of the championship for a second time …
Kim Ekin
25 Mar, 11:33
Six Nations statement: Tomas Francis' concussion versus England
Six Nations officials have published their investigation into the concussion controversy over Wales prop Tomas Francis, who was al…
Liam Heagney
25 Mar, 8:09
'From now on we really want to start to be competitive'
The shock Guinness Six Nations victory over Wales has marked the beginning of a new chapter for Italy and proved that the Azzurri …
25 Mar, 6:18
The 'smashing' verdict of ex-Ireland boss Kidney on Andy Farrell
Former Ireland boss Declan Kidney believes that the upcoming tour to New Zealand 14 months before the start of the 2023 World Cup …
Liam Heagney
24 Mar, 12:34
RFU CEO Bill Sweeney has reacted to 'dishonest' statement on Jones
Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney has acknowledged that the Guinness Six Nations fell below expectations - but he …
24 Mar, 11:27
'There must have been, he's lying to us, tell us the truth...'
Out-of-favour Scotland forward Ryan Wilson was tongue-in-cheek branded a dinosaur when reacting to international newcomer Freddie …
Liam Heagney
24 Mar, 10:58
'This one's unlucky': Hurt Nowell in race to play again this season
Jack Nowell faces a battle to play again this season after sustaining a broken arm in England’s Guinness Six Nations defeat by F…
24 Mar, 7:16
RFU statement dishonest and insulting to England fans - Andy Goode
Last year’s Six Nations debrief may have looked like it was written by England boss Eddie Jones but the latest RFU statement goe…
Andy Goode
24 Mar, 5:01
Exceptional Antoine Dupont was not the best scrumhalf in the Six Nations
Antoine Dupont has again earned himself plaudits left, right and centre for his exceptional performances throughout France's Grand…
23 Mar, 13:38
How the 29 England players capped in the 2022 Six Nations rated
Collectively, the Guinness Six Nations campaign was a best-forgotten endeavour for England as they managed just two wins from five…
Liam Heagney
23 Mar, 12:36
International Rugby Players statement: Six Nations concussion
The International Rugby Players union has contacted World Rugby and the Six Nations in the wake of some high profile concussion in…
Kim Ekin
23 Mar, 12:01
The Jack Willis situation: 'It was a pretty smart play by England'
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has hailed the England decision to call the fit-again Jack Willis into their squads for the recent round f…
Liam Heagney
23 Mar, 6:21
How 'loved' Ellis Genge tactic ultimately left sour England taste
It was quite an eye-catching statistic, prop forward Ellis Genge emerging as the England player that made the most metres away to …
Liam Heagney
23 Mar, 5:33
Springboks star Pieter-Steph du Toit opens up on possible move to Six Nations
Springboks star Pieter-Steph du Toit has responded to speculation about a potential move by South Africa to the Six Nations.
Sam Smith
22 Mar, 23:11
'He will relinquish it': Chalmers says Hogg is finished as captain
Craig Chalmers believes Stuart Hogg has captained Scotland for the last time after the national team’s Guinness Six Nations camp…
22 Mar, 13:27
Sale issue disappointing Curry update but have better news on Manu
Manu Tuilagi will return to action for Sale against Bath this weekend but stand-in England captain Tom Curry faces up to six more …
Chris Jones
22 Mar, 12:46
What Wasps have made of Alfie Barbeary not getting an England cap
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has reported that Alfie Barbeary has returned to the fold at the Gallagher Premiership club feeling “rea…
Liam Heagney
22 Mar, 12:21
Diamond calls on World Rugby to act after 'ridiculous' DVDM ban
Steve Diamond is still furious over the three-game ban given to the red-carded Duhan van der Merwe earlier this month, the Worcest…
Chris Jones
22 Mar, 10:59
'Eddie Jones and England are deluded': Rugby Pod's damning verdict
The Rugby Pod have become the latest critics to heavily unload on Eddie Jones and the RFU following another Guinness Six Nations c…
Liam Heagney
22 Mar, 9:49
Nigel Owens fears for Wales' 2023 World Cup hopes after Italy loss
Nigel Owens believes Wales will struggle to reach the knockout stages of next year’s World Cup based on the current form that cu…
Kim Ekin
22 Mar, 9:08
Goode takes swipe at Woodward's 'ridiculous rugby oracle' persona
Ex-England international Andy Goode has taken a swipe at Clive Woodward for the ridiculous persona he has when commentating on rug…
Liam Heagney
22 Mar, 7:42
Nigel Owens uses a Gatland comparison as he backs Eddie Jones
Former international referee Nigel Owens reckons England have a lot of work to do ahead of next year’s World Cup following a dis…
Kim Ekin
22 Mar, 5:43
The 2022 Guinness Six Nations in numbers
The 2022 Guinness Six Nations Championship saw France crowned kings of Europe, 18 months before they host the World Cup.
21 Mar, 13:13
Player cull forecast in Wales as Pivac to swing axe ahead of World Cup
Defeat to Italy has brought Wales’ World Cup selection plans into focus.
21 Mar, 12:34
Five things we learned from the 2022 Six Nations
Ireland finished second behind the Grand Slam winners, while England, Scotland and Wales all endured tough campaigns.
21 Mar, 6:01
'They'll be gunning for us' - Buzzed Ireland know All Blacks want revenge
A narrow round-two defeat in Paris ultimately denied Ireland the championship title.
21 Mar, 5:36
The Springboks transformation that Jones wants England to mirror
Eddie Jones has insisted that England are on track to peak at the 2023 World Cup, insisting he has no regrets about not blooding y…
Liam Heagney
21 Mar, 4:44
'No need to panic': Ben Youngs insists England on track despite Six Nations setback
Eddie Jones’ side slumped to three defeats in the tournament.
20 Mar, 23:54
England's verdict on how new assistants fared in first Six Nations
Eddie Jones has given his seal of approval to the three assistant coaches that worked for the first time under him with England in…
Liam Heagney
20 Mar, 18:00
England, it's time to call Warren Gatland
Eddie Jones’ reputation as a rugby coach may not be heading in the right direction, but his ability to distract critics from the…
Paul Smith
20 Mar, 14:56
'People higher up than myself make the decisions you are alluding to'
World champions South Africa are next up for Wales after dismal end to Six Nations campaign.
20 Mar, 12:15
'It's a good question' - Townsend's downbeat admission on team's mentality
Scotland finished the campaign with two wins.
20 Mar, 12:00
RFU 'fully supports' Eddie Jones despite England's underwhelming Six Nations
Eddie Jones has been given the full backing of the Rugby Football Union despite another disappointing Guinness Six Nations campaig…
20 Mar, 10:59
'Is Eddie trying too hard?' - Jones' England tactics panned after Paris loss
Eddie Jones' England may have gone down fighting in Paris, but the tactics on show in Saint-Dennis haven't won the Australian any …
Ian Cameron
20 Mar, 9:06
It's hard to argue with PA's Six Nations team of the tournament
The Guinness Six Nations Championship saw a dominant France team land a first title and Grand Slam since 2010.
20 Mar, 8:00
Clive Woodward says there are now two tiers in the Six Nations
World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has claimed that there are now two 'clear' tiers to the Guinness Six Nations.
Kim Ekin
20 Mar, 6:29
Sexton settles some scores, with even Schmidt in the line of fire
Johnny Sexton used the Triple Crown success as the platform to fire back at detractors who had written off the Ireland team under …
Liam Heagney
20 Mar, 5:18
'100 per cent I'm coaching well': Jones fights corner at debrief
Eddie Jones insisted on Sunday morning from Paris that his England team are just “three per cent off” where they need to be to…
Liam Heagney
20 Mar, 4:31
Eddie Jones: 'I obviously haven't done a good enough job, I accept that'
Eddie Jones refused to answer questions over his future after England slumped to a third-place finish in the Guinness Six Nations …
20 Mar, 0:30
'Enough is enough': England fans at end of their tether with third place Six Nations finish
England fans were ready to declare 'enough is enough' in regards to England's form just 18 months out from the World Cup. One fan …
Sam Smith
19 Mar, 18:47
France clinch Grand Slam with victory over battling England in Paris
England produced a spirited display but their trademark resilience was insufficient to stop France from clinching the Grand Slam w…
19 Mar, 18:29
Andy Goode's Rassie Erasmus to England Tweet breaks the rugby internet
Former England flyhalf Andy Goode has dropped a heavy hint around the timing of a Rassie Erasmus theoretically taking over England…
Sam Smith
19 Mar, 18:11
England player ratings vs France | 2022 Six Nations
Despite a good second half display, England slipped to a 25-13 defeat against Grand Slam winning champions France in a pulsating a…
Paul Smith
19 Mar, 18:00
Townsend explains how relations can be mended with Hogg and co
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend believes it will be possible to have a positive long-term relationship with the likes of Stuart Hogg…
Liam Heagney
19 Mar, 17:40
'Greed from Hogg' - Scotland skipper called out by former great
Scotland captain Stuart Hogg failing to convert a second-half three-on-one into a potentially crucial try has seen the fullback fa…
Kim Ekin
19 Mar, 16:46
Stuart Hogg breaks silence on Scotland team disciplinary breach
Scotland skipper Stuart Hogg has broken his silence over last weekend’s breach of team protocol which resulted in the full-back …
Liam Heagney
19 Mar, 16:44
Ireland player ratings vs Scotland | Six Nations 2022
Ireland player ratings live from Aviva Stadium: A sun-kissed afternoon gave way beery twilight celebrations as Ireland clinched th…
Liam Heagney
19 Mar, 15:35
Ireland claim Triple Crown to keep Six Nations hopes alive
The Irish now need England to do them a favour against France in the late game.
19 Mar, 15:24
Josh Adams' amazing gesture to Italian rookie Ange Capuozzo
Amid the maelstrom at the final whistle in Cardiff following Italy's boilover win over Wales, an act of kindness from Josh Adams s…
19 Mar, 13:43
Scotland player ratings vs Ireland | 2022 Six Nations
Scottish player ratings: This was a battle of two teams very much on the different sides of the Guinness Six Nations tracks.
Ian Cameron
19 Mar, 13:31
Emotions overrun as Italy shock Wales to break 36 game losing streak
Italy have beaten Wales 22-21 in their Guinness Six Nations match in Cardiff.
19 Mar, 12:12
Wales player ratings vs Italy | 2022 Six Nations
Wales player ratings: Finishing a campaign with Italy at home is a strange one. A chance to develop depth, Wayne Pivac rolled in a…
Will Owen
19 Mar, 10:55
The 'unique' communicator Dallaglio insists England must recruit
Ex-England back-rower Lawrence Dallaglio has called on the RFU to lure Shaun Edwards away from France and get him working with his…
Kim Ekin
19 Mar, 7:00
'Disdain for the coaching ticket is clear' - Senior Scotland players slammed
Six senior Scotland players who were disciplined internally for breaching team protocols on a boozy night out in Edinburgh last we…
Kim Ekin
19 Mar, 6:54
'We've got a game plan in place that we think is going to be very effective'
Lawes and company are aiming to ease the scrutiny of their under-fire head coach Eddie Jones
19 Mar, 5:54
The Nowell plan to kill time waiting for 'latest ever kick-off'
Rejuvenated England winger Jack Nowell has explained how he will manage his time waiting around for the late 9pm Parisian kick-off…
Liam Heagney
19 Mar, 5:30
'Since I left school, club rugby I was fine but I felt I wasn't really kicking on'
Ireland have plenty to play for going into the final round of the championship.
19 Mar, 5:22
'I was about 5ft 6in' - When Dewi Lake knew he had to switch position
The Wales prospect is set to make his first international start against Italy in the Six Nations.
19 Mar, 5:08
Eddie's become the master of excuses - Andy Goode
It might seem odd to describe a game with nothing riding on it for England as regime-defining when you’ve reached a World Cup fi…
Andy Goode
18 Mar, 16:02
Ibanez on England: 'I can testify... the absence of motivation does not exist'
England may have struggled in the Guinness Six Nations but France manager Raphael Ibanez insists they will still be defiant oppone…
18 Mar, 14:22
'I think his reaction to not being selected has been terrific'
Gloucester wing recalled to starting line-up for Italy finale.
18 Mar, 13:56
'Don't believe that for a second': England dismiss attack allegation
New England attack coach Martin Gleeson has dismissed claims that the team is low on confidence due to its blunt attack in this ye…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 12:48
Maro Itoje: 'Do I think I have got the best prep in the world?'
Maro Itoje has insisted his preparation to play could still be better even though his recent progress was this week hailed by Engl…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 12:42
England hint at a tactic that doesn't involve Steward at 14 or 15
England attack coach Martin Gleeson hasn’t dismissed the idea of Freddie Steward being used as a first receiver outside Marcus S…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 11:54
Hogg, Russell and Price among six Scotland players disciplined - report
The BBC are reporting that six Scotland played have been disciplined internally following a breach of team protocols last weekend …
Ian Cameron
18 Mar, 11:17
Mike Catt puts Scotland on notice over rookie fly-half Blair Kinghorn
Assistant coach Mike Catt says it is crucial Ireland shut down Scotland’s rookie international fly-half Blair Kinghorn and do no…
18 Mar, 10:01
Maro Itoje's verdict on the Mona Lisa after a trip to the Louvre
Maro Itoje has soaked up so much of Paris this week that the England lock even gave his verdict on the Mona Lisa on Friday ahead o…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 9:40
'There's an awareness of stories, people are talking about stuff in corridors'
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell believes tales of past failures focus minds as his players bid to create their own piece of histor…
18 Mar, 9:38
Maro Itoje issues 'confrontational' warning to France
Maro Itoje has insisted that wounded England are not in Paris to simply make up the numbers when they take on the Grand Slam-chasi…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 9:04
It's neck and neck in many positions in fan voted Six Nations Dream Team
There is still not a single representative from England, Wales or Italy in the fan-voted RugbyPass Six Nations Dream Team, but the…
Ian Cameron
18 Mar, 8:44
The 'obvious choice' to oversee Eddie Jones as England DoR
Former England utility back Austin Healey is demanding change at the top within the England setup as yet another Guinness Six Nati…
Ian Cameron
18 Mar, 6:56
Six Nations silverware on the line in Dublin: 5 talking points
Scotland’s last 13 visits to Dublin have brought only a single win.
18 Mar, 6:35
'Missing out on the Lions stung him a fair bit, more than he felt'
England are backing Sam Underhill to deliver on Saturday night in Paris and demonstrate that he should have been picked on the 202…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 6:17
'I'm just shaking my head' - Woodward rubbishes England's biggest selection call
Sir Clive Woodward has slammed Eddie Jones’s decision to pick Northampton’s George Furbank at full-back and switch Freddie Ste…
Chris Jones
18 Mar, 6:06
Referee Mathieu Raynal has admitted he got scrums wrong
Matchday referee Mathieu Raynal has admitted he got the scrums wrong during England and Ireland's Round 4 Guinness Six Nations cla…
Ian Cameron
18 Mar, 5:50
The 'one-off selection' that England felt compelled to gamble on
Eddie Jones believes England fans will see a very different George Furbank in Paris this Saturday than the rookie who struggled on…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 5:43
England defend Sinckler decision five days after prop failed HIA
England boss Eddie Jones has defended the decision to select Kyle Sinckler on the bench for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations fina…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 18:00
'I feel horrible saying it. He's not the same player'
Former Scotland second row Jim Hamilton says that the axing of Finn Russell by Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend 'feels like the…
Ian Cameron
17 Mar, 14:56
Louis Lynagh still available for Wallabies or Italy after missing England ship
Louis Lynagh will have to wait to follow in the Test match footsteps of his dad Michael after being overlooked for his England deb…
17 Mar, 14:17
Jones outlines why England revamp includes Furbank at full-back
Eddie Jones has explained his much-changed England team selection to face France, an XV that includes a surprise first start at fu…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 14:02
'Surprised? Yes and no' - Farrell responds to shock Finn Russell axing
Victory over Scotland on Saturday will secure the Triple Crown for Andy Farrell’s side.
17 Mar, 13:56
The selection subplot to Finn Russell getting axed by Scotland
Undoubtedly the biggest selection story ahead of the finale of the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday weekend has been the axing of …
Kim Ekin
17 Mar, 13:38
Dan Biggar's Wales predecessor says 10 'has worked so hard on his game'
Long-serving players will reach international career milestones against Italy.
17 Mar, 12:47
England spring Furbank, Sinckler surprises as five changes made
Eddie Jones has made five changes to his England team to take on France this Saturday night in Paris following last weekend’s 15…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 12:22
Ireland explain Hansen inclusion, react to Scotland axing Russell
Ireland coach Andy Farrell has explained why Mack Hansen is back in the starting line-up to face a Scotland team this Saturday tha…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 12:04
The potential ranking ramifications of Six Nations 'Super Saturday'
World Rugby have released the potential ramifications of this weekend's Guinness Six Nations 'Super Saturday' fixtures.
Kim Ekin
17 Mar, 12:01
Impressive newcomer Capuozzo rewarded as Italy make two changes
Kieran Crowley has picked an Italy team for this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations finale in Wales that contains two changes from …
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 10:15
Andy Farrell makes three changes for title-chasing Ireland
Title-chasing Andy Farrell has made three changes to his Ireland team to face Scotland this Saturday in Dublin following last week…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 9:37
'Okay, fine': Townsend throws light on his axing of Finn Russell
Gregor Townsend has cagily defended his decision to start Blair Kinghorn as the Scotland out-half for only the second time in his …
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 9:21
Finn Russell dropped as Scotland make two changes for Ireland game
Gregor Townsend has announced a Scotland team to face Ireland this Saturday in Dublin that shows two changes - including the bench…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 8:25
'She was bloody right': The anthem advice that shook up O'Driscoll
Brian O’Driscoll has revealed it took the intervention of his mother to cop himself on and sing both Ireland anthems with real p…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 8:00
France make one change for their Grand Slam decider versus England
Fabien Galthie has named a France side to play England in this Saturday’s title-deciding Six Nations game that shows one change …
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 7:08
The somewhat unlikely England back row that inspired Cameron Woki
Woki has been in sensational form for France who will attempt to win their first Grand Slam for 12 years against England at the S…
Chris Jones
17 Mar, 6:09
Nigel Owens' 'contructive criticism' for Six Nations referees
Nigel Owens has told William Hill that the scrums in the Six Nations have not been the best, and although this is a player probl…
17 Mar, 5:28
George: The 'good plan' areas where England are targeting France
Jamie George has identified the main areas where he feels England can get at France and ambush their Guinness Six Nations Grand Sl…
Liam Heagney
17 Mar, 5:00
'Sometimes I have wanted to lose the plot a little bit': Dan Biggar surprised himself with Wales captaincy job
Dan Biggar says he has relished his role as Wales captain in this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship.
16 Mar, 19:40
'It's St Paddy's weekend, it will be a pretty hostile environment'
Scotland centre Chris Harris will use recent away success as inspiration when Gregor Townsend’s men look to finish their Guinnes…
16 Mar, 11:33
Six Nations statement: Charlie Ewels' disciplinary hearing outcome
England second row Charlie Ewels has been banned for three games following last Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations red card. The lo…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar, 10:47
Coffee to leave Wales duo 'bashing our heads against a brick wall'
Dan Biggar and Alun Wyn Jones are set to decide over a coffee which one of Wales’ milestone men will lead the team out against I…
16 Mar, 8:29
'There were gasps everywhere, pints had been taken at that stage'
Iain Henderson has said it would be “unbelievably massive” for the current crop of Ireland players to lift silverware on home …
16 Mar, 6:43
'It's something we've talked about, chopping the big fellas down'
Sam Simmonds has spoken about how last Saturday’s red card for Charlie Ewels has helped focus the minds of England players as th…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar, 6:19
'I thought, who is going to argue with them two, so I picked them'
France defence coach Shaun Edwards has explained the logic behind selecting the no-nonsense Paul Willemse and Romain Taofifenua as…
Liam Heagney
16 Mar, 5:32
Welsh pride: 'Something no-one else on the planet has ever done'
Wales boss Wayne Pivac says there has never been any doubt in his mind that Alun Wyn Jones’ stellar career could incorporate nex…
15 Mar, 16:05
The Irish criticisms still on Sexton's mind from 12 months ago
Captain Johnny Sexton insists Ireland are on the right path - regardless of whether they end up as Guinness Six Nations champions.
15 Mar, 13:42
'There's a feeling around the group we still have lots to deliver'
Matt Fagerson has vowed he and his Scotland teammates will rally together and bid to deliver their potential in their final match …
15 Mar, 13:13
Rees-Zammit and Jones are back as Wales make 7 changes for Italy
Wales coach Wayne Pivac has named a starting team to face Italy this Saturday in the Guinness Six Nations that shows seven changes…
Liam Heagney
15 Mar, 11:19
Max Malins the big casualty as England cut squad to 28 for France
Max Malins was the biggest casualty when Eddie Jones cut his England squad from 34 t0 28 on Tuesday afternoon ahead of this Saturd…
Liam Heagney
15 Mar, 10:46
ASX Sports Fantasy Rugby: Who to buy for Super Saturday
After six weeks and twelve matches, the 2022 Guinness Six Nations come down to one final day. Three matches and four chances to wi…
Josh Raisey
15 Mar, 9:45
The 'big' reason why one England player doesn't want Jones sacked
Knives have been sharpened for Eddie Jones in the wake of the England loss to Ireland - but one player who had plenty to feel aggr…
Liam Heagney
15 Mar, 9:44
'Wow, what an athlete, he is almost like an NFL player'
Shaun Edwards has given his rundown on the current England team, the France defence coach singling out a number of players - inclu…
Liam Heagney
15 Mar, 8:02
'There are opportunities to attack this French team'
If 'Le Crunch' ever needed any more drama and spice added to it, this will be the first time since 2010 that France are heading in…
Josh Raisey
15 Mar, 8:00
'Doing a job on Italy is something you should expect at this level'
Both Wales and Italy arrive in Cardiff for Super Saturday off the back of arguably their two best performances of the Guinness Six…
Josh Raisey
15 Mar, 7:30
'It will be an almighty struggle to get close to beating them at all'
Before all Ireland players and fans become momentary England supporters on Saturday evening, Andy Farrell's men must overcome the …
Josh Raisey
15 Mar, 7:00
'It's reckless - there is one loser here and it is James Ryan'
Former Scotland second row Jim Hamilton had predicted that red-carded England lock Charlie Ewels will be on the receiving end of a…
Liam Heagney
15 Mar, 6:18
John Dalziel says Scotland cannot afford to let up against Ireland
Scotland followed up their opening win over England with defeats by Wales and France before beating Italy 33-22 in Rome on Saturda…
15 Mar, 0:41
This one game has been three years in the making for France
They have had the talent and power to win the Six Nations title over the last two years, but have stumbled just when everything wa…
Ben Smith
14 Mar, 22:32
Eddie Jones eyes 'golden opportunity' to begin World Cup preparations in Paris
England will depart for Paris on Tuesday as Eddie Jones begins laying the foundations for next year’s World Cup challenge.
14 Mar, 21:11
Beattie: 'Genge obliterated Ireland's scrum. He bossed Tadhg Furlong'
To the neutral, ‘Le Crunch’ has always been the jewel in the Six Nations crown. A mighty collision of English power and French…
Johnnie Beattie
14 Mar, 14:00
'International rugby is a lot quicker, but I felt my lungs and legs were there'
Cardiff flanker set to continue Test comeback in Italy clash.
14 Mar, 13:41
Straight back Wyn? Wales to name team two days early
Wales are set to reveal their team for the Italy match two days earlier than scheduled this week, with Welsh fans set to find out …
Kim Ekin
14 Mar, 13:21
Scotland call-up two rookies as three players returned to clubs
Murphy Walker and Jordan Edmunds have been handed their first Scotland call-ups. Glasgow prop Walker and Scotland Sevens player Ed…
14 Mar, 11:56
Six Nations: Charlie Ewels pays the ultimate price to set-up classic encounter
England fade late in a compelling Six Nations clash, Wales give France a mighty fright and Saracens learn to win without their sup…
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
14 Mar, 11:13
Jack Willis could train his way into England selection contention
Willis has been picked in an England squad for the first time since suffering a knee injury against Italy.
14 Mar, 10:22
'We are brutal but we are not stupid... we are very clever in everything we do'
Thomas Castaignede won two Grand Slams for France and is predicting the current players will defeat England and collect another in…
Chris Jones
14 Mar, 9:26
Eddie Jones hasn't taken long to aim remarks at France
England head coach Eddie Jones hasn't taken long to start the mindgames with France and is already attempting to heap the pressure…
Ian Cameron
14 Mar, 8:10
Clive Woodward rips Eddie Jones over 'pathetic macho stuff'
Clive Woodward has ripped into England head coach Eddie Jones for using “pathetic macho stuff” in the build-up to the 32-15 lo…
Chris Jones
14 Mar, 5:40
Andy Farrell says Ireland will 'liase with right channels' over scrum malaise
Ireland emerged with a victory over 14-man England at Twickenham on Saturday.
14 Mar, 5:20
'We all know how much playing for Scotland means to him'
The 28-year-old was involved in four of his side’s tries as they triumphed 33-22 in Rome.
14 Mar, 4:42
'Everyone blames us': Kiwi ref's take on the Ewels' red card
Referee Ben O'Keeffe, a guest panelist on The Breakdown, largely agreed with Kirwan's view and offered in an insight into the proc…
Ben Smith
14 Mar, 0:34
Family reunion left Ireland prop Finlay Bealham 'really emotional'
Coronavirus restrictions have prevented the 30-year-old Connacht player returning to his homeland.
13 Mar, 11:47
'You're a ******* animal' - 5 things we learned from the Six Nations
Eddie Jones’ men fought bravely against Ireland despite being reduced to 14 men just 82 seconds into the game at Twickenham.
13 Mar, 11:30
'Eddie Jones should resign on the spot' - England told to 'get real' after record loss
The nature of England's loss to Ireland might have stayed any potential executioner's hand for Eddie Jones, but not everyone in th…
Kim Ekin
13 Mar, 10:30
Jack Nowell responds to calls to embrace new life as a flanker
Nowell switched between wing and flanker in England’s defeat to Ireland.
13 Mar, 9:58
Rassie Erasmus won't be coming to England's rescue
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has confirmed Rassie Erasmus will remain in charge of the Springboks until at least after the 20…
Chris Jones
13 Mar, 8:51
Matt Williams claims Celtic sides might never win Six Nations again if Boks join
Former Scotland coach Matt Williams has claimed that the Celtic nations might never win the Six Nations again if the Springboks we…
Ian Cameron
13 Mar, 7:52
'England are England' - Johnny Sexton backs Eddie Jones' side to beat France
Ireland need a favour from Eddie Jones’ side next week if they are to win the Guinness Six Nations title.
13 Mar, 6:51
Ref Watch: Why 'too picky' Matthew Carley is on to a winner
The business end of the 2022 Six Nations is upon us and it is no coincidence that World Rugby has upped the refereeing ante throug…
Paul Smith
13 Mar, 4:59
Four awful England takeaways that spinning Eddie Jones can't ignore
It’s getting silly now, all this talk about new England attack coach Martin Gleeson honing a new style of rugby that has never b…
Liam Heagney
13 Mar, 4:53
'It was what we expected from France': Wales trying to build from losses says Taulupe Faletau
Taulupe Faletau will continue to put an emphasis on enjoying his rugby after making an outstanding return to the international are…
12 Mar, 23:45
Irish pundits once again go after Stuart Hogg and Scotland
Irish television rugby pundits have once again taken a fairly hefty pop at Stuart Hogg and his Scotland teammates following their …
Sam Smith
12 Mar, 16:52
'Congratulations': The compliment Ireland paid to beaten England
Andy Farrell was gracious in victory at Twickenham on Saturday night, the Ireland coach paying compliment to one particular aspect…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 16:17
Ref Watch: Ireland dodged a bullet in the scrum
When referee Mathieu Raynal reviews his performance in the thunderous England v Ireland Six Nations encounter it is likely that he…
Paul Smith
12 Mar, 15:54
Jones takes swipe at referee Raynal but it's not over the red card
England boss Eddie Jones has taken a swipe at referee Mathieu Raynal for the way he officiated the scrum in Saturday’s 32-15 Gui…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 15:18
'Put some respect on Conor Murray's name' - Lions pair credited with saving Ireland
A pair of British & Irish Lions are being credited with steadying Ireland's ship as a marauding 14-man England looked to upset the…
Kim Ekin
12 Mar, 15:18
Courtney Lawes: 'We really wanted to make it right for Ewelsy'
Captain Courtney Lawes says the England team galvanized following Charlie Ewels Six Nations game-defining red card that came just …
12 Mar, 14:28
Ireland player ratings vs England | Six Nations 2022
Ireland player ratings: Andy Farrell’s Ireland arrived at sunny Twickenham on Saturday labelled as red-hot favourites by Eddie J…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 14:05
England player ratings vs Ireland | Six Nations 2022
Despite a heroic performance, 14-man England slipped to a 15-32 home defeat at the hands of title-chasing Ireland following the se…
Paul Smith
12 Mar, 13:33
England lock Charlie Ewels red carded just 82 seconds in at Twickenham
The pre-match headlines ahead of England and Ireland's Six Nations Round 4 match revolved around the availability of Maro Itoje, y…
12 Mar, 12:01
Chris Harris scores two tries as Scotland dispatch Italy in Rome
Chris Harris scored two first-half tries as Scotland overcame a sticky start to record a convincing bonus-point 33-22 victory over…
12 Mar, 11:29
Scotland player ratings vs Italy | Six Nations 2022
Scotland avoided any potential banana skin with a bonus point victory in Rome, further extending the hosts' winless Six Nations ru…
Gavin Harper
12 Mar, 11:19
Maro Itoje fit and will start for England
Maro Itoje will start for England in this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations round four game at Twickenham, putting an end to fears…
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 10:40
How Wales kinda shutdown Antoine Dupont
Six Nations title favourites France were given a major fright in Cardiff.
Ian Cameron
12 Mar, 8:20
Alun Wyn Jones recalled by Wales and 'eligible for selection'
Wales great Alun Wyn Jones has been recalled by Wales and is officially 'eligible for selection', an WRU statement has confirmed. …
Ian Cameron
12 Mar, 8:10
Fabien Galthie claims France team were ill in Cardiff
France head coach Fabien Galthie has claimed his side's relatively subdued performance against Wales was due to widespread illness…
12 Mar, 4:21
'P45 time': Ex-England player reckons Jones' job is on the line
Former England international Austin Healey has claimed that Eddie Jones should lose his job if the final two results in this year…
Kim Ekin
12 Mar, 4:03
The 'pretty exceptional' Ireland player Tom Curry is bracing for
Eddie Jones’ side need victory at Twickenham in order to keep their title hopes alive.
12 Mar, 3:49
Scotland need to arrest Six Nations slide and regain momentum
Gregor Townsend has plenty of raw talent at his disposal yet consistency eludes his Scotland squad and that is a source of great f…
Jamie Lyall
12 Mar, 3:45
'Honestly I'm in disbelief' - Warburton gobsmacked by poor tackling
Former Wales captain Sam Warburton has critcised some of the tackling technique on display in Cardiff on Friday night, and more br…
Kim Ekin
11 Mar, 17:41
Grand Slam on track as France win ugly in Cardiff cliffhanger
France moved to within sight of a first Guinness Six Nations title and Grand Slam since 2010 after beating Wales 13-9 at the Princ…
11 Mar, 17:18
Wales player ratings vs France | Six Nations 2022
Wales player ratings: After finishing strongly in Twickenham, Wales came home to Cardiff with the smallest of targets on their bac…
Will Owen
11 Mar, 17:06
France player ratings vs Wales | Six Nations 2022
France moved within 80 minutes of their first Grand Slam since 2010 thanks to a hard-fought 9-13 win over Wales under the Principa…
Paul Smith
11 Mar, 16:30
Wales scrumhalf Tomos Williams removed after 'sickening' head injury
Wales scrumhalf Tomos Williams lasted just 10 minutes against France after he suffered a clear concussive blow when defending a Fr…
Ian Cameron
11 Mar, 15:36
Ireland camp's reaction to huge news on 'nuisance' Maro Itoje
Ireland scrum coach John Fogarty admits Maro Itoje would be a major loss for England going into Saturday’s crunch Guinness Six N…
11 Mar, 13:40
'That's not going to happen, not even in my wildest dreams'
England boss Eddie Jones has claimed it took his squad until their fallow week training camp in London to get back to the levels o…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 12:24
'We'd a good catch-up with World Rugby on Monday'
England scrum coach Matt Proudfoot is hoping his pack can get into its groove at the set-piece quicker than has been the case so f…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 12:05
Ireland should beat Eddie Jones' 'New England' - Andy Goode
England need to start taking risks if they want to see off an impressive Ireland outfit and give this new era lift-off.
Andy Goode
11 Mar, 10:32
France's 'monstrous athletes' now have an edge under Shaun Edwards
Les Bleus are closing in on Six Nations glory, holding a three-point advantage over closest rivals Ireland.
11 Mar, 9:21
Five talking points: Shaun Edwards, Dupont and Wales' sacrificial lamb
France are aiming to take another step towards Six Nations title success.
11 Mar, 9:11
Henry Slade: 'The thing I like about both Joe and Marcus'
Henry Slade has explained what he likes about starting for England with Marcus Smith positioned inside him at out-half and with Jo…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 8:39
RFU statement: Six Nations over for van der Merwe as appeal fails
An appeal by Duhan van der Merwe to overturn the three-week ban that ruled him out of the remaining two Scotland games in the Guin…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 7:59
England confirm Itoje contingency plan and how long they will wait
Assistant coach Matt Proudfoot has claimed that England are "really optimistic" that Maro Itoje will play against Ireland on Satur…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 6:58
England star Maro Itoje a doubt for Ireland match
Maro Itoje is a doubt for England’s crunch Guinness Six Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday after becoming unwe…
11 Mar, 5:42
England suffer eve-of-Test blow as Cockerill can't attend the game
The England preparations for this Saturday's Guinness Six Nations game against Ireland at Twickenham have suffered another covid b…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 5:01
'I love Eddie's comments, I love reading them. I think it's great for the game'
England boss Jones has declared Ireland ‘red-hot favourites’ ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations clash.
11 Mar, 4:30
The awkward moment when Jones hinted he didn't write his books
England boss Eddie Jones has never been a coach that has been shy of putting his thoughts down on paper.
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 3:42
England's taunt: 'Ireland haven't played a team like us before'
Eddie Jones sounded like he had his wires weirdly crossed when speaking in the embargoed section of his England media briefing on …
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 17:00
The 'strange way' Sexton reacted when Farrell first spoke to him
Johnny Sexton is heading to Twickenham reinstated as Andy Farrell’s Ireland skipper nine years after their first conversation pr…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 13:38
'Literally 24 hours out, still feeling physically ill with what's coming up'
The Munster captain will win his 83rd cap in the green jersey at Twickenham.
10 Mar, 12:05
'There are a few seats left' - Nearly 10,000 tickets unsold for Wales-France
France have swept aside all challengers this season with six successive wins.
10 Mar, 11:13
The 'very strange' omission from Andy Farrell's Ireland 23
While Johnny Sexton being restored to Ireland’s starting XV made the headlines this morning ahead of their showdown with England…
Ian Cameron
10 Mar, 10:55
Italy team to play Scotland shows two changes from Ireland loss
Kieran Crowley has named an Italy team to face Scotland this Saturday in Rome that contains two injury-enforced changes from their…
Kim Ekin
10 Mar, 10:12
Andy Farrell brushes off Eddie Jones remarks
Jones hailed the Irish as the most cohesive side in world rugby and said they were favourites for Saturday’s clash.
10 Mar, 9:18
Eddie Jones claims coffee shop girl trolled him over England
England will be eliminated from the title race with defeat in Saturday’s penultimate round at Twickenham.
10 Mar, 9:15
Jones explains an England team that includes Marchant back at No13
Eddie Jones has explained his logic behind this week’s latest midfield reshuffle, the England coach opting to promote Joe Marcha…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 8:59
Kyle Sinckler v Tadhg Furlong - prop contest central to England-Ireland fixture
The two sides are France’s closest challengers in the race for the Guinness Six Nations title.
10 Mar, 8:10
Sam Simmonds starts as England name team for Ireland
Eddie Jones has announced the England team that will host Ireland this Saturday at Twickenham in round four of the Guinness Six Na…
10 Mar, 7:32
Watson back in the Scotland team as Townsend makes five changes
Gregor Townsend has reacted to the heavy 36-17 round three Guinness Six Nations defeat to France by naming a Scotland starting tea…
Kim Ekin
10 Mar, 7:25
Farrell explains Ireland changes and what 'explosive' bench can do
Andy Farrell is hoping that an “explosive” Ireland bench featuring four 2021 Lions tourists can successfully tip the outcome t…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 7:09
Johnny Sexton recalled as Ireland name team with six changes
Johnny Sexton was given further cause to celebrate this week after he was restored to the Ireland No10 jersey on Thursday when And…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 6:08
Eddie Jones revealed player cull in brutal breakfast meeting - Charlie Ewels
Eddie Jones left his squad in no doubt during a brutal breakfast meeting following the humiliating 32-18 mauling in Dublin.
10 Mar, 4:00
Six Nations: The resurrection men
How Ireland became a refuge for the coaches who presided over England’s doomed 2015 World Cup
Garry Doyle
10 Mar, 3:30
'It was the right package for him at the time'
Exeter have admitted they have no cause for complaint that Jonny Hill hasn’t made it back in time from injury to feature in this…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 13:56
'Oh God, wow. Has Eddie got some sort of deal with 365?'
Joe Marler has quipped that England boss Eddie Jones must have a deal with the bookies after learning that Ireland were midweek fa…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 13:49
Fresh delay for Tuilagi after latest Sale conversation with England
Manu Tuilagi hasn’t started back training with the Sale squad this week as was hoped for following his recent hamstring injury s…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 11:40
'No disrespect': Wales robustly defend selection of Tomas Francis
Wales boss Wayne Pivac has insisted he has not made a grave error by including Tomas Francis in his starting team to take on Franc…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 10:17
Wales make four changes, including a recall for Josh Navidi
Wales boss Wayne Pivac has named a starting XV to face France on Friday that shows four changes from the Guinness Six Nations roun…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 9:12
What Joe Marler said when asked who has the world's best front row
Joe Marler is usually the type of laidback character that is more inclined to crack a joke than answer a serious question seriousl…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 8:34
'They know that England are going to raise their game'
Any ambitions of catching France in this year's Guinness Six Nations will be extinguished for either second place Ireland and thir…
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 7:40
'How can you beat France? You've got to take your chances'
France bulldozed their way past Scotland at Murrayfield in round three of the Guinness Six Nations, moving one step closer to a Gr…
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 7:20
'They beat England then they've gone quiet again. Scotland have to beat Italy'
After a promising start to the Guinness Six Nations, Scotland's campaign has become derailed by two consecutive losses to Wales an…
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 7:00
France make one change and also alter forwards/backs bench split
France coach Fabien Galthie has named a starting XV to face Wales on Friday in Cardiff that shows just one change from their Guinn…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 6:33
'It is doubtful he will play this weekend'
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has explained he had no issue with Scotland surprisingly calling up Jonny Gray for this week’s Guinness S…
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 5:54
Duhan van der Merwe's Six Nations is over
Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe is out of the rest of the Guinness Six Nations after receiving a three-week ban from the Rugby F…
08 Mar, 16:10
'Maybe that seems silly... but it keeps me fresher'
Joe Marler has praised the in/out nature of his Six Nations involvement with England, a flexibility that has enabled him to be at …
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 14:49
The 'massive lump' compliment England have paid Tadhg Furlong
England sub loosehead Joe Marler might only get a short few minutes playing against Tadhg Furlong, the starting Ireland tighthead …
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 14:33
Sam Underhill is cut by England as Jones reduces his squad to 26
Eddie Jones has trimmed his England squad to face Ireland next Saturday in the Guinness Six Nations to 26 players, excluding the l…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 14:12
How 'underrated knowledge' has accelerated the maturity of Genge
Joe Marler has paid tribute to positional rival Ellis Genge, who has burst from the pack to make the England No1 jersey his own in…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 13:22
Six Nations: Gael Fickou's ascendancy to French defensive lynchpin
The Racing 92 midfielder is the glue that knits a backline of superstars together and at 27, his best years lie ahead of him
Gavin Mortimer
08 Mar, 11:14
Scotland's promise: 'We're aiming to finish with back-to-back wins'
Scotland may be out of Guinness Six Nations title contention but there is no chance of Mark Bennett treating Saturday’s showdown…
08 Mar, 10:38
IRFU statement: Johnny Sexton signs new deal through to age of 38
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has signed a contract extension up until the end of the 2023 World Cup. The Leinster fly-half, who h…
08 Mar, 9:57
ASX Sports Fantasy Rugby: Who to buy in round four
There are only six matches remaining in this year's Guinness Six Nations, but that means there are still six more opportunities to…
Josh Raisey
08 Mar, 9:54
'Really nice tasty training session... Gengey punched me 4 times'
Joe Marler has reported there was an added edge to England training on Tuesday morning at Pennyhill Park that wasn’t evident in …
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 9:39
The surprise blindside pick Wales are set to unleash on the French
Josh Navidi and Taulupe Faletau look set to be reunited in the Wales back row for the Guinness Six Nations clash against France on…
08 Mar, 8:24
England hope a 'pretty cool' cider night can help against Ireland
England are hoping that a cider tasting session that involved exercises with a communications expert can help them get the better …
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 5:28
Eddie Jones: Sexton's 'got the advantage of being looked after by his province'
Jones admires the durability of the Leinster fly-half.
07 Mar, 17:26
'I probably didn't sleep for three or four days after that game'
Gethin Jenkins has admitted to sleepless nights after Wales saw their Grand Slam dream destroyed by France last season.
07 Mar, 17:15
Louis Lynagh tests positive for Covid-19
Louis Lynagh has became the second Harlequins player to withdraw from the training squad because of a positive Covid test.
Sam Smith
07 Mar, 15:21
Pieter De Villiers welcomes new trophy for Scotland Italy fixture
Scotland and Italy will play for the newly-unveiled Cuttitta Cup for the first time in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations match in …
07 Mar, 15:02
'Grave mistake' - Tomas Francis available for Wales selection despite warning
Wales assistant coach Gethin Jenkins says that prop Tomas Francis is available for selection to face Guinness Six Nations opponent…
07 Mar, 10:47
England back row pair to be assessed in camp
Alex Dombrandt and Sam Underhill will have the chance to train their way into selection contention for England’s Six Nations cla…
07 Mar, 9:23
Adam Hastings one of four players called up by Scotland
Scotland have called up Adam Hastings for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Italy in Rome.
07 Mar, 9:01
'They're literally, and I say this without hesitation, the most cohesive side in the world'
Eddie Jones has branded Ireland “the most cohesive side in the world” in installing Andy Farrell’s men as favourites for Sat…
07 Mar, 8:48
Andy Farrell calls Henderson and Loughman into 35-man Ireland squad
British and Irish Lion Iain Henderson has been recalled to the Ireland set-up after a positive Covid-19 test last week.
Kim Ekin
07 Mar, 5:22
Jack Nowell: Scotland loss gave clarity to England attack
Jack Nowell has urged England to be brave by attacking the final two rounds of their Guinness Six Nations title quest.
07 Mar, 4:13
Underhill among three 2021 recalls as Jones names 36-man squad
Eddie Jones has recalled three players not used this calendar year as he named a 36-player England squad ahead of their Guinness S…
Ian Cameron
06 Mar, 14:52
'It is a big task, but I think we owe them one from last year'
Wales face a huge task attempting to halt France’s Six Nations title march.
06 Mar, 4:52
Six Nations: Kyle Sinckler's evolving role with England
The Bristol and England tighthead has developed his game to suit Eddie Jones' gameplan since his debut in 2016 and he is now one o…
Will Owen
06 Mar, 3:36
England's Harry Randall not letting size hold him back
The Bristol scrum-half stands 5ft 8in tall and weighs 11st 6lb.
06 Mar, 3:00
'C'mon, who are you trying to kid?': Dallaglio lashes Eddie Jones
Famed ex-England No8 Lawrence Dallaglio has turned the heat up on Eddie Jones ahead of next weekend’s Guinness Six Nations game …
Liam Heagney
05 Mar, 11:03
The change England need to leave teams 'quaking in their boots'
Legendary Ireland and Lions midfielder has claimed that Eddie Jones’ current England team doesn’t have opposition sides quakin…
Liam Heagney
05 Mar, 10:17
'That is nonsense' - Sam Warburton comes to defence of Wales rookie
Sam Warburton has come to the defence of Wales rookie Taine Basham, who has come for some criticism following Wales' loss to Engla…
Ian Cameron
05 Mar, 6:32
Is anyone holding Eddie Jones to account? - Andy Goode
It might seem a bit early in the side’s evolution but Eddie Jones and his ‘new England’ have a make or break fortnight ahead…
Andy Goode
04 Mar, 10:00
Six Nations sledgegate: 'He should take it as a compliment'
Ospreys boss Tony Booth reckons Wales hooker Dewi Lake should take it as a compliment that England resorted to sledging him when h…
Liam Heagney
04 Mar, 4:53
'A step up from what we've played so far': How England eye Ireland
Richard Cockerill is braced for a thorough round four Guinness Six Nations examination when England host Ireland at Twickenham on …
Liam Heagney
04 Mar, 4:13
Richard Cockerill addresses Welsh claims England try was illegal
The Saracens hooker is set to reclaim the England starting spot off of the injured Luke Cowan-Dickie/
04 Mar, 3:56
'He's a hard bugger, I knew when he went down he'd done something bad'
Jack Nowell has wished Luke Cowan-Dickie, his Exeter and England pal, well after it was confirmed on Thursday that the hooker will…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 13:03
Paul O'Connell fears England on 'verge of a big performance'
Andy Farrell’s side must win at Twickenham to keep alive their quest for championship glory.
03 Mar, 12:17
'Positive news': The England update Jonny Hill fans have waited for
England have revealed that Jonny Hill came through unscathed from two days of full training with them, putting him in line for a p…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 9:39
'I don't think we would do anything differently'
England assistant Richard Cockerill has suggested they would not do anything differently if they had their matchweek back over aga…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 9:01
Joe Marler to start for Harlequins after England squad omission
England sub loosehead Joe Marler is set to top up his game time ahead of the remainder of the Guinness Six Nations by starting for…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 7:17
Ireland prop Andrew Porter ruled out of remainder of Six Nations
The Irish resume the championship away to title rivals England on March 12.
03 Mar, 5:48
'Significant' injury rules Cowan-Dickie out of the Six Nations
Luke Cowan-Dickie will play no further part in the Guinness Six Nations with England because of the knee injury sustained against …
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 5:46
Disciplinary hearing rubs salt into wounding Hame Faiva red card
Italy hooker Hame Faiva has had salt rubbed into the wound of his Guinness Six Nations red card as he will now miss the remainder …
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 4:34
'His actions are showing he can stay in that team for a long time'
Pat Lam has shared his thoughts on how he feels Harry Randall performed in his first two Guinness Six Nations matches at the start…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 4:11
'The worst thing you can say to him is that he can't do something'
Ospreys head coach Toby Booth has said that Alun Wyn Jones has “ticked off a lot of boxes” in his recovery from a shoulder inj…
02 Mar, 14:21
'We're struggling to see how we can manage him potentially better'
Alex Sanderson has refused to write off the ambition of Manu Tuilagi to play for England in this season’s Guinness Six Nations, …
Liam Heagney
02 Mar, 12:10
3 starters against Wales excluded as England name a 25-man squad
England flanker Tom Curry, hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie and utility back Elliot Daly are the three starters from last weekend’s Guin…
Liam Heagney
02 Mar, 8:56
Crowley takes to Twitter to defend rookie Test referee Amashukeli
Italy boss Kieran Crowley has taken to Twitter to defend Georgian referee Nika Amashukeli, who found himself at the centre of a bi…
Liam Heagney
02 Mar, 7:21
Concussion crisis: Players left to fend for themselves in the search for answers
The footage of Tomas Francis staggering onto a post to prop himself up showed rugby cannot become complacent when it comes to brai…
Owain Jones
02 Mar, 6:23
What we learned in ASX Sports fantasy rugby round three as debutants score big
Round three of the Guinness Six Nations produced some surprise performers in ASX Sports fantasy rugby that few people would have s…
Josh Raisey
02 Mar, 4:26
'Uncalled for': Ex-All Black defends Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell from 'unfair' criticism
An ex-All Black has defended Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell after they became the subjects of harsh criticism following Scotland's l…
Alex McLeod
02 Mar, 1:44
'Manu is always picked when fit but I'm not sure that helps'
Mike Tindall formed a World Cup-winning centre pairing for England with Will Greenwood by combining their different talents to cre…
Chris Jones
01 Mar, 13:31
How England's exploits shut down the Wales lineout
England made the most of some lax refereeing in their win over Wales at Twickenham.
Nick Bishop
01 Mar, 11:22
Six Nations: The Dublin debacle that cannot be repeated
Casual rugby fans were left befuddled as Italy were reduced to 13-men and rugby aficionados were left scrambling for the rule book…
Michael Aylwin
01 Mar, 9:14
Cryptic Erasmus tweet about the tackle that left Adams needing HIA
Springboks World Cup winner Rassie Erasmus has ended his recent Twitter hibernation by posting twice about last Saturday’s late-…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar, 8:55
WRU statement: Veteran Alun Wyn Jones returns to Wales training
Alun Wyn Jones will join the Wales camp this week to continue his shoulder injury rehabilitation.
01 Mar, 7:37
The subtle dig Andy Farrell has aimed at Jones' 'new' England
Andy Farrell has taken a subtle dig at Eddie Jones’ ‘new’ England ahead of the March 12 visit by Ireland to Twickenham for a…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar, 5:52
Beattie: Maybe Matt Williams should "shut up"
What did Scotland do? Run, straight into the eye of the storm. Every time aerial ping-pong broke out, France would kick, and Scotl…
Johnnie Beattie
01 Mar, 5:35
Ireland name 27-man squad as preparations start for England game
Andy Farrell has named a 27-man Ireland squad for this week’s fallow-week Guinness Six Nations camp in Dublin which includes a f…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar, 5:02
'It's not something I've experienced except maybe when playing La Rochelle'
The 22-year-old Glasgow flanker made his first start for Scotland in the 36-17 loss at Murrayfield.
28 Feb, 16:04
England stutter to victory but are still in the Six Nations running
England get the job done after narrowly beating an improving Wales side, while Scotland lick their wounds after a French mauling a…
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
28 Feb, 10:09
Andy Farrell's Ireland preparing for England to 'kick a lot'
The rivals will attempt to keep their respective title hopes alive in round four.
28 Feb, 9:02
Eddie Jones brands latest Mike Brown comments 'disrespectful'
Head coach Eddie Jones has branded former England fullback Mike Brown's comments about the Wales team prior to Saturday's Guinness…
Ian Cameron
28 Feb, 8:28
Video evidence provided of red card double standard in Dublin
An Italian rugby account on Twitter has drawn people's attention to an apparent double standard in refereeing in the wake of Italy…
Ian Cameron
28 Feb, 6:42
Michael Lowry on why he passed to James Lowe despite being on hat-trick
Full-back Michael Lowry has said it's not his personality to look for hattricks, after the Ireland debutant unselfishly passed to …
28 Feb, 5:40
Nigel Owens weighs in on contentious Dombrandt try
Retired referee Nigel Owens has weighed in on England's controversial try against Wales during the Guinness Six Nations showdown i…
Ian Cameron
28 Feb, 5:09
Cuthbert: 'When I left, I thought that was going to be it for Wales'
Cuthbert spent three years with the Chiefs.
28 Feb, 4:21
Eddie Jones: 'We don't fear anyone'
Ireland and France produced conclusive victories over Italy and Scotland respectively in round three.
28 Feb, 3:41
'The loser today was not Italy, or Ireland. The game of rugby lost'
Former Scotland head coach Matt Williams has berated World Rugby over the Guinness Six Nations debacle that was witnessed in Dubli…
Sam Smith
27 Feb, 14:33
'It's just weird': Even Ireland were miffed by uncontested scrums
What unfolded in Dublin on Sunday did little for rugby as a spectacle, practically a full hour of the Ireland versus Italy Guinnes…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 13:56
We like Crowley but Italy keep finding terrible ways to lose
An upset Guinness Six Nations result was never on the cards before kick-off in Dublin on Sunday.
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 12:58
Rookie Lowry bags brace as Ireland beat Italy in bizarre circumstances
Michael Lowry shone on debut as Ireland returned to winning ways in the Guinness Six Nations by blitzing 13-man Italy with a 57-6 …
27 Feb, 12:29
Ireland player ratings vs Italy | Six Nations 2022
Ireland player ratings: Eight points behind France with an inferior 36-points difference coming into this Guinness Six Nations rou…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 12:14
'This law needs to change' - Outrage at arcane rule that killed Ireland vs Italy
There was widespread anger online after Italy, already heavy underdogs, were forced to play with thirteen players against Ireland …
Kim Ekin
27 Feb, 12:05
Why Italy were forced to play with 13 men against Ireland explained
Italy's team and fans watching both in the Aviva Stadium and on TV were left baffled when the Azzurri were required to play an hou…
Paul Smith
27 Feb, 11:00
Joe Simmonds secures thrilling Exeter win over Saints
Joe Simmonds’ last-minute penalty ensured Exeter beat Northampton 34-31 in a thrilling match at Franklin’s Gardens to move int…
27 Feb, 10:42
Wales 'were not quite on the right end of' Mike Adamson - Biggar
The head coach is braced for a tough task against the unbeaten Six Nations leaders.
27 Feb, 9:36
Open letter claims 'flagrant breach of HIA protocol' in Francis incident
The handling of an incident involving Wales’ Tomas Francis in Saturday’s clash with England has been criticised as a “clear …
27 Feb, 7:43
Ben Youngs: Who is England's most-capped rugby player?
The 32-year-old Leicester scrum-half came off the bench at Twickenham to win his 115th cap.
27 Feb, 7:34
Ellis Genge on why England didn't descend into 'bitching and moaning'
Eddie Jones’ side have been criticised for letting opponents snatch results from them in the past.
27 Feb, 6:51
Mike Brown 'happy to eat humble pie' after one Welshman's performance
Former England fullback Mike Brown has said he is 'happy to eat humble pie' after last week writing that not a single Welsh player…
Kim Ekin
27 Feb, 6:20
'Uncomfortable video' - Finn Russell's 'pathetic' work rate highlighted
A video showing Scotland star Finn Russell's apparent poor work rate in the lead up to France's first try has been viewed over 35,…
Ian Cameron
27 Feb, 5:43
'On borrowed time' - England fans aren't happy with Eddie Jones
England's failure to convincingly put an understrength Wales to the sword in Twickenham has created considerable hand-wringing onl…
Kim Ekin
27 Feb, 4:09
Andy Farrell's Ireland transformation ain't 'skin' deep
It’s been quite the twelve months in the making of Ireland coach Andy Farrell as a genuine Test team boss in his own right.
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 3:49
Ref Watch: Why Lawrence Dallaglio was wrong and Mike Adamson was correct
2022’s round three Six Nations games were handled by referees who as things stand seem to be on the fringes of the 12-strong gro…
Paul Smith
27 Feb, 3:31
What Wayne Pivac says he's seen in illegal England try
The Wales boss was left frustrated after a narrow Six Nations loss.
26 Feb, 16:38
'If I was Eddie I'd be pretty pleased': Woodward's rare Jones praise
Ex-England boss Clive Woodward has praised Eddie Jones following Saturday’s hard-fought Guinness Six Nations win over Wales.
Kim Ekin
26 Feb, 15:06
'We were a bit shaky towards the end': Marcus Smith's England view
Player of the game Marcus Smith has saluted the close-run England win over Wales.
Kim Ekin
26 Feb, 14:30
Ireland internationals rip 'pathetic' Finn Russell and error strewn Stuart Hogg
Former Irish internationals Shane Horgan and Rob Kearney have taken Scotland stars Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell to task over their…
Ian Cameron
26 Feb, 14:10
Gregor Townsend: 'It's a horrible feeling'
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend lamented the loss of two tries either side of half-time as his side were ultimately thrashed 36-17 …
26 Feb, 13:35
Wales player ratings vs England | Six Nations 2022
Wales player ratings: Wales against England is always a tough watch for the Welsh supporter. ‘The old enemy’ is the most painf…
Will Owen
26 Feb, 13:32
England player ratings vs Wales | Six Nations 2022
England inflicted a fifth consecutive Six Nations defeat at Twickenham on fierce rivals Wales thanks to a gritty 23-19 success.
Paul Smith
26 Feb, 13:27
Rampant France cruise to six-try destruction of Scotland
Rampant France remain on course for the Grand Slam after cruising to a six-try 36-17 destruction of Scotland in Saturday’s Guinn…
26 Feb, 11:38
France player ratings vs Scotland | Six Nations 2022
France’s hopes of claiming a first Six Nations title in 12 years and a fourth Grand Slam since 2000 are very much alive followin…
Paul Smith
26 Feb, 11:26
Scotland player ratings vs France | Six Nations 2022
Scotland player ratings: Scotland were unable to derail France's dreams of a Grand Slam as the visitors recorded a bonus point win…
Gavin Harper
26 Feb, 10:50
'It's actually a nightmare for somebody like me, if I was playing against him'
The 23-year-old was repeatedly written off earlier in his career because of his height.
26 Feb, 8:58
An ex-England No9 isn't sure about Randall as a Test scrum-half
Harry Randall is set to appear in the biggest rugby match of his career this Saturday, the 24-year-old getting chosen at the start…
Liam Heagney
26 Feb, 6:53
'30pts or more' - Woodward and Greenwood predict Welsh thrashing
Sir Clive Woodward and Will Greenwood have both predicted that England will thrash Wales in Twickenham today when the two sides me…
Kim Ekin
26 Feb, 6:46
'We made a decision that night that we weren't going to go away'
Dan Biggar believes Wales will need to replicate their “roll the sleeves up job” of a famous World Cup win seven years ago whe…
26 Feb, 5:02
Scotland bank on fortress Murrayfield to repel Grand Slam chasers France
All eyes will be on Murrayfield as Grand Slam hopefuls attempt to continue their winning run against a Scotland side desperate to …
Will Owen
26 Feb, 4:07
Where the blame lies for Manu Tuilagi's injury
Sale Sharks director of rugby Alex Sanderson has refused to blame England for Manu Tuilagi’s latest injury problem, saying “it…
26 Feb, 3:29
'His skillset is very good. It's something I probably didn't appreciate'
James Lowe hopes Ireland’s new-look back three can light up Dublin after being recalled for Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations clas…
26 Feb, 3:23
Hamish Watson ruled out of France match
Scotland flanker Hamish Watson will miss Saturday’s Six Nations match against France after returning a positive test for coronav…
25 Feb, 15:16
Sexton concedes it makes sense for Carbery to start against Italy
Captain Johnny Sexton accepts it “makes sense” for Joey Carbery to retain Ireland’s fly-half role for Sunday’s clash with …
25 Feb, 15:09
'Kruis is just making a load of coin... bloody hell, good for him'
The past fortnight has been quite the contrasting time for 32-year-olds rugby players Ben Youngs, George Kruis and Mark Wilson, a …
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 12:10
England pay 'frightening' ref Adamson a contact area compliment
England have paid a compliment to Mike Adamson, the referee whose ability to properly manage this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nation…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 12:04
How former Scotland captain Laidlaw thinks France can be beaten
Greig Laidlaw thinks Scotland need to control possession and manufacture quick ball if they are to secure a hattrick of wins again…
Stefan Frost
25 Feb, 11:53
The man who will 'clap harder than anyone' when Ben Youngs breaks cap record
Former prop Leonard and current scrum-half Youngs are England’s most capped players with 114 appearances.
25 Feb, 9:49
Five talking points ahead of England v Wales
Fierce rivals face crucial encounter at Twickenham.
25 Feb, 9:34
England will win by 15 even without Tuilagi - Andy Goode
Even without Manu Tuilagi, I can see England beating Wales by 15 points this weekend if things clicks into gear.
Andy Goode
25 Feb, 9:02
'The thing that kills me': Kyle Sinckler as you've never seen him
England prop Kyle Sinckler is set to appear in a compelling documentary on Monday about his native south London and how it kills h…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 8:43
Debut for Lowry as Ireland change six but Sexton given bench role
Ireland boss Andy Farrell has made six changes to his team to take on Italy this Sunday in the Guinness Six Nations, having a debu…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 8:11
Three changes for Italy for Sunday's game away to Ireland
Italy boss Kieran Crowley has made three changes to his team to take on Ireland this Sunday in the Guinness Six Nations in Dublin.
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 7:27
England give update on seriousness of the latest Tuilagi injury
England assistant coach Richard Cockerill has delivered an update on the fresh hamstring problem that ruled Manu Tuilagi out of co…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 6:26
The 78 per cent Test stat that has England aiming for a fast start
Eddie Jones has placed his faith in Harry Randall quickening the England tempo from the kick-off on Saturday in the hope that the …
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 4:45
The 'huge' role Jerome Garces is playing behind the scenes with France
When former referee Jérôme Garcès retired, he could have laid down the whistle for good. Instead, he decided to move his expert…
Stefan Frost
25 Feb, 4:28
'Wasn't that impressed': Jones' brutal first impression of Lawes
England boss Eddie Jones has admitted that he wasn’t a fan of his current skipper Courtney Lawes when he first arrived from Japa…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 3:45
David Corkery: 'I really worry about the head. I got knocked out and seconds later I was playing again'
The former Ireland backrow was a star at the 1995 World Cup but as a guinea pig of early professionalism the repeated blows have h…
Garry Doyle
24 Feb, 17:11
One distinct aspect of Welsh play fed into England picking Nowell
Jack Nowell lasted only 16 minutes in his first England start in 28 months in the February 13 win over Italy, but he still did eno…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 15:36
England rocked by the news that Manu Tuilagi is OUT of Wales game
England have been dealt a massive blow less than 48 hours out from their Guinness Six Nations match versus Wales on Saturday as it…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 14:52
'I was really relieved that my head stuff wasn't really serious'
Reinstated England skipper Courtney Lawes has spoken of his relief at finally being able to overcome the concussion issue that lef…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 14:36
Shock dropping 'just a blip' for Louis Rees-Zammit claims teammate
Alex Cuthbert and Josh Adams were handed Wales’ wing berths at Twickenham.
24 Feb, 12:58
Saints team-mates prepare to achieve a rare Six Nations feat at Twickenham
Northampton team-mates Courtney Lawes and Dan Biggar will lead their countries on Saturday.
24 Feb, 12:32
'Defensively he's one of our best tacklers, a very good jackaller'
Gregor Townsend has challenged Scotland - and first-time starter Rory Darge - to seize their “last chance” to remain in the hu…
24 Feb, 11:25
Why Wales dumped Lions flyer Louis Rees-Zammit
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has explained the shock dumping of British & Irish Lions flyer Louis Rees-Zammit.
Ian Cameron
24 Feb, 9:53
Jones: 'Edge' logic of Manu recall and restoring Lawes as captain
Eddie Jones has explained his logic for recalling the fit-again Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes to his England team to face Wales,…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 9:47
'I don't think he is healthy': Jones butts into Rees-Zammit debate
England boss Eddie Jones has suggested that Louis Rees-Zammit was excluded from the Wales team to play at Twickenham on Saturday b…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 9:05
Newcastle caught in selection 'dilemma' over England flyer Radwan
Newcastle coach Dave Walder has revealed he is using the advice of Shaun Edwards, the French defence coach, to help flying wing Ad…
Chris Jones
24 Feb, 9:04
England explain 'pace on the game' reason for backing No9 Randall
A desire to put pace on the game is the prime reason given by Eddie Jones for retaining the youthful Harry Randall at scrum-half i…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 8:36
Scotland make three changes to their pack to face the French
Gregor Townsend has made three changes to his Scotland team - all in the pack - to face France this Saturday at Murrayfield follow…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 7:35
Rees-Zammit left out and Faletau recalled for Wales' England clash
Wales boss Wayne Pivac has left out wing Louis Rees-Zammit and recalled number eight Taulupe Faletau for Saturday’s Guinness Six…
24 Feb, 6:50
England make four changes but no recall for benched Ben Youngs
Eddie Jones has recalled the Courtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi to his starting England XV to face Wales this Saturday, the inclusion…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 6:38
Unbeaten France make one change to their team to face Scotland
Fabien Galthie has made one change to his France team to take on Scotland this Saturday at Murrayfield following the round two Gui…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 6:15
'They're obviously quite sad and have nothing else better to do'
Ellis Genge has revisited the controversy that arose last year following the defeat for England by Wales in Cardiff.
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 3:08
'He's just a f***in legend, I love him to bits'
Ellis Genge has paid a tribute to Ben Youngs, his Leicester teammate who is set to become the most capped England of all time when…
Liam Heagney
23 Feb, 17:00
'It was a game I almost had in my head for the last two years...'
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton insists competition for his country’s No10 jersey is nothing new as he battles to regain his start…
23 Feb, 12:17
The Springboks-All Blacks rivalry transcends the Rugby Championship
South Africa’s involvement with New Zealand and Australia long predates the existence of the Rugby Championship and whatever the…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Feb, 12:03
'It definitely gives you that little bit of extra oomph'
Chris Harris is hoping Scotland can draw on home comforts as they bid to get their Guinness Six Nations campaign back on track aga…
23 Feb, 12:01
Ben Kay: 'Any lesser player may have been written off by now, but not Manu'
The England World Cup winner faced Wales on six occasions but he knows Wales have the wherewithal to unsettle an England team who …
Ben Kay
23 Feb, 11:43
'Iain has left Ireland camp': Henderson tests positive
Ireland preparations for their Guinness Six Nations round three game at home to Italy has hit another bump in the road as Iain Hen…
Liam Heagney
23 Feb, 10:25
'It's so tough': The interview that moved Ben Youngs to tears
Record-breaking England scrum-half Ben Youngs was moved to tears this week when talking about his older brother Tom on the England…
Liam Heagney
23 Feb, 8:51
The Colwyn Bay game where Wales picked Dombrandt to face England
Five years ago current England back-rower Alex Dombrandt had a very different Six Nations experience than the one he is preparing …
Liam Heagney
23 Feb, 7:07
ASX Sports Fantasy Rugby: Who to buy in round three
The Guinness Six Nations fallow week has almost come to an end, but it would have given you plenty of time to plot and prepare who…
Josh Raisey
23 Feb, 6:30
How Shaun Edwards' France have gained the upper hand on defence
Shaun Edwards has led a defensive revolution with Les Bleus.
Nick Bishop
23 Feb, 6:21
Rees-Zammit set to be axed by Wales for England game - reports
Wayne Pivac is reportedly set to explode a Guinness Six Nations selection bombshell on Thursday by axing Louis Rees-Zammit from hi…
Liam Heagney
23 Feb, 5:11
'Hope I can do them proud': Northampton sign Italy's Callum Braley
Northampton Saints have completed the signing of ex-Gloucester scrum-half Callum Braley ahead of the 2022/23 season, with the Ital…
Kim Ekin
23 Feb, 4:47
'Nothing's ruled out with Manu': The difference Tuilagi is making
Martin Gleeson is so glad to have the fit-again Manu Tuilagi back in the England ranks because of the added dimension he brings, t…
Liam Heagney
23 Feb, 4:10
One starter from Rome omitted as England cut squad from 35 to 25
England boss Eddie Jones has cut his Test week squad from 35 to 25 ahead of this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations round three gam…
Liam Heagney
22 Feb, 13:49
Gloucester have had their say on England omission of Mark Atkinson
Gloucester boss George Skivington is backing Mark Atkinson to prove he can revive his England career despite being dumped by Eddie…
Chris Jones
22 Feb, 13:11
Sam Skinner pinpoints the 'plenty energy' fuelling the French fire
Sam Skinner has warned his Scotland colleagues to be braced for a France side eager to avenge recent defeats when they meet in Sat…
22 Feb, 12:23
Ireland a prop down as they start their preparations to face Italy
Ireland prop Tom O’Toole has been ruled out of Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Italy due to injury.
22 Feb, 12:06
'You've always got those mind games from Genge. Jonny Hill told me'
Wales prop Tomas Francis is ready to ignore Ellis Genge’s “mind games” in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against En…
22 Feb, 11:26
England fire warning shot after Lawes, Manu training ground update
Martin Gleeson has sidestepped the question as to who will skipper England next Saturday against Wales now that Courtney Lawes is …
Liam Heagney
22 Feb, 11:06
'If there's one fixture that France could become unstuck on, it's this one'
A Scotland side with a burgeoning injury list have the daunting task of trying to repress arguably the most formidable force in wo…
Josh Raisey
22 Feb, 9:44
The teenage backline positions that hugely helped Alex Dombrandt
Packing down at No8 for England and Harlequins is where Alex Dombrandt is developing his burgeoning reputation as a player to watc…
Liam Heagney
22 Feb, 9:32
'England should beat them comfortably at Twickenham'
Both England and Wales got their Guinness Six Nations campaigns back on track in round two after disappointing openings to the Cha…
Josh Raisey
22 Feb, 5:27
Spedding: Dump Italy, Boks 'would hold their own quite easily' in Six Nations
For former France fullback Scott Spedding, who was born in South Africa, the time has come to add the Springboks to the Six Nation…
Grant Shub
22 Feb, 5:23
England and Lions lock George Kruis announces his retirement
England forward George Kruis has announced his retirement from rugby on his 32nd birthday in order to focus on his business commit…
22 Feb, 4:12
AB Zondagh on Scotland: 'A lot's been said'
Assistant coach AB Zondagh insists Scotland must banish any lingering negativity from their defeat in Wales and focus fully on get…
21 Feb, 12:35
Picking an England-Wales composite XV ahead of Twickenham showdown
Newcastle Falcons fullback Mike Brown has let it be known that no Welshman would get into the current England team.
Stefan Frost
21 Feb, 12:09
Six Nations: Tuilagi storms back into the Six Nations reckoning
The return of Manu Tuilagi has lifted the spirits of England fans while rugby mourns the passing of Steve Black and fans rage abou…
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
21 Feb, 10:14
Lowe and O'Brien added to Ireland squad as 14 rejoin camp
Leinster winger James Lowe has been added to the Ireland squad after his remarkable performance for the province of at the weekend…
Ian Cameron
21 Feb, 7:02
Townsend releases five Scotland players back to their clubs and adds six
Gregor Townsend has added six players to his Scotland squad ahead of Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations match with France at BT Mur…
21 Feb, 6:41
No England or Wales players have made fan voted RugbyPass Dream Team
So far, no Englishman or Welshman has been picked in the RugbyPass Six Nations Championship Dream Team. As it stands the all-star …
Stefan Frost
21 Feb, 6:36
'Ireland are a different team with Johnny Sexton in it, and that's the reality'
Ireland will be hoping to make a statement this weekend in the Guinness Six Nations when they face Italy in Dublin after their dre…
Josh Raisey
21 Feb, 6:04
Wales re-call Bath No.8 Taulupe Faletau
Wales have recalled Bath No.8 Taulupe Faletau, who hasn't featured for his country in a Test match for nearly a year.
Ian Cameron
21 Feb, 4:42
How a two week injury turned into a seven month ordeal for Taulupe Faletau
The Bath forward could be added to Wales’ squad after proving his fitness against Leicester.
21 Feb, 4:22
'They're very similar' - The NRL star Tuilagi reminds Anthony Seibold of
England assistant coach Anthony Seibold sees Manu Tuilagi as a weapon in attack and defence as the powerful Sale centre prepares t…
21 Feb, 3:19
Selection axe falls for centre as Jones names 35-man England squad
Eddie Jones has named a 35-man England squad for next weekend’s Guinness Six Nations match against Wales.
Kim Ekin
20 Feb, 13:38
Jonny Gray ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations
Lock Jonny Gray has handed Scotland a major set back in the build up to their Six Nations clash with France.
Chris Jones
20 Feb, 9:32
Mike Brown: Not one Welshman would make the England XV
Former England fullback Mike Brown has claimed that not one Welshman would make the England XV, dismissing the threat posed by Way…
Ian Cameron
20 Feb, 5:01
'He can do it, definitely': The added dimension Manu Tuilagi craves
It will be at next Thursday’s latest Guinness Six Nations team announcement when England officially confirm they are rolling the…
Liam Heagney
20 Feb, 4:00
Seb Davies: 'England will be a great challenge but we're relishing it'
The multi-skilled Cardiff second-row has been in fine form this season and is forcing his way into the Wales squad at the right ti…
Owain Jones
20 Feb, 3:47
Austin Healey bites back after Eddie Jones' 'egg-on-face' jibe
Austin Healey has bitten back after England boss Eddie Jones had a laugh at his expense during last Sunday’s media briefing in R…
Liam Heagney
19 Feb, 10:42
'I'm still able to go for my Nandos, I don't get hassled too much'
Impressive performances this month are nothing new to Marcus Smith, the exuberant out-half who has fast become the latest poster b…
Liam Heagney
19 Feb, 3:40
'On track' - Saracens issue update on injured England captain Owen Farrell
Saracens have said that absent England captain Owen Farrell remains on course to return from injury, but a miracle return in time …
Ian Cameron
18 Feb, 12:02
'In Johnny's head that doesn't work': O'Gara on Sexton vs Carbery
Ronan O’Gara believes Ireland must give Joey Carbery a run of games as the starting Ireland No10 to bring on his game further ra…
Liam Heagney
18 Feb, 10:02
Johnny Sexton may provide silver lining as Ireland lose Kelleher
Fly-half Sexton missed last Saturday’s 30-24 defeat away to France because of a hamstring injury.
18 Feb, 9:59
'Brainless... It's hard to think of a more ill-conceived muddle-headed idea'
Speculation around South Africa potentially joining the Six Nations has been met with widespread anger in the Northern Hemisphere.…
18 Feb, 9:04
England confirm 'really good news' on Courtney Lawes front
Courtney Lawes has resumed full training in time to reinforce the middle phase of England’s Guinness Six Nations title push.
18 Feb, 8:31
'If we don't act soon winning championships will become a thing of the past'
Upon their return home one of the world’s best players, Jonathan Davies, requests a meeting with the Welsh Rugby Union in a bid …
Steffan Thomas
18 Feb, 7:40
England flanker Jack Willis to make long awaited return this weekend
A rising star of England in 2021, Jack Willis is set to make his long-awaited comeback for Wasps this weekend as they take on Gall…
Ian Cameron
18 Feb, 7:27
Ireland's Ronan Kelleher ruled out of Six Nations
Ireland hooker Ronan Kelleher has been ruled out of the remainder of the Guinness Six Nations due to a shoulder issue.
18 Feb, 5:35
A Six Nations relegation playoff beats Springbok accession
Italy are breaking records, but for all the wrong reasons. Winless in 34 Six Nations games, scoreless in four of those.
Stefan Frost
18 Feb, 4:21
Liam Williams targeted by 'internet trolls'
The British and Irish Lions star has made only four appearances since rejoining the region in 2020.
17 Feb, 17:13
'So much more to his game': Scotland's loss is Saracens' gain
It’s nearly eleven months since Sean Maitland won the last of his 53 Scotland caps but Saracens can’t get enough of their 33-y…
Liam Heagney
17 Feb, 14:38
'He's probably sick to death of my voice on a Monday and Tuesday'
Harlequins boss Tabai Matson has highlighted how energising an experience training with England has been for Louis Lynagh, even th…
Liam Heagney
17 Feb, 13:59
'Oddly, I just sat down with Adam now talking it through'
Dean Richards turned up late to his already rearranged Newcastle media briefing on Thursday due to his need to chew the fat with A…
Liam Heagney
17 Feb, 10:54
'It's a no from me' - Online backlash escalates over Boks joining Six Nations
News that the Springboks are potentially on the brink of joining the Six Nations has been met by widespread dismay and anger in th…
Kim Ekin
17 Feb, 10:41
What we've learned from ASX Sports fantasy rugby so far
With six matches already played in this year's Guinness Six Nations, $1000s have already been won in prizes in ASX Sports and plen…
Josh Raisey
17 Feb, 9:05
Springboks joining Six Nations is '100 per cent going to happen'
Speculation continues to mount this week regarding an eventual accession of the Springboks into the Guinness Six Nations.
Ian Cameron
17 Feb, 8:15
Recent rookies: Eddie Jones' 10 most recent England debutants
Ollie Chessum became the latest in a long line of players to represent England internationally under Eddie Jones.
Stefan Frost
17 Feb, 7:03
'Joe's never done it before': Launchbury's new England experience
This week’s inclusion of Joe Launchbury in the England training squad in London at the expense of Nick Isiekwe - a starter versu…
Liam Heagney
17 Feb, 4:57
Saracens coach Joe Shaw has given an Owen Farrell injury update
Saracens head coach Joe Shaw has delivered an update on how England skipper Owen Farrell has got down to the business of his lates…
Liam Heagney
17 Feb, 4:19
What Harlequins have made of the England release of Joe Marler
Tabai Matson has admitted he is in the dark about what this week’s release of Joe Marler back to Harlequins means for the looseh…
Liam Heagney
16 Feb, 14:35
'I fell to my arse... and I'm too ashamed to watch it back'
Luke Cowan-Dickie has spoken for the first time since his high profile Guinness Six Nations error versus Scotland resulted in his …
Liam Heagney
16 Feb, 12:25
What Marcus Smith has made of Manu Tuilagi's England squad return
Marcus Smith had admitted he is loving rubbing shoulders once more with the fit-again Manu Tuilagi, someone he vividly remembers w…
Liam Heagney
16 Feb, 11:58
The Saracens reaction to curious England rejection of Nick Isiekwe
Saracens have confirmed that a knock wasn’t the reason why Nick Isiekwe was omitted from the squad of 25 training with England i…
Liam Heagney
16 Feb, 10:44
'They were stealing my money': Smith's tongue-in-cheek Wales story
New England talisman Marcus Smith has tongue-in-cheek quipped that Dan Biggar and his fellow Wales players “were stealing his mo…
Liam Heagney
16 Feb, 9:10
How 'frustrated, emotional' Quirke is coping with England setback
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has explained how rookie scrum-half Raffi Quirke has been coping in recent weeks with his rejection by En…
Liam Heagney
16 Feb, 6:40
'Really tough': What Barbeary found most challenging about England
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has given kudos to Alfie Barberary, the uncapped 21-year-old back-rower who in recent weeks has managed to…
Liam Heagney
16 Feb, 4:42
'Every last scrap': Sale explain why Tuilagi is ready for England
Sale have explained why they believe the time was right for Manu Tuilagi to return to the Test fold with England, the powerhouse m…
Liam Heagney
15 Feb, 15:25
Jones names 25-strong England training squad that includes Tuilagi
England boss Eddie Jones has named a 25-man squad for this week’s fallow week training camp in London ahead of the February 27 G…
Liam Heagney
15 Feb, 14:19
'They've just got to shut up... they're making fools of themselves'
Former Scotland head coach Matt Williams hasn't sparred his former employers, describing Gregor Townsend's team as 'making fools o…
Ian Cameron
15 Feb, 12:08
'He has been called in': Sale confirm Tuilagi recalled by England
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has confirmed on Tuesday that Manu Tuilagi has been recalled to the England squad for the fallow week tra…
Liam Heagney
15 Feb, 11:33
Wales release six players for URC action including Uilisi Halaholo
Centre Uilisi Halaholo has been given a chance to prove his match fitness ahead of next week’s Guinness Six Nations clash agains…
15 Feb, 7:18
The reaction to 'rangy' Ollie Chessum, the latest new England cap
There were just 15 minutes remaining at Stadio Olimpico last Sunday when Ollie Chessum entered the Guinness Six Nations arena to r…
Liam Heagney
15 Feb, 4:42
'I need to be physical as a 12, that's one of the things I want to improve'
Wales head to Twickenham in pursuit of a first Six Nations win there for 10 years.
15 Feb, 4:00

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