Best aims for history in South Africa

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_Rory_Best_Ireland_Six_NationsIreland captain Rory Best was coy on whether he would lead his country on their tour to South Africa later this year.

Best was appointed by Joe Schmidt at the start of the Six Nations to lead Ireland, but could face competition for the […]

March 21st, 2016|

Slam-winning Jones turns focus to All Blacks

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_Danny_Care_James_Haskell_Chris_Robshaw_Dan_Cole_England_FranceEngland head coach Eddie Jones has turned his attention to the All Blacks after clinching the Grand Slam in Paris.

Jones put an end to a 13-year wait for the biggest prize in the Six Nations after taking over from Stuart Lancaster following England’s […]

March 21st, 2016|

Grand Slam glory for England

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_Danny_Care_England_try_FranceEngland ended a 13-year wait for a Grand Slam by coming out on top of their battle with France in Paris, winning 31-21.

Outscoring their hosts by three tries to none, England held their nerve when it has let them down so often in […]

March 21st, 2016|

Ireland end Six Nations on a high

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_Keith_Earls_Ireland_ScotlandIreland ended the 2016 Six Nations with a second win after overcoming Scotland in Dublin with a 35-25 victory.

Four tries from last year’s champions built upon 15 points from the boot of Jonathan Sexton as Ireland ensured a tough tournament would end on […]

March 21st, 2016|

Nine-try Wales dispatch Italy

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_George_North_Wales_ItalyWales made sure of second place in the Six Nations with a high-scoring demolition of Italy, winning 67-14 in Cardiff.

Still dissecting their oddly subdued first 50 minutes at Twickenham and trying to put a week spilling over with off-field distractions behind them, Wales […]

March 21st, 2016|

World Rugby to investigate Marler case

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_Joe_Marler_EnglandMore information has been sought by the governing body from the tournament organiser of Six Nations.

World Rugby has noted the outcome of Six Nations Rugby’s investigation into comments made by England’s Joe Marler towards Wales’ Samson Lee during the Six Nations match at […]

March 18th, 2016|

Jones declares ‘Wales scrummage illegally’

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_Eddie_Jones_England_trainingEngland head coach Eddie Jones hasn’t minced his words when assessing the legality of the Welsh set-piece ahead of their meeting on Saturday.

Following question marks from within the Wales camp over the scrummaging of Joe Marler – who was scrutinised for not driving […]

March 11th, 2016|

Payne set to return for Ireland

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_Jared_Payne_Ireland_Wales_Six_NationsIreland centre Jared Payne is fit and available for selection for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Italy in Dublin.

That is the word from Ireland’s team manager Mick Kearney who said Payne has recovered from the hamstring injury which ruled him out of Ireland’s […]

March 8th, 2016|

Wales unchanged for England

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_Bradley_Davies_Alun_Wyn_Jones_Jonathan_Davies_WalesWales have named an unchanged starting XV to face England at Twickenham on Saturday in the Six Nations.

There are three changes on the bench with Paul James, Luke Charteris and Rhys Webb coming into the matchday squad.

James replaces Gethin Jenkins who […]

March 8th, 2016|

Haskell wants big screen replays banned

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_James_Haskell_EnglandEngland flanker James Haskell has called for big screen video replays to be banned as he believes the slow-motion reviews have a distorting effect. 

The 30-year-old was sin-binned for a high tackle on Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray in the last match at home – and […]

March 8th, 2016|
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