Leap of faith: CJ Stander jumps towards his try in the first half

Ireland finished off their Six Nations with a high-scoring win over a Scottish side who refused to back down, but who allowed the Irish onto the front foot too often…

Sean Cronin try

By Whiff of Cordite The mood was downbeat for Ireland going into their fourth Six Nations game against Italy at the weekend, four games without a win having been compounded…

That's what it means: Owen Farrell celebrates England's win. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Saints England – the champions If you don’t want to see England get some credit where it’s due, then look away now, because England deserve major congratulations for becoming…

Happy faces: Ireland fans have something to cheer again after thrashing Italy. (Photo: Inpho)

Ireland answered their critics and ran nine tries past a poor and injury-hit Italy side to notch up their first win of this RBS 6 Nations in comprehensive style. It…

Conor Murray

By Whiff of Cordite England ultimately overpowered Ireland to win by more than a score but the outlook for Ireland was weirdly positive. A measure of how far they’ve sunk…

Beaming Brown: Full-back Mike Brown scores England's second try. (Photo: Getty Images)

England kept their Grand Slam dream alive with a scrappy RBS Six Nations win over the reigning champions at Twickenham. They outscored Ireland two tries to one but there are…

Make way: Josh Van Der Flier has forced his way into the Ireland team. (Photo: Inpho)

However, we can still say the Leinster openside’s career has undergone a jet-propelled take-off. From two Guinness Pro12 starts last season to Ireland’s Six Nations team now is a steep…

Big future: Jones chats to Maro Itoje (left) who gets his first Test start this weekend. (Photo: Getty Images)

We haven’t quite worked out if Eddie Jones is putting something in the tea down at Pennyhill Park but whatever he is doing seems to be working as a succession…