Billy Vunipola

By David Marsh Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales) Wales’ forwards coach Robin McBryde recently described 95-cap veteran Alun Wyn Jones as the totemic Welsh equivalent of Ireland’s Paul O’Connell – a more…

He's there! Damien Chouly scores France's second try. (Photo: Getty Images)

Italy led for 45 minutes in all, but two long-range second-half penalties by Jules Plisson put France ahead in the last five minutes and when Italy set up a chance…

Dylan Hartley

By Alex Shaw Coming back from a long-term injury? Looking to break into a team and fill the boots of a legend? Struggling at domestic level but given a lifeline…

Old glory: Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell with the Six Nations trophy last season

Time to put your national allegiances aside. A tough ask, we appreciate, but we want to know which of the RBS 6 Nations sides you genuinely believe will lift the…

Italy

I have an admission. On Saturday afternoon I passed up the opportunity of watching my local club, Stade Francais, in the Champions Cup. I went Christmas shopping instead. Unpardonable? Perhaps,…

Alessandro Zanni

Italy romped to a four-try bonus point victory at a boisterous Sandy Park on the final day of the Pool stages. Tries in the first-half by Sarto, Gori and Allan…