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RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis

“IS IT time to go back to the drawing board Declan?” The question posed after so many basic errors saw Ireland defeated by England. “No” was the simple answer given.…

Generals of Rome: Rizzo, Canale & Parisse celebrate Italy's historic win over Ireland

RBS 6 Nations: Italy 22 – 15 Ireland

ITALY MADE history as they beat Ireland for the first time in the RBS 6 Nations at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome, on Saturday. In what has been widely suspected to…

rugby world tv round 4

Rugby World TV: Six Nations Round 4 analysis

IN THE latest instalment of Rugby World TV we review the penultimate round of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations. We pick our Lions contenders, and name and shame those who…

rugby world tv round 4

Rugby World TV: Six Nations round 4 preview

THE TEAMS have changed and, if they’re not careful, some coaches could be for the chop if they don’t get a win in this weekend’s RBS 6 Nations! In this…

Rugby World TV round 3 analysis

Rugby World TV: Six Nations Round 3 analysis

  AFTER A brief sojourn from the RBS 6 Nations, we were rewarded with three fascinating Six Nations duels in Round 3. England are now the only side capable winning…

Committment: Justin Tipuric tries a charge down

RBS 6 Nations match review: Italy 9-26 Wales

WALES TRAVELLED to Rome with a fragile confidence but they will have returned from their Italian sojourn with more than a little gladiatorial swagger about them. In dank, wet conditions,…

In the frame: Talismanic Italian leader Sergio Parisse may be missing for some time after his sending off for swearing

RBS 6 Nations: Italy may be lacking a captain

The player himself took to Twitter, pumping out tweets in several different languages to say that his sending off in the 36th minute for swearing – in English according to…

Showdown: Louis Picamoles clashes with Parisse

RBS 6 Nations match review: Italy 23-18 France

IT WAS heavily assumed that France, with all their resources and illustrious red-carpet players, would enter Rome and destroy the Azzzurri. However, before the anthems had even finished there was…