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On the charge: Billy Vunipola carries at the France defence

Six Nations player analysis: Billy Vunipola, England

Something rather extraordinary happened at the end of England‘s post-match press conference at Twickenham on Saturday following a bittersweet 55-35 battering of France that showcased some stunning attacking rugby but ultimately meant…

Harry Westlake interviews England stars

Harry Westlake interviews England stars

Harry Westlake may only be six years old but it would appear that he already has a career to rival even the most ambitious of celebrity. ‘Hazza’, as he likes…

Down and out? Chalmers says Scotland need to replace Greig Laidlaw as captain. (Photo: Inpho)

The Craig Chalmers Column

RESULTS AREN’T coming for Scotland but head coach Vern Cotter has got my backing. Even after four successive Six Nations defeats, I can see that things are moving forward. The…

Auld Enemy: Scotland contested the Calcutta Cup but were unable to come away with a first win since 1983 at Twickenham

Six Nations: Five things we learnt – Scotland

Thank goodness for… Jonny Gray, Blair Cowan and most importantly Stuart Hogg. These three players continue to perform well, even as those around them fluctuate wildly from the sublime to…

France

Six Nations: Are the French fit for purpose?

The odds are in England’s favour on Saturday, not just because of this season’s Six Nations form but because of results in ‘Le Crunch’ over the last ten years. Bear…

Paul O'Connell

Five things we learnt – Ireland

It took us a while to get over the news that Steve Walsh‘s business commitments meant he had to withdraw from big screen duty at the Millennium Stadium, and it…