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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,…

Shhhh: Can Lawes silence Louis Picamoles?

RBS 6 Nations: Laying down the Lawes

HIS STUDS had barely begun to sink into the sodden, windswept turf of the Aviva Stadium before the robust Courtney Lawes was damaged by the more compact figure of Rob…

Mathieu Bastareaud

Will Carling on England v France

ENGLAND are 1-5 on to win the Six Nations and evens to claim a first Grand Slam for a decade – but such odds cut no ice with Will Carling.…

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…

warren gatland lions

RBS 6 Nations: Mid-term report – Lions XV

THE BRITISH and Irish Lions are still hotter than a Justin Bieber and David Beckham collaborative calendar. Need proof? Every single test ticket for this summer's tour sold out in…