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Carried away: Farrell in the 2012 match with Ireland

RBS 6 Nations: Owen Farrell interview

HE MAY not be the Messiah and he may not be a very naughty boy, but Owen Farrell is a certainly a young man making a sizeable impression to his…

jonathan sexton ireland

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis

BOD’S HANDS… Zebo’s feet… First half demolition… Second half defensive scrambling… It’s hard to know where to start with the latest celtic clash in Cardiff because as the late Belfast…

Andrew Coombs

RBS 6 Nations: Wales analysis

WALES HAD a tremendous second half against Ireland. It was as well as they have played at any point during the last nine months. They dominated the entire period and…

Blown away: Scotland are unable to stop Billy Twelvetrees scoring during England's 38-18 Calcutta Cup victory

RBS 6 Nations: Scotland analysis

AFTER SCAMPERING backwards and forwards all afternoon, a red-faced and heavy-legged Matt Scott leant against the bar in the conference room and pronounced, “that was the hardest game of rugby…

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RBS 6 Nations: England analysis

ENGLAND RETAINED the Calcutta Cup and launched their Six Nations campaign with a 38-18 victory over Scotland at Twickenham, their biggest win in the fixture for six years. Here's how…

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…

Sean Maitland celebrates his try with Greig Laidlaw (left)

RBS Six Nations match review: England 38-18 Scotland

CALCUTTA CUP matches are so often dour, attritional battles but this Twickenham clash was a world away from that, featuring six tries and some helter-skelter running rugby. Scotland had their…

Frustation: Wales only rallied when down

RBS 6 Nations match review: Wales 22-30 Ireland

IRELAND ENTERED the Millennium Stadium with confidence and a resolve to give Brian O’Driscoll, a win on what could be his final encounter in Cardiff. They didn’t disappoint. They didn’t…

Ready for a battle: Dan Cole

RBS 6 Nations: Key Lions battles – Round 1

WHEN SATURDAY comes the Six Nations will throw up an interesting anomaly. In one day we will get to see several fit and firing candidates for the British and Irish…

ieuan jones wales u18

Wales in focus: Searching for positives

JANUARY SAW Olly Kohn and Andries Pretorius named in Wales’ Six Nations squad. Despite having their hand forced by numerous injuries to key back-row and second-row forwards, both Pretorius’ and…