Countries

jim hamilton scotland

Scotland stumble again

Scotland's 2012 RBS 6 Nations match came to an end in Rome on Saturday much like their tournament as a whole - in a mish mash of penalties, errors and…

Chris Robshaw

England surpass all expectations

Four wins from five. Not even the most optimistic England fan in their right mind would have predicted that outcome at the start of this year’s RBS 6 Nations. Yet…

england coaches

England 30-9 Ireland

England ruined Ireland's St Patrick's Day party by inflicting a 30-9 thrashing of their guests at a rain-soaked Twickenham. In a scrappy encounter in which there were numerous handling errors,…

Alex Cuthbert

Wales 16-9 France: The Grand Slam Verdict

Wales won a third Grand Slam in eight seasons at the Millennium Stadium to equal the achievement of the Seventies greats. Alex Cuthbert, fast becoming a key member of this…

Andy Robinson had an unhappy day in Rome

Italy 13-6 Scotland: The Verdict

One look at this match told you it was a Wooden Spoon decider. The first half was woeful, with barely any decent rugby played and far too many long lectures…

Gethin Jenkins turns on style to score against Namibia

Gethin Jenkins turns on style to score against Namibia

GETHIN JENKINS, who will join Toulon after Wales’ three-Test tour of Australia this summer, is more renowned for his scrummaging and tackling ability than splitting opposition defences. Against Namibia at…

David Denton has been in terrific form

Italy v Scotland: The Preview

If Italy can beat Scotland in Rome this weekend, there will doubtless be joyous scenes inside the Stadio Olimpico, but if Scotland triumph I have the feeling their players' reaction…

The backrow battle will be led by Toby Falatau in action against France during the World Cup

Wales v France: The Preview

If ‘revenge’ for the semi-final loss to France in October wasn’t enough motivation for the Wales squad, Mervyn Davies’ sad passing will ensure the atmosphere in the Millennium Stadium is…

Manu Tuilagi

England v Ireland: the preview

It's helpful, when unsure which way a match will go, to conduct a man-for-man comparison and see what a composite XV would look like. Adopting this method, the only Englishman…