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Collared: Sean O'Brien and Rory Best target Mathew Rees

RBS 6 Nations: Round Two Talking Points

Round 2 of the Six Nations is almost upon us. After a rip-roaring first weekend, there are three more tantalising fixtures. Scotland take on Italy, a fired-up France will clash…

Soaring: Joe Launchbury's rise has caught the eye

RBS 6 Nations: Lions Watch – Round 1

THE FIRST weekend of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations was, for lack of a better phrase, a jaw dropper. We segued from the half-for-half excitement at the Millennium Stadium to…

Championship and B & I Cup round-up

Championship and B & I Cup round-up

WHILE HALF of the second tier clubs enjoyed the luxury of a rare free weekend, the other six had the pleasure of A re-scheduled league or cup fixture to fill…

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…

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…

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…

Bruiser: Sergio Parisse fends off the All Blacks

RBS 6 Nations: Six to watch

IT'S HERE again, and don't we just love it. The Six Nations is about to kick-off and give rugby fans seven weeks of high-class international rugby, where over drinks we…