Blogs

Martin Johnson

Is Lancaster the right man for the job?

I WENT to Stuart Lancaster’s Six Nations debrief last week. He had put together an impressive presentation, complete with PowerPoint display, but what really stood out were the words of…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Three down and three to go! For the first time this season I can say with some certainty that two of the three play-off pools are virtually decided, writes Richard…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

With two games down and four to play, this division remains as hard to predict as the Stuart Lancaster saga, writes Richard Grainger. In Pool A Bristol, the clear post…

rob kearney

A St Patrick’s Day to forget

What a shocker! This generation of Ireland players and fans have got so used to beating England in the last decade that with this year's match rounding off the tournament…

Jonathan Davies

Five things we learnt about Wales: Final round

Wales won their third RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam in eight seasons when beating France on Saturday. It was a wonderful occasion in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. Here’s my in-depth analysis…

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…

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…

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…