Billy Vunipola

By David Marsh Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales) Wales’ forwards coach Robin McBryde recently described 95-cap veteran Alun Wyn Jones as the totemic Welsh equivalent of Ireland’s Paul O’Connell – a more…

Room for optimism: Conor Murray crashes over on an encouraging afternoon for Ireland

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland managed a draw in their opening match against Wales, and with the dust settling on the performance and result, the feeling is one of the…

Wales versus Ireland

The most ‘drawy’ draw, in the history of draws. Ireland 16 – Wales 16. You would think that those numbers alone would adequately define a draw. 16 – 16 would…

Guy Noves

Have we made a mistake? This correspondent and the other British and Irish commentators who have been noisily trumpeting that France have appointed the wrong man as their new coach.…

Dylan Hartley

By Alex Shaw Coming back from a long-term injury? Looking to break into a team and fill the boots of a legend? Struggling at domestic level but given a lifeline…

Old glory: Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell with the Six Nations trophy last season

Time to put your national allegiances aside. A tough ask, we appreciate, but we want to know which of the RBS 6 Nations sides you genuinely believe will lift the…