Italy

I have an admission. On Saturday afternoon I passed up the opportunity of watching my local club, Stade Francais, in the Champions Cup. I went Christmas shopping instead. Unpardonable? Perhaps,…

Six Nations

Granted, he was being mischievous, as is his right as financial custodian of the RBS 6 Nations, but CEO John Feehan blasted open a hornet’s nest with a double-barrel shotgun…

He's #Finnocent: Dan Biggar takes a tumble, a nation is enraged (Pic Inpho)

Award for the best use of social media – #Finnocent As Dan Biggar, arch proponent of the ‘kick and collect’ took to the air, Finn Russell, turned, like a deer…

Philippe Saint Andre

“The World Cup starts today!” declared Philippe Saint-Andre the day after France had suffered a 20-point stuffing by England. Never before had France shipped 50 points to the English, and…

Paul O'Connell

Any Six Nations team is bound to be contentious, so with the hide of a rhino, I’ve picked the best team in the tournament. So without further ado, here it…

On the charge: Billy Vunipola carries at the France defence

Something rather extraordinary happened at the end of England‘s post-match press conference at Twickenham on Saturday following a bittersweet 55-35 battering of France that showcased some stunning attacking rugby but ultimately meant…