Six Nations

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…

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,…

david strettle england

Strettle back for Paddy’s Day clash

David Strettle has recovered from a sternum injury to reclaim his place on the wing, in England’s only change to the starting XV who will take on Ireland on Saturday.…

donnacha ryan

Ireland 32-14 Scotland

Scotland knew they'd have to come out of the changing room firing if they were to beat Ireland at home, and some early pressure put them 0-6 ahead thanks to…

andy robinson

Ireland v Scotland: The Preview

IT'S been a bruising week for Ireland. Their match against France was not only mentally draining, given their disappointment at throwing away an 11-point half-time lead to come away with…

england fans

Fancy a Parisienne pint?

By Gavin Mortimer PARIS is known as the City of Love but frankly who cares about all that soppy stuff when it comes to Le Crunch? Whispering sweet nothings on…

france v ireland

Ireland need to play an 80-minute game

HAVING waited three weeks to get this game underway, no one playing or watching on Sunday wanted to hear the final whistle at the Stade de France - at least…

lionel beauxis

How Saint-André plans to repay English rugby

THE Sunday Times ran a piece last weekend in which Rugby World’s very own Stephen Jones interviewed Philippe Saint-André. The coach of France was his normal affable self, buttering up…

paul o'connell

France 17-17 Ireland

France clawed their way back from an 11-point deficit to draw with Ireland in the rearranged RBS 6 Nations fixture at the Stade de France. The men in green started…

donncha ryan

Ireland’s confidence growing

By Claire Glancy PERFORMING under pressure. After their defeat to Wales, that’s the challenge Ireland faced before even taking to pitch against Italy. So when Sergio Parisse crossed the whitewash…