Tournaments

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…

Things are looking up!

Duncan Bell: Things are looking up

IN OUR February issue Duncan Bell opened up to Rugby World with his long time friend, ex-teammate and member of the front row union, David Flatman, about the pressures of…

Carried away: Farrell in the 2012 match with Ireland

RBS 6 Nations: Owen Farrell interview

HE MAY not be the Messiah and he may not be a very naughty boy, but Owen Farrell is a certainly a young man making a sizeable impression to his…

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…

Andrew Coombs

RBS 6 Nations: Wales analysis

WALES HAD a tremendous second half against Ireland. It was as well as they have played at any point during the last nine months. They dominated the entire period and…

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…

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RBS 6 Nations: England analysis

ENGLAND RETAINED the Calcutta Cup and launched their Six Nations campaign with a 38-18 victory over Scotland at Twickenham, their biggest win in the fixture for six years. Here's how…

Showdown: Louis Picamoles clashes with Parisse

RBS 6 Nations match review: Italy 23-18 France

IT WAS heavily assumed that France, with all their resources and illustrious red-carpet players, would enter Rome and destroy the Azzzurri. However, before the anthems had even finished there was…