Six Nations

Dazed: O'Driscoll takes a breather

RBS 6 Nations: Crocked at the wrong time

IT IS hard to explain why sports stars enjoy having the underdog tag heading into big contests, but when something like the Lions tour comes up around the bend you…

sean maitland scotland

RBS 6 Nations: Scotland analysis

IT WOULD be easy –and indeed lazy –to suggest that the referee was solely to blame for Scotland’s loss to Wales. Yes, Craig Joubert’s performance was one every referee in…

brian o'driscoll

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis

JUST LIKE his French counterpart Kidney is a man under pressure. At the beginning of the tournament, it was expected the fourth round in Dublin would be a defining moment…

Dan Biggar

RBS 6 Nations: Wales analysis

WALES HAD a tackle completion rate of 98% against Scotland. That’s right – 98%. They only missed two tackles in 80 minutes and completed 83. It was a sensational display,…

Accurate: Laidlaw passed 150 points for Scotland

RBS 6 Nations match review: Scotland 18-28 Wales

WALES AND Scotland, like two prize fighters slugged out a first-half bereft of quality and punctuated by a constant penalties given by whistle-happy referee Craig Joubert. The only highlight, if…

Sergio Parisse

RBS 6 Nations: Round Four Talking Points

THERE IS a lot of love in the air. Not the kind of sickly sweet love, where champagne with strawberries is a must and a handmade card has to be…