Six Nations

Tactical focus: Paddy Jackson

RBS 6 Nations: Round Three Talking Points

READY THE ice baths. Warm the pies. Give a last-minute rousing team talk to the terrified beer vendors, steeling themselves for battle. The RBS 6 Nations is back from its…

Mathieu Bastareaud

Will Carling on England v France

ENGLAND are 1-5 on to win the Six Nations and evens to claim a first Grand Slam for a decade – but such odds cut no ice with Will Carling.…

In the frame: Talismanic Italian leader Sergio Parisse may be missing for some time after his sending off for swearing

RBS 6 Nations: Italy may be lacking a captain

The player himself took to Twitter, pumping out tweets in several different languages to say that his sending off in the 36th minute for swearing – in English according to…

warren gatland lions

RBS 6 Nations: Mid-term report – Lions XV

THE BRITISH and Irish Lions are still hotter than a Justin Bieber and David Beckham collaborative calendar. Need proof? Every single test ticket for this summer's tour sold out in…

Not as bad as it looks: Sexton could be fit for Scotland

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland lose the plot in Dublin

YES, FIRST half injuries to Simon Zebo and Jonathan Sexton didn't help the Ireland cause and certainly England's Owen Farrell played with composure far beyond his 21 years, but basic…