Six Nations

David Denton has been in terrific form

Italy v Scotland: The Preview

If Italy can beat Scotland in Rome this weekend, there will doubtless be joyous scenes inside the Stadio Olimpico, but if Scotland triumph I have the feeling their players' reaction…

The backrow battle will be led by Toby Falatau in action against France during the World Cup

Wales v France: The Preview

If ‘revenge’ for the semi-final loss to France in October wasn’t enough motivation for the Wales squad, Mervyn Davies’ sad passing will ensure the atmosphere in the Millennium Stadium is…

Manu Tuilagi

England v Ireland: the preview

It's helpful, when unsure which way a match will go, to conduct a man-for-man comparison and see what a composite XV would look like. Adopting this method, the only Englishman…

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.…

Merchant returns for title decider

Merchant back for England Women in title decider

England Women welcome back flying winger Katherine Merchant to the starting line-up as the reigning Six Nations champions look to secure a record seventh successive crown this Saturday, and a…

The target

Make a splash in Cardiff this weekend

GRAND SLAM fever is already gripping Wales and the atmosphere in Cardiff on Saturday is sure to be buzzing ahead of their final RBS 6 Nations game against France. While…

Rory Best is heading for a landmark

Best hits the top as Ireland make one change

RORY BEST will become Ireland’s most capped hooker when he leads his nation out at Twickenham on Saturday. He will be making his 59th Test appearance, overhauling Keith Wood’s milestone…

Tommy Bowe

Ireland turn on the style

IT WAS always going to be interesting to see how Ireland would respond to last week's draw with France: would they be able to build on their first-half performance in…

Phil Dowson made a brave try-saving tackle

The sweetest of victories for England in Paris

BEFORE THE satisfaction should come the analysis. England scored three fantastic tries away in Paris, showing the attacking flair that the squad have always felt was within them, but which…