Six Nations

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…

Chris Ashton

France v England: The Preview

PARIS IN the springtime (well nearly). That’s the venue for this weekend’s RBS 6 Nations tie between France and England – the first time the two sides have met since…

Tom Palmer

England name unchanged team for France

STUART LANCASTER has picked an unchanged England starting XV to play France in Paris in the RBS 6 Nations on Sunday afternoon. The only changes from the England 22 that…

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…

Mirco Bergamasco

Mirco Bergamasco returns for Italy

MIRCO BERGAMASCO will make his long-awaited return from injury and line up for Italy in their RBS 6 Nations match against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The winger’s…

Rory Best

Rory Best to lead Ireland against Scotland

Ulster hooker Rory Best will captain Ireland in their penultimate RBS 6 Nations fixture against Scotland in Dublin on Saturday. Paul O’Connell was ruled out for the remainder of the…

France and Ireland flumoxed our pundits

Rugby World predictions game

Nine rugby experts had a go at predicting the winners of all 15 RBS Six Nations matches in Rugby World’s annual Six Nations Predictions Competition, published in the March edition.…

Julien Dupuy

France team to face England

FRANCE COACH Philippe Saint-Andre has dropped half-backs Morgan Parra and Francois Trinh-Duc to the bench for their RBS 6 Nations game against England on Sunday. Toulouse fly-half Lionel Beauxis comes…

Leigh Halfpenny

Halfpenny’s Six Nations highlights

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE 2012 RBS 6 Nations has proved an eventful tournament for Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny. The 23-year-old played a pivotal role in Wales’ two…

One change to Ireland Women against Scotland

One change to Ireland Women against Scotland

There is one change to the starting XV, playing Scotland Women in Ashbourne RFC on Friday, March 9th (kick off 19:30). Paula Fitzpatrick making her first start of the championship…