Six Nations

France-bound: Jonny Sexton is in fine form

RBS 6 Nations: Heaslip takes armband to signal new era

WHEN DECLAN Kidney named his extended 39-man training squad for the Six Nations, there’s no doubt the announcement was overshadowed by, perhaps, his boldest decision of his five-year tenure as…

England training

RBS 6 Nations: Inside the England Camp Part One

WITH THE RBS 6 Nations about to kick off, England’s behind-the-scenes videos are back. Chris Robshaw looks back at that win over New Zealand, David Strettle is in charge of…

Old familiar: Brian O'Driscoll and Gordon D'Arcy renew their partnership

RBS 6 Nations: Familiar feel to Ireland team

AN IRELAND side has been selected to storm into the Millennium Stadium this Saturday. Fronted by new skipper Jamie Heaslip it is a fairly familiar looking side with an additional…

Plotting: Warren Gatland in 2009

RBS 6 Nations: The war of words begins

LIKE THE one belligerent guest at a wedding, shouting over the dancefloor at midnight, Jim Telfer has today shuffled out and labelled England “arrogant” and Wales “lazy”. Needless to say,…

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RBS 6 Nations: Room for improvement

SOMETIMES THE most onerous demands are the ones you set for strangers. Punters masquerading as experts, like yours truly, could lay claim to certain expectations of professional players. However, such…

Heavy is the crown: Roberts with some silverware

Six Nations Q&A: Robshaw, Roberts, Brown and Heaslip

RW spent some time with national captain's Chris Robshaw, Jamie Heaslip, Kelly Brown plus Wales' defensive leader Jamie Roberts at Twickenham to chat about the Six Nations. Let's see what…

Blue back row: Josh Navidi is pulled into the Six Nations squad alongside fellow breakaway Andries Pretorius

Wales Six Nations squad announced

THE MOMENT has come. They may have had a horrible autumn and they may have an injury list heavier than a Scott Quinnell sandwich, but Rob Howley and his wounded…

Galloping flanker: Tom Croft makes a dynamic return for Leicester Tigers

Tom Croft: Twitter Q&A

WITH STUART Lancaster’s Elite Player Squad (EPS) being released this week, many will be happy to see the return of one of England’s most athletic and skilled back rowers, Tom…