Six Nations

Gethin Jenkins takes over captains duty from sam Warburton

Tipuric in for Warburton and Jenkins named captain

Gethin Jenkins will lead Wales in their 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Italy at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday with squad captain Sam Warburton ruled out of contention…

france v ireland

Ireland need to play an 80-minute game

HAVING waited three weeks to get this game underway, no one playing or watching on Sunday wanted to hear the final whistle at the Stade de France - at least…

lionel beauxis

How Saint-André plans to repay English rugby

THE Sunday Times ran a piece last weekend in which Rugby World’s very own Stephen Jones interviewed Philippe Saint-André. The coach of France was his normal affable self, buttering up…

paul o'connell

France 17-17 Ireland

France clawed their way back from an 11-point deficit to draw with Ireland in the rearranged RBS 6 Nations fixture at the Stade de France. The men in green started…

Jones back in 2003 - Australia

Journey through rugby – Adam Jones

Adam Jones made his Wales debut in 2003 and has gone on to play in three World Cups and win 75 caps for his country. He also impressed when playing…

Tango in Paris: Imanol Harinordoquy tangles with Sean O'Brien. The two will do battle again on Sunday

France v Ireland: the preview

SO, here we go again. Three weeks and a day after the teams were left kicking their heels in Siberian Paris, France and Ireland meet to decide who will chase…

Ireland unchanged for return trip to Paris

Ireland unchanged for return trip to Paris

The Ireland management have again named an unchanged team for the return trip to Paris, in the re-fixed RBS 6 Nations Championship on Sunday, March 4th has been named. Cian…

Ireland women captain - Fiona Coughlan

Ireland Women unchanged against Italy

The Ireland Women’s team to play Wales in the RBS 6 Nations Championship has been named by Coach Philip Doyle. Doyle has again named an unchanged team for the re-scheduled…

donncha ryan

Ireland’s confidence growing

By Claire Glancy PERFORMING under pressure. After their defeat to Wales, that’s the challenge Ireland faced before even taking to pitch against Italy. So when Sergio Parisse crossed the whitewash…