Six Nations

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Scots have many reasons to smile

By Al Dymock AT post-match press conferences, stats sheets are handed out by busy looking officials. You get the certified breakdown of what happened during the game and you can…

england v wales

Wales defeat will sting but England should take heart

By Ben Coles FIRST things first; what an outstanding test match. The word brutal is commonly associated with international rugby, but rarely has it been showcased more viscerally than when…

Wales captain Sam Warburton holds aloft Wales' 20th Triple Crown

Match review: England 12-19 Wales

Wales won their first ever Triple Crown at Twickenham in a compelling encounter that gave the 82,000 crowd drama from the kick-off to the very final play of the game.…

Halfpenny and Warburton

Five things we learnt about Wales – Round Three

By Paul Williams WALES beat England 19-12 to clinch the Triple Crown on Saturday – the first time Wales have ever completed their sweep of the home nations at Twickenham.…

Maxime Medard on his way to the try-line at Murrayfield

Scotland 17 – 23 France

Scotland took advantage of a slow start from a French team that hadn't played for three weeks and built a 10-0 lead in the first 25 minutes with a try…

ireland v italy

Ireland 42-10 Italy

Having not played a match for three weeks, Ireland looked nervous as they came out of the Aviva Stadium blocks, but they exerted consistent pressure on their opponents and were…

David Strettle will be desperate for some attacking ball

England v Wales: The Preview

Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor The big one. At least for those fans either side of Offa’s Dyke. 2012 is a very rare vintage in the recent history of these…

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Ireland v Italy: The Preview

By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer WHO could forget Ireland’s near-horror story from the 2011 RBS 6 Nations? On a sunny afternoon at the Stadio Flaminio on the opening weekend…

John Barclay on the attack for Scotland in last season's clash with France

Scotland v France: the preview

by Katie Field, Rugby World writer When Scotland last ran out at Murrayfield, three weeks ago, they were the favourites to beat a rebuilt England side. But the unthinkable happened…

Farrell to start at No 10 for England

Farrell to start at No 10 for England

Stuart Lancaster has made four changes in personnel and one positional switch to the England team to face Wales at Twickenham on Saturday. Lee Dickson, Ben Morgan, and Geoff Parling…