Six Nations

Heaslip named his bulldog after US rapper Jay-Z

Chill-out chat with Jamie Heaslip

RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias? Jamie Heaslip: I hate snakes. Once on holiday, a guy had a snake around his neck and tried to put it on me.…

Ben Morgan

France 22-24 England: The Verdict

England outscored France three tries to one, but didn’t make life easy for themselves. Manu Tuilagi and Ben Foden touched down early in the first half, but it was Tom…

Justin Tipuric had a fine game at openside showcasing his skills

Wales v Italy: The Verdict

Italy tackled themselves to a standstill in a scrappy game in which Wales struggled to find their rhythm but still had more than enough class not to be ruffled by…

donnacha ryan

Ireland 32-14 Scotland

Scotland knew they'd have to come out of the changing room firing if they were to beat Ireland at home, and some early pressure put them 0-6 ahead thanks to…

Sergio Parisse

Wales v Italy: The Preview

On paper, and in virtually every alehouse in the principality, Wales are nailed-on favourites to overcome an Italian side seemingly bereft of confidence, belief and conviction. This is despite the…

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…