Six Nations

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Sexton recalled for Grand Slam decider

Jonathan Sexton has been recalled to Ireland’s starting line-up to take on England in the Grand Slam decider in Dublin on Saturday. He swaps places Ronan O’Gara, who returns to…

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Geoff Cross to start for Scotland

Edinburgh’s Geoff Cross has been brought in to Scotland’s starting XV as they take on Italy in the last round of the Six Nations on Saturday at Murrayfield. The 28-year-old…

Luke McLean and Martin Castrogiovanni of Italy celebrate their Six Nation win over Scotland in 2010

Can Italy end the Championship on a win?

SINCE joining the Six Nations in 2000, Italy have chalked up seven wins. Five of those have come against Scotland, so you can imagine the importance they attach to the…

Shane Williams out

Shane Williams out

Shane Williams has withdrawn from the Wales squad preparing to face France in Paris for the RBS 6 Nations fifth round this weekend with a knee injury. Williams picked up…

Welsh U20 centre Matthew Morgan

Biggest test yet for Wales U20 squad

WALES UNDER 20 head coach Darren Edwards has made five changes to the side that drew 26-26 with Ireland last Friday ahead of his side’s final Six Nations game, against…

Jonny Wilkinson upends Justin Bishop of Ireland during the final game of the 2003 Six Nations

Jonny Wilkinson hopes for a repeat of 2003

HE’S HAD some good days in the Six Nations, but Jonny Wilkinson’s greatest came in Dublin eight years ago when England clinched a Grand Slam with an impressive 42-6 win…

Kelly Brown concussed but in good spirits

Kelly Brown concussed but in good spirits

Scotland back-row forward Kelly Brown was in “good spirits” today and is recovering after the head knock which forced him to retire from yesterday’s Calcutta Cup match at Twickenham. Scotland…