Six Nations

Crowd pleaser: Plisson is congratulated for the victory over England

Six Nations: Saint-Andre picks youth for Italy clash

What has happened to Philippe Saint-Andre? The once arch-conservative coach has sprung another surprise by handing 23-year-old Stade Francais Hugo Bonneval his first cap on the wing against Italy on…

Separated at birth?: The locks share similarities

Six Nations: Ireland v Wales. Five key battles

TOMORROW'S GAME has already provided acres of newsprint, social media debate and heated discussion in hostelries from Llangollen to Tipperary, and it's hardly surprising with more subplots than Dynasty providing…

Work in progress: Weir showed promise in Dublin

Scotland: Five things we learned v Ireland

AS INSIPID as an intro about Groundhog Day would be it, is cruelly apt that the famous holiday of fell on the same day as Scotland plodded into Dublin. In…

Stepping in: Heaslip was comfortable in the captain's role

Ireland: Five things we learned v Scotland

For the first time in a long time, players are not going to be guaranteed their position in the starting XV or matchday squad. Understandably the likes of Paul O’Connell…

Unstable platform: The scrum is under pressure

Wales: Five things we learned v Italy

Wales secured their opening win of the 2014 Six Nations with a 23-15 win over Italy. For Wales, this was an uncomfortably competitive fixture, with Italy deservedly gaining near parity…