Six Nations

First England run: Sam Burgess in the Saxons match (pic courtesy og Inpho)

The expectations placed on Sam Burgess

AS ENGLAND prepares to be patriotically stretched out in white and splashed with red in the build up to the World Cup, it is hard to ignore a growing sense…

Rising star: Maro Itoje chops down Keith Earls at the Irish Independent Stadium

England Saxons player analysis: Maro Itoje

“Joy and jubilation” – those were the words uttered by Maro Itoje when the England Under 20 skipper was asked to articulate his thoughts at the final whistle of last…

Scrum on down: Samson Lee in at No 3 for Wales in November

Samson Lee on his Wales team-mates

THE SCARLETS tighthead is one of the hottest properties in rugby, and one of the fastest-rising Test stars in Wales. He is featured in Rugby World’s Six Nations special, but…

Fist pumping: Sean Cronin celebrates Ireland's Six Nations triumph

Who’s going to win the Six Nations?

It’s the question several outlets will be asking: Who’s going to win the Six Nations? Many believe it is as wide open a tournament as you could get in World…

Tongan Thor: Taniela Tupou, here on the charge for Scared Heart College, has been snapped up by the Queensland Reds

Rugby World’s players to watch in 2015

Following much hyperbole and no little excitement, the World Cup year is finally upon us. Over the next 12 months, a galaxy of stars will be born as rugby asserts…