Six nations

  • O’Sullivan laments on France defeat

    Eddie O'Sullivan admits the pain of Ireland's agonising defeat to France will be intensified if they win their last two Six Nations matches against Scotland...

  • Lamont defends his teammates

    Sean Lamont has dismissed suggestions that transfer talk surrounding players in the Scotland squad affected their performance in the defeat against Italy in the Six...

  • 6N, Week 3 – Stats

    There were three matches which were so exciting on the weekend - Wales ahead early against France who came back, Italy ahead ridiculously early against...

  • Worsley bemoans preparation time

    England flanker Joe Worsley has come out with excuses blazing from his side's 43-13 loss to Ireland over the weekend and believes the world champions...

  • Wilkinson hails Strettle performance

    Jonny Wilkinson has backed David Strettle to be a fixture in the England squad for many years to come after the Harlequins winger enjoyed an...

  • Thomas ready and raring to go

    Gareth Thomas' four-week suspension expires on Thursday and he is incredibly keen to return for Wales in their vital Six Nations clash against Italy in...

  • Murray remaining postive after defeat

    Glasgow prop Euan Murray believes the way the Scotland front row stood up to the much-vaunted Italy pack is one positive from the defeat at...

  • Bring in Charvis and Henson – Ruddock

    Grand Slam-winning Wales coach Mike Ruddock believes backrow star Colin Charvis and backline pin-up Gavin Henson should be recalled for the Six Nations clash with...

  • Wales bid to miss the wooden spoon

    Alix Popham has urged Wales to put the threat of the Six Nations wooden spoon out of their minds before the daunting trip to buoyant...

  • Injuries add to Scotland’s woe

    Several Scotland players are struggling with injury following their historic Six Nations defeat to Italy at the weekend. Chris Paterson (right ankle), Euan Murray (left...

  • Corry calls for improvements

    Martin Corry has backed England's players and coaches to recover from a Croke Park calamity and make an "across-the-board" improvement against Six Nations title favourites...

  • Ireland showed their true colours

    Shane Horgan felt Ireland's record 43-13 Six Nations demolition of England was a true reflection of their ability under the fiercest of pressure at Croke...

  • Bortolami feared it would slip away

    Italy captain Marco Bortolami has admitted he feared the Azzurri might throw away their chance to make history in the Six Nations Championship against Scotland.

  • Betsen all fired up for England test

    England's heavy defeat to Ireland has made France's task at Twickenham in a fortnight all the more challenging, according to Les Bleus flanker Serge Betsen.

  • France playing down Grand Slam talk

    Raphael Ibanez claims France are putting off any thoughts of an Six Nations Grand Slam until after their crunch match with England in a fortnight's...

  • Scotland’s game plan costs them

    Scotland's poor execution of a more expansive game plan cost them dearly against Italy in the Six Nations, according to Frank Hadden.

  • Ireland are in top three :Jonny

    Jonny Wilkinson believes Ireland are one of the top three sides in the world but insists they still have work to do if they are...

  • Heroes applauded at Rome airport

    It was not the sort of triumph conquering Roman armies enjoyed - no march up the Via Sacra to sacrifice a white bull to Jupiter,...

  • Ex-England captain calls for Farrell’s head

    Will Carling believes Andy Farrell should be dropped for England's next Six Nations clash with France at Twickenham.

  • Match data – Ireland v England

    Ireland recorded an emphatic 43-13 Six Nations victory that has set them up for a shot at the Triple Crown and ended England's dream of...

  • Welsh coach and captain happy

    Despite going down 32-21 to France on Saturday Wales head coach Gareth Jenkins was content his side had shown a marked improvement on the 21-9...

  • Skipper Ibanez delighted at French metal

    France captain Raphael Ibanez was delighted with his side's powers of recovery in the 32-21 win over Wales in Paris on Saturday night.

  • Ashton takes record loss on the chin

    England head coach Brian Ashton conceded his side had been "stuffed" in every department of Saturday night's 43-13 Six Nations defeat by Ireland at Croke...

  • Match data – France v Wales

    France continued their charge for a Grand Slam with a 32-21 victory over Wales in Paris on Saturday night and we have teamed up with...

  • Dynamite comes in small packages

    Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan believes one of the smallest players in the Six Nations could have the biggest impact on Saturday's intriguing clash against England...

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