Six nations

  • Italy’s show on the road at last

    It has taken 33 matches and some heart-breaking close failures, but Italy finally have claimed an away win in the Six Nations, beating Scotland 17-37...

  • 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...

  • Match data – Scotland v Italy

    Forza Azzurri! The Italians finally did it, becoming the first team to win at Murrayfield in the Six Nations for two years and claiming their...

  • Scotland coach reaches pivotal moment

    Scotland coach Frank Hadden has demanded a reaction from his team to their loss at home to Italy, saying that his side will be measured...

  • Wilkinson given the all clear

    England have received a huge boost ahead of their Six Nations showdown with Ireland at Croke Park later today with fly-half star Jonny Wilkinson shaking...

  • England bounced out of Croke Park

    It was Ireland's Croke Park party and England were the possible gatecrashers, but the Irish sent the English crashing to earth with a 43-13 humiliation...

  • Taylor put in a ‘silly’ position

    Edinburgh chairman Alex Carruthers believes Scotland international Simon Taylor has been "discourteous" and "silly" if he has opened talks with a view to joining Stade...

  • All smiles from O’Connell

    Ireland star Paul O'Connell savoured a record 43-13 victory over England at Croke Park and admitted it was relief that Ireland had risen to the...

  • Azzurri revel in fresh success

    Italy's rugby personnel could not contain their joy after finally clinching their first away Six Nations victory in 17 attempts with a 37-17 win over...

  • Robinson misses Croke Park clash

    England wing Jason Robinson has been ruled out of Saturday's game with Ireland because of a neck injury.

  • Preview – Scotland v Italy

    If it wasn't for the World Cup later in the year this game could have been nothing more than a wooden spoon decider. As it...

  • Preview – Ireland v England

    The Irish have bad memories, ones they don't forget. Should their memories falter at all, there is Croke Park to remind them.For the Irish all...

  • Italy’s big guns breaking down

    Italy's squad is beginning to take the strain following the two bruising opening weeks of Six Nations action in which they spent much of their...

  • Berbizier looks to end personal hoodoo

    Italy coach Pierre Berbizier is hoping to end a personal hoodoo in Scotland when he takes the Azzurri to Murrayfield in the Six Nations Championship...

  • Wilkinson succumbs to an old foe

    Jonny Wilkinson has emerged as England's latest fitness concern for their Six Nations showdown with Ireland at Croke Park on Saturday. The fly-half superstar missed...

  • Zanni to shine in Edinburgh

    Italy flanker Alessandro Zanni will make a run-on Six Nations debut in Edinburgh on Saturday, as a result of the injury to Josh Sole. Zanni's...

  • Skrela ready to step into limelight

    David Skrela believes this year's Six Nations Championship could enable him to finally make the transformation from seasoned club performer to a player of genuine...

  • Wilkinson reveals the truth

    As England gear up for their crucial encounter with Ireland on Saturday their star man Jonny Wilkinson has revealed he doesn't actually like kicking.

  • Taylor wary of Italians

    Scotland back-rower Simon Taylor believes a defeat against Italy on Saturday would be a "disaster" for his team but insists the mindset going into the...

  • Hall ready for Italian power

    Dougie Hall has vowed that he and his Scotland team-mates will rise to the challenge presented by Italy's formidable forwards this Saturday.

  • Jenkins ready to give his all for Wales

    Gethin Jenkins is prepared to scrummage himself to a standstill once again as Wales look to end a run of poor results with another famous...

  • Wilkinson in doubt for England

    England management have called up Mike Catt to their squad for the Six Nations game with Ireland after fly-half Jonny Wilkinson missed Thursday's training session.

  • Hickie ready for England showdown

    Denis Hickie insists Ireland's perfect post-World Cup record over England will be meaningless when the rivals collide in a crucial Six Nations clash.

  • Morgan ready for his big test

    Olly Morgan will prepare for the toughest rugby challenge of his young life at Croke Park on Saturday with the words of the coach ringing...

  • Cockbain is relishing his return

    Brent Cockbain will end 15 months in the international wilderness on Saturday and is determined to make the most of his return to the Six...

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