Six nations

  • Stringer to be evaluated on Thursday

    Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer's fitness will be re-evaluated on Thursday, two days before Ireland play England in the Six Nations. Stringer is battling to recover...

  • Ashton sees it in the players’ eyes

    England head coach Brian Ashton has played down the significance of the cramped training schedule for his players ahead of their Six Nations clash against...

  • Ashton wants England to improve

    England coach Brian Ashton is backing his team to return to their early form seen this year against Scotland for their match against Ireland on...

  • Wizard Williams the water to Wales’ drought

    Shane Williams starts his first Six Nations Championship game of the season against France in Paris on Saturday night determined to help break Wales' try...

  • England sweat over Robinson injury

    England's comeback wing Jason Robinson has given his side a major injury scare ahead of their Six Nations clash with Ireland at Croke Park on...

  • Italy in a flap without Sole

    Flanker Josh Sole will miss Italy's Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday after failing to recover from an elbow injury in time. Sole, who...

  • Wales captain has his eyes opened

    Wales captain Stephen Jones has admitted to being shocked by the criticism levelled at him and his team following the 21-9 Six Nations defeat to...

  • Farrell dipped into acid test

    Andy Farrell will face the biggest examination of his short lived rugby union career on Saturday when he lines up for England against Ireland at...

  • Hines to beef up Scots challenge

    Scotland head Coach Frank Hadden has made two changes to the squad for Saturday's clash with Italy in the Six Nations Championship at Murrayfield.

  • Croke tensions begin to cloud horizon

    Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has appealed for calm in an attempt to defuse mounting tension ahead of England's Croke Park debut on Saturday.

  • Scotland will be without webster

    Simon Webster has been ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations Championship clash between Scotland and Italy because of an ankle injury.

  • Gareth Jenkins sharpens his axe

    Gareth Jenkins has responded to Wales' 21-9 defeat to Scotland by making seven changes to his starting team for Saturday's Six Nations clash with France...

  • O’Sullivan adds six to Ireland squad

    Ireland's Six Nations squad resumed training on Monday with coach Eddie O'Sullivan making six additions to his 25-man group ahead of tackling England at Croke...

  • 14 England players selected for clubs

    England's coach Brian Ashton will be forced to sit and wait to hear which of his players will be available next weekend after 14 of...

  • Pelous uncertain of Six Nations role

    Injured France captain Fabien Pelous is in the dark about whether he will play in this year's Six Nations Championship. The Toulouse lock has been...

  • Welsh players backed by WRU

    The Welsh Rugby Union have defended those players seen socialising into the early hours following their dismal 21-9 Six Nations defeat by Scotland in the...

  • Woodward backs Ashton

    England's World cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has come out in support of current England coach Brian Ashton saying that he is working with...

  • Tigers play ball with England

    Leicester coach Richard Cockerill revealed none of the Tigers players named in England's team to start against Ireland will play a full Guinness Premiership game...

  • Azzurri eyeing up Scotland win

    Italy are heading to Scotland next weekend for their next game in the Six Nations full of optimism after their brave but ultimately futile effort...

  • O’Sullivan focuses on Triple Crown

    Ireland's Grand Slam dream may be over,but Eddie O'Sullivan is still intending on bringing some silverware home - or rather, keeping it there. Ireland won...

  • Wales suffer Morgan jaw Blow

    Wales and Dragons full-back Kevin Morgan will miss the RBS Six Nations Championship visit to France after suffering from a broken jaw against Scotland at...

  • Scotish exiles release blocked by PRL

    Three players from English Premiership clubs were today prevented from joining the Scotland squad in training ahead of their next match against Italy at Murrayfield...

  • Ashton set to name team early

    England head coach Brian Ashton will name his team to face Ireland on Tuesday afternoon - 11 days before the match - in the hope...

  • Falcons reach England player compromise

    Newcastle Falcons have confirmed that fly half Jonny Wilkinson will play no part in Sunday's Guinness Premiership trip to Bristol. Wilkinson will therefore be rested...

  • Worsley straight back in for England

    Flanker Joe Worsley and full-back Olly Morgan have been recalled to the England team for the Six Nations clash with Ireland a week on Saturday....

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