England: Five things we learned v Wales

By Charlie MorganIt’s tempting to splurge on hyperbole. On Sunday, England accomplished a revenge mission and drove away the demons that have haunted them over the past 12 months. Some facets of...

Ireland and Wales drop in IRB rankings

Ireland have fallen to sixth in the IRB rankings despite being on the verge of their first Six Nations title since 2009. Such is Ireland's superior points difference over England, a win over France...

Owen Farrell backs France to ruin Brian O'Driscoll's farewell an

Owen Farrell backs France to ruin Brian O'Driscoll's farewell and hand England the title

Julian Bennetts – Published 10 March 2014 08:09 AMIreland will almost certainly claim the trophy if they win in Paris on Saturday as their points difference is...

Lancaster looks to France for a favour

London – Stuart Lancaster was left looking for a favour from France after his side's 29-18 win over Wales set-up a three-way fight for the Six Nations Championship. England secured a first Triple...

Six Nations set for grand finale

London - In a scenario that will delight organisers, TV executives and armchair fans, the Six Nations championship is set to be decided in the final minutes of the final fixture of next weekend's “Super...

France climb two places in rankings

France climb two places in rankings

France’s late escape against Scotland at Murrayfield has seen them return to fifth in the latest IRB World Rankings, regaining the two places they lost after the defeat by Wales in round three of the...

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

By Katie FieldThe SaintsBrilliant BOD Only one man could head up the Saints list this week – the irrepressible Brian O’Driscoll, who became the world’s most-capped Test player on Saturday when he...

Six Nations Team of the Week - Round 4

Six Nations Team of the Week - Round 4

Published 10 March 2014 09:01 AMIreland, inspired by the departing Brian O'Driscoll, ran in seven tries to bolster their points difference and virtually out their Six Nations faith in...

Marler: Win over Wales has buried ghosts

England's Joe Marler admitted their 29-18 win over Wales helped bury the ghosts of last year's hammering in Cardiff. The 30-3 loss to Wales last season caused the England coaching team to re-evaluate...

Best of the Weekend: England & Ireland prosper in the Six Nations

England stay in the hunt, Ireland move into pole positionTwickenham played host to perhaps the most highly-anticipated game of the 2014 Six Nations, and although England’s winning score line of 29-18...

Rugby: Bundee jump is causing ire - New Zealand Herald

South Africans could become eligible through the residency qualification, but they would never be Welsh. The vitriol in Wales was easy to understand and yet 15 years on and the vision Henry proposed has been adopted, if amended, across Europe. Ireland ...

Wales could learn from game changing Irish - WalesOnline

3 weeks agoby WalesOnlineon Google News

Considerable debate has been generated over the past few months in the press and in rugby clubs up and down the land over the future of Welsh rugby and, in particular, the relative decline of our regional sides over the last few years. Given this, I ...

Rugby: Fringe players should harden up - New Zealand Herald

Former Northland captain Jared Payne is another on track to play for Ireland this year - the utility back is a possible successors to Brian O'Driscoll in the midfield. Former Crusader Michael Paterson is eligible for Wales this year and inside back ...

Simon Thomas: The stark facts that show Welsh rugby has a lot to learn from ... - WalesOnline

Simon Thomas: The stark facts that show Welsh rugby has a lot to learn from ... - WalesOnline

3 weeks agoby WalesOnlineon Google News

That Easter Sunday double header is a golden opportunity to showcase Welsh regional rugby – and prove it's not just England and Ireland that can deliver big rugby occasions below international level. Some people will point to the fact London and Dublin ...

The European Rugby Champions Cup explained: Everything you need to know ... - WalesOnline

The European Rugby Champions Cup explained: Everything you need to know ... - WalesOnline

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But the next £4m will go to the Pro12 and the majority of it will head into Welsh and Irish coffers to reflect the fact they both contribute four teams to Europe whereas Scotland and Italy provide just two. That would see Wales and Ireland both ...

European Rugby Champions Cup: The behind-the-scenes story - BBC Sport

European Rugby Champions Cup: The behind-the-scenes story - BBC Sport

4 days agoby BBC Sporton Google News

... for a breakaway tournament - supported by the Welsh regions - and, on the other, the unions of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy and France pledged their support to the status quo; the Heineken Cup, run by current organisers European Rugby Cup (ERC).

Ireland's momentum should see them go all the way - Irish Times

Ireland's momentum should see them go all the way - Irish Times

1 day agoby Irish Timeson Google News

Their composure, physicality and commitment to the game plan will come under scrutiny from holders England, who beat off Wales 11-9 in the other semi-final after a 62-5 stroll over Portugal first time out. Ireland have won this prestigious tournament ...

Playing cricket has really helped my rugby, says Joe Launchbury as career ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Indeed Launchbury quite enjoys impersonating an openside flanker. Before Wales played England, the British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton admitted that, in reviewing England's victory over Ireland, he had been astounded by the brilliance of ...

TV3 wins rights to 2015 Rugby World Cup - Irish Times (blog)

Although it has not been confirmed publicly, it is believed that BT will have first pick on matches involving the Aviva Premiership teams in England, with Sky Sports having first pick on them in Ireland as well as Wales, Scotland, France and Italy ...

European rugby's peace pact could be bad for Australia - The Roar

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In addition, it also includes the English (Premiership Rugby), Welsh (Regional Rugby Wales) and French (LNR) club organisations. Moreover, EPCR will have their headquarters in Switzerland, moving from ERC's headquarters in Ireland. Despite the move ...

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Ireland 5 4 0 1 132/49 8
England 5 4 0 1 138/65 8
Wales 5 3 0 2 122/79 6
France 5 3 0 2 101/100 6
Scotland 5 1 0 4 47/138 2
Italy 5 0 0 5 63/172 0

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