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...

Why is Welsh rugby not thriving like Leinster and Munster do in Ireland? Simon ... - WalesOnline

Why is Welsh rugby not thriving like Leinster and Munster do in Ireland? Simon ... - WalesOnline

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Why is Irish domestic rugby thriving while in Wales, where it's our national game, we struggle for numbers? In search of an answer, I returned on Saturday afternoon to Donnybrook, which was hosting the curtain-raising A-team game between the two Irish ...

Two full-time Welsh rugby league clubs achievable - John Kear - BBC News

Two full-time Welsh rugby league clubs achievable - John Kear - BBC News

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Wales rugby league coach John Kear believes the country can sustain two full-time sides. Ex-England coach Kear will lead Wales for the first time later this month at the European Championship against Scotland, France and Ireland. Kear's squad includes ...

Ireland and Wales: Extra incentive for 2017 - SkySports

Ireland and Wales: Extra incentive for 2017 - SkySports

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England, Scotland and France are already seeded after they reached the knockout stages in 2013 but Wales and Ireland will have to go through qualifying for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand if they fail to top the European Championship, which ...

Rugby: Cheika agrees to take Wallabies job - report - Otago Daily Times

Rugby: Cheika agrees to take Wallabies job - report - Otago Daily Times

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is keen to appoint a coach before Friday when the squad depart for their tour of Europe, which features tests against Wales, France, Ireland and England. ARU chief Bill Pulver said they would consider a caretaker coach ...

Schmidt and Cheika set for showdown in Aussie Test - Irish Independent

Schmidt and Cheika set for showdown in Aussie Test - Irish Independent

After a disappointing two-year spell with Stade Francais, Cheika led the New South Wales Waratahs to the Super Rugby title in August. Ireland host Australia on November 22 in what will be the first meeting of Schmidt and Cheika as opposing head coaches.

European Championship: Underdogs Ireland take on France in Dublin - SkySports

European Championship: Underdogs Ireland take on France in Dublin - SkySports

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Ireland will be cast in the familiar role of underdogs when they launch their European Championship campaign against France in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. The Irish face matches against the French, Scotland and Wales with a place in the 2016 Four ...

Larkham turns down role in Aus set-up - SuperSport

Larkham turns down role in Aus set-up - SuperSport

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The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is expected to name New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika as replacement for Ewen McKenzie, who quit suddenly last Saturday, before the squad departs on Friday. Larkham, who played 102 times for his country, had ...

Bulls duo go under the knife - SuperSport

Bulls duo go under the knife - SuperSport

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If it is the worst case scenario it would mean he would be in doubt for the pre-season training and only return close to the start of the 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby season, and in all likelihood miss the opening few games. This would not be a train smash ...

Prop blow for Springboks - SPORT24

Prop blow for Springboks - SPORT24

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The Springboks will play Tests against Ireland (Dublin, November 8), England (London, November 15), Italy (Padova, November 22) and Wales (Cardiff, November 29). Read more on: springboks | marcel van der merwe | rugby. NEXT ON SPORT24X ...

You'd be 'silly' to back the All Blacks to win the RWC - YahooXtra Blogs (blog)

You'd be 'silly' to back the All Blacks to win the RWC - YahooXtra Blogs (blog)

For all the reasons above, I believe that next year's winner will come from New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, England and France with both Ireland and Wales not quite matching the big guns. I'm always wary of leaving France out of calculations ...

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