Johnson still unproven - Davies

Wales legend Jonathan Davies says Scotland Six Nations boss Scott Johnson has yet to prove himself in a top job. Davies rates ex-Wales caretaker coach Johnson as a "great motivator", but claims...

Saying England have Six Nations Championship nailed down is not

Saying England have Six Nations Championship nailed down is not arrogance - it is based on vital statistics

‘You cannot say that’ and ‘typically English’ are phrases probably spewing forth at this claim but let us look at this in the cold light of day. England are top of the table with six points...

Six Nations 2013: England must improve on performance against th

Six Nations 2013: England must improve on performance against the French to achieve Grand Slam

To say talk of a first Grand Slam in 10 years has been forbidden within the England camp would be an insult to the intelligence of the readers. From the moment the Six Nations squad got together...

Six Nations 2013: why Ireland coach Declan Kidney is running out

Six Nations 2013: why Ireland coach Declan Kidney is running out of time

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, It’s a cruel process. Ireland should have beaten Scotland out of sight last week. They completely dominated the game with over 70 per cent possession...

Six Nations 2013: Stuart Hogg and Leigh Halfpenny go head-to-hea

Six Nations 2013: Stuart Hogg and Leigh Halfpenny go head-to-head in fight for Lions spot

First, due to illness suffered by commentator Andrew Cotter, Davies the summariser was pressed into commentary duties. It is not an easy transition, and Davies certainly didn’t make it sound...

Six Nations 2013: Manu Tuilagi's devotion to England is written

Six Nations 2013: Manu Tuilagi's devotion to England is written in blood following defeat of France

So eager was the Leicester centre to return to action after being “sparked out” following a collision early in the first half with France No 8 Louis Picamoles that he administered his own strapping...

Weir enhances Scotland prospects

Weir has been forced to play second fiddle to Ruaridh Jackson in Scotland’s opening three games, coming off the bench in the victory over Ireland last weekend. The 21-year-old took his chance...

Kidney confident Ireland can rediscover form

Ireland coach Declan Kidney sees no reason why Ireland cannot end the Six Nations on a high with wins over France and Italy. Since Brian O'Driscoll inspired Ireland to a barnstorming start to the Championship...

Six Nations 2013: Will Greenwood's report card on England France

Six Nations 2013: Will Greenwood's report card on England France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales

England The show goes on. The slow-burning 15-month campaign under Stuart Lancaster is gradually bearing fruit. England have shown different styles in their Six Nations victories so...

Italy forwards will pose England a threat, says Care

Victory for England would take them a step closer to the Grand Slam and set up a potential RBS 6 Nations Championship decider with Wales in Cardiff and on the back of impressive wins over Scotland,...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Barbarians name squad to face Australia at Twickenham - SkySports

Barbarians name squad to face Australia at Twickenham - SkySports

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Australia face Wales, France, Ireland and England following their tour opener against the Baa-Baas. Barbarians head coach John Kirwan has completed his squad selection for the two-match run, against Australia and then Leicester Tigers at Welford Road ...

Boks cast eye to World Cup - Independent Online

Boks cast eye to World Cup - Independent Online

“We have only eight games left before the World Cup starts which is not a lot for whatever you want to work on,” he told reporters after the first day of a week-long training camp in the spiritual home of Springbok rugby in the Cape Winelands. “The ...

Stuart Lancaster can name this England squad with open mind, unlike next year - The Guardian (blog)

Stuart Lancaster can name this England squad with open mind, unlike next year - The Guardian (blog)

Lancaster could do worse than study last week's excellent documentary on the greatest centre Ireland has ever produced. BT Sport's film about Brian O'Driscoll was an absorbing study in emerald genius, enhanced by the ... to fall by the wayside in such ...

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England 5 4 0 1 94/78 8
Scotland 5 2 0 3 98/107 4
Italy 5 2 0 3 75/111 4
Ireland 5 1 1 3 72/81 3
France 5 1 1 3 73/91 3

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