Greig Laidlaw kicked six second-half penalties as Scotland claimed a gutsy 32-26 win over France at Murrayfield on Sunday. CRAIG LEWIS reports. Considering Scotland meekly succumbed to a 34-7 loss against Wales last weekend, this was a particularly impressive performance from them. They have become an increasingly difficult team to beat at home. A vociferous home crowd certainly had reason to… Read more →
Ireland No 8 Jamie Heaslip has announced his retirement from all rugby following a long battle with a back injury.
England coach Eddie Jones took full responsibility for his team’s 25-13 loss to Scotland at Murrayfield.
Huw Jones scored a brace as Scotland inflicted a shock 25-13 defeat on England at Murrayfield on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Jacob Stockdale scored a brace as Ireland claimed a 37-27 bonus-point win over Wales in Dublin on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports. Ireland came into this Test riding a wave of confidence after two contrasting victories against France and Italy. They were installed as favourites to beat Wales, who had struggled for consistency and with selection, because of several injuries. The two… Read more →
Maxime Machenaud kicked 17 points as France beat Italy 34-17 at the Velodrome in Marseille on Friday night. MARIETTE ADAMS reports. Coming into the game, France and Italy were winless in the tournament and occupied the two spots at the bottom of the log. Staying true to that form, this fixture failed to transfer into a high-quality clash and yet it… Read more →
England could overtake Ireland at the top of the Six Nations log if they score a big win against Scotland on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI. FRANCE vs ITALY (Marseille, Friday, 22:00) France will be desperate to bounce back after losing their first two matches against Ireland and Scotland. They will fancy their chances of securing a bonus-point victory against an… Read more →
The inclusion of No 8 Nathan Hughes is the only change to England’s starting lineup ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield.
CJ Stander is back at No 8 for Ireland’s Six Nations match against Wales in Dublin on Saturday.
France have made five changes to their starting XV for Friday night’s match against Italy in Marseille. Anthony Belleau, Alexandre Lapandry, Arthur Iturria, Felix Lambey, Jonathan Danty, Louis Picamoles, Remi Lamerat and Teddy Thomas were all not considered for selection after breaking a team curfew following France’s defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield. Mathieu Bastareaud returns from his ban for a homophobic… Read more →