Ireland ready for French scrum in Six Nations clash, says Best

Published : 8:14 am  February 13, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Ireland captain Rory Best insisted on Friday that the changes to France’s scrum would not catch the reigning Six Nations champions by surprise.

England savvy about Italy threat at rugby Six Nations

Published : 7:44 am  February 13, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England have never lost to Italy, but coach Eddie Jones said he was under no illusion the task facing his team when the sides play their second Six Nations match of the season on Sunday.

England set out to ‘smack’ Italy in Rome

Published : 9:19 am  February 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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With only one Six Nations title since 2003, England should find themselves in pole position if they heed Eddie Jones’ words and give Italy “a good hiding” on Sunday.

France make six changes for Ireland game

Published : 9:10 am  February 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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France manager Guy Noves has made six changes for Saturday’s Six Nations match at home to Ireland as Les Bleus look to tighten up their defence after scraping a win over Italy in their tournament opener.

England set out to ‘smack’ Italy in Rome

Published : 11:38 pm  February 11, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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With only one Six Nations title since 2003, England should find themselves in pole position if they heed Eddie Jones’ words and give Italy “a good hiding” on Sunday.

Biggar fit to take place in unchanged Wales side

Published : 11:29 pm  February 11, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Flyhalf Dan Biggar has recovered from the ankle problem that forced him off against Ireland at the weekend and will take his place in an unchanged Wales side for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland.

Beaumont junior retained in England squad to face Italy

Published : 10:07 am  February 10, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Josh Beaumont, the son of former captain Bill, and Maro Itoje have been retained in England coach Eddie Jones’ 25-man squad for Sunday’s Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.

Pollard ruled out of Super Rugby season with knee injury

Published : 9:37 pm  February 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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South Africa flyhalf Handre Pollard will miss the Super Rugby season, the test series against Ireland and the Rugby Championship after rupturing knee ligaments in a freak training accident, the Bulls said on Tuesday.

France’s Picamoles sidelined with hamstring injury

Published : 9:25 am  February 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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France number eight Louis Picamoles’s Six Nations campaign is in doubt after he siffered a torn hamstring during their 23-21 win against visitors Italy on Saturday.

Wales peg Ireland back to draw Six Nations opener

Published : 12:50 am  February 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Wales drew 16-16 with defending champions Ireland in an absorbing Six Nations opener on Sunday, clawing back a 13-point first half deficit to take the lead before Johnny Sexton levelled with a late penalty.

Vunipola the bedrock of Jones’ new England

Published : 12:35 am  February 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Eddie Jones appears to be on a mission to tell every player in his England squad that he can be the best in the world in his position but those global ambitions for Billy Vunipola look less fanciful after his barnstorming display against Scotland.

All Blacks edge Australia at the death to win inaugural Sydney title

Published : 12:10 am  February 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Teenager Rieko Ioane scored a dramatic last-gasp try to give New Zealand a 27-24 win over Australia in a thrilling final on Sunday and dash hopes of a home triumph in the inaugural Sydney Sevens.

France survive spirited Italy challenge

Published : 2:44 pm  February 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Jules Plisson kicked a penalty four minutes from time to defeat Italy 23-21 and deny them a famous first Six Nations victory in France on Saturday.

England beat Scotland to give Jones winning start

Published : 2:19 pm  February 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Tries by lock George Kruis and wing Jack Nowell gave England a hard-earned 15-9 Six Nations victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday in coach Eddie Jones’s first match in charge.

Ireland in risky business against Wales

Published : 11:13 am  February 6, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Joe Schmidt admits he’s taking risks with his Ireland team selection as they prepare for the visit of Wales to Lansdowne Road for Sunday’s Six Nations clash.

Quartet to make Italy debuts against France

Published : 11:08 am  February 5, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Injury-hit Italy will hand test debuts to four players, two in the backs and two in the pack, in their starting side to play France in the Six Nations in Paris on Saturday.

England start afresh, Ireland look to Best

Published : 9:45 am  February 5, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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English rugby’s shot at redemption under new Australian coach Eddie Jones and fiery captain Dylan Hartley begins against Scotland in the cauldron of Murrayfield on Saturday in a Six Nations melting pot of teams looking to erase memories of World Cup disappointment.

Jones plays it safe in first England outing

Published : 5:21 pm  February 4, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Eddie Jones unveiled an experienced team for his first match as England coach on Thursday, keeping his uncapped trio on the bench and going with the tried and tested to face Scotland in Edinburgh in their Six Nations opener on Saturday.

Wales name Evans, James to face Ireland

Published : 8:08 am  February 4, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Wales named prop Rob Evans, winger Tom James and flanker Justin Tipuric in their starting team for the Six Nations opener against defending champions Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.

England coach Jones offers to help old Stormers team

Published : 10:54 am  February 3, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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New England coach Eddie Jones has offered to help out his old club, the Stormers, just days from the start of the Six Nations Championship.

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