England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Mar 20, 2016

England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Six Nations champion England completed its first Grand Slam in 13 years after beating France 31-21 in an error-strewn finale on Saturday. England, handed the title last weekend after France lost to Scotland, scored three tries to none but kept giving away kickable penalties ...

England edges Wales in Six Nations

Mar 13, 2016

England edges Wales in Six Nations

England moved within sight of the Six Nations title and a first Grand Slam since 2003 by beating Wales 25-21 on Saturday, thanks to a punishing first-half display and flawless goalkicking from Owen Farrell. Farrell kicked six penalties and converted Anthony Watson’s 32nd-minute try ...

All Blacks to face Ireland in Chicago

Feb 17, 2016

All Blacks to face Ireland in Chicago

The last time New Zealand’s defending Rugby World Cup champion All Blacks team played in the U.S., the game was a record-setting sellout. It also was a blowout, as the storied All Blacks routed the USA Eagles national squad 74-6 before 61,500 people — ...

Feb 16, 2016

Ireland's Sexton suffering whiplash

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt has revealed that fly-half Johnny Sexton suffered a whiplash injury to his neck and shoulder in Ireland’s 10-9 Six Nations defeat against France. Sexton appeared dazed as he left the Stade de France field after several questionable hits on Saturday, ...

Wales beats Scotland to revive Six Nations title challenge

Feb 14, 2016

Wales beats Scotland to revive Six Nations title challenge

Wales got its Six Nations title ambitions back on track in an entertaining ninth straight win over Scotland by 27-23 on Saturday. Wales scored the first of its three tries quickly, but lost the lead for nearly 50 minutes as Scotland showed the gumption ...

Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

Feb 9, 2016

Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

Paul O’Connell has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having the chance to end a glittering career with European champion Toulon, the former Ireland captain said on Tuesday. O’Connell, whose retirement from international rugby came sooner than he had hoped ...

Jones victorious in first Six Nations match as England coach

Feb 7, 2016

Jones victorious in first Six Nations match as England coach

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” was resounding around an otherwise muted Murrayfield when England drove Scotland back in the scrum for a penalty, one final indignity for the beaten boys in blue. There was still time for England No. 8 Billy Vunipola to make another ...

Jones wants England to recover 'fear factor'

Jan 28, 2016

Jones wants England to recover 'fear factor'

Forward power rather than “fancy” rugby holds the key to England’s chances of success in the Six Nations Championship, according to new head coach Eddie Jones. Traditionally, England has been known for the strength of its forwards and Jones, the first foreigner to coach ...

Jan 26, 2016

Hartley named England captain for Six Nations

Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley was on Monday confirmed as England captain for the Six Nations tournament by head coach Eddie Jones. Hartley, 29, replaces Chris Robshaw at the helm despite missing over a year of his career for disciplinary reasons. “Dylan is an honest, ...

France shuts out Italy in ugly match

Mar 16, 2015

France shuts out Italy in ugly match

France beat Italy 29-0 in a turgid, error-strewn match in the Six Nations on Sunday, with little at stake for either side apart from pride. Yoann Maestri scored the opening try at the start of the second half after a fantastic break from Scott ...

Wales continues dominance against Scotland

Feb 16, 2015

Wales continues dominance against Scotland

Wales kickstarted its Six Nations campaign with a 26-23 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday. Warren Gatland’s team lost its opener to England but hit back in Edinburgh with tries in either half from scrum-half Rhys Webb and center Jonathan Davies for an ...

England rallies for win over Wales

Feb 7, 2015

England rallies for win over Wales

England fought back from 10-0 down after nine minutes to beat Wales 21-16 in the opening game of the Six Nations on Friday, avenging a painful defeat to its fiercest rival on its last trip to the Millennium Stadium. Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph ...