France edges Scotland for hard-fought Six Nations victory

Feb 13, 2017

France edges Scotland for hard-fought Six Nations victory

France needed two late penalties from flyhalf Camille Lopez to beat Scotland 22-16 in a hard-fought Six Nations match on Sunday, after the Scots had clawed back to draw level heading into the last 10 minutes. Scotland won its opening game last weekend against ...

Wales starts slow, rolls to victory against Italy

Feb 6, 2017

Wales starts slow, rolls to victory against Italy

Wales overcame a sluggish start for a 33-7 win over Italy in a rainy Six Nations match on Sunday, narrowly missing out on a bonus point. Jonathan Davies, Liam Williams and George North scored tries after the hour mark and Leigh Halfpenny kicked for ...

Feb 5, 2017

England beats France in Six Nations opener

Replacement Ben Te’o’s last-gasp try scrambled defending champion England to a 19-16 Six Nations win over arch-rival France on a thrilling opening day in the tournament. Stuart Hogg was Scotland’s two-try hero as it surged to a 21-5 lead over Ireland before going 21-22 ...

Dec 25, 2016

England's Mako Vunipola in doubt for Six Nations

England prop Mako Vunipola may join brother Billy on the sidelines for the Six Nations after Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall revealed his left knee injury could be serious. Vunipola, whose younger sibling and back-row forward Billy underwent knee surgery in November, damaged ...

Jun 25, 2016

England holds off Australia to complete series swep

A ruthless England side beat Australia 44-40 in a thrilling rollercoaster of a third test on Saturday to inflict a first 3-0 home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971. Tries from prop Dan Cole, fullback Mike Brown, No. 8 Billy Vunipola and replacement ...

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 ...