Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Scotland prop Nel aims to break new ground in 2017

WP Nel believes Vern Cotter can lead Scotland to an autumn clean-sweep and a first-ever RBS 6 Nations title win. [+]


Itoje wants England to keep getting better

Maro Itoje is adamant Eddie Jones' England must continue to improve and build on their 2016 RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam ... [+]

Hartley targets Springboks at Twickenham

England Captain Dylan Hartley is desperate to keep performing for his country as Eddie Jones' men target a win over South ... [+]

Nowell ruled out after thumb surgery

Jack Nowell is set to be sidelined for the beginning of the new season after undergoing surgery on an injured thumb. ... [+]

Lawes targeting return from ankle surgery

With a chronic ankle injury behind him, England lock Courtney Lawes insists he is ready to shine for club and country. ... [+]


Fickou kicks off new season in style

France centre Gaël Fickou is trying to add another string to his bow after knocking over his first penalty as a ... [+]

Bullish Picamoles excited for new season

France star Louis Picamoles has sent a warning to the rest of the RBS 6 Nations by insisting he will be ... [+]

Huget relishing return to action

France winger Yoann Huget has made his playing return after recovering from a torn ACL which he suffered during last year's ... [+]

Guirado absent for start of new season

France captain Guilhem Guirado is set to miss the start of the Top 14 season as he recovers from a knee ... [+]


Madigan revels in promising Bordeaux start

Double RBS 6 Nations winner Ian Madigan seems to have taken to French rugby like a duck to water, but the ... [+]

O’Brien to be eased back from injury

Sean O'Brien will take his time in returning from a ruptured hamstring with his comeback tentatively scheduled for October after undergoing ... [+]

Best aiming for big things ahead of new season

Ireland's summer tour to South Africa was barely a month ago but already hooker Rory Best is making plans for the ... [+]

Murray brimming with confidence ahead of Erasmus influence

Ireland star Conor Murray admits he is full of confidence as he prepares for a new era at Munster under head ... [+]


O’Shea has high hopes for improving Italy

Conor O'Shea believes the current crop of Italy players can become the country's greatest-ever side after impressing on their mini-summer tours ... [+]

Festuccia hoping Zebre return leads to international recall

Experienced hooker Carlo Festuccia is determined to earn an Italy recall after his return to Zebre. [+]

Italy’s Haimona makes Bay of Plenty switch

Kelly Haimona insists he learned a lot from his time in Italy, after the Kiwi-born fly-half announced his return to the ... [+]

Italy prop Cittadini on the move

Italy prop Lorenzo Cittadini has signed a deal with French club Bayonne after Wasps agreed to release the 33-year-old from the ... [+]


Scotland prop Nel aims to break new ground in 2017

WP Nel believes Vern Cotter can lead Scotland to an autumn clean-sweep and a first-ever RBS 6 Nations title win. [+]

Townsend to take over Scotland job

Gregor Townsend, will take over as Scotland head coach at the end of the current season, replacing Vern Cotter. [+]

Bennett thrilled by silver as Fiji prove too strong

Scotland centre Mark Bennett admitted Fiji were just too good after he and his Team GB teammates were forced to settle ... [+]

Gray excited at co-captaincy role with Pyrgos

Scotland lock Jonny Gray has revealed his excitement at combining with international teammate Henry Pyrgos as Glasgow Warriors co-captains this season. ... [+]


Tipuric makes successful injury return

Wales flanker Justin Tipuric enjoyed a successful return from five months of injury in the Ospreys' 71-0 preseason victory over Belgium. [+]

Anscombe wants Biggar’s Wales jersey

Gareth Anscombe is eyeing the Welsh No.10 jersey after shaking off the hip injury which ended his summer tour of New ... [+]

Patchell set to stake his claim for Wales No10 shirt

Head coach Warren Gatland could have a new contender for the Wales No10 shirt when we reach the 2017 RBS 6 ... [+]

Wales’ Jenkins looking to kick-on after surprise summer tour

Wales international Ellis Jenkins is hoping his surprise summer Tour can be the starting point for a breakthrough RBS 6 Nations ... [+]

6 nations rugby

Ireland's O'Driscoll cited for stamping Italy flanker

Ireland’s O’Driscoll cited for stamping Italy flanker

Brian O'Driscoll could be named Lions captain again Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free ... [+]
Wales' Halfpenny wins Player of the Six Nations

Wales’ Halfpenny wins Player of the Six Nations

Leigh Halfpenny has won 2013 Six Nations 'Player of the Championship' Email Article | | Print Article | Click here ... [+]

Rugby Union

Extremely Rugby semi-final refs confirmed

Man in the centre: Gary Walsh ... [+]

Patchell to come back stronger

Keen make an impression: Rhys Patchell ... [+]

Britain Women U20s beat Africa to claim 3rd

Britain Women U20s secure 3rd after earn ... [+]

Where are they now?: Henson and the IRB Young Gamers of the Year

More happy periods: Gavin Henson receives the award for IRB Young ... [+]


Hayward rings the changes for Wales Under-20s squad

Wales Under-20s head coach Byron Hayward admits his side are wiping the slate clean for this year's Six Nations after coming ... [+]

Walshe makes four changes to England Under-20s Six Nations squad

Head coach Nick Walshe insists it is all systems go for England Under-20s as they bid to defend their Six Nations ... [+]

England Under-20s begin title defence in France

England Under-20s will begin their pursuit of a fourth successive RBS 6 Nations title in France after the fixtures for the ... [+]

Williams sees benefits of Under-20s campaign

Scrum-half Rhodri Williams believes his performances for Wales Under-20s this summer are the driving force behind his early season form for ... [+]

Lineen relishing new Under-20s campaign

Scotland Under-20s head coach Sean Lineen is relishing the chance to cast his eye over the potential stars of tomorrow with ... [+]


Bemand expecting improvement from England Women

England women's lead coach Scott Bemand admitted his side had been dealt a shock to the system when they went down ... [+]

Briggs: Ireland will go for broke at home World Cup

Ireland women's captain Niamh Briggs insists there is no way Ireland will be happy with anything less than World Cup victory ... [+]

Tierney impressed by Ireland newcomers

Ireland head coach Tom Tierney believes this year's Women's Six Nations has shown that the future is bright for his country ... [+]

Women’s Six Nations Review: Round 5

The Women's Six Nations reached a thrilling conclusion on Friday evening, as England were denied their first Grand Slam since 2012 ... [+]

France worthy winners of the Women’s Six Nations

From the opening game when France easily brushed aside Italy in a powerful display that showcased the best of their forward ... [+]

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