Northampton director of rugby Chris Boyd has eased Six Nations injury fears over Dan Biggar.Continue reading
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The 35-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest No.8s of the modern era, and has long been the heartbeat of the Azzuri.
With an exciting young generation of Italian talent emerging, along with a selection of ever-improving senior figures, Italy have been tipped by many for their strongest showing at Rugby’s Greatest Championship this year, and none will be more desperate to live up to the billing than Parisse.Continue reading
South Africa-born Paul Willemse was one of five uncapped players named by Jacques Brunel in the France squad for the two opening matches of the Six Nations on Wednesday.Continue reading
France have called up the son of Les Bleus legend Emile Ntamack to their squad preparing for the Six Nations Championship opener with Wales on February 1.
Toulouse outside-half Romain Ntamack is already an Under-20s World Cup winner and is one of five new faces drafted into the senior squad for the Paris showdown with Wales.Continue reading
THE Six Nations is nearly here with the Northern hemisphere’s best rugby teams gunning for glory ahead of the World Cup later this year.
Ireland will be looking to repeat last year’s incredible grand slam while England will hope to dramatically improve on a dreadful fifth placed finish in 2018.Continue reading
Dylan Hartley may not play before England’s Six Nations opener against Ireland as he struggles with a knee injury.Continue reading
O’Gara – a panellist on Virgin Media, the Guinness Six Nations host broadcaster in Ireland – gave his view on Ireland’s remarkable 2018 Grand Slam as part of a special programme on Sunday night.
Ireland overcame France in their opening match of the 2018 Championship thanks to a thrilling drop-goal deep into added time slotted by O’Gara’s one-time rival for the No.10 jersey Jonathan Sexton.Continue reading
The tournament kicks off when Ireland host England at Energia Park on Friday, February 1.
But who will stand out for Ireland in this year’s competition as they attempt to record their first title since 2015?Continue reading
The England wing was at his superb best, with 131 metres made, five defenders beaten and three clean breaks as the Tigers clawed themselves back into the top half of the Gallagher Premiership.Continue reading
The 26-year-old, who has 79 caps for his nation, electrified the crowd by sliding across the whitewash 19 minutes into the derby clash.
North, a back-to-back Guinness Six Nations victor in 2012 and 2013, capitalised out wide after a fine crossfield kick from compatriot Sam Davies.Continue reading