Category Archives: Six Nations

Six Nations 2019: Scotland will ‘look to Russell for answers’ – Greig Laidlaw


Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell
Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell are likely to be Scotland’s starting half-backs in the Six Nations

Scotland will “look to Finn Russell for answers” during their Six Nations campaign, says captain Greig Laidlaw.

Fly-half Russell, 26, is known for his attacking flair and has produced some scintillating moments since joining Racing 92 from Glasgow in the summer. Continue reading

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Nigel Owens reveals the five things Six Nations referees will be looking out for this year

With the Six Nations kicking off next weekend, all the referees involved will meet this Wednesday to prepare for and review how we can best officiate the tournament consistently as a group of officials and hopefully play a small part in helping deliver what will be hopefully a wonderful Six Nations. Continue reading

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Six Nations 2019: BBC coverage guide for TV, radio and BBC Sport website


Ireland with the Six Nations trophy
Ireland won all their matches in 2018 to secure their their third Grand Slam

The 2019 Six Nations kicks off on Friday, 1 February with BBC Sport covering every match from the men’s tournament and several games from the women’s competition.

BBC One will televise seven men’s matches – all of Scotland, Wales and France’s home games – while BBC Sport will show nine women’s ties on Red Button, Connected TV and online. Continue reading

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England: broke and ‘brutal’, Eddie Jones predicts for Six Nations


Eddie Jones has warned though England may be broke off the field they will be brutal on it in their pursuit of Ireland’s Six Nations rugby crown.

Jones and Wales coach Warren Gatland met for a curry in London on the eve of the tournament’s launch in south west London, with England’s head coach revealing the Wales boss picked up the bill. Continue reading

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Six Nations 2019: Leigh Halfpenny ruled out of Wales’ opener with France


Wales back Leigh Halfpenny has not played since suffering concussion in November's win over Australia
Wales back Leigh Halfpenny has not played since suffering concussion in November’s win over Australia

Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales’ opening Six Nations game away to France in Paris on Friday, 1 February.

The 30-year-old British and Irish Lions back has not played since suffering concussion in the win over Australia on 10 November. Continue reading

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Six Nations: Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton should be fit for England opener – Cullen


Sexton was part of the Ireland side which secured a historic first win over New Zealand on Irish soil in November
Sexton was part of the Ireland side which secured a historic first home win over New Zealand in November

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton is nearing a return to full fitness ahead of the crunch Six Nations opener against England, according to Leinster boss Leo Cullen.

The world player of the year has been struggling with a knee injury and hasn’t played in almost a month. Continue reading

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Six Nations 2019: Scotland call up Crosbie, Smith, Dunbar & Harley as Watson drops out


Luke Crosbie runs with the ball for Edinburgh
Luke Crosbie came on for Hamish Watson in Edinburgh’s win over Montpellier and has trained with Scotland previously

Scotland have called up four players to their Six Nations squad after injuries to several players including first-choice open-side flanker Hamish Watson.

Edinburgh’s Watson has dropped out of the squad while he recovers from a suspected fracture to his hand. Continue reading

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Vunipola looking sharp ahead of Guinness Six Nations

The powerful No.8, who starred in England’s 2016 Grand Slam triumph, has struggled with injury for much of the last two years but, now fit, he is back in Eddie Jones’ squad.

And he showed he is ready to make his mark by bulldozing his way through Glasgow’s defence mid-way through the first half at Allianz Park for a trademark try from the base of a scrum. Continue reading

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Will Edinburgh and Glasgow Euro runs lead to Six Nations success?


Last week one English journalist asked the question which is on every Scot’s mind… does a good Champions Cup showing by the twin pro teams at least hint at an equally promising Six Nations campaign starting in two weeks’ time against Italy? Continue reading

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Six Nations 2019 Fantasy Rugby: How to play to win a £5,000 jackpot prize

Welcome to Telegraph Fantasy Rugby, our exciting new 2019 Six Nations game that will test your selection skills to the limit.

As a Telegraph Fantasy Rugby manager, your task is simple – assemble a team of 15 players to score you fantasy points based on their performances in the upcoming tournament.

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