France had suffered three straight narrow defeats coming into Sunday’s clash so Scott Spedding was relieved at a scrappy victory over Scotland in Paris. Having gone down 19-16 in their RBS 6 Nations opener away at Twickenham, the French came into the game under huge pressure, and they were pushed all the way to extend
Elliot Daly was the hero as England and Wales played out a pulsating Test match at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It was Daly’s try in the last five minutes that secured a 21-16 victory for England, who are now two from two in the RBS 6 Nations. But the scoreline only tells part of the
Wales head coach Rob Howley has made two changes – both in the front row – as his side prepare to welcome England to the Principality Stadium on Saturday Props Rob Evans and Tomas Francis both come into the starting XV to take on the Grand Slam champions, replacing Nicky Smith and Samson Lee respectively.
Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has announced his side to face Ireland this Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, in the second round of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations. The 46-year-old has made four changes to the side that was beaten last weekend on home turf by Wales, with three of those coming in
Italy’s resolute performance during the first half against Wales last weekend will have left Conor O’Shea optimistic his charges can pull off at least one scalp during this year’s RBS 6 Nations. And the Irishman has shuffled his pack slightly in a bid to cause Ireland the same problems in a hostile Stadio Olimpico that
Italy have secured the services of Brendan Venter through to the next Rugby World Cup with the South African set to take charge of their defence until 2019. Venter was part of the South Africa team that lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 1995, and has since enjoyed success coaching, notably during a spell with
Joe Schmidt has named three uncapped players in his Ireland squad for the opening two rounds of the RBS 6 Nations including brothers Niall and Rory Scannell. The Munster duo are joined by provincial teammate Andrew Conway in the 40-man squad selected by Schmidt. Rory Best, who won his 100th cap for Ireland in November,
Henry Chavancy has been called into the France squad for the RBS 6 Nations in place of the injured Wesley Fofana while François Trinh-Duc could also return before the end of the Championship. Fofana suffered a torn Achilles tendon on Saturday and will be out for the entirety of the competition, leaving Guy Novès short