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  • Scotland vs England - talking points

    Scotland vs England - talking points

    England's NatWest 6 Nations title defence resumes on Saturday against Scotland at Murrayfield - a venue where they have not lost since 2008. Here Press Association Sport examines five talking points heading into the 136th Calcutta Cup...

  • Five things we learned from this weekend's Six Nations

    Five things we learned from this weekend's Six Nations

    England and Ireland inched closer to a NatWest 6 Nations title decider by extending their 100 per cent records at the weekend. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things we learned from the action in round two. Rugby's video technology is...

  • France drought continues with Scotland defeat

    France drought continues with Scotland defeat

    France's dismal run continued when they failed to win for the eighth consecutive time in a 32-26 defeat against Scotland in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Sunday. Scotland prevailed thanks to tries by Sean Maitland and Huw Jones with man of the...

  • Ireland thrash Italy to make it two wins from two in Six Nations

    Ireland thrash Italy to make it two wins from two in Six Nations

    Ireland crushed Italy 56-19 on Saturday to make it two Six Nations wins out of two and secure their first bonus point of the championship. Ireland, who ran in nine tries against Italy in each of their last two meetings, looked to keep ball in hand...

  • England vs Wales - talking points

    England vs Wales - talking points

    England and Wales collide in a seismic NatWest 6 Nations clash at Twickenham on Saturday that will put the winner in pole position for the title. Here, Press Association Sport examines five talking points heading into the match. Patchell looks the...

  • England rack up seven tries in emphatic win over Italy

    England rack up seven tries in emphatic win over Italy

    England scored seven tries on the way to an emphatic 46-15 win away to Italy as they began the defence of their Six Nations title in style on Sunday. Winger Anthony Watson got England off to a flying start with two early tries and number eight Sam...

  • Sexton breaks French hearts with last-second drop goal

    Sexton breaks French hearts with last-second drop goal

    Johnny Sexton's monster drop-goal gave Ireland a last-gasp 15-13 NatWest 6 Nations victory over France in Paris. The fly-half landed a long-range kick in the third minute of added time, to pinch Joe Schmidt's side a victory that had appeared...

  • Wales hammer Scotland in Six Nations opener

    Wales hammer Scotland in Six Nations opener

    Wales made a flying start to the NatWest 6 Nations as they blew Scotland away 34-7 in Cardiff. The Scots, without a win in the Welsh capital since 2002, never recovered from conceding tries inside the first 12 minutes to Wales scrum-half Gareth...

  • England vs Italy - Talking Points

    England vs Italy - Talking Points

    England open their NatWest 6 Nations title defence against Italy on Sunday and they are odds-on favourites to retain their crown. Here, Press Association Sport examines five talking points heading into the match. Over to you, Te'o Eddie Jones has...

  • Wales vs Scotland - Talking Points

    Wales vs Scotland - Talking Points

    Wales and Scotland open this season's NatWest 6 Nations Championship when they meet at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the talking points heading into the game. Can both sides shrug off...

  • France vs Ireland - Talking Points

    France vs Ireland - Talking Points

    Ireland face France in Paris on Saturday bidding to kick-start their NatWest 6 Nations campaign with an opening victory. Here, Press Association Sport examines the key talking points ahead of the Stade de France encounter. Ireland's Six Nations...

  • Who are the likely contenders to succeed Jones as England coach?

    Who are the likely contenders to succeed Jones as England coach?

    Eddie Jones' two-year contract extension as England head coach means he will now leave the position in 2021. The Australian was due to step down after the 2019 World Cup but will now work alongside his eventual successor, who the Rugby Football...

  • Noves sacked by France, Brunel to replace him

    Noves sacked by France, Brunel to replace him

    Guy Noves has been sacked as France coach and replaced by Jacques Brunel, the French Rugby Federation has announced. Noves endured a torrid two-year spell in charge, managing just seven wins from 21 matches. That led FFR president Bernard Laporte...

  • Watch: Jones expects 2018 Six Nations to be his toughest

    Watch: Jones expects 2018 Six Nations to be his toughest

      Eddie Jones is braced for his toughest Six Nations yet but the England head coach is wary of declaring the gap with the southern hemisphere has narrowed. Twickenham was the stage for victories over Argentina, Australia and Samoa that elevated...

  • Malta blitz Croatia to take charge of group

    Malta blitz Croatia to take charge of group

    Damian Neill’s national team produced another terrific performance, putting together some great passages of play and showing perfect cohesion as they beat Croatia 56-8 in their Conference 1 South match. Coach Neill was seeking an improvement in...

  • Neill demands improved display from Maltese side

    Neill demands improved display from Maltese side

    Following last week’s 52-20 rout of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Malta Rugby team, ranked 42, will be striving to extend their perfect start as they will host 54th–ranked Croatia in their second test of the 2018 Europe Conference 1 South...

  • Rampant Malta Rugby crush Bosnia

    Rampant Malta Rugby crush Bosnia

    The Malta rugby national team kicked off their commitments in the Rugby Europe Conference One South in style when they brushed aside Bosnia Herzegovina 52-20 in Zenica. It was a dominant performance from Damian Neill’s men who recovered from a...

  • All Blacks set to say goodbye to 'Professor' Smith

    All Blacks set to say goodbye to 'Professor' Smith

    All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith will end his 20-year association with the team on Saturday when they face Australia in their final Bledisloe Cup match of the season. There is unlikely to be any parades or statues unveiled in his hometown of...

  • Spanish female referee to officiate men's international rugby match

    Spanish female referee to officiate men's international rugby match

    Rugby union history will be made in Helsinki on Saturday when Spanish female referee Alhambra Nievas takes charge of a men's international match between Finland and Norway. It will be the first time a woman has refereed a competitive men's...

  • Tough weekend for national team in Prague

    Last week, the women’s national team was in Ostrava for the Rugby Europe Women’s 7s Trophy. The Maltese girls earned the right to compete in the high-level tournament after winning promotion as runners-up of the Women’s 7s Conference last year...