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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Angelo Esposito's big tackle on Jonny May in Rome

A quick look at the impressive tackle Italy's Angelo Esposito made on England's Jonny May on Saturday. England won the game 52-11 but this was one of the best tackles of the weekend as the Italy wing picked up and drove May into touch without too much trouble. MORE »

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stuart Hogg apologises after red card challenge on Dan Biggar

By now you've probably seen the Stuart Hogg red card incident from Saturday. It was posted as part of the official match highlights, but for archive purposes, it's up separately here now. Hogg has since apologied, details of which are below. MORE »

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ireland and O'Driscoll celebrate 2014 Six Nations victory in Paris

Brian O'Driscoll got the fairytale farewell Ireland fans had hoped for as the team he represented 133 times beat France 22-20 in Paris on Saturday to claim the 2014 Six Nations. Ireland's superior points difference proved crucial on the final weekend. MORE »

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

Scotland suffered their biggest ever Six Nations defeat as Wales piled on the points to crush them 51-3 at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Scotland went a man down in the first half as fullback Stuart Hogg was shown a red card for a dangerous challenge. MORE »

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ireland win 2014 Six Nations after late France forward pass

Ireland gave Brian O'Driscoll a fitting farewell as they beat France 22-20 in Paris earlier today. France had chances to take the lead late in the game, with Jean Marc Doussain missing a penalty ten minutes from full time, then a Pascal Pape try-scoring pass went forward with two minutes left. MORE »

Saturday, March 15, 2014

England notch up 50 in Rome but Championship fate out of their hands

England set out to score 50+ points against Italy in the hope of surpassing Ireland's superior points difference to give themselves a solid chance of winning the Six Nations, but they only beat Italy 52-11, so have to rely on a French win to hand them the title. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2014

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny won't take any further part in the Six Nations after he injured his shoulder during Wales' 29-18 loss to England on Sunday. Halfpenny left the field after making a brave try-saving tackle on 6ft3 England centre Luther Burrell. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2014

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

England won the Triple Crown on Sunday after adding Wales to their list of conquests in this year's Six Nations. The defending champions were outplayed at Twickenham as the hosts avenged the heavy defeat in Cardiff last year with a 29-18 victory. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2014

France break Scottish hearts with late winning penalty at Murrayfield

France snatched victory from Scotland with a dramatic late win at Murrayfield on Saturday. A Jean-Marc Doussain penalty handed France a 19-17 victory, shortly after flyhalf Duncan Weir missed a chance to extend their lead and secure the win. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ireland in pole position after O'Driscoll farewell thrashing of Italy

Ireland scored seven tries as Dublin bid farewell to Brian O'Driscoll in what was his final Test at home. His 140th cap now makes him the most capped Test player of all time, adding to the sense of occasion for Ireland fans as their team beat Italy 46-7. MORE »

Monday, February 24, 2014

England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

There is a four-way tie at the top of the Six Nations table following England's tight 13-10 victory over Ireland on Twickenham on Saturday. England, Ireland, France and Wales are all on four points with two rounds left to play. MORE »

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Scotland snatch victory from Italy with late drop goal in Rome

Scotland scored two tries and slotted a drop goal with time up to snatch a 21-20 victory from Italy in Rome on Saturday afternoon. Duncan Weir took his team into the lead at the death in what has become the yearly battle to avoid the wooden spoon. MORE »

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wales bounce back with strong win over France in Cardiff

Wales's Six Nations campaign is back on track after they scored two tries to beat France 27-6 on Friday night. The defending champions ended France's unbeaten run in the tournament and bounced back from their own disappointing loss two weeks ago. MORE »

Sunday, February 09, 2014

France ease past Italy with comfortable win at the Stade de France

France scored three second half tries to ease past Italy with a comfortable 30-10 victory in Paris. Louis Picamoles, Wesley Fofana and Hugo Bonneval all scored within ten minutes as France showed a clinical side that they lacked in the first half. MORE »

Sunday, February 09, 2014

England retain Calcutta Cup after dominant performance at Murrayfield

England ran out 20-0 winners in a one-sided Calcutta Cup match at a boggy Murrayfield on Saturday. Both Luther Burrell and Mike Brown scored tries again, converted by Owen Farrell. Conditions underfoot were awful, hampering the efforts of both teams at times. MORE »

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Ireland outplay Wales for convincing week two win in Dublin

Ireland never looked out of control in Dublin as they beat defending Six Nations champions Wales 26-3. Johnny Sexton was on fine form, kicking two early penalties and converting Chris Henry's try, before Paddy Jackson came on and rubbed salt in the wound with a converted try of his own. MORE »

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Ireland start campaign with comfortable win over Scotland

Ireland scored three tries as they started their 2014 Six Nations campaign with a comfortable 28-6 win over Scotland in Dublin earlier today. While Scotland showed flashes of class at times, they never really tested the Irish. MORE »

Saturday, February 01, 2014

France snatch victory from England in Six Nations thriller in Paris

France started and finished well as they snatched a dramatic 26-24 victory against England after trailing with just minutes remaining in Paris. Young Gael Fickou came on to replace battering ram Mathieu Bastareaud and scored the decisive try at the death. MORE »

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Wales get past defiant Italy in Six Nations opener in Cardiff

Defending Six Nations champions Wales weren't as convincing as they would have liked to be but managed to hold off a determined Italy side in Cardiff, winning 23-15 after leading 17-3 at halftime thanks to tries by Alex Cuthbert and Scott Williams. MORE »

 
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