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  1. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    England crush Italy, Wales destroy Scotland

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Rome England scored seven tries in an emphatic 52-11 victory over Italy on Saturday, but their hopes of winning the Six Nations Championship depended on Ireland losing or drawing with France in a later match. England, looked to be chasing a big score from the start and led 24-6 at half-time after two tries from Mike Brown, named man of the match for the third time ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Wales overwhelm France to restore title hopes

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse

    ... in the hunt to retain their Six Nations crown. Wales triumphed 27-6 after Irish referee Alain Rolland, in his last test, had sent three players to the sin-bin in the second half, two of them from ... outright Six Nations title suffered a severe blow against the Irish, while the French arrived in Cardiff cock-a-hoop after home wins over England and Italy. They also came hoping to avoid a fifth ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France call up uncapped Stade trio, but no Michalak

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 12:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Stade Francais saw their surging Top 14 form rewarded when a trio of uncapped players were on Monday called up for France’s Six Nations squad, notably fly ... two. It was the national team’s worst record since 1980, but concerted efforts will now be made to get back on track in time for the next year Rugby World Cup in England. Squad: Forwards: ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Wales drop scrum-half Phillips for must-win match against France

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 12:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cardiff Wales half back Mike Phillips has been dropped to the bench for Friday’s must-win Six Nations match with France in Cardiff, while wing George North has moved ... Wales have looked off the pace in this season’s championship, with the Ireland defeat preceded by a sluggish performance in a 23-15 win over Italy. Gatland acknowledged a win was required ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Coach Saint-Andre confident of France rising to title test against Ireland

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh We'll improve for Ireland, says France's Saint-Andre France coach Philippe Saint-Andre backed his side to be a much-improved outfit when they face Ireland in a potential Six Nations title decider in Paris on Saturday. Replacement scrum-half Jean-Marc Doussain's 79th minute penalty saw France to a fortunate 19-17 win away ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Stylish Ireland give O’Driscoll a triumphant home farewell

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 03:37am by AFP

    ... penultimate test of a Six Nations Championship which could see them seal the title with victory over France in Paris next Saturday as their points difference is far better than their rivals. ... a teary-eyed Brian O’Driscoll the perfect farewell present in his last test on home soil with a thumping 46-7 Six Nations victory over Italy at Lansdowne Road on Saturday. O’Driscoll, 35, ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Crowd can roar England to victory, says Stuart Lancaster

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 12:43am by AFP

    ... Stuart Lancaster has urged the Twickenham crowd to find its voice once more when two-time defending Six Nations champions Wales arrive at the London ground on Sunday. Often derided as lacking passion and intensity compared with other Six Nations venues despite regularly attracting crowds in excess of 80,000, Twickenham was at its most raucous in years as England beat Ireland 13-10 last ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    South Africa switch to Europe ‘inevitable’, says Saracens chairman

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:54pm by AFP

    ... At present, South Africa's main annual international event is the Rugby Championship, also including Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, with the European equivalent the Six Nations featuring ... chairman Nigel Wray But while aware of the potential pitfalls for southern hemisphere rugby were South Africa to withdraw from the Rugby Championship, Saracens chairman Nigel Wray believes ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France desperate to atone for dismal display in Cardiff

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 10:16am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Edinburgh Much-changed side lines up against Scotland for second straight road game Even after their heaviest Six Nations defeat in five years, France are still in the title race. But with points differential likely to determine the champion, France have the worst of the four teams tied for the lead – plus one. Ireland, by contrast, are plus 42. Following ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Scotland have hope against France if scrum improves, says Nathan Hines

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Clermont-Ferrand, France Scotland have hope if scrum improves, says Hines The Scottish scrum will have to produce their best performance of the Six Nations ... "Maybe the World Cup will come too early for the results to be seen but I think that by the 2016 Six Nations Scotland will be a force to be reckoned with." ...




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