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  1. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Wales hold off dogged Italy to kickstart hat-trick bid

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 01:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cardiff Holders Wales got their bid for an historic hat-trick of Six Nations titles off to a nervy start when they squeezed past a dogged Italy 23-15 in the opening match ... of the opening-day defeat by Ireland last year. Wales, looking to become the first team to win three consecutive Six Nations titles outright, will be satisfied with the victory but will want an improved ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Ireland’s Schmidt names seven newcomers as Fife, Fusaro get Scotland nod

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 05:05pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Robin Copeland leads list of Ireland's uncapped additions for the Six Nations Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named seven uncapped players in his enlarged 44-man training squad for the 2014 Six Nations, while Dougie Fife and Chris Fusaro were included in the 36-man Scotland squad that was unveiled on Wednesday. Connacht’s New Zealand-born prop ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France seek to end England’s bid for grand slam

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Fading French make seven changes to thwart hosts’ march on perfect Six Nations at Twickenham Les Bleus out to halt England's march Rarely can France have been in such need of a win at Twickenham as they will be when they try to salvage a flagging season by stopping England's bid for a Six Nations grand slam in its tracks today. ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Six Nations champions Wales seek repeat of Ireland win

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 10:50am by Agence France-Presse in Cardiff

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff Wales will begin their Six Nations title defence against Ireland when two of Europe’s most inconsistent teams meet at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday. And they will be even more keen than usual to repeat last season’s tournament opening 23-21 win over Ireland in Dublin after a third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years was followed ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Fitting climax as England and Wales fight for glory

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... "It's great to come towards the end of a championship when one team is going for the grand slam and the other has got the opportunity for the championship. "Six Nations are normally special ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff Stuart Lancaster's side are aiming for their first grand slam in a decade while the Welshmen are looking to defend their Six Nations crown Fitting ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Billy Twelvetrees prompts England selection dilemma in Six Nations

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... at Twickenham. Saturday's success saw England launch their Six Nations campaign in convincing fashion, with the 24-year-old- in for the injured Manu Tuilagi- delivering an accomplished all-round ... "Across the board, and with Manu coming back into consideration, there will be some selection decisions to make," Lancaster added ahead of the match against Ireland, who started their Six ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Time is right for George Ford, England coach Stuart Lancaster says

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... England coach Stuart Lancaster insisted now was the "right time" to bring George Ford into the test squad after calling up the 20-year-old flyhalf into his Six Nations training group. ... to be in pole position to challenge incumbent flyhalf Owen Farrell ahead of the Six Nations opener away to France on February 1. Lancaster said the way Ford played for Bath against Leicester, his former ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Bottom-placed France have 'the will to fight', says Philippe Saint-Andre

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Bottom-placed France have 'the will to fight' The French team have soul and spirit despite a disastrous Six Nations campaign that saw them land ... "However, we have a team packed with youth, a very young second row, very young centres, and they will learn. We believe in the youth of French rugby." He has laid a large part of the blame ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Temporary coaches oversee transformed Scotland

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 11:58am by Reuters in London

    ... the Six Nations championship for the first time. Scott Johnson, a coaching nomad who has worked in his native Australia and with Wales and the United States, was appointed interim head coach ... their remarkable grand slam win over England. However, since the professional era began in 1995, they have fallen off the pace and have not won the northern hemisphere championship since the Five Nations ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Stuart Lancaster includes three centres in squad for Ireland game

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and Manu Tuilagi in his 25-man squad for Sunday's Six Nations clash in Dublin. Tuilagi is fit after missing England's opening 38-18 Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland at Twickenham ... an Ireland side who opened their Six Nations with a victory away to defending champions Wales. Lancaster is due to name his side tomorrow and Mike Catt, the England skills coach, admitted that he ...




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