Six Nations Championship 2017

The Six Nations Championship 2017 will be the 18th running of Europe's premier international rugby competition and involves England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The tournament's five rounds run from 4 February to 18 March 2017 and the defending champions are England, who secured a grand slam last year.

The referee blows the whistle at full time, sparking Irish celebrations. Photo: Reuters

Jones shrugs off England loss to Ireland

Eddie Jones said New Zealand were “there for the taking” after his England side’s bid to better the All Blacks’ record winning streak ended with a defeat by Ireland in Dublin.