Six Nations Championshipi

The Six Nations Championship is an annual international rugby union competition involving the top six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

  • James Doleman will make his Six Nations debut next month at Twickenham, when England take on Italy
  • It will be a far cry from his first game in charge – an under-9s clash on pitch 3B at King’s Park in 2007

Springboks flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit and All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu say South Africa’s potential move to Six Nations tour may be sad, but the game of ruby is evolving.


Scottish rugby player Euan McLaren describes discovering the sport in Dubai, lack of game time in Scotland, and quarantine confinement as an introduction to Hong Kong.


Towering lock Cameron Henderson describes how playing junior rugby in Hong Kong ‘shaped’ him and why returning to the Leicester Tigers was the ‘best move’.

The French team have soul and spirit despite a disastrous Six Nations campaign that saw them land the wooden spoon for the first time since 1999, claims a defiant France coach Philippe Saint-Andre.

France will bid to erase a woeful Six Nations campaign by beating Scotland at the Stade de France and hope other results go their way so they avoid their first wooden spoon since 1999.

Italy coach Jacques Brunel said he will not count on injury-hit Ireland lying down and rolling over when the sides meet in their final Six Nations clash at Rome's Olympic Stadium today.

History awaits the winners of today's climax to the Six Nations as Wales and grand slam-seeking England battle for northern hemisphere supremacy. England are unbeaten after four rounds and a fifth success would see Stuart Lancaster deliver his country's first grand slam in a decade.