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2020 Six Nations: round four fixtures, results, table
The Six Nations captains line up ahead of the 2020 championship
In Review

2020 Six Nations: round four fixtures, results, table

Two matches are now off because of the coronavirus outbreak
6 Mar 2020
Rugby World Cup: all results from the tournament in Japan
The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan was won by South Africa
In Review

Rugby World Cup: all results from the tournament in Japan

Springboks win the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time in their history
2 Nov 2019
RWC: New Zealand vs. Ireland preview and predictions
Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton will start their 56th Test match together at half-back
In Review

RWC: New Zealand vs. Ireland preview and predictions

Johnny Sexton and Ireland face the ‘biggest game’ of their lives against the All Blacks in Tokyo
18 Oct 2019
RWC: Japan make history as quarter-finals take shape
Japan celebrate their victory over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup
In Depth

RWC: Japan make history as quarter-finals take shape

Scotland are sent packing by the Brave Blossoms in Yokohama
14 Oct 2019
RWC diary: Ireland have ‘no chance’ against the All Blacks
Andrew Conway scored Ireland’s fourth try against Russia at the Rugby World Cup
In Depth

RWC diary: Ireland have ‘no chance’ against the All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland side close in on the quarter-finals, but Matt Dawson doesn’t rate their chances
3 Oct 2019
RWC diary: Ireland make 11 changes and name Sexton captain
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt speaks with fly-half Jonathan Sexton during training
In Brief

RWC diary: Ireland make 11 changes and name Sexton captain

Scotland coach Townsend delighted to get maximum points against Samoa
1 Oct 2019
RWC diary: Scotland braced for a battering against Samoa
Samoa beat Russia 34-9 in their opening match of Rugby World Cup pool A
In Review

RWC diary: Scotland braced for a battering against Samoa

Scots must beat Samoa to stand a chance of qualifying from pool A
27 Sep 2019

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RWC 2019: Ireland team profile, pool A fixtures, squad
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt
In Review

RWC 2019: Ireland team profile, pool A fixtures, squad

The recent form of Joe Schmidt’s team belies their No.1 status
16 Sep 2019
Six Nations: Wales fans celebrate title win and grand slam
Wales players celebrate winning the 2019 Six Nations, grand slam and triple crown
In Brief

Six Nations: Wales fans celebrate title win and grand slam

Warren Gatland’s side beat Ireland in Cardiff to secure the championship
16 Mar 2019
Six Nations: Gatland urges Wales to ‘embrace the emotion’
Welsh rugby fans will be hoping their team secures the 2019 Six Nations grand slam
In Review

Six Nations: Gatland urges Wales to ‘embrace the emotion’

Wales one win from glory but England and Ireland are on the dragon’s tail
15 Mar 2019
Six Nations round five: title permutations, teams, squads
The 2019 Six Nations championship captains line up with the trophy
In Review

Six Nations round five: title permutations, teams, squads

Wales, England and Ireland can win the title on ‘Super Saturday’
14 Mar 2019
Six Nations: Johnny Sexton left frustrated by Ireland’s form
Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland during the 26-16 win against Italy in Rome
In Brief

Six Nations: Johnny Sexton left frustrated by Ireland’s form

Wales lock Cory Hill ruled out of the final two championship matches
27 Feb 2019
Six Nations: Scotland aim for first win in France since 1999
Gregor Townsend was named Scotland’s head coach in May 2017
In Review

Six Nations: Scotland aim for first win in France since 1999

Les Bleus in disarray but still ‘very dangerous’, warns Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend
22 Feb 2019
Scotland ready for ‘biggest challenge’ against Ireland
Sean Maitland replaces Blair Kinghorn in the Scotland team to face Ireland at Murrayfield
In Review

Scotland ready for ‘biggest challenge’ against Ireland

Wales travel to Italy and England face France at Twickenham
8 Feb 2019
England lock Maro Itoje ruled out of France and Wales games
England’s Maro Itoje was injured during the victory against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium
In Brief

England lock Maro Itoje ruled out of France and Wales games

Ireland No.8 CJ Stander also expected to miss the next two rounds
5 Feb 2019
Six Nations: England happy being underdogs against Ireland
Ireland centre Bundee Aki and England winger Elliot Daly clash in the 2018 Six Nations
In Review

Six Nations: England happy being underdogs against Ireland

Coach Joe Schmidt expects an edge-of-the-seat match at home in Dublin
1 Feb 2019
Ireland vs. England: Sexton and Farrell should be fit
Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton was named the 2018 World Rugby player of the year
In Brief

Ireland vs. England: Sexton and Farrell should be fit

England head coach Eddie Jones adds Jonathan Joseph to his squad
23 Jan 2019
Six Nations: Ireland name squad for opening two rounds
Ireland players celebrate their Six Nations grand slam win at Twickenham in 2018
In Brief

Six Nations: Ireland name squad for opening two rounds

Head coach Joe Schmidt includes three uncapped players
18 Jan 2019
Ireland, England and Wales ready for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Johnny Sexton Ireland vs All Blacks
In Depth

Ireland, England and Wales ready for 2019 Rugby World Cup

After the autumn internationals the northern hemisphere teams are in good shape
26 Nov 2018
Autumn internationals: final fixtures, times, TV guide
Rugby players are wearing rainbow laces in support of Stonewall’s campaign for LGBT equality
In Review

Autumn internationals: final fixtures, times, TV guide

Wales and France will wear rainbow laces to support Gareth Thomas
23 Nov 2018
Ireland vs. All Blacks: who are the world’s best rugby team?
New Zealand beat Ireland 21-9 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 19 November 2016
In Brief

Ireland vs. All Blacks: who are the world’s best rugby team?

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen is excited about the clash in Dublin
12 Nov 2018
England face France and Argentina in 2019 Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup 2019 draw
In Depth

England face France and Argentina in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones's side get another tough draw in Japan, while it's Wales vs Australia for the second time in a row
10 May 2017
New Zealand gloats as England come up short against Ireland
Maro Itoje England rugby team
In Review

New Zealand gloats as England come up short against Ireland

With no world record or Grand Slam for Eddie Jones's side, is it time for the team to have a new captain?
20 Mar 2017
Lions tickets: Packages for New Zealand tour still available
Lions
In Brief

Lions tickets: Packages for New Zealand tour still available

Tickets to warm-up games are on sale - and you can still get deals involving flights and test tickets
16 Feb 2017
Do the All Blacks cheat? Debate rages after Ireland battle
Garry Ringrose & Malakai Fekitoa
In Depth

Do the All Blacks cheat? Debate rages after Ireland battle

New Zealand's Sam Cane and Malakai Fekitoa face disciplinary hearings for 'allegedly dangerous tackles'
21 Nov 2016
All Blacks prepare for revenge mission against Ireland
All blacks rugby New Zealand
In Review

All Blacks prepare for revenge mission against Ireland

'Arrogant' New Zealand recall the big guns as they face Ireland in Dublin two weeks after shock defeat in Chicago
18 Nov 2016
Ireland stun All Blacks and give the Lions hope for 2017
Rugby
In Depth

Ireland stun All Blacks and give the Lions hope for 2017

New Zealand beaten by Ireland for the first time in 111 years and lose their 18-match winning streak in a stunning upset in Chicago
7 Nov 2016
Rugby mourns death of Munster coach Anthony Foley
Anthony Foley
In Depth

Rugby mourns death of Munster coach Anthony Foley

Racing 92 clash postponed after former Irish international is found dead in Paris at age of 42
17 Oct 2016
Rugby World Cup: Scotland broken as south destroys north
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In Depth

Rugby World Cup: Scotland broken as south destroys north

Heroics from Scotland and Wales are not enough to stop the southern hemisphere giants in epic quarter finals
19 Oct 2015
Rugby World Cup: Australia and Ireland light up finale
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In Review

Rugby World Cup: Australia and Ireland light up finale

England may be out, but the knockout stages should deliver yet more stupendous rugby
12 Oct 2015
Wales bid to thwart Ireland's Grand Slam plan
Wales rugby team at a training session
In Review

Wales bid to thwart Ireland's Grand Slam plan

Scotland and England square up at Twickenham, but Wales v Ireland is the plum match
13 Mar 2015
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