Dublin defeat important step for England on road to Japan

As Dylan Hartley hoisted the Six Nations trophy above his head in Dublin last week there was sure to be a tinge of regret amongst the obvious celebrations. Regret at a defeat that meant England returned home having  failed to achieve their goal. A week on from securing back-to-back Six Nations titles, they came hunting a Grand Slam and a Triple Crown, yet left with neither. … Continue reading Dublin defeat important step for England on road to Japan

Six Nations Round Five Preview

Whilst England’s emphatic Calcutta Cup triumph last week means this year’s Championship title has already been won by Eddie Jones’ men there is still much to play for on the final day of the 2017 Six Nations championship. With Warren Gatland naming his British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand in a months time Saturday’s fixtures represent another opportunity for the … Continue reading Six Nations Round Five Preview

Six Nations Round Four: Lions Watch

As the clock counts down towards the 2017 Lions tour, this weekend’s round of Six Nations matches offers up a great opportunity for players from Britain and Ireland to stake their claims for a spot on the plane to New Zealand. With Wales facing Ireland in Cardiff and defending champions England hosting Scotland at Twickenham, players will be hoping to lead their team to victory and … Continue reading Six Nations Round Four: Lions Watch

6N: Round Three – The Verdict

With just two rounds of fixtures to go in the 2017 Six Nations, results in the third round of fixtures between the European nations have presented a much clearer picture of where this year’s tournament will be won and lost. A decisive weekend of fixtures where title hopes went up in smoke for some, whilst others reignited their championship credentials, there was much to talk … Continue reading 6N: Round Three – The Verdict

Six Nations 2017: Week One Round-up

The 2017 Six Nations certainly started with a bang last weekend. Scotland and Ireland got the ball rolling with a thrilling contest that yielded six tries and a first opening-day Six Nations triumph in 11 years for the Scots. Defending champions England were given a tough test by a more-structured looking French team, who threatened to end Eddie Jones’ 100% record before Ben Teo’o’s try … Continue reading Six Nations 2017: Week One Round-up