1. Why England Did Not Feel the Absence of Mike Brown

    England’s wait for a first Grand Slam since 2003 goes on. Their victory in Dublin 12 years ago was as comprehensive as Sunday's 19-9 defeat at the hands of Ireland, so well-beaten in every department were Stuart Lancaster’s men...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 1,769 reads 5 comments

  2. Six Nations 2015: Best XV from Matchday 3

    Ireland took a step towards the Grand Slam in the 2015 Six Nations with a 19-9 win over England, and their performance helps them dominate this week's team of the week...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 2,514 reads 1 comments

  3. France vs. Wales: Winners and Losers from 2015 Six Nations Clash

    Wales turned France over on their own patch with a 20-13 win that puts them back in the hunt for the Six Nations title...

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  4. Ireland vs. England: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape 2015 Six Nations Clash

    The 2015 Six Nations will only reach its halfway point after the first 40 minutes of this weekend’s encounters. But already, Ireland’s meeting with England in Dublin is being billed as the tournament decider...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 2,567 reads 2 comments

  5. Making the Case for Super XV Being Better Than the Six Nations

    In Europe, we have been engulfed by Six Nations fever since the tournament began, but a blank weekend somewhat dampened the hullabaloo. It gave the armchair fan the chance to deploy the remote and seek their rugby fix elsewhere for the weekend...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 3,183 reads 16 comments

  6. Six Nations 2015: 10 Storylines to Follow in Matchday 3

    The middle weekend of the 2015 Six Nations Championship is approaching, with the top and bottom of the table set to be shaped...

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  7. Why Tim Swinson Has Most to Prove for Scotland After 2 Games of Six Nations

    Scotland have suffered two narrow defeats in this Six Nations and face the familiar scenario of a potential wooden-spoon decider with Italy...

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  8. Top 10 Moments from Matchday 2

    Week 2 of the Six Nations threw up another broad spectrum of rugby's many attributes, as this list shows. We had stodge and brutalism in Dublin, exhibition stuff at Twickenham and a bit of everything in Edinburgh...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 2 months ago 832 reads 0 comments

  9. Six Nations 2015: Best XV from Matchday 2

    The second week of the 2015 Six Nations is in the books. England sent Italy packing with little bother at Twickenham, and Ireland kicked France into touch in Dublin. The show moved on to Murrayfield on Sunday, when Wales redeemed themselves with a win.

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 2 months ago 1,840 reads 1 comments

  10. Ireland vs. France: Winners and Losers from 2015 Six Nations Clash

    Ireland secured an 18-11 win on Saturday over France in Dublin to go 2-0 in this year’s Six Nations Championship. The result was also a mental boost for Paul O’ Connell ’s men before they meet again in the World Cup later this year...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 2 months ago 159 reads 0 comments

  11. Scotland vs. Wales: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape 2015 Six Nations Clash

    Scotland host Wales in Round 2 of the Six Nations with both sides coming off defeats in Week 1. The nature of those results, however, sit at opposite ends of the spectrum...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 2 months ago 528 reads 0 comments

  12. Six Nations 2015: 5 Most Noteworthy Moments from Matchday 1

    We are up and running in the 2015 Six Nations. The opening weekend got off to a flyer with England's win in Cardiff, while we are yet to see the best of France and Ireland, who both won in far less eye-catching fashion...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 2 months ago 536 reads 0 comments

  13. Six Nations 2015: Best XV for Week 1 of Competition

    With a stunner in Cardiff followed by two rather stodgier affairs, the Six Nations opening weekend had a bit of everything. The tournament is looking wide open after the first round of fixtures...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 2 months ago 1,170 reads 7 comments

  14. France vs. Scotland: Winners and Losers from 2015 Six Nations Clash

    France ground their way to an opening-day victory in Paris over a Scotland side that showed promise of better days to come in this Six Nations championship...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 2 months ago 374 reads 0 comments

  15. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Teams After Weekend of January 30-February 1

    This week’s rankings are weighted in favour of the French clubs, which had the most meaningful weekend in terms of fixtures...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,398 reads 0 comments

  16. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of January 30 to February 1

    A tricky week to pick a meaningful best XV. The Premiership and Pro 12 took a break to make way for the LV Cup, with teams shorn of their Six Nations players, while the Top 14 rumbled on...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,000 reads 0 comments

  17. 5 Reasons Why France Will Not Win the Six Nations

    France head into this 2015 Six Nations looking to hoist the trophy for the first time since 2010. If they manage it, it will end France's longest wait for the prize since the 1960s, per RBS6Nations...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 613 reads 0 comments

  18. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of January 23-25

    This week’s power ranking is guided by the final shakedown for Champions Cup quarter-final places and those who just missed out...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 931 reads 0 comments

  19. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of January 23-25

    January's final team of the week has a heavy Parisian accent to it, following a thrilling denouement to the Champions Cup pool stages...

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  20. 5 Reasons Why England Will Not Win the Six Nations

    The time has nearly come for Chris Robshaw ’s England to make good on the promise they made to each other at the end of the 2014 Six Nations...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,864 reads 2 comments

  21. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of January 16-18

    The shootout in Europe is upon us. This week’s top clubs on the continent jostled for position in their Champions Cup pools before the final round of matches next week to decided the eight quarter-finalists...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,061 reads 1 comments

  22. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of January 16-18

    The European Champions Cup is back. This week's team of the weekend has been shaped by the men who did most to ensure their teams are still in the hunt for a last-eight place when the final-pool round commences next week...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,441 reads 10 comments

  23. Top 10 Names in Rugby to Follow on Twitter in 2015

    Social media has opened the way for sports men and women to divulge opinions, images and sometimes idiotic utterances that would hitherto never have come to light...

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  24. Why England Must Not Change Stance and Select Steffon Armitage

    The "should he/shouldn’t he" debate over Stuart Lancaster’s decision not to pick Steffon Armitage for England has confounded pundits and coaches for the last 12 months...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,364 reads 4 comments

  25. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of Jan. 9-11

    The year's first phase of domestic action signed off to make way for the finale of the European pool stages next weekend. In England, the leaders stumbled while the race for the playoff intensified with a win for Harlequins...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,325 reads 0 comments