1. Italy vs. England: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape 2016 RBS 6 Nations Clash

    England travel to Italy looking to build on last week's winning performance against Scotland. But coach Eddie Jones' men will not find an Azzurri side lacking confidence after an opening day trip to Paris...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 8 hours ago 223 reads 0 comments

  2. RBS Six Nations 2016: Best XV from Matchday 1

    The opening weekend of this tough-to-predict 2016 RBS Six Nations saw three tight encounters that leave us no closer to clues as to where the grand old trophy will end up...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 5 days ago 2,652 reads 0 comments

  3. Ireland vs. Wales: Winners and Losers from 2016 RBS 6 Nations Clash

    The toughest game to call in the opening round ended up with nothing between the two sides after a bruising but entertaining 80 minutes in Dublin on Sunday...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 5 days ago 435 reads 0 comments

  4. Scotland vs. England: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape 2016 RBS 6 Nations Clash

    The oldest rugby match of all time is set for its latest renewal on Saturday as Eddie Jones takes his new team to Murrayfield...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 8 days ago 753 reads 0 comments

  5. France vs. Italy: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape 2016 RBS 6 Nations Clash

    France and Italy meet in Paris on Saturday to get the 2016 RBS Six Nations rugby under way, with both sides having plenty to prove...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 8 days ago 287 reads 0 comments

  6. Why Eddie Jones Is Wrong to Stick Rather Than Twist with England Old Guard

    The England rugby union team will open their latest new era on Saturday with a trip to Murrayfield, Scotland, where the result is perhaps more in the balance than it has been for a few years...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 9 days ago 833 reads 2 comments

  7. 5 Bold Predictions for Week 1 of 2016 RBS 6 Nations

    The grand old championship is upon us once more, with new faces in charge both on and off the field for England and France, while Ireland start a new era without one of their all-time greats...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 10 days ago 6,471 reads 3 comments

  8. 5 Reasons Dylan Hartley Is a Risky Pick as England Captain

    Dylan Hartley’s appointment as England captain has split fans over whether he has the credentials for the job ahead of the RBS Six Nations...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 16 days ago 853 reads 0 comments

  9. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of January 22-24

    There was no shortage of drama — and just a hint of comedy — about the final weekend of pool play in the Champions Cup, as we learned who will face who in the quarter-finals...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 17 days ago 464 reads 0 comments

  10. Ranking the Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Weekend of January 22-24

    This week we saw a double helping of Owen Farrell, a classic case of prop vs. scrum-half and a shuddering tackle that Ulster's veteran No. 10 Ian Humphreys will want to forget...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 18 days ago 655 reads 0 comments

  11. Chris Ashton's 5 Worst Moments

    It has been a miserable week for Saracens wing Chris Ashton. No sooner was the 28-year-old recalled to the England squad than he has found himself sidelined with a 10-week ban after being found guilty of eye-gouging Ulster's Luke Marshall, per BBC..

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 22 days ago 751 reads 1 comments

  12. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of January 15-17

    The penultimate round of Champions Cup rugby action resulted in a rousing win for the Ospreys, while main contenders Saracens, Racing 92 and Toulon confirmed quarter-final places...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 23 days ago 696 reads 0 comments

  13. Ranking the Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Weekend of January 15-17

    If your name is Bryan Habana, you might want to watch this week's collection from behind your sofa. The Springbok World Cup winner has made a living out of his searing pace and finishing ...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 24 days ago 965 reads 0 comments

  14. Predicting the Starting England XV vs. Scotland in 6 Nations Opener

    There was no hanging about for Eddie Jones. The Australian, now in charge of England, swung the axe hard and fast on some of the key figures of the Stuart Lancaster era as he announced his first squad...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 30 days ago 2,621 reads 7 comments

  15. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of January 8-10

    Saracens' winning run was brought to an end on Saturday at the hands of Harlequins. The chasing pack is closing up on the English champions, but will the side's misfortune see them ...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 582 reads 0 comments

  16. Ranking the Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Weekend of January 8-10

    A weekend cocktail of league and European action saw plenty at stake as we plough on through the January mud and rain...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 558 reads 0 comments

  17. David Pocock: World Rugby's Player of 2015

    Dan Carter scooped the official  World Rugby Player of the Year title for 2015, and no one would begrudge the New Zealander the plaudits that have come his way...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 1,034 reads 0 comments

  18. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of January 1-3

    There seems to be no way around, over, under or through Saracens. If Eddie Jones' first England squad doesn't have a thick black-and-red streak running through it, we will eat Maro Itoje's head guard...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 595 reads 0 comments

  19. Ranking the Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Weekend of January 1-3

    This week's roundup includes a dubious challenge that went unpunished, a prime example of how much it can hurt to tackle a prop at full tilt and a cruncher from a centre on a hooker that proves size isn't everything...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 365 reads 0 comments

  20. 5 Bold Predictions for World Rugby in 2016

    The year of 2016 will see rugby sevens make its bow as an Olympic sport and also heralds a new era for many of the world's top sides...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 3,588 reads 5 comments

  21. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of December 26-27

    The last round of 2015 action saw some significant results in heavyweight clashes in France, while Saracens ploughed on in England...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 731 reads 0 comments

  22. Ranking the Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Weekend of December 26-27

    Your belated big-hits Christmas present is here, with a pleasing combination of ball-stealing brilliance and bone-jarring physicality to see the year out...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 533 reads 0 comments

  23. Ranking the 5 Best Goalkickers in World Rugby Right Now

    No man bears more individual pressure in a rugby team than the goalkicker. The spotlight falls upon him more intensely as he lines up his shot at goal than at any other point of the game...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 1,717 reads 0 comments

  24. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of December 18-20

    Lots of movement beneath an unchanged top three this week. Ulster and Wasps both recorded significant wins in the context of their pools, while Harlequins entered the fray for a ...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 610 reads 0 comments

  25. Ranking the Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Weekend of December 18-20

    Our pre-Christmas round-up of crunches and collisions is compiled from the weekend's Champions Cup action...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 340 reads 0 comments