England had recycled the ball 19 straight times. Wales was bending but not breaking in the inferno of Millennium Stadium. Each glimpse of the tryline by England was snuffed out in a blink by one or two Wales jerseys, whipped along by the sell-out crowd.
Then the ball was passed from
After some enthralling displays at the weekend, albeit without a huge amount of good running rugby, we look at who really stood out in the Northern Hemisphere.
A suffocating Welsh defence, a Scotland side still flattering to deceive and an Italian team who now seem to be on the ropes mean
Paul O'Connell doesn't mean to belittle the occasion of his 100th cap for Ireland on Saturday.
The milestone and the history humble the captain, and fill him with pride.
It's an honor, he adds, to be joining "a nice little group of Irish guys" who have reached the mark, all of whom
So here we find ourselves, the 2015 6 Nations Championship not a month old and already the only two real contenders slug it out for glory and much-needed momentum before the curtain raises on the biggest prize in world rugby. At this stage of the tournament it's always customary to
The 2015 edition of the Six Nations tournament kicks off this Friday night and it is shaping to be an absolutely thrilling competition once again. The tournament itself is of course a massive one in its own right but with the Rugby World Cup now just a matter of months
Brian O’Driscoll bid farewell to his adoring Irish fans with the perfect parting gift as the legendary centre was an integral member of the Emerald Isle team that lifted the Six Nations trophy aloft in Paris, as a narrow 22-20 victory over the French was enough to see them pip
England have been dealt a blow with news that Billy Vunipola will miss the rest of the Six Nations tournament, the 21-year-old picked up an ankle injury against Ireland on Saturday and had to be replaced after receiving tackle by Ireland lock Devin Toner.
He went for a scan on Monday
Alun-Wyn Jones is hoping Wales can get back to winning ways and get their quest to win an unprecedented third successive Six Nations crown back on track, the Welsh have yet to show their best rugby and they looking to set up another gear.
The Welsh battle is out with France
England’s Dan Cole is injured and has been ruled out for the rest of Six Nations tournament, the Prop has a bulging disc in his neck which is trapping a nerve.
Cole has been impressive in England’s first two displays against France and Scotland, his presence in the Three Lions pack
The dust is now settling on the first weekend of the 2014 Six Nations but already there are more questions than answers on the minds of rugby fans across Europe. Prior to the first round of games there were four teams fancied to win the tournament and that remains the