Six Nations 2017: Ireland v France Prediction

Conor Murray

There has been some discussion on the blog this week about whether Ireland have been slightly overrated since their win over the All Blacks in November. I think there's an element of that, similar to when England beat New Zealand in 2012, but there's no question that this is

Aviva Premiership 2016/17: Round 16 Predictions


Here are my Superbru predictions for Round 16 of the Aviva Premiership.Harlequins v Leicester Quins' home form this year has me hovering over a home win, and the recent results back this up - the past 7 meetings have been won by the home team. Quins by 6.Saracens v Sale Saracens

Six Nations 2017: England team to play Italy

Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones has named the England line-up to take on Italy at Twickenham on Sunday.There are four changes to the starting XV that beat Wales at Principality Stadium in round two of the Championship. In the back line Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors) gets his first start in an England shirt

Guinness PRO12 2016/17: Round 16 Predictions


Edinburgh vs Cardiff BluesIt’s going to be all change at Edinburgh next season with the arrival of Richard Cockerill. The players have a few months to prove themselves and this starts on Friday night against the Blues. The Scots played well for much of the first half last weekend against

Six Nations 2017: Ireland team to play France

Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt has named the Ireland team to play France, with Johnny Sexton returning from injury.Ireland 15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 74 caps 14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 56 caps 13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 5 caps 12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 26 caps 11. Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster) 30 caps 10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 63 caps 9.

Six Nations 2017: Scotland team to play Wales

Finn Russell

Vern Cotter has announced the Scotland team to take on Wales this weekend, with John Barclay captaining the side.15. Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) 14. Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) 13. Huw Jones (Stormers) 12. Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) 11. Tim Visser (Harlequins) 10. Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors) 9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors)1. Gordon Reid (Glasgow

Six Nations 2017: France team to play Ireland

Louis Picamoles

Guy Noves has named the France team to face Ireland in Dublin this weekend.France: 15 Scott Spedding 14 Yoann Huget 13 Rémi Lamerat 12 Gaël Fickou 11 Noa Nakaitaci 10 Camille Lopez 9 Baptiste Serin 8 Louis Picamoles 7 Kévin Gourdon 6 Bernard le Roux 5 Yoann Maestri 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina 3 Rabah Slimani 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) 1 Cyril BailleReplacements: 16 Christopher Tolofua,

Women’s Six Nations 2017: Round 3 Preview and Predictions

Women's Rugby

Ireland and England maintained their perfect starts while France also won on week two of the RBS Women's Six Nations, but which teams will be standing tall after round three?The Irish still lead proceedings on 10 points with England second on nine. France sit third on five points, Wales fourth

Six Nations 2017: Italy team to play England


Conor O'Shea has named the Italy team to take on England at Twickenham this weekend.Italy: 15 Edoardo Padovani 14 Giulio Bisegni 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Luke McLean 11 Giovanbattista Venditti 10 Tommaso Allan 9 Edoardo Gori8 Sergio Parisse 7 Simone Favaro 6 Abraham Steyn 5 Andries Van Schalkwyk 4 Marco Fuser 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini 1 Andrea LovottiReplacements: 16 Ornel Gega,