The Bad Habits that are Creeping into Rugby

Nigel Owens

Rugby is a game for thugs played by gentlemen, so the old adage goes. For the most part, it remains true. The majority of players still treat officials as though they have received a knighthood; rival supporters still cheer, laugh, and sometimes cry beside each other; when the full-time whistle

Were England careful not to show their hand?

Eddie Jones

How do you explain that extraordinary match at Twickenham on Saturday? A totally one-sided affair in the first half, with England rampant and Scotland wilting, that somehow ended in a draw - and very nearly Scotland’s first win in London since 1983. The BBC described "a chasm-like disparity” between the

Six Nations 2019: England Player Ratings Versus Scotland

Tom Curry

The matchup between England and Scotland produced one of the most absurd, yet thrilling, eighty minutes of rugby in the history of the Six Nations. The hosts had taken a seemingly-unassailable lead, the Scots appearing set for yet another fruitless trip to London. However, an astonishing second-half turnaround culminated in

Six Nations 2019: Scotland team to play England

Finn Russell

Gregor Townsend has named the Scotland team to face England at Twickenham on Saturday. Scotland team: 15 Sean Maitland 14 Darcy Graham 13 Nick Grigg 12 Sam Johnson 11 Byron McGuigan 10 Finn Russell 9 Ali Price 8 Magnus Bradbury 7 Hamish Watson 6 Sam Skinner 5 Grant Gilchrist 4 Ben Toolis 3 Willem Nel 2 Stuart McInally (c) 1 Allan Dell Replacements: 16 Fraser

Six Nations 2019: England team to play Scotland

Eddie Jones

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play Scotland in their last 2019 Guinness Six Nations match at Twickenham Stadium (KO 5pm live on ITV). There are four changes to the starting XV that lined up against Italy last week. In the backs, Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)