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

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

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,

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,

Six Nations 2017: Wales team to play Scotland


Rob Howley has named the Wales team to take on Scotland this weekend, with George North returning in place of Alex Cuthbert.WALES TEAM TO PLAY SCOTLAND: Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon) (68 Caps) George North (Northampton Saints) (66 Caps) Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (61 Caps) Scott Williams (Scarlets) (43 Caps) Liam Williams (Scarlets) (40 Caps) Dan Biggar (Ospreys) (53

Six Nations 2017: England trims matchday squad for Italy

Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones has retained 28 players at Pennyhill Park to train for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations game against Italy at Twickenham.Billy Vunipola (Saracens) will join-up with England on Tuesday this week for a medical review.Forwards (16) Jack Clifford (Harlequins) Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby) Jamie George (Saracens) Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints) Dylan