Six Nations

The top international tournament in the Northern Hemisphere rugby calendar, and one of the foremost tournaments in world rugby, the Six Nations offers some of the greatest international rugby rivalries and match action, so catch up on the latest results, check out the upcoming fixtures, or sit back and enjoy our articles on the Six Nations.

1871: The First International

1871: The First International

Six Nations · Historical Series

Scotland and England have provided some memorable fixtures over the years, but both teams contested the first rugby football international in 1871, shortly after the founding of the Rugby Football Union earlier in the year. Join us as we take a look at the game, and the impact it had on the growing sport.

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The Anomalous 1973 Five Nations

The Anomalous 1973 Five Nations

Six Nations · Historical Series

The 1973 incarnation of the then Five Nations competition is different. Something happened that is very unlikely, indeed virtually impossible, to ever happen again. Join us as we take a look at how the tournament unfolded and it's unexpected climax.

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Match Analysis: England v Italy

Match Analysis: England v Italy

Six Nations · Match Analysis

Connor O'Shea pulled a tactical masterstroke that kept Italy in this game for over 60 minutes, and proved everyone who thought England would walk all over Italy wrong.

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Saving Rugby

Saving Rugby

Six Nations · Rugby Championship · Spirit Of The Game

Rugby is a game steeped in tradition and romance. However it is the same sentiment that holds it back from what it could become. In order to save itself, we argue that rugby needs to take a step back in order to move forward.

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When Wales fought back against Scotland in 1988

When Wales fought back against Scotland in 1988

Six Nations · Historical Series

The Six Nations continues to provide some of the most scintillating rugby we have ever seen, but back when it was still the Five Nations, Wales scored two memorable tries in a fightback that claimed victory over Scotland in 1988.

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Match Analysis: Wales v England

Match Analysis: Wales v England

Six Nations · Match Analysis

A try in the dying moments of the game gave England a victory over Wales in a match that neither side ever really had control of. Dogged defence, hard work at the breakdown and plenty of mistakes made this one of the greatest fixtures in Six Nations history. Join us as we take a look at the key areas that defined the outcome of the game.

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Match Analysis: Scotland v Ireland

Match Analysis: Scotland v Ireland

Six Nations · Match Analysis · Tactics Handbook

A great display of defensive resilience and counter-attacking rugby brought Scotland their first opening day victory in the competition for over 10 years. Capitalising on their strengths and Ireland's weaknesses, they were able to deliver a win that many in Scotland will feel has been a long time coming.

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Josef Schmidt: Ireland's Mastermind

Josef Schmidt: Ireland's Mastermind

Six Nations · Tactics Handbook

Josef Schmidt is one of the great thinkers of the game, and his tactical acumen has guided Ireland to one of, if not their greatest period of history. Two Six Nations championships and their first ever victory over the All Blacks has surely cemented his place as the greatest coach Ireland have ever had.

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Jean Prat: The First to 50

Jean Prat: The First to 50

Six Nations · Legend Series

The first player to reach 50 caps, as well as earning himself the nickname 'Monsieur Rugby', Jean Prat is arguably one of the greatest players of all time. His arrival onto the international scene was a large part of France's rise from a second rate side to one of the commanding nations on the international stage in the 1950s.

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Six Nations bonus points: Bonuses for mates

Six Nations

2017 will see the trial of a bonus points system for the Six Nations, and Pete takes a look at why this was more insular than progressive.

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What changes should Eddie Jones actually make?

Six Nations

Peter takes a look at what changes he believes are required by Eddie Jones to take England to the next level.

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Don’t pick people who picked France: Why Bomber was right

Rugby World Cup 2015 · Six Nations

Does a player playing really well warrant 'exceptional circumstances'? Pete takes a look at the impact of ruling yourself out of international selection by playing abroad.

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What if the Six Nations used a bonus point system?

Six Nations

Edward takes a look at the ramifications of using a bonus points system in the Six Nations.

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Six Nations: time for some replacements?

Six Nations

As Ireland are crowned champions after one of the most exciting days of international rugby that the Northern Hemisphere has ever had, one has to wonder about what we do with the ones left holding the Wooden Spoon?

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Six Nations Team of the Tournament

Six Nations

Pete takes a look at his Six Nations team of the tournament.

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Six Nations Review

Six Nations

The annual rugby fest is over for another year, but before we cast our eyes to the horizon and the forthcoming World Cup, we take a look at this years championship.

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When will we see your likes again?

Six Nations

Another year, another bunch of Scottish defeats. Will it ever change?

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