In the most breathtaking final day of the Six Nations many of us have ever seen, Ireland just edge out England and Wales and all teams provide us with a truly glorious advertisement for Northern Hemisphere Rugby!

Now that most of us have come back down to earth and put away our calculators and more importantly our defibrillators, we look back on one of the most incredible finales to the Six Nations that most of us have probably ever seen and one which certainly silenced the critics’ accusations that Northern Hemishpere rugbyContinue reading “In the most breathtaking final day of the Six Nations many of us have ever seen, Ireland just edge out England and Wales and all teams provide us with a truly glorious advertisement for Northern Hemisphere Rugby!”

Wales produce the defensive effort of the tournament and shatter Irish Grand Slam dreams; England comfortably get past Scotland but fail to impress while Italy implode against France and set up a three horse race for the final weekend of the Six Nations!

There were plenty of thrills and spills this past weekend with the Wales and Ireland game offering all the drama and tension it promised.  In probably the best game of the tournament so far that had most people on the edge of their seats, Wales put on a truly heroic defensive effort that ultimately denied IrelandContinue reading “Wales produce the defensive effort of the tournament and shatter Irish Grand Slam dreams; England comfortably get past Scotland but fail to impress while Italy implode against France and set up a three horse race for the final weekend of the Six Nations!”

Ireland face a Grand Slam showdown in Wales, while England aim to get their confidence back at Twickenham and Italy attempt the second upset of the tournament in Rome

With two weekends left in this Six Nations, there is quite literally everything to play for.  Ireland have a challenging match away from home in Cardiff to keep their Grand Slam ambitions on track, against a Welsh team determined to spoil their party.  Meanwhile a wounded English side sees the return of lineout giant CourtneyContinue reading “Ireland face a Grand Slam showdown in Wales, while England aim to get their confidence back at Twickenham and Italy attempt the second upset of the tournament in Rome”

Ireland put on a master class display in Dublin; Italy show that sometimes sheer passion and committment are enough to get the job done and Wales make France feel more pain in Paris.

It was a huge weekend in the Six Nations which saw memorable wins for Italy, Wales and Ireland.  The weekend got underway with Italy stunning the Murrayfield crowd with a brilliant performance that showed that heartfelt passion and commitment still have a huge place in the modern International game as epitomised by Italy’s phenomenal Captain SergioContinue reading “Ireland put on a master class display in Dublin; Italy show that sometimes sheer passion and committment are enough to get the job done and Wales make France feel more pain in Paris.”

A Clash of Titans in Dublin, while the rest of the Six Nations pecking order is decided in Paris and Murrayfield!

It’s the halfway point of the Six Nations, and for many the meeting of England and Ireland in Dublin on Sunday is being seen as a potential Championship decider.  Meanwhile, the Italians travel to Murrayfield feeling more optimistic after their showing against England a fortnight ago.  Finally, Wales take on a French side that isContinue reading “A Clash of Titans in Dublin, while the rest of the Six Nations pecking order is decided in Paris and Murrayfield!”

England crank it up another notch, Ireland beat France at their own game and Wales get a mighty scare from a steadily improving Scotland

As this year’s Six Nations continues to heat up, England put in a huge performance at Twickenham, which left Italy in the dust, despite the Azurri having a much more successful attacking game than they did against Ireland.  The Irish meanwhile, as expected, engaged in a bruising battle with France in Dublin which was notContinue reading “England crank it up another notch, Ireland beat France at their own game and Wales get a mighty scare from a steadily improving Scotland”

England finally start to click, Ireland makes a cautious start and France gets the job done against a feisty Scotland!

Thrills and spills galore this past weekend as one of the most anticipated Six Nations in many a year got underway.  England started the show with a barnstorming display in Cardiff that shattered Welsh hearts.  Ireland meanwhile made a cautious but effective start to their campaign in Rome and gave some new players a chanceContinue reading “England finally start to click, Ireland makes a cautious start and France gets the job done against a feisty Scotland!”

One of the greatest shows on earth is about to get underway!

Yes it’s that glorious time of the year again, as the Northern Hemisphere’s showpiece tournament, the Six Nations, is about to get underway.  In a World Cup year, this is probably going to be one of the most exciting and difficult to call Six Nations we’ve seen in a long time.  So here’s the Lineout’s first attempt to offerContinue reading “One of the greatest shows on earth is about to get underway!”