Stuart Hogg: “I’m extremely grateful for all the supporters who voted for me.”

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg has been voted the Six Nations player of the championship. The award was decided by a combination of an online poll, of which (...)

Billy Vunipola can offer the Lions destructive ball carrying from number eight. Photograph: Getty

A Kiwi dollar for Warren Gatland’s thoughts as his attention turns to Wales’s tour to New Zealand this June. There is still no better place to judge a(...)

CJ Stander had a fine debut tournament for Joe Schmidt’s team. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland) Wondrous footwork, pace and eye for the unexpected, he thrilled/scared throughout and augmented two well-taken tries wit(...)

Anthony Watson scores  England’s try during the Six Nations match at Twickenham. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

England 25 Wales 21 England edged to the brink of a first Six Nations title for five years with a 25-21 victory over Wales but were forced to survive(...)

Gareth Davies scores a Wales try during the Pool A game against England at last year’s World Cup. Photograph: AFP

Sometimes the Six Nations feels about as light and airy as a dessert trolley from the 1970s. Treacle sponge, knickerbocker glory, banana fritters: th(...)

“By the end of this game, Josh van der Flier looked every inch an international openside flanker.” Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

I am enjoying my life after rugby but who wouldn’t want to know what was said in the Ireland changing room to spark that second half reaction? That re(...)

England’s Mike Brown grabs the shirt of Ireland’s Josh van der Flier during the Six Nations match at Twickenham. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

If you can stop Billy Vunipola you can stop England. But when there are two Vunipolas on the pitch it’s almost impossible. The English number eight is(...)

Eddie Jones: “If I talk to the media I’m giving you commentary to give you stories. Now it’s gamesmanship. I can be like any other coach and say yes and no and not say anything.”

No regrets, mate. Before this old rivalry began again, two aged English scribes were nattering away in the writer’s room (no pints but, it being Twic(...)

Jack Nowell celebrates as Mike Brown evades Robbie Henshaw to score England’s second try at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

England 21 Ireland 10 Much like the game itself, this was a decidedly mixed bag of an Irish performance. Opinions will probably vary more wildly t(...)

 England No 8 Billy Vunipola  charges with the ball as the ireland duo Mike Ross and Jamie Heaslip attempt to make the tackle during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Mike Brown - 4  Making contact with Conor Murray’s face wasn’t malicious but it was reckless. Several errors and one penalty conceded outweigh t(...)