Leo Cullen with the Leinster squad at UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster will have to win every match until the end of the season if they are to fulfill their ambitions for this season, according to forwards coach (...)

Robbie Henshaw of Ireland is tackled by Finn Russell of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match at Murrayfield on Saturday. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A total of 221 points and 27 tries in three matches on one day; how do you like them apples Steve Hansen? The best laid plans rarely survive the first(...)

In Hawick they say that if you catch Stuart Hogg you get to make a wish, a homily to the jagged sidesteps, jarring acceleration and the gentle pitter-(...)

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg in action against England at Twickenham Stadium. Hogg is a  potential match winner for Scotland with his ability to break. Photograph: Getty Images

Scotland 15 Stuart Hogg Age: 24 Height: 1.80m (5’11”) Weight: 83kg (13st 1lb) Caps: 31 Tries: 9 A potential match winner for Scotland. Ability to brea(...)

Ireland squad in training at Carton House. Joe Schmidt has decided to “freshen” up the team for Scotland with Simon Zebo missing out. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho 3:12

Tricky isn’t the half of it. Sandwiched between the other two games, with a possible target set by Wales in Rome before then striving to set a target (...)

Scotland’s head coach Vern Cotter has made two changes to his team to face Ireland. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

While Joe Schmidt’s backline has received some criticism for lacking pizzazz, Scotland have looked pretty confident in that area and for Ireland’s vis(...)

 Giovanbattista Venditti scores Italy’s second try  during the Six Nations match at Murrayfield. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Scotland 19 Italy 22Scotland are staring at their fourth Wooden Spoon in 11 years after their late collapse handed Italy a dramatic victory at Murrayf(...)

Scotland’s Peter Horne is one of four changes to the Scotland team which faces Italy. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Inpho

Glasgow’s Peter Horne has been given the nod to replace suspended outhalf Finn Russell for Scotland’s RBS Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday.Rus(...)

Scotland’s Finn Russell has had his appeal against a two-week ban turned down after he took out opposite number Dan Biggar in the air. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Finn Russell will miss Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy after his appeal against a two-week ban was thrown out by tournament bosses.A Six Nat(...)

Scotland outhalf Finn Russell was handed a two-week ban for this tackle on Wales outhalf  Dan Biggar during the Six Nations match  at Murrayfield. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The Scottish Rugby Union intends to appeal the two-week suspension handed down to Scotland outhalf Finn Russell for his tackle on Wales’ Dan Biggar d(...)