Ruan Pienaar: his return is a major boost to Ulster’s chances. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster v Saracens Ravenhill, 6.30pm, Live Sky Sports 2 Defining what Ruan Pienaar brings to this Ulster team is calculable both in tangible (...)

France’s captain Pascal Pape and head coach Philippe Saint-Andre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Scotland v FrancePhilippe Saint-André criticised some of his players for acting like crybabies in Cardiff, moanin(...)

Scotland head coach Scott Johnson

Scotland skipper Kelly Brown has been recalled to the side that will take on France in Saturday’s final home match of this year’s Six Nations. (...)

England centre Luther Burrell scores a first-half try during the  Six Nations match against Scotland  at Murrayfield. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Scotland 0 England 20: England successfully handled an appalling Murrayfield pitch to complete a comfortable Six Nations victory over Scotland that wa(...)

Dan Tuohy tackles Ryan Wilson during yesterday’s Six Nations Championship match. Photograph: Inpho

Jamie Heaslip of New Plymouth fame in 2010 is so far removed from the 2014 version. The loss of Paul O’Connell the player was covered pretty efficient(...)

 Saracens player Billy Vunipola (left) races past Gloucester player Ben Morgan during the Premiership match between Gloucester and Saracens at Kingsholm Stadium on January 4th. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Connacht beat Toulouse in France and Toulouse beat Saracens, so Connacht should beat Saracens? The bookies have a 23-point spread in Saracens’ favour (...)

Greig Laidlaw has been named as Scotland captain for the Test against South Africa in Nelspruit. Photograph:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Scotland named three new caps in their starting team for Saturday’s Test against South Africa in Nelspruit.Coach Scott Johnson has made seven changes (...)

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonny Sexton and Brian O’Driscoll are set to return for Leinster against Munster at Thomond Park next Saturd(...)

Scotland head coach Scott Johnson. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist will collect his first cap for Scotland in Saturday's final Six Nations clash with France in Paris. The to(...)

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