Former Ulster centre Ian Whitten has a big role to play if Exeter Chiefs are to upset odds.  Photograph:  Steve Bardens/Getty Images.

Wasps v Exeter Chiefs Ricoh Arena, Saturday, 3.15, live on BT Sport Wasps were hugely impressive in negotiating their way to what was described bef(...)

 Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw: “We have to simply concentrate on the 80 minutes that’s in front of us, do one thing well, move on to the next job and do that well and then we’ll get the right result.” Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

In a tournament so parochial by nature, the Six Nations mood music will always strike a familiar tone, but for Scotland it seems to be stuck on repea(...)

Ireland captain  Paul O’Connell has been ruled out of the game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will miss this afternoon’s Six Nations match against Scotland (3pm kick-off) through illness. Dan Tuohy will now start (...)

Dave McSharry: returns to the Connacht line-up for   a first start in ten months.

Pat Lam might legitimately wonder when he’s due a change in fortune but he might also concede that Connacht need to be more creative in their patterns(...)

Isaac Boss steps in as scrumhalf for Leinster in the absence of the injured Eoin Reddan. Photograph: Inpho

Glasgow come to the RDS knowing that at this juncture in the competition it becomes a dog fight for points. Be sure that Joe Schmidt,(...)