Luke Fitzgerald takes on the Scotland defence at Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are so many moments worth lingering over from Saturday, March 21st. A forever day with a legacy already seeping into the generation of wide-eye(...)

Flanker Seán O’Brien’s outstretched arm proves just about long enough to score Ireland’s crucial fourth try against Scotland. Photograph: Lee smith/Reuters. 9:27

The old championship’s 121st edition will not go down in history as its best, not when so much of the ‘samey’ first four weeks was so forgettable. But(...)

British police are investigating homophobic tweets directed at referee Nigel Owens folowing England’s 55-35 win over France at Twickenham. Photograph: Afp

British Police have launched an investigation into alleged homophobic remarks on Twitter which were directed towards rugby union referee Nigel Owens. (...)

Rory Kockott celebrates after his side are awarded a penalty in the final play of their 20 point defeat to England. Photograph: Inpho

With England hammering away at France at the death of Saturday’s Six Nations decider, needing one more score to pip Ireland to the championship, the p(...)

England  get held up just short of the try line in the dying seconds of the  Six Nations  match against France at Twickenham Stadium. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

England 55 France 35England fell short of being crowned Six Nations champions for the first time under Stuart Lancaster despite toppling France 55-35 (...)

Dylan Hartley believes England’s Six Nations championship win of 2011 was an anticlimax as they comprehensively lost to Ireland in Dublin in their last game. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

Trust an eclipse to come along just when English rugby is hoping to see the light. The big shadow over Twickenham in recent times has been a shortage(...)

Wayne Barnes will referee Ireland versus Wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

English referee Wayne Barnes has been appointed to take charge of the key RBS Six Nations clash between Wales and Ireland in Cardiff on March 14th.Bar(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls scores their third try of the Guinness Pro 12 game against Glasgow at Musgrave Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 22 Glasgow 10Munster moved above Glasgow to the top of the Guinness Pro 12 after defeating the under-strength Scots in at Musgrave Park in a b(...)

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton lands one of his five successful penalty kicks during the Six Nations clash against France   at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 18 France 11If winning is ultimately the only commodity that matters, it also colours the landscape panoramically. Ireland emerged victorious (...)

Dave O’Callaghan scores a try for Munster against Leinster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster completed their first League double over Leinster since 2009 with a victory over the reigning champions that was every bit as handsome as the (...)