Glasgow’s Stuart Hogg is tackled by Ruan Pienaar of Ulster during the Guinness Pro 12 game at  Scotstoun. Photograph: Russell Cheyne

Glasgow Warriors 27 Ulster 17 Ulster’s position in the top four of the Guinness Pro 12 became just a little more insecure after Glasgow Warriors prod(...)

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 (...)

Iain Henderson returns for Ulster against Glasgow on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Iain Henderson is set to make his comeback from injury for Ulster against Glasgow Warriors on Friday night. In total Les Kiss has made five changes t(...)

Ireland’s Simon Zebo and CJ Stander after victory over Scotland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The 2016 Six Nations was never going to emulate the World Cup for its quality of rugby. Nor was it ever going to reproduce anything like the high-end (...)

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(...)

CJ Stander dives over a maul to score Ireland’s opening try against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

At half time I wondered, are fatiguing tactics winning tactics? Well, a final score of 35-25 and four Irish tries is the answer. It was obvious from t(...)

Keith Earls on his way to scoring his side’s second try during the victory over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ireland 35 Scotland 25 Ireland will ruefully wonder what might have been over their five games, but at least they could feel a little better about(...)

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg goes through the gap between Ireland prop Mikle Ross and hooker Rory Best on the way to scoring his try in the Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:    Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ireland’s report card from the Six Nations Championship could be summed up under the phrase ‘could do better’ on the basis of winning the previous two(...)

French referee Pascal Gauzere shows a yellow card to Scotland’s Alex Dunbar during the Six Nations match  against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Perhaps Scottish captain Greig Laidlaw always cuts a lugubrious figure. That didn’t change after the game, which in the last 10 minutes threatened to (...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls celebrates his try with Simon Zebo and Conor Murray. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland 35 Scotland 25 A wild and whacky finale saw Ireland chalk back-to-back home wins and, pending the outcome in Paris, salvage their Six Nations(...)