England winger Anthony Watson gets ahead of the Wales defence to score his side’s first try at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Wales 16 England 21Great occasions do not always produce great games but England will long remember this frantic, nail-biting outcome. Under the Frida(...)

Jonathan Sexton is tackled by England’s Owen Farrell. The Ireland outhalf has had better days with his decision making and kicking.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho 2:33

It was a suitably grey and grim Sunday morning in London, but as Gordon D’Arcy forecast the sun would shine again and it duly did so – brilliantly,(...)

 Rory Best finds Devin Toner in Saturday’s game at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Rory Best’s face is mottled with irregular crimson blotches, a legacy of an afternoon’s sport in the Aviva Stadium. They offer a reminder of the physi(...)

“We’re not in Syria,” said Alun Wyn Jones this week, “so I don’t think it’s as hostile as you like to make out.” The Welsh secondrow was reacting to a(...)

Italy couldn’t deal with the hard running of Wales’s Jamie Roberts. Gordon D’Arcy will have his hands full on Saturday. Photograph: Joe Giddens/Pa Wire.

‘Enmities between nations, as between individuals, do not last forever.” With the Welsh circus on its way it feels like President Kennedy’s words five(...)

     England’s Alex Goode and Jamie Roberts of Wales in last March’s game at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s back. Unlike the Tri-Nations, it may not scale the heights of the ridiculous quality evident in the South Africa-New Zealand showdown in Johannes(...)

As it stands: Alun-Wyn Jones will captain Wales in their Six Nations opener against Italy on Saturday, with Sam Warburton among the replacements.

Sam Warburton could start Wales’ RBS 6 Nations opener against Italy on Saturday as he prepares to make his comeback from injury. Warburton, who has be(...)

Leinster’s Shane Jennings will lead the charge into the Dragons’ den at Rodney Parade.

Matt O’Connor will know more about his squad, individually and collectively, by the time the final whistle blows tonight. For the Leinster coach this (...)

British and Irish Lions Tommy Bowe tackles  Australia’s  Joe Tomane during the second Test. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

He won’t like the description, but aside from recovering from a broken hand Tommy Bowe is also becoming something of an old hand at this big-game lark(...)

  Tommy Bowe at a British & Irish Lions press conference. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Tommy Bowe wants the British and Irish Lions to batter Australia into submission at ANZ Stadium, drawing on the pain of past failures to triumph in t(...)