England captain Dylan Hartley is congratulated by teammate George Ford after the forwards win a penalty against Scotland. Photograph: Getty

Scotland 9 England 15 England launched the Eddie Jones era by emerging from a tricky RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield with a 15-9(...)

There will be no winding up of England captain Dylan Hartley at Murrayfield, according to Scotland’s resource coach Nathan Hines. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Scotland v England, Murrayfield, Saturday, 4.50pm RTÉ 2, BBC 1 Eddie Jones has been talking a relentlessly good game all week but, on the eve of th(...)

John Barclay starts for Scotland in their Calcutta Cup clash with England. Photograph: Getty

John Barclay will make his first Six Nations appearance in four years when he lines up for Scotland against England at Murrayfield on Saturday. The S(...)

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 14: Ireland player Jamie Heaslip gets to grips with Alun Wyn Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at Millennium Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Super Saturday was indeed beyond superlative, but it does look a rather long time ago now. In glorious mid-March conditions the day rained points (2(...)

France head coach Guy Noves: has promised to restore some of the traditional flamboyance of les Bleus. Photograph:Inpho

One of the more fascinating aspects of another Six Nations campaign is the contrast in the coaching tickets, and specifically the head coaches. Coming(...)

Vern Cotter has given the likes of Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg a creative license they have thrived under.

Coach: Vern Cotter Joe Schmidt’s old friend and fellow Kiwi, Vern Cotter’s reign as Scotland’s head coach has been a case of so close, yet so far sin(...)

19-year-old prop Zander Fagerson has been called up to the Scotland squad for the Six Nations. Photograph: Getty

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has named uncapped props Zander Fagerson and Rory Sutherland in his 35-man squad for the Six Nations. Glasgow centre(...)

Paul O’Connell, having given his all as Lions captain  in 2009, looked like he took about a year to recover. He was far from alone. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The dust had barely settled on New Zealand’s World Cup final triumph over Australia when, just five days later, the Lions Rugby emails began landing i(...)

 Warren Gatland: he has won two Grand Slams with Wales but struggled to make an impression in this year’s World Cup. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Wales coach Warren Gatland has told New Zealand radio he will step down after the next World Cup. “I’m here until 2019 and the plan for me then is de(...)

Australia’s outhalf Kurtley Beale in action against Wales. Beale did superbly when coming on as an early replacement against England. Photograph: AFP Photo

The preamble has been dominated by suspensions and injuries. Scotland’s appeal of the three-match bans imposed on hooker Ross Ford and secondrow Jo(...)