Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been given a three-week ban. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has apologised again for his red-card in Wales after he was handed a three week-ban. The 21-year-old saw(...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton  receives treatment during the  Six Nations match against Scotland at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Wales skipper Sam Warburton is likely to miss “several months” of action after dislocating his shoulder against Scotland, his club side Cardiff(...)

Ireland’s championship winning coach  Joe Schmidt.

A touch of parochialism landed on Joe Schmidt’s porch yesterday. It was only a matter of time. With the simple c(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt during a press conference at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA 3:03

Johnny Sexton will remain in France to see out his two-year contract with Parisian club Racing Metro. However, Irish coach Joe Schmidt has had (...)

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton acknowledges the crowd as he celebrates the Six Nations title win at the Stade de France on Saturday night. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho 3:03

Joe Schmidt believes Johnny Sexton will see out his Racing Metro contract, despite admitting he would be “delighted” if the Ireland outhalf ret(...)

Coach Joe Schmidt and captain Paul O’Connell with the  6 Nations trophy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Predictably, the 2014 Six Nations probably did not scale the skilful heights of the Rugby Championship last year and particularly the Johannesb(...)

 Captain Paul O’Connell believes coach Joe Schmidt has brought clarity to Ireland’s play. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt’s crucial “clarity” will allow Ireland to realise their Rugby World Cup 2015 potential after landing the Six Nations title, accordi(...)

Ireland’s Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll celebrate after the game. Photograoh: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The final table tells no lies. Ireland are Six Nations champions for only the second time in 29 years. The margin may have been miniscule to t(...)

Brian O’Driscoll enjoys a quiet moment in the dressing room after the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s usually only in the movies that the hero rides off into the sunset with the bounty. Sometimes though, just occasionally, it happens in spo(...)

Outhalf Jonathan Sexton forces his way over the French try line in Saturday’s Six Nations Championship match at Stade de France, Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

FRANCE 20 (Tries: Dulin, Szarzewski. Cons: Machenaud 2. Pens: Machenaud 2) (...)