Of Ireland’s eight tries so far, Will Connors’ first score against Italy is all that can be paraded around the winner’s enclosure as a strategy invented in the coach’s box. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sometimes in rugby you play the opposition, not the game. Take Ulster’s sparkling backline. Robert Baloucoune has returned from injury with serious po(...)

France’s Gregory Alldritt is tackled by Billy Burns of Ireland during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France are growing before our eyes but Ireland assisted the process. Ending a 10-year winless streak in Dublin removes another millstone from around t(...)

Wales’ Louis Rees-Zammit dives to score during his side’s win over Scotland. Photograph:  Jane Barlow/PA

It is hard to overstate the importance of the Six Nations when it comes to selling rugby to the floating voter. This year’s tournament is only two wee(...)

 Scotland’s Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg celebrate after beating England at Twickenham. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

England 6 Scotland 11 When a rivalry has been maturing for 150 years, the taste of success is always intoxicating. For Scotland this was as special a(...)

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Inpho

England 6 Scotland 11 Scotland ended their 38-year wait for a victory at Twickenham in emphatic style on Saturday as they produced a superb performa(...)

Scotland’s Finn Russell and Hamish Watson in action  against England at Twickenham during the  2019 Six Nations. Photograph: Bill Murray/SNS Group via Getty Images

“Historically, it looks as if we have got something against going to Twickenham,” muses Jim Telfer, the last Scotland coach to savour victory at the o(...)

Head coach Eddie Jones  during an  England training session. “Scotland don’t have a monopoly on pride.” Photograph: Adrian Dennis/pool/Getty Images

Eddie Jones has turned up the heat on Scotland before Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash, questioning whether they can handle the weight of expectation on (...)

Cameron Redpath:  he has joined  the Scotland squad having previously played for England at under-20 level.   Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

What’s this about Scotland managing an early victory off the pitch in the build-up to next Saturday’s opening Six Nations Championship game against En(...)

Finn Russell is back in action for Scotland. Photograph: Rogan Thomson/Inpho

This could be a defining campaign for Scotland under Gregor Townsend, as they aim to continue their development into a side capable of regularly troub(...)

Ireland’s Conor Phillips and Cadan Murley of England challenge for the ball during the Under-20 Six Nations match at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 35 England Under-20 27 Ireland defied the odds and at times themselves to produce a stunning performance in victory over England at (...)