Scotland players celebrate their win over Wales at Murrayfield. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The tartan endgame is straightforward enough. Scotland need only beat England at Twickenham on Saturday, defeat Italy with a bonus point the following(...)

Australian referee Angus Gardner will take charge of Ireland’s Six Nations match at home to Italy on March 12th. Photograph: Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

Former Munster player John Lacey and George Clancy are Ireland’s sole referee representatives in the 2016 Six Nations Championship, which gets underwa(...)

Gavin Hastings missed a simple kick to give Scotland the lead in the dying stages of the 1991 Rugby World Cup semi-final against England. Photograph: Getty

Scotland’s appearances at the Rugby World Cup always seem to follow in a similar pattern. Hope for a good pool draw, lose against the top seeds, hope (...)

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend: his team  have won 16 of their 22 Pro12 games in the regular league. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

They coined a name for a pass he gave Gavin Hastings in 1995. Gregor Townsend’s magical reverse for a dramatic last-minute 23-21 victory against Fran(...)

“Ireland played great footy and deserved to win (last November), but the kicking was way too much. That’s not how we play. The mindset is a massive difference.”

The Six Nations is the pinnacle of European international rugby. The greats of the game, leapt to the world’s attention through their actions in the c(...)

Ronnie Dawson (right) with Syd MiIlar at an IRFU charity dinner in 2007. Photograph: Inpho

Ronnie Dawson, who won 27 caps for Ireland at hooker and led the British & Irish Lions on the 1959 tour to New Zealand, Australia and Canada, has (...)