Jamie Ritchie

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France’s head coach Fabien Galthié: he claimed  Welsh players “specialised” in getting opposition players sent off.   Photograph: Getty Images

The 2021 Six Nations Championship was more than we could possibly have hoped for, never mind anticipated. For all the brouhaha which accompanied Franc(...)

CJ Stander: will play his 50th Test match for Ireland when he lines out against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Six Nations: Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield, Sunday, 3pm – Live on Virgin Media One and BBC 1 Not for the first time in recent years, and not for th(...)

Prop WP Nel returns to the Scotland frontrow for the first time since the Rugby World Cup in Japan for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Ireland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

WP Nel will make his first Scotland start since the 2019 World Cup after being called on to replace the banned Zander Fagerson for Sunday’s Guinness S(...)

Jacob Stockdale and Iain Henderson during an Ireland training session at Carton House on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Since the turn of the millennium the Ireland-Scotland rivalry has had a distinctly green hue to it, with the Scots managing just four wins from the la(...)

James Ryan is unbeaten in five matches against Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Six Nations returns this weekend after a two-week hiatus, with the Championship approaching its final two rounds of fixtures. And it is Wales who(...)

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(...)

Mohamed Haouas punches Jamie Ritchie during the Six Nations match between France and Scotland in February. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Imagine it. Alleged robber to play for Ireland against France in the Aviva Stadium. Outside The Bridge Bar there are absolute scenes. Joe Duffy and th(...)

 Munster’s Ben Healy has been selected to start against Edinburgh. Photograph:  Ryan Hiscott/Inpho

Munster v Edinburgh  Venue: Thomond Park, Limerick.  Kick-off: 7.35pm.  On TV: Live on eir Sport and Premier Sports. Johann van Graan (...)

Ulster’s Ian Madigan celebrates his team’s comeback win in Edinburgh. Photograph: PA

Ulster 22 Edinburgh 19 Cometh the hour cometh Ian Madigan. That’s’ the only way to explain Ulster’s unbelievable recovery to somehow find safe passag(...)

The red card for Manu Tuilagi was indisputably correct, despite Eddie Jones’ “absolute rubbish” protests. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sadly, and wisely, there was no game for Ireland in Rome. But the fare on offer in Twickenham would have better suited the Coliseum. Too often England(...)

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