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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(...)

Granted, a team of the tournament is somewhat premature given the rearranged France-Scotland game next Friday could yet decide the title and alter sel(...)

Wales’ lock Alun Wyn Jones in action against  England’s Maro Itoje  during the Six Nations match at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

Six Nations: Italy v Wales, Saturday, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, kick-off 3.15pm/2.15pm Irish time Alun Wyn Jones says that Wales are concentrated on Ita(...)

James Ryan leaves the field to take a HIA during the Six Nations game against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The issue of head injuries has been a dominant theme of the 2021 Six Nations. Ireland alone have seen Peter O’Mahony red carded for a high tackle, had(...)

 Wales’ Cory Hill  wins the ball from England’s lock Maro Itoje  in the lineout during the Six Nations clash  at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Eddie Jones believes Maro Itoje can be too heavily scrutinised by referees following his role in Saturday’s ill-disciplined defeat by Wales but Englan(...)

Ireland’s James Lowe consoles Billy Burns after his missed penalty kick to touch in the Six Nations game against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

At face value, it would appear that next Sunday’s match in the Aviva Stadium is perfectly set-up for France. They flexed their muscles to beat Italy 5(...)

Ireland’s Iain Henderson and Wales’ lock Alun Wyn Jones in action at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Getty Images

On June 11th 2016 CJ Stander was red carded on his return to Cape Town. With 22 minutes on the clock the Springboks carried off their badly concussed (...)

Ireland’s Billy Burns after coming on at the Principality Stadium. Photograph: PA

There is no sugar coating this. No shelter from the storm. Billy Burns had the game in his hands. Three times in fact. Twice he faltered, revealing an(...)

Ireland’s Tadhg Beirne and Tadhg Furlong training at the IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Dublin ahead of their Six Nations opener. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So here it is then, the first Six Nations from the outset without any real, live, cheering, singing and colour-coordinated supporters. It will also be(...)

Wales celebrate a Hadleigh Parkes try against Ireland in 2019. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

This euphoric feeling cannot be replicated in later life. I start moving when Jerry Flannery cocks his elbows before finding Paulie’s out-stretched fi(...)

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