Nigel Owens

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England’s Chris Robshaw says winning a big Test in hostile territory is as satisfying as almost anything in the game. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

England’s players insist they will not be affected by any “dirty tricks” which may be awaiting them before their Calcutta Cup game at Murrayfield. Dow(...)

Six Nations: Eddie Jones has made just one change to England’s starting line-up, with Nathan Hughes (above) coming in at No 8 for the injured Sam Simmonds. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Eddie Jones has dismissed concerns about the England rugby team’s discipline and claimed that statistical analysis shows “the most successful teams in(...)

 Eddie Jones: “They have brought out every strategy you can think of. I’m sure there’s an ex-Scottish player ready to come out today  and say something about how they hate us, they want to rub our nose in something, we don’t respect them.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones insists England do not need mind games to motivate them for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland. Jones has adopted a tactful app(...)

Ireland tighthead prop   Andrew Porter played 76 minutes against Italy at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Andrew Porter is set to make his first Six Nations start against Wales in Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated encounter at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 2.15(...)

France’s Antoine Dupont is led off the field for a head injury assessment  during the Six Nations  match between France and Ireland at the Stade de France. Photograph: Christophe Simon/Getty

The decision to remove Antoine Dupont for a HIA four minutes from the end of Ireland’s victory over France in Paris has polarised opinion. For those(...)

 Jacob Stockdale gets past Jayden Hayward of Italy on his way to scoring Ireland’s  eight try at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 56 Italy 19 As ever when playing Italy, another handsome win has to be put in context. Of Ireland’s 37 tries since the start of the 2016 Six (...)

 Peter O’Mahony  makes one of his six catches from a  lineout ahead of France’s Yacouba Camara during the Six Nations  match  at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Sport’s analysis is about perspective and often a choice of whether to zoom in or zoom out. Ireland’s lineout is an integral component in attacking te(...)

Johnny Sexton  stood above the entire stadium and identified a way to cover the crucial 15 metres Ireland needed to reach the edge of his range to kick the drop-goal. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Sheridan

France didn’t lose the game in Paris, Ireland won it. Both teams can take solace from that. The French were miserly in defence, yet the greasy surfac(...)

 Jonny Sexton drops a long-range goal to  for Ireland in the final play of the game to secure a victory against France. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

“He’s a serious leader,” shrugs Dan Leavy. “He’s a competitor. He’s always on to refs, trying to get decisions our way.” Paris on this greasy Saturda(...)

Ireland’s Bundee Aki is tackled by France’s Matthieu Jalibert  of France  in the Six Nations round one match on Saturday. Jalibert partially ruptured a knee ligament in the tackle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The morning after the night before felt no better for Jacques Brunel and the French squad. While there could be some consolation in a much more spirit(...)

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