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Who will be the Lions captain? Brian O’Driscoll, Ian McGeechan and Clive Woodward have all endorsed Sam Warburton’s credentials. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

On Wednesday the ever-changing guessing games of pundits and bar-room punters alike will finally, and some might say mercifully, come to an end when W(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton  during the Champions Cup quarter-final against Wasps at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a debate as broad reaching as player welfare, Johnny Sexton seems an apt choice. It is not always a position the Ireland and Leinster outhalf finds(...)

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(...)

John Barclay in action against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Flanker John Barclay will captain Scotland for the first time in seven years in their Six Nations clash with Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday, taking(...)

Josh Strauss’ Six Nations has been ended by a kidney injury. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland’s Six Nations campaign has suffered a second major blow in three days after Josh Strauss was ruled out of the competition. The Glasgow numbe(...)

 Stuart Hogg runs in his second try against Ireland at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

The French game in Dublin now looks like the make-or-break moment in Ireland’s season. There are no certainties in life, but a bonus point win in Rom(...)

Dejection: Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw, Conor Murray and Paddy Jackson after the defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Watching Conor Murray has never been so grim, and still his performance was sprinkled with enough moments of brilliance to keep the faith. Follow the(...)

The Scotland team celebrate with the Quaich trophy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15 Stuart Hogg Man-of-the-match for his two-try contribution but given the freedom of the outside channels to operate in and Ireland paid the price: (...)

Scotland fullback  Stuart Hogg celebrates scoring his second  second try during the Six Nations game against Ireland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Scotland 27 Ireland 22 The Grand Slam and the Triple Crown are gone for another year, and even a tilt at a third title in four seasons is seriously i(...)

Conor Murray and Simon Zebo helped Munster to a resounding win over Leicester at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

So let’s just examine the old scoreboard. Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Glasgow played Northampton, Leicester, Clermont Auvergne and Racing Métro in t(...)

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