Italy captain Sergio Parisse and head coach Conor O’Shea: “Improving the depth of our squad is a goal.” Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalag/EPA

Italy v Wales, Stadio Olimpico, Sunday, 3pm (2pm Irish time) Conor O’Shea readily accepts that Italy’s last two Six Nations experiences against Wal(...)

 Scrumhalf Edoardo Gori returns to the Italy side for Sunday’s Six Nations opener against Wales in Rome. Photograph:    David Rogers/Getty Images

Italy coach Conor O’Shea has included 10 of the starting line-up that accounted for South Africa in November for Sunday’s Six Nations opener against W(...)

Saracens celebrate their English Premiership success. Photograph: Getty

Saracens 28 Exeter Chiefs 20 Saracens became the first English club for 12 years to win a domestic and European double as they resisted a thrilling E(...)

 Martin Castrogiovanni has been named in the Italy frontrow for the Six nations game against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Former Leicester prop Martin Castrogiovanni will return to the Italy team after suspension for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff.(...)

 Robbie Henshaw  passes  to  Keith Earls  during the Pool D  World Cup clash   at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Matrin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

As ever against the Azzurri, especially at home, Ireland are on something of a hiding to nothing, in that woe betide them if they don’t give Italy a g(...)

Italy head coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes from his side that lost to Scotland.

Rookie outhalf Edoardo Padovani has earned the right to leapfrog Kelly Haimona and lead Italy’s backline against Ireland on Saturday, according to he(...)

Jared Payne during training at Carton House on Tuesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jared Payne took one for the team, so to speak. Well he took two, actually, tearing his quad and hamstring in the first half of the 10-9 defeat to Fra(...)

 Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw: “We have to simply concentrate on the 80 minutes that’s in front of us, do one thing well, move on to the next job and do that well and then we’ll get the right result.” Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

In a tournament so parochial by nature, the Six Nations mood music will always strike a familiar tone, but for Scotland it seems to be stuck on repea(...)

France’s centre Jonathan Danty (C) is tackled during the Six Nations match between France and Italy at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis Photograph: AFP Photo / Thomas Samson

France 23 Italy 21 New head coach Guy Noves was spared an early embarrassment as France came from eight points behind to beat Italy 23-21 in the open(...)

Exeter Chiefs are through to the Champions Cup quarter-finals after a sensational set of results in Pool Two. Photograph: Inpho

Exeter coach Rob Baxter was left to reflect on “an incredible finale” after his team secured an unlikely place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals aft(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Next
  • Last »