Wallabies hold on for tight win over Italy
The Wallabies have have held off a fast-finishing Italy to escape with a heartstopping 40-27 win in Saturday's final June Test in Brisbane.
Wallabies make six changes for Italy
Warren Gatland may have taken out the award for multiple selection day shocks, but All Blacks coach Steve Hansen pulled his own swiftie with the shock promotion of Rieko Ioane.
Italy vs. Scotland: Social reaction
Gregor Townsend started his time as Scotland's national coach with a victory over Italy at the Singapore National Stadium.
Ford double helps Scotland to Italy win
Gregor Townsend began his reign as Scotland head coach with a 34-13 victory over Italy in Singapore.
World Rugby U20: England off to a flier
England began their defence of the World Rugby U20 Championship by hammering Samoa 74-17 in Georgia.
Champions Cup: Italy to lose automatic spot
Italy will lose its right to an automatic Champions Cup place from next season after tournament organisers announced an overhaul of its qualification process.
Way-too-early predictions for RWC 2019
France to bow out in pool play? Ireland to finally feature in the last four? ESPN's global writers put their reputations on the line with these way too early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019.
What we'll all be talking about at RWC2019
As with any Rugby World Cup there's always massive issues and talking points that take the limelight -- but what will be on everyone's minds come 2019 in Japan?
Singapore to host Townsend's first Scotland match
Gregor Townsend's first match as Scotland head coach will be against Italy in Singapore, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.
Springboks bring in defence guru Venter
The Springboks have appointed Brendan Venter as their new defence coach.
SRU: Six-week Six Nations is 'retrograde step'
The Scottish Rugby Union has hit back at the Rugby Football Union's wish to shorten the Six Nations to a six-week tournament.
What we learned about each team in Six Nations
England are Six Nations champions again, Italy have the wooden spoon again. It's all so 2016. So what did we learn from the 2017 championship? ESPN's writers cast their eye over every nation.
England trio shortlisted for 6N's best player award
Owen Farrell, Joe Launchbury and Maro Itoje have been named on the 12-strong shortlist for this season's Six Nations player of the championship.
ESPN's Six Nations Awards
Now that the curtain has come down on the 2017 Six Nations, ESPN's rugby writers Tom Hamilton and Martyn Thomas hand out their awards from player of the tournament to biggest disappointment.
The 2017 Six Nations by numbers
So how will we remember the 2017 Six Nations? Perhaps for proof that Eddie Jones's England were exceptional rather than invincible and welcome signs of life from France and Scotland.
Scotland send Cotter out on a high against pointless Italy
The Vern Cotter era in Scottish rugby ended in celebratory fashion as they thumped Italy at Murrayfield.
Women's Six Nations Round Five preview
All the key stats and team news ahead of the fifth round of the Women's Six Nations as both England face Ireland, with a Grand Slam on the line for the winner.
Italy change four for Scotland
Scottish-born lock George Biagi has been named in the Italy side as one of four changes to Conor O'Shea's starting line-up for the Azzurri's final 2017 RBS 6 Nations match at Murrayfield.
Scotland-born Biagi to start for Italy vs. Scotland
Irvine-born Italian lock Georgie Biagi will start in the second-row against his country of birth in the final round of the Six Nations on Saturday.
Why England's Grand Slam is far from a certainty
England are closing in on a second successive Six Nations Grand Slam, but history shows it is far from a certainty.
Scotland told: No sulking or sentiment
Scotland may have been thrashed by England and face a farewell match for coach Vern Cotter, but coach Jonathan Humphreys has told them to focus on Italy.
France resign Italy to Six Nations wooden spoon
France have consigned Italy to another wooden spoon in the Six Nations after a crushing 40-18 win at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Women's Six Nations Preview -- Round 4
All the key stats and team news ahead of the fourth round of the Women's Six Nations.
Italy change three for France
Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has made three changes for the Six Nations visit of France this Saturday, with Carlo Canna coming in for the injured Tommaso Allan at fly-half.
Italy's false dawn: The deceleration of the Azzurri
It's been almost 20 years since the Azzurri stunned France in one of the great moments in Italian rugby history -- but that it ranks quite so high is perhaps a disappointment writes Huw Richards.
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