Ivan Francescato: The Azzurri's 'glue' of the 1990s
Ivan Francescato was perhaps the most vivid of the brilliant generation of players who made Italy's inclusion in the Six Nations championship irresistible by their performances in the 1990s.
Dan Biggar the man to counter Beauden Barrett for Lions
If the British & Irish Lions are to have any chance against the All Blacks this year they must find a pivot who can counter the ingenuity, skill and vision of Beauden Barrett.
O'Shea: Ireland better than Wales
Conor O'Shea said the Irish team that "battered" his Italy in the Six Nations Saturday are a superior side to Wales.
Stander, Gilroy hat-tricks give Ireland first bonus point win
CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy both bagged hat-tricks as Ireland claimed a record RBS 6 Nations victory over Italy with a 63-10 thumping in Rome.
Time for the real Six Nations favourite to emerge from the pack
After round one of the Six Nations, there is a lack of clarity over who the front-runner is for the title. This weekend we should get a clear picture of just who are the team to beat.
Schmidt challenges Ireland to get back on Six Nations track in Italy
Joe Schmidt has challenged Ireland to emerge from any professional-era comfort blanket to set their RBS 6 Nations campaign back on track in Italy this weekend.
Sexton misses out, Ryan, Healy start for Ireland against Italy
Johnny Sexton has lost his fitness battle for Ireland's Six Nations trip to the Stadio Olimpico, but Joe Schmidt can recall Donnacha Ryan as they look to get back to winning ways against Italy.
Favaro returns for Italy against Ireland
Conor O'Shea makes four changes to Italy's starting side to face Ireland in Rome.
Care: O'Shea 'tailor-made' for Italian Job
Danny Care shares his insight into dealings with Conor O'Shea at Harlequins as the former Ireland fullback looks to revitalise Italian rugby.
Fantasy Rugby: What we learned from Week 1
Backs dominated the opening round of the 2017 Fantasy Six Nations, leaving some important questions to be answered regarding who you should pick for Week 2.
Farrell wants Ireland to 'get in the mood' on defence
Ireland assistant coach not happy with side's lack of appetite without the ball during their first round loss to Scotland.
Parisse fighting to be fit for Ireland clash
Italy talisman Sergio Parisse faces a battle to recover from a neck injury in time to face Ireland in Rome on Saturday.
Beware, England, you've awoken Fast Eddie
Beware England players, you should prepare yourselves for a horror week on the training track. Your 'cruise control' effort against France will see the return of Fast Eddie, Greg Growden writes.
O'Shea wants to change referees' perception of Italy
Conor O'Shea says he wants to see Italy "refereed on a level playing field" after their RBS 6 Nations campaign began with a 33-7 home defeat against Wales.
Win gives Wales 'foot in the door' - Alun Wyn Jones
Captain Alun Wyn Jones said Wales had their "foot in the door" after getting their Six Nations campaign off to a winning start.
Wales' second-half showing secures win over Italy
A George North wonder try helped Wales get their 2017 RBS 6 Nations campaign off to a winning start as they beat Italy 33-7 in Rome.
Parisse targets 80-minute performance
Sergio Parisse has underlined the need for Italy to produce an 80-minute performance when they begin their RBS 6 Nations campaign on Sunday.
Six Nations: Everything you need to know
The Six Nations returns again for 2017 where champions England will defend their coveted crown -- here's everything you need to know ahead of the highly anticipated first round fixtures.
Six Nations evolving but core principles remain on eve of championship
The Six Nations has undergone a facelift for 2017, but the qualities that make it the northern hemisphere's finest tournament are intact.
Six Nations Fantasy Rugby Injury update
The 2017 RBS 6 Nations Championship kicks off this weekend, highlighted by England launching their title defence against Twickenham opponents France.
Parisse, Lovotti back for Italy vs. Wales
Edoardo Gori has been handed the No. 9 shirt for Italy's opening Six Nations clash against Wales on Saturday.
Fantasy Rugby: Ultimate Six Nations preview
Pick players with the potential to score tries. That is one strategy suggested to selectors choosing their fifteens for our 2017 Six Nations Fantasy competition.
Six Nations 2017: The definitive guide
Six Nations 2017 Preview: Grand Slam champions England will face increased competition as they look to retain their crown and here we run the rule over the contenders for the championship.
Can O'Shea conjure up a miracle for Italy?
Tom May and Craig Chalmers discuss if there's any hope for Italy in their first Six Nations with Conor O'Shea in charge.
Evolution vs. revolution -- small steps for Italy
Six Nations provides first litmus test for Italy under Conor O'Shea as the Azzurri build for the 2019 World Cup.
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