Lions tour cities rearranged, no fans at games
The 2021 British & Irish Lions schedule has been revised to keep matches either in Johannesburg or Cape Town, with organisers admitting the new-look fixture list has been put together on the basis matches "will take place behind closed doors."
Marler: Lions must take psychiatrist on SA tour
England prop Joe Marler has urged the British & Irish Lions to bring a clinical psychiatrist with them when they tour South Africa later this year.
South Africa to face Georgia ahead of Lions
South Africa will play their first test matches since lifting the World Cup in November 2019 when they host Georgia for two tests in July as a warm-up for the British & Irish Lions series.
Scotland adds Japan for November tests
Scotland will host Japan in the final match of the autumn series at Murrayfield in November, Scottish Rugby said on Thursday.
England to face USA, Canada in front of 10k fans
England will play tests against the United States and Canada in July in front of at least 10,000 spectators at Twickenham Stadium, the Rugby Football Union said on Monday.
British & Irish Lions squad strength reinforced by big-name absentees
Warren Gatland has picked a pretty mean 37-man squad for the British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa. Tom Hamilton argues the strength of the squad is judged by the top-level players who failed to make the cut.
Jones to captain Lions; Sexton out of SA tour
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will lead the 2021 British & Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa this summer with England's Kyle Sinckler and Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton missing out on the 37-man squad.
6N: Scotland thrash Italy in record-breaking win
Scotland ran in eight tries to ensure a record 52-10 victory over Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday and a return to winning ways after successive narrow defeats in the Six Nations.
ESPN Rugby Pick'em Predictions: Wales on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam
As the final round of the 2021 Six Nations approaches, Wayne Pivac's Wales side are on the verge of history as they chase the Grand Slam. Tom Hamilton previews what's at stake in this weekend's games.
6N: Wales inch closer to Six Nations Grand Slam
Wales moved to within one step of a Six Nations Grand Slam after scoring seven tries in a 48-7 thrashing of Italy in Rome on Saturday.
ESPN Rugby Pick'em: England to edge past France
Tom Hamilton is back to help you out with your ESPN Pick'em choices as the Six Nations return this weekend.
Ireland secure first Six Nations win vs. Italy
Ireland scored six tries in a 48-10 bonus-point victory over Italy on Saturday to earn their first win of this year's Six Nations and condemn the hosts to a 30th consecutive defeat in the tournament.
ESPN Rugby Pick'em: England to stop Wales' winning run
There are just two Six Nations games this weekend due to COVID-19 but ESPN's Pick 'em goes ahead regardless and Tom Hamilton has your top picks for Round 3.
6N: Sexton returns to Ireland squad to face Italy
Ireland refreshed their pack for Saturday's Six Nations trip to Italy and welcome Johnny Sexton back.
England cruise against Italy in the Six Nations
England put last week's Scotland defeat behind them with a six-try 41-18 Six Nations victory over Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.
ESPN Rugby Pick'em: France, Scotland to win again
After an opening weekend which blew many predictions out of the water, Tom Hamilton breaks down your top choices for Week 2 of ESPN's Rugby Pick'em.
England make five changes for Italy 6N clash
England have handed starts to George Ford, Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler and Courtney Lawes for their Six Nations clash against Italy at Twickenham.
England call up Sinckler, Vunipola for Italy clash
Kyle Sinckler and Mako Vunipola missed the 11-6 defeat at the hands of Scotland on Saturday at Twickenham.
Italy's Zanon to miss 6N clash against England
Italy have called up Pierre Bruno and Andrea Lovotti for the upcoming Six Nations clash against England after Marco Zanon was ruled out due to injury.
France cruise to big Six Nations win in Italy
France got their Six Nations title bid off to the perfect start with a crushing 50-10 bonus point victory over a youthful Italy side in the championship opener in Rome on Saturday.
ESPN Rugby Pick'em: Six Nations Week 1 Predictions
With the first weekend of the 2021 Six Nations fast approaching, Tom Hamilton breaks down each of the opening ties and advises you on who you should support in ESPN'S Rugby Pick'em.
Italy name young side for France clash
Franco Smith has named a relatively inexperienced side for Italy's opening Six Nations game against France on Saturday, with 10 of the starting XV having less than 10 caps.
France name experienced side for Italy game
Fabien Galthie has named a more experienced side compared to last year's Six Nations for his side's opening game against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.
Minozzi opts out of Italy squad for Six Nations
Italy head coach Franco Smith has named a 32-man squad for the Six Nations, but will be without star full-back Matteo Minozzi after the Wasps player opted out of the tournament.
France seek safety assurances before 6N
The French government said it needs guarantees from England and Ireland that it is safe for the national rugby union team to travel for Six Nations matches.
Wales hold off Italy to claim fifth in Nations Cup
No. 8 Taulupe Faletau proved the creative spark as three tries in the final 22 minutes helped Wales hold off Italy in a 38-18 victory.
Parry earns start for Wales; Varney starts for Italy
Hooker Sam Parry will make his first start for Wales, while Wales' Stephen Varney will start for Italy in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli on Saturday.
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