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.
Ireland dominate England to finish 6N with win
A rejuvenated Ireland gave coach Andy Farrell the kind of performance he desperately wanted as they finished the Six Nations on a high by hammering England.
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.
Stander announces shock Ireland retirement
Ireland and Munster No.8 CJ Stander has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.
Ringrose, Ryan ruled out of 6N clash vs. England
Ireland have confirmed that James Ryan and Garry Ringrose won't be available for their final Six Nations game against England after both picked up injuries.
Sexton kicks Ireland to 6N win over Scotland
Johnny Sexton steered Ireland to a 27-24 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday, grinding down a sparkling but indisciplined home side.
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.
Gibson Park starts ahead of Murray vs. Scotland
Jamison Gibson Park will start at scrum-half ahead of Conor Murray for Ireland's match against Scotland in the Six Nations on Sunday.
Johnson starts in four changes for Scotland
Centre Sam Johnson starts his first match of the 2021 Six Nations when Scotland welcome Ireland to Murrayfield on Sunday.
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.
Ireland's Doris ruled out for 'foreseeable future'
Ireland's Caelan Doris is unlikely to return for the remainder of the Six Nations after coach Andy Farrell said the Leinster back-rower would be out for the "foreseeable future" because of concussion symptoms.
Ireland's Sexton, Murray to return for Italy game
Ireland coach Andy Farrell has said he expects captain Johnny Sexton and scrum-half Conor Murray to be available for their Six Nations trip to Rome to face Italy on Feb. 27.
France march on with rare 6N win in Dublin
France's bid to end a more than decade-long Six Nations title drought picked up further steam with a scrappy 15-13 victory over injury-hit Ireland on Sunday.
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.
Penaud given the nod ahead of Thomas
France coach Fabien Galthie made two changes from the team who beat Italy for their Six Nations clash against Ireland at the Aviva stadium on Sunday.
Burns replaces Sexton for France clash
Billy Burns and Jamison Gibson Park have replaced the injured Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray for Ireland's Six Nations clash with France on Sunday at the Aviva in Dublin.
Wales earn comeback win over 14-man Ireland
George North and Louis Rees-Zammit scored second half tries as Wales overcame a poor start to defeat 14-man Ireland 21-16 in their opening Six Nations clash at the Principality Stadium on Sunday
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.
Lydiate returns to Wales after two-year absence
Ospreys' Dan Lydiate has been named by Wayne Pivac in his side to face Ireland on Sunday in the flanker's first appearance for the national side since November 2018.
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