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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.

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6dTom Hamilton

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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27dTom Hamilton

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.

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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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Ireland's Lowe to make Six Nations debut

Andy Farrell has handed winger James Lowe his Six Nations debut, picking him over Jordan Larmour, as he announced his team to face Wales in the Principality Stadium on Sunday on the Six Nations.

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Ireland's Doris, Roux out of 6N opener at Wales

Ireland back row Caelan Doris and lock Quinn Roux will not play a part in Sunday's Six Nations opener against Wales due to injuries.

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Furlong back as Farrell names 6N squad

Ireland included Tadhg Furlong in their squad for this year's Six Nations as coach Andy Farrell said he was ready to join the group despite last playing almost a year ago.

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Wales' Williams to miss 6N opener after ban

Wales fullback Liam Williams will miss their opening Six Nations match after being handed a three-game ban following his red card in Scarlets' defeat by Cardiff Blues last week in the PRO14.

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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.

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80dTom Hamilton

RWC 2023 hosts France draw New Zealand

Rugby World Cup-holders South Africa have been drawn with Ireland for the 2023 competition while New Zealand are paired with France, England are in the same pool as Japan and Argentina.

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Ireland beat Scotland in Autumn Nations Cup

Ireland began the Andy Farrell era with a scrappy home win over Scotland in February and the coach ended an inconsistent first year in charge with a somewhat improved 31-16 victory over the same opponents in the Autumn Nations Cup on Saturday.

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Lacklustre Ireland beat Georgia

A lacklustre Ireland beat Georgia 23-10 on Sunday to wrap up the pool stages of the Autumn Nations Cup in a Pool A finale.

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Ireland fly-half Burns earns first start vs. Georgia

Fly-half Billy Burns has been handed a first start for Ireland as they take on Georgia in their final Autumn Nations Cup Group A clash in Dublin on Sunday, while uncapped centre Shane Daly has been included on the bench.

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Spectacular May try helps England beat Ireland

Jonny May scored twice, including one of the all-time great individual Twickenham tries, as a dominant England overwhelmed an inexperienced Ireland 18-7 on Saturday to make it two wins out of two in the Nations Cup.

2021 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE3rd
    Tries Scored 1st Wales : 10 Tries Scored
  • IRE2nd
    Points Difference 1st France : 42 Points Difference