Rob Kearney has admitted Ireland are braced for heavy criticism after slipping from Grand Slam champions to mid-table in the space of a year.
Eddie Jones has revealed he brought off Owen Farrell at a critical phase of Saturday’s remarkable 38-38 draw with Scotland at Twickenham due to England’s captain losing his “edge”.
Wales coach Shaun Edwards has not finalised his next move after the World Cup, with an agreed switch to rugby league side Wigan appearing off the table.
Wales seized the 2019 Guinness Six Nations title from Ireland while Italy were condemned to the wooden spoon in a dramatic final day.
Wales will arrive at the World Cup later this year as Six Nations Grand Slam champions after completing the third tournament clean sweep of head coach Warren Gatland’s reign.
Calcutta Cup: Last-gasp heartbreak for Scotland as England level late to deny them epic Six Nations win
A strange one.
Wales boss Warren Gatland hailed players who “will run through a brick wall for you” after they demolished Ireland 25-7 to be crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions.
England collapsed in spectacular fashion but Scotland were still unable to register their first victory at Twickenham since 1983 as the Guinness Six Nations climaxed in a remarkable 38-38 draw.
Messages of congratulations began to pour in as Wales completed the Six Nations Grand Slam with a 25-7 victory over Ireland in Cardiff.
Warren Gatland became the first coach to win three Six Nations Grand Slams after Wales finished the job by beating Ireland 25-7 on Saturday.
Joe Schmidt has insisted Ireland will be at their best for this year’s Rugby World Cup after his men were comprehensively beaten by Grand Slam winners Wales.