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Paul O'Connell announces retirement
Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is forced to retire after failing to overcome a hamstring problem that he sustained at the World Cup.
10:23
Taulupe TOBY Faletau scores during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Rory Best: 'We will take positives from Wales draw'
Ireland skipper Rory Best admits that he and his side have mixed feelings having let slip a 13-point advantage before eventually drawing 16-16 with Wales in the Six Nations.
Feb 7, 18:15
Rhys Priestland kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Result: Wales come from behind to draw with Ireland
Ireland begin the defence of their Six Nations title with a 16-16 draw with Wales having squandered a 13-point lead.
Feb 7, 16:55
Vern Cotter, Head Coach of Scotland looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Vern Cotter 'frustrated' by Scotland defeat
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter admits that his side wasted their opportunities in their Six Nations defeat to England, but believes that the problems can be fixed.
Feb 6, 22:22
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Billy Vunipola can become best number eight in world rugby'
England head coach Eddie Jones insists that he has "no doubt" about Billy Vunipola's ability to become the best number eight in world rugby.
Feb 6, 22:14
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones pleased with England attitude
England head coach Eddie Jones praises his side's attitude after getting off to a winning start with a 15-9 victory over Scotland in the Six Nations.
Feb 6, 21:14
Chris Ashton of Saracens dives over to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Twickenham Stadium on November 28, 2015
Chris Ashton's appeal against 10-week ban rejected by appeal committee
Saracens winger Chris Ashton loses his appeal against a 10-week ban, meaning that he will not play in England's Six Nations campaign.
Feb 4, 11:48
Eddie Jones, the new England Rugby head coach, poses at Twickenham Stadium on November 20, 2015
Eddie Jones names first England XV
Danny Care and Joe Marler both feature in Eddie Jones's first England starting lineup for the Six Nations game away to Scotland.
Feb 4, 10:17
Eddie Jones, the new England Rugby head coach, poses at Twickenham Stadium on November 20, 2015
Eddie Jones shrugs off England 'arrogant' tag
New England head coach Eddie Jones insists that he does not mind his side being labelled as arrogant as long as they win matches.
Feb 1, 23:22
England captain Chris Robshaw poses at the kit launch for the Rugby World Cup on July 6, 2015
Chris Robshaw: "It's a new chapter"
Chris Robshaw reveals that he 'fully understands' the reason he was dropped as England captain and looks ahead to "a new chapter".
Feb 1, 07:15
Eddie Jones, the new England Rugby head coach, poses at Twickenham Stadium on November 20, 2015
Eddie Jones releases 10 England players
Elliot Daly is one of 10 players to have been released from the England squad for the Six Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield.
Jan 26, 19:14
Chris Ashton of Saracens dives over to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Twickenham Stadium on November 28, 2015
Chris Ashton to appeal suspension
Saracens winger Chris Ashton confirms that he will appeal the 10-week suspension that has ruled him out of the Six Nations.
Jan 26, 10:23
Dylan Hartley of Northampton Saints during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Wasps at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2015
Dylan Hartley takes over England captaincy
Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley takes over from Chris Robshaw as the new captain of England.
Jan 25, 14:04
Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath takes on Henry Slade of Exeter Chiefs during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Bath Rugby at Sandy Park on February 28, 2015
Semesa Rokoduguni called up to England squad
Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni is called up to the England squad as cover for the suspended Chris Ashton.
Jan 24, 21:10
Danny Cipriani of Sale Sharks converts a try against Worcester Warriors during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks at the Sixways Stadium, on February 22, 2014
Result: Sale Sharks thrash Newport Gwent Dragons to clinch top spot in Pool Two
Sale Shark clinch top spot in Pool Two and a European Challenge Cup quarter-final place courtesy of a 38-5 victory over Newport Gwent Dragons.
Jan 21, 21:33
Rory Best passes the ball during the British and Irish Lions training session held at Scotch College on June 27, 2013
Rory Best takes over Ireland captaincy
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt picks Rory Best to captain the team for their Six Nations opener against Wales next month.
Jan 20, 14:54
Chris Ashton of Saracens dives over to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Twickenham Stadium on November 28, 2015
Ten-week ban rules Chris Ashton out of Six Nations
Chris Ashton receives a 10-week ban, ruling him out of England's upcoming Six Nations campaign.
Jan 20, 13:47
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny kicks at goal during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
Leigh Halfpenny 'staying at Toulon'
Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte claims that Leigh Halfpenny is going nowhere and will sign a contract extension with the European champions.
Jan 18, 15:01
Eddie Jones, the new England Rugby head coach, poses at Twickenham Stadium on November 20, 2015
Eddie Jones offers Jonny Wilkinson England coaching role
New England head coach Eddie Jones reveals that he is in talks with Jonny Wilkinson over the World Cup-winning fly-half joining the national coaching set-up.
Jan 16, 22:27
Chris Ashton of Saracens celebrates scoring their second try during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Saracens at Twickenham Stoop on September 12, 2014
Paul Gustard: 'Chris Ashton defence is improving'
England defence coach Paul Gustard insists that he is not worried about Chris Ashton's tackling ability after the winger was included in the initial Six Nations squad.
Jan 14, 22:17