Six Nations Championship http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26754/all en RBS renews Six Nations rugby sponsorship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/rbs-renews-six-nations-rugby-sponsorship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland has extended its sponsorship of the Six Nations rugby union tournament until 2017, deciding that the partnership represented good value for the part state-owned British bank.</p> <p>The new four-year deal is worth around 43 million pounds ($68.7 million) and runs from 2014, an increase from the current figure of around 30 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/rbs-renews-six-nations-rugby-sponsorship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Royal Bank of Scotland Six Nations Championship Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:15:41 +0000 5736245 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Looming Lions tour spices up wide open Six Nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/rugby-looming-lions-tour-spices-wide-open-six-nations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mitch Phillips</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The dangling carrot of British and Irish Lions squad places provides the backdrop to this year's Six Nations championship in which England and France vie for favouritism and Wales seek to retain their title off the back of seven successive defeats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/rugby-looming-lions-tour-spices-wide-open-six-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Six Nations Championship Warren Gatland Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:45:32 +0000 5738348 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Sisters take sides in Six Nations clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/rugby-sisters-take-sides-six-nations-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Back-row Harriet Millar-Mills could find herself up against big sister Bridget when England play Scotland in a women's Six Nations match on Saturday.</p> <p>Forward Bridget, 23, will be making her Scotland debut while 21-year-old Harriet is among the replacements on the bench for the match at Esher.</p> <p>The sisters, who play for rival clubs in England, have a Scottish mother and English father. Brother Elliot has represented Wales at sailing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/rugby-sisters-take-sides-six-nations-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Six Nations Championship Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:30:38 +0000 5741445 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-2013 Six Nations championship fixtures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/rugby-2013-six-nations-championship-fixtures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - 2013 Six Nations championship fixtures (times GMT): Feb. 2 Wales v Ireland (1330) England v Scotland (1600) Feb. 3 Italy v France (1500) Feb. 9 Scotland v Italy (1430) France v Wales (1700) Feb. 10 Ireland v England (1500) Feb. 23 Italy v Wales (1430) England v France (1700) Feb. 24 Scotland v Ireland (1400) March. 9 Scotland v Wales (1430) Ireland v France (1700) March. 10 England v Italy (1500) March.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/rugby-2013-six-nations-championship-fixtures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Scotland national rugby union team Six Nations Championship Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:03:36 +0000 5741594 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-2012 Six Nations championship results and 2013 odds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/rugby-2012-six-nations-championship-results-and-2013-odds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - 2012 Six Nations championship results/standings and odds ahead of this year's tournament beginning on Feb. 2: 2012 standings P W D L F A Pts Wales 5 5 0 0 109 58 10 England 5 4 0 1 98 71 8 Ireland 5 2 1 2 121 94 5 France 5 2 1 2 101 86 5 Italy 5 1 0 4 53 121 2 Scotland 5 0 0 5 56 108 0 Results: Feb. 4 France 30 Italy 12 Scotland 6 England 13 Feb.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/rugby-2012-six-nations-championship-results-and-2013-odds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ireland Wolfhounds Six Nations Championship Six Nations Under 20s Championship Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:04:50 +0000 5741602 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Six Nations champions Wales seek Ireland repeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/rugbyu-six-nations-champions-wales-seek-ireland-repeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wales will begin their Six Nations title defence against Ireland when two of Europe's most inconsistent teams meet at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday.</p> <p>And they will be even more keen than usual to repeat last season's tournament opening 23-21 win over Ireland in Dublin after a third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years was followed by a run of seven successive Test defeats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/rugbyu-six-nations-champions-wales-seek-ireland-repeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Rugby union Six Nations Championship Wales rugby union captains AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:00:21 +0000 5742443 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: England expects as Scots bid for rare Twickenham win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/rugbyu-england-expects-scots-bid-rare-twickenham-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England's emerging young side will have to cope with the pressure of being overwhelming favourites when they play Scotland in their Six Nations opener at Twickenham on Saturday.</p> <p>Allowances were made when, under the new regime of coach Stuart Lancaster and captain Chris Robshaw, England travelled to Murrayfield this time last season and came away with a scrappy 13-6 win.</p> <p>But England's stunning display last time out in their record-breaking 38-21 victory over world champions New Zealand at Twickenham in December has raised the stakes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/rugbyu-england-expects-scots-bid-rare-twickenham-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Manu Tuilagi Rugby union Six Nations Championship AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:00:37 +0000 5742447 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Six Nations - Italy v France teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyu-six-nations-italy-v-france-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy and France teams for Sunday's Six Nations match in Rome:</p> <p>Italy</p> <p>15-1</p> <p>Andrea Masi (Wasps/ENG), Giovanbattista Venditti (Zebre), Tommaso Benvenuti (Treviso), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso), Luke McLean (Treviso), Luciano Orquera (Zebre), Tobias Botes (Treviso), Simone Favaro (Treviso), Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais/FRA - capt), Alessandro Zanni (Treviso), Francesco Minto (Treviso), Quintin Geldenhuys (Zebre), Martin Castrogiovanni (Leicester/ENG), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Treviso) Andrea Lo Cicero (Racing Metro/FRA)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyu-six-nations-italy-v-france-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 16th arrondissement of Paris Six Nations Championship Stade Français AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:18 +0000 5743749 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: England lead Scotland by 19-11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/rugbyu-england-lead-scotland-19-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England led Scotland 19-11 at half-time in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Saturday.</p> <p>afp</p> Six Nations Championship AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 17:00:22 +0000 5744079 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Six Nations result - England 38 Scotland 18 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/rugbyu-six-nations-result-england-38-scotland-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six Nations result at Twickenham on Saturday:</p> <p>England 38 Scotland 18</p> <p>Ht: 19-11</p> <p>afp</p> Six Nations Championship AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 18:01:07 +0000 5744121 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ RugbyU: England beat Scotland 38-18 in Six Nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/urgent-rugbyu-england-beat-scotland-38-18-six-nations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England beat Scotland 38-18 in their Six Nations opener at Twickenham on Saturday.</p> <p>England had led 19-11 at half-time.</p> <p>afp</p> Six Nations Championship AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 18:15:32 +0000 5744133 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Kidney plays down Ireland-England impact http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rugbyu-kidney-plays-down-ireland-england-impact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ireland coach Declan Kidney refused to brand next week's clash with England in Dublin as a Grand Slam showdown despite victory over Wales.</p> <p>Ireland overcame a major hurdle in their pursuit of only a second title in 28 years with an emphatic 30-22 win over the defending Six Nations champions in Cardiff.</p> <p>And with both England and France to travel to Dublin, next week's clash could prove the first significant step towards a Grand Slam for both Kidney and England counterpart Stuart Lancaster.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rugbyu-kidney-plays-down-ireland-england-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brian O'Driscoll Rugby union Six Nations Championship AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:16:52 +0000 5744322 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Six Nations table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rugbyu-six-nations-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six Nations table, results and fixtures after the weekend's opening matches (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, total points):</p> <p>England 1 1 0 0 38 18 2</p> <p>Ireland 1 1 0 0 30 22 2 </p> <p>Italy 1 1 0 0 23 18 2 </p> <p>France 1 0 0 1 18 23 0 </p> <p>Wales 1 0 0 1 22 30 0 </p> <p>Scotland 1 0 0 1 18 38 0 </p> <p>Results</p> <p>Feb 02: Cardiff: Wales 22 Ireland 30</p> <p>Feb 02: Twickenham: England 38 Scotland 18</p> <p>Feb 03: Rome: Italy 23 France 18</p> <p>Remaining Fixtures (all times GMT)</p> <p>Feb 03: Italy v France, Rome (1500)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rugbyu-six-nations-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Five Nations Rugby union Six Nations Championship AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:45:46 +0000 5744641 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Saint-Andre backs France to bounce back http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rugbyu-saint-andre-backs-france-bounce-back <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France coach Philippe Saint-Andre said it's back to the drawing board ahead of their date against Wales in Paris after Italy kicked their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes into touch with an impressive 23-18 win on Sunday.</p> <p>Les Bleus' last visit to Italy, in March 2011, ended in a 22-21 defeat at nearby Flaminio Stadium and handed the Azzurri their first ever Six Nations win over France.</p> <p>Two years on, Jacques Brunel's steadily improving side put in a strong, convincing display that should send future opponents rushing to study video footage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rugbyu-saint-andre-backs-france-bounce-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Frédéric Michalak Rugby union Six Nations Championship AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:15:50 +0000 5744932 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Six Nations championship fixtures/standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/rugby-six-nations-championship-fixturesstandings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 4 (Reuters) - Six Nations championship fixtures ahead of the second round of matches on Saturday and Sunday (times GMT): Playing on Saturday Scotland v Italy (1430) France v Wales (1700) Playing on Sunday Ireland v England (1500) Standings P W D L F A Pts England 1 1 0 0 38 18 2 Ireland 1 1 0 0 30 22 2 Italy 1 1 0 0 23 18 2 France 1 0 0 1 18 23 0 Wales 1 0 0 1 22 30 0 Scotland 1 0 0 1 18 38 0</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/rugby-six-nations-championship-fixturesstandings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby league in Scotland Scotland national rugby union team Six Nations Championship Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:00:53 +0000 5745571 at http://www.globalpost.com