Six Nations

Garry Ringrose and Irish confidence herald World Number One side's 2023 quest

Triumph for hosts Ireland, with Garry Ringrose and others fine display. This is especially true when highlighting how this current playing group is succeeding with higher confidence in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations tournament. It is a confidence Ireland that rarely could ever validate. Yet validated now, where Irish Rugby is once again the ‘most […]

England Rugby's Owen Farrell releases the ball at Pennyhill Park in preparation for the Calcutta Cup against Scotland
Charlie Inglefield - Feb 2, 2023

The 2023 Calcutta Cup is set for one of its most intriguing battles for many a year. England has a new coach, a seemingly new approach and they desperately need a win. Scotland have been the perennial underachiever with Gregor Townsend at the helm. So, who wins it? It is such a difficult one to […]

Scotland winger, Rufus McLean, scores his team's second try at Murrayfield Stadium
Ross Sanderson - Jan 12, 2023

The 2023 Six Nations tournament is just around the corner and Scotland’s injury woes are starting to mount. Gregor Townsend has already lost Zander Fagerson and Adam Hastings but now must begin the search for a Darcy Graham replacement after the Scotland winger suffered a knee injury playing for Edinburgh against Munster. With Graham having […]

Scotland prop
Ross Sanderson - Jan 6, 2023

With mainstay tighthead Zander Fagerson a doubt for the upcoming 2023 Six Nations competition due to a hamstring injury, Gregor Townsend must look for a new starting Scotland prop. Fagerson will be a big miss from the side, having played 54 times since his debut in 2016, making him one of Scotland’s go-to starters throughout […]

England’s men's team
Edward Munro-Martin - Oct 20, 2022

England has announced their training squad for the upcoming autumn internationals. It is less than a year out from the World Cup and players are running out of time to show Eddie Jones that they deserve to be in the squad going to France. There are six potential debutants for England’s men’s team this Autumn. […]

Steve Borthwick announced as England Rugby Men's Head Coach and will choose the English's 2023 Six Nations squad
Charlie Inglefield - Dec 26, 2022

England coach Steve Borthwick will soon pick his eagerly awaited first Six Nations squad. There may be an ‘understandable’ leaning toward his Leicester Tigers England representatives plus, the return of a couple of veterans. Anthony Watson and Dan Cole are among several veterans who might be considered. Charlie Inglefield looks to pick a possible first […]

Ireland wins a series win against NZ at Sky Stadium
Thomas Booth - Dec 9, 2022

There is a lot of noise around men’s international coaching in the Northern Hemisphere right now. Wayne Pivac has been replaced by the returning Warren Gatland. Eddie Jones has been sacked, and we await with bated breath news of his successor. Click on that link for the views of LWOSRugby writer Charlie Inglefield on England’s […]

Welsh Rugby
Iestyn Rhys Thomas - Dec 9, 2022

It has been an interesting few weeks if you’re a follower of Welsh rugby, A first ever defeat to Georgia followed by throwing a 34-13 lead in the final quarter against Australia. Those losses saw the end of head coach Wayne Pivac, who had been under pressure since March after Italy conquered Cardiff for the […]

Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland has replaced Wayne Pivac as Wales Head Coach on a whopping contract that could reportedly be worth up to £2,000,000 for the Kiwi. Pivac replaced An awful Autumn Series Nations campaign, with just one win from four games, and just three in total across the calendar year, saw Wayne Pivac axed as head […]

Exciting names for Red Roses’ fans in upcoming TikTok Six Nations 2022
Edward Munro-Martin - Mar 21, 2022

It is time to get excited for the women’s TikTok Six Nations 2022. Beginning Simon Middleton has named the 40-woman training squad for the tournament and fresh from an unbeaten Autumn series England will be looking to claim their 18th title. Here are some of the exciting names to look out for in the Red […]

Young Scottish rugby players
Ross Sanderson - Sep 19, 2022

Last year, we listed four young Scottish rugby players that had the potential to become big names in the world of rugby and burst onto the international scene. Rufus McLean, Jamie Dobie, Ewan Ashman and Ross Thompson were the four players to look out for and, since publishing, all four had stellar campaigns last season […]

Owen Farrell
Edward Munro-Martin - Apr 28, 2022

With two ankle injuries, Owen Farrell has been making his way back from four months out of the game. In his absence, Saracens have been winning but inconsistent while on the international stage England finished third on the Six Nations table. An improvement on last year but their attack offered little and the team struggled […]

A Women's Six Nations match between England and Wales in Gloucester, England
Edward Munro-Martin - Apr 14, 2022

With three rounds gone we now have a fallow week before the final two rounds of this year’s tournament. So now is a perfect time to take stock of what we have seen so far. Here are the major talking points of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations. A take on the Women’s Six Nations Professional […]

England Rugby player Ben Earl in Teddington, England
Edward Munro-Martin - Apr 8, 2022

With the Six Nations over and England’s performances failing to leave a positive impression on anyone despite a third-place finish, attention, and hope now turn to their summer tour of Australia. Whilst the coaches have to take some of the blame, ultimately it is the players that take to the field. So, they will know […]

Welsh Rugby Unease: Wales' Head Coach Wayne Pivac on March 19, 2022
Thomas Booth - Mar 23, 2022

Have you ever woken up after a big party wishing you hadn’t drunk so much? You wander bleary-eyed down the stairs. There’s a stale smell of smoke emanating from the cigarette butts in a discarded tumbler on the coffee table. To compound that, the aroma of smoke is intermingling with that of sweat. You have […]

Eddie Jones' future
Charlie Inglefield - Mar 22, 2022

Congratulations to France for winning their first Six Nations and Grand Slam in 12 years. They thoroughly deserve the plaudits that come their way and will be the team to beat at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. They did not need to be at their best against England to achieve it. As for England, another […]

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