2017 Six Nations Round One: The team of the week - Irish Times

15. Stuart Hogg. The 2016 player of the tournament continued in a similar vein on Saturday as he inspired Scotland to an opening win over Ireland. His second score, which saw him sell opposite number Rob Kearney with a beautiful dummy before burning ...

Team of the week: Scotland star on Six Nations' opening weekend - SkySports

Scotland and Wales have four players a piece in our team of the week as the Six Nations threw up some gripping contests on the opening weekend. The Championship got off to a cracking start at Murrayfield where Scotland overcame a second-half rally from ...

The players in pole position for the Lions tour and the men in trouble after the opening Six Nations weekend - WalesOnline

Wales sit on top of the RBS 6 Nations table after the first round of matches, but arguably the display of the opening weekend came from Scotland when beating Ireland at Murrayfield. England were ordinary in seeing off France, Wales were hot and cold ...

Six Nations team of the weekend: Ross Ford of Scotland and England's Owen Farrell make cut... but who joins them? - Daily Mail

England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy all returned to action this weekend for the Six Nations. The highly-anticipated return of the competition saw the Red Rose edge past France while Scotland and Wales both secured opening victories, too.

Stuart Barnes' 6N talking points: Louis Picamoles stars on opening weekend - SkySports

1. After all the fuss about the trialled bonus points system only two of the six teams managed one, in both cases consolations that won't feel like one for either France or Ireland, both of whom were in positions to record opening away-day victories ...

Six Nations is in rude health thanks to airing of national antagonisms - The Guardian

Scottish fans head for Murrayfield before the opening match of the 2017 Six Nations against Ireland. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA. Six Nations 2017. Six Nations is in rude health thanks to airing of national antagonisms. The tournament has the world's ...

Joe Schmidt absolves Conor Murray of blame for defeat - Irish Times

Watching Conor Murray has never been so grim, and still his performance was sprinkled with enough moments of brilliance to keep the faith. Follow the victorious scrumhalf and see how any game unfolds. All the secrets can be discovered in his movements, ...

Six Nations 2017: talking points from the opening weekend - The Guardian (blog)

England's substitutes overpowered France, Scotland shone against Ireland and Italy were overwhelmed by Wales. Composite: Getty/rex. Six Nations 2017 · Sportblog. Six Nations 2017: talking points from the opening weekend. England were a rabble – but a ...

Ireland already out of wriggle room as Six Nations reality bites hard - Irish Times

This was no way for the first team to beat New Zealand, Australia and South Africa in the same calendar year since 2003 to say a premature good bye to a shot at a Grand Slam. But then again the Six Nations' uniqueness and its internecine rivalries once ...

Greig Laidlaw huddle got us out of a muddle and off to a flier in the Six Nations, says Alex Dunbar - Scottish Daily Record

Scotland get off to the perfect start with 27-22 win against Ireland following words of wisdom from their skipper at a crucial point in the game. Share. ByGordon Parks. 06:00, 6 FEB 2017. Sport. The Scotland players pre-match huddle (Photo: SNS Group ...

Scotland couldn't even buy a win when Vern Cotter first took charge... just look at them now - Daily Mail

When Vern Cotter first took charge of this Scotland team, they couldn't even buy a try. Now look at them after Saturday's 27-22 win over Ireland. They have adopted an exciting attacking plan that's suddenly turned this Six Nations tournament into one ...

Rob Kearney accuses Ireland of being 'soft' at Murrayfield - Irish Times

“There were times on the edges there when we just chased shadows,” said Rob Kearney. “We let Finn Russell play the game all day long, there wasn't a speck of dirt on him coming off.” An equally disgusted Rory Best concurred: “If you let a let a player ...

Stuart Hogg and Jonny Gray fire up Scotland and stake Lions claim - The Guardian

Scotland's Stuart Hogg at the end of their Six Nations win over Ireland. Photograph: David Gibson/Rex/Shutterstock. Six Nations 2017. Stuart Hogg and Jonny Gray fire up Scotland and stake Lions claim. • Pair have done Lions chances 'no harm at all' in ...

Joe Schmidt: Ireland's challenge is to bounce back immediately after Scotland defeat - Telegraph.co.uk

Rob Kearney admitted Ireland's players would not enjoy Monday's post-mortem of their defeat by Scotland, predicting they would be forced to eat some “humble pie” by their famously exacting head coach Joe Schmidt following a woeful first-half ...

Six Nations: Jeremy Guscott on Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales - BBC Sport

The Six Nations opening weekend has prompted as many questions as it has provided answers. Is Scotland's win over Ireland the start of some sustained success? Was England's scrappy, but nonetheless victorious, performance against France a sign of ...

Character and brains the deciding factor in Scotland's Six Nations victory over Ireland - Telegraph.co.uk

I would love to say that I was serenely confident throughout Scotland's win over Ireland but I would be lying. When Ireland went ahead and were completely bossing the game, my heart lurched. “Here we go again,” I muttered under my breath. But I was wrong.

Scotland's victory over Ireland vindicates Vern Cotter as Six Nations is thrown wide open - Telegraph.co.uk

Two years ago, when Vern Cotter's whitewashed Scotland bombed to a wooden spoon in his first season, the Kiwi was at pains to point out that Scotland had been fiercely competitive in three of their five games. They had been within a converted try in ...

British & Irish Lions -- Team of the Week - ESPN.co.uk

The Six Nations returned with a bang over the weekend as an opening round low on try-scoring bonus points but high in excitement was played out. Scotland kicked off the championship in style with a win over Ireland before England were made to dig deep ...

Joe Schmidt: Ireland's slow start not down to belated arrival - Irish Times

The Ireland team arrived precisely eight minutes late to Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon. Turns out the police escort took an alternative route to what had been mapped in the Joe Schmidt master plan. Not to be making a mountain out of a traffic jam ...

Six Nations 2017: Pain of past defeats drove Scots to victory - Jonny Gray - BBC News

Forward Jonny Gray says Scotland were determined not to repeat the mistakes of previous narrow losses as they held on to beat Ireland in the Six Nations. The Scots have lost in the dying minutes in two meetings with Australia and in home Six Nations ...