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England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland fans on what makes the Six Nations unique -

After the Six Nations was named the world's best attended sports event, we asked the fans why they love it so much. Colin Seabrook, England. It is the longevity of the tournament that makes it so special for me. I started going to Twickenham in the ...and more »

Scotland v Ireland: Four big talking points ahead of Six Nations opener - Irish Independent

As he took questions at yesterday's team announcement, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt had to raise his voice to be heard above the rain pelting the windows of the drawing room at Carton House. Unfortunately, the bleak conditions are something he was ...and more »

Six Nations 2017: Scotland stuns Ireland; England wins 'ugly' - CNN International

(CNN) Having toppled the All Blacks in Chicago three months ago, Ireland went into the opening match of this year's Six Nations hoping to recapture the form that saw it win the tournament in 2014 and 2015. Instead, to the delight of Murrayfield ...and more »

Why the Six Nations will have a huge impact on the 2019 Rugby World Cup - a story of rankings and the 'Pool of Death' - The Independent

England and Ireland may look safe in the top tier, but the Six Nations could yet shake up the world ranking ahead of May's Rugby World Cup draw. Jack de Menezes explains why. Jack de Menezes · @JackdeMenezes; Thursday 2 February 2017 22:36 GMT; 0 ...and more »

Ireland appeared a shadow of All Black beaters - Scottish media reaction - Irish Times

Scotland's 27-22 opening day Six Nations victory over Ireland was built on past failures according to their national media. The Scots claimed that the character shown to score two late penalties and win a game in which Ireland had reversed a 13 point ...and more »

Scotland lock Jonny Gray could be set to go from quiet leader to global rugby superstar - Scottish Daily Record

Glasgow Warriors star expected to produce big things as he gets ready to earn his 29th cap against Ireland and sets about clinching a British and Irish Lions place. Share. By. Gordon Parks. 06:00, 3 FEB 2017; Updated 09:07, 3 FEB 2017. Sport. Scotland ...and more »

Six Nations 2017: Players to watch - CNN International

(CNN) The Northern Hemisphere's best rugby-playing countries are primed for the 2017 Six Nations, which begins Saturday. Defending champion England was unbeaten in last year's tournament and has gone 13 matches without defeat under head coach Eddie ...and more »

2017 Six Nations: Scotland 27-22 Ireland - BBC Sport

Scotland survived a thrilling Ireland comeback at Murrayfield to record only their second opening-round victory in Six Nations history. The hosts enjoyed a stunning start despite Ireland's scrum dominance, full-back Stuart Hogg crossing twice. Keith ...and more »

Scotland edge past much-fancied Ireland in thrilling Six Nations opener - The Independent

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg stamped his name onto the British and Irish Lions 15 jersey with two stunning tries that left Ireland's RBS 6 Nations campaign in tatters. Hogg lacerated Ireland's woeful defence as Scotland triumphed 27-22 at Murrayfield ...and more »

Six Nations: John Barclay - 'Scotland could go places; I want to be part of it' - BBC Sport

Doing the sums on John Barclay's career leads you to quite a conclusion, one that takes the man himself by surprise if the sharply raised eyebrows are anything to go by. Barclay is 30 years old and to say he's been around a while doesn't quite cut it ...and more »