SIX NATIONS: There may be trouble ahead

New Year. New Six Nations. And ‘The Championship’ promises to be a little different in 2017 because of (if for no other reason) the introduction of bonus points. Whether the extra point for scoring four tries or losing by less than seven points will provide a remedy to last year’s bore of a tournament remains…

SIX NATIONS: Dawn of New England?

And so after a Six Nations that raised more questions than answers about European international rugby, England were crowned Grand Slam winners…and deservedly so. Andrew Mayes celebrates a long overdue first place for the Red Rose but questions whether this is the start of a successful ‘New England’. So it’s finally happened. After a litany…