France's Yoann Maestri faces misconduct complaint after chaotic end to Six Nations clash with Wales

It follows allegedly critical post-match comments made by Maestri to the media about match referee Wayne Barnes.

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Rankings show Conor Murray in major battle with Rhys Webb for Lions scrum-half place

The battle to be British and Irish Lions scrum-half will be a fierce one if the Six Nations player rankings are anything to go by.

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There are two Irish players shortlisted for the Six Nations player of the championship

Two Irish players have been included on the shortlist for this season's Six Nations player of the championship.

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Wales waiting on news of any action over alleged bite on George North

Wales are waiting to hear if any action will be taken after claiming there was "evidence to suggest" wing George North had been bitten during Saturday's Six Nations clash against France.

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Tadhg Furlong: 'Small margins' made the difference to our Six Nations title chances

Tadhg Furlong insists he is happy to leave his British and Irish Lions chances in the lap of the selectors.

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Eddie Jones after Ireland defeat: We're raring to play the All Blacks

Eddie Jones shouldered full responsibility for England's latest Grand Slam implosion in Dublin - then admitted he cannot wait to take on New Zealand.

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Wales coach Rob Howley: ‘Integrity of the game has been brought into disrepute’

There was a controversial finish to Wales' 6 Nations clash against France in Paris.

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Nine memes that pretty much sum up how Irish rugby fans are feeling right now

The Six Nations came to a close with defeat for England in a dramatic finale.

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Here are our Ireland and England player ratings

Ireland were 13-9 winners against the Six Nations champions.

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Dylan Hartley: ‘Full credit to Ireland, they gave us one hell of a Test match and this atmosphere was great’

Hartley believes England's 13-9 loss to Ireland shows they still have room for improvement.

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Match in a minute: Ireland defeat Grand Slam-chasing England

Man-of-the-match could not have been anyone but Peter O'Mahony.

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Ireland win to end England’s chance of record unbeaten run

Ireland have ended England's 18-match unbeaten run and Grand Slam hopes.

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Crazy finish to 100-minute match sees France give Ireland a helping hand

Wales were denied a sixth successive win against France in an incredible ending.

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It was Vern Cotter's last day as Scotland coach and fans got very emotional

His team gave him the perfect leaving present with a crushing Six Nations win.

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Simon Easterby: Ireland won't be derailed by distractions

From the desire to spoil England's Grand Slam and world-record party, to chasing second place in the world rankings, the Aviva Stadium encounter is dripping with motivation for the hosts.

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England Women deny Ireland Women the Grand Slam

The Ireland Women's challenge fell away in the final quarter at Donnybrook tonight as England secured their first Women's Six Nations title since 2012.

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Ireland Under-20s fall short as England young guns claim Grand Slam

The Ireland Under-20s outperformed their English counterparts in a pulsating encounter but just fell short of a final round win at a wind-hit Donnybrook.

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Eddie Jones: England would take on the All Blacks straight after Ireland

Eddie Jones has responded to the prospect of England facing New Zealand this year by joking that he would like the fixture to be staged straight after Saturday's Grand Slam match in Dublin.

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Joe Schmidt: I haven't heard Eddie Jones' 'external noise'

Joe Schmidt has told Ireland to ignore Eddie Jones' barbs and stick to their own game against England in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations finale.

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Jared Payne in for Ireland’s final Six Nations battle against England

Joe Schmidt has rung the changes as his side attempt to prevent England from claiming back-to-back Grand Slams.

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Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson recalled by England to face Ireland at the Aviva

Vunipola replaces Nathan Hughes at number eight and Watson is recalled at the expense of Jack Nowell.

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Irish Women's team announced for Grand Slam decider with England

Marie-Louise Reilly is set to win her 50th cap.

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Sean O'Brien full of praise for England ahead of Six Nations clash

Ireland welcome England to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

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Keith Earls an injury doubt for Ireland's Six Nations clash with England

Earls will have one training session to prove his fitness to face England.

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Wales' Shaun Edwards disappointed with rude gesture accusation celebrating Ireland win

"There was nothing in that whatsoever. It was just a harmless hand gesture"

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Scotland hooker cited for dangerous tackle against England

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown could face a suspensio

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England retain Six Nations crown in 61-21 victory over Scotland

England 61, Scotland 21: England retained their RBS 6 Nations crown and registered a record-equalling 18th successive Test victory after Jonathan Joseph spearheaded a 61-21 rout of Scotland at Twickenham.

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Rob Howley praises 'world-class' George North

Rob Howley praised "world-class" George North after his two tries helped Wales overcome Ireland to leave England one win away from retaining the Six Nations title.

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Wales serve Ireland brutal defeat in Six Nations battle

Wales 22, Ireland 9: George North scored two tries as fired-up Wales floored Ireland in Cardiff - and left England one win away from retaining the Six Nations title.

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People loved CJ Stander barrelling down the line against Wales

In the first half of Ireland's clash with Wales, on the high points was CJ Stander showing why he is so loved.

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Roof closed as Wales take on Ireland

Ireland happily agreed to have the Principality Stadium roof closed to face Wales in Friday's pivotal RBS 6 Nations clash in Cardiff.

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WATCH: Life as a rugby international - through Conor Murray’s eyes

The specs may be a bit daft looking, but they did give us an unique look at the lads' trip.

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Wales Women plan tribute to recently deceased teammate Elli Norkett at Ireland match

Norkett, the youngest player at the 2014 World Cup and one of the most talented backs in Wales, was tragically killed in a car crash last month.

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Wayne Barnes and Lions auditions: Key talking points ahead of the Wales game

"We play off more scrums than anyone else in the championship, and it's incredibly infuriating when teams that don't tend to play off scrums get rewarded for the way they approach the scrum."

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Welsh players offered chance for redemption against Ireland

Despite Wales suffering a first defeat at Scotland's hands for 10 years last time out, Howley will send the same starting XV.

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Joe Schmidt braced for strong Welsh challenge

Consecutive defeats to England and Scotland have heaped pressure on interim coach Rob Howley.

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Ronan O’Gara among Irish Legends taking on England in memory of Anthony Foley

Paul O’Connell and his old rival Lawrence Dallaglio will act as waterboys on the day.

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Ireland not for playing games over Cardiff roof

"We've had it both ways, open and closed. It is important that it is not a distraction."

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Garry Ringrose looks set to start against Wales

The young Leinster player has slotted in impressively alongside Robbie Henshaw in Joe Schmidt's midfield.

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Billy Vunipola could have a chance for Calcutta Cup clash

Vunipola underwent surgery after damaging his knee during last autumn's victory over Argentina.

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Jared Payne back in Ireland mix for Six Nations conclusion

The 31-year-old centre had been all-but ruled out of the tournament owing to a serious kidney injury suffered in November but fought back to action for Ulster last weekend.

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England captain Dylan Hartley: Slow reaction to Italy's ruck tactics was because 'I was confused'

Dylan Hartley is considering swapping the Bible for rugby's law book after accepting responsibility for England's slow reaction to Italy's tactics at Twickenham on Sunday.

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Conor O'Shea makes impassioned defence of Italy: 'Why always us? Why?'

Head coach Conor O'Shea issued an impassioned defence of Italy after a 36-15 defeat to England at the end of a week in which the Azzurri's RBS 6 Nations place has been scrutinised.

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Watch the incredible interview with Eddie Jones: 'That wasn't rugby'

England head coach Eddie Jones said: "We've got to come up with a new name for it, no-ruck rugby."

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Conor O'Shea: We deserve 'a little bit of respect'; Eddie Jones slams Italy tactics

Italy coach Conor O'Shea was pleased with his side's display in their 36-15 defeat to England in their Six Nations game today.

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Everyone's offering to teach James Haskell the laws of rugby

Come on James, you should know this by now.

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Conor O'Shea's ruck tactics for Italy confuse the English who eventually come out winners

England survived an almighty scare to finish 36-15 winners at Twickenham as Italy issued a rousing response to scrutiny of their ongoing presence in the Six Nations.

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Johnny Sexton shrugs off France's latest bully-boy tactics to pilot Ireland to victory

Conor Murray grabbed the only try of the game and put in his best performance of the tournament so far.

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Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell backs Johnny Sexton to stand firm

Ireland fully expect France to extend their targeting of Sexton in today's Six Nations showdown.

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