Northern Hemisphere fire WC shots

The frenzied finale to the Six Nations comes as a timely reminder to the Southern Hemisphere giants ahead of this year's World Cup.

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O'Connell coy on retirement

REACTION: Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is not yet ready to announcement his retirement date, despite being on the wrong side of 35.

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Ireland sink Scotland and Wales

Ireland recorded a 40-10 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield to keep their Six Nations defence alive and end Wales' hopes.

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Preview: Scotland v Ireland

Ireland No.8 Jamie Heaslip admits he is familiar with the threats Scotland will pose in their Six Nations clash on Saturday.

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Rare start for Ireland's Fitzgerald

Ireland have made two changes for their final game of the Six Nations against Scotland including a long-awaited start for Luke Fitzgerald.

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Cotter changes it up for Scots' finale

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland' coach Vern Cotter made two changes to his pack ahead of Saturday's Six Nations finale.

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Beware the angry Scots

INTERVIEW: Scotland may be winless and propping up the Six Nations table, but they are an angry and dangerous bunch.

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Scots look to rain on Ireland's parade

Dougie Fife believes Scotland will have a big say in the destination of this year's Six Nations - despite only picking up losses thus far

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Schmidt: Ireland still in the race

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt insists confidence will remain high in the camp this week, despite seeing their hopes of a Grand Slam disappear.

Scots limp into final round

NEWS: Scotland's coaching staff and players remain upbeat, despite having a growing injury list heading into their final Six Nations match of the season.

Cotter sees Scots improvements

REACTION: Brave, bruised but beaten again, Scotland coach Vern Cotter was left pondering what might have been after a hard-fought Calcutta Cup defeat.

England go top with Twickers win

MATCH REPORT: England moved to the top of the Six Nations standings with a hard-earned 12-point (25-13) win over Scotland on Saturday.

England eye Calcutta Cup resurgence

George Ford is determined to help slip England's notorious slow starters straight into top gear in another highly-charged Calcutta Cup clash.

World Cup blow for Scotland

NEWS: Scotland centre Alex Dunbar will be sidelined for up to nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

Preview: England v Scotland

Mike Brown admits he hurt more than most when England's Six Nations title chances took a hit against Ireland last time out.

Calcutta Cup: Scots change five

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland coach Vern Cotter made five changes to his starting line-up for this Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash with England.

Lawes, Brown back for England

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lock Courtney Lawes and fullback Mike Brown have been recalled for England's Six Nations clash with Scotland on Saturday.

Barritt blow for England

NEWS: England coach Stuart Lancaster has confirmed Brad Barritt has been ruled out of the rest of his side's Six Nations campaign.