Rugby is trying to fix a problem that may not exist, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
Ever since France’s agonising defeat to the Springboks in the World Cup quarter-final, Les Bleus’ head coach Fabien Galthie and his players vowed to come to terms with the loss and move on.
France head coach Fabien Galthie said on Sunday his side were not in crisis after a dramatic draw at home to Italy in the Six Nations.
Paolo Garbisi converted a late Ange Capuozzo try as Italy clawed back from a seven-point first-half deficit to draw with 14-man France in Sunday’s Six Nations clash in Lille.
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend hailed Duhan van der Merwe’s “really special” hat-trick after the winger rewrote the record books in a Six Nations win over England on Saturday.
Ireland beat Wales to continue their march towards winning successive Six Nations Grand Slams, while Duhan van der Merwe’s heroics drove Scotland to another Calcutta Cup victory over England.
Duhan van der Merwe wrecked England with a superb hat-trick of tries as Scotland came from behind to win the Six Nations clash at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Ireland scored four tries but were made to work for a bonus-point victory against Wales in Dublin on Saturday, and third consecutive win of the 2024 Six Nations.
The Tuilagi surname has been synonymous with rugby across the globe for decades and Sunday will mark an even bigger part of the name’s history in France.
Finn Russell hopes Scotland can turn the pain of a Rugby World Cup defeat by South Africa to their advantage when they face England in the Six Nations on Saturday.