Hamish Watson named player of the Championship

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has been named Guinness Six Nations Player of the Championship by fans after winning the biggest ever vote for the award. The 29-year-old put in a series of superb performances as Gregor Townsend’s Scotland beat France, England and Italy.

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Scotland record famous win in France making Wales champions

Wales were crowned Six Nations champions after Scotland claimed a stunning 27-23 win over France. France needed to score four tries and win by at least 21 points to win their first championship in 11 years but they never came close.

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Lions series to take place in South Africa as planned

The British and Irish Lions and South Africa Rugby have agreed they will proceed with planning for this summer’s tour to go ahead as originally scheduled in South Africa. The Lions and SA Rugby released a joint statement on Tuesday confirming that they were “aligned” on delivering the three-Test series in South Africa during the “scheduled playing window”.

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Dramatic finale sees France end Welsh Grand Slam dreams

France claimed a dramatic last-gasp 32-30 victory to deny Wales the Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam after a controversial Paris epic. They could also destroy Wales’ title hopes by beating Scotland with a bonus point next Friday. France had lock Paul Willemse sent off 11 minutes from time for making contact with the eye area of Wales prop Wyn Jones, while the visitors played the last eight minutes with 13 men.

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Ireland impress with demolition of England

A vastly improved Ireland finished their Guinness Six Nations campaign on a high with a comprehensive win over England in Dublin. Facing the prospect of a fifth successive loss to Eddie Jones’ side, Ireland took the game to the visitors and thoroughly outplayed the defending champions.

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