THERE were two thrilling Six Nations rugby battles on Saturday England pipping Ireland 13-10 and Scotland beating Italy 21-20.
IRELAND has put a huge dent in Welsh hopes of a record third Six Nations title in a row, with a clinical display in Dublin's Lansdowne Road as they ran out 26-3 winners.
WALLABIES captain Ben Mowen is to quit Australian rugby at the end of the 2014 season.
HE EMERGED into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap.
ALL Blacks No.8 Kieran Read capped a stellar year on Thursday when he won the New Zealand rugby player of the year award.
THE Wallabies recovered from conceding a first-minute try and twice falling 10 points behind to record their ninth successive win over Wales with a dramatic 30-26 victory.
IN A tumultuous week when their unity and culture was questioned, the Wallabies answered with a grinding victory full of guts and character at Murrayfield.
LATE owl Adam Ashley-Cooper wasn't drinking excessively but the Wallabies have "made an example of him" by banning him due to his seniority.
SIX Wallabies, including starting wingers Adam Ashley-Cooper and Nick Cummins, have sensationally copped one-match suspensions for staying out late and drinking.
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