Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round Up

Ireland coach Farrell takes blame after England loss


Andy Farrell shouldered the burden of blame for Ireland's Six Nations loss to England as his side were outplayed at Twickenham on Sunday. 

Ireland's hopes of a Grand Slam, following back-to-back wins over Scotland and Wales, were dashed as Eddie Jones' men ran out deserved 24-12 winners.

"First and foremost, I look at myself. Why were England up for it, winning the physical edge? That's down to myself," Farrell told BBC Sport. Full story





WATCH: Analysis of Ireland's defence and a focus on Bundee Aki

WATCH: Jonathan Sexton's error in England's first try

Jonthan Sexton had a slow against England on Sunday as he made an error in the build up to England's first try that George Ford scored.

He also had two poor kicks and missed a straight forward shot at goal - for his usual high standards.

Sexton failed to field Young's kick and the ball went loose for George Ford to dive on and give England an early 7-0 lead.

Ntamack silences Grand Slam talk after France end Cardiff hoodoo

France kept their Grand Slam hopes live with a famous win in Cardiff, but Romain Ntamack says they are not getting ahead of themselves. Romain Ntamack says Six Nations leaders France are not discussing the prospect of winning a Grand Slam after he inspired a magnificent 27-23 victory over Wales.

Les Bleus ended a 10-year wait for a victory in Cardiff to outline their title credentials in a thriller at a raucous Principality Stadium on Saturday. Fly-half Ntamack score a crucial intercept try in the second half following first-half scores from Anthony Bouthier and Paul Willemse. Full match report

ANALYSIS: How Sam Warburton has influenced Wales' defence and how there is still evidence of Edwards' work

Pivac unhappy with officials after Wales suffer defeat to France

Wayne Pivac was unimpressed with the officiating after Wales suffered a narrow defeat to France that leaves the defending champions with only a slim chance of retaining their Six Nations title.

Romain Ntamack was the star of the show as Les Bleus ended a 10-year wait for a victory in Cardiff, winning a thriller 27-23 on Saturday.

"We have had a look at the slap down and I think the officials may have got that one wrong," said Pivac.

"That killed momentum as well." Full story

Scotland ease pressure on Townsend as Italy look destined for another wooden spoon

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