Feb 11, 2007: To have been at Croke Park was inevitably to have been reminder of another Dublin day, a different ground and another last-gasp Irish defeat
Feb 11, 2007: As the Italians would tell you, Rome was not built in a day
Feb 11, 2007: Australia's Super 14 rugby ambitions faced a rapid reality check as the joy of a successful opening assault was tempered by their three established franchises dipping out during this weekend's action.
Feb 10, 2007: Up in the stands the royal princes, William and Harry, were having a rare old time, laughing and cheering whenever the cameras came their way.
Feb 10, 2007: Tonga booked a spot in the 2007 Rugby World Cup when they beat Korea 85-3 in a repechage match in Auckland this weekend.
Feb 8, 2007: Even by Jonny Wilkinson's immense standards it was a performance that almost defied belief.
Feb 8, 2007: This weekend the first-ever rugby union international will take place at the impressive Croke Park with Ireland entertaining France in a crucial Six Nations Championship clash
Feb 7, 2007: As the auld enemy were tussling at Twickenham over the Calcutta Cup, Romania and Georgia were competing in Bucharest for the Antim Cup.
2007 Six Nations: England 42-20 Scotland
Feb 5, 2007: "Sit in the press box at the Millennium Stadium post-match writing your report and you can be pretty sure of copious unsolicited advice from the fans." Huw Richards reports
Feb 5, 2007: Jonny Wilkinson is set to become the most prolific marksman in Five or Six Nations history on Saturday, with his Newcastle mentor Steve Black warning: "He will only get better."
Feb 4, 2007: Sit in the press box at the Millennium Stadium post-match writing your report and you can be pretty sure of copious unsolicited advice from the fans filing out
Feb 4, 2007: The British press were quick to heap praise on a rejuventated England following their opening RBS Six Nations victory over Scotland but it was one man's dream return that stole the headlines.
Feb 3, 2007: England coach Brian Ashton insisted today's Calcutta Cup romp over Scotland marked the dawn of a new era.
Feb 3, 2007: The blood coursed across Jonny Wilkinson's cheek
Feb 3, 2007: England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson made a fairytale return to international rugby on Saturday, steering England to a 42-20 Six Nations victory over Scotland - check out our clockwatch of his performance.
Feb 3, 2007: Samoa produced the shock result of the year so far to defeat firm favourites Fiji 17-14 and win their first ever IRB Sevens World Series Cup title in Wellington.
Feb 2, 2007: Welcome to the new-look scrum.com website
Feb 2, 2007: More than three years ago I watched a group of young lads in England rugby shirts outside Stadium Australia in Sydney kicking around a plastic drinks bottle, all pretending to score the drop goal which an hour or so earlier had won the Webb Ellis
Feb 1, 2007: Just imagine if you received one pound for every time a rugby union pundit said: ``I think this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship is a wide open tournament.''
Feb 1, 2007: Sandwiched between a summer which only seriously got going a couple of weeks ago (the kids haven't even gone back to school after their long vacation!) and the World Cup which looms in September, the start of this year's Super 14 has attracted even