Jan 25, 2007: There could have been no more appropriate conclusion to the first weekend of Heineken European Cup action than Ronan O'Gara kicking the winning penalty for holders Munster away to Leicester
Jan 25, 2007: Scotland centre Andy Henderson fears his team's improvement in last year's RBS 6 Nations campaign will make their task even tougher this time around.
Jan 25, 2007: The dawning of the new year means that the sport's next global showpiece is growing ever nearer and excitement is sure to intensify amongst players and fans alike as we build towards the kick off
Jan 25, 2007: The cast for next year's Rugby World Cup is almost complete with Japan and Georgia the latest sides to book their place at the global showpiece
Jan 25, 2007: The qualification process for next year's global showpiece entered a crucial stage this weekend with one more country booking their spot in France and several others closing in on a place
Jan 25, 2007: For France head coach Bernard Laporte, the 2007 RBS 6 Nations Championship represents an interesting appetiser for both him and his team ahead of the main course later this year.
Jan 25, 2007: One day presumably, the name will change
Jan 25, 2007: If week one of the Heineken was dominated by the Celts, round two was very much le weekend francais
Jan 25, 2007: The consensus is that there is no consensus on this year's Six Nations
Jan 25, 2007: So now we know
Jan 25, 2007: When Ireland last dominated Europe's rugby landscape, neither the Rugby World Cup nor professionalism existed
Jan 25, 2007: When the Welsh Rugby Union turned to Gareth Jenkins to take over as the new national head coach in April last year he was initially reluctant.
Jan 25, 2007: If you somehow managed to miss it
Jan 25, 2007: Italy head coach Pierre Berbizier believes his side are closing the gap on their RBS 6 Nations rivals.
Jan 25, 2007: Phil Vickery has never shirked a challenge in his life - even the considerable prospect of picking England up by their bootlaces.
Jan 25, 2007: This time next year the dust will be settling on Rugby World Cup 2007, the ticker-tape will have been swept up, mementos will be on offer on auction sites around the world and most importantly the fate of the Webb Ellis Cup will be known
Jan 25, 2007: Whisper it quietly, but England might find a key missing ingredient during this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship - enjoyment
Jan 25, 2007: Italy captain Marco Bortolami heads into the RBS 6 Nations Championship confident in the Azzurri's ability to make even the best teams ``sweat''.
Jan 25, 2007: Italy and Romania followed up their opening qualifying wins with respective victories over Russia and Spain on Saturday 14 October to guarantee themselves places in Pool C of next year's Rugby World Cup
Jan 25, 2007: While the Heineken Cup seeding system means the quarter-final pairings are not fixed until the final whistle of the last match in the pool stage, round five finished with a pretty clear idea of most of the names who will still be involved at that