The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
England debutant Owen Farrell hailed the bond between the players as they edged to a 13-6 win over Scotland at Murrayfield.
The Bulls secured a narrow 16-12 pre-season win over the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday to open their 2012 season on a winning note.
England made a winning start under new acting coach Stuart Lancaster as they began the defence of their Six Nations title with a 13-6 Calcutta Cup win away to Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
England's new era began with a scrappy first win at Murrayfield in eight years as Scotland's familiar failings saw them lose 6-13 on Saturday.
The Cheetahs struck a crucial pre-season blow when they edged the Stormers 22-14 in their Super Rugby warm-up match at Newlands on Saturday.
France started their RBS 6 Nations campaign with a comfortable 30-12 defeat of Italy in Paris on Saturday.
World Cup finalists France handed new coach Philippe Saint-Andre a winning start in the Six Nations with a 30-12 victory over Italy at a freezing Stade de France on Saturday.
Toby Faletau wants Wales to move on from the agony of their World Cup campaign - starting with Sunday's Six Nations opener against Ireland.
Paul O'Connell believes a feelgood factor surrounding the Irish provinces' march on Europe this season has permeated the national squad.
Jake White's tenure at the Brumbies got off to a winning start, as his team demolished the Western Force 25-0 in a pre-season Super Rugby encounter at Rugby Park, Darwin, on Saturday.
Jamie Roberts has admitted it was "touch and go" whether he would be available for Wales' RBS 6 Nations opener against Ireland on Sunday.
Rory Best has urged Ireland to build on the consistency they displayed at the World Cup when their Six Nations opens against Wales on Sunday.
Europe was in an icy grip on Friday when the Under-20 Six Nations were scheduled to start on Friday night. Two of the matches were played, one postponed.
Andy Farrell is sure England's inexperienced side can thrive on the hostility, history and "chaos" that lies in wait for them against Scotland.
Ireland go into Sunday's Six Nations match with Wales with revenge very much on their minds after losing to the Welsh twice last year including October's World Cup quarterfinal.
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