RBS 6 Nations Social: Robshaw strikes a pose

Selections, opinions and build-up - it is all in the RBS 6 Nations social. Who is writing, tweeting, posting and sharing? We bring you a full web round-up and the best of social media.

Web round-up

Mako Vunipola says the pressure is all on England when they take on Italy on Sunday. (Sun)

Saracens Vunipola has returned to the England camp as 28 players assembled at Pennyhill Park on Monday to train for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations game against Italy. Read more on

However, brother Billy Vunipola has admitted he is unlikely to play any part in England’s RBS 6 Nations campaign as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. (Sky Sports)

Eddie Jones’ tactical 'periodisation' stirs up a perfect brew for England. (Guardian)

Jones should be using Italy match as opportunity to hand 'find of the season' Alex Lozowski his chance, writes former England international Brian Moore. (Telegraph)

Maro Itoje has fired a warning to England's RBS 6 Nations rivals saying: 'we still have room to improve'. (Independent)

Former Italy boss Nick Mallett says coaching the Azzurri is the "biggest challenge" in world rugby. (BBC Sport)

Social round-up

England trio Anthony Watson, Elliot Daly and Ben Youngs joined O2 Sports in celebrating their 15th birthday.


15th bday of @o2sports! These lads answering all the questions!

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Chris Robshaw took time out of his rehabilitation with a trip to the ballet.

England meanwhile continue their preparations for Sunday's game.

Danny Care and Jamie George, aka Ant and Dec, chat with Vernon Kay for O2 Inside Line Live.


And finally...

If I were a man! From never waxing again to being one of the rugby lads, six women admit the funny and very revealing reasons why they secretly envy the opposite sex. (Daily Mail)

Good news, Jane! Over 26,000 females across the country are currently playing rugby, and that’s not to mention our national team, the Red Roses, who are in the middle of the Six Nations Championship having won two from two so far.

So dust off your ‘Swing Low. Sweet Chariot’ hymn sheet and get down to your local rugby club. And of course, you can always fulfil you Six Nations dream by heading down to The Stoop on Saturday at 1pm to support England Women v Italy Women.