Jonathan Joseph scores a try for England against Italy. The centre crossed over twice in a man-of-the-match performance. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jonathan Joseph’s two-try performance for England against Italy not only earned him the man-of-the-match accolade but prompted a number of headline wr(...)

 Paul O’Connell and Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt Photo: Colm O’Neill/Inpho 5:47

You will hear the word. You will read the word. You will see the word. It now belongs to Paul O’Connell. Given to him by Joe Schmidt, it was pulled o(...)

  Manu Tuilagi  will play oin the right wing for England against New Zealand. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi has been warned to expect an aerial bombardment as New Zealand seek to expose the England wing’s inexperience in his new position.Tuilag(...)

 George North   dives over for his second try during the match between Combined Country and the British & Irish Lions at Hunter Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

British and Irish Lions wing George North has been passed fit to face Australia in Saturday’s opening Test at Suncorp Stadium.North limped off with (...)