England have dropped Owen Farrell for Saturday’s QBE International against Australia at Twickenham with Billy Twelvetrees selected in his place at inside centre. Photograph: David Davies/Pa

Owen Farrell has been an ever-present for England since the summer tour to South Africa two years ago with Lancaster’s steadfast belief in him as a “(...)

Monica Galetti, “the original mean girl”, returns to TV screens tonight on Masterchef: The Professionals. Photograph: Production/BBC/Shine TV.

“When I met Michel (Roux) as a young chef I thought he was just mean, but then I realised, if he’s hard on you it’s because he believes you can do bet(...)

Alesana Tuilagi celebrates after the Aviva Premiership Semi Final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints at Welford Road in 2011. The 1.85m (6ft 1in) winger currently plays for the Newcastle Falcons rugby union team. Photograph: Photograph Stu Forster/Getty Images

Samoan rugby player Alesana Tuilagi, who has been charged with attacking a man in Dublin three years ago, has been given six weeks to decide how he wi(...)

Jarryd Hayne moving to American NFL from Australian rugby league. P{hotograph: Getty Images

Parramatta Eels fullback Jarryd Hayne sent shockwaves through Australian sport today when he announced he is quitting the world’s richest rugby leagu(...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson: recalled to the backline for Cardiff Blues’  visit  to the Sportsground. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

To be beaten by 2014 league finalists Glasgow is no reason to be despondent. Still, the first defeat of the season last week brings Connacht back to (...)

Northampton Saints Alex Corbisiero is tackled by Wasps Ashley Johnson. The former will be out of action until the near year. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Alex Corbisiero out until new year
  • Rugby
  • September 30, 2014, 12:55

Alex Corbisiero will miss England’s autumn Tests after suffering a shoulder injury.The Northampton prop was hurt during Saints’ 31-24 Aviva Premiersh(...)

Ulster’s South-African born number 13, Jared Payne, who qualifies to play for Ireland under three-year residency rule. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Success has never been defined by the IRFU in a public way with regard to their project player scheme. But if strike rate in getting non-national play(...)

Undated handout photo provided by Synergy of England players wearing the new England rugby home kit.  Photograph: PA Wire.

England will wear symbols of the Victoria Cross for the first time this autumn after rubber grip areas inspired by the military medal were added to t(...)

Ireland’s Luke Fitzgerald tackles Mils Muliaina of New Zealand during the Autumn International in 2008. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Even Mils Muliaina was blown away by New Zealand’s destruction of the Wallabies in Auckland a fortnight ago, and how the man who replaced him, Israel (...)

Denis O’Brien: This cable would . . . bring this last geographic frontier into the global information age. photograph: david sleator

Now that he owns, well, just about everything in business, Denis O’Brien is turning his mind to a growing number of ‘big picture’ issues. You could ge(...)