Sale Sharks’ Danny Cipriani has been called up to Stuart Lancaster’s England training squad for their Six Nations opener against Wales. (Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

England have named their 34-man training squad for the Six Nations game against Wales on 6 February, with Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani recalled from(...)

Northampton Saints’ Ben Foden leaves the field injured on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Northampton have been dealt a major injury blow with their England international full-back Ben Foden set to miss the rest of this season.Foden went of(...)

Anthony Allen of Leicester is tackled by Mathieu Bastareaud during Toulon’s 23-8 victory over  Leicester Tigers at Felix Mayol Stadium

POOL 1 Saracens made it back-to-back wins over Sale to move top of Pool One in the European Champions Cup, but missed out on a bonus point as t(...)

Danny Cipriani of England breaks clear with the ball during the match between the Crusaders and England at the AMI Stadium. Photograph by David Rogers/Getty Images

England registered a first victory on their tour of New Zealand with Danny Cipriani pressing his claim against a weakened Crusaders for a place on the(...)

Bath’s Peter Stringer is unable to prevent Northampton’s Ben Foden from scoring a try during the Amlin Cup final in Cardiff last night. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Northampton 30, Bath 16: Stephen Myler’s relentless goal-kicking accuracy shot down Bath and gave Northampton Amlin Challenge Cup final glory at Cardi(...)

England’s Mike Brown celebrates his try against Scotland in the Six Nations match at Murrayfield. It was the fullback’s second try in successive games in the competition. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

Try-scoring fullbacks are among rugby union’s most valuable assets. From Serge Blanco and Andy Irvine to Israel Folau and Israel Dagg, there i(...)

Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach talks to the media prior to a training session held at St George’s Park. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Stuart Lancaster is preparing England to face the RBS 6 Nations’ most complete side when Ireland visit Twickenham on Saturday week. Paul(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw in action against Toulouse in their  Heineken Cup match at Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse. Connacht backs have benefited from the solid platform provided by the pack. Photograph: Inpho

Schadenfreude has never entered my sporting mind especially when watching the vanquished. That is until Northampton Saints injured fullback Ben Foden’(...)

Northampton Saints flanker Calum Clark has the height of respect for Leinster but is determined to gain some measure of revenge on Saturday for their Heineken Cup final defeat of 2011 against them. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s Houston in high summer and the youngest Irish side in half a century are inching towards America’s 22. Isaac Boss feeds Ian Madigan and the outha(...)

England’s Marland Yarde is to undergo surgery on a hip injury. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England wing Marland Yarde could miss the entire Six Nations as he requires surgery to repair a torn hip tendon.The London Irish flyer suffered the in(...)