Danny Care has been selected ahead of Ben Youngs for England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland. Photograph: Getty

England have selected Danny Care at scrum-half and Joe Marler at loosehead prop for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland. Care has been pr(...)

Saracens are to appeal Chris Ashton’s 10-week ban he received for an incident involving Ulster’s Luke Marshall. Photograph: Inpho

Saracens are to appeal the 10-week suspension given to England wing Chris Ashton for making contact with the eye area of Ulster’s Luke Marshall. The(...)

Eddie Jones has named his 33-man England squad for next month’s Six Nations. Photograph: PA

New England coach Eddie Jones has named his 33-man squad for next month’s Six Nations championship. Jones has selected seven uncapped players, includ(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley: “It’s all our doing. “That’s the hardest part to it.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There are ghosts all around Thomond Park. Late into Saturday’s icy cold night the spectre of Ronan O’Gara loomed largest over this once impenetrable (...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland fends off the tackle from  Graham Kitchener of Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 19 Leicester Tigers 31 Richard Cockerill, the Leicester Tigers director of rugby of all people, denied that this seemingly comprehensive defe(...)

A dejected Tomas O’Leary after the final whistle as Munster suffer a frustrating defeat at the hands of Leicester Tigers Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster 19 Leicester Tigers 31 Confirmation of an unmistakable trend. Leicester, lacking the power of a Saracens pack or the razor slicing London Was(...)

Leicester’s Vereniki Goneva  breaks clear to score a try against  Stade Francais at Welford Road last month. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The provinces – with an unbelievable injury list – are at the base of Becher’s Brook. The Grand National dictates that fence is crossed twice but with(...)

England’s Jonathan Joseph looks set to return against Australia. Photograph: David Davies/PA

England centre Jonathan Joseph has recovered from a chest injury and is fit to play in the crucial Rugby World Cup Pool A game against Australia, Bri(...)

Scott Williams leaves England’s Mike Brown and Sam Burgess trailing in his wake at Twickenham. Burgess showed all the attributes of his rugby league background in what was England’s biggest game for eight years. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I only started playing centre in 2004. It took until the 2007 World Cup before I felt properly attuned to the nuances of the position and comfortable (...)

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau shows the England defence a clean pair of heels at Twickenham. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP photo

England 25 Wales 28 Sometimes a game actually lives up the hype, and in this instance that’s really saying something. After nearly two years of(...)