Billy Twelvetrees during an England training session held ahead of the Autumn Series clash against Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

This week’s sad news from Australia has reminded everyone that professional sport’s ups and downs are strictly relative. It does not ultimately matter(...)

 Manu Tuilagi  during  England training  at the Christchurch Club  in Christchurch, New Zealand, yesterday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi’s transition to international winger has been short lived with his reinstatement at centre for England’s third and final Test against New(...)

Owen Farrell will not play in England’s final Test match against New Zealand because of an knee injury he picked up in the second game. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

England outhalf Owen Farrell has been ruled out of Saturday’s final Test against New Zealand due to a knee injury. Farrell strained the medial ligamen(...)

  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(...)

Gloucester captain Billy Twelvetrees is helped off the pitch after being injured during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and London Irish at Kingsholm Stadium on May 3rd in Gloucester, England. Photograph: Getty Images

England and New Zealand have both suffered crucial losses before their meeting in Saturday’s first Test at Eden Park. The centre Billy Twelvetrees mis(...)

Danny Cipriani of Sale spins the ball out during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Leicester Tigers. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

England’s controversial outhalf, Danny Cipriani, is expected to be included in an initial squad for the forthcoming Barbarians match and tour to New (...)

England’s Luther Burrell  avoids the tackle of Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny to score his side’s second try during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

England 29 Wales 18: England won their first Triple Crown for 11 years and kept u(...)

Chris Ashton of England has been dropped for the opening Six Nations fixture against France. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England have dropped Chris Ashton for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against France in favour of uncapped Exeter wing Jack Nowell. Ashton was selected (...)

New Zealand’s Dan Carter will make his 100th appearance for the All Blacks on Saturday

All things going to plan, Dan Carter’s 100th test match for New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday will not be the last time he plays for the team at E(...)

 England centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out for around three months after undergoing surgery on a chest injury. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

England have been struck by a trio of injury-enforced withdrawals for Saturday’s QBE International against New Zealand, while Manu Tuilagi may miss th(...)