Chris Ashton will miss the Six Nations after he saw his appeal against a 10-week ban turned down. Photograph: Getty

Chris Ashton’s hopes of playing for England in the Six Nations Championship this season are over. An independent appeal committee has decided not to (...)

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(...)

Chris Ashton had been named in England’s Elite Player Squad for the RBS Six Nations. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Saracens winger Chris Ashton has been suspended for 10 weeks for making contact with the eye of Ulster’s Luke Marshall - putting his hopes of a Six N(...)

Saracens winger Chris Ashton goes for a high ball with Ulster’s Craig Gilroy during the Champions Cup  game at  Allianz Park. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho/Presseye

Saracens wing Chris Ashton has been cited for allegedly making contact with the “eye(s) and/or eye area” of Ulster centre Luke Marshall. Ashton, who(...)

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(...)

Chris Ashton scored three for Saracens in their Champions Cup rout of Oyonnax. Photograph: PA

Saracens 55 Oyonnax 13 Chris Ashton scored a hat-trick of tries as Saracens remained unbeaten in all competitions this season with a convincing 55-(...)

Richard Wiggelworth dives to score during Saracens 45-10 win away at Oyonnax. Photograph: Afp

Wasps 23 Bath 25 George Ford kicked a match-winning conversion with the game’s final kick in front of watching England head coach Eddie Jones as Bath(...)

The UBS AG company logo hangs above the entrance to the company’s Broadgate offices in London. UBS Group  will pay $545 million to settle US investigations into its role in manipulating currency and interest rates. Photograph: Bloomberg

They were known as the “Cartel” or the “Mafia” among their peers. The unsubtle nicknames were given to a group of traders who at one time worked for f(...)

Stuart Lancaster has defended his omission of overseas-bades players from England’s 50-man World Cup training squad. Photograph: PA

Stuart Lancaster has defended the omission of overseas-based players from his World Cup training squad by arguing their selection would only weaken th(...)

Robert Kitson names 11 provincial players in his all-time European Cup best XV, including former Munster number eight Anthony Foley. Photograph: Getty

Time-travelling is always a temptation at this time of year. This week sees the 20th showpiece final in European club rugby’s eventful history and, in(...)