Ireland’s Tommy Bowe gets over the try line at the Aviva Stadium in a match which England lost to miss out on the 2011 grand slam. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

France v England,  Stade de France, Saturday, 8.0pm After England had secured the Six Nations title last Sunday when Scotland defeated the onl(...)

England have won the Six Nations championship with a game to spare. Photograph: Epa

England have won the Six Nations title for the first time since 2011, with a match to spare, thanks to France’s 29-18 defeat away to Scotland. Englan(...)

“By the end of this game, Josh van der Flier looked every inch an international openside flanker.” Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

I am enjoying my life after rugby but who wouldn’t want to know what was said in the Ireland changing room to spark that second half reaction? That re(...)

Jack Nowell celebrates as Mike Brown evades Robbie Henshaw to score England’s second try at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

England 21 Ireland 10 Much like the game itself, this was a decidedly mixed bag of an Irish performance. Opinions will probably vary more wildly t(...)

 England No 8 Billy Vunipola  charges with the ball as the ireland duo Mike Ross and Jamie Heaslip attempt to make the tackle during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Mike Brown - 4  Making contact with Conor Murray’s face wasn’t malicious but it was reckless. Several errors and one penalty conceded outweigh t(...)

England’s wing Mike Brown scores a try during the Six Nations match against Ireland  at Twickenham. Photograph:  Ben StansallAFP/Getty Images

England 21 Ireland 10 In the end, power told. England’s greater array of ball carriers and explosiveness in the collisions – epitomised by the phenom(...)

England’s Chris Robshaw at training in London last week. Photograph: PA.

The ghosts of the Rugby World Cup will still be hovering over Twickenham when England gather for their competitive return this week. For Chris Robsha(...)

Ollie Devoto remains with Eddie Jones’s England squad as cover for Alex Goode. Photograph: Reuters

The Six Nations cranks up for England next week, moving out of what Sir Clive Woodward calls the second division after victories over Scotland and Ita(...)

Number eight Josh Beaumont has been added to the England sqaud for the game against Italy in Rome on Sunday. Photograph:    David Rogers/Getty Images

Maro Itoje and Josh Beaumont have been included in a 25-strong England squad for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Italy in Rome. Head coach Eddie Jone(...)

England captain Dylan Hartley in action against Scotland in Murrayfield. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It’s hardly a high bar but perhaps the most notable part of the weekend was how Dylan Hartley managed to simultaneously captain England and not bite a(...)