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(...)

England’s 10-12 axis of George Ford and Owen Farrell will not win too many collisions, so they are tasked with creating space. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

Winning in Twickenham comes down to rugby’s essential non-negotiable: a player either makes or creates space. Go over defenders or ghost past them. W(...)

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22:  Eddie Jones, the England head coach, poses after the media session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2016 in Bagshot, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Asking a forthright Australian to discuss the popularity level of the English is like inviting Boris Johnson to share his views on the French. Eddie J(...)

Brian O’Driscoll “I knew I was small and knew I had to wait for a bit of size to come. It came over the course of that summer. I must have grown four or five inches.”

The rugby is over now. They can be found in Dublin offices like Davy Stockbrokers, KPMG or away in Chicago, London and Vancouver. All pushing 40, many(...)

Eddie Jones: the former Australia and Japan coach is set to fill the role with England.  Photo:  Joe Giddens/PA

England’s underachieving rugby players are about to receive a short, sharp shock in the form of Eddie Jones, who is expected to be announced as their(...)

Sam Burgess: returning to South Sydney Rabbitohs on lucrative contract. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Was Sam Burgess chased out of rugby union? And will there ever be a lonelier World Cup career in English rugby union lore? Maybe the blurry memory (...)

 Sam Burgess has left Bath with immediate effect, returning to Australia. Photograph: David Davies/PA

World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward has launched a stinging attack on English rugby following Sam Burgess’ return to the South Sydney Rabbitohs, de(...)

Japan’s Karne Hesketh scores the winning try during the Rugby World Cup match at the Brighton Community Stadium. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

World Rugby has unveiled the shortlists for the Coach of the Year and Team of the Year accolades, with the winners to be announced at the World Rugby (...)

England head coach Stuart Lancaster  at the City of Manchester Stadium last week.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Former England rugby chief Martyn Thomas has said he warned the Rugby Football Union (RFU) that Stuart Lancaster was the wrong choice as head coach be(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt: “Unless Ireland can find a running game both Argentina and New Zealand seem to be a league above.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

By the bend in his nose and the fading scar under his now bushy eyebrows, I would guess that, in his day, he was an inside centre. He did not have the(...)