Telusa Veainu dives to score one of Leicester’s six tries against Stade Francais. Photograph: Inpho

Leicester Tigers 41 Stade Francais 13 Vereniki Goneva’s try brace helped Leicester Tigers thump woeful Stade Francais 41-13 at Welford Road to book t(...)

England players Ben Youngs and Mike Brown jump for joy after England completed the Grand Slam with victory over France in Paris. Photograph:   Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

France 21 England 31 England seized their first Grand Slam since 2003 with a tense 31-21 victory over France in Paris to complete a triumphant debut (...)

 Wales prop Tomas Francis has been banned for eight weeks by an independent Six Nations disciplinary committee for ‘recklessly making contact with the eye or eye area’ of England prop Dan Cole during last Saturday’s match at Twickenham, the RBS Six Nations has announced. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Exeter and Wales prop Tomas Francis has been banned for eight weeks after he was adjudged to have recklessly made contact with the eye area of Dan(...)

Anthony Watson scores  England’s try during the Six Nations match at Twickenham. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

England 25 Wales 21 England edged to the brink of a first Six Nations title for five years with a 25-21 victory over Wales but were forced to survive(...)

Pushing on: “Head down, slightly sidewards and gone like a hare. That was the ultimate Ultan.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Ultan Dillane turned 18 in November 2011, he begged his coaches at Tralee RFC for a game with their first team. The squad travelled to Waterford (...)

Stuart McCloskey in action against England: “An infusion of fresh talent can  galvanise more established members of a squad.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The infusion of new, young players in any team sport is invariably hailed by pundits and supporters, especially if results have taken a turn for the w(...)

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(...)

Rory Best speaking in the huddle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been feisty, it’s been mouthy, there’s been plenty of gamesmanship, much of it good-humoured before bordering on unsavoury, and it hasn’t even ki(...)