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(...)

Dave Kearney is tackled by Billy Twelvetrees as Danny Care (left) looks on during the Six Nations clash against  England. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

In the week of the Oscars perhaps there’s a bit of scope to borrow an analogy or two from the film world in pouring over the r(...)

England’s Mike Brown (centre) celebrates with teammates after defeating Ireland at  Twickenham. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Mike Brown believes England have laid down a marker for the rest of the Six Nations after claiming a pulsating 13-10 win over Ireland at Twicke(...)

England’s Danny Care goes over for England’s winning  try during the Six Nations clash against Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

England 13 Ireland 10: By the smallest of margins are such games decided. Today, (...)

Danny Care runs with the ball during the England training session  at Pennyhill Park   in Bagshot on Tuesday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Danny Care will wreck Ireland’s Triple Crown bid in a flash if Joe Schmidt’s men hand him free rein, according to Conor Murray. Munster(...)

England centre Luther Burrell scores a first-half try during the  Six Nations match against Scotland  at Murrayfield. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Scotland 0 England 20: England successfully handled an appalling Murrayfield pitch to complete a comfortable Six Nations victory over Scotland that wa(...)

Tom Wood during an England training session for today’s Six Nations clash in Paris. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

France are the Six Nations side to beat, so we are always told, in the season after a British and Irish Lions tour. If it happens again this year it w(...)

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 (...)

Nick Easter is challenged by France’s Racing Metro 92 Luc Ducalcon, left, and Karim Ghezal at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes.

Racing Metro 8 Harlequins 32: Nick Evans scored 17 points as Harlequins produced one of their finest performances in Europe to win 32-8 and give them(...)

Dylan Hartley, along with Ben Foden, Billy Twelvetrees, Chris Ashton, David Wilson and Lee Dickson, will be  desperate to improve their chances of starting against the All Blacks. Photograph: Getty Images

ROBERT KITSONAmid all last week’s sepia-tinted celebrations of England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup victory it was Martin Johnson, their erstwhile captain, (...)

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