Conrad Smith of the All Blacks scores a late try against England despite Joe Marler’s best efforts  at Eden Park   in Auckland. Photograph:   Simon Watts/Getty Images

New Zealand 20 England 15 England slipped to a painful late defeat in their first Test against New Zealand knowing that a glorious opportunity (...)

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(...)

 Scotland’s Sean Lamont tackles England’s Luther Burrell  during the RBS Six Nations fixture at Murrayfield from which England emerged victorious. Photograph: EPA/Graham Stuart

A powerful Leicester Tigers historically translated into an all conquering England. That’s not the case today. The unswept residue left by the (...)

David Wilson  (left) will start in the front row against Ireland.

England have selected David Wilson at tighthead prop and named uncapped outhalf George Ford on the bench for Saturday’s Six Nations match again(...)

Tommy Bowe: unlikely to see action in this Six Nations due to his troublesome groin injury. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho  1:55

Whereas England have been denied the opportunity to stick with the same team in the opening three games of the Six Nations for the f(...)

George Ford is set to be named on the bench and could make his England debut against Ireland this weekend. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

England coach Stuart Lancaster may not be naming his side to face Ireland until Thursday morning but it appears the only change to the starting(...)

Rory Best expects England to target Ireland’s maul in next Saturday’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

England will be out to “destroy” Ireland’s maul in order to derail Joe Schmidt’s Triple Crown tilt, according to hooker Rory Best. The U(...)

England are ready to start David Wilson at tighthead  against Ireland after losing  Dan Cole for the remainder of the Six Nations. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

England are ready to start David Wilson against Ireland on Saturday as they come to terms with having lost tighthead prop Dan Cole for the rema(...)

Donnacha Ryan will return to the Ireland squad after his run-out against Zebre. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Donnacha Ryan could see his first Six Nations action of the season next weekend after making the cut for Ireland’s training squad to prepare to fac(...)

 England head coach Stuart Lancaster is all set to pick the same XV for the Ireland Six Nations game at Twickenham as started against France and then Scotland. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

It is a remarkable fact England have not named an unchanged team in three successive Six Nations games for 14 years. That long(...)