Ben Te’o: the player earned respect from his Leinster team-mates over how he adapted to rugby union. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ben Te’o takes three steps through the door and lands on his seat. Last time doing media? he is asked. “I think it will be unless Guy [Easterby] sign(...)

Leinster’s Ben Te’o offloads as he is tackled by Edinburgh’s Tom Brown during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster centre Ben Te’o could step straight from a Leinster shirt into an England one this summer if Eddie Jones can bend the English RFU’s rules on (...)

Brian O’Driscoll sits alongside coach Warren Gatland during a press conference in Perth in 2013 - during the Lions tour to Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales coach Warren Gatland would probably be the best person to coach the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand next year, according to(...)

‘I’ve got to stick to my strengths, but also I’m trying to add that kicking game in there as well.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi believes Leicester coach Aaron Mauger can help him command the full arsenal of skills to thrive at inside centre. England boss Eddie Jon(...)

Billy Vunipola can offer the Lions destructive ball carrying from number eight. Photograph: Getty

A Kiwi dollar for Warren Gatland’s thoughts as his attention turns to Wales’s tour to New Zealand this June. There is still no better place to judge a(...)

Ireland’s Simon Zebo and CJ Stander after victory over Scotland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The 2016 Six Nations was never going to emulate the World Cup for its quality of rugby. Nor was it ever going to reproduce anything like the high-end (...)

Nathan White and Greig Laidlaw get involved as Donnacha Ryan and Conor Murray congratulate Ireland try scorer Devin Toner. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

To England the Grand Slam spoils, to Ireland a second successive win at the Aviva Stadium, thus maintaining a three-year unbeaten home record in the S(...)

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg goes through the gap between Ireland prop Mikle Ross and hooker Rory Best on the way to scoring his try in the Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:    Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ireland’s report card from the Six Nations Championship could be summed up under the phrase ‘could do better’ on the basis of winning the previous two(...)

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 (...)

England head coach  Eddie Jones doesn’t care what you think about Dylan Hartley.  Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Don’t look now but without much fanfare, the England rugby team is playing for a 13th Grand Slam. Muffled was the laughter around the ‘home countries’(...)