Former Ulster centre Ian Whitten has a big role to play if Exeter Chiefs are to upset odds.  Photograph:  Steve Bardens/Getty Images.

Wasps v Exeter Chiefs Ricoh Arena, Saturday, 3.15, live on BT Sport Wasps were hugely impressive in negotiating their way to what was described bef(...)

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(...)

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’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(...)

 Maro Itoje  is in line to make his England debut against Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Maro Itoje is in line for his first England start after Joe Launchbury was ruled out of the Six Nations game against Ireland with a hamstring injury. (...)

Eddie Jones has named uncapped Wasps centre Elliot Daly in his 23-man squad for England’s Six Nations clash against Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Elliot Daly is within touching distance of a first senior cap after being named in England’s matchday squad for the Six Nations game against Ireland a(...)

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(...)

Elliot Daly (right)  with England coach Eddie Jones  during  training session held at Pennyhill Park on Tuesday. Photograph: by David Rogers/Getty Images

Centre Elliot Daly is set to make his England debut against Ireland on Saturday after being named in Eddie Jones’s squad for the Twickenham showdown. (...)

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(...)

Danny Cipriani is to rejoin former club Wasps from Sale Sharks. Photograph: Getty

Danny Cipriani will leave Sale Sharks and return to his first club Wasps this summer. The 28-year-old had a season left to run on his existing Sale d(...)