Ulster’s Darren Cave goes over for his hat-trick try in the Champions Cup game against Leicester at Ravenhill. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 26 Leicester 7Leicester’s already remote hopes of making the European Champions Cup quarter-finals were finally extinguished as Ulster ended th(...)

Sale Sharks’ Danny Cipriani has been called up to Stuart Lancaster’s England training squad for their Six Nations opener against Wales. (Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

England have named their 34-man training squad for the Six Nations game against Wales on 6 February, with Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani recalled from(...)

Leicester Tigers’ Graham Kitchener (right) goes over to score the opening try despite the efforts of Ulster’s Rory Best (left) during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Welford Road, Leicester. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Leicester 25 Ulster 18Ulster left themselves a mountain to climb at Welford Road and ultimately fell short against Leicester Tigers, who put indiffere(...)

Owen Farrell will not play in England’s final Test match against New Zealand because of an knee injury he picked up in the second game. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

England outhalf Owen Farrell has been ruled out of Saturday’s final Test against New Zealand due to a knee injury. Farrell strained the medial ligamen(...)

 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 (...)

Gloucester captain Billy Twelvetrees is helped off the pitch after being injured during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and London Irish at Kingsholm Stadium on May 3rd in Gloucester, England. Photograph: Getty Images

England and New Zealand have both suffered crucial losses before their meeting in Saturday’s first Test at Eden Park. The centre Billy Twelvetrees mis(...)

Danny Cipriani of Sale spins the ball out during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Leicester Tigers. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

England’s controversial outhalf, Danny Cipriani, is expected to be included in an initial squad for the forthcoming Barbarians match and tour to New (...)

 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(...)

Ireland Wolfhounds scrumhalf Isaac Boss scores the opening try in the game against the England Saxons at Kingsholm in Gloucester. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

England Saxons 8 Irish Wolfhounds 14: Ian Madigan’s superior goal-kicking and opportunist try sealed a hard-fought 14-8 win for the Ireland Wolfhounds(...)

Leicester’s Toby Flood has been dropped from the England squad.

Toby Flood’s England career looks officially over after George Ford was confirmed as his replacement in Stuart Lancaster’s Elite Player Squad.Bath pla(...)