Danny Care has been selected ahead of Ben Youngs for England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland. Photograph: Getty

England have selected Danny Care at scrum-half and Joe Marler at loosehead prop for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland. Care has been pr(...)

Johnny Sexton: He remains the most important figure in Irish rugby. If he stays fit, if he rediscovers his form, he will make things happen. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby is an odd profession. You only get 80 minutes each week to prove your worth with the rest of the time dominated by recovery and preparation. Th(...)

New England rugby coach Eddie Jones responds to press questions during the RBS Six Nations media launch at the Hurlingham Club, London, yesterday. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

The newly minted Eddie Jones breezes into the room and what ensues in the next 15-minutes are lavishly entertaining, technicolour soundbites tumblin(...)

Leinster’s Sean Cronin celebrates after scoring a try in their clash with Bath in the European Champions Cup. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 25 Bath 11 This was a hugely uplifting performance for Irish rugby. All his own doing but Leinster coach Leo Cullen has almost instantly(...)

Owen Farrell on his professional relationship with his   father Andy: “I’ve never gone into a camp and sat down and had a coffee with him – unless it was for him to tell me off about something rugby related.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Owen Farrell has insisted he does not see his professional life changing hugely in the wake of his father Andy’s departure from the England set-up. F(...)

Eddie Jones has named his 33-man England squad for next month’s Six Nations. Photograph: PA

New England coach Eddie Jones has named his 33-man squad for next month’s Six Nations championship. Jones has selected seven uncapped players, includ(...)

RC Toulon’s Australian fullback James OConnor  vies with Bath’s Fijian wing Semesa Rokoduguni  during the European Champions Cup rugby union match at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, France. Photograph: Getty Images

Toulon 12 Bath 9 Bath came agonisingly close to a little piece of history beside the Mediterranean but, barring something extraordinary, their Champi(...)

Outhalf Owen Farrell of England is congratulated by his father, then England assistant coach Andy Farrell, after  the Six Nations match between Ireland and England at Aviva Stadium in  2013. Photograph: by David Rogers/Getty Images.

The former rugby league great Andy Farrell will come into Joe Schmidt’s Irish set up with the ashes of England’s World Cup bid still smouldering in th(...)

Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps holds off the Bath defence to score a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match  at the Recreation Ground in Bath. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Bath 10 Wasps 36 Outhalf Jimmy Gopperth scored 23 points as Wasps recorded a second away win of their European campaign to remain firmly on course (...)

Northampton’s JJ Hanrahan kicks their winning penalty against Bath.

Northampton maintained their recent dominance over Bath after former Munster outhalf JJ Hanrahan’s late penalty shaded a dour Recreation Ground contes(...)