Ireland’s Garry Ringrose has been nominated for the Junior Player of the Year Award. The Blackrock centre scored a try in the semifinal against England> Photograph: ©INPHO/Photosport/David Rowland

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose is among four nominees for the IRB Junior Player of the Year 2014. The outside centre carried well and repeatedly got over th(...)

Bath’s Peter Stringer is unable to prevent Northampton’s Ben Foden from scoring a try during the Amlin Cup final in Cardiff last night. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Northampton 30, Bath 16: Stephen Myler’s relentless goal-kicking accuracy shot down Bath and gave Northampton Amlin Challenge Cup final glory at Cardi(...)

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 (...)

Bath head coach Mike Ford: impressed by his young side’s determined performance. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Bath coach Mike Ford felt yesterday’s tightly-contested 24-18 win at Wasps, which secured a place in the Amlin Challenge Cup final, will give h(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Chris Ashton of England has been dropped for the opening Six Nations fixture against France. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England have dropped Chris Ashton for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against France in favour of uncapped Exeter wing Jack Nowell. Ashton was selected (...)

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(...)