Racing 92 outhalf Dan Carter is tackled by Leicester’s Harry Thacker during the   Champions Cup semi-final at the City Ground in Nottingham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leicester 16 Racing 92 19 Dan Carter moved one step closer to completing the clean sweep of world rugby’s premier trophies, booting Racing 92 into th(...)

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 (...)

 Telusa Veainu dives to score one of Leicester’s six tries against Stade Francais. Photograph: Inpho

Leicester Tigers 41 Stade Francais 13 Vereniki Goneva’s try brace helped Leicester Tigers thump woeful Stade Francais 41-13 at Welford Road to book t(...)

‘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(...)

England’s Manu Tuilagi during a training session at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Manu Tuilagi has been included in England’s matchday squad for their RBS 6 Nations title showdown with Wales. Tuilagi is set to end his 21-month inju(...)

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(...)

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(...)

England head coach Eddie Jones (right) and captain Dylan Hartley. Photograph: PA

Eddie Jones has challenged his England team to show no mercy when they collide with Italy in Rome tomorrow. The Azzurri have never beaten England i(...)

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(...)