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(...)

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 14: Ireland player Jamie Heaslip gets to grips with Alun Wyn Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at Millennium Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Super Saturday was indeed beyond superlative, but it does look a rather long time ago now. In glorious mid-March conditions the day rained points (2(...)

 Manu Tuilagi vies for the ball during the European Champions Cup rugby union match between Stade Francais and Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi will miss Leicester’s Aviva Premiership clash against Gloucester at Kingsholm on Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury. And it cou(...)

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(...)

A dejected Ulster captain Rory Best leaving the pitch after Saturday’s European Rugby Champions Cup defeat by Saracens in London. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster’s defeat represented systemic failure, rooted far deeper then the obvious shortcomings in the set piece. The malaise that permeated one aspect (...)

Owen Farrell celebrates Duncan Taylor’s score during Saracens’ 33-17 win over Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Saracens 33 Ulster 17 Saracens secured a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup with a round of matches still to go following another hugely impress(...)

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(...)

Jared Payne could return to Ulster for their Champions Cup trip to play Saracens. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Jared Payne looks set to return to competitive action this weekend for the first time since damaging his foot while playing for Ireland against Romani(...)

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(...)

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(...)