England coach Stuart Lancaster (left) congratulates England players including Owen Farrell (number 10) as they leave the pitch following the Six Nations win over  Italy. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

England head coach Stuart Lancaster was proud of the performance his players produced in beating Italy 52-11 in Rome, even if it fails to land(...)

England’s Luther Burrell  avoids the tackle of Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny to score his side’s second try during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

England 29 Wales 18: England won their first Triple Crown for 11 years and kept u(...)

 Owen Farrell  in action against Ireland. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The English Rugby Football Union (RFU) is investigating the circumstances that led to a match ticket allocated to England outhalfOwen Farrell (...)

England’s Mike Brown (centre) celebrates with teammates after defeating Ireland at  Twickenham. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Mike Brown believes England have laid down a marker for the rest of the Six Nations after claiming a pulsating 13-10 win over Ireland at Twicke(...)

England’s Danny Care goes over for England’s winning  try during the Six Nations clash against Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

England 13 Ireland 10: By the smallest of margins are such games decided. Today, (...)

 Scotland’s Sean Lamont tackles England’s Luther Burrell  during the RBS Six Nations fixture at Murrayfield from which England emerged victorious. Photograph: EPA/Graham Stuart

A powerful Leicester Tigers historically translated into an all conquering England. That’s not the case today. The unswept residue left by the (...)

Brian O’Driscoll will play against England for the 13th and final time when he lines up at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Graham Rowntree has warned England that “exceptional” Brian O’Driscoll will be desperate to mark his 13th and last appearance against them with(...)

England captain Chris Robshaw tries to disrupt an Ireland maul in Twickenham two years ago. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The Queensbury Rules are to boxing as “Crouch-Bind-Set” are to scrummaging. A violent hit is controlled by gentleman’s rules. The lineout is th(...)

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(...)

England’s Owen Farrell (centre) exchanges pleasantries with  Peter O’Mahony (left) and Conor Murray of Ireland during last year’s Six Nations clash. This year’s encounter might offer up another Scrap Saturday or two. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Expectations change so rapidly in sport, it’s hard to keep the head from getting dizzy. A couple of weeks ago Wales were the defining challenge(...)

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