Owen Farrell  is congratulated by his Saracens team-mates after going over for a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match against Sale Sharks  at the AJ Bell Stadium  in Salford. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Champions Cup round-upPOOL 5 - Ospreys 19 Racing Metro 19Centre Josh Matavesi scored a try five minutes from time to keep alive Ospreys’ European Cham(...)

England have dropped Owen Farrell for Saturday’s QBE International against Australia at Twickenham with Billy Twelvetrees selected in his place at inside centre. Photograph: David Davies/Pa

Owen Farrell has been an ever-present for England since the summer tour to South Africa two years ago with Lancaster’s steadfast belief in him as a “(...)

England’s George Ford kicks a penalty during their international rugby test match against Samoa at Twickenham. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Outhalf George Ford is expected to keep his place for England against Australia this weekend after impressing on his first England start in the vic(...)

Mike Brown scored England’s second try as they limped to a 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham

George Ford brought England’s autumn to life with an impressive full debut as Samoa were swept aside 28-9 at Twickenham to end the 2015 World Cup host(...)

Israel Folau training with Wallabies in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

These are exciting times. Back-to-back wins against two of the Southern Hemisphere big three happen about as regularly as Roy Keane avoids a press (...)

Former Ireland international Peter Stringer celebrates after a Bath win in the Premiership with team-mate  George Ford, who lines out at 10 for England on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images.

Finally, after a season of trying and even longer thinking about it, Stuart Lancaster has announced a side with George Ford and Owen Farrell starting(...)

George Ford will take the number 10 jersey for England against Samoa on Saturday with Owen Farrell moving to inside centre

Flyhalf George Ford will make his first England start against Samoa on Saturday but Owen Farrell remains in the side at inside centre with Stuart Lanc(...)

England’s head coach Stuart Lancaster has work to do after defeat to South Africa. Photograph: Philip Brown / Reuters

England captain Chris Robshaw bemoaned the fact his side had to play catch up as they slumped to a fifth defeat on the bounce, losing 31-28 to South A(...)

Munster prop David Kilcoyne after scoring his side’s try in the European Rugby Champions Cup game against Saracens at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 14 Saracens 3New tournament, same old Munster and now same old Thomond Park as well. After a few hiccups hereabouts in the league towards the (...)

 Jamie George in action for the England Saxons against Ireland Wolfhounds at  Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England. Photo:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Saracens hooker Jamie George wouldn’t have to dwell too long on an ideal birthday present. He turned 24 on Wednesday and tonight at Thomond Park he p(...)