Anthony Allen of Leicester Tigers has been forced to retire due to injury. Photograph: David Jones/Getty Images

Former England centre Anthony Allen has been forced to retire “at the peak of his career” aged just 28 after long-running knee problems. The ex-Glouce(...)

Anthony Allen of Leicester is tackled by Mathieu Bastareaud during Toulon’s 23-8 victory over  Leicester Tigers at Felix Mayol Stadium

POOL 1 Saracens made it back-to-back wins over Sale to move top of Pool One in the European Champions Cup, but missed out on a bonus point as t(...)

Leicester Tigers’ Graham Kitchener (right) goes over to score the opening try despite the efforts of Ulster’s Rory Best (left) during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Welford Road, Leicester. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Leicester 25 Ulster 18Ulster left themselves a mountain to climb at Welford Road and ultimately fell short against Leicester Tigers, who put indiffere(...)

A spokesman for actor Jennifer Lawrence said they would seek to prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of her. Photograph: Monica Almeida/ The New York Times

Apple and the FBI are investigating an online hack that led to the posting of hundreds of explicit photos of some of Hollywood’s most famous female st(...)

A spokesman for actor Jennifer Lawrence said they would seek to prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos  of her. Photograph: Reuters

The apparent online hack that led to the posting of hundreds of explicit photos of some of Hollywood’s most famous female stars could have been as a r(...)

The Dirties

Matt (Matthew Johnson) and Owen (Owen Williams) are BFF fanboy film-makers hoping to make some clazz of sub-Tarantino crime flick featuring the bullie(...)

Clermont’s Wesley Fofana scores his  try against Leicester. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clermont 22 Leicester 16 Leicester were knocked out of the Heineken Cup despite a valiant comeback in their quarter-fina(...)

Australia’s Joe Tomane scores a try against Wales    at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Photograph:  Tim Ireland/PA

Wales 26 Australia 30: Wales’ agony against Australia continued at the Millennium Stadium as they suffered a ninth successive defeat after being left (...)

 Alex Cuthbert will return for Wales against the Wallabies.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Alex Cuthbert has made a surprise return to the Wales team for Saturday’s autumn international against Australia in Cardiff. The Lions wing suffered a(...)

Ospreys’ Eli Walker is one of three uncapped players in the Wales squad for the autumn international matches. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Wales boss Warren Gatland has named three uncapped players in a 35-man squad for next month’s Tests against South Africa, Argentina, Tonga and Austral(...)