Italy’s Sergio Parisse scores a try during against France. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The most remarkable thing about Sergio Parisse is not what he can do during a game. What makes him, above all else, the greatest number eight in moder(...)

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(...)

Dylan Hartley has been named as England captain for the Six Nations, replacing Chris Robshaw. Photograph: Afp

Dylan Hartley has been named England’s captain for the upcoming Six Nations. The Northampton hooker has been expected to take over the role from Chr(...)

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(...)

Bristol are considering legal action against the English Rugby Football Union after refusing to release Steve Borthwick from his contract. Photograph: PA

Bristol are considering taking legal action against the Rugby Football Union after refusing to release Steve Borthwick from his contract with the club(...)

 Steve Borthwick has agreed to become England’s forwards coach. Photograph:   Joe Giddens/PA

Steve Borthwick has agreed to join Eddie Jones’s coaching staff with England as forwards coach, but Bristol insist no deal has been reached and the fo(...)

Graham Rowntree (above), Mike Catt and  Andy Farrell have been sacked by the English RFU. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell, Graham Rowntree and Mike Catt are to leave their positions as England assistant coaches. The English Rugby Football Union confirmed the(...)

Eddie Jones: the former Australia and Japan coach is set to fill the role with England.  Photo:  Joe Giddens/PA

England’s underachieving rugby players are about to receive a short, sharp shock in the form of Eddie Jones, who is expected to be announced as their(...)

Saracens, with Charlie Hodgson (centre) at 10, are a very controlled, regimented Premiership side. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Image Saracens, with Charlie Hodgson (centre) at 10, are a very controlled, regimented Premiership side.  Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Image

With so much unrest, globally in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and internationally, with the loss of Declan Kidney it’s hard to foc(...)