Sam Burgess: returning to South Sydney Rabbitohs on lucrative contract. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Was Sam Burgess chased out of rugby union? And will there ever be a lonelier World Cup career in English rugby union lore? Maybe the blurry memory (...)

Sam Burgess could earn €1 million a year and become the highest earner in the NRL on his return to the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Sam Burgess has left Bath after just a year in rugby union to rejoin the Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs. The 26-year-old, who ina(...)

Leeds United players huddle ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match against Blackburn Rovers. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has been told that now is the time to make good of his previous interest in owning a stake in Leeds. Crowe — best k(...)

Tom Burgess (L) with brothers Luke and George. Photograph: Getty

The phone rang late on Sunday night and the voice was unmistakable. “Hello mate, how are you?” Thomas Burgess asked, as if he was calling to find out (...)

Sam Burgess was a somewhat surprise inclusion in England’s Rugby World Cup squad. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sam Burgess’ early exit from rugby union moved a significant step closer with the arrival in England of a high-ranking official from Australia’s Natio(...)

Sam Burgess is among the replacements for England’s World Cup opener. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

All Black Sonny Bill Williams says England are using his fellow code-crosser Sam Burgess in the wrong role and that the English powerhouse would be be(...)

John Nash: he thought mathematicians were comparatively sane, at least compared with logicians.

The American mathematician John Nash, who has died aged 86 in a car crash along with his wife, made his public mark as the subject of the 2001 film A (...)

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia at the 74th annual Academy Awards in  2002. Photograph: Reuters.

John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician and Nobel laureate who inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died aged 86. Mr Nash and his wife(...)

Singer Miley Cyrus tweeted in response to the same-sex marriage referendum result: ‘Fuck yeah Ireland!’ Photograph: George Pimentel/Getty Images 0:37

Celebrities around the world were quick to voice their support for people of Ireland voting to legalise same-sex marriage. The State has become the fi(...)

Jennifer Johnston’s How Many Miles to Babylon? – Nomad Theatre stage version including  Fergal McElherron and Sam Peter Corry – represented important attempts to re-examine the first World War and its legacy. Photograph: Colm Henry

War is ambivalent; for the powers that decide to wage it, it is as ancient as man, even older than Homer and is caused by expansionist greed and do(...)