Rory Best speaking in the huddle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been feisty, it’s been mouthy, there’s been plenty of gamesmanship, much of it good-humoured before bordering on unsavoury, and it hasn’t even ki(...)

 Maro Itoje  is in line to make his England debut against Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Maro Itoje is in line for his first England start after Joe Launchbury was ruled out of the Six Nations game against Ireland with a hamstring injury. (...)

Simon Easterby: “It’s something that he feels is a strategy to try and get us to change, to do something different or react to it, but we can’t fall into that trap.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Eddie Jones has been having some fun portraying Ireland as one-dimensional purveyors of a kicking game. Following on from his quip about bringing in a(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will be glad to have got first win under belt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Not quite two days that shook the world of rugby then. Argentina yesterday briefly threatened to usurp Japan’s astonishing win over South Africa wh(...)