England captain Dylan Hartley in action against Scotland in Murrayfield. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It’s hardly a high bar but perhaps the most notable part of the weekend was how Dylan Hartley managed to simultaneously captain England and not bite a(...)

Danny Care has been selected ahead of Ben Youngs for England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland. Photograph: Getty

England have selected Danny Care at scrum-half and Joe Marler at loosehead prop for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland. Care has been pr(...)

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(...)

Chris Ashton had been named in England’s Elite Player Squad for the RBS Six Nations. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Saracens winger Chris Ashton has been suspended for 10 weeks for making contact with the eye of Ulster’s Luke Marshall - putting his hopes of a Six N(...)

Andy Farrell chases a dog away after it tried to take a ball during his first  training session with Munster. The Ireland defence coach has joined the province in a consultancy capacity. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster have confirmed that Ireland’s new defence coach Andy Farrell will join the province in a consultancy capacity with immediate effect. Farrell (...)

 Andy Farrell will become the new Ireland backs coach in time for the three-Test series in South Africa in July. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The new year is only a few days old but for one high-profile rugby family nothing will ever be quite the same. While Andy Farrell does not commence wo(...)

Outhalf Owen Farrell of England is congratulated by his father, then England assistant coach Andy Farrell, after  the Six Nations match between Ireland and England at Aviva Stadium in  2013. Photograph: by David Rogers/Getty Images.

The former rugby league great Andy Farrell will come into Joe Schmidt’s Irish set up with the ashes of England’s World Cup bid still smouldering in th(...)

Jonny May of Gloucester receives treatment during the Aviva Premiership “Big Game 8” match against Harlequins at Twickenham Stadium on December 27th. Photograph: Getty Images

England wing Jonny May requires surgery on a knee injury sustained playing for Gloucester last week and his participation in the Six Nations champions(...)

Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley has emerged as favourite to captain  England under Eddie Jones. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Dylan Hartley has emerged as favourite to lead England under Eddie Jones in a change that would mark the end of Chris Robshaw’s captaincy. Hartley ha(...)

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(...)