George North, seen here lifting Israel Folau while playing for the Lions against Australia in 2013, has been moved to centre by Wales coach Warren Gatland. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images.

There is honour among coaches. Warren Gatland knows a thing or two with regard to criticism. During the week he took time to offer empathetic support (...)

Sam Burgess is tackled by Henry Slade and Jamie George during the England training session at Pennyhill Park. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sam Burgess wants to stay in rugby union and extend his contract at Bath with an eye on playing in the back row at the next World Cup rather than as a(...)

Anthony Cunningham: battling to hold on to his Galway hurling manager’s job. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sports management couldn’t have had a more searching weekend in this part of the world had it set out to conduct seminars. The GAA world contribute(...)

 Owen Farrell leaves the pitch after getting a yellow card against  Australia. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

“Getting better.” “Learning process.” “Hard lessons learned.” None of it seemed to wash for Andy Farrell at the England base in Bagshot. The former p(...)

England head coach Stuart Lancaster (centre), backs coach Andy Farrell (left) and forwards coach Graham Rowntree. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

England are being investigated for an alleged breach of protocol in communications with matchday officials during Saturday’s 33-13 defeat to Australia(...)

Australian captain  and hooker Stephen Moore and the rest of the Australian frontrowers did their talking on the pitch against England at Twickenham. Photograph:     David Rogers/Getty Images

We have all got to accept England are simply not good enough. There is no doubt they gave their best against Australia and turned up to play but acros(...)

Japan’s head coach Eddie Jones would be interested in the England job. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie Jones is open to an approach from the Rugby Football Union about coaching England but thinks incumbent Stuart Lancaster deserves a fair review f(...)

England are down to eighth place in the new Rugby world rankings. Photograph: Henry Browne/Reuters

England’s early exit from the Rugby World Cup has dropped the tournament hosts down to eighth in the world rankings, equalling their lowest-ever posit(...)

The collective moment of madness that cost England dear as Owen Farrell (left) and Sam Burgess fell Australia’s Matt Giteau and Michael Hooper, leading to Farrell’s yellow card. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

England 13 Australia 33 England coach Stuart Lancaster spoke about ‘small margins that at this level have big consequences’. He was referri(...)

 Michael Cheika addresses his charges before Australia’s game against England at Twickenham. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

As England coach Stuart Lancaster and his captain Chris Robshaw fronted up the media at the post match press conference, down the corridor the English(...)