Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill fears that unless officials get a grasp on foul play, players will start to dive to draw penalties and cards. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire.

Rugby faces a potential rise in cynical dives and play-acting unless the directives given to referees and television match officials are re-examined, (...)

England’s Ben Morgan. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

England have named Ben Morgan at number eight for Sunday’s pivotal RBS 6 Nations showdown with Wales at Twickenham. Morgan has been pro(...)

Hugh Tinney chose the works on this disc through attachment and association: the two Bach preludes he played in grade exams; Chopin’s Barcarolle broug(...)

 Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: families need to be given “breathing room”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Special measures to help parents with young children could be in prospect by next year as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore pushes in pre-budget talks to give “b(...)

England’s Tom Wood will captain Stuart Lancaster’s side against the Barbarians and on their tour of Uruguay and Argentina.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Northampton’s Tom Wood will captain a youthful England squad featuring 11 uncapped players for the fixture against the Barbarians and the summe(...)