Jonny May scores England’s  first try during the autumn international against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph:   Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England 37 Australia 18 England swept aside Australia to claim a sixth successive victory over the Wallabies and complete a successful autumn series (...)

Kurtley Beale looks on during the Australia captain’s run at Twickenham on Friday. Michael Cheika has left Beale and  Adam Ashley-Cooper off the selection list  for Saturday’s final November international against England for disciplinary reasons. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Australia have been plunged into chaos on the eve of Saturday’s encounter with England after it emerged Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper were not (...)

Ireland’s Bundee Aki will lead the Barbarians against England at Twickenham. Head coach Pat Lam has handed the captaincy to the Connacht centre who “e(...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

Ian Madigan: “If it did happen that they decided to release me and an opportunity to come back to Ireland came up, it definitely would be something that would excite me.” Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Ian Madigan was in Ireland this week in his role as an ambassador for Electric Ireland, sponsors of the Ireland under-20 side. Here is the full transc(...)

Ireland outhalves Ian Madigan and Paddy Jackson went head  head to head when Bordeaux-Begles’ hosted Ulster in the Champions Cup pool stages. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Ian Madigan wants to come home. Two weeks ago he walked into the office of Bordeaux-Bégles president Laurent Marti to discuss a potential break from t(...)

Outhalf Ian Madigan has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Bordeaux-Bégles. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Ian Madigan needs Bordeaux-Bégles to sign a back-up outhalf for Simon Hickey before negotiations can begin to join another French or English club. Ma(...)

Australia’s Kane Douglas: had his time at Leinster cut short by Michael Cheika. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The career of Kane Douglas in Leinster never got started before it fizzled out. A combination of injury and homesickness was enough to turn the three (...)

The last team to prevent New Zealand from scoring a try in a Test match was Australia, in August 2014. Photograph:  Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images

How does a team stop the All Blacks from crossing their try line? The short and to be fair obvious answer is with great difficulty. The last team to (...)

 Mark McCall,  Saracens director of rugby, celebrates with Sean Maitland after their victory over RC Toulon  at Stade Felix Mayol in Toulon last weekend. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Saturday Pool4 Castres Olympique v Northampton Saints, Stade Pierre Antoine (3.15, Sky Sports 2) – England captain and hooker Dylan Hartley, fellow E(...)

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