Billy Vunipola

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Eddie Jones: “To beat Ireland, we need to compete brutally in all the contest areas of the game.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Owen Farrell will captain England in their opening Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February, 2nd, following confir(...)

 English rugby’s head of medicine admits the game may face “significant changes” in order to address an alarming rise in injury severity. Photograph: PA

Billy Vunipola has warned that rugby union is more brutal than ever but admits he does not know how the sport can fix the problem. The Saracens and E(...)

Andrew Conway: could face a scrap for a place in the Ireland squad with the likes of Chris Farrell and  Will Addison. Photograph: Tommy dickson/Inpho

Joe Schmidt swept away the debris. The succession plan revealed, Andy Farrell takes over with Schmidt departing in November 2019. Now, as a reward, th(...)

 England’s Courtney Lawes  charges the ball down from TJ Perenara of New Zealand   at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday in London, United Kingdom. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

England 15 New Zealand 16 The rain came 30 minutes before kick-off but the storm broke only when the match started, the first collision the opening c(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt celebrates winning the Six Nations with CJ Stander and Jonathan Sexton. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The system cannot be wrapped up and dependent on one person. That was the clear message delivered by IRFU chief executive Philip Browne when announcin(...)

Sean O’Brien carries during the third Test of the 2017 Lions tour to new Zealand. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The future of the British & Irish Lions is under threat after they emerged as the biggest losers from the remodelled English domestic season, whic(...)

Saracens’ Maro Itoje his side’s first  try during the Heineken  Champions Cup game against Lyon at Allianz Park. Photograph:  Steven Paston/PA Wire

Saracens 29 Lyon 10 Saracens made it two wins from two in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup, producing a clinical display to seal a 29-10 bonus-po(...)

Nathan Hughes looks on during the Wasps training session in Coventry, England. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nathan Hughes has been suspended for six weeks and is unavailable for three of England’s four autumn internationals next month after his “what a joke”(...)

  Billy Vunipola and Mako Vunipola of Saracens look on from the stands after sustaining injuries during the Champions Cup match between Glasgow Warriors and Saracens. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Billy Vunipola will miss England’s autumn Test campaign after breaking his left arm. The Saracens number eight suffered his latest injury in Sunday’s (...)

Nathan Hughes’s involvement in England’s November Tests is in doubt. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Nathan Hughes’ mysteriously aborted disciplinary hearing took a fresh twist when it emerged that the England number eight tweeted “What a joke” upon l(...)

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