Billy Vunipola

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It is understood Ben Te’o and Billy Vunipola apologised to their England teammates for returning late to the hotel. Photograph: Getty Images

Ben Te’o and Billy Vunipola have found themselves in hot water after arriving late back at the England team hotel following an alcohol-fuelled night o(...)

Owen Farrell of England takes on Yacouba Camara and Mathieu Bastareaud of France during their Guinness Six Nations match  at Twickenham  on February 10th. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales v England, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, 4.45pm - Virgin Media and BBC The toll booths were removed from the Severn Bridge two months ago, but(...)

Jack Nowell will start for England in Cardiff.  Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jack Nowell has been restored to the right wing for England’s Six Nations title clash with Wales in place of the injured Chris Ashton. Nowell excelle(...)

Billy Vunipola: “This game runs a little bit deeper, and everyone knows that, and we have to be prepared to fight that.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

People say love comes in different shapes and sizes, and in Wales on Saturday it will in a powerful frame of 6ft 3in and 20st 7lb. Billy Vunipola sa(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Porter, Robbie Henshaw and Quinn Roux  after the defeat to England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Has last Saturday’s performance addressed those whose capabilities and limitations we have yet to become acquainted with? Pendulums swing on little t(...)

Scotland’s Josh Strauss catches Italy outhalf  Ian McKinley during the Six Nations game at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Josh Strauss has pressed the case for Scotland to take on Ireland in the physicality stakes this Saturday after presenting the compelling evidence for(...)

When Ireland used Plan B, via Conor Murray’s boot, the officials deemed the line of England blockers to be legal. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

We now know that Plan C is going to be needed. At an event last week the signature performance of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland, so far, was discussed. Beati(...)

Ireland’s Johnthan Sexton during the defeat to England at the Aviva. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Slow to change Quite rightly, Joe Schmidt retained faith in the Ireland side which beat the All Blacks for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Engl(...)

England’s Elliot Daly scores a try after a mistake by Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale during the Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA

The words pierced through Irish hearts. The song that carries England wherever they roam, booming down from the Aviva’s upper tier, into a happy and g(...)

Tadhg Furlong’s progress is halted by the combined tackles from  England’s Mark Wilson and Maro Itoje during the Six Nations clash at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 20 England 32 This was like a step back in time, akin to the 2003 Grand Slam dunking, or much of the 90s, when juggernaut English teams came (...)

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