Benetton Treviso outhalf  Ian McKinley in action against Leinster in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Leinster at  Stadio Monigo in February. Photograph: Alfio Guarise/Inpho

Italy coach Conor O’Shea has handed Ian McKinley the opportunity to make it on to the Azzurri’s summer tour to the southern hemisphere after naming th(...)

Ben Te’o in action during England training on Wednesday. The centre is in line to make his first start for England against Italy at Twickenham on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters/ Livepic

England will field a new-look centre partnership against Italy on Sunday after dropping Jonathan Joseph for the Six Nations clash at Twickenham. Jose(...)

Jared Payne of Ireland is tackled by Taulupe Faletau of Wales during the  Six Nations match at the  Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

With the Hook man talking about Doomsday back in the studio, Brent Pope, when we visited him in Cardiff after the game, tried his best to reassure us (...)