Ellis Genge

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Ireland v Georgia: The scrums were shambolic and referee Mathieu Raynal penalised incessantly, without ever changing player behaviour.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The Aviva Stadium saw a poor, grim performance by Ireland, way, way below their international Tier One status. Very hard to watch. Georgia can be more(...)

Ireland captain James Ryan is tackled during their defeat to England at  Twickenham Stadium. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

England 18 Ireland 7 So much effort, so much huffing and puffing, without ever looking like penetrating England’s white wall, never mind blowing thei(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

Jonny Hill starts for England on Saturday. File photograph: Getty Images

England have given a debut to Exeter lock Jonny Hill as they stage their final push for the 2020 Six Nations title against Italy on Saturday. Hill pa(...)

Leicester Tigers director of rugby, Geordan Murphy. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty

Geordan Murphy was a few days into life as Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby when a pandemic-inspired nightmare visited the club. Manu Tuilagi is a (...)

England rugby player Maro Itoje has spoken in the past about how he has been subjected to racist abuse. Photograph: Inpho

The English Rugby Football Union has no plans to introduce the Rooney Rule to its existing recruitment policy despite calls from senior England player(...)

Gina Akpe-Moses: ‘I don’t want to raise my children in a world where I have to tell them to be careful just walking down the street’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gina Akpe-Moses ends the interview with a sprinter’s flourish; her words bound by idealism and terrifying reality. “I wish I could travel back in tim(...)

Joe Marler could be cited for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones by the testicles during England’s win over Wales. Photograph: Charlotte Wilson/Getty

Joe Marler could be cited and potentially face a ban after the England prop was caught on camera grabbing the genitals of Alun Wyn Jones during Englan(...)

There are plenty of visions of the future around at the moment. One has three initials – CVC – and is entwining itself, triffid-like, around the comme(...)

Leicester’s Dan Tuohy was forced to retire from rugby this week. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The difficulty with speaking the truth is that it often offends but the core of rugby, seemingly, is “rotten”. Former Ulster and Ireland lock Dan Tuoh(...)

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