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 Billy Vunipola, Owen Farrell and Tom Curry celebrate England’s victory over France. Photograph: Getty Images

Nobody expected Matt Proudfoot’s answer to a question about Tom Curry’s potential to include the magic word: McCaw. But it did. The England forwards (...)

 Wales’ Cory Hill  wins the ball from England’s lock Maro Itoje  in the lineout during the Six Nations clash  at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Eddie Jones believes Maro Itoje can be too heavily scrutinised by referees following his role in Saturday’s ill-disciplined defeat by Wales but Englan(...)

South African captain Francois Pienaar lifts the William Webb Ellis trophy after the victory over New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final. Photograph: Inpho

Twenty-five years today a group of men sat in the Ambassador Hotel on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris and acknowledged the game was finally up. Rugby uni(...)

Andrew Porter and Eric O’Sullivan take part in an Ireland v Ulster training session at the IRFU’s high-performance centre at  the Sport Ireland Campus. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU’s return date for provincial squads of May 18th is under “constant review” but medical experts believe collective training, before a vaccine (...)

 Wales’ George North celebrates scoring their third try against France at the Stade de France earlier this month. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It does not get any bigger than this” is a catchphrase of a television programme for aspirational cooks, but it will do at the Principality Stadium o(...)

  Ireland’s players form a guard of honour for New Zealand at the end of the match. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Warning to offshore Kiwis: return home predicting a New Zealand loss at your peril. Definitely don’t do it on national television. The grief! Before(...)

 Leinster coach Leo Cullen:  “There will be guys disappointed that they’re not going to be involved next week and that is the way we want it.” Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

As much as anything this latest instalment in this auld rivalry was a reminder that Leinster simply remain spoilt for choice. The champions could make(...)

Biochemical engineer Frances  Arnold in Pasadena, California, US. Arnold won half of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Photograph: CalTech/EPA

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for harnessing the power of evolution to produce novel proteins used i(...)

Leicester’s Will Spencer was sent off for this high tackle on Wasps’  Tommy Taylor and has been suspended for four weeks. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Leicester interim-head coach Geordan Murphy believes Will Spencer’s red card might emerge as a watershed moment in the sport’s drive to eradicate dang(...)

Pat Lam’s Bristol have spent heavily as they bid to retain their top-flight status following last season’s promotion. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bristol’s first season back in the Premiership is likely to have a significant bearing on whether the top flight is ring-fenced, according to the Engl(...)

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