Dylan Hartley (top L) of Northampton looks on after being shown a red card by referee Jerome Garces during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster at Franklin’s Gardens. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Dylan Hartley’s six-week ban for striking Sean O’Brien is the latest misdemeanour to have tarnished his appalling disciplinary record. The England cap(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys: “You have to fight that bit harder for recognition and respect, not in a bad way, but you know you are on your own.” Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

The last decade has shown that club loyalty in rugby is only as strong as the contract. The business of sport has ensured that. Leaving, as Johnny Se(...)

A very overweight and ill woman clad only in a nightdress was left out in torrential rain for two hours while ambulance crew waited for the back-up th(...)