Rob Howley

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British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland at Wednesday’s squad and captain announcement in London. Photograph: Inpho

The coach The single most important decision the British & Irish Lions had to make was settled back in September, when they chose Warren Gatland (...)

England’s Joe Launchbury is expected to be overlooked by Warren Gatland for selection in his Lions squad. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Warren Gatland is expected to overlook a number of England’s Six Nations champions when he names his British & Irish Lions squad on Wednesday, wit(...)

Rabah Slimani during the Six Nations match between France and Wales at Stade France. Photograph: Dave Winter/Icon Sport/Getty Images

France’s controversial replacement of Uini Atonio by Rabah Slimani in the closing stages of their 20-18 Six Nations win over Wales has been referred t(...)

France’s Yoann Maestri celebrates after his team’s dramatic win over Wales. Photograph: Inpho

Six Nations bosses have started a misconduct complaint against France vice-captain Yoann Maestri following the chaotic conclusion of last weekend’s cl(...)

Wayne Barnes awards Damien Chouly’s winning try against Wales. Photograph: MIchael Steele/Getty

We could have another bloodgate on our hands. Whether you believe Dean Richards’s misdemeanour was the vilest crime perpetrated against a trusting wor(...)

France outhalf Francois Trinh-Duc  celebrates his team’s Six Nations victory over Wales at Stade de France. Photograph:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

France 20 Wales 18 France beat Wales thanks to a converted try by Damien Chouly 20 minutes after full time had elapsed following an extraordinary and(...)

 Joe Schmidt says Johnny Sexton’s yellow card was crucial in the defeat at the Principality Stadium. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The obvious rarely appeals to Joe Schmidt. When asked, bluntly, if Ireland are too predictable in attack the instant response was to flip it over and (...)

The players react as the final whistle blows during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ugh. Today’s Calcutta Cup meeting between England and Scotland will make for tougher viewing now. For, regardless of the outcome at Twickenham, Irelan(...)

Robbie Henshaw is penalised by Wayne Barnes for entering the maul at the side - a big turning point in Ireland’s Six Nations defeat to Wales. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

The game’s decisive moment, when it came, was dominated by Wayne Barnes. The Englishman’s decision to penalise Robbie Henshaw, as Ireland inched tow(...)

Justin Tipuric helped Wales dominate the backrow battle against Ireland in Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Leigh Halfpenny: He’s not the player that he was but he did manage to make a couple of crucial interventions in defence. He missed an early conversion(...)

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