Leinster’s Rory O’Loughlin on the attack with Johnny Sexton in support against Bath at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster 42 Bath 15 The numbers are starting to stack up nicely for Leinster. When they welcome Toulouse in the penultimate round of the Champio(...)

Tricky ball carriers such as Simon Zebo look set to gain an advantage from World Rugby’s implementation of new laws regarding high tackles. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

In theory it is just another winter Tuesday. No big games are happening on January 3rd 2017, no one will instantly sense the change. Could it be, neve(...)

England winger Semesa Rokoduguni  runs in  to score their third try against Fiji at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

England 58 Fiji 15 England swept aside Fiji 58-15 to extend their triumphant run to 12 Tests, but the defensive frailties evident at Twickenham will (...)

Elliot Daly: 24-year-old  is  earmarked to partner Owen Farrell in England’s midfield. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Elliot Daly of Wasps is set to make an unexpected first start for England on Saturday against South Africa at Twickenham in place of the regular outsi(...)

England’s Tom Wood will face South Africa. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

England are poised to restore Northampton’s Tom Wood to their backrow against South Africa but have dropped Alex Goode and Semesa Rokoduguni from the (...)

20-year-old Anthony Watson will make his England debut against South Africa on Saturday after replacing injured Bath teammate Semesa Rokoduguni in Stuart Lancaster’s starting XV

Winger Anthony Watson will make his first start for England against South Africa on Saturday after edging Marland Yarde in the fight to replace the(...)