Geordan Murphy has been named Leicester Tigers director of rugby. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leicester have announced Steve Borthwick will take up his position as head coach on July 1st with Geordan Murphy moving up to the role of director of (...)

 Ireland’s Tommy Bowe celebrates as he scores the late match-winning try against England at Twickenham in 2010. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham will never change for me. Strolling up to RFU headquarters on Sunday I know the same uncomfortable feeling will creep to the surface. You (...)

England coach Steve Borthwick will join Leicester Tigers as head coach ‘at the end of his international commitments’. Photograph: PA

Leicester have announced Steve Borthwick is to become their head coach at the end of the season with Geordan Murphy moving to the role of director of (...)

England captain Owen Farrell and All Blacks captain Kieran Read shake hands after the match. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

The whistle had barely sounded on the England’s 19-7 win over the All Blacks, more a 19-7 thrashing than a victory, than the debate will have begun to(...)

Japan players celebrate their surprise victory in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan in Brighton. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty

South Africa’s head coach Heyneke Meyer said that the result was “unacceptable; I have to apologise to the nation.” Harry Potter author JK Rowling twe(...)

Derby County manager  Frank Lampard,  celebrates victory over Leeds United in the second leg of the Championship playoff semi-final  at Elland. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

If you, like many people right now, are yearning for common courtesy, a sense of civility in these stricken times, then a word to the wise: don’t star(...)

Georgia and England players shake hands after a training session held at St Edwards’s School in Oxford, England. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

England forwards coach Steve Borthwick has played down the clashes that took place between England’s and Georgia’s players during training on Wednesd(...)

 England secondrow Maro Itoje has been ruled out of the Six Nations game against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

England have confirmed that Maro Itoje will miss Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Wales because of knee ligament damage. Itoje sustained the injury (...)

Ellis Genge is an injury worry for England ahead of next week’s clash with Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

England are assessing the fitness of Ellis Genge as they ramp up preparations for their Six Nations title clash with Wales on Saturday week. Genge pu(...)

England’s Maro Itoje after the game against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

England hope that Maro Itoje will return in time to reinforce the final stage of their Six Nations title pursuit after being struck down by a knee inj(...)

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