Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

Dylan Hartley is a doubt for England’s clash with France. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Dylan Hartley has emerged as a doubt for England’s Six Nations clash with France on Saturday, while Jack Nowell and Sam Underhill have been ruled out (...)

England’s Chris Robshaw says winning a big Test in hostile territory is as satisfying as almost anything in the game. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

England’s players insist they will not be affected by any “dirty tricks” which may be awaiting them before their Calcutta Cup game at Murrayfield. Dow(...)

Two minds and a few dozen bodies will collide at Twickenham on Saturday when Warren Gatland aims to inflict a first home defeat on Eddie Jones. A fixt(...)

Coach of the Year Eddie Jones from at the World Rugby awards in Monaco. Photograph: Getty Images

The choice of Eddie Jones as World Rugby Coach of the Year was hardly the most startling news ever to emerge from Monte Carlo. Like a race leader at t(...)

RTÉ, TV3, TG4 and eir Sport (who have the capacity to broadcast on a free-to-air basis) could all be in the frame to host the return of free-to-air games after a 12 year hiatus.

The Irish terrestrial television broadcaster who will win the rights to one free-to-air game in each round of the European Champions Cup from next sea(...)

Iain Henderson missed out on a Lions Test place but enjoyed an impressive tour. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“There feels like a different buzz about the place,” says Iain Henderson. It could be in his head. A Lions tour, a marriage, a honeymoon, injury fre(...)

Jack McGrath featured in all three Lions Tests against the All Blacks. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

There is uniformity to how most players appraise a Lions tour, alighting on new friendships and strong bonds, and the latest iteration seems to have p(...)

 Vinny Hammond records a Lions training session in Queenstown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Lions are a machine, and they’ve needed to be. To transport 41 players, plus add-ons, and up to around 40 support staff and some 20 tonnes of lugg(...)

British and Irish Lions’ Leigh Halfpenny and Greig Laidlaw during the kickers session at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The British & Irish Lions’ final midweek game of their 2017 tour is shaping up to be a collector’s item. As things stand there are set to be only (...)

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