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(...)

England captain Dylan Hartley has led Eddie Jones’ team to back-to-back Six Nations titles. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Warren Gatland names his British and Irish Lions squad in the tranquil setting of Syon Park next Wednesday, a venue that is within earshot of the stad(...)

England’s Joe Marler is back in full training less than a month after fracturing his leg and is set to start England’s opening Six Nations clash with France. Photograph: Kieran Galvin/Getty

Joe Marler is poised to complete a remarkable comeback from his fractured leg when England launch their Grand Slam defence against France on Saturday.(...)

George North of Northampton Saints receives treatment after scoring a try and colliding with Nathan Hughes of Wasps during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Wasps at Franklin’s Gardens on March 27th, 2015. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Warren Gatland has said that if George North ever plays rugby again it must only be after a neurological specialist deems him 100 per cent fit to ret(...)

The Lions coaching staff, left to right, Steve Borthwick, Rob Howley, Warren Gatland and Andy Farrell. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Warren Gatland has announced a widely-expected British and Irish Lions coaching team for next summer’s New Zealand tour of Andy Farrell, Steve Borthwi(...)

Steve Borthwick: under his watch   English forwards have won 37 lineouts in a row in their last three Tests. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Steve Borthwick spoke about how much he owed to Eddie Jones, who hired him once to be his forwards coach when he was working with Japan, and then agai(...)

Warren Gatland with Neil Jenkins during the successful Lions tour of 2013. Photograph: Getty

The selection of a British and Irish Lions coach seldom involves a trip into the less trodden grass of left field. For years it was largely a matter o(...)

They are former club team-mates and kindred spirits, but coaches Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones are putting friendship on hold as they clash in Australia’s intense Test series against England. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia will take the unprecedented step of attending England’s meeting with referee Craig Joubert as tensions mount ahead of Saturday’s second Test(...)

Rory Best speaking in the huddle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been feisty, it’s been mouthy, there’s been plenty of gamesmanship, much of it good-humoured before bordering on unsavoury, and it hasn’t even ki(...)

 Maro Itoje  is in line to make his England debut against Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Maro Itoje is in line for his first England start after Joe Launchbury was ruled out of the Six Nations game against Ireland with a hamstring injury. (...)

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