The signs do not augur well for Steve Smith and in terms of Cricket Australia’s  ultimate response to the crisis.

Steve Smith looks set to be permanently stripped of the Australian captaincy and could face a ban of up to a year from representing the country follow(...)

England captain Dylan Hartley and backrow James Haskell talk to referee Romain Poite during the Six Nations game against Italy at Twickenham. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

A little precursor to the much discussed tactics employed by Italy at the breakdown happened in the 50th minute of Ireland’s game against France the d(...)

England’s Dylan Hartley speaks to referee Romain Poite about Italy’s tactics of not committing men to rucks during their Six Nations clash. Photo:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

George Ford has called on World Rugby to change its laws before England face Scotland after their 36-15 bonus-point victory against Italy, which was d(...)

England coach Eddie Jones during the Six Nations game against Italy at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

England head coach Eddie Jones was seething with sarcasm after his side’s 17th successive Test win, the 36-15 Six Nations defeat of Italy. The Grand (...)