Rugby Union chiefs in England have greeted the sport’s most recent anti-doping statistics as proof the game is clean, with only four positives from 1,001 tests last season.
England U21s face games against Scotland and the Netherlands in the 2019 European Championship Qualifiers.
Joe Schmidt is not expecting to see a repeat of the tactics Glasgow Warriors used to try and shut down Conor Murray when Ireland play Scotland in the Six Nations.
Interim coach Rob Howley is happy to see Wales slip under the radar as they look to topple England in the Six Nations.
Sky Sports has won the exclusive live rights to show competitive England matches in the brand new UEFA Nations League – but what is it and how will it work?
Sky Sports has won the exclusive live rights to show competitive England matches in the UEFA Nations League, as part of a new deal for European national team football including qualifiers for Euro 2020 and the World Cup 2022.
Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a friendly that raised over £300,000 for the families of the Chapecoense players and staff who were killed in a plane crash in November.
Widnes Vikings scrum-half Joe Mellor will miss at least the first six weeks of the Super League season with a knee injury.
Castleford have signed 17-year-old half-back Jake Trueman from Bradford.
Widnes have appointed a four-man leadership group for 2017 following the departure of Kevin Brown to Warrington.