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O'Brien: Ireland would have known how to combat Italy's no-ruck tactics

Sean O'Brien insists Ireland would have known exactly what to do if faced with Italy's no-ruck tactics that bamboozled England on Sunday.

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World Rugby considering review of breakdown laws following England-Italy clash

World Rugby is considering whether to review the laws governing the breakdown in light of the tactics used by Italy against England at Twickenham on Sunday, Press Association Sport understands.

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Wagner and Monk handed touchline bans

David Wagner and Garry Monk have been handed touchline bans by the Football Association for their roles in the touchline melee that marred Huddersfield's win over Leeds earlier this month.

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Alex Hales to continue rehabilitation from hand injury on tour with England

Record-breaking opener Alex Hales is to join England on their tour of the West Indies after a scan confirmed he has sufficiently recovered from a broken hand.

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Italy tactic that foxed England almost never happened due to recent law tweak

Italy's tactic of refusing to ruck that so unsettled England at Twickenham on Sunday almost bit the dust 24 hours before the RBS 6 Nations encounter.

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Plunkett impresses after Ball injury as England require 234 to win warm-up match

England had to withstand a big-hitting counter-attack from Jahmar Hamilton and Rakheem Cornwall before bowling the WICB President's XI out for 233 at Warner Park.

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes set blistering pace during testing in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton started the new Formula One season where he left off as Mercedes set a blistering pace on the opening day of testing in Barcelona on Monday.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals how pester power led him to Manchester United

EFL Cup final hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would never have signed for Manchester United if his children and Jose Mourinho had not persuaded him to.

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Alonso frustrated after familiar reliability issues for McLaren in F1 testing

A frustrated Fernando Alonso was left ruing another disappointing start to the first day of his Formula One pre-season as history repeated itself in Barcelona on Monday.

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Roger Federer eases into second round in Dubai

Seven-time Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship winner Roger Federer eased into the second round with a comfortable victory over Benoit Paire.

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England v Italy Q&A: What the ruck is going on?

England secured a 17th successive Test victory by dispatching Italy 36-15 in the RBS 6 Nations on Sunday, but the match was overshadowed by the innovative breakdown tactics employed by the visitors that provoked a furious response from Eddie Jones.

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Botham thrilled for Stokes after IPL payday

Sir Ian Botham does not begrudge Ben Stokes a penny of the record £1.7million he will earn from playing in the Indian Premier League.

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Mo Farah insists he's a clean athlete in wake of fresh allegations about Salazar

Sir Mo Farah insists he has " done nothing wrong" in the wake of fresh allegations about his coach Alberto Salazar.

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European championship medallist Roberto Pavoni retires

Great Britain's Roberto Pavoni has called time on his career as a swimmer and is set for a move into coaching.

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UAE the likely destination for Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao fight

A venue in the United Arab Emirates for Amir Khan's April 23 fight with Manny Pacquiao is expected to be confirmed by the end of the week.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic thrilled with 'special trophy' after United land EFL Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic heralded his move to Manchester United as a "special" moment for the club after his brace saw the Red Devils lift the EFL Cup at the expense of Southampton.

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I'm a clean athlete, says Sir Mo Farah

Sir Mo Farah insists he is "a clean athlete who has never broken the rules" after fresh allegations were published about his coach Alberto Salazar.

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Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20

The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as "loved and valued by many".

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Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header secured Manchester United the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era, breaking Southampton hearts at the end of a thrilling EFL Cup final.

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Home favourite Fichardt lands fifth European Tour crown at Joburg Open

South Africa's Darren Fichardt held his nerve to win a fifth European Tour title and continue home dominance of the Joburg Open, which had been reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather.

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