Stuart Lancaster’s quest to make light of England’s injury crisis received support from an unlikely source at yesterday’s RBS 6 Nations launch.
CHRIS FOY: Steffon Armitage’s hopes of an England World Cup call-up appear to be in the balance as the flanker was being questioned at a police station in Toulon over an alleged assault.
Harlequins prop Will Collier will miss the rest of the season with the knee injury sustained in Saturday’s victory over Castres.
Former Australia coach Robbie Deans will take charge of the Barbarians for their two upcoming matches against Ireland and an England XV in May.
Wales flanker Dan Lydiate has revealed Warren Gatland’s men will seek to exploit any ‘chinks in the armour’ of England in their Six Nations opener next week.
Two years as a frustrated spectator could soon end for Tom Croft after the injury-plagued Leicester flanker was last night drafted into the England squad for the first time since 2013.
Peter Scudamore believes it is no forgone conclusion that Ruby Walsh will abandon Hurricane Fly to ride stablemate and favourite Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle on March 10.
Sportsmail’s racing expert Sam Turner picks all the best bets for this Tuesday’s races.
Madison Keys advanced to her first grand slam quarter-final and underlined her pure hitting potential with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over compatriot and namesake Madison Brengle on Monday.
STUART FRASER: Stan Wawrinka came through his first real test of the Australian Open on Monday as the defending champion beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in four sets to reach the quarter-finals.