Sport England coach Stuart Lancaster holds court at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, Surrey

'I met every player last week one-to-one and, as there were 35 of them, it was a long day'

Owen Farrell

Stuart Lancaster talks up Saracens and Owen Farrell

Fly-half scored 11 kicks from 11 attempts in the Heineken Cup

Calum Clark

Northampton forward Calum Clark recalled to England squad for Six Nations

Stuart Lancaster names squad for upcoming tournament

Freddie Burns is an exciting No 10

Six Nations call-ups for Burns and Youngs while Flood cleared to play

Evolution not further revolution in Lancaster's England as citing for outside-half not upheld

The Sports Matrix: Monday 7 January 2013

Handball storm as sneaky Suarez ruins Stags' night

Mathew Tait takes advantage of Leicester's late pressure

Worcester 14 Leicester 19

Schalk Brits of Saracens is tackled by Samu Manoa

Northampton not out of the title race insists Jim Mallinder

Saints beaten 17-16 by Saracens yesterday

Exiles emulate Quins in big-game inspiration

While champions revel in an HQ full house, London Welsh face a 'derby' of their own

Former England No 10 Danny Cipriani racked up 18 points

Jones bemoans Exiles’ missed opportunities

Worcester 13 London Welsh 6

Tom Wood returns to domestic action with Northampton tonight

Saints put faith in Wood momentum

Flanker rewarded for display against the All Blacks with starting place against Ulster

Jim Mallinder says the timing is not right for him to take charge of England

Northampton wary of 'motivated' Sale says Jim Mallinder

Northampton are boosted by the return of Ben Foden and Dylan Hartley from injury tonight but Jim Mallinder expects a tough test from a Sale side buoyed by John Mitchell's arrival.

Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell to go head-to-head with Dan Carter when England take on New Zealand

Farrell handed the number 10 jersey in Toby Flood's absence

Robshaw's wrong call leaves England with a lot more questions to answer

Suddenly, the public perception of Chris Robshaw – and, indeed, of the coach who made an England captain of him, Stuart Lancaster – is that they learnt all they know about leadership while studying at the King Lear Academy. Never mind that the national team, still in the early stages of its development, lost by a miserable point (16-15) against the second best side in world rugby. Robshaw and Lancaster are deep in clanger territory. If Lancaster and Robshaw find themselves on the wrong end of an All Black shellacking this coming weekend, they will have an awful lot of fire-fighting ahead.

Chris Ashton back to haunt Australia after England recall

Chris Ashton is back to haunt Australia after being recalled to the England side for Saturday's Cook Cup showdown at Twickenham.

Chris Ashton replaces Ugo Monye for England

Saracens wing Chris Ashton has replaced Ugo Monye in England's 23-man squad for Saturday's Cook Cup international against Australia at Twickenham.

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