Farrell admits you can't let anything effect your game as a fly-half and admits he learnt to keep a cool head very early in his career
The full-back has scored over 350 points for Wales
Wembley Arena, London
I’ve been working on my leg power, my pace; I feel more confident
Warren Gatland already knows a thing or two about laying hands on the union code's glittering prizes, but if he makes Six Nations history over the next few weeks by coaching Wales to a third successive title, his reputation as a rugby alchemist will be secure. The 32-man squad he announced looked extremely powerful, but with several key players in contractual limbo, others plying their trade abroad and still more lamenting the viciousness of the political turf war west of the Severn, the New Zealander may have a difficult job bringing people together in common cause.
Davies is not expected to return until March at the earliest while Warburton has been sidelined in recent weeks
Don’t be fooled by hypocritical preconceptions
Lancaster has warned administrators that the Elite Player Squad members need to be looked after better following a gruelling Lions tour and first half of the domestic season
French league leaders’ home record now stands at 70 straight wins
England will be without a number of key players such as Manu Tuilagi, Alex Corbisiero and Tom Croft forcing Lancaster to name a second squad for next month's tournament
George Ford will be the talk of the town if, as widely assumed, he replaces the France-bound Toby Flood in a revamped England squad this afternoon, but the 20-year-old Bath outside-half's promotion has not been at the top of the red-rose hierarchy's agenda in recent days. Stuart Lancaster and his lieutenants are far more concerned with issues up front, where injuries to important players are making life very complicated indeed.
Sarries return to the top of the table with a dominant first-half display
Harlequins lock George Robson insists the club’s domestic and European campaigns hinge on the “Big Game Six” against Exeter at Twickenham today.
Billy Vunipola was in Tiggerish mood against the Leicester Tigers as Saracens stayed on top of the Premiership with a six-try, 49-10 win at Allianz Park. The all-action England No 8, playing on Sarries’ blind-side flank, spilt a coupled of restarts amid the wind and rain, scooped up an errant opposition put-in at the scrum, scored a third-quarter try and stepped mischievously into every position at rucks and mauls: offside and on.
A round-up of Saturday's Aviva Premiership action
Record defeat for Leicester follows confirmation they will lose their England fly-half to France