Sport Mike Brown of England celebrates after scoring the first try during the Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico

Another second place for England but this was a step forward from last year. Stuart Lancaster’s side have made strides over this Six Nations, even if he will be looking back at that French game and thinking what might have been.

Mako (left) and Billy Vunipola at Pennyhill Park yesterday

Six Nations: Italy braced for a double helping of Vunipolas when they play England at Twickenham

Mako and Billy are both poised to feature for England – and they are hungry for some action

Tom Croft passes the ball at Pennyhill Park yesterday

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Dan Cole would be my choice for captain, while Justin Tipuric (below) would edge out Chris Robshaw

Six Nations: Dan Cole warns Italy to expect big performance from England scrum

England host Italy at Twickenham this weekend

Sam Warburton returns

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Becky James and George North thrive on each others’ success

Wales wing George North driven on by his cycling queen Becky James

Wales wing inspired by the record-breaking exploits of his girlfriend at world championships

Manu Tuilagi was on top form for England today

Six Nations: Weight of Manu Tuilagi squashes French cockerel

England 23 France 13: England centre tips balance against improved France to keep Lancaster’s side on course for Grand Slam

Philippe Saint-André has taken over as France manager

Six Nations: France make eight changes for England match

France play at Twickenham this weekend

Joe Launchbury has quickly established himself for Wasps and England

Six Nations: England lock Joe Launchbury relieved to be able to focus on France clash after

Launchbury spent time last week fearing for the safety of Sam Woodhead, the British teenager who went missing in the Australian outback

Brad Barritt

Six Nations: Brad Barritt happy to operate under the radar for England

England take on France at Twickenham this weekend

Ireland's Jonathan Sexton picks up an injury against England

Six Nations: Paddy Jackson selected ahead of Ronan O'Gara

Ireland play Scotland at Murrayfield this weekend

Sergio Parisse and his side

Six Nations: Wales prepared for Italy whatever the outcome of Sergio Parisse hearing

The Azzurri captain could be suspended for the remainder of the Six Nations

Wales captain Sam Warburton

Six Nations: Sam Warburton's place on the bench for Wales confirmed

Wales take on Italy in Rome this weekend

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