Farewell "Mad Dog", hello "Mr Nice Guy": nobody can accuse the wise men of Twickenham of being prescriptive about the tone of the captaincy of the national team.
There were a couple of significant lessons to be learned on a rather grey afternoon in Saint Denis.
Boxing fans worldwide are constantly debating who is the better fighter and the rightful owner of the Pound for Pound title. Who do you think is better?
Come March and the surge in temperature across the continent, and the French expect to feel their sap rising.
NXT steals the show again and Dean Ambrose builds momentum for his WWE Title match with Seth Rollins at Elimination Chamber this Sunday.
Formula One’s chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone, has told the title challenger Nico Rosberg that he is not good for his business.
Perhaps the remainder of this BMW PGA Championship field took umbrage at the suggestion of a diminished tournament after the premature exit of Rory McIlroy. It certainly appeared that way during the third round, when the blue-chip event of the European Tour season burst firmly into life.