Eddie Jones: the former Australia and Japan coach is set to fill the role with England.  Photo:  Joe Giddens/PA

England’s underachieving rugby players are about to receive a short, sharp shock in the form of Eddie Jones, who is expected to be announced as their(...)

Eddie Jones has moved from coaching the Japanese national rugby team which defeted South Africa during the recent 2015 Rugby World Cup to the Stormers. Photograph: Getty Images

The odds on Eddie Jones becoming the next England head coach continue to tumble, but the Stormers are adamant their new boss will remain in Cape Town.(...)

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant England job Photograph: Billy Strickland/Inpho

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has dismissed reports claiming he might consider an approach to become Stuart Lancaster’s potential England successor.(...)

 Owen Farrell leaves the pitch after getting a yellow card against  Australia. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

“Getting better.” “Learning process.” “Hard lessons learned.” None of it seemed to wash for Andy Farrell at the England base in Bagshot. The former p(...)

 South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen: “If we don’t win we are out. We have to give our all. I’m ready to do that.” Photo:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images

A history of violence. Recent cuddlings of these gargantuan men is drenched in bloody yet wincingly enjoyable rugby. There have been 50-pointer(...)

Former Springboks coach Jake White: “Ireland have an easier pool than some teams and they can almost measure the way they want to go in the whole World Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

South Africa’s World Cup winning coach Jake White believes Ireland are ideally positioned to lift the Webb Ellis Cup this time round. White, who guid(...)

Darragh Fanning: “I never thought I’d play a Pro 12 game even, let alone play a couple of European Championship games.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster hosted Munster at the beginning of October to kickstart a meaty part of their season, Darragh Fanning had scored one try in his 19 appe(...)

Australia head coach Ewen McKenzie has stepped down. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Australian rugby was plunged further into crisis a year out from the World Cup on Saturday when under-fire coach Ewen McKenzie resigned a few hours be(...)

Australia’s Wallabies’ coach Ewen McKenzie walks next to players before the start of the Rugby Championship  match against Argentina. Photograph:  Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

Conceivably, Ewen McKenzie could have been preparing Ireland to face his native Australians this week. Coming to the end of his time with the Queensla(...)

Eddie Jones is in intensive care

Former Australia coach Eddie Jones has been admitted to hospital in Tokyo after reportedly showing signs of a stroke. The 53-year-old is head coach of(...)