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Eddie Jones: “We have focused particularly on youth because we want to find players who are going to be better than the 16 players going on the Lions tour.”  Photograph: Paul Childs Livepic/Reuters

Those who thought England’s Lions-depleted squad to tour Argentina would be a largely predictable list do not know Eddie Jones very well. Fifteen un(...)

England coach Eddie Jones (centre) is not interested in his side breaking records. Photograph: Getty Images.

England v Argentina Twickenham, Saturday, 2.30pm Live: Sky Sport 2 Eddie Jones insists Argentina’s season-ending assault on England at Twickenham w(...)

Martin O’Neill with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Thursday’s Euro 2020 logo launch. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland has moved up 10 places to number 23 in the latest Fifa world ranking list, with Martin O’Neill’s side leapfrogging qualificati(...)

Magnus Bradbury: Edinburgh flanker will make his Scotland debut against Argentina. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Incoming Scotland coach Gregor Townsend, who takes over next summer, could be left with a nasty hangover of the Vern Cotter era should Scotland lose (...)

Wales caoch Robert Howley: Wales will lose little physically in defence but they will have a midfielder with a softer touch in attack. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales are not masters of disguise, but selling a profound shift in emphasis in their selection for the team to face Argentina in Cardiff on Saturday (...)

Munster’s CJ Stander: one of those to qualify to play for Ireland under the current three-year rule. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

World Rugby are poised to alter the three-year residency loophole that allows Ireland naturalise foreign players. The sport’s governing body have in(...)

A boy holds a sign that reads “Messi, don’t go, we love you” as he waits for Argentina’s soccer team to arrive back in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

World Cup winner Diego Maradona has called on compatriot Lionel Messi not to abandon international football after the Argentina captain announced he w(...)

Lionel Messi with a fan who ran onto the field prior to the start of the second half in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Bob Levey/Getty Images

Lionel Messi stood calmly over the ball about 25 yards from the goal, contemplating the possibilities in front of him, which, for him, often seem alm(...)

 Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Lucas Biglia and Pablo Zabaleta were all part of last year’s Argentina squad beaten in the Copa America final. Photograph: Getty Images

Not everybody, it’s fair to say, will be taking the Copa America Centenario entirely seriously. There’s the Olympics to prepare for and, after a World(...)

Martin O’Neill’s Ireland are now ranked 31st in the world. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland have dropped two places in the latest Fifa world rankings despite their recent win over 14th-ranked Switzerland. Both the USA and Poland have(...)

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