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Six Nations: Eddie Jones has made just one change to England’s starting line-up, with Nathan Hughes (above) coming in at No 8 for the injured Sam Simmonds. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Eddie Jones has dismissed concerns about the England rugby team’s discipline and claimed that statistical analysis shows “the most successful teams in(...)

Gareth Anscombe is adamant that he should have been awarded a first half try but does not believe the failure of the television match official, Glenn (...)

Wales outhalf Rhys Patchell runs at the Scotland defence during their 34-7 victory in Cardiff last weekend. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

For hundreds of thousands of noisy neighbours on either side of the Severn Bridge this remains the most eagerly anticipated weekend of the year. It ha(...)

Wales’s Leigh Halfpenny,  supported by Josh Adams, dives over to score his second try during the  match against Scotland at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales have suffered a scare before their Six Nations showdown with England on Saturday with Leigh Halfpenny sitting out Friday’s captain’s run due to (...)

Eddie Jones: “Garcès won’t tolerate that sort of stuff. He won’t let Alun Wyn Jones referee the game.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones has lit the fuse before England’s Six Nations showdown with Wales by lashing out at Alun Wyn Jones, describing his behaviour against Scotl(...)

 Maro Itoje, Jonathan Davies and Alun Wyn Jones line out for the Lions before the Second Test against New Zealand  at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Last summer’s Lions tour to New Zealand is history but the unlikely friendships it forged endure. The partnership of Alun Wyn Jones and Maro Itoje in (...)

Warren Gatland: “We do not have any fear about going there, just excitement.”  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

If Wales show the same composure and quick-thinking that Warren Gatland displayed during his team announcement for Saturday’s match at Twickenham, Eng(...)

Wales’ centre Scott Williams  during  training  in Cardiff. “I am fortunate enough to have played in this competition a few times, and know how important the first game is in giving you something to build on.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Wales were finalising their Six Nations side on Monday night to face England at Twickenham on Saturday. What would ordinarily have been a short conver(...)

Referee Romain Poite explains to James Hakell and England captain Dylan Hartley that Italy’s “Fox” tactic at Twickenham in 2017 is legal.  Photograph: Henry Browne/Reuters

England have adopted Cold War military tactics to guard against the kind of embarrassment suffered as a result of Italy’s approach to the rules of eng(...)

 James Anderson and Stuart Broad: experienced duo will be pivotal to England’s hopes in the second Test at Adelaide.  Photograph:  Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

England must sweep aside the distraction of the Ben Stokes saga and get the ball swinging if they are to move back on level terms with Australia when (...)

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