English RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney has thanked the players following an accepted 25 per cent pay reduction. File photograph: Getty Images

England’s men’s international players have accepted a 25 per wage reduction for the 2020/21 season, the English Rugby Football Union has confirmed. T(...)

Eddie Jones has admitted he cannot predict the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on his England set-up. File photograph: PA

England coach Eddie Jones says he did not hesitate to agree to having his temporary 25 per cent pay cut made permanent as the English Rugby Football U(...)

England rugby player Maro Itoje has spoken in the past about how he has been subjected to racist abuse. Photograph: Inpho

The English Rugby Football Union has no plans to introduce the Rooney Rule to its existing recruitment policy despite calls from senior England player(...)

English lock George Kruis is off to the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

After England’s last match, back in March, Eddie Jones was asked to say a few words about George Kruis, whose impending move to Japan would bring a ha(...)

There will be no professional sport, even behind closed doors, in England until at least June 1st, the UK Government  announced earlier this week. Photograph: PA

English Premiership rugby players are poised to seek clarification over whether their 25 per cent pay cuts will be stopped as well as what the Covid-1(...)

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont  is being challenged by present vice-chairman  Agustín Pichot. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP via Getty Images

On Sunday, World Rugby will elect its chairman for the next four years. In the past, this event has held about as much interest for rugby people (...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens after the victory over Munster. Asked if he’d anything to say to the Munster fans who’d booed him during the game he replied : “Naw, from my point of view I believe in what I believe in”. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Well, that was one weird Saturday afternoon in the company of BT Sport. Indeed, if you’d missed why Billy Vunipola had been in the news in the prece(...)

 Billy Vunipola has refused to unlike an Instagram post published by Israel Folau in which the Australia fullback made homophobic remarks. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The English Rugby Football Union will be meeting with Billy Vunipola to discuss a recent social media post where the England No 8 appeared to defend I(...)

 England risk missing out on the chance to recruit Warren Gatland as their head coach after the Rugby Football Union revealed Eddie Jones’ successor would not be appointed until after the World Cup. Photograph: PA

The English Rugby Football Union is ready to risk missing out on Warren Gatland as England’s next head coach because it insists on hedging its bets ov(...)

 Stuart Lancaster is an option for the English RFU as they search for Eddie Jones’s successor as England head coach. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

The English Rugby Football Union interim chief executive, Nigel Melville, is planning to speak to Warren Gatland as part of his search for Eddie Jones(...)

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