Anthony Watson

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Wayne Pivac: “We have got a pretty good environment here now and a pretty good culture. The players enjoy coming to work and enjoy each other’s company.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Amongst a media huddle with Jonathan Davies after the first Lions Test against New Zealand in Eden Park, the Welsh centre was asked if he’d ever been (...)

 Southern Kings’s Berton Klaasen (right) has played the  most minutes of any player in the Pro14 to date with a lung bursting, 1,410. Photograph: Inpho

Berton Klaasen is a 28-year-old South Africa-born centre who plays for the Southern Kings rugby franchise in the Guinness Pro14. He is the alpha male (...)

 Garry Ringrose of Ireland touches down for the first try during the NatWest Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Do I start with the game or do I start with the history? This was a phenomenal Test match befitting a phenomenal Test team tested in so many Grand Sla(...)

 James Haskell after Ireland’s win. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Anthony Watson Departed on the medical cart shortly after half-time, missing the drudgery that followed. Rating 5 Jonny May Ran over for a customary (...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale makes history with Ireland’s third  try at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England 15 Ireland 24 Ireland sealed the deal in, of all places, Twickenham and on, of all days, St Patrick’s Day to warm the cockles of a sizea(...)

Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

Ultan Dillane and Tadhg Furlong during a maul at Ireland’s training session at Carton House. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s surely a measure of how much Ireland have progressed and England regressed that whereas Joe Schmidt has made only change to his starting XV, Eddi(...)

Ireland flanker Dan Leavy is tackled by Scotland’s prop Simon Berghan at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Dan Leavy epitomises the insouciance of youth, distilling the prospect of winning a Grand Slam at Twickenham next Saturday to a base form, a game of r(...)

 Ireland players celebrate after Sean Cronin scored their side’s fourth try during the victory over  Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

All roads lead to Twickenham now alright. History beckons, and so too a form of rugby immortality. For the first time ever, an Irish squad will trave(...)

France players celebrate at the final whistle of the Six Nations match against England at Stade de France. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

France 22 England 16 Eddie Jones insists England are negotiating an inevitable slump where the “game does not love you” after France handed Ireland t(...)

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