Anthony Watson

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Jonathan Joseph leaves the pitch after the Lions’ tour opening win against the New Zealand Barbarians. Photograph: David Davies/PA

So, an opening win for the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand - but a performance to forget. Warren Gatland’s side were laboured and sluggish as (...)

Johnny Sexton departed after 48 minutes of a disappointing Lions performance to open their 2017 tour of New Zealand. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Warren Gatland has insisted it would be “unfair” to write off Johnny Sexton’s challenge for a British & Irish Lions test shirt after a difficult n(...)

Stuart Hogg is tackled by Jonah Lowe of the Barbarians. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

NZ Provincial Barbarians 7 British & Irish Lions 13 It wasn’t a defeat. That would have constituted one of the most ignominious days in Lions’ hi(...)

British & Irish Lions head  coach Warren Gatland has named his first team of the tour. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Warren Gatland’s opening Lions selection of the 2015 tour for Saturday’s meeting with the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians ticks a significant number(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton celebrates with Peter O’Mahony after the Six Nations win over England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 13 England 9 Record wreckers. And so Ireland have ended two world record 18-match winning sequences in the same season. This may not have bee(...)

A purple-eyed Johnny Sexton during Ireland training. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The last vestiges of hope were scattered by Joe Schmidt’s latest Ireland XV. No Conor Murray. No way to dress that up (maybe nothing, but it’s worth n(...)

Billy Vunipola starts for England against Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Getty/David Rogers

Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson will start for England against Ireland on Saturday as Eddie Jones makes two changes, with Elliot Daly successfully c(...)

 Jonathan Sexton tackles England’s George Ford. If Ireland seek out Ford in open field they can hurt England, drag him into the physicality of the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is a way to beat England. This Ireland group know there is a way to beat any team. England come to Dublin with multiple strengths but the passi(...)

 Danny Care  scores England’s  seventh try in the whopping 40-point victory over outclassed Scotland at Twickenham. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

England 61 Scotland 21 England’s oppressive rugby hymn reverberated around the ancient ground as Scotland desperately sought a manly route away from (...)

England celebrate their Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland, a result which secured the Six Nations title. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Psychological warfare. It is all Eddie Jones knows. That and unrivalled success in the modern coaching era – Steve Hansen never won no Six Nations; Wa(...)

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