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Jonny Hill starts for England on Saturday. File photograph: Getty Images

England have given a debut to Exeter lock Jonny Hill as they stage their final push for the 2020 Six Nations title against Italy on Saturday. Hill pa(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens touches down to score his team’s second try during the Champions Cup Final match between Saracens and Leinster at St James’s Park last year. Photograph: Getty

Of all the games Leinster supporters wanted to attend, and of all the games Leinster wanted their supporters to fill the Aviva Stadium and be in full (...)

Eddie Jones didn’t hold back when asked about the All Blacks’ production line. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie returns to NZ TV Our funniest jokes tend to be the harshest because they illuminate uncomfortable truths. The coronavirus, which apparently di(...)

There are plenty of visions of the future around at the moment. One has three initials – CVC – and is entwining itself, triffid-like, around the comme(...)

A lineout during Ireland’s heavy defeat to England at Twickenham last August. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

England v Ireland, Twickenham, Sunday 3pm. On TV: Live on Virgin Media TV and ITV. This should be instructive. Over the course of the pivotal third (...)

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play Ireland on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie Jones has been forced into selecting Jonathan Joseph on the wing against Ireland after George Furbank was ruled out through injury. Joseph comes(...)

England’s Mako Vunipola has not been named in the 33-man squad for their game against Ireland on Sunday. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England have received a huge blow before their crucial Six Nations match against Ireland on Sunday with Mako Vunipola ruled out, having travelled to T(...)

Ollie Devoto (L) sprints away from team mates during England training in Portugoal. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Six Nations: France v England. Kick-off: 3pm, Sunday. Venue: Stade de France. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 2.30pm. On TV: Liv(...)

A fight breaks out between Saracens and Munster players in the 50th minute during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool match at Allianz Park, Barnet.  Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Saracens 15 Munster 6 There was no shame in losing to the reigning champions after going toe-to-toe and blow-for-blow in this heavyweight Heineken C(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander and Jack O’Donoghue compete for the ball with Billy Vunipola. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 15 Munster 6 Munster died with their boots on in withstanding the loss of captain Peter O’Mahony just before kick-off and all manner of othe(...)

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