Ben Earl

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Saracens can call on their England cavalry in the form of the Vunipola brothers, Jamie George, Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Elliot Daly after the Six Nations. Photograph: PA

Saracens could face a battle to hang on to their England stars if they fail to secure an immediate return to the Premiership, with several senior play(...)

 George Ford is back in the England team this week. Photograph: Getty Images

Six Nations: England v Italy Kick-off: 2.15pm, Saturday. Venue: Twickenham. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 1.45pm. On TV: Live(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

England’s Jack Willis scores a try against Georgia at Twickenham Stadium, London on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Jack Willis is determined to continue winning England caps so that he can truly celebrate the birth of his international career with friends and famil(...)

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(...)

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