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Johnny Sexton: “I think it was a good and bad time for the Six Nations to finish up for me.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton resumes his captaincy of Ireland having had way more time than he would have liked to mull over his last experience in the job. Ireland’(...)

Jack Clement of Gloucester runs with the ball during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against  Harlequins at Kingsholm. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones’s autumn Test preparations are already being hit by the Covid-19 confusion which is threatening to cause fresh issues for club and country(...)

Northampton Saints scrum coach Matt Ferguson uses a pole to enable social distancing during a training session. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty

Saracens, Harlequins, Northampton and Worcester are among the clubs with confirmed cases of coronavirus following Premiership Rugby’s first round of t(...)

 Ireland’s Conor Murray in action against Scotland in the Six Nations Championship in February. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Conor Murray has just been speaking on FaceTime for the best part of an hour from his attic, or his “lair” as he calls it. There’s a big screen at one(...)

Owen Farrell celebrates England’s Triple Crown win after they beat Wales 33-30 at Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England 33 Wales 30 England temporarily signed off a Guinness Six Nations abbreviated by coronavirus by winning the Triple Crown in a 33-30 victory o(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and captain Johnny Sexton at the Ireland Rugby press conference in Energia Park, Donnybrook on Friday: ‘There are a lot of ifs, buts and maybes.’ Photograph: Tommy Dickson

Although Andy Farrell admitted he and the Irish squad remain in the dark about a possible date for rearranging next Saturday’s postponed Ireland-Italy(...)

Johnny Sexton in action during the Ireland open training session at Donnybrook on Friday. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Irish squad remain in the dark about when their postponed Six Nations match at home to Italy, scheduled for next Saturday but called off at the re(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander loses his jersey in a scuffle with Maro Itoje of England during the Six nations game at Twickenham. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

England 24 Ireland 12 It says everything about this one-sided affair that, in truth, the final scoreline assuredly flattered Ireland, for if either t(...)

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 (...)

Owen Farrell and George Ford in action during an England training session at Pennyhill Park ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations game against Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

15 Elliot Daly (Saracens) Age: 27 Height: 6’ 1” Weight: 98kg (15st 6lbs) Caps: 41 Switches from left wing to fullback following an injury to George F(...)

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