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Ben Te’o is not in Eddie Jones’ England squad. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ben Te’o has been overlooked for England’s 31-man World Cup squad in a shock omission by Eddie Jones. Te’o has lost out to Piers Francis among the fo(...)

 Ben Te’o during an England gym session in Treviso, Italy, last month. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ben Te’o is a surprise omission from the England squad preparing to face Wales on Sunday, casting doubt on his place at the World Cup. Eddie Jones has(...)

Owen Farrell looks on during a Saracens training session  in St Albans, England. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Owen Farrell will bounce back from his Six Nations disappointment, according to the Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, who does not believe the (...)

Peter O’Mahony with Sean O’Brien  during yesterday’s captain’s run for Ireland at the  Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Six Nations: Wales v Ireland Kick off: 2.45pm. Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will start at 2pm.&(...)

Manu Tuilagi and Ben Te’o start together in the centre against Italy. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Joe Cokanasiga will make his first Six Nations start for England, against Italy on Saturday, with Eddie Jones also pairing together Ben Te’o and Manu (...)

Jack Nowell will start for England in Cardiff.  Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jack Nowell has been restored to the right wing for England’s Six Nations title clash with Wales in place of the injured Chris Ashton. Nowell excelle(...)

Gareth Anscombe in action against Italy. Many Welsh pundits believe Anscombe can bring more to Wales’ game than Dan Biggar. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Back in the days of simultaneous kick-offs, and particularly if Ireland were slumping to another defeat, one of the time-honoured customs at Lansdowne(...)

 Chris Ashton kicks through for England’s third try  against France  on Sunday. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Every once in a while an international rugby tournament will unearth a new tactic, or at any rate, a rehashing of an old one. Think back to the 2007 W(...)

England’s Ben Youngs celebrates one of his team’s tries  at the Aviva Stadium. His  kicking wasn’t always accurate, but it kept Ireland pinned back and vulnerable to his side’s aggressive defence.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

There’s no good time to lose a match, but with so much interest in the Joe Schmidt bank losing games in this Six Nations is not a problem. But the man(...)

Tadhg Furlong’s progress is halted by the combined tackles from  England’s Mark Wilson and Maro Itoje during the Six Nations clash at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 20 England 32 This was like a step back in time, akin to the 2003 Grand Slam dunking, or much of the 90s, when juggernaut English teams came (...)

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