Chris Ashton

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  James Mitchell attempts to evade the Sale defence. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 20 Sale 18 Connacht have given themselves a real chance of qualifying for the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a first win over En(...)

 Connacht’s Caolin Blade leads his team off the field after a 34-13 defeat to Sale Sharks in October 2018 at the AJ Bell Stadium in  Manchester. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A fully-loaded Sale Sharks who are in the driving seat take on Connacht in this afternoon’s crunch European Challenge Cup fixture at the Galway Sports(...)

Australia’s David Pocock looks on during squad training   in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Australia are expected to give David Pocock until the last possible moment to prove his fitness for Saturday’s encounter with England after it emerged(...)

Jacob Stockdale scores Ireland’s crucial try against New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium.   Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Diamonds are forever – at least the three-man triangle with Tadhg Furlong receiving and Johnny Sexton completing the diamond in behind. Anger is an u(...)

  England’s Jamie George   is tackled by Japan’s Michael Leitch   during England’s victory at   Twickenham   in London. Photograph. Neil Hall/EPA

In the aftermath of England’s unconvincing victory over Japan, Eddie Jones’s thoughts turned to the last match of the autumn against Australia and his(...)

 Japan’s Michael Leitch  is tackled by England’s Alex Lozowki during the autumn international at Twickenham. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

England 35 Japan 15 England survived an almighty scare as Japan threatened another giant slaying before Joe Cokanasiga’s try sealed a 35-15 victory a(...)

Devin Toner: he starts against New Zealand, not because he’s the best in the air but because of the wisdom he brings to lineout management. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Anger is an unreliable guide to action; it is not informed by wisdom. What ratio of anger over wisdom do Ireland need to call upon this weekend? The(...)

 England’s Courtney Lawes  charges the ball down from TJ Perenara of New Zealand   at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday in London, United Kingdom. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

England 15 New Zealand 16 The rain came 30 minutes before kick-off but the storm broke only when the match started, the first collision the opening c(...)

Sam Underhill of England breaks clear to score a try that was  later disallowed. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Head coach Eddie Jones refused to be drawn on the controversial decision which denied England a memorable win over New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturd(...)

Beauden Barrett of New Zealand tackles Sam Underhill of England as he scores a try that was  later disallowed during the autumn international  at Twickenham. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

England 15 New Zealand 16 England fell agonisingly short of toppling New Zealand after a late try by Sam Underhill was controversially ruled out in (...)

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