Chris Ashton

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Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell dictates defensive outcomes that evolve long before the final tackle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Forget the Eddie Jones one-liner but do focus on his bottom line. He has coached England 35 times and has a Grand Slam and win percentage of 80 per ce(...)

 Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi has been named in the England side to face Ireland on Saturday.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Manu Tuilagi will make his first England start for five years after being named at inside centre for Saturday’s Six Nations opener in Ireland, where (...)

England’s Elliot Daly scores his side’s first try against Ireland in the Six Nations tournament at Twickenham Stadium on March 17, 2018. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

As a sportsperson versatility is a cherished attribute within the team dynamic but it comes with a caveat. Few derive any satisfaction from being in t(...)

  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(...)

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