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 Eddie Jones: “They have brought out every strategy you can think of. I’m sure there’s an ex-Scottish player ready to come out today  and say something about how they hate us, they want to rub our nose in something, we don’t respect them.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones insists England do not need mind games to motivate them for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland. Jones has adopted a tactful app(...)

Eddie Jones: “We have focused particularly on youth because we want to find players who are going to be better than the 16 players going on the Lions tour.”  Photograph: Paul Childs Livepic/Reuters

Those who thought England’s Lions-depleted squad to tour Argentina would be a largely predictable list do not know Eddie Jones very well. Fifteen un(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton celebrates with Peter O’Mahony after the Six Nations win over England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 13 England 9 Record wreckers. And so Ireland have ended two world record 18-match winning sequences in the same season. This may not have bee(...)

CBS Kilkenny are into the Leinster Senior A hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny CBS 2-10 Good Counsel College (New Ross) 0-10 It’s going to be an all-county affair in this year’s Leinster Schools ‘A’ senior hurling final(...)

England’s head coach Eddie Jones has enjoyed a honeymoon period since taking over from Stuart Lancaster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Prospects Unbeaten in 2016, they won 14 matches in succession and lie just four games away from equaling New Zealand’s world record for tier one nati(...)

England winger Anthony Watson gets ahead of the Wales defence to score his side’s first try at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Wales 16 England 21Great occasions do not always produce great games but England will long remember this frantic, nail-biting outcome. Under the Frida(...)

  Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll his  try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 40 Northampton Saints 7: Turns out the sum of Northampton’s parts is nowhere near the plain Leinster exist upon. By the 37th minute this g(...)

  Lee Dickson passes the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

England have selected Lee Dickson ahead of Ben Youngs at scrumhalf for Saturday’s opening autumn international against Australia at Twickenham.Dickson(...)