Eddie Jones

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Japan’s Luke Thompson during the 2015 Rugby World Cup game against the USA at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Brighton 2015: spot the Kiwi on 83 minutes, having milled Adriaan Strauss off Japanese ball, all but leaning on the shoulder of Harumichi Tatekawa yet(...)

Japan players celebrate their surprise victory in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan in Brighton. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty

South Africa’s head coach Heyneke Meyer said that the result was “unacceptable; I have to apologise to the nation.” Harry Potter author JK Rowling twe(...)

Maro Itoje during an England recovery session in Miyazaki last week. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie Jones believes England have an edge over their World Cup rivals because of the steps taken to ensure they are ready to play in the sweltering he(...)

England’s Kyle Sinckler with team-mate Mark Wilson during their victory over Italy. Photograph: Steve Bardens/RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images

Kyle Sinckler has insisted he is relishing the prospect of playing two matches in five days at the start of England’s World Cup campaign, claiming he (...)

Ireland’s Josh van der Flier against Wales at the Aviva Stadium in their World Cup warm-up. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s always hard to tell with the pre-World Cup phoney war. Extreme results are commonplace, with even the All Blacks as well as Australia and Ireland(...)

England Rugby’s 31-man squad prepare to board their flight. Photograph: PA

England’s Rugby World Cup quest got off to an inauspicious start as they fell victim to the chaotic fallout from Typhoon Faxai, with the squad strande(...)

Devin Toner wins a lineout during the Autumn International against New Zealand at the Aviva stadium in November 2018. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

On the Thursday afternoon before the opening game of this year’s Six Nations against England, my phone started to light up. Joe Schmidt had selected R(...)

 Ireland can still take the number one spot in the World Rugby rankings despite their record 57-15 defeat to England at Twickenham last weekend. Photograph:   Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Ireland could still jump to number one in the World Rugby rankings with a victory over Wales on Saturday despite the shellacking they received at the (...)

Joe Schmidt: “Look, I’ve been coaching professionally for 17 years, I’ve had these days.” Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Reeling in the immediate aftermath of the heaviest loss in his 69-match reign as Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt warned in the wake of Saturday’s reco(...)

Owen Farrell gets to grips with Ireland captain Rory Best after a George Kruis try at Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

George Orwell once remarked that “serious sport is war minus the shooting.” It seems a reasonable reference point in describing Ireland’s shellacking (...)

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