George Ford

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Any potential assumption by Wales that Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki are a smash and bash partnership  will play nicely into their hands. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Might Wales see a weakness in Ireland’s centre partnership? They will note six caps between Bundee Aki and Chris Farrell and a Six Nations debut for t(...)

Two minds and a few dozen bodies will collide at Twickenham on Saturday when Warren Gatland aims to inflict a first home defeat on Eddie Jones. A fixt(...)

Jonathan Joseph catches the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, England. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jonathan Joseph has been recalled to the England side to face Wales on Saturday with Eddie Jones also handing a start to Danny Care at scrum-half. Jos(...)

Sam Simmonds breaks to score the first of his brace of tries against Italy. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Italy 15 England 46 The Six Nations has barely started but, suddenly, all roads lead to Twickenham. If Wales have enjoyed the most spectacular start (...)

A general view of a lineout on the snow covered pitch during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Racing 92 at Welford Road. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Leicester Tigers 20 Racing 92 23 Leicester regained some pride after a poor European Champions Cup campaign by pushing Racing 92 all the way before g(...)

Stuart Lancaster: “I would never compromise a team’s defensive cohesion or structure or strength just for a player who has X-factor, a player who can do something in attack but not in defence.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A month in the England team base at Bagshot during the last Rugby World Cup was eye-opening, a glimpse of how a furious British media can turn and tor(...)

 England coach Eddie Jones reckons the next 12 arduous months will effectively determine whether his team win next year’s World Cup in Japan. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Rarely has an England rugby squad enjoyed a briefer new year honeymoon than they have been permitted in 2018. Not that Eddie Jones cared about the hea(...)

Munster captain  Peter O’Mahony celebrates scoring a try in the Champions Cup game against Leicester at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 33 Leicester Tigers 10 Bonus-point victory secured. Leicester, worryingly, leave Limerick humiliated. Familiar narrative. Matt O’Connor and G(...)

 Conor Murray  in action for Munster during the European Rugby Champions Cup match last year against  Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Munster  v Leicester, Thomond Park, Saturday, 7.45pm (BT Sport) Lest old acquaintances be forgot. For the third December running these two-time (...)

Leicester’s George Ford: programmed to find green grass wherever and whenever possible and is leading the Premiership kicking stats. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

“You see... I had a farm in Africa; at the foot of the Ngong Hills.” Baroness Karen von Blixen may have a solution for Irish rugby, akin to Saracens(...)

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