George Ford

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Danny Cipriani starts for England against the Springboks in Cape Town. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Preparing for the third Test in the shadow of Table Mountain has merely heightened the sense of England’s rugby players being stuck between a rock and(...)

 England’s Danny Cipriani will start Saturday’s third Test against South Africa at Newlands. Photograph: PA

Outhalf Danny Cipriani will make his first start for England in almost a decade and there is a return for flanker Chris Robshaw as coach Eddie Jones s(...)

 Eddie Jones:  the England head coach saw his team blow an early  24-3 lead before they  eventually  lost 42-39.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images)

Losing the odd game of rugby is an occupational hazard but, as Eddie Jones knows all too well, it can become a habit. Thirteen years ago Jones led Au(...)

England’s Dylan Hartley will miss their tour to South Africa. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Dylan Hartley will miss England’s three-Test tour to South Africa in June after being told to take the summer off following the Northampton hooker’s l(...)

 Garry Ringrose of Ireland touches down for the first try during the NatWest Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Do I start with the game or do I start with the history? This was a phenomenal Test match befitting a phenomenal Test team tested in so many Grand Sla(...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale makes history with Ireland’s third  try at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England 15 Ireland 24 Ireland sealed the deal in, of all places, Twickenham and on, of all days, St Patrick’s Day to warm the cockles of a sizea(...)

 Eddie Jones: “When you lose a game of rugby it’s not your ability to play rugby, it’s not your fitness, it’s your ability to mentally come back from the game and that’s being tested at the moment.” Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Eddie Jones, now more than ever, needs a victory. The England coach has travelled this path before, he has brought the ire of many down upon himself, (...)

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are looking to become just the third Irish side to win the Grand Slam. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Six Nations Round Five, England v Ireland, Twickenham (2.45ko) State of play Well then, here we are. For a year now Saturday’s clash between Ireland(...)

 England head  coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media during a press conference at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot on Thursday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Right off the top of his press conference at Pennyhill Park, England head coach Eddie Jones tried to put his remarks about Ireland and Wales to bed. F(...)

 Dylan Hartley is expected to return to action for England in Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

England have received mixed news on the injury front after Dylan Hartley and Elliot Daly were declared fit to face Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday o(...)

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