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England’s head coach Eddie Jones answers questions from the media in Tokyo this morning. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie Jones has resisted the temptation to restore the fit-again Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell into his starting XV to face Argentina on Saturday but (...)

 Australian’s Reece Hodge scores his side’s second try against Fiji. He should already have been off the pitch for a head high challenge on Fiji’s Pejeli Yato. Hodge’s  subsequent ban did little for Yato – or Fiji. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Rewards? Funny how the USA were the first team to receive a red card. How do lesser teams get their rewards? For instance, is it a reward for Fiji t(...)

England winger Joe Cokanasiga  is tackled by USA prop David Ainuu as he runs in to score a try during Rugby World Cup Pool C at the Kobe Misaki Stadium. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

The hardest yards at the Rugby World Cup come in midweek, when the big dogs bark and the yappy ones get chomped. How do you cover a game where everyon(...)

Billy Vunipola retains his place in the England XV for Thursday’s clash with the USA. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Pool C: England v USA, Thursday September 26th, Kobe City (kick-off 11.45am) Billy Vunipola is one of five England players who will start their secon(...)

Owen Farrell will start inside George Ford in England’s opening clash with Tonga on Sunday. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/AFP/Getty

George Ford and Owen Farrell have been named together in England’s starting XV for their Rugby World Cup opener against Tonga, with Eddie Jones unleas(...)

Kyle Sinckler in action for England during last Friday’s win over Italy in Newcastle. Photograph: EPA

The 2019 Rugby World Cup does not kick off until Friday week, but the chances of a mellow, uneventful tournament already feel remote. The typhoon that(...)

England’s Joe Cokasaniga scores his side’s first try of the game against Ireland during the World Cup warm-up clash at Twickenham, London. Photograph: David Davies/PA

England 57 Ireland 15 True, it was the first hit out of the season for all but three of the side. They were in warm-weather training in Portugal unti(...)

Ireland Rugby Captain’s Run at Twickenham Stadium on Friday. ‘We’ll be hoping to get out of the game free of injury and I know that Eddie [Jones] will be hoping the same thing with the English lads,’ said head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

World Cup warm-up: England v Ireland Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm. Venue: Twickenham. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin from 2.30pm. On T(...)

 England scrumhalf Ben Youngs  during a  training session at Pennyhill Park  in Bagshot. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

The England scrumhalf Ben Youngs has dismissed the significance of the world No 1 ranking after it emerged Ireland will leapfrog Wales at the summit i(...)

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton kicks a penalty in the Six Nations game against England at the Aviva stadium in February 2019. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Sitting in the corner of a pub on the outskirts of Taunton is the man whose unseen work could shape the upcoming World Cup. Without him Jonny Wilkinso(...)

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