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Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and captain Johnny Sexton at the Ireland Rugby press conference in Energia Park, Donnybrook on Friday: ‘There are a lot of ifs, buts and maybes.’ Photograph: Tommy Dickson

Although Andy Farrell admitted he and the Irish squad remain in the dark about a possible date for rearranging next Saturday’s postponed Ireland-Italy(...)

Johnny Sexton in action during the Ireland open training session at Donnybrook on Friday. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Irish squad remain in the dark about when their postponed Six Nations match at home to Italy, scheduled for next Saturday but called off at the re(...)

England’s Maro Itoje and James Ryan of Ireland grapple during their  Guinness Six Nations Championship Round 3 match at Twickenham on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Change needed to happen before Twickenham. Now it has to happen before Paris. Nothing wholesale, nothing knee-jerk, but the time has come to reward in(...)

England’s Maro Itoje  scuffles with Ireland’s James Ryan and CJ Stander. Itoje was everywhere, his hands all over the fixture and he wasn’t alone. What a quality athlete and rugby player England have in their No 4 jersey.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

From the start, England laid their cards on the table. Electing for a split kick-off, with number eight Tom Curry sitting in behind George Ford, the o(...)

Manu Tuilagi is tap tackled by Conor Murray during England’s Six Nations victory over Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Not for the first time Twickenham proved a graveyard for Ireland’s ambitions. No Triple Crown and, as a result, no shot at a Grand Slam either. What’s(...)

Tom Curry of England makes a typical break during the victory over Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

On one of those excruciating Twickenham days, beneath it all was Tom Curry and Sam Underhill, the ghost and the darkness of English rugby. Remember A(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander loses his jersey in a scuffle with Maro Itoje of England during the Six nations game at Twickenham. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

England 24 Ireland 12 It says everything about this one-sided affair that, in truth, the final scoreline assuredly flattered Ireland, for if either t(...)

A lineout during Ireland’s heavy defeat to England at Twickenham last August. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

England v Ireland, Twickenham, Sunday 3pm. On TV: Live on Virgin Media TV and ITV. This should be instructive. Over the course of the pivotal third (...)

Owen Farrell and George Ford in action during an England training session at Pennyhill Park ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations game against Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

15 Elliot Daly (Saracens) Age: 27 Height: 6’ 1” Weight: 98kg (15st 6lbs) Caps: 41 Switches from left wing to fullback following an injury to George F(...)

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play Ireland on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie Jones has been forced into selecting Jonathan Joseph on the wing against Ireland after George Furbank was ruled out through injury. Joseph comes(...)

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