Jack Clifford

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John Mitchell: “It’s always been tough playing there (in Dublin), but it’s even harder now because they’re a well coached side.”

England have stirred up tensions ahead of Saturday’s seismic Six Nations opener in Dublin by claiming Ireland will “try to bore the shitt out of us”. (...)

Eddie Jones: “To beat Ireland, we need to compete brutally in all the contest areas of the game.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Owen Farrell will captain England in their opening Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February, 2nd, following confir(...)

Tim Visser of Harlequins breaks the tackle of Piet van Zyl of London Irish during the Aviva Premiership match  at Twickenham Stoop. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images for Harlequins

Harlequins 5 London Irish 35 London Irish boss Declan Kidney played down the impact of the club’s new coaching staff as they recorded their biggest w(...)

Dylan Hartley was sinbinned during Northampton’s Champions Cup defeat to Clermont. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Eddie Jones’s plans for the autumn Tests are in danger of being severely disrupted after three of his strongest forwards were cited following the week(...)

Saracens once again look like being the team to beat this year. Photo: Getty Images

Pool 1: Harlequins, La Rochelle, Ulster, Wasps After three pool exits in a row (losing 10 of 18 matches) Ulster should be better equipped this season(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens goes off injured during the Aviva Premiership match against  Sale Sharks at Allianz Park. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

England number eight Billy Vunipola faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the Six Nations after undergoing knee surgery. Vunipola has (...)

 Ben Te’o starts for England this Sunday against Italy. Photograph: Reuters

Ben Te’o will make his first England start against Italy on Sunday after the cross-code centre was named in a side that shows four personnel changes f(...)

England head coach Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley during Tursday’s press conference. Photograph: Reuters

Eddie Jones has landed the first psychological blow before England face Wales on Saturday by insisting the Millennium Stadium roof stays open, basing (...)

Jack Clifford and Courtney Lawes of England look on during a training session at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, England. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jack Clifford has been named at openside flanker in England’s side to face Wales on Saturday and forms part of an inexperienced back row with only 10 (...)

England’s Joe Marler is back in full training less than a month after fracturing his leg and is set to start England’s opening Six Nations clash with France. Photograph: Kieran Galvin/Getty

Joe Marler is poised to complete a remarkable comeback from his fractured leg when England launch their Grand Slam defence against France on Saturday.(...)

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