Jamie George

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England’s Maro Itoje competes in a lineout with Ireland’s James Ryan during the Autumn Nations Cup game at  Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland conceded possession at four of 17 lineouts during last weekend’s Autumn Nations Cup defeat to England at Twickenham, three of which took place(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try during the Autumn Nations Cup against England at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

England 18 Ireland 7 There wasn’t much for Ireland to take from a fourth successive defeat against England except maybe a collective headache as they(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

France outhalf Romain Ntamack in action during the Six Nations game against Ireland at the Stade de France. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

15 Anthony Bouthier (France) The 28-year-old climbed from fourth tier to ProD2 with Vannes until signed by Montpellier last year. Marked debut agains(...)

Jonny Hill starts for England on Saturday. File photograph: Getty Images

England have given a debut to Exeter lock Jonny Hill as they stage their final push for the 2020 Six Nations title against Italy on Saturday. Hill pa(...)

Jack Clement of Gloucester runs with the ball during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against  Harlequins at Kingsholm. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones’s autumn Test preparations are already being hit by the Covid-19 confusion which is threatening to cause fresh issues for club and country(...)

 Mark McCall talks to the media after his team’s win over Leinster on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Inpho

‘That’s Life’ by Frank Sinatra blared from giant speakers in the Aviva rafters as Maro Itoje and Vincent Koch strolled off the turf behind a flash of (...)

Saracens’ Maro Itoje celebrates his team’s win over Leinster at the full time whistle. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 17 Saracens 25 Every game is unique and this one certainly had its own storyline, but it also had uncanny echoes of Anglo-Irish matches from(...)

Saracens celebrates winning a scrum penalty against Leinster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

How to beat Leinster in 2020: step one, “harass” their inexperienced backf ield into making mistakes. Step two, build a lead before, step three, defen(...)

Maro Itoje celebrates Saracens’ win over Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 17 Saracens 25 Leinster’s season came crashing to earth on a bare, blustery day in the Aviva echo chamber with a first defeat in 26 games, n(...)

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