Joe Cokanasiga

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Italy head coach  Conor O’Shea has backed proposals for a Nations Championship. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The Italy head coach, Conor O’Shea, has come out in support of World Rugby’s controversial proposal for a new global league despite the obvious threat(...)

Manu Tuilagi and Ben Te’o start together in the centre against Italy. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Joe Cokanasiga will make his first Six Nations start for England, against Italy on Saturday, with Eddie Jones also pairing together Ben Te’o and Manu (...)

Wales’  Corey Hill, who scored a try  against England. Photograph:Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Six Nations championship mid-term report card highlights Wales as the star pupils, unbeaten three-fifths of the way through the tournament and the(...)

Jack Nowell will start for England in Cardiff.  Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jack Nowell has been restored to the right wing for England’s Six Nations title clash with Wales in place of the injured Chris Ashton. Nowell excelle(...)

Eddie Jones has not ruled Maro Itoje out of the Wales game but he is not included in the 25-man training squad. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England have released Joe Cokanasiga and Dan Robson back to their clubs to play in the weekend’s round of English Premiership fixtures. Cokanasiga an(...)

Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray both start against England on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

What is it? Ireland start off their Six Nations defence against England, the old enemy, and the hosts are hot favourites. All four Irish provinces ar(...)

With Ben Te’o sidelined after sustaining the injury during training in Portugal, it is now all but certain that Manu Tuilagi will make his first Six Nations start in almost six years.

England’s Six Nations preparations have been dealt a significant blow by an injury to their powerful centre Ben Te’o. The Worcester player had been d(...)

Maxime Mbanda: ideally suited to the role of flanker and makes an impact in all aspects of that role. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Maxime Mbanda (Italy): Since making his debut against the USA in San Jose in 2016, the Rome-born flanker-cum number eight has accumulated 15 Test appe(...)

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”. (...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose and Ed Byrne during Friday’s captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster Rugby v Bath Rugby, Aviva Stadium, Kick-off: 5.30pm (On TV: Live on BT Sport) It doesn’t necessarily follow that away wins are the precursor(...)

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