Joe Launchbury

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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(...)

There are plenty of visions of the future around at the moment. One has three initials – CVC – and is entwining itself, triffid-like, around the comme(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

England’s Mako Vunipola has not been named in the 33-man squad for their game against Ireland on Sunday. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England have received a huge blow before their crucial Six Nations match against Ireland on Sunday with Mako Vunipola ruled out, having travelled to T(...)

Antoine Dupont under pressure during France’s Six Nations defeat to England at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rarely, if ever, have England been involved in a World Cup fixture which their opponents would secretly prefer to lose. France’s players and coaches w(...)

Ruaridh McConnochie is set to make his England debut against Wales on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Ruaridh McConnochie will make his England debut a week later than hoped for after overcoming a hip problem in time to start against Wales in Cardiff o(...)

Ben Te’o is not in Eddie Jones’ England squad. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ben Te’o has been overlooked for England’s 31-man World Cup squad in a shock omission by Eddie Jones. Te’o has lost out to Piers Francis among the fo(...)

George Kruis is seemingly unfazed by the incoming game of the decade. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Topics to file George Kruis interview under: Black Monday. Stuart Lancaster. Felling Munster. Leinster revisited. Cannabis (minus the THC). That abou(...)

England’s George Ford dives over the line to score England’s final try.  The game finished 38-38. Photo:   Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

England 38 Scotland 38 George Ford rescued England with an 83rd-minute try to secure a 38-all draw with Scotland on Saturday after the Scots had come(...)

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