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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(...)

Billy Vunipola picked up an ankle injury during England’s win over Argentina. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

England are still sweating on the fitness of Billy Vunipola after the No 8 suffered a twisted ankle against Argentina on Saturday. Vunipola has had a (...)

England’s head coach Eddie Jones answers questions from the media in Tokyo this morning. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie Jones has resisted the temptation to restore the fit-again Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell into his starting XV to face Argentina on Saturday but (...)

Billy Vunipola retains his place in the England XV for Thursday’s clash with the USA. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Pool C: England v USA, Thursday September 26th, Kobe City (kick-off 11.45am) Billy Vunipola is one of five England players who will start their secon(...)

Ireland’s James Ryan in action against  Wales in  February  2018 at the Aviva. Gordon D’Arcy, Fiona Coghlan and John O’Sullivan view him as the top northern hemisphere player of the tournament. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Gerry Thornley (Rugby Correspondent) Q1 – How far can Ireland go (where does it end)? Ireland are one of several teams that could actually win the w(...)

Owen Farrell will start inside George Ford in England’s opening clash with Tonga on Sunday. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/AFP/Getty

George Ford and Owen Farrell have been named together in England’s starting XV for their Rugby World Cup opener against Tonga, with Eddie Jones unleas(...)

Kyle Sinckler in action for England during last Friday’s win over Italy in Newcastle. Photograph: EPA

The 2019 Rugby World Cup does not kick off until Friday week, but the chances of a mellow, uneventful tournament already feel remote. The typhoon that(...)

 Joe Schmidt:  “I think the great days have been the ones where the players have done something a little bit special, and you’ve seen players grow.”

Today really does mark the end of an era. The Joe Schmidt era at the Aviva Stadium. Previous eras have taken in a detour to Croke Park and the increas(...)

England’s Joe Cokasaniga scores his side’s first try of the game against Ireland during the World Cup warm-up clash at Twickenham, London. Photograph: David Davies/PA

England 57 Ireland 15 True, it was the first hit out of the season for all but three of the side. They were in warm-weather training in Portugal unti(...)

Rory Best endured a torrid afternoon at Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Not dark yet, but it’s getting there. Debate surrounding the Ireland captaincy has been ignited by Saturday’s 57-15 humiliation at Twickenham. If(...)

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