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Traders at  the New York Stock Exchange. US shares reversed early gains and headed lower as investors awaited details of a possible trade deal between the White House and China. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Stock indexes around the world were higher on Monday on optimism the US and China would reach a trade agreement as soon as this month. DUBLIN In D(...)

Maro Itoje during an England training session. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Chris Robshaw has been given the chance to make a late claim for Guinness Six Nations selection after being included in England’s training squad for t(...)

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(...)

England’s Elliot Daly scores a try after a mistake by Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale during the Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA

The words pierced through Irish hearts. The song that carries England wherever they roam, booming down from the Aviva’s upper tier, into a happy and g(...)

Tadhg Furlong’s progress is halted by the combined tackles from  England’s Mark Wilson and Maro Itoje during the Six Nations clash at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 20 England 32 This was like a step back in time, akin to the 2003 Grand Slam dunking, or much of the 90s, when juggernaut English teams came (...)

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(...)

Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell dictates defensive outcomes that evolve long before the final tackle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Forget the Eddie Jones one-liner but do focus on his bottom line. He has coached England 35 times and has a Grand Slam and win percentage of 80 per ce(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best feels the squeeze as his pack practise their maul at Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Robbie Henshaw’s switch to fullback, for the first time at international level in more than six years and dating back to his debut four days before hi(...)

 Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi has been named in the England side to face Ireland on Saturday.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Manu Tuilagi will make his first England start for five years after being named at inside centre for Saturday’s Six Nations opener in Ireland, where (...)

England’s  Henry Slade warms up during the training session in Albufeira on Tuesday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Brad Shields missed training on Tuesday morning to put his involvement in England’s Six Nations clash with Ireland in doubt. Shields has been strugg(...)

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