Matt Dawson

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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(...)

England winger Joe Cokanasiga  is tackled by USA prop David Ainuu as he runs in to score a try during Rugby World Cup Pool C at the Kobe Misaki Stadium. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

The hardest yards at the Rugby World Cup come in midweek, when the big dogs bark and the yappy ones get chomped. How do you cover a game where everyon(...)

Lyme-bearing ticks can be found on deer, sheep, cats, dogs, squirrels and mice. Photograph: iStock

There is no way of definitively checking you have it, no way of definitively checking if you have rid yourself of it, huge disagreement over how many (...)

Joey Carbery: he  had been earmarked for this World Cup in part because he also covered full-back and at a push the role of third choice scrum-half

Nobody died, but it sure as hell felt like someone had. Everyone being dressed in black maybe added to the funereal atmosphere. The news had broken ea(...)

Maro Itoje scores England’s fourth try during their heavy win over Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: David Davies/PA

England Who are they? An England team packed with players from different cultural backgrounds, playing in an aggressive manner with an Australian at(...)

Ireland’s muted celebrations after  Conor Murray secured a bonus point against Italy. The body language of the Irish team in Rome was telling. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England remain the only northern hemisphere country to have won the Rugby World Cup, and their 2003 success is therefore seen as something of a templa(...)

Irish athlete David Gillick won the first series of Celebrity Masterchef Ireland  in 2013. Photograph:  Getty Images/Inpho

When the producers of the first series of Celebrity Masterchef Ireland called David Gillick in 2013 to see would he be up for taking part, they had on(...)

Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

Jonathan Joseph catches the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, England. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jonathan Joseph has been recalled to the England side to face Wales on Saturday with Eddie Jones also handing a start to Danny Care at scrum-half. Jos(...)

Sam Simmonds breaks to score the first of his brace of tries against Italy. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Italy 15 England 46 The Six Nations has barely started but, suddenly, all roads lead to Twickenham. If Wales have enjoyed the most spectacular start (...)

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