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England celebrate their success in last autumn’s  Nations Cup at  Twickenham Stadium, London. They are favourites, at around even money, to retain their Six Nations trophy. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Inpho

Ireland finished third in the last two editions of the Six Nations, the same again in the Autumn Nations Cup and, accordingly, are third favourites go(...)

London Irish’s Paddy Jackson kicks the conversion to level the match   at Twickenham Stoop, London. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Harlequins 27 London Irish 27 No wonder the growing consensus is that the show must go on. A thrilling weekend of Premiership fixtures was rounded of(...)

Harlequins’ Danny Care and Peter O’Mahony of Munster square up during the  Heineken Champions Cup match at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Whether or not both teams will still be in contention come the fourth and final round of Heineken Champions Cup pool matches in January, the rematch b(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne is tackled by Marcus Smith and Nathan Earle of Harlequins during the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster 21 Harlequins 7 A feisty affair on the pitch and a spicy one off it too judging by the volume of sound in a crowd-less affair. On a wet night(...)

Gavin Coombes makes his Champions Cup debut in the Munster backrow for Sunday’s game against Harlequins at Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Champions Cup: Munster v Harlequins, Thomond Park, Sunday, 5.30pm – Live on BT Sport In normal circumstances, Munster would be confidently expected t(...)

Exeter Chiefs are the defending European champions. Photograph: Inpho

Against the most disconcerting backdrop the sport has ever known, the Heineken Champions Cup is back with a new, one-off, complex format which is both(...)

Blues-rock musician Travis McCready aims to put on a scaled-down show this week  in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a feat his tour promoter says ‘represents hope’ for the music industry. File photograph: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images

The first big “socially distanced” concert in the US since the coronavirus lockdowns is set to take place this week, providing a glimpse into the futu(...)

 Keith Earls after  scoring his try against England in 2010. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland have travelled to Twickenham in the middle round of the Six Nations on three previous occasions and, in their own way, they have been landmark(...)

Former England and Leinster centre Ben Te’o has signed for Japanese Super Rugby team the Sunwolves. Photograph: billy Stickland/Inpho

Former England and Leinster centre Ben Te’o has signed for Japanese Super Rugby team the Sunwolves. Te’o will make his debut in the competition next (...)

Unless he returns to play for a Premiership club in the future, Ben Te’o’s international career is finished. Photograph: Getty Images

Ben Te’o has effectively brought an end to his England career by signing for Toulon on a short-term contract, having been left out of Eddie Jones’s Wo(...)

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