Owen Farrell

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Ian Madigan in action for Bordeaux against Ulster in2017 - he is to join the province on a one-year deal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Filling our day the only way we know how. Walked both dogs, separately, took the kids on scooter adventures, separately, before making French toast an(...)

The red card for Manu Tuilagi was indisputably correct, despite Eddie Jones’ “absolute rubbish” protests. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sadly, and wisely, there was no game for Ireland in Rome. But the fare on offer in Twickenham would have better suited the Coliseum. Too often England(...)

Owen Farrell celebrates England’s Triple Crown win after they beat Wales 33-30 at Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England 33 Wales 30 England temporarily signed off a Guinness Six Nations abbreviated by coronavirus by winning the Triple Crown in a 33-30 victory o(...)

Ireland’s Ultan Dillane (right) and Bundee Aki leave the field dejected after their Six Nations loss to England at Twickenham. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Last Monday on my Ryanair flight out of Dublin, I sat in seat 24A. The giant of a man who arrived and sat next to me was a doppelgänger for Tyson Fury(...)

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’s centre Owen Farrell and Ireland’s fly-half Jonathan Sexton during their Six Nations international rugby union match at Twickenham on Sunday. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

American novelist James Lane Allen once wrote that “adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it” – a statement that will carry a certain resonanc(...)

Eddie Jones reckons his England team were just much fitter than Ireland in their Six Nations win at Twickenham. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

A fully justified Eddie Jones is either a joy to behold or something to be avoided at all costs, depending on your colours. He cannot help rubbing sal(...)

Tom Curry of England makes a typical break during the victory over Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

On one of those excruciating Twickenham days, beneath it all was Tom Curry and Sam Underhill, the ghost and the darkness of English rugby. Remember A(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander loses his jersey in a scuffle with Maro Itoje of England during the Six nations game at Twickenham. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

England 24 Ireland 12 It says everything about this one-sided affair that, in truth, the final scoreline assuredly flattered Ireland, for if either t(...)

 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(...)

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