Paul Gustard

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Ryan is always looking to improve the quality of his work.

James Ryan (Leinster) Position: Lock Age: 22 Height: 2.03 metres (6’ 8”) Weight: 108kg (17st) Ireland caps: 17 (1 try) Why’s he so important? The s(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton and Saracens’ Owen Farrell in  a scuffle during last year’s  Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva  Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Next Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final isn’t so much a case of two tribes going to war, more two machines finally colliding in the biggest North(...)

Andy Farrell: “As for England missing out on a brilliant homegrown coach, I am almost filled with despair,” wrote former World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A hike out from London city, the wooded Pennyhill Park Hotel was England’s 120 acre, 2015 World Cup bolthole. Nestled into the folds of suburban Surr(...)

  John Mitchell: “This is an exciting opportunity to work with England Rugby and support Eddie Jones as head coach.” Photograph: Reuters

England have appointed John Mitchell as their defence coach until the end of next year’s World Cup. Mitchell has been recruited from his role at Supe(...)

  Eddie Jones: the England head coach is still to appoint a replacement defence coach following Paul Gustard’s departure to Harlequins. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

England have been dealt a significant blow just over a year before the World Cup with another key member of Eddie Jones’s staff set to leave. Dean Ben(...)

Chris Wyles of Saracens scores his side’s third try during the Aviva Premiership semi-final against  Wasps at Allianz Park. Photograph: Henry Browne/Getty Images

Saracens 57 Wasps 33 Owen Farrell’s flawless goalkicking helped Saracens overwhelm Wasps 57-33 in an action-packed Aviva Premiership semi-final at Al(...)

 Dylan Hartley is expected to return to action for England in Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

England have received mixed news on the injury front after Dylan Hartley and Elliot Daly were declared fit to face Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday o(...)

Referee Romain Poite explains to James Hakell and England captain Dylan Hartley that Italy’s “Fox” tactic at Twickenham in 2017 is legal.  Photograph: Henry Browne/Reuters

England have adopted Cold War military tactics to guard against the kind of embarrassment suffered as a result of Italy’s approach to the rules of eng(...)

Mark McCall’s Saracens are in pursuit of a third English Premiership in a row. Photograph: Getty Images

When Mark McCall agreed to join Saracens in 2009, Brendan Venter had a word of advice for his new first-team coach. “Smally, you’re going to have to b(...)

 Maro Itoje looks on during a Saracens training session  in St Albans, England ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final against Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

“I did find it a bit of a circus when I arrived. It took me a few months to get used to it. Apache helicopters landing in the middle of a training ses(...)

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