England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Tom Curry and Sam Underhill will line up either side of Billy Vunipola in a new-look, highly mobile backrow against Ireland on Saturday as England coa(...)

 Manu Tuilagi warms up during an England training session at Pennyhill Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi has revealed how he could have avoided more than a year of his injury layoff if he had come clean regarding his initial groin problem, de(...)

Maro Itoje breaks for England during their defeat to Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Two warm-up games down, two to go for England on the long, meandering road to Japan. If their two August warm-up games against Wales have reinforced a(...)

Dan Biggar tackles Maro Itoje during Wales’ win over England in Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Wales 13 England 6 Warren Gatland says Wales will not get carried away after replacing New Zealand as World Rugby’s top-ranked nation. Wales’ 13-6 W(...)

Ben Te’o is not in Eddie Jones’ England squad. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ben Te’o has been overlooked for England’s 31-man World Cup squad in a shock omission by Eddie Jones. Te’o has lost out to Piers Francis among the fo(...)

 Ben Te’o during an England gym session in Treviso, Italy, last month. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ben Te’o is a surprise omission from the England squad preparing to face Wales on Sunday, casting doubt on his place at the World Cup. Eddie Jones has(...)

Leinster’s Rory O’Loughlin on the attack with Johnny Sexton in support against Bath at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster 42 Bath 15 The numbers are starting to stack up nicely for Leinster. When they welcome Toulouse in the penultimate round of the Champio(...)

Leinster’s Adam Byrne claims a high ball ahead of Darren Atkins of Bath during the  Champions Cup match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 42 Bath 15 In the event, ominous forecasts of conditions befitting the Pool 1 visit of Bath proved unfounded, and so too did any notions of (...)