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It is nearly decision time for Warren Gatland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Gerry Thornley The parameters are different from four years ago. Back then, in those wild, crazy, pre-pandemic days, Warren Gatland was permitted to (...)

 Billy Vunipola, Owen Farrell and Tom Curry celebrate England’s victory over France. Photograph: Getty Images

Nobody expected Matt Proudfoot’s answer to a question about Tom Curry’s potential to include the magic word: McCaw. But it did. The England forwards (...)

England’s Owen Farrell lifts the trophy  after beating France in the   Autumn Nations Cup at Twickenham. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

What verbal grenades is England head coach Eddie Jones priming? Jones is due to hold forth on the merits of the Large Hadron Collider and whether the(...)

Maro Itoje will head into the Six Nations on the back of a lengthy break. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

England’s Rugby World Cup hangover carried into the opening game of last year’s Six Nations, as the beaten finalists were put to the sword by a resurg(...)

Yaram Falatea Moefana is tackled during the Nations Cup final at Twickenham. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It was one of those tackles that seemed to stop the game dead. Midway through the first half of England’s match against France on Sunday, the French c(...)

Ireland and Georgia contest a scrum during Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Common ground is hard to find these days. Whether it be politics, the climate crisis or sport, there is generally a hardcore prepared to argue that, a(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell speaks to his players at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Lineout and maul Once an almost guaranteed source of possession and launch plays, and even – if not directly – of tries, Ireland’s lineout and catch(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try during the Autumn Nations Cup against England at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

England 18 Ireland 7 There wasn’t much for Ireland to take from a fourth successive defeat against England except maybe a collective headache as they(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

England assistant coach John Mitchell says they are ready for whatever Ireland throw at them on Saturday at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

John Mitchell insists England must be ready for a fight to the end against Ireland in Saturday’s pivotal Autumn Nations Cup clash at Twickenham. Eddi(...)

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