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 England’s dismal Six Nations and the performance of head coach Eddie Jones will be subject to a “brutally honest analysis”, according to the English Rugby Football Union. File photograph: PA

Eddie Jones’s future as England’s head coach will be decided within the next three weeks but the English Rugby Football Union insists it will not “ove(...)

England’s fifth-place finish in the Six Nations that has seen them drop to fourth in the world rankings. File photograph: Getty Images

England players are set to have a significant say over whether Eddie Jones keeps his job as head coach with the squad invited to give their feedback i(...)

Eddie Jones’ England team suffered Six Nations defeats by Ireland, Wales and Scotland for the first time in 46 years. Photograph: Inpho

Eddie Jones is facing crunch talks with the English Rugby Football Union chief executive, Bill Sweeney, as part of a review into England’s poor Six Na(...)

Paul O’Connell carries the ball during thr first Test against South Africa in 2009. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rarely, if ever, has rugby union been in greater need of a silver bullet to solve all its problems. As older readers will remember that was once the L(...)

 RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney expressed his frustration at the Barbarians players whose conduct had resulted in the cancellation of England’s autumn curtain-raiser. Photograph:  Steven Paston/PA Wire.

England’s autumn campaign was thrown into chaos on Friday after Sunday’s opening match against the Barbarians was called off after a number of players(...)

Ireland take on England during the 2019 Guinness Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Six Nations are considering putting back the start of next year’s tournament because of the financial consequences of playing matches either behin(...)

Leeds United in action against  Liverpool at Anfield on September 12th. ‘The prime minister seems to think that we’re all okay if the Premier League is still happening.’ Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

After a kick in the teeth, a kiss of life? Sports bodies in the UK were left blindsided and woozy by the announcement on Tuesday that the return of cr(...)

English RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney has thanked the players following an accepted 25 per cent pay reduction. File photograph: Getty Images

England’s men’s international players have accepted a 25 per wage reduction for the 2020/21 season, the English Rugby Football Union has confirmed. T(...)

Ireland are set to play England at Twickenham at the end of November after home games against Wales and Fiji in a one-off autumn tournament. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland have been drawn in a group containing Wales, England and Fiji in a new, one-off eight-team tournament to be held over four consecutive weeks f(...)

Eddie Jones has admitted he cannot predict the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on his England set-up. File photograph: PA

England coach Eddie Jones says he did not hesitate to agree to having his temporary 25 per cent pay cut made permanent as the English Rugby Football U(...)

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