Tom Curry

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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(...)

England’s Jack Willis scores a try against Georgia at Twickenham Stadium, London on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Jack Willis is determined to continue winning England caps so that he can truly celebrate the birth of his international career with friends and famil(...)

Jonny Hill starts for England on Saturday. File photograph: Getty Images

England have given a debut to Exeter lock Jonny Hill as they stage their final push for the 2020 Six Nations title against Italy on Saturday. Hill pa(...)

Manu Tuilagi was forced off injured during Sale’s win over Northampton. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

England suffered a potentially devastating double injury blow as Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes limped off in Sale’s 34-14 Gallagher Premiership vict(...)

England’s Maro Itoje and James Ryan of Ireland grapple during their  Guinness Six Nations Championship Round 3 match at Twickenham on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Change needed to happen before Twickenham. Now it has to happen before Paris. Nothing wholesale, nothing knee-jerk, but the time has come to reward in(...)

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 Maro Itoje  scuffles with Ireland’s James Ryan and CJ Stander. Itoje was everywhere, his hands all over the fixture and he wasn’t alone. What a quality athlete and rugby player England have in their No 4 jersey.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

From the start, England laid their cards on the table. Electing for a split kick-off, with number eight Tom Curry sitting in behind George Ford, the o(...)

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