Jamie George

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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(...)

England hooker Dylan Hartley could be called up for the Lions’ tour of New Zealand if Wales’ Ken Owens is ruled out through injury. Photograph:   Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Dylan Hartley missed out on a British & Irish Lions tour in 2013 after being sent off in the Premiership final and banned, but the England captain(...)

 Ken Owens has suffered an ankle injury. Photograph: Inpho

British and Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens has been ruled out of the Scarlets’ Guinness Pro12 play-off clash against Leinster on Friday. The Scarlets s(...)

 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(...)

Rory Best: “To be sitting round with my family when my name was read out was just elation.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

There is a real sense of unfinished business for Rory Best and the British and Irish Lions so to finally make an original tour party proved to be a ve(...)

British & Irish Lions head coach at the squad and captain announcement in London. Photograph: Inpho

In Johnny Sexton, Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar, aside from all their kicking, passing, running and tackling qualities, the Lions coaches have picked th(...)

England captain Dylan Hartley has led Eddie Jones’ team to back-to-back Six Nations titles. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Warren Gatland names his British and Irish Lions squad in the tranquil setting of Syon Park next Wednesday, a venue that is within earshot of the stad(...)

Munster celebrate as CJ Stander scores a try against Toulouse in Saturday’s European  Champions Cup quarter-final at Thomond Park, Limerick.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The cream riseth to the top, and all that. In time-honoured fashion, it gets harder now, and the Irish provinces will both be underdogs when Munster h(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton celebrates with Peter O’Mahony after the Six Nations win over England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 13 England 9 Record wreckers. And so Ireland have ended two world record 18-match winning sequences in the same season. This may not have bee(...)

Eddie Jones’ England look like a team feeling the pressure as the weight of creating history bears down on them. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Professional rugby players are treated like children for about 90 per cent of their working week. I know, I have two at home (kids not rugby players).(...)

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