United Kingdom

Mitch Phillips

16 Mar 2017

England wary of Dublin but ready to 'embrace greatness'

BAGSHOT, England England face Ireland on Saturday ready to make history and embrace "greatness" but the players and coach Eddie Jones are well aware that if there is anywhere in the rugby world where such dreams can be derailed it is Dublin.

16 Mar 2017

Watson and Billy Vunipola start for England

BAGSHOT, England Winger Anthony Watson and number eight Billy Vunipola will both make their first starts of the championship after being selected by England coach Eddie Jones on Thursday for the Six Nations showdown with Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

12 Mar 2017

England celebrations on hold before grand slam decider

LONDON England's second straight Six Nations title secured after a 61-21 thrashing of Scotland, coach Eddie Jones said there would be "a few quiet beers" to celebrate before attention quickly turns to next week's grand slam trip to Dublin.

12 Mar 2017

We were useless, says Scotland skipper Barclay

(This version of the story corrects 2001 score in second para)

11 Mar 2017

Rugby-England thrash Scotland to retain Six Nations title

LONDON, March 11 England secured a second consecutive Six Nations title in emphatic style on Saturday by thrashing a supposedly resurgent Scotland 61-21 with a scintillating display encapsulated by a superb hat-trick by recalled centre Jonathan Joseph.

09 Mar 2017

World record run not enough to cheer irascible Jones

BAGSHOT, England For a man on the brink of matching rugby's world record winning run, England coach Eddie Jones cut an irritable, tetchy figure on Thursday during a news conference that left everyone wondering what he will be like when he loses a game.

07 Mar 2017

Billy Vunipola set for England return against Scotland

LONDON England number eight Billy Vunipola is set to play against Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday and could well start the Six Nations clash after making a fast-track recovery from a knee problem.

01 Mar 2017

More 100m, less discus to boost sport, says Edwards

LONDON Athletics’ proud position as the number one Olympic sport is far from secure, according to Britain’s triple jump champion-turned broadcaster Jonathan Edwards, who also says the Diamond League needs to focus more on big names and less on equality.

27 Feb 2017

Ryan and Woodward back Italy over ruck tactic

LONDON Ben Ryan, the Englishman who coached Fiji to Olympic Rugby Sevens gold, has defended Italy's no-ruck tactic in Sunday's Six Nations game at Twickenham and accused England coach Eddie Jones of double standards.

26 Feb 2017

England's Jones fumes at Italy's 'anti-rugby' tactics

LONDON England coach Eddie Jones launched an extraordinary attack on Italy's innovative breakdown tactics in Sunday's Six Nations clash, saying "that's not rugby" and that the fans should get their money back.

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