Six Nations 2019: Owen Farrell ‘is a genius,’ England teammate Jamie George says

Teammate Jamie George hailed England teammate Owen Farrell as a “genius” after he produced another inspired display in their Six Nations thrashing of France. Farrell showed his all-around class, thriving in his role as captain in a 44-8 thumping of Les Bleus on Sunday at Twickenham. George, a hooker, waxed lyrical over his Saracens and England teammate following his latest masterclass. “The bloke’s a […]

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2019 Six Nations: Guilhem Guirado says France blown away by England’s first-half display

France was left reeling by England’s kick-chase tactic in the first half of their 44-8 thrashing at Twickenham, according to Les Bleus captain Guilhem Guirado. Elliot Daly’s grubber kick through for Jonny May’s first try inside the opening two minutes proved to be a sign of things to come as England frequently exposed the space behind France’s backs. May went over […]

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Six Nations 2019: Italy’s Edoardo Padovani rewarded with start against Wales

Edoardo Padovani and Nicola Quaglio have been named to the Italy starting lineup to face Wales as Conor O’Shea makes two changes to the XV that lost in Scotland. Italy was beaten 33-20 in its Six Nations opener, but Padovani scored a try off the bench at Murrayfield and has been rewarded with a start this week in Rome. His call-up on […]

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Six Nations 2019: Team-by-team guide

The 2019 Six Nations gets under way on Friday, when France host Wales in Paris. Ireland won the Grand Slam last time around and begins its campaign in Dublin on Saturday against England, whose Twickenham home was the setting for the defending champion’s crowning moment in 2018. Scotland will be keen to continue the improvements of recent seasons, while for Italy […]

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Eddie Jones insists he won't quit but the England boss admits he is pulling knives from his back after six straight defeats

The Red Rose chief said he would not quit — just 24 hours after Twickenham bosses rejected the chance to discuss his position. Fans started calling for the Aussie’s head as England lost the series to South Africa and slid down the world rankings to sixth. But after six defeats in a row, dogged Jones said: “When you are doing […]

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England RU star George Ford admits he'd love to play rugby league one day

The England RU star grew up playing the 13-a-side code his dad Mike played in Oldham, Greater Manchester but joined Leicester rather than Bradford Bulls as a 16-year-old. But the self-confessed St Helens fan insists he would love to go back to his first love. Leicester fly-half Ford, 25, said: "I'd always love to. I've always missed the game and […]

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