Durham alumnus Josh Beaumont will make his England debut this Sunday, after being drafted in to start at number eight as Eddie Jones’s side takes on the Barbarians at Twickenham.
Captain Dylan Hartley becomes the third successive England captain to have been overlooked, after Steve Borthwick in 2009 and Chris Robshaw in 2013. Hartley loses out to his international understudy, Jamie George.
With the Lions selection only a week away, Ollie Godden looks at the options for Warren Gatland’s 37-man squad boarding the plane to New Zealand, as well as the likely candidates for the coveted starting jerseys in the first test in...
There is simply no doubt about it. Italy’s game plan baffled England, to the point where it left one of England’s most experienced and in-form players, James Haskell, asking Referee Roman Poite how to deal with it.
James Beringer previews the second round of Six Nations fixtures, with England going to Wales the weekend's standout fixture.
Durham came out of the blocks like panthers. Their set-piece and maul made Loughborough’s pack look as if they were wearing rollerblades, and they were spearheaded by their captain Coreen Grant, who had a truly magnificent match.
It is difficult to gauge where Wales sit in the rugby hierarchy these days. They currently sit 5th in the World rankings, but seem to be there because of South Africa’s dramatic decline rather than through their own performances, which frankly...