Autumn Nations Cup
Autumn Nations Cup
Wales handed a rare start to scrum-half Lloyd Williams and kept flanker James Botham in their lineup as they named their team to face England in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli on Saturday.
George Ford will start at fly-half for England against Wales in Llanelli on Saturday, with captain Owen Farrell joining Henry Slade in the centre.
Flanker Jack Willis, winger Anthony Watson and hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie have been included in Eddie Jones's extended 25-man squad to face Wales in the Nations Cup on Saturday, but centre Ollie Lawrence will miss the game with a hip injury.
England head coach Eddie Jones has said a meeting with Premier League champions Liverpool inspired Jonny May's sensational try against Ireland.
Jonny May scored twice, including one of the all-time great individual Twickenham tries, as a dominant England overwhelmed an inexperienced Ireland 18-7 on Saturday to make it two wins out of two in the Nations Cup.
England coach Eddie Jones has reverted to his World Cup back row of Tom Curry, Sam Underhill and Billy Vunipola for Saturday's Nations Cup match against Ireland at Twickenham.
Johnny Sexton's understudy at Leinster, Ross Byrne, will start in place of the injured Ireland captain in Saturday's clash with England as coach Andy Farrell made four changes from his side's opening Autumn Nations Cup win over Wales.
England flanker Jack Willis got a close-up view of how coach Eddie Jones operates on Tuesday when, days after scoring a try on debut in a 40-0 win over Georgia, the Premiership player of the year was omitted from a 25-man squad.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and centre Robbie Henshaw will miss Saturday's Autumn Nations Cup clash with England through injury, a major blow for Andy Farrell's side ahead of the potential Pool A decider.
Jack Willis will make his Test debut against Georgia on Saturday at Twickenham in England's opening match of the Autumn Nations Cup.
Joe Marler and Elliot Daly have rejoined England's squad for the Autumn Nations Cup after recovering from injury, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Saturday.
It took 273 days from start to finish to crown the 2020 Six Nations champions. England's name eventually sits next door to this year's championship, but the story of how we got to this bizarre, prolonged completion is unlikely to be repeated.
England beat Italy 34-5 in Rome to win the Six Nations championship.
The cancellation of England's game against the Barbarians because of coronavirus protocol breaches made rugby a laughing stock, England coach Eddie Jones said on Thursday.
Exeter's Jonny Hill will make his England debut against Italy on Saturday after coach Eddie Jones named him as lock partner to Maro Itoje for the game in Rome where the Six Nations title is at stake.
Wasps' uncapped fly-half Jacob Umaga has earned a call up to England men's Six Nations squad ahead of Saturday's match against Italy in Rome.
Ireland overwhelmed Italy 50-17 in an empty Aviva Stadium on Saturday to bring the long-delayed 2020 Six Nations championship back.
England's match against the Barbarians on Sunday has been called off after players breached coronavirus regulations.
England have left scrum-half Ben Spencer out of their 26-man training squad for a three-day camp this week as they step up preparations for the Autumn internationals.
The RFU will not ban England fans from singing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" but will educate them on the history of the song.
England coach Eddie Jones has included 12 uncapped players in an initial 28-man training squad to begin preparations for the delayed Six Nations game away to Italy on Oct. 31.
The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will take place in Paris on Dec. 14 using seedings based on the world rankings taken after last year's tournament, organisers said on Friday.
England and Sale Sharks centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out for six months with an Achilles injury, according to the Gallagher Premiership side's director of rugby Steve Diamond.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament the government was putting on hold plans for 25% to 33% capacities from Oct. 1.
A statement on the Rugby Players Association (RPA) website also confirmed that England players will take a 25% cut to their match fees as part of the agreement with the Rugby Football Union.