Steve Smith’s titanic tussle with Jofra Archer, and the 92mph bouncer that ended their battle in gruesome fashion, dominated the fourth day of a second Ashes Test that is destined for a tense conclusion.
Warren Gatland says Wales will not get carried away after replacing New Zealand as World Rugby’s top-ranked nation.
Steve Smith was forced to retire hurt after his titanic tussle with Jofra Archer ended with a sickening blow to the neck, bravely returning to the crease only to be dismissed for 92 on day four of the second Ashes Test.
Steve Smith was forced to retire hurt in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s after a titanic tussle with Jofra Archer ended with the batsman floored by a 92.4mph bouncer, only to bravely re-emerge after a brief break in dressing room.
Australia’s Steve Smith once again frustrated England as the home side’s hopes of engineering a match-winning position dwindled on the fourth morning at Lord’s.
Stuart Broad has given England two hours to bowl out Australia and force a match-winning position on day four of the rain-affected second Ashes Test.
Eddie Jones accepts the hazards involved in playing four warm-up Tests as the necessary cost of properly preparing England for the World Cup.
Jofra Archer’s first Test wicket provided the catalyst as England’s bowlers enjoyed a profitable third morning against Australia at Lord’s but heavy rain ruined their hopes of capitalising as the remainder of the third day was washed out.
Jofra Archer claimed his first Test scalp as England fought back with three wickets on the third morning of the second Ashes contest at Lord’s.
Alun Wyn Jones says that Wales want to continue their Cardiff feelgood factor in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up clash against England.
Rory Burns has warned Australia that debutant Jofra Archer is ready to fight fire with fire after England were subjected to some hostile bowling in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has told defender Tyrone Mings to carry on doing what he is doing if he wants to catch the eye of England boss Gareth Southgate.
Wales boss Warren Gatland has told his players they are under pressure to perform against World Cup warm-up opponents England on Saturday.
Jonathan and James Davies will become the first set of brothers since 2006 to start for Wales when they feature against England on Saturday.
The second Ashes Test has turned red in honour of former England captain Andrew Strauss’ late wife Ruth.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss is preparing for an emotional day at Lord’s on Thursday, as the second Ashes Test turns red in honour of his late wife Ruth.
Jofra Archer was set to belatedly make his Test debut on Thursday as England attempted to get back on level terms against Australia in the Ashes.
Wales’ first defeat for almost 18 months last Sunday was accompanied by another rare event – lock Adam Beard losing a Test match.
The first day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s was washed out before a ball had been bowled, forcing England’s Jofra Archer to wait for his eagerly-anticipated debut.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss is preparing for an emotional day at Lord’s on Thursday, as the ground turns red in honour of his late wife Ruth and the charity that bears her name.
Captain Joe Root has demanded “a big response” from his wounded England side as they resume Ashes battle with Australia at Lord’s.
World Cup-bound Lewis Ludlam was considering his options outside of rugby a year ago as he reflected on a career that was in danger of fading away.
England captain Joe Root expects nothing short of a major improvement when his side resume their Ashes battle with Australia at Lord’s.
Joe Root has no problem unleashing Jofra Archer on Australia as England hope to level the Ashes series during the second Test at Lord’s.
England head coach Eddie Jones refused to discuss the reasons behind the omission of Ben Te’o from the 31-man squad named for the World Cup.
Eddie Jones celebrated a successful start to England’s World Cup preparations before launching an attack on World Rugby over inconsistency among match officials.
Jack Leach says he has “nothing to lose” after being called up for the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s.
Wales will become rugby union’s new number one-ranked nation if they avoid defeat against England at Twickenham on Sunday.
Warren Gatland says that Alun Wyn Jones “deserves the accolades” as he prepares to become Wales’ most capped player.
Dan Cole hopes England will be able to immerse themselves in Japanese culture while launching a meaningful challenge for the World Cup.