Anthony Watson returns to the wing in the only change made by England for Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup final against France at Twickenham.
Andy Farrell insists he has sufficient experience to handle the stresses of managing Ireland and will take strength from setbacks endured in 2020.
George Ford knows from England’s most recent tour to Argentina that France’s shadow team will approach the Autumn Nations Cup final unburdened by fear.
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell says his team are in a “determined mood” ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland as he seeks a strong finish to an inconsistent year .
Tom Curry has urged England to capitalise on a rare opportunity to test themselves in a final as they go in hunt of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup.
Johnny Sexton will return from a hamstring problem to captain Ireland for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup third-place play-off with Scotland.
England host France in the Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham on Sunday.
Conor Murray believes Ireland’s underwhelming performance against Georgia has left Scotland “licking their lips” before their Autumn Nations Cup third-place play-off encounter.
Anthony Watson insists England are armed with ample motivation to lift the Autumn Nations Cup by toppling France at Twickenham on Sunday.
Scotland centre Duncan Taylor admits it will be a waiting game to discover how much rugby he can play during the next two months.
Veteran Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has not given up hope of playing at the next World Cup and admits being written off fuels his motivation.
Eddie Jones rejects concerns that rugby’s current emphasis on defence is alienating prospective new fans as alarmist even though he accepts only purists will have enjoyed the Autumn Nations Cup.
Eddie Jones is confident rugby will emerge from a dull period dominated by defence after conceding it is currently a sport that excites only purists.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has dismissed suggestions the team have gone backwards under head coach Andy Farrell and accused the media of being overly critical.
Billy Burns and James Lowe have been ruled out of Ireland’s Autumn Nations Cup third-place play-off with Scotland through injury.
Ireland rugby bosses have no regrets over the appointment of head coach Andy Farrell and believe he is “absolutely” the right man to lead the country forward.
Head coach Andy Farrell will be given time to revive Ireland’s fortunes after the first year of his tenure was assessed as “an average return” by the IRFU.
England’s path towards lifting a second piece of silverware of the autumn has been simplified by the internal politics that mean France must field a shadow team at Twickenham on Sunday.
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Ben Youngs insists the influence of Shaun Edwards ensures that even a France team severely depleted by rugby politics will be formidable adversaries in Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup final.
Eddie Jones compared Wales’ threat of a comeback in England’s 24-13 victory over Wales at Parc y Scarlets to watching the horror film ‘Psycho’.
George Ford has warned England they face motivated opponents determined to prove their critics wrong when they look to secure their place in the Autumn Nations Cup final.
Jonathan Joseph has ruled out the prospect of stumbling into a Welsh ambush at Parc y Scarlets as he knows a victory over England would propel their fierce rivals out of the doldrums.
Eddie Jones has packed his midfield with ringmasters but England’s head coach has warned Wales they will not be arriving at Parc y Scarlets in dinner suits.
Eddie Jones insists England’s climax to the Autumn Nations Cup group phase is against a Wales side desperate to rescue an abysmal year by upstaging their greatest rivals.
England have named George Ford at fly-half in their only change for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash with Wales at Parc y Scarlets.
England centre Henry Slade is determined to continue piling up the silverware by adding the Autumn Nations Cup to the titles collected last month.
England are weighing up the value of Joe Marler’s scrummaging expertise as they look to secure their place in the Autumn Nations Cup final by toppling Wales.
Joe Marler is in contention to make his Test comeback against Wales on Saturday in what would be his first England appearance since grabbing Alun Wyn Jones’ testicles.
Forwards coach Simon Easterby insists there is no “doom and gloom” surrounding Ireland’s malfunctioning line-out.