Rugby

1:26 PM GMT England have made two changes for Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff with Jack Nowell and Ben Moon coming into the starting XV. Nowell replaces the injured Chris Ashton on the wing while Moon steps in for the sidelined Mako Vunipola at loose-head prop. Wales have also made two
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10:00 PM GMT The ongoing uncertainty over Manu Tuilagi’s future will not distract England from Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales, but it has not saved him from jokes being made at his expense. Tuilagi is understood to be weighing up a switch to Racing 92 ahead of next season. Leicester Tigers are keen to
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11:02 AM GMT Pete Horne will replace the injured Finn Rusell at fly-half for Scotland’s Six Nations match with France in Paris. Horne is one of four players called in to a starting XV hampered by injuries, with Russell the latest confirmed absentee after he suffered concussion playing for club side Racing 92. Blair Kinghorn,
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7:42 AM GMT Sam Bruce Close ESPN Associate Editor Sam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early age. He joined ESPNscrum after a five-year stint heading up Fox Sports Australia’s digital rugby coverage. Andy Withers Close ESPN
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12:02 AM GMT Cheetahs centre Nico Lee will sit out 13-weeks of Pro 14 action after he was suspended for clearing “the contents of his nose” on Connacht’s Colby Fainga’a during their clash last weekend. Lee was cited following the incident in Galway under Law 9.27 – a player must not do anything that is
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2:53 PM GMT Both England and Wales have turned to unlikely sources for inspiration ahead of their crucial Six Nations clash at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. Former England football captain John Terry was brought into his country’s training camp to give a talk on leadership in a bid to motivate Eddie Jones’s 25-man squad. Meanwhile Wales
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10:05 PM GMT England lock Maro Itoje has been left out of the squad for Saturday’s crunch Six Nations match away to Wales after failing to recover in time from a knee injury. Itoje sustained medial ligament damage during England’s thumping 32-20 win over holders Ireland in their opening game although there was hope he
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4:07 PM GMT Bill Sweeney has been appointed the new chief executive officer of the England Rugby Football Union (RFU), the governing body confirmed on Tuesday. Sweeney, who has been the head of the British Olympic Association (BOA) since 2013, will replace Steve Brown, who resigned from his position last November. During his tenure at
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7:36 AM GMT The Brumbies will take a cautious approach with star Wallabies forward David Pocock as he recovers from a second concussion in three months. The John Eales medallist lasted just five minutes in the Brumbies’ season-opening Super Rugby loss to Melbourne Rebels on Friday night after suffering a head knock. He is almost
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