Rugby

4:18 PM GMT Wales second row Alun Wyn Jones will be available to face Scotland in the Six Nations tie at Murrayfield on Saturday, despite coach Warren Gatland having ruled him out after the 34-10 loss to Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday. Gatland told reporters Jones had failed a head injury assessment, which would see
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11:23 AM GMT Steve Borthwick’s overhaul of England’s coaching team has continued with forwards coach Richard Cockerill announcing on Tuesday he will join Montpellier after the Six Nations. Cockerill has been looking after the scrum in this campaign and was the last member of Eddie Jones’ staff to keep his job with the England team
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8:06 PM GMT England have called up Henry Arundell and centre Henry Slade for the Six Nations clash with Italy on Sunday at Twickenham after both have struggled with injuries. Both players were included in England coach Steve Borthwick’s 36-player squad announced on Monday. Winger Cadan Murley was also left out, having not made the
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2:00 PM GMT England women’s rugby head coach Simon Middleton will leave his post after this year’s Six Nations campaign, it was announced on Monday. Middleton masterminded England’s record-breaking 30 match-winning run and guided the team to two World Cup finals in 2017 and 2022. He’s also won five Six Nations titles, including four Grand
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7:53 AM GMT England’s Steve Borthwick era got off to a inauspicious start on Saturday as two superb tries by Duhan van der Merwe helped a tenacious Scotland to a brilliant 29-23 victory at Twickenham in a rip-roaring Six Nations opener. Scotland twice led in the first half with a try by Huw Jones and
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4:00 PM GMT Rugby’s Six Nations Championship returns this weekend for the 2023 tournament, with some faces old and new leading the teams. Steve Borthwick faces his first match in charge of England following Eddie Jones’ departure after the Autumn Nations Cup last year, with Scotland the visitors to Twickenham for this year’s Calcutta Cup
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3:38 PM GMT Owen Farrell and Joe Marchant will fill England’s midfield with Marcus Smith at flyhalf in their Six Nations opener against Scotland on Saturday as Manu Tuilagi was omitted from the matchday squad announced by Steve Borthwick on Thursday. When fit, Tuilagi has been one of the first names on the team sheet
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11:41 AM GMT Becky Thompson Editor’s note: This story contains discussions of suicidal ideation. In July of 2022, the Rugby Football Union (RFU), the game’s governing body in England, voted to ban transgender women from playing women’s contact rugby, and trans player Julie Curtiss is leading the opposition to fight the decision. The RFU’s reasoning
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