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New Zealand are ultimate challenge but England can stare them down

Strength in depth and a disciplined win against Australia are enough proof for Eddie Jones his side have what it takesA big week is looming in Japan, with the country’s new emperor set to be enthroned in the presence of dignitaries from around the worl…


England’s Maro Itoje warns rugby to be vigilant over racist abuse after Sofia

• Abuse in Euro 2020 qualifier appalling and abysmal, says Itoje• ‘Punishment needs to be more severe’ for racist abuse in sportEngland’s Maro Itoje has slammed this week’s racist abuse in football as appalling and abysmal and warned that rugby union s…


Joe Marler embraces England’s positivity and ‘bring-it-on mentality’ | Robert Kitson

Only four of Eddie Jones’s squad have played in a World Cup knockout game but prop is confident nerves will not be a problem against AustraliaEngland have moved into the Japanese equivalent of Rotorua with hot springs all around them and a whiff of sul…


Japan and New Zealand have higher goals after showcase weekend | Robert Kitson

Hosts and World Cup favourites eye semi-final spots while England and Wales also have their tails up for the quarter-finalsFor many years one of the staples of family entertainment on television was the art of plate spinning. The most impressive exampl…