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Twickenham ready for Saturday storms but all looks set fair for Wales | Robert Kitson

England should lift the Calcutta Cup but the real glittering prize can be Warren Gatland’s yet againRarely has the country been in greater need of a glorious Six Nations finale as a distraction from real life. Even Theresa May might benefit from puttin…

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Eddie Jones puts pressure on ‘tired’ Wales in push for Six Nations title

• England coach: ‘I see a Wales team that looks tired’• Jones says dropped Cokanasiga can play 100 TestsWarren Gatland has told Eddie Jones to mind his own business after the England coach said Wales looked “tired” before their Six Nations decider with…

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Eddie Jones’s ‘hit and hurt’ comment shows rugby’s mixed up messaging | Ben Ryan

World Rugby wants to reduce injuries and make the game easy to understand to attract new fans, yet the opposite is happening“Whenever you pick a side you are always looking for the biggest, fastest, most skilful guys who like to hit and hurt people.” E…

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Speed and flair mark out Joe Cokanasiga for England World Cup future

Two years spent working on his game and attitude have made the Bath and England wing a threat who should feature in JapanAs Joe Cokanasiga was busy tearing Italy asunder on his first Six Nations start debate was raging among TV pundits as to precisely …

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Eddie Jones tells Six Nations to consider relegation after latest Italy defeat

• Italy have lost 21st successive Six Nations matches• England coach says competition must feature best teamsEddie Jones has called for Six Nations organisers to consider introducing relegation after Italy fell to a 21st successive Championship defeat …

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Eddie Jones out for Six Nations revenge after Scotland taunts last year

• England head coach turns thoughts to Scots after win over Italy• ‘I remember everything that was said, how they carried on’The destiny of the Six Nations may be out of England’s control despite their 57-14 win against Italy, but Eddie Jones warned th…

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Joe Cokanasiga to start against Italy in Six Nations as England turn on power

• Wing to make first start in championship in one of five changes• Ben Te’o also comes in as Eddie Jones opts for heavyweight XVJoe Cokanasiga will make his first Six Nations start for England, against Italy on Saturday, with Eddie Jones also pairing B…

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England left with plenty to work on after Wales rise to the occasion | Robert Kitson

Gatland’s team show their mettle and may yet head to the World Cup as Europe’s team to beat after exposing big weaknesses in the visitors’ gameplanSome rugby days are hard to beat. Saturday was one of them, particularly for those with Welsh blood pulsi…

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England’s Eddie Jones: ‘We let ourselves down’ in Six Nations loss to Wales – video

England head coach Eddie Jones admitted his side held ultimate responsibility for their 21-13 Six Nations loss to Wales. England’s excellent start to the competition was derailed by a late Josh Adams try. ‘We made one mistake and it cost us a try and u…

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England’s Eddie Jones: ‘We let ourselves down’ in Six Nations loss to Wales – video

England head coach Eddie Jones admitted his side held ultimate responsibility for their 21-13 Six Nations loss to Wales. England’s excellent start to the competition was derailed by a late Josh Adams try. ‘We made one mistake and it cost us a try and u…

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Eddie Jones’s words about Wales prove to be a warning, not a wind-up | Andy Bull

England’s coach talked up his opponents endlessly in the run-up to their Cardiff showdown. They duly deliveredIf you ask the locals around Cardiff, there are a lot of words they might use to describe the English. Humble is not one. In fact if you are w…

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Eddie Jones will not rule out title as Warren Gatland chases grand slam

• Wales have tough games ahead, says England coach• Everyone wrote us off, claims Gatland after 21-13 winWales are on course to mark Warren Gatland’s final year in charge with a grand slam after their first victory over England in the Six Nations since…

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Wales will not afford England a free ride to potential grand slam | Robert Kitson

After a dominant start to the competition England can expect to face a major examination against Warren Gatland’s teamThe toll booths were removed from the Severn Bridge two months ago but granting a free ride to English rugby teams in Cardiff will nev…

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Eddie Jones finds a back-row trio who are singing from same song sheet | Andy Bull

The breakdown will be as vital as ever in Cardiff and England have uncovered two flankers who are prospering thereIn the beginning, Eddie Jones made it look easy. He had an idea what was wrong with England’s back row, had even explained the problem in …

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Warren Gatland calls England’s Kyle Sinckler an ‘emotional timebomb’

• Wales coach worked with Sinckler on Lions tour in 2017• England’s travel plans also dismissed as ‘significant mistake’Warren Gatland has responded to Eddie Jones’s attempts to wind up Wales before the Six Nations game on Saturday by describing the En…

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England’s Eddie Jones seeking display of ‘real steel’ against Wales

Coach says his team needs to be ready to deliver knockout blow in Cardiff ‘like that heavyweight boxer’Not for almost two decades have England headed for Cardiff sounding as quietly confident as they have done this week. It guarantees them nothing, of …

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Why the Jones and Gatland rivalry will fuel passion for Cardiff showdown | Ugo Monye

The England and Wales head coaches, who share a huge amount of success and respect for each other, are likely to provide much entertainmentEddie Jones and Warren Gatland are going to have some fun next week. So far we’ve heard them both desperately vyi…

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Eddie Jones relishing prospect of England’s Six Nations game in Wales

• Head coach wants to show how much England have improved• Jones: ‘I have never found their stadium to be a fortress’Eddie Jones wasted no time lighting a fuse under England’s potential Six Nations grand-slam decider against Wales on Saturday week afte…

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Burden of expectation the only obvious banana skin for England in Le Crunch

France will set out not to lose at Twickenham rather than to win but the hosts should surely have too much for themAs Eddie Jones plots the second instalment of his side’s Six Nations programme against France at Twickenham on Sunday, he has deleted a r…

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The Breakdown | Bold England are contenders for World Cup but don’t write off Ireland

Eddie Jones’s positive selection and tactics in Dublin showed his side have hunger and desire, while Joe Schmidt’s team have overcome adversity beforeEddie Jones has been around long enough to appreciate that destiny lies at the end of a road blighted …