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Quiz: how much do you know about the Six Nations?

Who scored 26 tries? Who lost badly? Who dislikes ‘sausages’? More quizzes: commentators, globetrotters, managers and keepersHow many grand slams did Wales win under their former head coach Warren Gatland?NoneOneThreeFiveWho is the leading points-score…

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Eddie Jones says he has unfinished business as England head coach

Australian extends contract to end of 2023 Rugby World CupRFU will know about Japan summer tour by the end of April Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageEngland will know by the end of the month whether the summer tour to Japa…

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Eddie Jones set to sign new England contract until World Cup 2023

Jones has positive talks with RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney60-year-old had previously suggested he would not continueEddie Jones is believed to be on the verge of agreeing a contract extension as England’s head coach through to the next World Cup. J…

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RFU in talks to cut England players’ £25,000 match fees in new pay deal

Existing pay agreement expires at the end of this seasonEddie Jones urges his team to ‘become better citizens’The Rugby Football Union is holding talks over cuts to England players’ £25,000 match fees as the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic…

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The Joy of Six: Calcutta Cup clashes | Scott Murray

It’s 149 years to the day since Scotland and England played the first rugby union international. From the archive, here are half-a-dozen great stramashesThis article was first published on 3 February 2012 Continue reading…

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Eddie Jones to be asked to take pay cut with RFU set for £50m losses

Coronavirus having massive financial impact on RFUCuts may affect Jones’s contract extension talksEddie Jones will be asked to take a pay cut after the Rugby Football Union revealed it is set to lose up to £50m owing to the disruption caused by coronav…

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My favourite game: France v England, Rugby World Cup 1991 | Martin Pengelly

Punches flew and the crowd bayed for blood on that fevered day in Paris when England rode the storm to a famous victoryFrance v England in the quarter-finals of the 1991 Rugby World Cup wasn’t really rugby: it was an 80-minute history play, a piece of …

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Premiership clubs block Maro Itoje’s Racing 92 loan to spark row with RFU

Saracens and England lock has big offer from French club‘We are opposed to it,’ says rival Premiership club ownerA controversial plan to allow England’s Maro Itoje to play in France next season while still being available for the national team has spar…

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England’s Joe Marler banned for 10 weeks after grabbing Jones’ groin

Marler found guilty by independent disciplinary committeeManu Tuilagi gets four-week ban for red card in same matchJoe Marler has been banned for 10 weeks for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones’s genitals during England’s victory over Wales last weekend, ensuring…

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RFU apologises to referee Ben O’Keeffe for Eddie Jones’s Twickenham tirade

England head coach accused referee of bias after win over WalesRFU boss Sweeney warns Jones over future conductThe Rugby Football Union has apologised to referee Ben O’Keeffe for comments made by England head coach Eddie Jones after the Six Nations vic…

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The Breakdown | Rugby’s values ring hollow if Eddie Jones escapes action over referee rant

The Rugby Football Union says respect is a core value – so why the silence over Eddie Jones’s broadside aimed at Ben O’Keeffe?When Peter Wheeler, then the chief executive of Leicester, used a newspaper column to criticise the referee Steve Lander for s…

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Danny Care defends Joe Marler for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones’s genitals

Care suggests Jones spoke out because Wales lost to EnglandMarler could face season-ending ban at hearing on ThursdayDanny Care has come to the defence of Joe Marler by suggesting he would not be facing a season-ending suspension on Thursday had Alun W…

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Six Nations sliding doors could improbably favour Ireland in the epilogue | Robert Kitson

Suddenly, if Ireland can get everything right, an improbable title is firmly back on the radarSo farewell, then, “Super Saturday”. Hello instead to “At Least There’s Still One Game On Saturday” which is not the catchy promotional slogan the Six Nations…

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Joe Marler cited over grabbing Alan Wyn Jones’ groin in Six Nations game

England prop to face disciplinary hearing on ThursdayCourtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi also to face hearingJoe Marler has been cited for his bizarre fondling of Alun Wyn Jones’s groin in England’s Six Nations win against Wales. The Harlequins prop could …

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Joe Marler cited over grabbing Alan Wyn Jones’ groin in Six Nations game

England prop to face disciplinary hearing on ThursdayCourtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi also to face hearingJoe Marler has been cited for his bizarre fondling of Alun Wyn Jones’s groin in England’s Six Nations win against Wales. The Harlequins prop could …

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Six Nations: talking points from a tournament striving for an outcome

Scotland’s win over France hands England a chance for the title – while Ireland wait in the wingsLeaving aside Manu Tuilagi’s red card and Joe Marler’s bizarre piece of handiwork England had reason to be quietly encouraged by their last Six Nations out…

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Eddie Jones’s antagonistic personality should be of concern to the RFU

The England coach has improved the national side but calamitous PR, the perverse selections and occasional verbal excesses overshadow his roleAt some stage in the next fortnight Eddie Jones will sit down for dinner with the Rugby Football Union’s chief…

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Eddie Jones remains tight-lipped over whether he wants to stay on

England head coach’s contract expires in 2021RFU is in no rush to extend Jones’s dealEddie Jones has revealed he will hold talks with the Rugby Football Union chief executive, Bill Sweeney, over potentially extending his contract through to the 2023 Wo…

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Six Nations: what we learned from the weekend the French dream died

The scoreline at Twickenham flattered Wales, while France were pragmatic in pursuit of bonus points rather than chasing the grand slam as the clock wound down at MurrayfieldMuch was made in the build-up of the intention of both sides to play with an ed…

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Joe Marler could be cited for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones by the genitals

Wales captain: ‘hopefully World Rugby have a look at it’Gareth Thomas apologises for making light of incidentJoe Marler could be cited and potentially face a ban after the England prop was caught on camera grabbing the genitals of Alun Wyn Jones durin…