England return to Twickenham this weekend, with several more of the first-choice lineup set to feature against Ireland. However, I can't quite fathom what Eddie is up to with the midfield, reverting to the George Ford and Owen Farrell partnership and 10 and 12 that hasn't started a match for over
Ross Byrne makes his first start at fly-half in Ireland's team to play England. IRELAND Team: (Player/Club/Province/Caps) 15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 90 14. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 14 13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 21 12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 17 11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 19 10. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 2 9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 72 1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 89 2.
Wales are the favourites to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Well, that’s what Eddie Jones has claimed, anyway. Warren Gatland’s recruits are currently ranked as the best side on the planet, however, so suggestions that they should be lifting the Webb Ellis trophy come November are hardly ludicrous. One thing
The All Blacks avenged their defeat in Australia last week by thrashing the Wallabies 36-0 at Eden Park, but still somehow lost their Number 1 ranking as Wales beat England at the Millennium Stadium. Australia gave a fairly insipid account of themselves, and after Christian Leali'ifano missed two shots at goal
Warren Gatland has named the Wales team to face England in the second Rugby World Cup warm-up match this weekend. WALES TEAM TO FACE ENGLAND 15. Liam Williams (Saracens) (56 Caps) 14. George North (Ospreys) (84 Caps) 13. Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (74 Caps) 12. Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (16 Caps) 11. Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues) (11 Caps) 10.