Six Nations 2019: What England need to do to beat France

Louis Picamoles

After their stunning humbling of Grand Slam champions Ireland in their own back-yard, Eddie Jones' England return to Twickenham this weekend in high spirits and looking to build upon that devastating display when they meet France on Sunday. Whilst the English come into round two with confidence soaring following a convincing

Six Nations 2019: The Big Questions

Tom Curry

In what many hope will be a defining year for Northern Hemisphere rugby, the test season gets underway this weekend with the beginning of the 2019 Six Nations Championship. Whilst most fans' attention and focus may already be on the World Cup in Japan, this year's European competition will be

Heineken Champions Cup: Round 6 Talking Points

Conor Murray

Munster and Chiefs in the 'Battle of Thomond' The most hotly-anticipated match of the weekend and a knock-out clash in all but name, Exeter Chiefs travelled to Limerick in Round Six looking to complete a stunning turnaround and secure qualification to the knock-out stages. No side in the history of the Champions

Heineken Champions Cup: Round 5 Talking Points

Conor Murray

As this year's Pool stages draws to a close, there was much to play for in another absorbing round of European fixtures....   Masterful Munster deliver devastating statement of intent Given their history and pedigree in this competition, many people will have been foolish to write off Munster's chances of European success this

Rugby World Cup 2019: A level playing field?

All Blacks

As another test year draws to a close, all eyes will soon turn to Japan as the world's best converge on yet another Rugby World Cup. So often the possession of those lying South of the equator, the destination of the Webb Ellis Cup from next year onwards is a tough

Can the Hartley-Farrell co-captaincy work?

England Rugby

With just under a year to go until the rugby world convenes on to Japan, this Autumn Internationals campaign may represent the final opportunity for international coaches to experiment with their teams. With that in mind Eddie Jones' decision to appoint Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell as co-captains for England maybe