RWC 2019 Warm-up IV: England Team to Play Italy

Anthony Watson

England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has named his side to play in the Quilter International against Italy on Friday at St James’ Park in Newcastle (KO 1945 live on Sky Sports). A mix and match selection strategy sees Joe Marchant named at outside centre with Piers Francis at inside centre.

RWC 2019: Pick Your England Team

Ford and Farrell

There is plenty of depth in England's front five, and although the starting locks and props are not obvious, any combination of these players should be decent enough. I've split this differently to normal, because there are a few different options for whom will play where, particularly with the Tom Curry

Best of the Weekend: Ireland win in Cardiff


If a heavy defeat at Twickenham last week had totally derailed Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid, according to some people, what does victory in Cardiff mean? Frankly I think it means that these World Cup games are relatively meaningless in terms of predicting what will happen in the tournament. Take

Rugby World Cup 2019 Contenders: Ireland

Tadhg Furlong

Twelve months out from the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Ireland appeared the likeliest side to dethrone New Zealand. They had power and precision, confidence and know-how, steel and guts. Fast forward to present day and the chances of the boys in green leaving Japan with the Webb Ellis

RWC 2019 Warm-up III: Ireland Team to Play England

Conor Murray

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.