Williams calls for Wales 'patience' after defeat by England… but is time running out for Pivac?

Wales centre Johnny Williams calls for ‘patience’ after narrow defeat by England… but is time running out for coach Wayne Pivac? Wales were beaten 24-13 by England at Llanelli on Saturday night  Wales have lost seven of nine Tests since Pivac succeeded Warren Gatland Pivac’s side must beat Italy on Saturday to finish fifth in … Read more

London Irish 22-9 Leicester: Jackson kicks the Exiles to victory in first game at new stadium

London Irish 22-9 Leicester: Fly-half Paddy Jackson kicks the Exiles to victory in first game at Brentford’s Community Stadium Jackson kicked 17 points as London Irish enjoyed a winning return to the capital  Curtis Rona scored the first try at the new ground, the only one of the game Leicester could only manage three penalties … Read more

Sir Clive Woodward: This non-stop kicking game is killing rugby…it has to stop!

I often said when I was in the hot seat of international coaching that ‘any fool can criticise and many do’. Writing this piece does not come easily, but enough is enough. Rugby has become the most exasperating, infuriating, frustrating and, occasionally, completely unwatchable game. And yet I’m still looking forward to England’s tournament decider … Read more

'Our attack is lacking in cohesion': Eddie Jones has acknowledged England's glaring shortcomings

‘Our attack is lacking in cohesion’: Eddie Jones acknowledges England’s glaring shortcomings in the aftermath of a solid but unspectacular victory in Wales Eddie Jones claimed that England have failed to play their ‘best rugby’ as of yet He would like England to play with a little ‘more fluency and precision with ball’ He felt … Read more

England scrum-half Youngs wary of France threat despite 25 stars ruled out of Twickenham clash

England scrum-half Ben Youngs wary of France threat in Twickenham showdown despite 25 stars ruled out of Autumn Nations Cup final by club v country dispute France coach Fabien Galthie will be without his leading players on Saturday None of the players who started the win over England in February will be on duty Players … Read more

Ireland claim second place in their Autumn Nations Cup group with victory over a tenacious Georgia

Ireland claim second place in their Autumn Nations Cup group as first-half tries from debutant Billy Burns and Hugo Keenan give Andy Farrell’s side victory over a tenacious Georgia Ireland claimed second place in Group A of the Autumn Nations Cup on Sunday  Andy Farrell’s side beat a tenacious Georgia 23-10 at the Aviva Stadium … Read more

London Irish owner Mick Crossan relishing return home ahead of first game at Brentford stadium

Had it not been for a hasty fax from Mohamed Al-Fayed, London Irish may never have left. The club’s spiritual home is in West London but, for the past 20 years, they have been enduring a ‘slow death’ out in the rugby backwaters of Reading. ‘We were left with no choice but to move to … Read more

MIKE BROWN: World class Maro Itoje right up there with king of the locks Martin Johnson

MIKE BROWN: World class Maro Itoje right up there with king of the locks Martin Johnson… it’s no surprise he’s touted as a future Lions captain Maro Itoje was a star of the show as England beat Wales 24-13 on Saturday  His performance reminded me of his early days in the England camp in 2015  … Read more

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England must reboot aimless kicks but I'll never complain about victory in Wales

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England must reboot their aimless kicking but I’m of the generation who never complains about a hard earned victory in Wales England had to come from behind to beat Wales 24-13 on Saturday afternoon  Eddie Jones must reboot England’s kicking to be more proactive and precise England have that to work on … Read more

Wayne Pivac frustrated with referee Romain Poite after Wales loss

Wales coach Wayne Pivac levels criticism at referee Romain Poite after he ignored call from TMO about a tackle in the air on Dan Biggar, right before England scored their first try  By Will Kelleher For Mailonline Published: 15:03 EST, 28 November 2020 | Updated: 15:03 EST, 28 November 2020 Wayne Pivac piled criticism on … Read more