England have called up scrumhalf Richard Wigglesworth as a replacement for the injured Ben Youngs. Youngs ruptured his medial collateral knee ligament in Sunday’s 46-15 victory over Italy, and has been ruled out for the remainder of England’s Six Nations campaign. The 34-year-old Wigglesworth will now provide cover for Danny Care, with England set to face Wales this Saturday. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images
Anthony Watson and Sam Simmonds each scored a double as England claimed a 46-15 bonus-point win over Italy in Rome on Sunday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
England will begin their campaign for a third successive Six Nations title with what should be a comfortable win over Italy on Sunday, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Italy vs England Wily England coach Eddie Jones has attempted to deflect pressure off his team by suggesting that Ireland will head into this season as title favourites, but the fact remains that all… Read more →
Before you make your Superbru picks for this weekend’s Six Nations games, take a look at the SA Rugby magazine team’s predictions. Wales vs Scotland Simon Borchardt: Scotland by 3 Jon Cardinelli: Scotland by 5 Craig Lewis: Scotland by 5 Mariette Adams: Scotland by 7 Juandre Joubert: Wales by 8 France vs Ireland Simon Borchardt: Ireland by 6 Jon Cardinelli: Ireland by 7 Craig Lewis: Ireland… Read more →
Ben Te’o will start at outside centre for England in their Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome on Sunday.
Seabelo Senatla and Justin Geduld scored two tries each as the Blitzboks beat England 33-12 on day two of the Sydney Sevens on Saturday. In a straight shootout for pool honours and a quarter-final match against the Pool B runners-up, who turned out to be Kenya, South Africa produced their most complete performance to overcome the stern challenge England posed…. Read more →
Eight uncapped players have been named in England’s squad for their Six Nations opener against Italy on 3 February. Harlequins prop Lewis Boyce has been called up for the first time following the suspension of Joe Marler, while Nathan Earle, Marcus Smith, Harry Mallinder, Gary Graham, Zach Mercer, Tom Dunn and Alec Herpburn are the other newcomers. ‘I have selected… Read more →
Harlequins prop Joe Marler will miss England’s first two Six Nations matches after being suspended for six weeks. Marler was sent off in the 58th minute of his side’s 30-29 loss to the Sale Sharks over the weekend when referee Matthew Carley adjudged him to have struck TJ Ioane in the head with his shoulder. He pleaded guilty to the charge… Read more →
England coach Eddie Jones visited Ellis Park on Monday ahead of his side’s three-Test series against the Springboks in June. Jones was shown around the stadium by Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli, according to Netwerk24. The 57-year-old wanted to familiarise himself with the visitors’ change room and coaches box. He also inspected the demarcation area for the substitutes and the medical… Read more →
Former English World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward believes the ‘declining’ Springboks will not be one of the sides capable of winning the 2019 World Cup. In a recent column for the Daily Mail, Woodward suggests only New Zealand, England and Ireland look likely to have what it takes to seriously compete for the 2019 title. ‘These autumn internationals now seem to… Read more →