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Nov 20

Eddie Jones’ marginal gains show value of keeping man in the middle on side | Andy Bull

England coach’s pre-match charm offensive towards referee Ben O’Keeffe looks a canny move after five tight decisions against Australia favour his sideAn hour after the match, Eddie Jones snapped. Four questions into his press conference, Jones was aske…

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Nov 20

Danny Care’s blazing cameo adds a final flourish for England’s late bloomers

• England 30-6 Australia• Replacement sets up two tries and scores one to underline squad depthIt is just over two years since Australia beat England 33-13 in London to knock the hosts out of the Rugby World Cup. Since then it has been an entirely diff…

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Nov 19

Danny Care’s kicking game makes him England’s No1 scrum-half contender | Nick Evans

Skill at ‘seeing space and putting ball over the top’ is Care’s finest attribute and Saturday’s game against Samoa can be excellent chance to press home his case with Eddie JonesDanny Care is one of the best running scrum‑halves in the world but I was …

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Nov 19

Eddie Jones challenges England to win historic hat-trick of Six Nations titles

• Head coach calls on side to make it a ‘three-peat’ of victories in spring• Dylan Hartley poised to stay on as captain after glowing assessmentEddie Jones has challenged his England side to make further history by clinching a record third consecutive …

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Nov 19

Cheika’s referee rage a reputational and strategic risk for Wallabies

Australian rugby union has an image problem, and Cheika’s behaviour harms Wallabies’ World Cup 2019 chancesThe Wallabies are in danger of gaining a reputation as the ugly Australians. Wallabies coach Michael Cheika’s incandescent rage against the refer…

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Nov 18

England waltz away from Australia as Danny Care completes smash and grab

• England 30-6 Australia• Elliot Daly, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May and Danny Care all score triesIf the scoreboard does not lie, it does not always reveal the whole truth. Three tried in the final eight minutes took England to a record victory over Aust…

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Nov 18

England 30-6 Australia: rugby union international – as it happened

England recorded their biggest ever winning margin over Australia but had the TMO to thank for several tight decisions which went their way 5.32pm GMT Related: England waltz in as Danny Care completes smash and grab over Australia 5.07pm GMT That’s …

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Nov 18

Chris Robshaw: ‘There is always extra spice when England play Australia’

The England flanker believes victory over the Wallabies on Saturday can restore Twickenham to a world rugby fortress after the painful 2015 World Cup exitEngland’s official position as the world’s second-best team hangs in the balance at Twickenham on …

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Nov 17

Eddie Jones ready to throw his England pen if it makes great TV against Australia

The head coach was heavy on sarcasm as he aims to make England’s Vauxhall Viva stop stalling and leave Australia cursing at Twickenham on SaturdayWhen Eddie Jones was trying to motivate his Australia teams before playing England he instinctively knew w…

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Nov 17

Kurtley Beale as playmaker for Australia spells danger for England | Nick Evans

He may have the No15 jersey on his back but Kurtley Beale will move in tighter because he is an important distributor for Australia, and Eddie Jones will be wary of his influence on Saturday’s game at TwickenhamMichael Cheika put his money on Kurtley B…

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Nov 16

England get up to speed by unleashing May, Watson and Daly on Wallabies

Eddie Jones excited by the prospect of using his blistering back three against Australia at Twickenham as Owen Farrell returns to the sideEveryone agrees top-level rugby is getting quicker and England are now maintaining the trend. Rarely have they eve…

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Nov 16

Australia’s Michael Cheika accuses England of deliberate late tackles

• Coach says England have tried ‘to get into our half-back after he passes’• ‘They are unified behind that strategy,’ Cheika adds of Eddie Jones’ sideMichael Cheika has warned England his maturing Australia side will be prepared for dirty tricks off th…

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Nov 16

Eddie Jones urges England to ‘physically dominate’ Australia

• ‘We’re playing against the best team in the world,’ says England coach• Owen Farrell recalled and Maro Itoje to be unleashed from the benchEddie Jones has urged England to “physically dominate” Australia on Saturday, insisting his side will do so leg…

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Nov 14

Kurtley Beale: I’ll buy Prince William my budgie smugglers for Christmas

• Beale’s dressing room selfie with Duke of Cambridge goes viral• The Australia back now focusing on England showdown at TwickenhamAustralia’s Kurtley Beale enjoyed posing in his swimming trunks alongside the Duke of Cambridge, but is now focused on de…

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Nov 13

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland make boldest statement on opening weekend | Andy Bull

Ireland’s resounding victory over South Africa gives them a claim on being Europe’s top side, while England and Wales labouredA lot of stiff, sore bodies will be hauled into team meetings this Monday, as the coaches run their weekend debriefings after …

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Nov 12

England may hope Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje can calm Eddie Jones’ fury | Robert Kitson

Australia can be stopped at Twickenham only if a reshuffle by the hosts brings dynamism to a team so ponderous against ArgentinaTo say the weekend’s other games in Cardiff, Dublin and Paris put England’s opening autumn effort into sharp perspective is …

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