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Jones questions Itoje as future England captain

Eddie Jones does not view England lock Maro Itoje as a future England captain, despite sending him to acting classes to try and improve his leadership skills.

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Re-ranking world rugby's top 10 two years out from the World Cup

The halfway point between Rugby World Cups has been reached, with the countdown now on to France 2023. After a fascinating few weeks of cross-hemisphere play, where does the pecking order sit for the game's elite nations?

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England's Itoje nominated for player of the year

England's Maro Itoje will challenge Australia captain Michael Hooper and teammate Samu Kerevi for the men's player of the year while scrum-half Antoine Dupont became the first Frenchman to be shortlisted for the award since 2012.

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England claim emphatic victory over Australia

England's Jamie Blamire became the first forward in his country's history to score a try in four consecutive Tests as his side claimed an emphatic 32-15 victory against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Aussie 'inferiority complex' worries Jones

Eddie Jones smiles in his own inimitable way that he's just another Australian with an "inferiority complex" when it comes to playing the "mother country" England at sport.

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A thread: What to make of Eddie, England and Rennie's Wallabies

England and Australia meet for the first time since the 2019 World Cup, Eddie Jones' team riding a seven-match winning streak against the Wallabies. But both teams have a different look to them -- Sam Bruce and Tom Hamilton break it all down.

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England in front-row crisis as Genge ruled out

England have made four changes ahead of their autumn international match against Australia on Saturday and face a front-row crisis as Ellis Genge was ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

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White: Eddie Jones the 'king of mind games'

Eddie Jones has already been up to his old tricks this week, earning a stinging rebuke for comments about Emma Raducanu in the process. But they won't be a distraction for the Wallabies and Nic White, who is all too aware of the coach's tactics.

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All you need to know for the weekend's rugby Tests

After an enthralling opening weekend of the November Test window, the action goes up a gear with huge clashes in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. Read up on all you need to know here.

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Jones slates Raducanu's form in warning to Smith

England coach Eddie Jones has told fly-half Marcus Smith to be wary of the "flood of distractions" that could come his way as the "next big thing" and referred to the attention Emma Raducanu has received since winning her first Grand Slam.

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COVID: Farrell to rejoin England after false positive

England captain Owen Farrell will immediately rejoin the squad at Pennyhill Park after returning a negative COVID-19 test, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said in a statement on Sunday.

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England score 11 tries in dominant 69-3 victory over Tonga

England's latest "new era" got off to a spectacular start on Saturday as they ran in 11 tries to crush an outclassed Tonga 69-3 in their first game in front of a Twickenham full house since March 2020.

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All you need to know for the weekend's rugby Tests

The November Test window officially begins this weekend, the opening round of matches highlighted by the Springboks' trip to Cardiff and Scotland's Murrayfield clash with the Wallabies. Read up on all you need to know here.

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COVID-19: England's Farrell out for Tonga tie

England captain Owen Farrell has been ruled out of their match against Tonga on Saturday after returning a positive COVID-19 test.

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England's Jones defends coaching methods

England coach Eddie Jones said he has always tried to be a "reasonable person" amid criticism of his coaching methods and the high turnover rate of backroom staff.

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What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this November series?

After two years apart, the elite rugby nations of the northern and southern hemispheres will reunite throughout November, providing a valuable marker two years out from the next global showpiece. Here's what you need to know.

2021 RankingsSix Nations

  • ENG4th
    Tries Scored 1st Wales : 20 Tries Scored
  • ENG5th
    Points Difference 1st Wales : 61 Points Difference