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  • Oct 2, 2014
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England Rugby

England coach Lancaster makes two changes for Ireland showdown

England coach Stuart Lancaster made two changes to his squad for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham. Bath tight-head prop David Wilson replaces Dan Cole, who suffered a season-ending neck injury, while the uncapped fly-half George Ford comes in for Brad Barritt on the bench.

Saturday, 22 February, 2014, 2:40pm

England hand call-up to uncapped fly-half George Ford

Uncapped fly-half George Ford was included in England’s 23 for their Six Nations international against Ireland at Twickenham this weekend when coach Stuart Lancaster announced his match-day squad on Tuesday.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:42pm

Blow for England as Dan Cole is ruled out of Six Nations

England prop Dan Cole will miss the remainder of the Six Nations because of a neck injury, it was announced on Sunday. The Leicester front-row is suffering from a bulging disc in his neck which has trapped a nerve.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:49pm

Coach Stuart Lancaster unimpressed by England’s romp past Scotland

England coach Stuart Lancaster refused to get carried away after watching his side revive their Six Nations Championship title hopes with a dominant 20-0 Calcutta Cup win away to Scotland on Saturday.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:50pm

England ready to bounce back against Scotland

England are preparing themselves for a pitch battle in more ways than one when they face Scotland for the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield on Saturday.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:58pm

Scotland hope to bog down England on Murrayfield mush

Bad weather would be good news for Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. The Scots need all the help they can get when they kick off against England in an already desperate Six Nations second round for both teams.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:01pm

England must ‘play smart’ against Scotland, says centre Twelvetrees

Billy Twelvetrees believes playing a "smart" game will be the key to getting England's Six Nations campaign back on track when they face Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:56pm

No changes for England ahead of Scotland clash

England head coach Stuart Lancaster on Tuesday announced an unchanged 23-man squad for his side’s second Six Nations fixture against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. Lancaster has kept faith with the same players who were narrowly beaten 26-24 by France in Paris last weekend.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:03pm

France stun England at the death in Six Nations opener

With dramatic first and last tries, France stole a 26-24 win over England on Saturday to restore some Six Nations confidence in a team shaken by last year’s wooden spoon embarrassment.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:13pm

‘No room for error’ warns England’s Robshaw ahead of France clash

England captain Chris Robshaw has told his teammates there will be “no room for error” when they begin the 2014 Six Nations Championship away to France on Saturday.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:18pm 1 comment

Chris Ashton ditched from England squad as Stuart Lancaster opts for youth

England have dropped wing Chris Ashton for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against France in favour of Exeter’s uncapped Jack Nowell, head coach Stuart Lancaster announced on Tuesday.

Ashton played throughout the November test series, but he was left out of the 26-man squad that will travel to Paris on Thursday, along with British & Irish Lions scrumhalf Ben Youngs.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:19pm

England coach Stuart Lancaster has faith in newcomers

England coach Stuart Lancaster said he had no qualms about selecting as many as three uncapped players in his side for their Six Nations rugby union opener against France in Paris this weekend.

Injuries mean the trio of Jack Nowell, Anthony Watson and Luther Burrell, all uncapped, could feature in the backline when England take the field at the Stade de France on Saturday.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:25pm

Lancaster forced to field fresh faces in Six Nations

Stuart Lancaster has insisted this season's Six Nations will not be a mere warm-up ahead of the 2015 World Cup in England. But injuries mean the England coach will be forced to field a new-look side for next month's Six Nations opener against France.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:14pm

England drop Toulouse-bound Toby Flood for Six Nations

Toby Flood’s decision to pursue a club career in France effectively cost him his England place when he was left out of coach Stuart Lancaster’s 35-man-squad for the 2014 Six Nations on Thursday.

Leicester flyhalf Flood, a veteran of 60 tests, is set to join French giants Toulouse at the end of this season.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:17pm

England coach Stuart Lancaster aims to rewrite history in Argentina

Stuart Lancaster's England are bidding to rewrite history when their two-test series against Argentina starts in Salta today. No England side have ever won two tests in Argentina and the last side to triumph in a series were the one led by Bill Beaumont in 1981, who won one international and drew another.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:24pm