Friday, September 20, 2019
Mako Vunipola Pool C: England need the consistency to match their power game

Mako Vunipola Pool C: England need the consistency to match their power game

EnglandWho are they?An England team packed with players from different cultural backgrounds, playing in an aggressive manner with an Australian at the helm, beating New Zealand to be crowned world champions? That’s enough about the cricketers - this autumn the rugby players head to Japan as second favourites to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, but…
Mako Vunipola Pool C: France and Argentina bidding to join England in the quarters

Mako Vunipola Pool C: France and Argentina bidding to join England in the quarters

Pool CEngland - 4th (9-2) France - 8th (25-1) Argentina - 10th (33-1) USA - 15th (1500-1) Tonga - 13th (750-1) The ContendersEngland’s dismantling of defending champions Ireland in the opening game of the 2019 Six Nations provided the world with a devastating glimpse of what Eddie Jones’s side are capable of. They head into…
Mako Vunipola O’Shea’s Italy play England in training spin as preparation for Aviva warm-up

Mako Vunipola O’Shea’s Italy play England in training spin as preparation for Aviva warm-up

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea. Photo: Sportsfile Italy took on England in a training session in Treviso on Monday as they step up preparations for their opening World Cup warm-up game against Ireland. Conor O'Shea's side will spend next week training in Limerick before kicking off the new season against Joe Schmidt's side at the…
Mako Vunipola England forward Shields in race to be fit for World Cup

Mako Vunipola England forward Shields in race to be fit for World Cup

England loose forward Brad Shields faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup after being ruled out for up to six weeks by his foot injury. Shields last week returned home from England's warm weather training camp in Treviso after sustaining ligament damage and could miss all four preparation Tests, starting…
Mako Vunipola Rugby news: Brad Shields faces fight to make England’s World Cup squad after injury

Mako Vunipola Rugby news: Brad Shields faces fight to make England’s World Cup squad...

Brad Shields faces fight to make England's World Cup squad after flanker ruled out for six weeksFlanker Brad Shields suffered a foot injury in England's World Cup training camp He may be out for six weeks and miss all four pre-World Cup warm-up fixtures He joins list of injuries including Mako Vunipola, George Kruis and Jack Nowell England…
Mako Vunipola England flanker Shields a major World Cup doubt after suffering foot injury

Mako Vunipola England flanker Shields a major World Cup doubt after suffering foot injury

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England v Italy - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 9, 2019 England's Brad Shields scores their eighth try. Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra/File Photo England flanker Brad Shields faces a race against time to be fit for the Rugby World Cup after being ruled out…
Mako Vunipola Rugby Championship 2019: Leukaemia survivor Christian Lealiifano recalled to Australia squad

Mako Vunipola Rugby Championship 2019: Leukaemia survivor Christian Lealiifano recalled to Australia squad

ACT Brumbies captain and cancer survivor Christian Lealiifano has been recalled to the Wallabies squad for the first time in three years, beating out flyhalf Quade Cooper for the first Rugby Championship test against South Africa. Lealiifano’s inclusion in the 34-man squad released on Thursday follows a strong season with the Canberra-based Super Rugby team…
Mako Vunipola Joe Marler in ‘different headspace’ after reversing England retirement

Mako Vunipola Joe Marler in ‘different headspace’ after reversing England retirement

'Things change, don't they?': England prop Joe Marler says he's in a 'different headspace' and ready to give '114%' after reversing retirement decision for shot at World Cup as he trains with Eddie Jones' squadEngland prop Joe Marler announced his retirement from Test rugby last yearHe cited the stress and anxiety of leaving behind his family…
Mako Vunipola Marler and Cipriani in England World Cup training squad

Mako Vunipola Marler and Cipriani in England World Cup training squad

Updated / Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 13:16 Joe Marler has come out of international retirement Joe Marler has come out of international retirement to be named in England's Rugby World Cup training squad, while Danny Cipriani has also been included on the 35-man roster. Harlequins prop Marler last featured for England against South Africa in…
Mako Vunipola Danny Cipriani left out of England squad for Italy training trip

Mako Vunipola Danny Cipriani left out of England squad for Italy training trip

Danny Cipriani seems destined to end his career without having played in a World Cup after he was left out of the 38-member England squad that flew to Italy on Monday for a 12-day training camp. The Gloucester outhalf was voted the Premiership’s player of the season two months ago but his prospects of going…