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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# England

This year
2023
# Treatment Table
Knee op rules France flanker out, Italy's Capuozzo hit with shoulder injury
The Six Nations resumes on 11 March.
# Unhappy
Wales' Six Nations clash with England in doubt as players consider strike action
There is a huge sense of uncertainty for Welsh players and their families amid a contract freeze.
# High praise
'We are behind them' - England coach hails 'phenomenal' Ireland and France
Steve Borthwick was impressed by Saturday’s Six Nations clash.
# Off the Mark
Borthwick gets first win as England weather second-half challenge from Italy
The Italians showed their attacking threat at times in Twickenham.
# England
Search for missing mother-of-two Nicola Bulley enters 16th day
Lancashire Police and specialist teams are continuing a search of the River Wyre, although her family feel she did not fall in.
# smithereens
England break up playmaking axis and drop Marcus Smith for Italy clash
Owen Farrell will instead start at fly-half.
# Rugby
Ben Youngs’ Test future in doubt after being dropped from England squad
England’s most-capped men’s player made a disappointing contribution off the bench in the 29-23 defeat by Scotland.
# Richard Cockerill
England scrum coach to move after Six Nations to Montpellier role
Cockerill is the only coaching survivor from the Jones era.
# Red Carpet
'It wasn't meant to cause offence. We didn't realise the uproar that'd come out of it'
It’s 20 years since Martin Johnson made his stand, as recalled by England legend Jason Leonard.
# lukeless
England's injury issues compounded by loss of Cowan-Dickie
The front-row forward is out of the entire Six Nations championship.
# Injury Crisis
Courtney Lawes becomes England's latest Six Nations doubt
England also have an injury crisis brewing at hooker.
# Dropped
Veteran trio omitted from England's Six Nations squad
Billy Vunipola, Jonny May and Jack Nowell have been left out.
# ruled out
England hooker to miss start of Six Nations through injury
Exeter rugby director Rob Baxter says of Cowan-Dickie: “You are not going to be seeing him running around in the next three or four weeks. ”
# exit door
Forwards coach leaves England set-up following Eddie Jones’ departure
Matt Proudfoot took on the role in January 2020.
Last year
2022
# time out
Eddie Jones says it would be 'difficult' to coach another team at the World Cup
Sacked England boss says past three years have ‘taken a fair bit out of me’.
# England
Mother accused of murdering two young sons appears in London court
Kara Alexander, 44, is charged over the deaths of Marley Thomas, aged five, and two-year-old Elijah Thomas.
# Award Winner
'I’m incredibly honoured' - England star Mead wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Mead top-scored for the Lionesses in their Euro 2022 triumph on home soil in the summer.
# staying on
Gareth Southgate to remain England manager - reports
The 52-year-old had said he required breathing space to take stock after six years in the job.
# Andrew Flintoff
Andrew Flintoff taken to hospital after accident while filming Top Gear
The BBC confirmed the incident occurred on Tuesday morning.
# Analysis
Cooney on Soccer: How England stopped Mbappe but couldn't stop France
Why Olivier Giroud and Didier Deschamps are due a bit more respect.
# End of the road
FA boss ‘incredibly proud’ of England and Gareth Southgate after World Cup exit
Meanwhile, Alan Shearer says that Harry Kane’s penalty miss will haunt him for the rest of his life.
# crucial miss
Kane's missed penalty costs England in World Cup exit to France
England were beaten 2-1 by France, their captain’s skied spot kick blowing a golden opportunity.
# Support
Harry Maguire mockery is 'undeserved'
Kalvin Phillips has backed his England teammate after a difficult few months.
# possibility
Raheem Sterling considering return to England's World Cup squad
The 27-year-old travelled back to the UK to check on his family’s well-being following a break-in.
# All On The Line
Eddie Jones set to discover England fate with reports he will be sacked on Tuesday
The veteran Australian boss was reportedly meeting with Twickenham chiefs today.
# Respect
Declan Rice: England have not been given due credit but have silenced critics
Gareth Southgate’s side meet France in the quarter-finals.
# Inspiration
Bellingham's shades of Rooney a thrill to senses
Roy Keane summed up midfielder’s credentials – ‘Maturity, decision-making, what’s going on upstairs, end product, final pass. The kid has everything.’
# Three and easy
England ease past Senegal to set up defining World Cup quarter-final with France
England overcame a sluggish start to win 3-0.
# 2022 World Cup
England have broken down penalty shootout 'mental barriers' and will be ready if put on the spot
Eric Dier and Gareth Southgate insist England are ‘mentally and physically’ set to go the distance in Qatar, if needs be.
# Departure
England defender Ben White leaves World Cup squad for 'personal reasons'
A statement from the English FA confirmed that the Arsenal star is not expected to return for the remainder of the tournament.
# Kyle Sinckler
England prop set for month out with injury sustained in South Africa defeat
Bristol hope Sinckler can be back for the clash with Harlequins on December 27.
# England V Wales
Southgate wary of pressure and expectation on Foden, Bale and Ramsey could be benched
England and Wales face off in a World Cup Group B showdown tonight.
# Under Pressure
South Africa loss sealed worst ever week for English rugby – Sir Clive Woodward
England have won just one of their autumn Tests.
# Reaction
Eddie Jones defends credentials as England head coach after South Africa loss
England’s sixth defeat from 12 Tests in 2022 made it their worst calendar year since 2008.
# drab
England jeered by own supporters after dreary draw with United States
A dreadful game finished 0-0 at the Al-Bayt Stadium.
# Team news
Jamie George and Mako Vunipola in revamped England front row for Springboks
Ellis Genge and Luke Cowan-Dickie drop out of the starting XV.
# Stance
'I think it was a big mistake' - Roy Keane criticises decision to scrap One Love armbands
Speaking to ITV ahead of the Wales v USA game, the former Ireland captain insisted players should have “stuck to their guns.”
# Reaction
Manager Queiroz says protesting Iran fans 'should stay at home'
Iran fans jeered during the national anthem ahead of today’s defeat to England, which the manager took as an attack on his players.
# Political Football
England show World Cup credentials in game to be remembered for Iran's brave protest
The Iranian players refused to sing their national anthem in a 6-2 loss to England in Qatar.
# more problems
Technical issues with Fifa tickets app causes delays ahead of England's opening game
Vast swathes of empty seats were visible as the match kicked off.