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# England

March 2023
Owen Farrell dropped for England's clash with France
Marcus Smith will start at 10 with Steve Borthwick making the bombshell decision to start Farrell on the bench.
Should amateur Irish rugby lower the legal tackle height like in England?
The IRFU says it still has to decide whether to opt-in on World Rugby’s global trial.
England's Marcus Smith shines as Harlequins hammer Exeter
England coach Borthwick must now decide whether Smith should be recalled at No 10.
Ariana Grande concert bombing ‘might have been prevented’ by MI5, inquiry finds
The attack killed 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl.
British school principal died from gunshots to the chest, inquest hears
Emma Pattison and her daughter Lettie are believed to have been murdered by George Pattison, their husband and father respectively, before he killed himself.
Exeter boss Rob Baxter backs decision to release Marcus Smith from England duty
Smith’s place in England’s matchday squad is under serious threat ahead of the clash with France.
February 2023
Knee op rules France flanker out, Italy's Capuozzo hit with shoulder injury
The Six Nations resumes on 11 March.
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.
'We are behind them' - England coach hails 'phenomenal' Ireland and France
Steve Borthwick was impressed by Saturday’s Six Nations clash.
Borthwick gets first win as England weather second-half challenge from Italy
The Italians showed their attacking threat at times in Twickenham.
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.
England break up playmaking axis and drop Marcus Smith for Italy clash
Owen Farrell will instead start at fly-half.
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.
England scrum coach to move after Six Nations to Montpellier role
Cockerill is the only coaching survivor from the Jones era.
January 2023
'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.
England's injury issues compounded by loss of Cowan-Dickie
The front-row forward is out of the entire Six Nations championship.
Courtney Lawes becomes England's latest Six Nations doubt
England also have an injury crisis brewing at hooker.
Veteran trio omitted from England's Six Nations squad
Billy Vunipola, Jonny May and Jack Nowell have been left 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. ”
Forwards coach leaves England set-up following Eddie Jones’ departure
Matt Proudfoot took on the role in January 2020.
Last year
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’.
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.
'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.
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 taken to hospital after accident while filming Top Gear
The BBC confirmed the incident occurred on Tuesday morning.
Cooney on Soccer: How England stopped Mbappe but couldn't stop France
Why Olivier Giroud and Didier Deschamps are due a bit more respect.
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.
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.
Harry Maguire mockery is 'undeserved'
Kalvin Phillips has backed his England teammate after a difficult few months.
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.
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.
Declan Rice: England have not been given due credit but have silenced critics
Gareth Southgate’s side meet France in the quarter-finals.
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.’
England ease past Senegal to set up defining World Cup quarter-final with France
England overcame a sluggish start to win 3-0.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Africa loss sealed worst ever week for English rugby – Sir Clive Woodward
England have won just one of their autumn Tests.