England and Wales will both be led by flyhalves in the Six Nations.
The teams announced their enlarged squads for the upcoming competition on Tuesday, with Owen Farrell retained as England captain despite not playing any rugby since November when he sustained an ankle injury in the win over Australia.
Watching back the 2019 Rugby World Cup final hasn’t been part of Tom Curry’s preparations for England’s test match against the South Africa on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — Captain Owen Farrell and hooker Jamie George have been sidelined by injuries from England's squad to face South Africa this weekend at Twickenham.
Farrell hurt an ankle and George a knee on Saturday while beating Australia 32-15.
England was forced to make a late change to its starting lineup for Saturday’s rugby test against Australia after losing another prop on what coach Eddie Jones called their COVID-19 “rollercoaster.”
English rugby has a potential superstar in its midst in Marcus Smith, and Eddie Jones knows that all too well.
It’s why Jones — in comments that have been pounced on by some as crass and irresponsible — has chosen to warn the 22-year-old flyhalf of the distractions of potentially being the next big thing in his sport, using surprise U.S.
LONDON (AP) — England captain Owen Farrell was cleared to face Australia next weekend after his COVID-19 case was confirmed as a false-positive on Sunday.
Farrell missed the 69-3 rout of Tonga at Twickenham on Saturday after being forced to isolate because of the result of a test taken on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — England captain Owen Farrell was ruled out of the rugby test against Tonga on Saturday a day after testing positive for the coronavirus.
England made the announcement just an over an hour before kickoff at a sold-out Twickenham.
LONDON (AP) — England captain Owen Farrell has tested positive for the coronavirus on the eve of their rugby test against Tonga at Twickenham.
Farrell on Friday wasn't ruled out of Saturday's match, pending more COVID-19 tests.
LONDON (AP) — England's plan to start Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell in a playmaking axis against Tonga on Saturday at Twickenham has been delayed by Smith's unspecified leg injury.
Coach Eddie Jones wanted to pick Smith at flyhalf but his limited training forced him to settle for a bench role.
LONDON (AP) — England rugby players Luke Cowan-Dickie and Anthony Watson were ruled out of the team's November tests on Tuesday.
Cowan-Dickie, the first-choice hooker, has an ankle problem sustained while playing Exeter last weekend and has been replaced in Eddie Jones’ 34-man squad by Jamie George, the 59-cap veteran who was contentiously left out of the original squad.
LONDON (AP) — England will enter the November rugby internationals without four of its biggest names after an improvement in club form failed to earn Mako and Billy Vunipola, Jamie George and George Ford recalls to the squad on Monday.
LONDON (AP) — England accounted for the United States 43-29 at Twickenham on Sunday with a messy finish after a brilliant start.
England had the expected win in hand after 30 minutes when it led 26-3, but the Eagles, in their first test since the 2019 Rugby World Cup, improved quickly, and outscored the home side 26-17 in an entertaining second half featuring skimpy defense.
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