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British and Irish Lions will sing as well as roar in New Zealand

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will have his players watching films and taking part in choir practice to prepare them culturally for this summer’s tour to New Zealand.

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Wales flanker Sam Warburton has been appointed captain for the British and Irish Lions' summer tour of New Zealand. Picture: David Davies/PA.

Sam Warburton to captain Lions on New Zealand tour

WALES star Sam Warburton has been announced as British and Irish Lions captain for this summer’s New Zealand tour.

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England's Jack Nowell and Elliott Daly stand dejected after the RBS 6 Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Six Nations: Disappointment in Dublin will steel England in long-term – Jones

HEAD COACH Eddie Jones insists England will ultimately prosper from seeing a place in history denied by Ireland’s Grand Slam ambush in Dublin.

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The dismay of not bettering New Zealands record run of 18 Test wins shows on the faces of Courtney Lawes, left, and Maro Itoje (Picture: PA).

Ireland 13 England 9: Ireland master England and deal dual blow

England’s winning run was finally brought to a close as their quest for consecutive Grand Slams ended in this defeat by Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.

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England captain Dylan Hartley lifts the Six Nations trophy at the RBS 6 Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Six Nations: We weren’t good enough, admits magnanimous Jones

When defeat finally came, it was met with a surprising degree of graciousness from a man who left his personality imprinted on the RBS Six Nations once again.

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Stuart Lancaster has been praised for his work with England by current head coach Eddie Jones, as the national side chase a record-breaking 19th consecutive Test win in Dublin today (Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire).

Stuart Lancaster deserves praise for England’s achievements, says Eddie Jones

History beckons for England today; a world record 19th consecutive Test win and a second successive Six Nations Grand Slam.

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England's Ben Young's and coach Eddie Jones. Picture: John Walton/PA

Six Nations: Winning the only option as England eye history

Ben Youngs says England will feel unable to celebrate their successful RBS Six Nations title defence if they fail to seize a unique opportunity to enter the history books.

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Eddie Jones: Head coach was all smiles ahead of Englands Grand Slam decider.

England can scale new heights in bid to reach summit

Eddie Jones has warned Ireland they face no ordinary team as England seek to conquer the “mountain” that will deliver back-to-back Grand Slams.

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Elliot Daly: Victim of an illegal tackle against Scotland but now on the way back to fitness.

Six Nations: French lessons leave England confident of success against Ireland in Six Nations climax

Joe Marler insists England will tackle the final assignment of their Grand Slam defence with the swagger that accompanies their status as champions.

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Ireland's Keith Earls, scoring a try during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, is a doubt for Saturday's Dublin finale.

Six Nations: Mentally drained Ireland suffer Earls injury blow

Keith Earls has become a doubt for Ireland’s RBS Six Nations finale with England in Dublin on Saturday due to a groin injury.

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On his shoulders: Owen Farrell has shouldered a greater responsibility under Eddie Jones as England seek a second successive Six Nations grand slam. (Picture: Paul Harding/PA)

Six Nations: Farrells divided over Six Nations decider

Owen Farrell expects his mother Colleen to be cheering for a try-less England win against Ireland when he comes up against his father Andy for the first time.

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High ball: Jack Nowell, right, soars high to claim a kick during training at Englands Pennyhill Park base. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA)

Devious Jones up to his old tricks over Farrell

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Scotland's Fraser Brown, along with the rest of the squad, arrives at Edinburgh Airport for the flight to London ahead of their 6 Nations match against England at Twickenham on Saturday March 11.

Dark Blues challenged to unite as a team to deny hosts

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has been recalled to the Dark Blues’ starting line-up to face England at Twickenham.

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England head coach Eddie Jones.

Six Nations: Sam Underhill left with plenty to prove, says Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones is to omit Sam Underhill from England’s squad for their Grand Slam defence in the belief he has yet to prove himself.

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John Spencer, pictured at last months media conference to announce the 2017 British and Irish Lions coaching staff (Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire).

The bigger the challenge, the bigger the Lions’ opportunity, says John Spencer

IT IS an indication of just how much excitement the British Lions generate that their Twitter feed yesterday declared it is “just” 150 days until the first game of its tour to New Zealand and no one thought to suggest it was an irrelevant marker.

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England's Dylan Hartley celebrates with the Autumn International trophy after beating Australia. Picture: David Davies/PA.

‘They’re all Lions’ - No limit for England’s all-conquering heroes

ENGLAND head coach Eddie Jones feels his entire all-conquering side – and coaching staff – could make the British Lions tour to New Zealand next season.

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England's Ben Youngs scores his side's third try against Australia at Twickenham. Picture: David Davies/PA

Bring on the All Blacks: ‘Perfect’ England left pining for clash with world No 1

GIVEN arguably the only negative when reflecting on England’s emphatic autumn international series is something entirely out of their control, this says plenty about just how good this squad has become under Eddie Jones.

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England's Owen Farrell kicks a penalty against Australia on Saturday. Picture: David Davies/PA

‘He’s our standard bearer’ - Eddie Jones hails influence of England’s Owen Farrell

Eddie Jones knew when seeing a 16-year-old Owen Farrell dumped on his backside by All Blacks legend Sonny Bill Williams that the England centre would become a world great.

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England head coach Eddie Jones (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire).

England v Australia - ‘We’ll win the game in the last 20’ insists confident Eddie Jones

HEAD COACH Eddie Jones will send England out against Australia today with orders to “break them mentally and physically” in the climax to the autumn fixtures at Twickenham.

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England's Mike Brown during the training session at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire.)

England v Argentina: England wary of ‘one last hurrah’ by Pumas

Eddie Jones insists Argentina’s season-ending assault on England at Twickenham will be inspired by their determination to avoid the World Cup’s ‘group of death’.

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