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Nick Westby: Former England RU chief Stuart Lancaster emerges from the shadows

A QUIET redemption occurred in Bilbao last weekend.

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Dejected: Jonny May, left, and his England team-mates leave the field after a meek surrender to grand slam champions Ireland. (Picture: PA)

Six Nations: England still good enough to beat the best – May

EVEN before defeat against Ireland, Warren Gatland planted the seed, suggesting England could be heading for six successive losses.

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STARTING POSITION: Wales' George North. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Six Nations - Wales v Italy: No disrespect as North wings in for first start in 12 months

Rob Howley hopes that Wales will see the best of wing George North in tomorrow’s Six Nations clash against Italy.

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England's Ben T'eo. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Six Nations - France v England: Te’o urged to send early warning signal out to hosts

Ben Te’o is ready for a thunderous collision with Mathieu Bastareaud after being instructed by Eddie Jones to make an early impression on the giant France centre.

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England's Maro Itoje (second left) in action during the NatWest 6 Nations match with Wales at Twickenham

Six Nations: Maro Itoje held back as opponents catch up quickly

Eddie Jones insists “second-season syndrome” explains Maro Itoje’s slide in form since last summer’s British and Irish Lions tour.

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England's Richard Wigglesworth during the captain's run at Twickenham, London, before England played Wales. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Six Nations: Perfect symmetry to Richard Wigglesworth’s England journey

On february 10, 2008, a wide-eyed Lancastrian made his England debut as a scrum-half replacement for Andy Gomarsall in a Six Nations encounter against Italy in Rome.

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England coach Eddie Jones. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Six Nations: Head coach Eddie Jones looks at the bigger picture for England

England may have stayed on course for an historic third Six Nations title in a row on Saturday, but the emphasis this week will be on planning for the future.

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Warren Gatland

Six Nations: Video ref verdict ends with opposing viewpoints at Twickenham

AS the world of football is discovering, the input of a video assistant referee does not always guarantee a black or white answer.

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England's Jonny May scores his side's first try of the game against Wales.

Six Nations: England pleased to dig in and win ‘true test’ against Wales at Twickenham

THERE was a gathering sense as the rain continued to fall on Twickenham on Saturday evening that this victory meant so much more to England because of the close nature of the contest.

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England's Joe Launchbury (centre) in action during the NatWest 6 Nations match with Wales at Twickenham Stadium, London.(Picture: PA)

England 12 Wales 6: England gain, Wales pain in the Twickenham rain

England maintained their Grand Slam course with an attritional victory over old rivals Wales at a rain-lashed Twickenham on Saturday evening.

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England's Danny Care during the captain's run at Twickenham, London.

England v Wales: Milestone only has relevance if we win, says Care

Danny Care will only celebrate becoming England’s most capped scrum-half if Wales are dispatched in his most eagerly awaited fixture of the season.

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England coach Eddie Jones: Keeping his players in focus.

Six Nations, Italy v England: Beware the enemy within, says Ben Foden

Injuries, tired players and a looming showdown with the All Blacks are just some of the reasons why England will not win an historic third Six Nations title in a row.

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Captain's honour: The six men who will lead their country in the NatWest 6 Nations, from left, Wales' Alun Wyn Jones, France's Guilhem Guirado, England's Dylan Hartley, Ireland's Rory Best, Scotland's John Barclay, Italy's Sergio Parisse. (Picture: PA)

Six Nations – Italy v England: Jones demands England be ruthless in Six Nations

Ben Te’o has been instructed to go “fox-hunting” when England launch their NatWest Six Nations title defence tomorrow.

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England head coach Eddie Jones: Has eyes on World Cup.

State of the Nation - Rugby Union: All Blacks will test England credentials

IT seems churlish to suggest given their near impeccable record but England really must do better in 2018 if they are to achieve arguably their biggest goal – beating the All Blacks.

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England captain Dylan Hartley (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).

Jones tells Hartley Six Nations captaincy is his if he stays out of trouble

head COACH Eddie Jones insists only another disciplinary implosion can prevent Dylan Hartley resuming as England captain for the RBS Six Nations.

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England's George Ford during the training session at Pennyhill Park. Picture: Yui Mok/PA

Hartley takes backseat as England prepare to round off in style against Samoa

England will enter Saturday’s climax to the autumn series against Samoa without Dylan Hartley at the helm for the first time in a Test under Eddie Jones.

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My call: Joe Launchbury was in charge of line-out calls for England for the first time on Saturday. (Picture: Paul Harding/PA)

Joe Launchbury happy to stand up and be counted for England

A SURFEIT of stellar locks in England’s ranks means Joe Launchbury is continually having to add strings to his bow. And that is not a problem at all.

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Danny Care crosses for England's fourth try (Picture: PA)

Verdict - England 30 Australia 6: ‘Finisher’ Care puts gloss on England’s triumph

CAN someone be named man of the match after playing just eight minutes?

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England's Sam Underhill in action against Australia at Twickenham. Picture: Nigel French/PA

England 30 Australia 6: Late rally adds gloss to battling Twickenham victory for hosts

ENGLAND maintained their dominance over Australia after digging out a hard-earned but controversial win in filthy conditions at Twickenham this afternoon.

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Stolen moment: England's Dan Luger (centre) celebrates his match-winning try against Australia at Twickenham in 2000. (Picture: PA)

On this day: How victory over Wallabies marked start of World Cup run

England go in search of a fifth straight win over Australia this afternoon as Eddie Jones’s side continue their quest for No 1 status in world rugby.

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