England coach Eddie Jones agrees to take 25 per cent pay cut as RFU faces up to £50million revenue losses due to coronavirus pandemic

26 Mar

England coach Eddie Jones has agreed to take a pay cut in excess of 25 per cent. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is facing revenue losses of up to £50million over the next 18 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, RFU chiefs and Jones have taken pay cuts to limit the financial impact on […]

Coronavirus: Final round of Six Nations matches ‘postponed until October’ due to COVID-19 outbreak

9 Mar

The final round of Six Nations matches has been postponed until October due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports claim. The deadly disease has infected more than 110,000 people, with almost 4,000 deaths worldwide England’s match with Italy, which was originally scheduled for March 14, has already been called off. French outlet Rugbyrama claim remaining Six […]

Carlos Tevez kissing Diego Maradona, Ian Wright’s grandson’s goal vs Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey for Juventus and more things we loved

8 Mar

There was plenty of action across the sporting world this weekend, especially with Six Nations fireworks, a major UFC fight night, plus all the football in between. Manchester United did the double over Manchester City, Liverpool saw off Bournemouth to close in on the Premier League title, while there was disappointment for Scott Quigg on […]

England keep hopes of winning Six Nations alive with win over Wales in match where Joe Marler grabs Alun Wyn Jones’ penis

7 Mar

England kept alive their hopes of winning the 2020 Six Nations with a 33-30 victory over rivals Wales at Twickenham. Tries from Anthony Watson and Elliot Daly helped Eddie Jones’ side raced to a commanding 20-9 lead at half time. The first half also saw one of the more bizarre moments of this year’s championships […]

Anthony Watson and Mark Wilson earn first England starts since World Cup final for Six Nations clash vs Wales

5 Mar

Anthony Watson and Mark Wilson have both been selected to face Wales in England’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Saturday. Bath wing Watson and Sale back-row forward Wilson will feature for the first time since the Rugby World Cup final defeat to South Africa last November. Watson has recovered from a calf injury while […]

England’s Six Nations clash in Italy postponed due to coronavirus as FA holds talks about Azzurri friendly at Wembley

5 Mar

England’s Six Nations clash in Italy has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, it has been announced. COVID-19 has infected more than 94,000 people, which includes over 3,000 deaths across the globe. And the death toll has reached 107 in Italy, with 3,090 people infected, making it one of the worst-hit European countries. Six […]

Six Nations organisers launch investigation after England coach allegedly hit by beer bottle before Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland

10 Feb

Six Nations organisers will launch an investigation after Eddie Jones claimed a member of his England backroom staff was struck by a plastic beer bottle. Neil Craig, the RFU’s head of elite performance and Jones’ right-hand man, was allegedly hit by the bottle as the team arrived at Murrayfield for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash vs […]

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps up impressive goal record, Emre Can scores screamer, Kell Brook’s comeback win and more things we loved

9 Feb

The weekend of sport was slightly affected by Storm Ciara. Man City’s home match with West Ham was postponed because of the adverse weather conditions, while there were only three Premier League matches on due to the winter break. Below are the best bits that caught talkSPORT.com’s attention… Nutmegs galore QPR’s Eberechi Eze and Brentford’s […]

Ellis Genge hits out at critics after England get Six Nations campaign back on track with hard-fought victory over Scotland

8 Feb

Match winner Ellis Genge hit out at the critics and head coach Eddie Jones took a swipe at the Murrayfield crowd following England’s 13-6 victory over Scotland in the Six Nations. Genge scored the only try of a hard-fought contest played out in miserable conditions as England bounced back from their opening defeat to France […]

England beat Scotland in rain and wind-swept Six Nations battle at Murrayfield to win back Calcutta Cup

8 Feb

England scored a precious second-half try to claim a tense 13-6 win over Scotland at Murrayfield to win back the Calcutta Cup for the first time in three years. Both teams struggled with the absolutely dreadful conditions in Edinburgh as Storm Ciara set in. The rain was coming down in star-rods and the wind playing […]

Six Nations: Eddie Jones drops Ben Youngs for Calcutta Cup clash vs Scotland in one of five England changes from France defeat

6 Feb

Eddie Jones has performed major surgery on his England team by making five changes to the side who lost the Six Nations opener vs France. Leicester Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs is the most high-profile casualty for the Calcutta Cup clash against Scotland on Saturday, with Willi Heinz selected at 9. George Furbank keeps his place […]

Eddie Jones has ‘let England down’ and MUST be sacked, according to former Saracens scrum-half Kyran Bracken

5 Feb

Former Saracens scrum-half Kyran Bracken insists Eddie Jones has ‘let England down’ and needs to be replaced. The Australian led the Red Rose to the World Cup final in Japan just three months ago, but his abrasive style and stubborn nature is wearing thin with former players and pundits. Jones was particularly vocal in the […]

Manu Tuilagi ruled out of England’s Six Nations clash vs Scotland after sustaining ANOTHER groin injury against France

4 Feb

Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of the Calcutta Cup clash vs Scotland on Saturday after sustaining another groin injury during England’s Six Nations defeat to France. The Leicester Tigers centre lasted just 16 minutes in Paris before he was replaced by Jonathan Joseph, and he duly headed straight down the tunnel with his anguish […]

‘Eddie Jones is FINISHED as England head coach’ – Adrian Durham joins Sir Clive Woodward in slamming boss after Six Nations defeat to France

4 Feb

Eddie Jones is ‘FINISHED’ as England head coach, believes talkSPORT host Adrian Durham, who has claimed the Australian has ‘run out of ideas’ following the disastrous Six Nations opener. England, beaten finalists at the recent Rugby World Cup, got their 2020 campaign off to the worst possible start as they fell to a 24-17 loss […]

Sir Clive Woodward claims Owen Farrell had his worst game EVER and chastises England for letting Wales get Nick Tompkins

3 Feb

Sir Clive Woodward says Owen Farrell endured his worst game EVER on Sunday as England were battered by France in their Six nations opener. Jonny May’s solo masterclass saved England from humiliation in Paris as one of the worst performances of the Eddie Jones era ended in a 24-17 defeat that puts a large dent […]

England battered by France in Six Nations opener as Manu Tuilagi limps off – but rally to claim bonus losing point

2 Feb

England rallied in Paris, but were unable to spark a dramatic comeback against France, slumping to a 24-17 defeat as they lost their opening Six Nations game. A torrid first half for Eddie Jones’ men, coupled with a sensational start by France under Shaun Edwards, helped the hosts blitz into a 17-point lead. Three months […]

Ireland coach Andy Farrell expecting ‘galvanised’ England in Six Nations as Eddie Jones compares Saracens fiasco to family fights

22 Jan

Ireland coach Andy Farrell believes Eddie Jones will use Saracens’ Gallagher Premiership relegation to galvanise England. Premiership Rugby announced last weekend that the reigning English and European champions will be relegated from the Premiership at the end of this season in response to their failure to comply with salary cap regulations for the current campaign. […]

Eddie Jones to hold crisis talks with England squad to ensure peace with Saracens stars before Six Nations opener

21 Jan

England will hold crisis talks to resolve any internal anger and resentment felt towards Saracens players because of the salary cap scandal. Eddie Jones will preside over the discussions in Portugal on Thursday as his 34-man squad begins a seven-day training camp to prepare for their Six Nations opener vs France on February 2. Saracens […]

Saracens confirm Billy Vunipola has suffered a broken arm – potentially ruling England Number 8 out of Six Nations

20 Jan

England could well be without Billy Vunipola for the entirety of the Six Nations after he suffered a broken arm. The Saracens Number 8 landed awkwardly during a tackle in Sunday’s Champions Cup defeat of Racing 92 at Allianz Park. Although no time frame has been given for his return, Vunipola is unlikely to play […]

Eddie Jones hails ‘unbelievable’ Pep Guardiola as England rugby head coach sheds more light on his visit to Bayern Munich training session

21 Nov

Eddie Jones is impressed with the huge energy Pep Guardiola shows in training sessions as he shed more light on when he came to visit the Spaniard at work. The head coach of the England rugby team revealed in his autobiography My Life and Rugby, how a visit to Germany to meet then Bayern Munich […]

Eddie Jones says Liverpool vs Barcelona Champions League semi-final at Anfield is best sporting event he’s ever been to

21 Nov

He may have taken part in the Rugby World Cup final and the Six Nations, but Eddie Jones has revealed the greatest sporting event he’s ever been to was NOT at one of those famous tournaments. In fact, his greatest ever sporting event wasn’t even a game of rugby! The England coach joined Alan Brazil […]

England’s Joe Marler insists he isn’t angry with Eddie Jones for not starting him in Rugby World Cup final – ‘We still would have lost’

19 Nov

England prop Joe Marler insists he doesn’t hold anything against Eddie Jones for not starting him in tje Rugby World Cup final – admitting South Africa probably would have still won anyway. Jones has conceded he made two big mistakes with his team selection against the Springboks. In his new autobiography My Life and Rugby, the […]