After a school visit and spending time at the beach, England are ready to focus on their Rugby World Cup Pool C opener against Tonga.
Joe Launchbury and Henry Slade will be able to play in England’s Rugby World Cup opener against Tonga, Steve Borthwick has confirmed.
Eddie Jones does not expect to have Mako Vunipola available until England face Argentina or France in the Rugby World Cup pool stage.
Captain Owen Farrell converted all four of England’s tries and also kicked three penalties as his side eased past Italy on Friday.
Though he is not in the Rugby World Cup squad, Joe Marchant will start at centre against Italy in England’s final warm-up game.
England have beaten Wales and Ireland of late, prompting Brian O’Driscoll to identify the 2003 Rugby World Cup champions as “a huge threat”.
Ireland have not matched the standards set in 2018, but Brian O’Driscoll believes they can hit form ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
Rory Best will prove his critics wrong with his calm leadership as Ireland go through a tough spell, says Jamie Heaslip.
Mako Vunipola’s latest hamstring setback is not serious and he is set to be fit for England’s Rugby World Cup campaign.
Mako Vunipola’s return from injury was cut short, but England coach Eddie Jones is “cautiously optimistic” over the prop.
The Rugby World Cup is not far away but Ireland’s performance against England showed they are not ready, according to Rory Best.
Ireland’s hopes of moving to the top of the world rankings on Saturday were crushed by a brilliant England display at Twickenham.