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Scotland and England asked to explain pre-match tunnel clash

Media playback is not supported on this device Scotland and England have been asked by Six Nations organisers to explain a clash in the tunnel before Saturday’s Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield. As the teams returned to the dressing rooms after the pre-match warm-up, England back Owen Farrell and Scotland forward Ryan Wilson appeared to clash at the entrance to the tunnel. Television footage showed other players then pulling the pair apart. Scotland won 25-13 to secure their first victory over England since 2008. Six Nations Rugby said it would…

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Stokes return ends in England defeat by New Zealand

First one-day international, Hamilton England 284-8 (50 overs): Buttler 79, Root 71, Roy 49 New Zealand 287-7 (49.2 overs): Taylor 113, Latham 79, Santner 45* New Zealand won by three wickets Scorecard Ben Stokes scored 12 and took 2-43 as his first England match since September ended in a three-wicket defeat by New Zealand in Hamilton. Ross Taylor made 113 and Tom Latham 79 as New Zealand recovered from 27-3 in the first match of the one-day series. Mitchell Santner hit 45 not out off 27 balls, including a six…

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Scotland beat England for first time in a decade

2018 Six Nations Scotland (22) 25 Tries: Jones 2, Maitland Cons: Laidlaw 2 Pens: Laidlaw, Russell England (6) 13 Try: Farrell Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 2 Scotland scored three tries to earn a thrilling first victory over England since 2008 to open up the Six Nations title race at an exultant Murrayfield. Centre Huw Jones scored two tries – Scotland’s first against England at home in 14 years – and Sean Maitland grabbed another as the hosts led 22-6. Owen Farrell landed two penalties and his converted try on the…

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Revealed: Gareth Southgate's England starting XI for 2018 World Cup if picked on stats

The 25-year-old has not looked back since getting his chance in the Premier League following an injury to Tom Heaton. He has made 27 appearances for Burnley this season, keeping 11 clean sheets, and has a WhoScored rating of 6.97. Saturday, February 24, 2018 It’s three months until that time again when England fans experience excitement, hope and, ultimately, heartbreak. Yes, the World Cup is fast approaching and Gareth Southgate will soon have some big calls to make over who to include in his 23-man squad. There are reports that Gary Cahill, a…

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England coach Jones wary of Scotland's 'world-class' Russell

Media playback is not supported on this device Six Nations 2018: Scotland v England Venue: Murrayfield Date: Saturday, 24 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Scotland. Live text commentary and report on the BBC website and app Scotland fly-half Finn Russell is a “world-class” player who will have to be closely marked in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield, says England boss Eddie Jones. Two weeks ago Jones baited Wales’ Rhys Patchell, questioning his “bottle”. But the Australian has taken…

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'He's no Harry Kane' – Arsene Wenger defends Danny Welbeck despite suggesting he lacks cutting edge like fellow England striker

Kane and Welbeck could work well up front for England, according to Wenger Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Arsene Wenger admits he wants to keep Danny Welbeck at Arsenal, but he’s not as prolific as England team-mate Harry Kane. The former Manchester United striker joined the Gunners in 2014, but has been blighted with injuries since moving to London. Despite his injury record, Wenger has defended Welbeck and insisted he is more than just goals and explained what makes him so vital to any side. “I want to keep him because…

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Six Nations: James Haskell named in England squad for Scotland fixture

James Haskell is available to play for England having served a four-week suspension Tuesday, February 20, 2018 England have included James Haskell in a 25-man squad ahead of Saturday’s NatWest 6 Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield. Haskell is available for the first time in the 2018 Championship after serving a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle incurred on club duty for Wasps. Eddie Jones will cull two players from the 25 on Thursday morning when he names his starting XV, with Haskell hoping to make his first England appearance…

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