# England

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# rule
England's restriction on selecting overseas-based players set to remain in place
Premiership Rugby CEO Simon Massie-Taylor says the rule will stay for the next agreement overseeing the domestic game.
Last month
March 2023
# Family ties
'There’s definitely a lot of pride for the job he’s doing' - Owen Farrell on facing father Andy
Farrell’s father Andy stands on the brink of coaching Ireland to a Six Nations Grand Slam.
# Unavailable
England's Ollie Lawrence ruled out of final Six Nations clash with Ireland
Lawrence suffered a damaged hamstring during the final quarter of their defeat to France.
# Owen Farrell
'You don’t expect to lose like that anywhere as an England team'
England were overrun 53-10 by France on Saturday in their biggest home loss of all time.
# Return
Marcus Smith recalled to England squad for Six Nations clash with France
The Harlequins fly-half was dropped from last week’s training camp in Brighton.
# preparation
Anthony Watson reveals he visualised his try against Wales
It was a sweet moment for the 29-year-old Leicester wing after a serious knee injury.
This year
# Dropped
Marcus Smith left out of England training squad as George Ford returns to fold
Smith began the Six Nations as England’s starting fly-half.
# Battle
Ollie Lawrence scores crucial try as England claim welcome win in Wales
Anthony Watson and Kyle Sinckler also crossed for Steve Borthwick’s visitors.
# Green Light
Wales-England goes ahead after strike threat from Welsh players averted
Strike action had been threatened as a result of contract disputes with the Welsh Rugby Union.
# Return
Fit-again trio named in England squad
Tom Curry, George Ford and Courtney Lawes are all available to face Wales.
# no stress
Gatland 'confident' that Wales v England game will go ahead despite strike threat
The sides are due to meet in the Six Nations on Saturday.
# hot prospect
England ready to unleash 'special' Arundell
The 20-year-old’s ability to score stunning solo tries saw him compared to 2003 World Cup winner Jason Robinson.
# Tough Call
Honeymoon blow prepares England boss Borthwick for dropping Smith
Owen Farrell will now move from inside centre to fly-half, where he plays for club side Saracens, with Ollie Lawrence in the No 12 shirt.
# Criticism
Eddie Jones: Steve Borthwick right to say England weren’t good at anything
The coach was sacked after presiding over a dire 2022.
# Must do better
Borthwick says England team he inherited 'weren't good at anything'
The coach’s reign got underway with a Calcutta Cup defeat to Scotland at Twickenham.
# Great Scots
Van der Merwe's late try sees Scotland beat England in Six Nations thriller
Gregor Townsend’s team held out to record a third successive win over England for the first time since 1972.
# Boost
Jamie George returns to England training camp ahead of Six Nations opener
George will have to continue following concussion protocols until late next week.
# doubt
Potential blow for England after Jamie George suffers suspected concussion
Steve Borthwick’s side face Scotland on 4 February.
# Development
Farrell receives ban but will be available for England’s Six Nations opener
The skipper is set to be able to resume playing after Saracens’ Premiership clash with Bristol on 28 January.
# Blow
Owen Farrell could miss England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland
The 31-year-old has been cited for a dangerous tackle in Saracens’ victory over Gloucester on Friday.
# Tricky Times
Farrell at risk of missing Six Nations opener if cited for dangerous tackle
The England out-half committed what appeared to be a high, shoulder-led charge on Gloucester’s Jack Clement.
Last year
# I Regret Nothing
Sacked England coach Eddie Jones 'wouldn't do anything differently'
The 62-year-old was dismissed from the position earlier this month.
# Pastures new
Steve Borthwick appointed England head coach on 5-year deal
The 43-year-old masterminded Leicester’s Gallagher Premiership title triumph last season.
# replacement
Steve Borthwick set to succeed Eddie Jones as England head coach - report
Borthwick has been recruited from Leicester where he has acted as director of rugby since 2020.
# Return
Former England coach Eddie Jones to lead Barbarians at Twickenham in May
The 62-year-old Australian was sacked by the RFU last week after seven years in charge.
# Frustration
Eddie Jones’ sacking 'unbelievably disappointing'
The Australian lost his job after overseeing England’s worst year of results since 2008.
# Boost
Ronan O'Gara commits future to La Rochelle after England link
The Irish coach has extended his contract until 2027.
# Under Pressure
Eddie Jones to learn England fate next week after RFU review
Jones is fighting for his future as head coach after presiding over England’s worst year since 2008.
# conclusion
Disappointing England finish series with dismal loss to 14-man South Africa
Eddie Jones’ men delivered a terrible performance as the Springboks stormed to a 27-13 win.
# Team news
Both Sam Simmonds and Billy Vunipola to line up for England against New Zealand
Both players are specialist number eights.
# Centurion
Owen Farrell ‘has changed the way English rugby has been played’
Farrell is set to win his 100th cap this weekend.
# bigger picure
England boss Jones puts Lawes' health first
The player has a history of concussion, including a six-week spell out earlier this year.
# Squad News
Jamie George provides boost for England with unexpected return to fitness
The Lions front row has been included in a 36-man training squad for Saturday’s visit of Japan.
# Keep calm and carry on
'They’re all controllable' – Eddie Jones knows England can sort problems out
The Pumas halted a 10-match losing run in the fixture dating back to 2009.
# joyous scenes
Boffelli the hero as Argentina shock England
The match was a personal triumph for the Pumas wing who scored 25 points
# Wave Goodbye
Former England rugby captain Chris Robshaw retires
The 36-year-old made his Test debut in 2009 and went on to win 66 international caps.
# Dominant
England make record-breaking start as Rugby World Cup begins
The ninth edition of the tournament opened with two entertaining affairs.
# problems
Rugby World Cup winner Thompson says dementia makes him feel 'phoney'
The ex-hooker, 44, is one of scores of former players who have decided to sue a number of governing bodies for negligence.
# Injury
England hooker Jamie George ruled out of autumn internationals
The 31-year-old is expected to be sidelined for around 10 weeks with a foot injury.
# Warm Ups
England to face Wales in double-header ahead of Rugby World Cup
Wales host Eddie Jones’ side on 5 August before a return match at Twickenham the following weekend.