Jun 22, 2016

Jones touts Hartley as Lions skipper

Dylan Hartley has all the right qualities to lead the British and Irish Lions for the tour of New Zealand next year, the England captain’s head coach Eddie Jones has said. The 30-year-old hooker, who has picked up 74 caps for his country, led ...

England coach Jones wants clean sweep over Australia

Jun 19, 2016

England coach Jones wants clean sweep over Australia

With two wins and a first-ever test series victory in Australia, England coach Eddie Jones isn’t about to lower the bar for his expectations of a successful rugby tour Down Under. Jones, an Australian who formerly coached the Wallabies and Japan, wants a third ...

England beats Australia to clinch series

Jun 18, 2016

England beats Australia to clinch series

Captain Dylan Hartley scored a first-half try and Owen Farrell a late clinching one as England defended resolutely through repeated Australian scoring attacks to beat the mistake-prone Wallabies 23-7 on Saturday and clinch its first rugby series Down Under. Leading 10-7 at halftime, Farrell’s ...

Jun 11, 2016

England tops Australia in test series opener

England’s resurgence under Eddie Jones gained traction with a breakthrough 39-28 win over the Wallabies to open the three-test series against the Rugby World Cup finalists on Saturday. Jones took over in the wake of England’s dreadful group-stage exit at the 2015 World Cup, ...

Jun 2, 2016

England arrives in Australia for three-test tour

England’s rugby squad arrived Down Under on Thursday for a three-test series led by its Australian coach Eddie Jones, who didn’t take long to complain about how he and his players are set to be treated during the June tour. The former Wallabies mentor ...

May 16, 2016

Wallaby legend Smith returning to Suntory

Suntory Sungoliath confirmed Monday that George Smith was returning to the club for the 2016-2017 Top League season. The former Wallaby previously played for Sungoliath from 2011-2014 before heading to Europe. Last week Smith, who won 111 caps for Australia, was named the Players’ ...

Apr 30, 2016

Japan routs South Korea in ARC tilt

No Eddie Jones, no Rugby World Cup stars, no Super Rugby starters all proved to be no bother for Japan as the Brave Blossoms opened the Asia Rugby Championship with an 85-0 thrashing of South Korea on Saturday. On a gorgeous spring day in ...

Jones critical of Japan over succession, work ethic

Apr 29, 2016

Jones critical of Japan over succession, work ethic

With Japan set for a test match on Saturday, the Brave Blossoms’ first since their heroics at last year’s Rugby World Cup, former coach Eddie Jones is less than impressed with how things have panned out regarding his successor. “What other team, what serious ...

England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Mar 20, 2016

England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Six Nations champion England completed its first Grand Slam in 13 years after beating France 31-21 in an error-strewn finale on Saturday. England, handed the title last weekend after France lost to Scotland, scored three tries to none but kept giving away kickable penalties ...

England edges Wales in Six Nations

Mar 13, 2016

England edges Wales in Six Nations

England moved within sight of the Six Nations title and a first Grand Slam since 2003 by beating Wales 25-21 on Saturday, thanks to a punishing first-half display and flawless goalkicking from Owen Farrell. Farrell kicked six penalties and converted Anthony Watson’s 32nd-minute try ...

England coach Jones goes into self-imposed silence

Feb 28, 2016

England coach Jones goes into self-imposed silence

England coach Eddie Jones has reacted to the outcry over his comments about Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton’s welfare by placing a self-imposed media blackout ahead of his side’s virtual title decider against Wales in the Six Nations. “I’m putting a media ban on myself,” ...

Feb 24, 2016

Former Brave Blossoms captain Hirose to retire

Toshiaki Hirose, who earned 28 caps for the Brave Blossoms, and for two years captained Japan under head coach Eddie Jones, announced he was ending his playing career on Wednesday. The 34-year-old wing for Top League side Toshiba Brave Lupus was named to last ...