Rugby

4:40 PM BST ESPN staff Wales coach Warren Gatland heaped pressure on Eddie Jones as he suggested England were at risk of losing six games in a row. England entertain Grand Slam-chasing Ireland on Saturday having lost back-to-back games against Scotland and France. This summer Jones takes his side to South Africa for a three-Test
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2:48 PM BST Huw Richards Close • FT’s rugby writer from 1995 to 2009• Also writes for the International Herald Tribune and the Sunday Herald Ireland will go for their third Grand Slam at Twickenham on Saturday, 70 years to the week since they won their first. It was completed on March 13, 1948 at Ravenhill Road,
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Former Springbok flyhalf Johan Goosesn says he went through a tough time following his retirement from rugby, but is feeling like a ‘new man’ after he started training with the Cheetahs this week. Goosen, who played 13 Tests for the Springboks, announced his ‘retirement’ in 2016, while still contracted to French club Racing 92, and
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Sam Simmonds insists England’s Six Nations Grand Slam disappointment last year will act as motivation to ruin Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Joe Schmidt’s men have already relieved Saturday’s opponents at Twickenham of the Six Nations crown and are one victory away from claiming the ultimate prize in northern hemisphere rugby. Twelve months ago England
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