England can bounce back under ‘meticulous’ Jones – Former Australia captain Gregan

FORMER AUSTRALIA CAPTAIN George Gregan believes Eddie Jones possesses the leadership qualities required to revive England’s ailing fortunes. England are preparing for a three-Test series in Australia – their first summer tour in five years – on the back of two dismal Six Nations campaigns. Experienced coach Jones retained the backing of the Rugby Football … Read more

Newcastle sign England goalkeeper in reported €11 million deal

NEWCASTLE HAVE completed the signing of Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope on a four-year deal. The 30-year-old England international travelled to the north-east to undergo a medical and formally seal the transfer on Thursday after the two clubs had agreed a fee understood to be in the region of £10 million (€11.6 million). Pope said: “Now … Read more

Treasury-backed interest-free loan scheme to be expanded to reach up to 20,000

A Government-supported scheme which provides interest-free loans to the financially vulnerable will be expanded to reach up to 20,000 people. The No Interest Loan Scheme (Nils), which is backed by the Treasury but run by credit unions and other lending organisations, has been successfully trialled in Manchester and from September will be rolled out in … Read more

England vs Barbarians: Kick off time, how to watch, team news, lineups

E ngland battle the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday for the first time since 2019 in their final fixture before this summer’s three-Test tour of Australia. While the annual contest against a star-studded invitational squad is a non-cap affair, it remains crucially important as fringe and uncapped players attempt to take their last chance to … Read more

Eddie Jones keen to see if England’s rookies can stake claim for Australia tour spot

EDDIE JONES WILL use his “teabag theory” to decide if the rookies on parade against the Barbarians tomorrow  are ready to participate in England’s tour of Australia. Full-back Tommy Freeman and hooker Jack Walker are the uncapped players in action at Twickenham, but Joe Cokanasiga, Mark Atkinson and Bevan Rodd will also be seeking the … Read more

Destructive England smash ODI world record against the Netherlands

T hree England batters scored centuries as they thrashed their way to a world record-smashing 498 for four in the first ODI against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Phil Salt, Dawid Malan and, most spectacularly, Jos Buttler all made centuries, the first time England have recorded three hundreds in the same ODI innings. Then Liam Livingstone … Read more

Europe wilts under early heat wave from Med to North Sea

A blanket of hot air stretching from the Mediterranean to the North Sea is giving much of western Europe its first heat wave of the summer, with temperatures forecast to top 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) from Malaga to London on Friday BERLIN — A blanket of hot air stretching from the Mediterranean to … Read more

Wiegman excited by selection headaches as England put in dominant display

S arina Wiegman is ready for the prospect of selection headaches after her England Women side kicked off their Euro 2022 preparations with a comfortable win over Belgium. The Lionesses put in a dominant performance to beat the Belgians 3-0 at Molineux in what was the first of their three warm-up games ahead of next … Read more