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Job done: The Aviva Stadium erupts as Craig Joubert blows the final whistle to mark Ireland's 19-9 defeat of England ©INPHO/Colm O'Neill

Ireland vs England analysis: Six defining moments

A 10-point defeat away to a side that has now won their last 10 consecutive Tests. That statement represents the stark outcome for England on a soggy Sunday in Dublin. However, for…

Slade stars: Henry Slade slides over for a try for the Chiefs against Harlequins. (Photo Action Images)

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints King Henry Everyone’s talking about George Ford and Danny Cipriani, but Henry Slade reminded the rugby world of his excellent credentials at fly-half when he scored 27 points…

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Analysis: All-action Jack Nowell lays down England marker

Releasing 12 members of his wider squad into Aviva Premiership action, Stuart Lancaster earmarked this weekend as one for fringe England players to impress their credentials for more prominent involvement…