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Lean on me: Uncapped second-rower Ed Slater has been selected as England's captain to face the Crusaders

England v Crusaders: England hunting spirited win

During the naming of the England squad to face the Canterbury Crusaders on the Tuesday night before the third and final Test in Hamilton, mid-week captain Ed Slater explained how…

Ian Madigan

Argentina 17-23 Ireland: The Verdict

The positives  Ireland’s set piece dominated that of Argentina, a side who are renowned for being tough up front. The second Test’s stats show that Ireland won 11 of their…

Fergus McFadden

Argentina v Ireland: Schmidt reinstates the cavalry

JOE SCHMIDT has reinforced his team with Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 winners for Ireland’s second Test against Argentina on Saturday. Schmidt had always intended to give all of the 29 players…