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Dylan Hartley: England coach Eddie Jones defends Northampton captain

‘Hartley can be effective England captain’ – Jones Dylan Hartley has a “clear role with England as captain and leader”, says head coach Eddie Jones as he defended the hooker following criticism of his leadership in Northampton’s dismal run. The 50-21 loss to Harlequins on

Clarke will be on sidelines for Dublin again in January

Dublin will be managed in this month’s O’Byrne Cup by Paul Clarke. In the absence of manager Jim Gavin, who is on the Dubs team holiday in Cape Town along with his selectors Declan Darcy and Shane O’Hanlon, Clarke will once again fill the gap.

The fight, submission and knockout of the year

It’s been a unique 12 months in the history of mixed martial arts. And that’s putting it mildly. The UFC’s biggest star, lightweight champion Conor McGregor, didn’t make a single appearance — at least in his own sport. He did make his professional boxing debut,

Ben Vellacott: Scotland may lose Gloucester scrum-half to England

Gloucester scrum-half Ben Vellacott made 17 appearances for Scotland’s Under-20 side Scotland may have to compete with England to cap Gloucester’s exciting scrum-half Ben Vellacott. Eddie Jones’ England are understood to view the former Scotland Under-20 half-back as a player with the ability to prosper

ESPN’s boxing fight of the year for 2017

Anthony Joshua came into his fight with former longtime heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko as the owner of a belt, but with so many questions about how good he really was because he had such an easy road to the title. England’s Joshua had faced