Six nations round 1 begins February 3
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2018 Rugby Six Nations Round 1 Fixtures
Italy v England Tickets 4 Feb Stadio Olimpico Rome, Italy
Wales v Scotland Tickets 3 Feb Millenium Stadium Cardiff, UK
France v Ireland Tickets 3 Feb Stade de France Paris, France
England Rugby Update
Defending champions England, who open up in Rome against Italy, have an extensive pool of talent to choose from and all eyes will be on Eddie Jones when he names his squad on Thursday. Eddie Jones will named his squad for the NatWest 6 Nations as he plans for an unprecedented 3rd Six Nations tournament title in a row. Australian England manager Eddie Jones has guided his side to back-to-back RBS 6 Nations triumphs, but further glory is within England’s grasp. If England defeat Ireland, a second successive Grand Slam is theirs and they will seal a world-record 19th consecutive Test win - moving them past the mark they currently share with New Zealand. Jones has led England to back-to-back RBS 6 Nations Championship victories, and ahead of the start of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations, the England National Rugby Union Team extended Jones’ contract to take charge of the Red Rose through to 2021. The RFU are now set to put in place a succession plan with the next head coach expected to be named in 2019 - 2020 to work alongside Jones before stepping up to the top coaching job. RFU CEO Steve Brown praised Jones for the job he has done since beginning his career at Twickenham.
"Eddie's results as England head coach speak for themselves," said Brown. "Under Eddie's leadership, we have risen from eighth to second in the world - and Eddie won't be satisfied until we are number one. He has a 95 percent win rate at the helm and has been a galvanizing force for the RFU, bringing focus, clarity and extraordinary commitment to the role. We now have a robust succession planning process in place which will avoid the historically disruptive pattern of resetting the coaching team and performance system every four years. Eddie will be a big part of this process, and wants to ensure a smooth handover to his successor."
"Coaching England is a dream job for me, and I was delighted to be asked to stay on after Rugby World Cup 2019," said Jones. England's first NatWest 6 Nations fixture of 2018 sees them travel to Italy to compete in Round 1 on Sunday 4th February, 4:00 pm at the Stadio Olimpico. Here are England's 2018 NatWest 6 Nations fixtures. Great England Six Nations rugby tickets are available now for sale online 150% guaranteed from LiveRugbyTickets.co.uk.
Italy v England, Sun 4 Feb
England v Wales, Sat 10 Feb
Scotland v England, Sat 24 Feb
France v England, Sat 10 Mar
England v Ireland, Sat 17 Mar
The Australian began his current role after the 2015 World Cup, leading England to a Grand Slam in 2016, and retaining the title the following year. Jones’ original contract was set to run through to the 2019 World Cup, however, Jones has now decided to extend his stay as England coach with a two-year extension. Under his tenure, England have won 22 out of 23 games including a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2016, back-to-back Six Nations titles as well as series wins in Australia and Argentina. "Coaching England is a dream job for me, and I was delighted to be asked to stay on after Rugby World Cup 2019,” said Jones. “I have been completely focussed on developing a team capable of being the number one rugby team in the world and winning the World Cup in 2019. I never take my role as England head coach for granted and did not presume I would be asked to stay on, but, once the conversations started very recently, it was not a difficult decision to make. These are exciting times for English rugby, with a focused and committed squad who are full of potential and determined to win. I will continue to work as hard as I can to make England the world's best rugby team."
Eddie Jones says he is "delighted" to extend his contract as England head coach until August 2021 to continue his work with the side. Jones joined the Rugby Football Union in November 2015 and his previous contract ran until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. "I'm delighted to extend and it's exciting as the team's got great potential," added Jones. "What I'd also like to be involved in is creating a sustainably successful team, and I think I can play a role in doing that. It was an easy decision in the end. Our first priority is to win the World Cup and then after that it is making sure the guy that is going to take over has a good team to be involved in, a good structure and hopefully I can play a role in making sure that happens. It is a unique situation in world rugby to be able to do this and I'm delighted to be able to take a part in this process," Jones added. "I was never arrogant or presumptuous enough to think I was going to be offered anything beyond the contract. I went away over Christmas and had some time away in Australia and Japan, came back refreshed and Steve Brown and I had a chat. He offered the opportunity and I could see the value I could bring to the situation, and it was an easy decision in the end."
RFU chief executive Steve Brown has stated it was not only Jones' record with the senior men's team but also his wider impact on rugby in England that was key to the new deal. "He does lots of great things across the professional game, engagement with clubs and the community game as well - that brings something bigger and a wider force for good for English rugby," said Brown. "I've also been really impressed with Eddie's commitment and hard work. I can honestly say I don't think I've worked with anybody who is so hard working to one single cause. I think this is the best possible solution for England. This is a plan for success, but also a plan for succession which I think is key and a first for the RFU." As part of Jones' new deal, the RFU Board has agreed a process for appointing Jones’ successor as head coach. This is likely to involve appointing a new head coach by the end of the 2019-2020 season, with a view to a smooth coaching transition, working with Jones until the summer of 2021, before leading the team into Rugby World Cup 2023. "What we've tended to do is to have a kind of disruptive reset of our coaching teams in every four-year cycle as we get to a World Cup," added Brown. "What we really wanted to do was avoid that but also have a smooth transition into the next head coach and the preparation for 2023."
EDDIE JONES' ENGLAND
England’s home ground is Twickenham. Don't delay, buy your Six Nations tickets for the matches at Twickenham Stadium now, a day out at Twickenham is an experience that will not be forgotten in a hurry.
TOP TRY SCORER
Jonathan Joseph 12
Danny Care 6
Elliot Daly 6
Anthony Watson 5
TOP POINTS SCORER
Owen Farrell 270
George Ford 76
Jonathan Joseph 60
Dylan Hartley 23
George Ford 23
Danny Care 23
Cole, Brown, Youngs 22
George Ford 1752
Mike Brown 1606
Dan Cole 1463
Dylan Hartley 1430
TWICKENHAM GAMES WON
Points for 742
Points against 397
Points difference 345
Tries scored 83
Twickenham Stadium is the Home of England Rugby. Seating an impressive 82,000 spectators, Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world. This historic venue began life as a humble cabbage patch before the RFU purchased the land for just over £5,500 in 1907. The first game was played in 1909 - a battle between local sides Harlequins and Richmond - and over 100 years later Twickenham is a popular destination. Easily accessible by road, air, train and foot, Twickenham truly is a stadium for the people. During England rugby matches you can enjoy the amazing sporting atmosphere, where ardent rugby fans sit happily alongside families and children. Banter is often exchanged between rival fans but this merely adds to the inspiring atmosphere. in Twickenham is also a very versatile venue.
Highlights of England Rugby History
October 10, 2015 - England 60-3 Uruguay
England ended their Rugby World Cup campaign with a massive win over Uruguay that saw 37-year-old No.8 Nick Easter become the oldest hat-trick scorer in the competition's history. The hosts scored ten tries in total at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, with winger Jack Nowell also grabbing a hat-trick and Anthony Watson bagging a brace in Stuart Lancaster's last match in charge.
February 6, 2016 - Scotland 9-15 England
Under new head coach Jones and with Dylan Hartley as captain, England began their 2016 RBS 6 Nations campaign with a win against Scotland at Murrayfield. George Kruis scored their first try under the new regime and Nowell's effort in the second half proved decisive. Scotland were limited to three Greig Laidlaw penalties.
February 14, 2016 - Italy 9-40 England
England won at the Stadio Olimpico, as George Ford scored their only try to give them a 11-9 lead going into the break. Joseph went on to complete a hat-trick before Owen Farrell's try under the posts rounded things off.
February 27, 2016 - England 21-10 Ireland
In Jones' first home match in charge, England led 6-3 at half-time. Ireland opened the game up early in the second half through Conor Murray's close-range try. Farrell closed the gap to a point with a penalty and the hosts turned the match around thanks to Watson going over in the corner, before Mike Brown did the same just after the hour.
March 12, 2016 - England 25-21 Wales
England made it 4 RBS 6 Nations wins out of 4 by putting their World Cup defeat by the Welsh behind them, Wales came close to equalizing in the closing stages. Watson's try and six penalties from Farrell meant the hosts led 25-7 with seven minutes left before quick-fire scores by George North and Taulupe Faletau won the match at Twickenham.
March 19, 2016 - France 21-31 England
England earned their first Grand Slam for 12 years, despite France’s tries by Danny Care and Dan Cole in the opening 19 minutes. Watson struck for the third game in a row, but 7 penalties from Maxime Machenaud kept the French in touch before Farrell slotted two.
May 29, 2016 - England 27-13 Wales
England won on Wales' third visit to Twickenham in eight months, after Wales had struck first through Rob Evans. But the hosts' line-up proved to be too powerful with tries by Luther Burrell, Watson, Ben Youngs, Jack Clifford and Marland Yarde as they prepared for their summer tour of Australia.
June 11, 2016 - Australia 28-39 England
Tries by Michael Hooper and Israel Folau left England 10-0 down after 16 minutes, but 3 penalties from Farrell, who kicked 24 points, and a score by Joseph sent them into half-time 16-13 ahead. Yarde extended the lead to 13 points early in the second half, but Australia hit back through Hooper and Tevita Kuridrani before Nowell sealed the exciting match win in Brisbane with the last play.
June 18, 2016 - Australia 7-23 England
A superb defensive effort allowed England to complete a first-ever series victory in Australian, with Hartley leading from the front by opening the scoring in Melbourne. Wallabies captain Stephen Moore struck before half-time to leave the tourists 10-7 ahead and sealed another win as Farrell got on the end of Jamie George's kick ahead.
June 25, 2016 - Australia 40-44 England
A series whitewash was completed after a stunning match in Sydney, where 9 tries were scored, as the lead changed hands six times. England won with tries from Cole, Brown, Billy Vunipola and George, with Farrell kicking another 24 points.
November 12, 2016 - England 37-21 South Africa
England’s first win over South Africa in 9 years kicked off England's Autumn series, with tries from Jonny May and Courtney Lawes key to a 20-9 half-time lead. Ford and Farrell were both set up by Youngs in the second half as England saw off the Springboks at Twickenham with consolation scores by Johan Goossen and Willie Le Roux.
November 19, 2016 - England 58-15 Fiji
England earned a dozen wins on the tun after tries from Joseph, Elliot Daly, Semesa Rokoduguni, Teimana Harrison and Joe Launchbury gave them a 33-0 lead at 26 minutes. Fiji scored 3 times on either side of half-time, but there was no chance of a comeback as Alex Goode scored before Joseph, Rokoduguni and Launchbury doubled up.
November 26, 2016 - England 27-14 Argentina
England's winning run was threatened when Daly was sent off after only 5 minutes for a dangerous tackle on Argentina's Leonardo Senatore. But after a penalty try helped them to a 16-0 lead, the hosts conceded tries either side of the break to Facundo Isa and Santiago Cordero, only for May's effort with 13 minutes to go to finish the Pumas off.
December 3, 2016 - England 37-21 Australia
A win against Australia completed England’s clean sweep in a calendar year. The Red Rose equalled the record run of 14 wins that Clive Woodward's team racked up in 2002-03. Joseph scored intercept tries in either half, with England looking strong after the break with Yarde and Youngs going over in the second half.
February 4, 2017 - England 19-16 France
England got off to a slow start in their 2017 RBS 6 Nations campaign at Twickenham, as a powerful France side held them back. France led 16-12 after an hour through Rabah Slimani's try, but England's deep bench proved key, with one of their replacements Ben Te'o snatching victory with ten minutes left and setting a new national winning record.
February 11, 2017 - Wales 16-21 England
England fought hard at the Principality Stadium, after Liam Williams' score just before half-time had cancelled out Youngs' earlier effort and put Wales 13-10 in front. Two penalties from Farrell with one from Leigh Halfpenny in between before an errant kick by Jonathan Davies on 75 minutes allowed Ford and Farrell to combine past Daly.
February 26, 2017 - England 36-15 Italy
England were caught by surprise and Italy led 10-5 at half-time after Giovanbattista Venditti's try. Care and Daly both scored to turn the match back in England's favor and after Michele Campagnaro kept the Italians in the picture, two tries by Nowell and another from Te'o earned the win.
March 11, 2017 - England 61-21 Scotland
New Zealand's record was equaled by England in a big victory over the Scots, as Joseph's hat-trick inspired them to a seven-try defeat of their oldest international opponents. Watson, Billy Vunipola and Care were also on target at Twickenham, as a second successive RBS 6 Nations title was wrapped up with one game to spare and set up the chance for back-to-back Grand Slams.
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