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The England national rugby union team represents England in men's international rugby union. They compete in the annual Six Nations Championship with France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. England have won the championship on 29 occasions – winning the Grand Slam 13 times and the Triple Crown 26 times – making them the most successful outright winners in the tournament's history. As of 15 October 2020, England are ranked second in the world by the International Rugby Board. They are currently the only team from the Northern Hemisphere to win the Rugby World Cup, having won the tournament in 2003, and have been runners-up on three other occasions.

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Matt Proudfoot praises England's knowledge and discipline ahead of Autumn Nations challenge against Ireland [Video]

Matt Proudfoot praises England's knowledge and discipline ahead of Autumn Nations challenge against Ireland

England Rugby forwards coach Matt Proudfoot speaks about his squad'spreparation for their match against Ireland in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:35Published
John Mitchell: England aim to keep smiles on faces with Georgia game [Video]

John Mitchell: England aim to keep smiles on faces with Georgia game

England Rugby defence coach John Mitchell speaks to the press ahead of histeam's Autumn Nations Cup match against Georgia on Saturday November 14.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:16Published
James Haskell boards orange tank at Parliament in campaign for gyms to stay open [Video]

James Haskell boards orange tank at Parliament in campaign for gyms to stay open

Former England rugby player James Haskell joins personal fitness influencerPaul Olima on board a bright orange tank at College Green, Westminster, tocall for gyms to remain open as England heads into a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published
Italy 5-34 England: Eddie Jones hails second half performance [Video]

Italy 5-34 England: Eddie Jones hails second half performance

England rugby coach Eddie Jones and fly half Owen Farrell hold a pressconference after the team beat Italy 34-5 in the Six Nations.

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Italy 5-34 England: Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell press conference [Video]

Italy 5-34 England: Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell press conference

England rugby coach Eddie Jones and fly half Owen Farrell hold a pressconference after the team beat Italy 34-5 in the Six Nations.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published
England v Barbarians cancelled after COVID-19 protocol breach [Video]

England v Barbarians cancelled after COVID-19 protocol breach

England's first test match in seven months is off after a number of Barbarian players breach the COVID-19 protocols.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:25Published

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