World Rugby replaces England-Ireland official to avoid conflict of interests

World Rugby replaces England-Ireland official to avoid conflict of interests

When asked if he thought the matter should be looked at, Jones insisted England had done nothing wrong.

Speaking on behalf of Land Rover, the long-standing supporter of rugby at all levels; from grassroots to the elite, Moody told Omnisport: "They'll be more concerned with winning at home and putting to bed those last two defeats".

Overshadowing the build-up to the 133rd meeting between rivals has been the emergence of offensive comments made by Jones in Japan previous year.

This time it will be England playing for pride in front of their home fans and intent on denying Ireland on their own turf.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is to stay at Ospreys after agreeing a new National Dual Contract (NDC) with the region and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). We expect them to do what they have been doing and that's producing big performances.

Despite losing Butchers, the Wales forwards dominated the second quarter and centre Robyn Wilkins kicked a penalty that cut France's advantage to 11 points, only for full-back Jessy Tremouliere to claim a third try just before half-time.

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"And when you step on the pitch tomorrow you're playing an England side fairly well full of some of the very best players in the world".

Hatley acknowledged Mako Vunipola takes on a greater ball-carrying responsibility in the absence of Hughes and Lawes but does not believe he is showing signs of fatigue in a gruelling season that has followed the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.

"You always have that consolation prize of the championship, but having put ourselves in this position we want to go on and achieve something special".

Hartley returns to the side after missing the 22-16 defeat by France because of a calf injury.

Ospreys rugby general manager Dan Griffiths said: "We've worked hard to ensure we have him on board for the foreseeable future in the face of, understandably, considerable interest in his services". We're excited. We are hungry, we are hungry to go out and perform, we're hungry to get a result.

"It's all growth for the team, every setback, every disappointment".

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