Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi is set to make his first start for England since 2014 after he was named in the XV by head coach Eddie Jones for the Six Nations opening clash against Ireland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
England will be without skipper Dylan Hartley for the upcoming Six Nations 2019 opener against Ireland at Aviva Stadium after the Northampton Saints' hooker failed to make sufficient recovery from a knee injury.
Live or on TV there has been numerous performances on the rugby pitch that have caught our intention. As we sat down as rugby union fans to put together our team of 2018, the TRU team discussed criteria for inclusion.
In his latest column for TRU, Josh Beaumont reflects on another important home win for Sale, the battle at the bottom, reaching a personal milestone + some of the key points from the Autumn internationals.